Apr 26, 2020 - 5:06 AM
in reply to Victoria
<< You’re just begging to get the subject line changed by a moderator aren’t you? >> Definitely not ! I just thought I could add a little extra Swiss flavour and teach prospective visitors a little German. This is almost the same as "Wo ist der Bahnhof", which people trying to find the local train station will find helpful to know. It may even impress the locals.
<< I don’t recognise that station but the bars on the lower windows are interesting. Is that to keep people out or the inmates in?>> This is not a prison and in actuality is one side of the Die Post (post office) and a kiosk attached to the Bahnhof. So yes, the bars would be to keep unwanted people out.
<< What was the inspiration for the design of the seconds hand on Swiss railway clocks? >> I am not sure about this but read that it was to symbolize the baton that a station master would raise to signal a train to depart. What I do know is that train station clocks in Switzerland supposedly re-synchronize each time that second hand gets up to the 12. I have one on my wall, a Mondaine SBB clock, but it is not a sweep-second one and it does nothing special at 12, it just ticks on. I will try to attach an animated gif that shows how the clocks pause (if necessary) when that second hand gets to 12. I once had a Swiss railway clock downloaded to my computer, which was fun.
Nope, I tried twice but the ani.gif does not attach. So I made a short video of the animated gif and uploaded it to YouTube. It will be public in about ten minutes from now at youtu.be/Bnhlq_xBvQ0. I just found a better video on YouTube: youtu.be/pr5wldILfbs.
Last modified on Apr 26, 2020 - 6:12 AM by Peterli