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Old 12-12-2008, 22:33
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Hello,

Next week I will be going to an assessment centre to conduct a train driver examination which consists of various tests such as mechanical comprehension and 'Group-Bourdon' test. However, I am having trouble finding any additional mechanical comprehension questions online to work through. I have already tried various books, but they usually offer approx 10 questions, so would anyone else know of sites where I might be able to practice further on?

Also, has anyone every gone through the whole train driver process?

Many thanks
T.
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Old 12-12-2008, 22:57
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is this to obvious a reply or not ???
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Old 12-12-2008, 23:45
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Hello,

Next week I will be going to an assessment centre to conduct a train driver examination which consists of various tests such as mechanical comprehension and 'Group-Bourdon' test. However, I am having trouble finding any additional mechanical comprehension questions online to work through. I have already tried various books, but they usually offer approx 10 questions, so would anyone else know of sites where I might be able to practice further on?

Also, has anyone every gone through the whole train driver process?

Many thanks


T.

Good luck for next week. Although im a retired driver, I am unable to help you with what to expect. For the simple reason, we didnt go through this American idea in my day.

Im giving you a link, join; go into Drivers section, and im sure the New Drivers will only be to pleased to give you advice, and what to expect

http://www.railchat.co.uk/phpBB2/ind...5199f5c0a57d00
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Old 12-12-2008, 23:47
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My OH is in line for a train driving assessment next year some time, so I'd be interested to see what replies you get too.

Please let us know how you get on and, if possible (if it's not too cheeky), what sort of thing he should expect!

Oh, and GOOD LUCK
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Old 12-12-2008, 23:51
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I know the latter stages, which is a 6 week Rules and Regulations course. Then a 6 week traction course! Then you learn the road, where the signals are etc etc.
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Old 12-12-2008, 23:58
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I want to reply 'google' to many questions I see on DS!
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Old 13-12-2008, 00:12
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Try these guys

http://www.railwayscene.co.uk/

I think there is a forum on there also for rail employees. They should be able to help.
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Old 13-12-2008, 00:29
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Try these guys

http://www.railwayscene.co.uk/

I think there is a forum on there also for rail employees. They should be able to help.
The link that I posted, has Drivers on there. In fact all Railway Grades, and retired members!
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Old 14-12-2008, 21:06
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Good luck for next week. Although im a retired driver, I am unable to help you with what to expect. For the simple reason, we didnt go through this American idea in my day.

Im giving you a link, join; go into Drivers section, and im sure the New Drivers will only be to pleased to give you advice, and what to expect

http://www.railchat.co.uk/phpBB2/ind...5199f5c0a57d00
Many thanks for that!

I am dreading it to be honest - never thought some of the tests could be so hard! I'm trying to revise some GCSE Physics, but its just not sinking in!

T.
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Old 14-12-2008, 22:03
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Hello,

Next week I will be going to an assessment centre to conduct a train driver examination which consists of various tests such as mechanical comprehension and 'Group-Bourdon' test. However, I am having trouble finding any additional mechanical comprehension questions online to work through. I have already tried various books, but they usually offer approx 10 questions, so would anyone else know of sites where I might be able to practice further on?

Also, has anyone every gone through the whole train driver process?

Many thanks
T.
Was the job advertised to people outside the company? Or was it something only offered internally.

Only asking as i hope to become a train driver in the not too distant future.

Thanks.
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Old 14-12-2008, 23:25
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Was the job advertised to people outside the company? Or was it something only offered internally.

Only asking as i hope to become a train driver in the not too distant future.

Thanks.
This was offered externally as I am currently in my last year at Uni and I have applied to a TOC's graudate program which means I have to take this test to get, at least considered, into the program.
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Old 15-12-2008, 01:52
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i've had a 100% pass rate at this and done it 4 times, (didn't get jobs cos of medical!)
You can forget all your uni knowledge, you need basic mechanical comprehension - (nothing too advanced), concentration and awareness.
if you can hold your nerve and with a bit of luck it doesn't take a genius - saying that I got the 2nd highest score ever
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Old 15-12-2008, 15:43
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i've had a 100% pass rate at this and done it 4 times, (didn't get jobs cos of medical!)
You can forget all your uni knowledge, you need basic mechanical comprehension - (nothing too advanced), concentration and awareness.
if you can hold your nerve and with a bit of luck it doesn't take a genius - saying that I got the 2nd highest score ever
Any possible hints you can give by any chance?

T.
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Old 15-12-2008, 17:57
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Any possible hints you can give by any chance?

T.

In all honesty, any hints can be given elsewhere; where more Drivers have gone through the assessment.

But of course its up to you!
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Old 15-12-2008, 23:09
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there's no points in so called "hints" as these are proper phsycometric tests which should catch out any "cheating". you generally have to be very alert, good at memory, common sense and basic inteligence.
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Old 04-01-2009, 20:48
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Hello,

Just thought i'd give a little update. Well, thankfully I passed! It was quite tough seeing as I had not done any type of exam like that before however it was a interesting experience.

I now have my medical in a few days and am not sure what to expect!

T.
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