Anybody seen such a trig before?

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Anybody seen such a trig before?

Post by MavEtJu » 18 April 17 6:30 pm

See http://imgur.com/a/dQKEv for the pictures. S 34 03.925 E 151 02.644 is the coordinates.

On SIX maps this doesn't show up on as being a trig, however on OSM it does show up as such. And further, the road it's called Loftus Trig Trail (but Loftus Ridge Trail on Google Maps and SIX maps).

Personally I think it's more an observation tower (you can see the climbing steps (taken off) and the area to stand in) but they don't match the ones I know from (dutch :-) knowledge.

Anyway, who wants to give their two cents on it?

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Re: Anybody seen such a trig before?

Post by Tuena » 18 April 17 8:30 pm

It's a prop from Star Wars. I can't recall which episode but you can see an observer in the foreground standing in it. I liked the first three (1977 onwards) so probably one of those.


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Re: Anybody seen such a trig before?

Post by CraigRat » 19 April 17 10:05 am

THATS what it reminds me of! Good find! :lol:

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Post by MavEtJu » 19 April 17 10:46 am

The Star Wars Universe is a great mix-up of obsolete technology and incredible stupidity and these kind of structures are exactly what is proving my point.

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Post by J_&_J » 19 April 17 7:12 pm

What's in the canister at the top of the tower? Looks like the mother of all GPS receivers!

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Post by Tuena » 19 April 17 7:36 pm

His lunch.

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Post by MavEtJu » 19 April 17 9:58 pm

J_&_J wrote:What's in the canister at the top of the tower? Looks like the mother of all GPS receivers!
It looked like a metal cover. I threw a stone against it and it jiggled a little bit. I mean if you would throw a stone against it then it should have jiggled a bit.

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Post by J_&_J » 19 April 17 10:39 pm

Ah, who hasn't thrown a rock at an unlisted trig to see if it's real?

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Post by MavEtJu » 20 April 17 10:36 am

I think I'm going to fix the OSM version, the Sutherland Shire maps show it as a fire watch tower.

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Post by CraigRat » 20 April 17 3:51 pm

Wouldn't be a pleasant day up there, not a lot of room to move from the looks of it.

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Post by MavEtJu » 20 April 17 8:00 pm

CraigRat wrote:Wouldn't be a pleasant day up there, not a lot of room to move from the looks of it.
I don't get it neither...

This is how one in the forest near where I lived (.nl) looked like: https://us.123rf.com/450wm/ints/ints150 ... .jpg?ver=6

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Re: Anybody seen such a trig before?

Post by GammaPiSigma » 21 April 17 11:32 am

Definitely a fire tower. On the top (under the cover) will be a compass to get a bearing for triangulating the fire.

But seriously, what is the point of a fire tower in the RNP, on the edge of a city. They could have a chopper over the fire in minutes. Just weird.

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Post by MavEtJu » 21 April 17 9:23 pm

GammaPiSigma wrote:But seriously, what is the point of a fire tower in the RNP, on the edge of a city. They could have a chopper over the fire in minutes. Just weird.
The bars to climb up are cut off, it's not in use anymore.
Something about a bygone era thingie.

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Re: Anybody seen such a trig before?

Post by Dik: » 25 April 17 10:52 am

If it is anything to do with surveying I would imagine the box on the top contains a mount for a theodolite. Probably constructed to get a view to other trigs over the trees. Normal trigs would have a point on the ground under the tower to erect a tripod & theodolite.

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