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Paul R - Posted - 05/31/2022:  22:27:49


Good dark and early morning from warm Kingston, Ontario. It's 19C now, and should be 21C under showery skies later. Yesterday I hadn't gone far on my bicycle ride when I got a flat. I didn't feel like fixing it at the side of the road, so I was able to walk home, and leisurely fixed it after dinner. Then I got instruments ready for today's rehearsal. Here's a painting of a barn done by Group of Seven member Arthur Lismer.



Have a great day! (Don't fall flat!)


Edited by - Paul R on 06/01/2022 19:16:02


janolov - Posted - 05/31/2022:  23:36:39


Good morning from Sweden.





 

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/31/2022:  23:42:52


G’mornin’ all you tailpiece caressers. It 42 minutes east of midnight here,, the day promises to be mostly sunny with temps hovering near the 68 degree mark.

Not much news around here other than the street sweeping machines are just finishing up their spring duties. Have a superb day.


Edited by - chuckv97 on 05/31/2022 23:44:53



 

OM45GE - Posted - 06/01/2022:  03:23:12


Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone. It’s a cloudy and cool day with a few showers lurking about.



 

Helix - Posted - 06/01/2022:  04:42:20


We have a full skyfield, we watched the meteor shower.

Owen - Posted - 06/01/2022:  09:04:31


Good morning from beautiful west-central MB.   Nice and sunny, light wind and already into double digits [celsius].   yes



Hope everybody has a good day.



Chuck, your pic reminds me of a summer job*, 'way back.  A couple of times a summer we'd get to ride the "gas car" to Cranberry Portage or Sherridon.  It was similar to this one, 'cept no fancy-schmancy top.  It had "sweepers" to knock detonators off the track before they knocked the car off the track [I don't know whether that last bit was for real, or more to impress us impressionable rookies]. I never saw them in action.... you can see one in the "up" position in this pic... a bit of conveyor belting on an adjustable arm. 



Detonator (railway) - WikipediaThe Speeder – A motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads around the  world by track inspectors to transport work crews and equipment



Reverse was accomplished by running the engine "backwards" ... could be done by shutting it down, and then timing the restart [magneto spark ??] to the precise moment the engine took it's last gasp rotating in one direction and the compression [without spark] would start the backward revs.   



Thanks for the reminisce.



* = with Fisheries Research at Hemming Lake.  Unless BrianT [or anybody else more knowledgeable than me] chimes in and clarifies/corrects my version ^^, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!   

OM45GE - Posted - 06/01/2022:  18:13:25


quote:

Originally posted by Owen

Good morning from beautiful west-central MB.   Nice and sunny, light wind and already into double digits [celsius].   yes



Hope everybody has a good day.



Chuck, your pic reminds me of a summer job*, 'way back.  A couple of times a summer we'd get to ride the "gas car" to Cranberry Portage or Sherridon.  It was similar to this one, 'cept no fancy-schmancy top.  It had "sweepers" to knock detonators off the track before they knocked the car off the track [I don't know whether that last bit was for real, or more to impress us impressionable rookies]. I never saw them in action.... you can see one in the "up" position in this pic... a bit of conveyor belting on an adjustable arm. 



Detonator (railway) - WikipediaThe Speeder – A motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads around the  world by track inspectors to transport work crews and equipment



Reverse was accomplished by running the engine "backwards" ... could be done by shutting it down, and then timing the restart [magneto spark ??] to the precise moment the engine took it's last gasp rotating in one direction and the compression [without spark] would start the backward revs.   



Thanks for the reminisce.



* = with Fisheries Research at Hemming Lake.  Unless BrianT [or anybody else more knowledgeable than me] chimes in and clarifies/corrects my version ^^, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!   






I used to work for a guy who has one of those service cars. He calls them putt putts. He belongs to a group who takes them to abandoned rail lines all over the country. Here's a photo of his on the back of a custom truck he built to haul it around.



 
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