Toot- I believe when you have mixed power or what they call foreign power, one railroad owes another time so they make it up with using power.
Well DANG Karl, it's about time! I bet they didn't even give you guys any face masks or other PPE. Hoping you got out of there "clean"...... Even though I am termed essential my underlying health issues (hypertension, diabetes and stroke) and the wifes (asthmatic) and #4 son (asthmatic and just getting over a bout of C-Diff) I have elected to take myself out of the rat race until further notice.
Yes, paying back horsepower hours. Several of MRL's SD40-2XR's seem to do that for BNSF quite regularly, with #250 I featured a few days ago, only just returning from that duty. Presumably they're paying back for hours that BNSF has lent locos to MRL, although I've never found out for what. Maybe it's in lieu of lease payments. (MRL leases the old NP mainline from BNSF since 1987 until 2047. BNSF maintains overhead rights).Toot- I believe when you have mixed power or what they call foreign power, one railroad owes another time so they make it up with using power.
Those trailers came as a bonus surprise when I purchased Larry the old fart's vehicle collection when he left the hobby a few years ago. I believe that I also have a dozen. I was actually thinking along the same lines, using a couple in a campground scene and most in a trailer sales lot. I still have a couple of his cars that have trailer hitches that would work in the campground. That is the presumptive location for the sales lot, where there will be an off-layout road in front of it.Willie- In the lower left corner of your picture are several camping trailers. What are your plans for those trailers?
Are you thinking of a camp ground or maybe a trailer sales lot? I have about 12 similar trailers and cannot decide how to use them.
Back at work and hopefully a quieter day. I knew there was a software upgrade that happened after hours on one of our systems Fridady night. Well, the person responsible and getting all the status and how to reconnect to the program decided to work from home and then sleep late becuse she could. Guess who starts getting called with the problems because she couldn't be bothered to pass the information we'd need. After finally receiving copies of the emails from the vendor and getting the bulk of the issues resolved, she finally makes contact with the vendor stating we're having issues with getting on the program and needs an immediate update, 6 hours after the issues are finally resolved. How about checking with the IT folks you dumped this on before screaming at the vendor because you're reading emails that are at least 8 hours old?
She's also the one you don't want to be in meetings with because at the end when they ask if there are any questions, she needs it to be explained a second time.....Seems every place I've worked you have at least one in the room. You're screaming in your head for them to shut up! Sorry for the rant.
One the train side, I have pictures of my control shelf. It needs work yet, but at least I'm getting there.
Kind of the layout I'm thinking of. Turnout controls above the selectors I've laid out.
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Next 2 are in the approximate position of the controls.
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I have to open the middle section up a little so as I run wires I can get my big hands inside, get it painted and mounted, and I should be good to go. I'm heading to Lowe's over lunch to get the wood screws and shelf brackets. I also need holes in the flat control section for the DC controller wires. All out of scrap 1/2" plywood.
On a side question, on the right side of the last picture you can see the gap where the sections come together. How would you fill those? The occurred due the bench work being dismantled and stored for a while before being reassembled in a slightly different pattern 4 years ago. I'm thinking sheet rock tape with a little bit of joint compound as other tape may become loose over the years.
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