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 Post subject: BC fires
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:08 am 
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Hi HJ,
I heard that fires were in the Okanagon...are they near you at all? I hope you're safe.
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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:18 am 
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That's the list of the wildfires in our Kamloops fire district. http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Fires.asp?Mode=normal&AllFires=0&FC=5 The closest is on Oyama Lake road about 40 klicks away.
The No Smoking signs have been up in the Park since Wednesday, general BC wide state of emergency in effect since Friday.

Much worse in the Cariboo district, lots of fires started by lightning.

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Glad to hear you aren't too close and hope it doesn't come your way.
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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Since the smoke increased BIG time it's an indoors schedule today. The second of the AB Shorties arrived, quick chop and install Kadees, then clean-up the work bench and get on with things.
Since the wind is turning to North it could be a lot more smoke from the Chilcotin and Cariboo tomorrow. One day at a time!

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:46 am 
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Well I hope it doesn't get any worse for you, HJ.

Here's an interactive map showing all the fires. Some are now covering huge areas!

http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?s ... 2955244847

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:28 pm 
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Are you putting kadees on your engines,too? How's that look? ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:41 pm 
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What gets chopped are the center buffers along with the can-opener couplers.
How does it look? As if the RhB was way ahead of almost any other NG railway in Switzerland and went for automatic couplers.

A bit tight on the Tm 2/2

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Should look OK on the layout and since they are symmetrical uncoupling works just like any of the Kadees. Insert a Philips screwdriver with a slight twists.
Make sure the brakes are set on the uncoupled car(s). ;) :))

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 am 
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What number Kadees did you use.


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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:00 am 
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Hi Jan,

1833, basically intended for #1 gauge and super easy to fit on a lot of the LGB equipment, despite being designated for two axle cars. ;) :ymsmug: One of the items getting chopped ... the trip pin!!

I like the look of the smaller #1s better, but they need smooth, even track. There isn't that much allowance for wiggle, jiggle and twist. ;) :-o

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:22 pm 
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do you body mount them on the longer cars, like the Fads, haiks, or passenger cars?


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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
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Yes, basically anything that goes on the layout, except SWMBO's funky "a bit of this and a bit of that" train.
That one is very special. Powered by the Waldenburger Eurovapor engine (proto runs on 750mm track0, Barmer Mountain coach, MOB car which has different couplers on the proto than the Appenzeller car. It's a very whimsical train, we could add some gnomes, too! =)) =))

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
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A new fire sprung up down towards Kelowna, but far enough away. A few ash particles in the air this morning. Big evacuations in the main fire areas around Williams Lake. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847

Bad news since the fire conditions are now what we would have four to six weeks later. :( :( :(

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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Do you live on Kalamalka Lake? Trying to find you on the map. It's amazing when you look on that map how much of the province is on fire...it's frightening. So much beautiful wilderness.
I know several years ago during the fires, several ski resorts were in danger of being wiped out. I hope some rains come soon to help.


I have other questions about the couplers, like do you not like the trip pins for magnematic operation, or is it that with the 1 scale they just don't work on g sized cars? And what's the minimum radius for longer cars like a haik or fad with body mounted? Good to know as I move forward with planning. I like the magnetic movements, if that's not possible, I don't know if the extra expense is worth it to switch. But if you can use the pins for uncoupling, it gets around the hook and loop problem of either hand uncoupling, or having to add the unprototypical electric ones LGB makes.
Wondering if we should move the coupler discussion to a different place and keep this one for the fire situation.


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 Post subject: Re: BC fires
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Yes we're on Kal Lake (almost!), as far south as one can go in Coldstream, backing up against Kal Park about five minutes walk down to Jade Beach. We hope to get some rain, it's raining north of Prince George or it was a few days ago, raining out in Prince Rupert, but dry and hot in the southern part of the Interior! #:-s #:-s

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