Storytime with Charlie

Charlie Mar 31, 2007

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    DPU control depends on continuous perfect communication with zero loss of signals and circuit reliability. Anyone who watches over-the-air TV or uses a computer knows this is never perfect. I remember a photo showing six semi-circular pockets where the rails had melted down to the foot because the DPU didn't get the message to get out of Run-8 when the train stopped. The wheels still turned at max power with the DPU stopped and melting the rails.

    Not saying a DPU communication failure happened here, but it probably is one of the first places that will be looked at.
     
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  2. gjslsffan

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    Just curious. Is this territory signaled?
     
  3. Mr. Train

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    I am here now and then mostly using Tap... something see now I forgot that too. Good thing it's an app on my phone. Always looking forward to your stories Charlie as I am living only a couple blocks from the Old C&I.
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    Hello Gang,
    I am now on my annual Lenten Hiatus. i will be back sometime after Easter as we will be vacationing over Easter Holiday. Be good to each other, Stay healthy. Let me know what you would like to read stories about. See Ya'll later.
     
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  5. Charlie

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    Well... I'm back. We had a great time on vacation. We spent 10 days on Kauai at a condo in Princeville. Haven't been there for YEARS and things have changed quite a bit. I did get some railfanning done. A portion of the narrow gauge sugar cane railroad still exists and they offer a short ride and explanation of the sugar cane and fruit growing business on the island(there is NO sugar cane save for the demonstration garden)There used to be 48,000 acres of sugar cane on Kauai!!
     
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Welcome back Charlie. Sounds like you had a fun time. Would be cool to see some pics of that narrow gauge sugar cane operation if you feel like sharing them.
     
  7. Kurt Moose

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    Love Kauai! Been there twice, stay in Kapaa usually.

    Very relaxing!:cool:
    Welcome back!
     
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  8. Charlie

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    I think my son-in-law took some pix. He is going to make me a DVD of the trip. I'll let you know when I have more info.
     
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