|Jenolan||:||Just sold my truck, apart from our farm Kelpie Oscar, that is all of the farm gone.|
|shenley||:||And best wishes to you and all our RBR friends. Peter|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the info, Larry. I hope 2020 is good for you and Helen and that life in your new location is settling down. I've just rung Norm and got the phone number, direct to his room, and his new email address. He sounded just like the "old Norm". He said he has difficulty walking these days but he can still read with the aid of a magnifying glass. He said his nursing home is excellent and he is happy where he is.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm has a new email address, anyone that needs it should contact me...|
|Jenolan||:||Just hit 40°C here ... Endolin Weather|
|Jenolan||:||To save money web site hosting has been reduced and AWS file hosting of the compendium removed|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the update, Larry. Just spoke to Norm and he sounded in good spirits. He said life in the retirement village was very good. Like you said, he misses all the great RBR days (we all do). I've now got the phone number to his room so it will be easier for me to ring him in the future. He said he had to go because Bingo was on in a few minutes.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm said he is having a lot of problems with his sight, miss all of the old crew RBR was really something grand when it was rocking|
|shenley||:||Thanks, Larry. I was wondering how Norm was getting on in the aged-care facility. I will give him a phone call soon. He said it might be difficult getting through to him now. Not surprised he has retired from RBR scenarios. Pleased he is still OK. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Heard from Norm, no more RBR... I am still pondering paying (again) for the latest Trainz and writing Activities using the terrible rule based sessions|
Take the M/U Locos from Clifford Loco to The Goldex Mine. Pick up a rake of empty coal wagons and load them.
Then couple to the other loaded rake in the centre road. Drive back to Clifford Loco and unload 2 wagons at the loco.
Then unload another 10 at Clifford Power. Then its on to Altona where you place all the empty wagons in the siding and the loco back on the train. Simple, but you have to manually uncouple the right amount of wagons at each location otherwise the signal will not come off.
BTW. Don't forget to set the handbrake before you uncouple or you may find the rear end of the train is not where you left it.
All signals and junctions will be set for you.
Climb aboard the loco and proceed to Tarrenlea Cattle Siding. Make up the train and load the wagons. The cattle wagons, 18 of them, will be checked. Drive the train to Terry's Livestock and unload. The wagons will again be checked. Shunt the train and put it away in the centre. Don't go through any RED signals. All junctions and signals will be set for you. Watch your speed as there are some very steep grades and, on occasions, you may have to apply the hand brake 'A' to stop your train sliding forward.
Lucky you. You have scored the late shift. Still, when you get home, to the little woman, the bed will be warm. Looks like you are going to have a wet night so let's get started. Climb aboard the loco an assemble the train, the rear end is in #4 road.
When the brakes are tested, you can head for Freidman Junction. Reverse your train and then it's off to Hunter. Of course you will get mixed up with other trafficand you will just have to take your turn. Such as, follow a spark from Bald Ridge to Hunter.
One good thing about that is that you will arrive at the Hunter unload site too late to unload and so the morning pilot will see to the unloading. locos can be uncoupled there and put to bed after which you can go home.
You have a nice easy job today. Drive your locos over to the yard. Pick up the 13 empty chipwagons. Take them to Aversleigh Mill and load them. When your load is checked and correct, set back into Aversleigh Yard #4 road. 7 wagons will be uncoupled there and the locos and other 6 wagons will be placed in #3 road.
That is it for the day. Simple enough for a driver of your experience.
Oh!, I forgot to tell you that you will have to follow a suburban train until Abercrombie, also the Patterson express that was in #1 platform at Hunter when you left. is right behind you so don't waste any time.
The factory at Jindowee is almost out of diesel, so your job today is to pick up the loaded diesel wagons at Ashburn and deliver them to Jindowee.
Once you are there you can pick up a spare loco and bring the wagons loaded with general goods back to Ashburn.
Sorry about the weather
All signals and junctions will be set for you.
Have a good day.