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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 12:21 am
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Tony M
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Morning John we are still copping flooding up here mainly Logan  and Albert rivers but Rockhampton is bracing   for record flooding to hit Rocky Wednesday.
We had miner flooding mainly from run off neighbours yard, pergola drain couldn't cope, flay I put the modules up high.
What's the weather like where you are cooling down.
Tony from flooded SE/QLD



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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 01:41 am
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As a suggestion guys for wire,try using security cable,it comes in a cable of 4 conductor or 6 conductor coloured multi stranded wires.Easy to bend  and solder.Can be bought from electrical whole seller or try your local alarm company ,they usually throw away the scraps(usually 3 or 4 metres or more)..........Robert....it's been a long time since I was using the strippers,they are very handy ...............Peter

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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 03:15 am
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Hi Peter,Bob, what about data wire the is a Hole sale mob in Ipswich that sells that wire and speaker wire which I am thinking about using.

Years back I found a Recycle. shop in Brisbane that sold off cut wire and Jar Car sell that cable you are talking about.

Those rolls of wire I bought a few years back, the wire strands are silver colour and sometimes hard to solder I prefer  the brass wire strands easy to solder.

I bought from Bunning an Irwin wire stripper the best tool ever for the hobby perfect for stripping the bus wire to solder feeder wires, I recommend  it worth the money.


Tony.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 11:01 pm
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I seem to be missing a post ??

Tony I use wire salvaged from old mains extension leads for both my layouts bus wire. Droppers are whatever is on hand, usually from scrap multicore.


Peter, what year did you join? I started in 69!

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Bob

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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 11:20 pm
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Robert,I started at Tooronga (Melb)(T.I.T.) in 1969,must have been a good year.:2t:......Peter



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Definitely a good year. :>)
I went to the brand new North Sydney school.
In the late 70's I was wandering far from the tourist areas in Brindisi in Southern Italy and decide to grab a coffee at a cafe. hearing Aussie voices from the table nearby I joined them to compare notes, turned out the husband joined in 69 in Perth as a T.I.T. too.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 08:58 am
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HI Bob, being on a budget I buy what I can get cheap, I like to used heaver bus wire not what you are using, I just worked it out today I have 15 blocks on the first stage of the layout.

What are you and Peter talking about the year you were in school, 1969 I was in grade 9 in a High school  Brisbane south suburb, didn't finish grade 10, I have a loco with the running number 70

My best year didn't happen to a Deckard later when I married my wife, that Deckard had its ups and downs .
Nice day here, great day working on the layout finishing a second module wire panel.

Tony,

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Tony, Peter and I are talking about the year we first joined the PMG as Technicians in Training (TIT's). The Post Master Generals Dept. provided the phone systems, mail,and overseas communication links.
They were divided up in the early 70's into several separate depts and sold off over the years. Telstra is the vague remnant of the section we worked for.
The PMG had their own education schemes just like the navy,air force, etc. They had schools in all the capitals. Sydney had 3 with one at Strathfield incorporating the linesman school plus 2 others for certain post graduation courses. The year I joined they signed on 600 in NSW. The basic course was 5 years, attrition was high as the pass mark was set higher than 50%. They told us if we failed we could apply to do another exam, but no one had ever passed one :>)
It was considered a prime job for life at the time. Just about every town held the entrance exams, with males from 16 up applying.
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Ahhh,the good old days, strowger, se50, X -bar and uni selectors,if it moved you could fix it....Peter



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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 09:12 am
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Ahhh, the days when it was made here.
I even progressed to a pyramid board :>0

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