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    well ole SK is off to Santa Fe NM and Colorado Springs for the holiday. Will be eating food like a hog in Santa Fe, wife spending our money at Galleries in SF, playing in a golf tournament at USAF Academy north of COS, do some rock hounding in the Rockies, and go to a 3D Fun Fly at Pikes Peak RC club. Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July. For me second only to Xmas.

    God Bless

    SK
    MSEE, PE

  • #2
    Happy Birthday America !!
    My most favorite holiday.

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    • #3
      I've got a brutal plan for the holidays
      Saturday: staged gunfight in a parade, 107F forecast, then another gunfight later that afternoon, only 99F
      Then on the 4th, another parade & gunfights, followed by train robberies every 30 min forecast temps only 85F
      http://blackbartgunfighters.com/
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      || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
      || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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      • #4
        I actually do not have anything planned for the holiday but will probably be dragged to someplace by my family. You all have some fun now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
          I've got a brutal plan for the holidays
          Saturday: staged gunfight in a parade, 107F forecast, then another gunfight later that afternoon, only 99F
          Then on the 4th, another parade & gunfights, followed by train robberies every 30 min forecast temps only 85F
          http://blackbartgunfighters.com/
          Brings new meaning to the phrase "Hotter than a 2 dollar pistol".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
            I've got a brutal plan for the holidays
            Saturday: staged gunfight in a parade, 107F forecast, then another gunfight later that afternoon, only 99F
            Then on the 4th, another parade & gunfights, followed by train robberies every 30 min forecast temps only 85F
            Sounds great! Do you have a steam train locomotive? Ever see WESTWORLD? Bruce Roe

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            • #7
              Yep, it's a steam engine, and yes, we are trying to avoid Westworlding the state..
              https://rootsofmotivepower.com/categ...am-locomotive/
              7comingout.jpg

              And then the Skunk train that goes by our house (1 property boundary is RR tracks )
              It's like living in a train museum here - I love it
              Skunk2016.jpg

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              Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
              || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
              || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

              solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
              gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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              • #8
                Happy 4th of July - My wife bought me a 10lb brisket... Haven't made a brisket since I moved to CA almost 3yr ago, can't find them in the regular grocery stories, had to get it from a butcher. But we're doing the 4th, TEXAS STYLE.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mike90250
                  Yep, it's a steam engine, and yes, we are trying to avoid Westworlding the state..
                  Those are wonderful, look at those skinny rails. Diesels are very efficient, but no romance there. Haven't
                  see one working commercially since 1950. We need to keep a few of those going so people can see
                  where we came from. As long as they have proper safety equipment upgrades, run them. Those that
                  don't, put in a museum. The industrial revolution and the railroads were the tools to build the USA.
                  Bruce Roe

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                  • #10
                    I got to drive into Old Town Sac to get me Steam Fix.

                    steamer.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Roots has about 4 running steam locomotoves, full gauge tracks all around here - big engines make tracks look skinny, and other steam gear - shovels, donkeys, steam rollers. Like being in a candy store !
                      Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
                      || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
                      || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

                      solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                      gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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