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'[OT]: State of roads, was Dude'
2002\11\22@174111 by Jinx

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> If you think Auckland roads are junk, you should try English roads :))
>
> There have been signs put up on some by County Councils
> declaiming any responsibility for damage, as they are just so
> short of funds to repair them, and central government ties their
> hands so tight when it comes to levying local rates that they
> cannot hardly achieve anything

It's not only the state of the road though. Apart from drains and
manhole covers all the crap ends up at the side. Gravel, dust,
glass, paper cups, bits of metal, hubcaps, bottles......... I'm
amazed I've not had a puncture yet. Some roads are diabolical
when you examine them in detail as you do on a bike. Pavements
aren't much better. Gt North Rd, Symonds St, Dominion Rd, all
had many major works over the years, very bumpy

Came across a new unexpected hazard on the road the other morning
about 2am. Coming back from a late-night trip to Woolworths and
two houses passed me on truck-and-trailer units. Wrong side of the
road, through red lights. What was funny though was the second one
clipped all the road signs on traffic islands. ptang, ptang,ptang, ptang,
must have got every single one of them. They were all bent in half but
soemone's been around and had a go at straightening them

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2002\11\22@203120 by Brent Brown

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> Came across a new unexpected hazard on the road the other morning
> about 2am. Coming back from a late-night trip to Woolworths and two
> houses passed me on truck-and-trailer units. Wrong side of the road,
> through red lights. What was funny though was the second one clipped
> all the road signs on traffic islands. ptang, ptang,ptang, ptang, must
> have got every single one of them. They were all bent in half but
> soemone's been around and had a go at straightening them

My dad sold a house for removal this week so we watched it leave.
Amazing to watch, one load was 11m wide. They clipped some of those
small arrow signs but they (mostly) bounce back. The lights on a pole
at pedestrian crossings have a bolt at the bottom that they take out
and then it hinges down flat. Give way signs get pulled up and
replanted after. Guys busy everywhere, racing ahead dropping poles,
pushing up power lines, checking clearences, putting things back into
shape afterward. The trailer was cool though. Self leveling
hydraulic. PIC in there? Manual control to raise/lower/tilt. Power
pack on the trailer runs it all. I'm sure they could do with some
remote cameras so the driver can see what's happening at the sides
and on top.

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2002\11\22@211757 by Russell McMahon

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> ... Coming back from a late-night trip to Woolworths.

Those from other climes may think you have returned to your sheep fixation
:-)



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2002\11\22@212625 by Andy Kunz

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At 03:09 PM 11/23/02 +1300, you wrote:
>> ... Coming back from a late-night trip to Woolworths.
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>Those from other climes may think you have returned to your sheep fixation
>:-)

Some things never change..... <sigh>

Hey, I got my monster project Stage 1 done.  I had to respin the board to
take a 18F6720 simply to have room for the user menus, but now I'll be
adding USB (FTDI style) to it mostly as an experiment for the next project.

Andy

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2002\11\22@231947 by Josh Koffman

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What monster project? :)

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Andy Kunz wrote:
> Hey, I got my monster project Stage 1 done.  I had to respin the board

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2002\11\22@232244 by Josh Koffman

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Did the plop down jacks at the corners of the house to raise it high
enough to get the trailer underneath? How fast did they travel? Did it
seem like the self leveling could compensate for high rates of travel?

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2002\11\23@055450 by Peter L. Peres

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On Sat, 23 Nov 2002, Jinx wrote:

*>Came across a new unexpected hazard on the road the other morning
*>about 2am. Coming back from a late-night trip to Woolworths and
*>two houses passed me on truck-and-trailer units. Wrong side of the
*>road, through red lights. What was funny though was the second one
*>clipped all the road signs on traffic islands. ptang, ptang,ptang, ptang,
*>must have got every single one of them. They were all bent in half but
*>soemone's been around and had a go at straightening them

Ah. I understand that your electrical distribution is of the buried
kind ;-)

Peter

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2002\11\23@070108 by Jinx

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> Ah. I understand that your electrical distribution is of the buried
> kind ;-)

Not in the older suburbs - still plenty of poles to jump out and
hit motorists. Sometimes entertaining. A couple of years ago
I was idly gawping out the window and the crossbar fell off the
power pole just across the road, taking the wires with it (which
I'm guessing are 11,000V). Spectacular, but alas over far too
quickly.  A couple of streets blacked out for a while right on
dinner time, which wasn't so good. Surprised it stayed up there
so long actually, thoroughly rotten piece of wood

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2002\11\23@142931 by Brent Brown

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> Did the plop down jacks at the corners of the house to raise it high
> enough to get the trailer underneath? How fast did they travel? Did it
> seem like the self leveling could compensate for high rates of travel?

Yeah they jacked the whole house up and backed the trailer
underneath. The trailer goes down pretty low though, maybe 1m or so,
and up to maybe 2m or so The first bit was interesting as the house
had to come down a fairly steep slope to the road. As the truck unit
turned to line up with the street the house kind of wobbled left and
right a bit as the trailer silently adjusted itself. The trailer had
3 sets of small wheels near the back, on a fairly narrow wheelbase.
The wheels came down to match the slope. I guess it must use load
sensors on each wheel and the control system aims to keep the load
balanced. I was a little surprised how quick they drove down the
slope, their only concern the back corner of the house scraping the
bank when the wheels got down onto the flat.

My guess is the self levelling is designed to be realtively slow,
perhaps even switching off above a certain speed considering it's
use. Got up to probably 30kmh down a 4 lane piece of road with no
obstacles. They had 80km to travel and said it would take 5 or 6
hours (avg = 15kmh). Quite fast considering the house previously had
only moved an inch or two in 80 years!

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2002\11\23@160408 by Josh Koffman

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Um, I'm guessing the house had no basement? The self leveling sounds
interesting. I wonder how much hysterisis is built in to keep from a
rocking house. How much of the travel time do you think was to allow for
the movement of obstacles and such?

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2002\11\23@220649 by Brent Brown

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> Um, I'm guessing the house had no basement? The self leveling sounds
> interesting. I wonder how much hysterisis is built in to keep from a
> rocking house. How much of the travel time do you think was to allow
> for the movement of obstacles and such?

Yep, single level house with wooden floor, mounted on piles. Typical
old character -style construction of houses here. I should have
talked to the operator a bit more to see how the control system
really worked. I was impressed by how effortlessly it could
raise/lower/tilt, and also how quietly it did it.

Most of the obstacles would be in the city, less out on the country
roads I imagine. Cost NZ$30,000 to relocate, which would include re-
assembling of all the pieces at the other end, putting it on new
piles, getting it facing the right way etc.

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