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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:02 pm

Finding 443 on the O'bahn without using Transit Times.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Diesel_MAN » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:43 pm

TA3001 wrote:It can be at Mount Barker one day, and Aldgate the next. There's no specific time in which it stays at either.

Vehicles are regularly rotated between Edinburgh North and Pooraka, as well as Lonsdale and Seaford. So who knows, it could have done an 863 on an Aldagte shift, and then an 838 on an MB shift.

Just a pity it doesn't work this way with Torrrens :evil:

It's not a bad thing if it means more good buses don't end up at a certain depot that has a rather large portion of unprofessional drivers who don't care about following the already loose timetables.

TA3001 wrote:Finding 443 on the O'bahn without using Transit Times.

I did that the first time I saw 443 on an O-Bahn shift last year. It's great when it happens.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Hawkeye » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:15 pm

When a fair few of stop buttons on board Lonsdale's 2586 aren't working and out of my kindness, I dedicate the rest of the trip for pressing a button that works for people who were having issues :P
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:03 pm

Hawkeye wrote:When a fair few of stop buttons on board Lonsdale's 2586 aren't working and out of my kindness, I dedicate the rest of the trip for pressing a button that works for people who were having issues :P

That's a CB80 for ya :wink: :twisted: :roll:

What made me happy today was one of my driver mates doing the 17:05 822, so I jumped on and captured heaps of photos in interesting locations. :D
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby busrider » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:57 pm

Perhaps people weren't pressing the buttons correctly? Those big round buttons in the earlier CB80s aren't actually wired to anything, the sound they emit when pressed (correctly) is picked up by a microphone which triggers the next-stop bell and light. Rattling a set of keys can also set it off, along with many other high-pitched noises.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Hawkeye » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:49 am

busrider wrote:Perhaps people weren't pressing the buttons correctly? Those big round buttons in the earlier CB80s aren't actually wired to anything, the sound they emit when pressed (correctly) is picked up by a microphone which triggers the next-stop bell and light. Rattling a set of keys can also set it off, along with many other high-pitched noises.

Nah, they were all pressing it correctly. Certainly an issue with the handful of buttons on board the bus, as I was pressing my button the same way they were with their faulty buttons. It was Lonsdale's CB80 #2586 :cry:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 pm

Is it possible their finger/hand was covering the hole behind the button? That stops the "clever" device from working (speaking from experience here, try it next time you're on a CB80).
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby GazzaOak » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:22 am

Using the $2.50 opal sunday to catch pokemon haha
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:56 pm

Getting photos a a ride (albeit short) on bus 421, the oldest bus in revenue service with the Adelaide Metro :mrgreen:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:08 pm

It was WARM! 22degrees and sunny. Yay, summer is coming. :) No more rain, clouds and cold weather. That is until Thursday at least....
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:18 pm

Winning a 1970s Victa on Ebay for $20.50. It has the relatively rare 125cc motor.
Similarly styled to the one in my avitar - but different colours. Happy mowing! :lol:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:13 pm

Swift's new avatar:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:29 pm

Obtaining the original style grass catcher for the vintage Victa mower I just bought.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:03 pm

Riding, recording and photographing bus 3310 on a weekend. Seems like it was the only interesting bus out today, possibly minus 3311 which I passed twice while on 3310.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:11 pm

Getting my leaner's permit.

First time, with 41/42 questions correct.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:26 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Getting photos a a ride (albeit short) on bus 421, the oldest bus in revenue service with the Adelaide Metro :mrgreen:


What made me happy today was getting photos, a recoridng and a ride on bu 422, the oldest bus in revenue service with the Adelaide Metro (since 421 has been removed). And it was a longish ride as well, not a piss-short one. :mrgreen:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby nbus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:39 pm

The New Kmart ad on TV. Good work Kmart. :D
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:33 pm

Seeing for myself again why MAN SL202 CNG 1638 stands out to me a lot more than many of the others, when I was starting to think it was a dull unit (again...)
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Shoudy Chen » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:06 pm

Doing some driving :)
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Hawkeye » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:47 pm

Meeting 2 fellow board members for the first time, and also seeing another familiar face!

Also 'accidentally' running into a few other familiar drivers, great seeing drivers who you know ;)

No need to mention any names, as you should all know who you are.. :P
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby captainch » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:11 pm

came home from hospital today & postal delivery guy was delivering parcels on a sunday I received 4 models I was waiting for! & was my last dose of kemo! best xmas present ever the marter hospital in Townsville like other hospitals can not do enough foryou the night shift went home at 11p.m & were back at 6am bruight & happy god bless them.! :D :D
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby scott » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:14 pm

Seeing a young cafe worker helping out someone in a wheelchair, she went way beyond the call of duty, assisting the lady to a table, and treating her like a VIP. Wish there were more young people like her.

Kudos also to another young McDonalds worker, who showed great concern towards me when I had the misfortune of having a nose bleed, while sitting down to a coffee, during my lunch break, she assisted me with tissues, and offered to get me a fresh coffee, but thankfully it stopped fairly quickly and it was still quite warm.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Shoudy Chen » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:57 pm

Aussies taking an unlikely victory over Pakistan on Day 5 at the MCG.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:16 pm

Finally getting power back after 111 hours without it. Not joking, it was 111 hours.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:34 pm

Renewable energy at it's best, while we willingly sell our prized black coal to "Choina".
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