• Keep Your Train On Track With The Correct Model Train Track

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    July 16, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    All trains must have a track to run on. Therefore; it is very important that when you build a model train track layout that you use the right track for the right job. If you are modeling in the steam era, you will need a turn table or a Y track to turn your locomotive around. Diesel Electric locomotive can run in any direction. When it comes to the radius of the curves is all comes down to the gauge you are modeling.
    When modeling in N gauge track, the main line curves should have at least a radius of 11.25″. The larger the radius the better the locomotives will negotiate the turns, especially at full speed. If the curves are too tight the locomotive could bind or even derail.
    Now let”s look at HO scale train track. If you are modeling in steam all 4-8-4 engines need at least a 22″ radius. Also the 2-8-4 and 2-10-4″s need at least 22″ radius. The 2-8-0s, 2-6-2s, 0-6-0s, and 4-4-0s locomotives must have a minimum radius of 18″. Most of the diesel electric locomotives in HO gauge must have at least a radius of 18″, except for the EMD DDX40AX must have at least a 22″ radius. Also, most switchers in HO gauge can negotiate a 15″ radius curve.
    The O gauge tracks are not measured by radius, but by diameter. For example, 0-27 means the track has a 27″ diameter. Most O gauge street cars can handle an 0-27 curve. The PA-1, E7, General Electric Dash 9, Fairbands-Moses, U33C, FP45, SD45, SD90, and General Electric Amtrak locomotive all need an O-31 diameter curve. Whereas, the FA-1, F7, F3, Baldwin Shark, GP9, General Electric Dash 9, GP38, Bl2, NW-2, General Electric 44 Ton, locomotives all need an O-27 diameter curve. Now let”s look at the steam locomotive track diameter curves. The 4-8-4,2-8-4 locomotive can negotiate a O-31 diameter curve. Whereas, the 4-6-4 locomotive really needs an O-42 curve diameter track to negotiate the curve without any problem.
    The G gauge or Large Scale trains need at least a 4″ diameter curve. Theses radius are the minimum for the locomotive that is operating on that track. Even though, this is the recommended minimum curve, you can always model your train track in a larger radius that will make the trains look even more realistic. Also, just because the locomotive can negotiate the curves you have to take into consideration that some long passenger cars may need a larger radius than the locomotive. Remember to make your track look realistic you must ballast the track and install culverts and ditches so that the water can be carried away from the rails. You also need to make sure that you have great electrical connection on your entire track to keep your trains running smoothly as they should. As always remember the main thing is to always have fun when it comes to building your model train layout.

    Thanks,
    Steve Barnett

  • Amsterdam Offers Excellent Transportation Services

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    July 15, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Hotels in Amsterdam number in the hundreds. These range from the cheapest of the cheap to the most expensive of the expensive five-stars. You can find a suitable hotel in most any part of the city where you want to stay. This includes the airport area where several accommodations are situated. Hotels in Amsterdam are also available in the form of mom and pop hotels as well as apartments.

    Before going to your hotel, if you arrive at the Schiphol Airport, you will want to spend some time just enjoying the Schiphol Plaza. There you will find an array of businesses where you can purchase most anything you are interested in as well as visit a number of restaurants and beverage outlets. There is also an interesting open-air observation deck on top of the passenger terminal building.

    The Schiphol Airport has three different terminals. Each one is located in a single passenger terminal building. The airport ranks high for the postings on signs along with symbols which help the visitor to navigate through the facility. You will generally find the ground staff to be helpful and courteous. The airport also offers a number of services for the disabled traveller which includes transportation to go from one area to another.

    The airport also offers two Holland Casinos. There is a communication centre in two of the lounges which also includes Wi-Fi. If you have children you can take them to the area between Gates E and F. There you will find a children’s play area that will be very entertaining for the young ones.

    The airport is located close to the centre of Amsterdam. There are a number of ways you can leave the airport and arrive downtown in a short period of time. Once you have secured your luggage you need to go to Schiphol Plaza. Next, follow the different signs that are posted for trains, taxis, shuttle buses, or a car rental. The train is not only the cheapest it is also the most convenient way to travel downtown. The train operates 24 hours a day. It is about a 15 minute ride to downtown. There is also a shuttle bus available. It services 100 city hotels. You also have your choice of renting a taxi or riding in a limousine.

    There is no doubt that once you depart from the airport and then leave for one of the hotels in Amsterdam that you have many adventures in the days ahead.

  • Options for Senior Citizen Transportation

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    July 15, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    There are many options for senior citizens who need to get around and are not able. A lot of senior citizens do not drive once they hit a certain age for many reasons. It could be lack of vision, medical problems, or just fear. Every senior citizen goes through his stage, if your senior is unable to drive and you dont have the time; Palo Alto home care its here to help!

    Some cities have public transportation. This may involve a bus that picks one up at certain scheduled locations. This is often a cheap option costing the person very little out of pocket. There may even be a specific senior shuttle that picks up seniors at their home. Most major cities have these and even some smaller ones as well. A lot of churches also provide a service of transporting senior citizens to their appointments and to run errands. The church will provide this service for free most of the time. If you prefer your senior to drive a public transportation for healthy or safety reasons Palo Alto elder care will accompanied your elder.

    Another option is to rely on family members and friends. Most people have kids and grandkids that are able to help out with shopping and chauffeuring when they are available. If a senior citizen and a family member can work out their schedules to coincide with both needs this works out to be a great option. One could also pay a teen or college student who is looking for a little extra money to drive them around. This can be beneficial to both parties.

    Motorized wheelchairs have come a long way in recent years. If one lives near stores they can get around by a motorized wheelchair. This gives the senior citizen more independence as they do not have to rely on others as much. The wheelchairs are easy to maintain and control and are best used in areas with sidewalks.

    Senior citizens do not have to be stuck in their homes all the time. They are able to get out and do normal things even if they do not drive. There are so many more options now as the senior community tends to grow. Family, friends, community services, and motorized wheelchairs are all options for a person to get around and gain some independence as they perform routine errands. When it all fails, and you want your senior parent close to you at home, but can provide the driving Palo Alto in home care, will provide it for you.

  • American Pit Bull Terrier Training How To Train An Aggressive Dog

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    July 14, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Aggressive Pit Bulls can become a very serious problem if not dealt with in a proper manner. New laws exist that state if a dog bites or attacks someone, the dogs owner will be held responsible and the dog put down. This is just another reason that Pit Bull owners should invest the time and energy to properly train their dogs.

    There are many different reasons why a Pit Bull terrier may become aggressive. Here are a couple of the most common that I see:

    – Your dog may feel that his territory is being invaded
    – Your dog may feel threatened

    When a dog exhibits signs of aggression, they usually come from a lack of confidence and feelings of insecurity. Basic obedience training won’t solve your Pit Bulls problem with aggressive behavior, the only solution is serious dog training. Keep in mind that an aggressive dog doesn’t just bite, he barks and lunges at people as well and he could also attack another pet.

    I would strongly recommend seeking the services of a professional dog trainer if you’re having a real problem with aggression. Training an aggressive dog is a challenge and can prove to be expensive, but it is a small price to pay when you consider you’ll be saving your Pit’s life and possibly the life of some other animal or individual. To find a professional trainer who handles cases of aggression, contact your local veterinarian and ask for referrals.

    Be sure that you do your homework and thoroughly investigate the schools which are recommended. Look at their facilities and learn what methods they use when training dogs. The last thing you want is for your Pit Bull to exhibit worse behavior after going through training school than when he first entered.

    I applaud your decision to be a responsible Pit Bull terrier owner and have your dog trained. An aggressive Pit can halter the relationship that you have with him, hurt other people, hurt other animals, and give this fabulous breed a bad reputation. After it is all said and done, I’m certain you’ll agree that having your Pit Bull trained was a fantastic decision!

  • Handicapped Transportation Services Optimized To Cater

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    July 9, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Handicapped Transportation Services An effective solution to immobility issues

    Medical transportation services are the best choice for disabled travelers, specially when the travel involved is extensive. They allow you to move around with ease and attend your medical appointments on time. If you have been missing out on your appointments due to lack of transportation or inability to travel, you can count on handicapped transportation services for a smooth to and fro journey from your home to the medical facility.

    Handicapped transportation services employ full sized vans with all the features that facilitate ease of movement for people suffering from physical disabilities. They can also accommodate the caregivers and have their staff on board to assist you at all times. Safe and sound NW is one such agency that provides five star facility and employs trained staff for a comfortable travel. Their vans are fully equipped with all the required medical equipment and the staff is trained is first aid and CPR.

    Their vehicles are fully maintained to ensure that you have a smooth and uninterrupted journey. When you sign up for the services of any transportation agency, be sure to check that it is licensed and the drivers have a clean driving record. In this way, you will keep all problems at bay.

    Live life fully with Handicapped Transportation Services

    A physical disability is devastating and poses many challenges in accomplishing the activities of daily living. While restricted mobility limits your freedom, using a transportation service is a rational move to make whenever you are required to travel. Get access to every place possible and improve your quality of life with safe and sound NW. Letting your disabilities take over you can lead to depression and living an isolated and confined life, will only make these problems worse. With handicapped transportation services, you are in a position to take your treatments on time with convenience. You can also use these services to travel places with your caregivers. Do not live a restricted life, when you can comfortably travel long distances and live a happy, healthy and active life.

    Handicapped Transportation Services A saving grace in crucial times

    These services are quick, efficient, cost-effective and comfortable. Mobility vehicles and wheelchairs allow you to move around freely, however, they are limited in their range of motion. With handicapped transportation services, you can travel any distance. It is also a convenient service for the caregivers who can accompany patients during the travel. From vacation and work to errands and appointments, these vehicles have all the features and the facilities to take you places. Register @ Safe & Sound NW today for other in-home CNA caregiver services.

  • The Causes Of Trainrailroad Accidents

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    July 9, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Train/railroad accidents are different from regular vehicular accidents like cars, motorcycles or buses.

    Unlike those other vehicles where you can take some precautions to avoid accidents, your life is mostly on the hands of the train operator during the entire ride.

    The victims in a train accident though are not exclusively passengers. They could be:

    Motorists Other vehicles like cars and motorcycles can be involved in a train collision in railroad crossings.
    Pedestrians People waiting on a train stop or those near or crossing a railroad can also be struck by an out of control train.
    Employees Railroad workers can also be victims in a railroad collision or any accident during train operations.

    Since state laws are not really applicable to railroad employees and they cannot take advantage of workers compensation, they can sue the railroad company for damages through the Federal Employers Liability Act or FELA.

    Aside from on the job accidents that injure or kill employees, there are two other common railroad accidents. These are:

    Train Crashes

    This could be single crashes where the train is removed from the tracks by force; it could be a collision between two trains on the same track; or it could be a collision with another vehicle like a car or with pedestrians.

    The most common causes of Railroad crashes are:

    Poor design of railroad crossing leading to limited operator vision
    Failure to blow horns at required distances
    Trains running beyond speed limits
    Failure to trim plants and vegetations that obscure train paths
    Malfunctioning crossing arms, warning bells and warning lights
    Absence of crossing guards at dangerous intersections, especially at locations where there is a history of previous crashes

    Toxic Exposure

    Collisions and crashes are not the only danger that people should look out for in trains. Dangerous chemicals and other toxic materials could be transported through trains and a crash could expose not only the passengers, but the nearby communities as well.

    It could lead to different types of illnesses that could affect the lungs, skin, heart and other internal organs.
    Most often, these diseases need lifetime treatment.

    The most common causes of toxic exposure after a train crash are:

    Federal regulations violations
    Poor design and maintenance of railroad tracks
    Negligent acts of train operators and employees
    Insufficient and poor training and supervision of railroad employees
    Trains running in excessive speeds
    Improper linking of train cars
    Improper loading and storage of toxic and dangerous materials

    Train/railroad accidents are usually fatal and leaves the victims with deep emotional distress and financial difficulties.

    Those who survive the accidents are often left disabled so their ability to earn and help their families is also largely affected.

    The best option would be to take action against those who are liable for the train accident and recover damages brought upon by the death or personal injury.

    Consult with an expert train accident attorney for legal advice.

  • Ameriquest Transportation Services Names Three New Vice Presidents For Its Strategic Fleet Planning

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    July 8, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Press Release – Announcements reflect the growth and expansion of the company’s asset management solutions.

    CHERRY HILL, NJ – AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services, names three to the position of Vice President of Financial Services. All three will report to Patrick Gaskins, Group Vice President of AmeriQuest.

    Gary Griffin was previously Vice President of Business Development for CURE Leasing & Maintenance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmeriQuest Business Services, and a provider of financing and maintenance services to companies using independent contractors as part of their transportation program. Griffin has more than 34 years of experience in the transportation and truck leasing industry. Prior to joining CURE, Griffin served as Director of New Business Development – National Accounts with Ryder System Inc. He has also held sales leadership positions with Freightliner Market Development Corp., GE Transportation Services Group, Penske Truck Leasing, and McDonnell Douglas Truck Leasing.

    Mike Williams, who has ten years of transportation industry experience, joined AmeriQuest Transportation Services in 2010 as Director of Sales for the South Central Region, and was promoted to Senior Director of Sales in 2014. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Mike held business development roles with Ryder System, Inc. and United Rentals.

    Brian Benicewicz recently joined AmeriQuest, and is a 13-year veteran of the transportation industry, with an expansive background in the transportation and material handling equipment segments for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Benicewicz worked for Cowan Systems, a full service transportation and logistics company with operations through the U. S.

    “Our customers are looking for more than just financing options,” said Group Vice President Gaskins. “In today’s highly competitive business environment, companies need to understand what their fleets are actually costing them, and how to manage them more effectively and efficiently. That’s why we offer our customers asset management and fleet planning recommendations based on their own fleet’s data, in addition to a variety of flexible financing options that best meet their specific needs. With the addition of Gary, Mike, and Brian, we’ve added to our already experienced team that will help our customers focus on growing their businesses.”

    About AmeriQuest Transportation Services
    AmeriQuest Transportation Services, the fleet management division of AmeriQuest Business Services, Inc., is a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services. By leveraging the strength of more than 700,000 vehicles, AmeriQuest delivers savings, expertise, and opportunities to its private fleet and truckload carrier members. AmeriQuest provides procurement, asset financing and remarketing, and outsourced transportation management services such as full service leasing, dedicated logistics, and contract maintenance.

    More information can be found at .

  • Guide To Wiring Model Train Toy Track Layouts

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    July 4, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    A train toy is a key piece of any childhood. Thus, it is important to master the wiring of toy model trains to ensure they run as smoothly as possible. This way, your child can enjoy hours upon hours of great fun. Don’t worry: Even if you have little experience with wiring, you can definitely master this with a little practice. The following includes a basic guide to wiring model train toy layouts.

    Before you begin, you should know that the larger your model train track is, the more complex wiring and set-up will be. Additionally, you may need to use a heavy gauge wire as a bus for the track and may also have to run a number of feeders. Experts recommend that you fasten your train track to a foundation so that it is as secure as possible. Plywood is generally an inexpensive and effective material to use for this.

    One of the keys to wiring model train tracks is to keep track of which wire is which. Using different-colored wire is a great way to keep track of your wiring patterns. For example, you could have the outside rail wires be red and the inside ones white to mark the negative charge.

    Most experts agree that the right hand rule of wiring is integral to a successful track layout. Basically, you want the train to travel the track layout to the right or counterclockwise direction from where you stand at the power pack. When wiring, this means that the outside rail would be positive (+) and the inside rail would then be a negative (-) rail. It’s important to keep in mind which rails are positive and negative so that wiring is made that much easier.

    You can wire the toy train wires to the model’s track in a number of ways. The most popular way is to solder feeder wires to the outer side of your rail. An 8 place terminal block is a great way to keep track of your wires. For example, you can connect all of the wires here and keep yourself from doubling up wires in a power pack. You don’t want the vibration from the pack to result in loose or frayed wires. Attaching the wires from the pack to the block is easy: all you have to do is strip some of the insulation from the wire, loop it around one of the knobs or screws of the terminal, and match up the charges.

    Beginners should start simple so that they can master the basics of wiring and soldering. Once you master a simple model train toy track layout and its wiring, you can start experimenting with more and more complex layouts and their wiring. Soon, you’ll have many trains running on interlocking and reversing loops of track.

  • Train For A 5k Race – Run And Win!

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    July 2, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    If you want to test your physical shape or if you want to start doing some kind of exercise activity in order to stay fit but you are bored of gyms, then running a 5k race is the best idea for you. Running is easy; it can be done everywhere and is a very cost effective solution. Of course you cannot jump from your couch and start running 5k, no matter how easy it can prove if you follow a plan and program.

    People do not find the 5k race intimidating that is why most of the amateur runners prefer this distance. There are also many events that involve a simple 5k race – such as St Patrick’s Day, 4th of July race and so on. If you are looking for some kind of running exercise to keep fit, or if you have to start running because your health issues demand so, then choose the 5k and start training for it, before you are able to run the whole thing at once.

    Keep in mind that 5k races, even if they are run for fun without competing, are a very serious physical activity, and can prove really hard if you don’t follow the right way. There is definitely not a fixed recipe for all, as we are all different in terms of physiology and fitness. There are though many comprehensive guides out there, who can teach you how and when to run, based on your personal needs.

    A trainer can also do the same and is a very good solution for those who want to start running in professional races. If you just want to do it for fun or fitness, then a training guide should be enough.

    Follow the instructions of the guide as much as you can, but try to avoid anything that promises that you will run the 5k like a champion in 5 days, because this is not possible. You can see some good results after 6-8 weeks, which is a normal progress for most of the people, especially those who are not avid exercising persons.

    Every training plan is designed following some specific parameters so you have to stick to it; any effort to speed it up or slow it down on your own could have the exact opposite result.

    The goal of those programs is not to become a champion within a few weeks, but to be able to become a good runner who can enjoy and benefit from the 5k exercise as much as possible. If you feel like competing, then this is even better, but that is something that will come after being able to run the 5k comfortably for some time, with no fatigue and no injuries.

  • A propos de train Eurostar

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    July 1, 2020 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Eurostar est un service passagers grande vitesse ferroviaire reliant Paris et Bruxelles avec le Royaume-Uni par Ashford International dans le Kent et la gare centrale de Londres gare, St Pancras International. Il a exploit son premier service entre Paris et Bruxelles en 1994 et aujourd’hui, ses services reliant fournir des liens vers plus de 100 destinations travers l’Europe. Le lien ferroviaire grande vitesse une traverse sous la Manche via le tunnel sous la Manche entre l’Angleterre et la France avec des trains circulant des vitesses allant jusqu’ 186 mph sur un rseau de mises jour lignes grande vitesse. Ces lignes disent avoir diminu les temps de parcours depuis les dbuts avec Londres-Paris en prenant seulement 2 heures 15 minutes, Londres-Bruxelles en 1 heure 51 minutes et Londres-Lille en aussi peu que 1 heure 20 minutes. Eurostar s’arrte Calais, Lille, Bruxelles, Paris et Disneyland Paris et a contribu doubler le montant des visiteurs de ces villes, mais elles oprent galement une initiative Tread Lightly environnement; un plan en 10 points qui vise rendre la grande vitesse ferroviaire encore plus verte. Eurostar vous fournir des services l’aise et vous pouvez visiter destinations les plus prises en Europe par Eurostar.