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Posted by maxman on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:44 AM

SeeYou190
What is eating at you right now?

piranha eating my toes

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:55 AM

 

maxman
piranha eating my toes

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:51 PM

I can't find my Black and Decker "MOUSE" detail sander.

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I know it must be around here somewhere, and I am refusing to go buy a new one. I just can't find it.

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It has a a designated home, but it is not there.

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Angry

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:16 PM

I can't get my stolen tool trailer back.  They apprehended the guy that stole my tool trailer about 5 weeks ago and I've called the police department in Maple Grove and the police department in Bloomington Minnesota and no one gets back to me.

It feels like I have less rights than the crook.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:02 AM

Track fiddler
I've called the police department in Maple Grove and the police department in Bloomington Minnesota and no one gets back to me.

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That would drive me crazy. Sorry for the situation you are in.

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-Kevin

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Posted by PC101 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:27 PM

BROADWAY LIMITED IMPORTS, PARAGON 3, stock #5752

BLW BF16A PRR #2011A

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Posted by jcopilot on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:03 AM

Not finding anything which represents steel cable and looks taut - cinder conveyor, concrete coal tower - they need cable, can't find anything.  I bought braided fishing line - nope, no better than ordinary cotton thread.  Tried stiffening thread with white glue, no success.  Might try very thin wire next or maybe CA on thread, gotta be something out there.  In the meantime - Bang Head

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:16 AM

jcopilot

Not finding anything which represents steel cable and looks taut - cinder conveyor, concrete coal tower - they need cable, can't find anything.  I bought braided fishing line - nope, no better than ordinary cotton thread.  Tried stiffening thread with white glue, no success.  Might try very thin wire next or maybe CA on thread, gotta be something out there.  In the meantime - Bang Head

 

Berksire Junction E Z LINE $$$$$ (thin .010'', rust color) or check fabric shop less $.

There is a subject just posted here on '' Wires'' for model utlity poles.

I can sent you 24'' more or less, some thin .010 green, black or heavier black in the mail and you can see what you think. Sorry I have no rust color. 

Very thin wire (like a hair)? What about magnet wire. I've got lots of that, I can send also.

 

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Posted by jcopilot on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:35 AM

24", .010, black - Berkshire Jct EZ Line?  Didn't look at the 'wires' thread, but electrical/telephone wires are supposed to sag, so I'm not so sure.

Now, magnet wire, hmm.  That would be stiff, just gotta be careful about maintaining a straight line.  Yeah, send me some magnet wire, please.  Do you have my address?

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:12 AM

jcopilot

24", .010, black - Berkshire Jct EZ Line?  Didn't look at the 'wires' thread, but electrical/telephone wires are supposed to sag, so I'm not so sure.

Now, magnet wire, hmm.  That would be stiff, just gotta be careful about maintaining a straight line.  Yeah, send me some magnet wire, please.  Do you have my address?

 

I do. It will go out tomorrow... wait today is tomorrow. So it will go out today. I got to get some sleep.

Coming your way you will find 6 coils of copper wire taped to cardboard, listed as #1 though #6, about 8' long each. If you have trouble (kinks, knots) let me know what # you may want more of. This may not work either,but if it's worth doing, it's worth doing twice anyway. 

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Posted by NVSRR on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:14 PM
TCS has a 32 gauge wire for decoders. It is stranded. If you strip the insulation off and twist it. You can get a nice fine taught cable

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00 PM

NVSRR
TCS has a 32 gauge wire for decoders. It is stranded. If you strip the insulation off and twist it. You can get a nice fine taught cable
 

It helps if you keep a 1/2'' of insulation at one end of the wire, lets call this the (A) end, the end you are not slideing the insulation off of. Then as you slide/strip off the insulation at the other end, lets call this the (B) end, the last 1/2'' piece of insulation to be removed off the now bare wire (B) end, STOP, keep this piece on the bare (B) end and use this and the other piece at the (A) end and twist in opposite direction to twist the bare wire in the twisted tight direction.

In the short version, just keep only a 1/2'' of insulation on both ends of the wire and twist the wire up tight.

Just like when you strip the insulation off of a wire to make a solder joint, don't remove the insulation the whole way, leave just a tiny bit of insulation still attached to the wire end and twist, now pull it off, nice twisted wire end ready for solder.       

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Posted by WPA on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:02 PM

Thanks for asking! What is eating me is it blows my mind at the time it takes for Atlas to make N scale code 55 track, especially the curved turnouts. Saw a few lefts on eBay, another rant, but have been waiting forever for rights.  Waited forever to get #5s to come back in stock recently and now they must be taking a row boat west across the Pacific to place their order.  When ready they must come back to the US in a small box in a row boat with one oar.  Have been out of the hobby for 25 plus years and was ready to dive back in full speed and the supply and scarcity of items is frustrating.  May not be the case with HO but sure is with N scale. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:27 PM

Driving me crazy..... Yes.

I finally got a letter from the police.  I can pick up my stolen tool trailer now.

I'm going to go get it tomorrow.  Can hardly wait.  That's what I have been doing... . Waiting.

I understand I am going to have to pay an impound fee to get my trailer back.

How rich is thisTongue Tied

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:50 PM

Track fiddler
I understand I am going to have to pay an impound fee to get my trailer back.

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I am amazed at howmuch of the system seems to punish the victim.

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I truly hope you don't let this ruin too much of your moods. I feel for you.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:58 PM

Thanks Kevin.

I will get this back.

A year ago my associate I do mainly most of my subcontracting for got his tool trailer stolen. 

They offered the criminal a reduced sentence that he does 7 months jail time instead of 5 to 7 years in prison and pays Court restitution to the amount of $4,500 in installment payments over so many years paid to my associate.

My associate agreed to that.  I will not.

Skip on the money.  I will let this creep that stole my trailer rot in prison.

I don't want his money paid back to me in installments. He can go install himself right in prison where he belongs.

 

 

Pirate  TF

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:12 PM

Track fiddler
I understand I am going to have to pay an impound fee to get my trailer back.

 

That makes no sense at all, and I wish you could argue that in court.  You have to pay the police to get back something that was stolen from you?  What a stupid system.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:18 PM

Track fiddler

Thanks Kevin.

I will get it back.

A year ago my associate I do mainly most of my subcontracting for got his tool trailer stolen. 

They offered the criminal a reduced sentence that he does 7 months jail time instead of 5 to 7 years in prison and pays Court restitution to the amount of $4,500 in installment payments over so many years paid to my associate.

My associate agreed to that.  I will not.

Piss on the money.  I will let this bastard that stole my trailer rot in prison.

I don't want his money paid back to me in installments. He can go install himself right in prison where he belongs.

 

 

Pirate  TF

 

Time to start working in better neighborhoods....

We have only had tools stolen one time in 25 years, got most of them back, got small restitution checks for years.

Impound fee? That is just wrong. 

Sheldon

    

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:30 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
Track fiddler
I understand I am going to have to pay an impound fee to get my trailer back.

 

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I am amazed at howmuch of the system seems to punish the victim.

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I truly hope you don't let this ruin too much of your moods. I feel for you.

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-Kevin

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Obviously you have not had many dealings with the courts? Or the police?

Now, I am a law abiding person, with no criminal history, who lives in the rural suburbs, but I can tell you some stories about things I experienced or saw first hand in public, and in court rooms, and involving judges, civil cases, criminal cases, and police encounters that will have you shaking your head.

I was raised by a volunteer fire fighter who taught me the highest respect for police, judges, lawyers, fire fighters, etc, but these days........he would be disappointed at the behavior I have seen, and in some cases subjected to.

Sheldon 

 

    

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:42 PM

OK, lets get back to things about Model Railroading that drive you crazy.

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I do not want my thread locked if we drift into forbidden ground.

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Thanks.

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-Kevin

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:46 PM

SeeYou190

OK, lets get back to things about Model Railroading that drive you crazy.

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I do not want my thread locked if we drift into forbidden ground.

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Thanks.

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-Kevin

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Agreed, that's why I did not tell any of the stories.......

    

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Posted by Rastafarr on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:49 PM

Waiting to hear if Rapido is going to make the D10 steamers or not. That's driving me crazy, alright.

Streamlined steam, oh, what a dream!!

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:15 AM

Whatever happened to our other hyper active poster?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:31 AM

Sorry I got kind of Off Topic last night Kevin.  Perhaps letting go of a little steam in the Dinner would have been a better choice.  I didn't mean to derail your threadLaugh 

What's driving me crazy lately is those little N gauge track connectors. Some of them are tough enough to get on the rail let alone gouging one into my finger...... Ouch!   There has to be a better way.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:39 PM

Double poster. TF is warranted as a double poster.

Really..... out of all of you fine modelers,  none of you can tell me of a better wayIndifferent

You're Sadding me here.

 

 

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Posted by GMTRacing on Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:45 PM

Oh, all right , all right. When doing the N museum retrack I punched multiple holes in my hand and got tired of it. I ended up (this was with Peco 55 N scale) taking a piece of scrap rail and pulled one rail off. I pushed a rail joiner on one end of the bare rail past the end of the rail (about half the length of said joiner) and soldered it in place. I then took a piece of dowel and bored a hole in it to take the rail behind the joiner and epoxied the dowel to the rail. Once the new joiner is started on the rail/handle you can push it home and use pliers to pull the joiner off the tool. Fiddly but effective and I stopped puncturing my hands. 

   For HO I just use a needle nose plier to grip the end of the joiner and have at it.

   Hope that helps. 

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Posted by nealknows on Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:17 AM

What's driving me crazy right now? Every time someone makes their first post, people feel the need to tell them their posts are moderated? If the post shows up for the first or second time, the moderators are doing their job. Why does everyone feel they need to belittle a person? I find it very condescending and insulting. The forums have moderators. Let them tell the new posters. 

Moderators, care to chime in? 

 

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Posted by Harrison on Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:30 AM

nealknows

What's driving me crazy right now? Every time someone makes their first post, people feel the need to tell them their posts are moderated? If the post shows up for the first or second time, the moderators are doing their job. Why does everyone feel they need to belittle a person? I find it very condescending and insulting. The forums have moderators. Let them tell the new posters. 

Moderators, care to chime in? 

 

 

The Mods have other jobs at MR, and I know when I was new I didn't know why my posts didn't show up at first, so I appreciated the explanation.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:22 AM

nealknows

What's driving me crazy right now? Every time someone makes their first post, people feel the need to tell them their posts are moderated? If the post shows up for the first or second time, the moderators are doing their job. Why does everyone feel they need to belittle a person? I find it very condescending and insulting. The forums have moderators. Let them tell the new posters. 

Moderators, care to chime in? 

Ideally there should be an automated message informing the new member of the status and posts being moderated for a while etc.  That way all the wannbe moderators can get back to posting whimsical topics that are only tenuously related to trains.  Clown

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:35 AM

nealknows
Every time someone makes their first post, people feel the need to tell them their posts are moderated?

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When I joined the forum there was no message letting me know my first posts were delayed, and no welcome message from the moderators.

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Somebody put that explanation into one of the responses, and it helped.

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I have a feeling a lot of new posters do not see their initial post show up, don't hear anything from the moderators, and never show up again. Maybe these welcomes and explanations help.

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-Kevin

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