That RR is top of my list for fun places to visit, I was there O... moreThat RR is top of my list for fun places to visit, I was there Oct during a maintenance/open house steaming weekend, it was a blast
Here is a link to a website that includes most if not all report... moreHere is a link to a website that includes most if not all reporting marks for rolling stock used in North America, historic as well as modern.
This is an incomplete summary of reporting marks used by North American railroads and private owners from 1920-present. The Official Railway Equipment Register has provided lists of reporting marks for many years, along with a list of changes issue by issue. The complete list has been entered from a number of issues, and has been supplemented by the summary of changes from most issues from this time period. Older issues do not provide reporting marks for many smaller railways (and in some cases for private owners), and so they do not appear in this list either. It should be noted that some car owners have chosen not to list their cars in The Official Railway Equipment Register (especially in recent years), and in some instances their elimination of their registration has been erroneously equated here with an elimination of their reporting mark. ... less
Dave Taylor said:
That would keep a 2,3,4,5 Year Old occupied fo... moreDave Taylor said:
That would keep a 2,3,4,5 Year Old occupied for hours... And he would probably learn all about backing up long trains around tight corners.
Gee thanks Dave. And I thought you was my friend.
And, I didn't even try backin anything up on that oval. Cause, I knows better.
Fred, yes they may be working as designed/as planned. But the gr... moreFred, yes they may be working as designed/as planned. But the green aspect belongs on the top. Aren't you the one that got all technical with how proper caboose markers should be, and what colour goes where?
I just went over to an estate sale and picked up a brand new box... moreI just went over to an estate sale and picked up a brand new box of 2 foot AC straights with European ties (24 feet) for $50 ($2.08/ft). The track still has the wax/screws stuck to the ties.
They also had new boxes of 4 and 5 foot diameter curves at comparable prices and some small LGB and Model Power stuff, including a complete Stanz passenger set. I told them if they had any of it left, to let me know and I'd make an offer on all.
They're out there!
Hi...there are many useful soldering station available. The all ... moreHi...there are many useful soldering station available. The all suggested above are also good. But it also depends upon your requirement that what type of soldering you have to do mostly and what type of the components and PCBs etc. So give the details of your requirement. And before choosing any please check the specifications of each with care.
Joe, I just don't understand why they are like that.
... moreJoe, I just don't understand why they are like that.
Pete, I never considered using my layout build log. I'll run that by my bro-in law this weekend and see what he thinks. I'm headed back down there.
No way on the boss. About 2 years ago I applied for a local pipeliner's position at the pumping station here. Pay is amazing and they take care of their employees. I knew enough people that I got invited to test there. So, I told my head boss at the time. We were good friends and even shared an office when I first started working at the school. When I told him he said he wasn't mad. But from that moment on he treated me differently. He wouldn't even speak to me for a while. That being said, he quit a year ago and we have a new superintendent. But, I'm not going down that road again. less
Sean McGillicuddy said:
The big question is : Are Roosters as sm... moreSean McGillicuddy said:
The big question is : Are Roosters as smart as chickens?
Well, ALTHOUGH apparently chickens are smart:
"What we’ve learned about the avian brain and behavior in just the last 15 years contradicts hundreds of years of misinformed views about chickens and other birds. Much of what was previously thought to be the exclusive domain of human / primate communication, brain and cognitive function, and social behavior is now being discovered in chickens and other birds. It’s nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of chickens!
"Recent scientific research into chicken behavior confirms what many who have observed chickens closely for years have long known to be true: chickens are far more intelligent and cognitively sophisticated than previously believed. While intelligence level is not a morally relevant criteria for how we treat others, these findings can help us debunk long-standing prejudices and harmful stereotypes about chickens that c... less
Joe Rusz said:
Russ, I'm with Vic (sorry to not be in attendance... moreJoe Rusz said:
Russ, I'm with Vic (sorry to not be in attendance). Trains are on the siding as my website consumes most of my time--for no monetary gain! But I'll bethinking of the BAGRS next week.
Joe, we all need a break... Come on up for a couple of days. This weekend there are some spectacular layouts open and since they are pre-convention they are free to all!
NGRC 2016 Chairman
Back home, prepping for Rodeo this weekend in Du Quoin, Illinois... moreBack home, prepping for Rodeo this weekend in Du Quoin, Illinois with son's family and grand daughter's competing.
Doing Grandpa stuff is good.
Gary Buchanan, FOG said:
The 415 series has always been one of m... moreGary Buchanan, FOG said:
The 415 series has always been one of my favorites due to it's distinctive appearance. While I'm not a modern era modeler I would be interested in acquiring one of these as if I need yet another project. When it's ready for prime time please let us know. I don't do Farcebook !
I knew it!
Sorry for your loss. Obviously, your dad had a huge... moreKevin,
Sorry for your loss. Obviously, your dad had a huge impact on your life, creatively and emotionally, I'm sure. Condolences to the whole family.
My Challenge build from two years has finally found a home!
Wow, John you might have some bridge clearance issues with that. Hope this is not de railing the thread.
Wondered what Cypress knees are, never heard the term before, but now I want some, they look great and can be used almost anywhere. Plus being cypress rot should not happen soon.