Forums » General Discussion

List of newest posts

    • December 8, 2019 10:04 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      timmyd DeHan said:

      Looking for Dave Goodson. Is he still around?



      Can't say that I have ever seen the name Dave Goodson "Online" so I'm no help.



      Thankfully others have!


      Tic TOC

      edited to add; If you can be Rooster, he can be TOC.

    • December 8, 2019 7:40 PM EST
    • timmyd DeHan said:

      Looking for Dave Goodson. Is he still around?



      Can't say that I have ever seen the name Dave Goodson "Online" so I'm no help.



      Thankfully others have!


    • December 8, 2019 7:22 PM EST
    • Yes, his email is the same as it has been for years, so if you have an old email, you have his current email.


      He lurks here, but only posts infrequently. I talk to him several times a week.



    • December 8, 2019 6:14 PM EST
    • timmyd DeHan said:

      Looking for Dave Goodson. Is he still around?

      Absolutely - I conversed over email recently.  He hardly ever visits the forums these days.  Send me a message with your email and I will pass it to him.

    • December 8, 2019 4:48 PM EST
    • Looking for Dave Goodson. Is he still around?

    • December 8, 2019 7:18 PM EST
    • Part 2


    • December 7, 2019 7:38 PM EST
    • Greg,

      I think I may just end sticking with 1/8" styrene. It's cheaper than the other options and with bracing underneath it is quite strong. Probably once the entire structure is connected together it should be sufficient weight.

    • December 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST
    • I may have misinterpreted when the discussion turned to the size of the pieces needed.... well, it's a good setup for a foundation.


      Good luck in the quest!



    • December 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST
    • Greg,

      Yes, I think your suggestion would be good for a building foundation. I guess I wasn't clear enough in my post explaining what I would be using it for. I will keep this in mind.

    • December 7, 2019 5:16 PM EST
    • no, not great, since it is dense cement, it is very hard, no elasticity, which you need for nails and screws. Sorry, was just trying to solve the very large piece needed for a base problem. You could glue it together, but mechanical connections would take something else.



    • December 7, 2019 1:12 PM EST
    • Ideally, I would use it as both the base and the substructure that would be covered. Does it take screws well?

    • December 7, 2019 12:51 PM EST
    • easy, concrete blade in circular saw, it's a dense cement board. This is for a base, right? Notice the angled cuts? This came as 4x8 sheets.

    • December 7, 2019 12:46 PM EST
    • How hard/easy was it to cut?

    • December 7, 2019 12:09 PM EST
    • So, there are many different brands and qualities... this one was advertised as waterproof, and the display had a chunk of it in an aquarium.


      It is smooth on both sides, and was twice as expensive as the cheap stuff that is normally used behind tile in a bathroom/shower.


      It looks as good as the day I installed it, and I clean the switchyard by hosing it off with a needle stream from a hose, to get the leaves out of the ties.


      From what I can tell, there are sheets of fiberglas just underneath the smooth surface, which gives it some strength.


      Again, there are many grades, but few that say waterPROOF...


      Maybe 10 years ago:


      this year:


      cheap and worth a try I think.... I have even used a fan spray pressure washer to get the leaves out of the track.

    • December 7, 2019 10:34 AM EST
    • That picture under the video I posted was from an Honor Flight to Wash DC I went on with my Dad, back in 2015. He was in Pearl Harbor getting ready for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. 

    • December 7, 2019 9:22 AM EST
    • Never Forget those who gave their all for our country.


    • December 7, 2019 7:21 AM EST
    • Ken;


      Our steel drum band, Panamania, has a Christmas concert today.  In honor of all those brave souls at Pearl Harbor, half of our numbers will be Christmas theme, and the other half will be big band songs from the WWII era.


      Sincerely, David Meashey 

    • December 7, 2019 10:00 AM EST
    • artline

      The North state village collection has what you are describing and they do hold up well, several years ago I bought a  feeder at a garage sale for $5.00 made by Artline very detailed and painted up looks pretty good, but seems it is no longer made