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    • February 17, 2018 9:31 PM EST
    • Sweet!

    • February 17, 2018 6:46 PM EST
    • Now that makes an outstanding billboard advertisement for his business, I like it

    • February 17, 2018 6:33 PM EST
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    • February 17, 2018 3:02 PM EST
    • Received an email last night from the New caboose Hobbies store in Lakewood, CO. The new owner has purchased old Rio Grande #01416 and it will be placed on its permanent track in front of the store this afternoon.

    • February 17, 2018 3:41 PM EST
    • Max Winter said:
      ...Come to think of it you are all our former subjects, aren't you ? ... Thanks Bob for this fine site.

       

        Hey, Max, I don't know about Bob, but I like the Queen, it's that jackass Charles, Prince of Wales, I can't stand!

       

        (I wanted to get this thread back on track before it gets locked.)

       

       

    • February 17, 2018 3:31 PM EST
    • Adam Dziuk said:

      boy! Ican' t weight a round four goot weather so i kan play wit my train insted of reedin this stuf!!!

       

      aDAM

       

         Wow, Adam, you really need to go back to school!  You made one mistake....you forgot to capitalize "Boy!"   Ha ha ha!

       

         (p.s....this is hilariously ironic...Bob will have to lock down a thread asking Bob how he's doing!)

       

       

       

       

    • February 17, 2018 2:48 PM EST
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Like always, this thread turned into someone trying to advance their self perceived superiority over another poster by pointing out a mistake they made.

      Well, yea. in order to reinforce the self perception of superiority, one has to demonstrate it. Then, once demonstrated, by pointing to another's mistake, one feels the rush of being superior to one's peers, and that enhances the feeling of superiority, for a short while. But one's superiority has to be demonstrated yet again, because the rush is only temporary, and soon the insecure feeling of being just another one of the group creeps in.  Its a vicious cycle, that only results in hurt feelings by those who have been the target of the demonstrations.

       

      Whut one fails to realize is dat sumetimes we misspell, or use slang, for dramatic effect. And yet other times, its a simple, honest error.

       

      I was accused of just being lazy and uncaring about our language because I never understood and learned some things about my native language. Iffn we wants to sit down in private and go over what happened to me in my formative years, that lead to such gaps in my learning, we can. But a public forum is not the place for such reminiscing. But I figure that the one in question has no desire for such an understanding, so we will never have that conversation.

    • February 17, 2018 2:42 PM EST
    • The whole point in trying to promote learning to use the English language correctly, is to promote better basic communication between human beings. It also is to promote respect for one's self, and the fellow human beings you are trying to better communicate with.

       It's not meant to make it a competition on who is superior to, or smarter than someone else, or to be critical of someone else, unless someone thinks that constructive criticism is meant as an insult, which it shouldn't be...

        Granted...we all make spelling mistakes, and always will, but we should take pride in trying to make as few mistakes as possible.

           Just slowly reading what you have written, before sending it, can help prevent spelling mistakes.

         Yes, some people do have challenges, mental, and physical, that cause poor communicating skills, but to make the mistakes because you don't care, and don't try to learn, is basically showing that you have no respect for yourself, or the people you are addressing. 

       Fred Mills

    • February 17, 2018 2:13 PM EST
    • Like always, this thread turned into someone trying to advance their self perceived superiority over another poster by pointing out a mistake they made.

    • February 17, 2018 1:47 AM EST
    • Ross Mansell said:

      Bad grammar and spelling is one of the main reasons a lot of youngsters sending in a CV do not obtain  jobs requiring literacy these days... teaching or journalist  )....although some slip through the net   (  e.g see UK   Daily Mail newspaper!! )     

       

      There I was thinking it was only the current "vogue" for cost saving measures, that has resulted in a distinct lack of sub-editors, that the Daily Mail and other publications were so prone to spelling, punctuation and syntax errors these days. Then again, we have always had the Grauniad to lead the way in this deficiancy where even the compositors (remember them) could get it wrong.     

       

    • February 16, 2018 11:18 PM EST
    • Doug Arnold said:

      If you were a young reporter and made a grammatical error the city editor would take your typewritten story over to your desk and stand in front of you. He would stand in front of your desk, tear the story in two, and hand it to you. You didn't make that error again! 

       

      This isn't a job, it's a hobby.

       

      Have Fun!

       

      Adam

    • February 16, 2018 10:48 PM EST
    • If you were a young reporter and made a grammatical error the city editor would take your typewritten story over to your desk and stand in front of you. He would stand in front of your desk, tear the story in two, and hand it to you. You didn't make that error again! 

    • February 17, 2018 2:35 PM EST
    • I have one of the Rail Clean units that I run on a 18V. tool battery, direct hook up, no speed control. It'll blow stuff EVERYWHERE, including all over the engine it's being pushed by. At least one idler car in between helps with that, though.

    • February 17, 2018 10:37 AM EST
    • I use a 12 volt rechargeable battery that i bought from battery plus and runs the sweeper motor at a very fast pace.  I might charge the battery every 3 months.  It is a good size battery and fits inside  the Bober caboose . Later RJD

    • February 16, 2018 11:34 PM EST
    • Yep, most people trying to measure the current will have it with the belt on but pretty much a no load situation.

       

      In any case, the motor draws a fair bit.

       

      Greg

    • February 17, 2018 10:47 AM EST
    • Joe Zullo said:

       

      Is this the old Colorado structure line.  Later RJD

    • February 17, 2018 12:34 AM EST
    • uhhh... did you read the first sentence of the first post?

    • February 16, 2018 10:56 PM EST
    • How many cars are we talking about string lining off the track? I run 10 doubles and I have never had a problem with them derailing. I have 8' radius curves on the layout. The only problem I have ever had was them being blown off the track during a snow storm. But the snow cushioned the fall.