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    • September 13, 2017 5:10 AM EDT
    • John Passaro said:

          We all have our Croix to bear.

       Maybe if things go quiet from time to time Gilbert could diversify a little.  I have a couple of bear  cameos on my RR and of course there is a good trade to be done in religious artefacts.  

       

    • September 13, 2017 3:29 AM EDT
    • I certainly did not think it was you Roos.... anyway back to your regularly scheduled show... 

    • September 12, 2017 7:22 PM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      OK, I'm assuming the person who voted on my reputation on 2 different posts here,  it was not an "increase" reputation. Perhaps it was, but most likely not.

       

      Assumption and facts do not go hand in hand. I thought you were a factual man? I can tell you it wasn't me because as you know I have no issues stating my mind publicly.

      However some good did come out of this as Maynard "Thanked" Fred!

       

    • September 12, 2017 6:29 PM EDT
    •     We all have our Croix to bear.

       

    • September 12, 2017 3:17 PM EDT
    • Yes, and really sorry to get this derailed, but I worked for 2 Japanese companies, and have purchased about 6 "japan only" computers, all with Windows, including the one pictured from 1997. I'm also very familiar with fuzzy logic, one of the first uses was in Japan using rice cookers, and I have one from 20 years ago, a "National" brand (known as Panasonic here). (google "first appliance to use fuzzy logic")

       

      Really trying to help TAC, but his computer cannot have a fuzzy logic operating system and have windows on top of it. Unfortunately, some of the "tweaks" in the Japanese version of Windows XP and Vista really interfered with some mainstream Windows programs, so if he has something really old, and it's XP or Vista, and he's trying to use a current browser, he may have an issue, but the bottom line was that there is nothing wrong with the GLX web site, and did not want people to start hammering GLX to provide them printouts when it's really an excellent web site.

       

      I'm re-iterating that GLX is about the only source for replacement parts for the now-defunct Aristo-Craft and I'm grateful he has made so many parts available, and hoping for more!

       

      Greg

    • September 12, 2017 1:15 PM EDT
    • Remember Greg; some so called "Adults" act like spoiled children, and to get one of them to admit to doing such a thing, especially when challenged is a bit too much to expect...  Thank you for trying to share some foreign computer knowledge with us, but it is mostly outside my computer interest area.  I pretty much only use a computer for simple communication, and so far I have had nothing to do with the computer "Innards" from Japan, even when communicating with my good friend, Terry Foley...!!

        Fred Mills

    • September 12, 2017 12:30 PM EDT
    • OK, I'm assuming the person who voted on my reputation on 2 different posts here,  it was not an "increase" reputation. Perhaps it was, but most likely not.

       

      If someone has an issue with my 2 last posts, please come back with facts and information, rather than hide behind a voting button.

       

      This is an open forum, and if you post something unbelievable, as an adult, you should be prepared to back your statements with facts.

       

      Greg

       

      p.s. the word fantastic means unbelievable, not "great"...

    • September 7, 2017 11:19 AM EDT
    • Hmm.... interesting... I worked for 2 Japanese companies, and they both used the Japanese version of Windows.

      It was an interesting help to my learning Japanese, since the language has trouble with Western words, when it does not attempt to just use a phonetic spelling. Since I started with CP/M and Pascal, etc. I have been using computers before DOS 1.0 came out, and of course I started Windows with version 1.0. I'm stating this because even though my command of the Japanese language was basic, I knew what the menus said, so I could navigate Japanese windows often just by the position of items in the menus.

       

      Back to your statement, I have NEVER heard of what you are talking about. I have never seen what is called a PC with anything other than Windows or a Unix derivative in Japan.

      I have seen portable computers that were non Windows, but these were mostly unique tablets or strange hybrids. Not what people use in commercial companies. (Also there is no reason to use fuzzy logic in a traditional computer, it is not an analog analog - think about that statement - it's digital in it's tasks for the most part).

       

      Also, I worked for Hewlett Packard for a number of years. Would you please give me some links that educate me on this: "In Japan, ALL PCs/laptops and so on are installed with the fuzzy-logic OS, or else they could not deal with the Japanese language the way they do.  "

       

      On the desktop and laptop computers I used in Japan, which were either IBM or HP, they were all Japanese Windows, and it was the advent of 2 byte characters incorporated to the operating system that really helped. The issue to deal with the language was the ability to store all the characters (thus the 2 byte character storage)... I was using computers when this was implemented, before it was called Unicode, or JIS or shift-JIS.

       

      By the way, here at work, I'm doing updates on my Sony PCG-505, the first Sony Vaio made (I have the 64 megabyte model) (obtained in 1997) Updating ccleaner, and put a SSD into it. It only came with a 4 gigabyte hard drive... It has hirigana on the keyboard, and the extra shift keys to convert phonemes to Kanji... I actually know how to do this.

       

       

      So please show me where there is a fuzzy logic OS UNDERNEATH Windows in all Japanese PC's .... I'm not trying to be confrontive, but your statement is fantastic (in the strict sense of the definition of the word).

       

      Regards, Greg

       

      Greg

       

    • September 7, 2017 7:15 AM EDT
    • Greg, my PC is Japanese, and although it is made by Hewlett-Packard, it does not use a conventional Windows OS, but one that is made for Japan using so-called fuzzy-logic.  This is one of the reasons why it does not display emoticons, 'read' many links and so on.  Perhaps it's time to invest in a 'Western' PC.

       

      In Japan, ALL PCs/laptops and so on are installed with the fuzzy-logic OS, or else they could not deal with the Japanese language the way they do.  If you come to Japan with a Windows system PC you will not be able to communicate in Japanese with a native machine - this is why there are stores in Tokyo and other big cities where you go to get your Western OS machines fixed, or exchanged for those that work in Japan.  Same for your cellphone - regular Western cellphones just do not function in Japan, one of the reasons why the arrival hall of any international airport is crammed with sales/rental booths.

       

      tac

       

      PS - Perhaps I should have noted that the caveat was in Japanese, not English.

    • September 6, 2017 6:19 PM EDT
    • Thank you, Greg Elmassian.

      Hope you find your way, Tac. 

      BTW I don't keep or issue lists of my parts. The website does all that & more, as well as provide pictures.

    • September 6, 2017 1:48 PM EDT
    • What link can't you open?

       

      The jpg? Or his web site?

       

      The jpg is the same as the first thumbnail in his post.

       

      The web site: http://glxscalemodels.com/

       

      This is pretty much where you want to go for G scale replacement parts: http://glxscalemodels.com/aristocraft-3d-printed-replacement-parts-/

       

      Greg

       

      p.s. where does HP of Japan come from? Your computer? Sounds like something else is going on.

       

       

       

       

    • September 6, 2017 12:24 PM EDT
    • Gilbert - can you please email my wife with a list of the components that you make, or can make?  I can't open your link, for some reason - I get this message instead - 

      Sorry - the data format of this link is incompatible with your operating system.

      HP of Japan

      Best

       

      tac

      OVGRS.org

       

    • August 26, 2017 8:06 PM EDT
    •  Father Fred (Mills) asked me to make him a diamond deck plate for his Annie. Fred normally made it with sheet styrene. With the use of my ABS filament 3D printer, I was able to go one step further & make a textured part. 

      One picture shows the CAD file. One shows the printed part primed white and then I sanded the surface to better show the diamond texture.

      The last picture shows the part with a coat of black paint on the top. I slid the 0.1'' OD styrene tubing which Fred will be gluing in place under the new part. He slides a stiff piece of piano wire in the tube. The piano wire gets fixed to the rear of the engine's cab floor. The hinging helps pivot the the deck plate between the cab & the tender floors. The engine and the tender have previously mounted closer together. Fred tells me he has wide curves on his outdoor layout.

       

    • September 7, 2017 7:30 PM EDT
    • Hi All, the RCS parts are now in Stock!!

      Battery Install Kits

      Relay-1

      I have one TX-5 system to demo in live steam and the battery version.

       

      Please visit my web site for all the details. www.rcsofne.com

      Don

    • August 28, 2017 11:28 PM EDT
    • Hi Todd, yes,  I will have the 3 amp, 6 amp and relay board arriving in September.  I will post pricing later this week and confirm the delivery date. Don

    • August 28, 2017 5:38 PM EDT
    • Is this Tony's line? If so will you be carrying his install kits?

    • August 28, 2017 10:31 AM EDT
    • Arriving in mid September from

       

      Live Steam and Battery Throttle systems, Battery Install Kits and more.

      Visit rcsofne.com for complete details.

         

    • September 2, 2017 9:48 PM EDT
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    • August 18, 2017 11:13 AM EDT
    • Our Fall Open House will be Sept 29 & 30 2017

      Bring your trains and run on our layout. Battery Power or Live Steam.

      We will provide Lunch & Drinks both days.

       

      https://youtu.be/zkP3bi5ZiBs

    • August 17, 2017 12:32 PM EDT
    • Ahh, I was going to ask the same question, thanks for the clarification.

       

      Greg