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    • January 14, 2020 1:17 PM EST
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      I hate I somehow missed this thread when it first started. I could have made some money off this guy. I would have gladly sold him some original napkin drawings signed and sealed by the engineer of record 

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at January 14, 2020 1:19 PM EST
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    • January 14, 2020 2:48 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:
      Bob McCown said:

      I was curious, and he wasnt just an ass here.  He's made quite a reputation on other sites too.  Here's a thread from 2007 with the same attitude.

       

      http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=76620

       

       

         Geez, Bob, and I felt dang satisfied with myself when my detective work led me to PDFs of the architectural drawings of my build this year. I can see where that wouldn't have been nearly, not even nearly, good enough for You Know Who, since I don't have the original blueprints from the original railroad that built the original tower.

       

       

      Wouldn't have been too long before we agreed to ignore him too!

       

      I think another reason for your big buttresses, vibrations from the trains passing by.

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    • January 14, 2020 4:05 PM EST
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      Fascinating, haHA! Napkin builders....  Maybe that's like Butt Modeler... but with paper involved.

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at January 14, 2020 5:03 PM EST
    • January 14, 2020 7:07 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      Fascinating, haHA! Napkin builders....  Maybe that's like Butt Modeler... but with paper involved.

       

       

       

       

      Cliff, I think paper is involved in goth cases 

       

       

    • January 14, 2020 7:21 PM EST

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      Shawn Viggiano said:
      Bob McCown said:

      *groan*


        Haha Bob just wait for Rooster and others.  This might get even  better...............................................

       

       

       

         

    • January 14, 2020 7:23 PM EST

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      Chuck Inlow said:

      Man I can't believe this, I don't look at this thread for 2 days and all H#%L brakes out.  But it did answer the question I had about "Napkin Builders" after seeing Shawn add it to his name.

      You're probably right Ralph, this guys is so tightly wound that just the mear thought of doing anything on a "Napkin" will cause a heart attack.  So much for his "Grand Railroad".

      All I know is that there are lots of great people on this site with lots of "Grand Railroads" and we have lots of fun.  And we even have a Rooster.  Let's see him top that!!!!!!!!!

      Chuck

       

       

       I miss Chuck !

       

      He was a hell of a builder!!

    • January 14, 2020 7:25 PM EST

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      Bob McCown said:

      We've been calling them "Operations Quality" for some time now.  "Does it look like a boxcar from 10 feet?  Works for me!"

       

       

      I love looking at stainless boxcars from 10'

    • January 14, 2020 7:28 PM EST

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      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

    • January 14, 2020 7:34 PM EST

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      Lou Luczu said:

      So, I wonder if Rooster or Ken will build a "Builder's Napkin Factory"?

      Ken doesn't use napkins and I would just shred them for nesting material!  However Ben did install a "beak wipe" dispenser in the chat room a couple years ago with tamper proof torx which lead to folks wiping their  _ _ _ _ on the cafe curtains in my corner. I'm sick and tired of folks leaving the basement light on as well. Hello, someone has to pay the electric bill ?

    • January 15, 2020 11:15 AM EST
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      Rooster ' said:

      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

      Yeah, who dug this up?

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    • January 15, 2020 12:14 PM EST
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      Oops, somebody moved

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    • January 15, 2020 7:36 PM EST
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      Rooster ' said:

      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

       

      Looks like Satan's buddy made you bite, haha!

       

       

    • January 15, 2020 7:36 PM EST
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      deleted dupe post

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at January 15, 2020 9:30 PM EST
    • January 15, 2020 9:23 PM EST

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      The other Greg, but he only does it every 6 years...

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    • January 16, 2020 10:04 AM EST
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      Rooster ' said:

      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

      I've always wondered why people get their underpants in a wad because someone brings up an old thread, and I've been running forums for more than 20 years.  

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    • January 16, 2020 12:19 PM EST

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      Bob, I think it is usually more than just an old thread.

       

      Bringing it back with a reason, that is great, building on past knowledge, keeping all the same information on the same thread, all great stuff.

       

      Bringing up a thread for another me too or to bump post count or a completely unrelated item not good.

       

      The funniest is newbies looking to buy something, and they neglect to see the for sale post is 8 years old, and the poster has not posted in 8 years either. They post and wonder why no response (although I have seen people come out of the "woodwork" so to speak)

       

      So, like everything else, it depends

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at January 18, 2020 12:50 AM EST
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    • January 16, 2020 3:16 PM EST
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      Bob McCown said:
      Rooster ' said:

      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

      I've always wondered why people get their underpants in a wad because someone brings up an old thread, and I've been running forums for more than 20 years.  

      I've always enjoyed old threads being resurrected...but I guess I'm in the minority.

      Imagine coming across something old, but it's a brand new discovery for YOU...(at least that's the way I envision it!)  How exciting!  And, in this case, just a funny reminder for ME!

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    • January 16, 2020 5:41 PM EST
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      Just a quick bit of context here. I am putting together The World According to Greg, a new blog on my website (which is still in development). An article I was preparing for the blog is entitled Revenge of the Napkin Builders, and it is intended to describe what I do in model railroading by essentially doing an extended builder's log of my Miks 2020 project, as well as celebrate what I consider to be some pretty damn good projects by everyone this year. So I went back to look at the original thread to make sure I had my facts straight and discovered that coincidentally it was posted on the very same date I was looking at it, so I posted that coincidence here. That's all it was.

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    • January 17, 2020 10:28 AM EST
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    • January 17, 2020 4:35 PM EST
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      When I first found this site I asked some questions on an old post and got a curt response as to the age of the post and brining it up, I thought for a moment I had gotten access to a private forum and didn’t do anything but read for a while before I got the nerve up to ask on a current post. Since then I have been welcome with all my crazy thoughts, questions and ideas. I belong, and you all(some)like me ! You really like me!! sorry , got carried away. Anyway I’m here until BD  kicks me off !

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