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WoundedBear
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« on: March 26, 2007, 05:27:31 PM »

...........as I sit here putting a fresh band-aid on my thumb.....

1: .016" drill bits love the taste of human flesh....thumbs especially.

2: If you have the track nail jar open, you should have a large magnet handy as well. (That would be band-aid #2....lol)

3: A mountain made from Hydrocal and Sculptamold is no better than one made from Plaster-of-Paris and Poly-Filla......it just costs three times more.

Anyone else?

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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 06:23:59 PM »

The C-clamp is always set either too open or too closed.   This is especially true if the to be clamped items are in a difficult position.
Derailments occur in the worst places, or the worst times, or both.
Gene
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 06:29:46 PM »

The probably that the train will jump the track is increased by the square of the number of people watching.



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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 06:37:38 PM »

Anymore just seeing it. Sad  And that's wye i went to ON30!!!!.. Smiley AND BACHMANN MAKES REAL NEET STUFF!!! That dont cost an arm & leg!!!
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Jim Banner

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 06:44:21 PM »

Kadee coupler springs can jump into the fifth dimension.  I've lost enough over the years that I should  be knee deep in them.  But once they jump away, they NEVER EVER show up again.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 06:49:49 PM »

...and as Jim says - small screws join the coupler springs in never land.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 06:52:31 PM »

Wait a second.  When I'm looking for the lost screw I always find a coupler spring.  When looking for the coupler spring, I find a screw.  Never look for what you want.
Gene
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 07:28:20 PM »

The probably that the train will jump the track is increased by the square of the number of people watching.

Also by the value of the locomotive and cars. Roll Eyes
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brad

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 07:45:30 PM »

Trains will run FLAWLESSLY until a visiter comes.

Dull blades will aways cut you the deepest and hurt the most.

Things put away for safe keeping will remain that way... FOREVER.

There will be a day you open a box and it will be like Christmas all over (see last rule)

The amount of trouble, headaches, heartaches and just plain old greif a turnout will give you is directly affected by how hard it is to reach and how much it is used.

There will always be someone who knows more than you and some that think they do.

Dragging a double deck autorack  behind your 10 wheeler will always raise a rivet counters blood pressure by 10 points.

Having a Thomas engine pulling a freight train will make him pass out, but the kids will love it

You'll always find that slight kink in the track.. after you've ballasted.

Kids will ALWAYS ask "How fast does it go?"

The best thing a model railroader will ever hear is "That looks so real"

cheers
brad
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 11:59:12 PM »



Checking to see if some glue has held - is probably too soon!
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2007, 12:50:56 AM »

Have yet to see a scale I did not like!
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Stephen D. Richards

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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2007, 07:58:38 AM »

Ya never buy just one!  lol     Stephen
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Atlantic Central

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2007, 08:34:55 AM »

Stephen,

Definately, steam locos in particular must be bought in pairs and diesels in set of three or more!

Sheldon
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David(UK)

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2007, 10:36:08 AM »

The cost of what you buy for your Railroad is inversely proportional to what your financial controller allows you.
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Stephen D. Richards

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2007, 01:10:52 PM »

Sheldon, and I thought I was the only one!  lol    Stephen
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