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#1
Good morning, all.
Have some OJ and wake up.

Well, the one thing I DID NOT expect to see during a Las Vegas half time show was a marching band on the field. They even did formations (and spelled out USHER!)


Have a great day!
#2
Modeling Wizardry / Re: Considering 3d printing
January 31, 2024, 11:16:56 AM
Bob, you might want to try out TinkerCad. It is free, runs in the browser, not as a stand alone application. Chrome is recommended for this. I have messed around just a little with this. My results have been mixed, but that is to be expected when just starting out.

When I had a finished file project, I sent it to my local library system, which has some tech labs in some locations. For just the cost of the filament, I got back printed objects. While I might consider buying a machine in the future, this is a great way to try out the process.

A quick look online shows that the Seminole County library has this service. Other folks check your locale. There are also 'Maker Spaces' that cater to hobbyists in their communities.

I'm eager to see what this topic will grow into.
#3
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, Jan 19, 2023
January 19, 2024, 04:32:26 PM
Quote from: Janbouli on January 19, 2024, 02:13:04 PM-4 Celsius here , just googled to find that is 24,8 F.  What is F based on , 0 deg C is the freezing temp of water, and 100 C is boiling water.

Jan, if I remember my science lessons, Fahrenheit (yes, the scale is named for him) picked 100 degrees as the temperature of the human body (he was off a little) and zero was as cold as he could get with a mix of water, ice, and salt. Celsius did his work many years later and had better instruments.
#4
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, Jan 19, 2023
January 19, 2024, 12:00:42 PM
Good Morning, all

White stuff falling from the sky here in Cleveland...

In response to Jim's questions;


Should the Forum be promoted at swap meets or train shows? Would this get more visitors?

Should we have a wider focus, e.g. I have been active with a preservation group for the last year, is there interest in more info about the actual prototype, both historically and in museums, rail fanning, and excursions? Reading Bob, would you like some photos of a Rambles loco that will soon return to steam?

Just some questions, IMHO the Forum does an excellent job in the topics currently active and I enjoy all the content being posted.
#5
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, January 14, 2024
January 15, 2024, 10:32:42 AM
Late response, but I love the photo at Tom's. Hi to all the Florida crowd from frigid Ohio.

Jan, if you keep bringing up the topic of (real) football, I may have to sing...

Ajax, voor de Wereld Cup,
 and repeat
#6
Cloudy today, but we may get snow tonight.
Took down the outdoor Christmas lights, something I didn't want to do during those rainy days we had.
Will be spending tomorrow at the roundhouse...
#7
Kit Building / Re: FOS freebie and new tools
December 28, 2023, 08:54:59 AM
The pictures of the bracing are really helpful, since I have this kit as well. The thin laser-cut details like doors and windows can be a real challenge as one tries to keep the structure strong and square.
#9
Wish her a Happy Birthday, Bob.

Take her out to dinner and a show!

Make the most of it, and you won't even notice the day is so short!
#10
Speaking of SALT;

After shoveling the walk and front steps, I had to spread a little of it. Oh, well...Musn't complain too much, the driveway is always easy to do because it's so short. If I park the car in the drive, the bumper would stick out in the street.

#11
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday - December 17, 2023
December 17, 2023, 12:29:31 PM
Rainy here in Ohio as well.

Yesterday was the last scheduled work day at the roundhouse, where I do my 12 inch to the foot scale work. Anybody else here who gets to spend time with the prototype equipment? Want to hear more?

Finally, here is something to smile at:

#12
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday, Dec. 14
December 14, 2023, 08:02:07 AM
How many shopping days 'til Christmas? Better get busy...

The first Christmas concert by The Cleveland Orchestra was last night...Magnificent. Really gets me in the mood.

Wake up, y'all.
#13
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023
December 13, 2023, 10:34:02 AM
Cold here today...
Finally got one small control panel mounted. I used some LED's scavenged from Christmas lights as indicators, showing whether these storage tracks are powered or not.

Pictures in the future...
#14
Late check-in, but I have put up the Christmas lights outside today. Almost all of them lit up right away, so, not so bad...after all these are LED strings. I got rid of ALL the older strings before we moved back to Ohio.
#15
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday Nov. 28, 2023
November 28, 2023, 08:27:00 AM
Overnight, we have been blessed or cursed with six to eight inches of that white stuff. Going out now to clear the sidewalk. Maybe Tom can hire out the A & S Snowplow!
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