John Caughey said:
In 1995 I escorted my old man to his 50 year ... moreJohn Caughey said:
In 1995 I escorted my old man to his 50 year reunion with shipmates from the Natrona, a naval supply ship. They sat off shore on all the big Pacific battles. I heard many a story about the war that Dad never spoke about. He was a Chaplain and had entered service later in life than 'his boys' had.
They told me many stories and personal fears that their Chaplain helped them resolve. That gave quite an insight to what it means to serve.
I offer my true gratitude to all who have served, be it in war or peace. You were there, ready to sacrifice, if need be.
This day is for those who gave all.
Thank you for this story. My son (Iraq combat Veteran) will be escorting me to my 50 year Reunion of the 9th Inf Div in Ft. Riley, Kansas next week.
A Co. 3/60th, 9th INF DIV
Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta
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Also in New Mexico.. Law of the West. Open carry i... moreAlso in New Mexico.. Law of the West. Open carry in NM. You can legally pack any side arm, or rifle on any public space. They do restrict the carrying into saloons though. City halls, courthouses and etc are also off limits. A few years back a local liked to walk the streets with his rifle slung over his shoulder, and two Colt 45's on his hips. Ya he got stopped a few times, he never had anything chambered. Got a lot of attention. BTW no one ever harassed him. less
NOTE: On using the pink or blue foam board. The rec... moreNOTE: On using the pink or blue foam board. The recent panels that I purchased had a thin plastic sheet applied to both sides. I think that this is a vapor barrier. If you are going to glue up pieces to get a thicker stack. You should peel off the plastic film before gluing. If you don't, you can get separation of the glued up layers at the plastic to foam side, and the plastic will be glued to the plastic of the adjoining pieces, but not to the foam to foam. Easily separated plastic to foam. Without the plastic sheets, the foam itself will break before the glue joint.
Also remove the plastic if you want any paint to stick. Stays on the foam, not so good to the plastic. less
Oops I meant 289, not 283. The 283 was a Chevy motor, I guess I ... moreOops I meant 289, not 283. The 283 was a Chevy motor, I guess I made a slip. My wife's 66 mustang had a 289 that was built to a high performance 302. Problem was the idiot who did the motor conversion put this 289/302 in a mustang that originally had a 6 cylinder in it and did not bother to up grade the driveline. Kept chewing up U-joints and droping a front one on a rough rode at 50mph is well. . .exciting and expensive.
David Maynard said:
Devon, and where is the next closest Lowe's?... moreDavid Maynard said:
Devon, and where is the next closest Lowe's? They should work something out with another location to fulfill the order.
That will be my conversation with the manager tomorrow. The next closest Lowes is about 20 minutes away from me in the other direction. The guy on the phone sounded about 12 and made it clear he had no authority to do anything about my situation. So tomorrow I will not wait for a call form a manager but will instead call them first thing and see if they can get some from another store, or if mine is really hiding somewhere, or if I can get my money refunded and see if HD will price match. The problem is this was a good deal on the price so not sure if I can get someone to match the price. I might even see if I can demand they "fix" the problem by giving me the equivalent amount of concrete in the 80# sacks. We will see.
I usually have great luck with Lowes. This is really only the first time I have had a problem like this. I hope they make right by it and I get... less
Dan, have you looked at the newer unit?
The socket is in the ten... moreDan, have you looked at the newer unit?
The socket is in the tender, thus there is a power connection already between the 2, power pickup, motor, and headlight, 6 pins I believe.
You can see the black ribbon cable and the white connector at the tender in the picture below:
John's idea sounds reasonable, as long as the brass tube i... moreJohn's idea sounds reasonable, as long as the brass tube is big enough to not restrict the flow, alternately opening up any existing hole in the plastic shell should only have cosmetic effect.
Thanks Andy. Oddly enough, it doesn't move. I don't know if it's... moreThanks Andy. Oddly enough, it doesn't move. I don't know if it's the brand I'm using or what. But when the yard flooded, the mulch stayed, except where the little church will be. Some of that moved. But storms don't seem to bother it. I wanted to use low growing ground cover, but we won't be living here long enough for it to take over.
Thanks Mike! Yeah, the more I look at it the less I like that bush. It will be relocated. I picked up 9 more dwarf spruces yesterday. I may go grab a few more tomorrow. less
on a recent and shown on this site layout tour, one absolutely s... moreon a recent and shown on this site layout tour, one absolutely stunning layout is in the gentlemans front yard, and I was amazed noone had messed with it. We have in my nice neighborhood, on my short street alone 3 police officers, but we also have one bad seed(scrote) who I do not trust , so things will stay in the back. It sucks we live in a time where you have to keep everything under lock and key, because if I could I would have something running daily in the front yard to get interest in our hobby, and to grow it. less
Looking for a loop of Kalamazoo Toy Trains track. Would li... moreLooking for a loop of Kalamazoo Toy Trains track. Would like enough to make a large loop to take my Autism Express to shows and run. Since I am going with a Kalamazoo theme to the whole thing, might as well hunt down a loop of thier track. Thanks Mike
This is the Goat Canyon Trestle, sometimes called the Corrizo Go... moreThis is the Goat Canyon Trestle, sometimes called the Corrizo Gorge Trestle, on the San Diego, Arizona and Eastern Ry Co. Here, the guard rails are on the outside of the gauge, and are made of wood.
You could rent a bender, ask Joane.
I used a 8 foot flex track a... moreYou could rent a bender, ask Joane.
I used a 8 foot flex track and bent into a 29 inch circle. No power issues, only one clamp per rail!!
Vincent D'Agostino said:Can I come, I will bring the rain!..or t... moreVincent D'Agostino said:Can I come, I will bring the rain!..or the wind and cold weather like when Penny & I stopped by!
Sure Vinny, the more the merrier...................we'll make an operator out of you yet.....................
Print your parts 3% oversize and I'll cast them in bronze. Half ... morePrint your parts 3% oversize and I'll cast them in bronze. Half way between brass and mild steel in hardness. Can cast white bronze for the steel look.
I'm still moving forward with this idea...
Fred Mills said:
The Craigleigh yardmaster is fully in favour of... moreFred Mills said:
The Craigleigh yardmaster is fully in favour of a signal to protect entrance to the Craigleigh yard limits. Too often crews seeing a clear track ahead when ready to depart St.Helens, just head right up towards the yard limit, without clearance, from the yard master. The dispatcher seems unable to control this action, in spite of advising all trains to get clearance.
This may be the perfect location to install a "Crash board".......as described in another thread on operations.
Hey! Don't go messing with my Mount St. Helens hump yard. less
I have Illustrator CS5. I need to take a multi colored RR... moreI have Illustrator CS5. I need to take a multi colored RR logo and disect it to create cutter paths for a vinyl cutter for each color to create the logo in multi layers of cut vinyl.
It used to be simple steps in IL4 ( export EPS paths for cutting ) IL4 won't run on my new MACs
That command is no longer there. So now how do you get the EPS paths?
I personally wired my FAs together and installed a original trac... moreI personally wired my FAs together and installed a original trackside 10 amp Train Engineer; I ended up using a 13 amp hour Tenergy 14.8V Li-Ion as I figured I'd need the amperage.
Don Sweet said:
Hi Guys, Greg suggested using Visaton ... moreDon Sweet said:
Hi Guys, Greg suggested using Visaton speakers. The 2.5" FRS7 greatly improved the sound. Next I tried a 3" speaker from Dayton RS75-4 available from Parts Express. This is a better fit and sounds great. However, I immediately heard the vibration. I used rope caulking to seal the tender shell against the fame and this eliminated the vibration. If sound quality is very important to you then I would try either one of these speakers.
Vibration of the tender shell? Jut like the truck lids of all the cars owned by the 20 something guys around here..... less