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    • December 12, 2014 9:26 PM EST
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      you are, or you're........

    • December 12, 2014 9:28 PM EST
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      Great idea for using what you have to create something....neatly done....

    • December 12, 2014 9:31 PM EST
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      Fred Mills, BSc, BS, SD (Hons) said:

      you are, or you're........

      Thank you Fred. As an aspiring author I am embarrassed by my spelling and grammar. When I concentrate on it I do fine,  I actually am complemented on my writing ability by my grad school instructors. But It is thanks in large part to the modern word processor catching my mistakes.

       

      I will hire a dang good proof reader for  my book.

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    • December 13, 2014 3:23 AM EST
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      EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

      A VERY good book for aspiring writers and others!

      This post was edited by Ross Mansell at December 13, 2014 3:23 AM EST
    • December 13, 2014 11:03 AM EST
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      Ross Mansell said:

      EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

      A VERY good book for aspiring writers and others!


      Wot Ross sed.

    • December 13, 2014 2:43 PM EST
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      Devon, to answer the original question, they are the bolsters out of one or another freight truck. Looking at the ends of the bolster, I would guess they are one of the sprung trucks, maybe a Delton, occasionally available on eBay relatively inexpensive.

      Bob C.

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    • December 31, 2014 8:07 PM EST
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      Graeme Price said:

      OK here goes

       

      As requested pictures of my gravel tubs with rivets made from greeting card embellishments.

       

      Evidently they are known as pearls and come in a large range of sizes I use the smallest ones.

       

      The tubs house the batteries and motor control board for an old Roundhouse "Big Hustler".

       

      The motor control is an LED dimmer with with picaxe reverse as described on Dabe Bodnar's

      site

       

      The tubs are from an article in an NZ online newsletter called the " Garden Whistle".

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/gap/Gravel%20tub.JPG

       

      http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/gap/2%20Gravel%20tubs.JPG

      I just bought some of those pearls. The rivets on my tender (Bachmann ten wheeler) are taller than the pins. The smallest pearls are almost a perfect match to the profile of the ones already on the tender. Top row is stock ones on the tender the lower ones are the pearls

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 10, 2015 11:18 PM EST
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    • May 10, 2015 2:22 AM EDT
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      Ok found another recycling item or at least a detail part from an unlikely place.

      This came out of a bag of candy. A party pinata filler 2# bag with toys and candy. It is 1 1/8 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. It has a handle on the side that will be removed. Not exactly a scale drum but a neat cheap detail part.

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    • November 13, 2015 12:58 AM EST
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      Well I wanted to share this recycling/tip I just came up with. I walked past my wood cart and say an old piece of egg crate lighting. you now the stuff made of plastic in little squares.

       

       

      Well anyway I instantly thought of a multi-pained window. So I started cutting. A 6 X 4 piece for a 24 panel industrial window.

       

       

      It was still too thick for my liking so I took it to my band saw and set up a tall fence and re-sawed it

       

       

      Now I have two for the price of one. They clean up nice with a file, removing the melted plastic left behind by the saw. They will still be a little thick to be prototypical but backed with some clear plastic such as one gets from those stupid unopenable packages and i think it will make for a great cheap multi-pain window.

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    • November 13, 2015 8:23 AM EST
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      A good idea Devon to cut them in half. 

      For industrial windows I use hardware clothe with 1/2 by 1/2 squares and put that over a piece of plexi to make a window. In this photo they are painted. 

      On the topic of recycling the grey tanks on the roof to the left are yogurt cups.

       

       

      This post was edited by Todd Haskins at November 13, 2015 8:25 AM EST
    • November 13, 2015 10:29 AM EST
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      Todd,

      I was actually looking for some hardware cloth to use because you had shown that trick earlier. I really liked the look of it. I was resolved to buy it when I saw this egg crate. 

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    • August 28, 2016 11:45 PM EDT
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      Recycled Fritos Display.

      I was by one of the local $ stores a while back and saw they were replacing the Fritos display racks. I asked what they were going to do with them, they said going into the dumpster. Hating to see them trashed I asked if I could take them, they said take them and I did.
      The big ones hold 4 big hauler sized cars or more smaller ones. Amazingly the wire in the racks are 45mm apart.
      Keep an eye out, very handy storage.
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      This post was edited by Dave Jacobsen at August 28, 2016 11:50 PM EDT
    • August 30, 2016 10:39 PM EDT
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      Dennis Serrine uses a similar idea:

       

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    • August 31, 2016 9:57 AM EDT
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      Score! For Dave!

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    • October 4, 2016 5:32 AM EDT
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      Not so much a recycle but more along the lines buying out of the railway environment.

      I am building some boxcars and am scratch building the bogies ( see my first attempt at scratch building thread), for bushes for the axles to run in I am using eyelets that are use in making cloth belts by home sewers.

      They have an inside diameter that is slightly larger than my wheel axles and are cheap to replace if they wear out which should be along time as I have lubricated them with lock graphite. 

    • March 25, 2017 7:57 PM EDT
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      I take apart old computers, VCRs, DVD Players, etc and there is a wealth of gears, motors, push buttons, connectors, small screws, brackets, flat cables, etc that I use all the time also I raid the wife's supply of long round pointed appitizer tooth picks which are great for cheap glue applicators, thin painter's tape cut into 3/32 strips and wrapped around brass rod to simulate lagging
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