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Forum: HO Scale 01-14-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Gramps
Looks good but complicated, above my pay...

Looks good but complicated, above my pay grade.:thumbsup:
Forum: Union Station 01-14-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 271,651
Posted By Gramps
Wipe Sweat From Brow A nurse just finished a busy 12 hour shift in the...

A nurse just finished a busy 12 hour shift in the ER and stops for a bottle of wine and some groceries. She tries to sign her credit card receipt but the clerk says, "Miss you are trying to write...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By Gramps
It seems to me that you would have to have the...

It seems to me that you would have to have the locos push cars on to the barge because of the locomotive weight. Without a way to turn the loco it will get stuck behind the cars in the dead end red...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-06-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Gramps
I'm jumping in with additional questions: What...

I'm jumping in with additional questions: What is the minimum thickness foamboard to use? Do you need a special tool to cut it?
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-05-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Gramps
Nice pick-up. You mentioned the demise of Casey...

Nice pick-up. You mentioned the demise of Casey Jones and I had just read that between 1890 and 1917 an average of over 20 railroad worked died per day in accidents in the USA.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-05-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By Gramps
Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing your...

Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.:thumbsup: I saw many railroad tugs and barges in the 50's in New York Harbor.
Forum: N Scale 01-03-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Gramps
Many of the Long Island RR commuter trains were...

Many of the Long Island RR commuter trains were powered by MP15 switchers. Go for it.
Forum: Union Station 01-02-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Gramps
I'm not positive about that but it was done on...

I'm not positive about that but it was done on one of the sitcoms.

There is no calendar year 0 so as far as year zero, would not 00:01 of year one start after 24:00 of year 1 BC?
Forum: Union Station 01-02-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Gramps
If I remember correctly this was a bit on...

If I remember correctly this was a bit on Seinfeld.:D
Forum: Union Station 01-01-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Gramps
I couldn't believe it when during the broadcast...

I couldn't believe it when during the broadcast ABC actually showed a clip of Barbara Walters and 20-20.:laugh:
Forum: Union Station 12-31-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Gramps
Yes, Healthy and Happy New Year to all.

Yes, Healthy and Happy New Year to all.
Forum: My Layout 12-29-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 24,726
Posted By Gramps
Great work as usual.:thumbsup:

Great work as usual.:thumbsup:
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-28-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Gramps
An observation about Observation Cars

Over Christmas I saw my grandson's Polar Express train and I noticed that the Observation Car had a rounded end with an open platform. I did a search through some photo archives and I found plenty...
Forum: My Layout 12-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Gramps
Great photos, thanks for posting.:thumbsup:

Great photos, thanks for posting.:thumbsup:
Forum: Union Station 12-23-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By Gramps
You guys lost me at "obliquity" and...

You guys lost me at "obliquity" and "ecliptic".:D
Forum: My Layout 12-23-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Gramps
Allen later incorporated his original G&D into a...

Allen later incorporated his original G&D into a much larger version. I remember it being featured in Model Railroader in the late 70's or early 80's. I'm looking forward to your updates.
Forum: Union Station 12-22-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Gramps
It seems like a problem for the crew. They have...

It seems like a problem for the crew. They have to increase power for the curve and they should know the light cars are in front so I'm guessing they should increase gradually. Does that sound...
Forum: Union Station 12-22-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Gramps
Thanks for the explanations.

Thanks for the explanations.
Forum: Union Station 12-21-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Gramps
I don't understand why the location of the...

I don't understand why the location of the lighter cars determines if they are more likely to derail. If it was the speed of the train at that point it would seem that they would be equally liable...
Forum: Union Station 12-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 271,651
Posted By Gramps
A guy is watching the weather report with his...

A guy is watching the weather report with his air-brained wife when the announcer says "We will get 6" of snow today so cars have to park on the odd numbered side of the street for plowing".
She...
Forum: Union Station 12-20-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Gramps
Good health and success for all my family. ...

Good health and success for all my family.

As a bonus I would like to see Barbara Walters host the Times Square ball drop New Year's Eve so we could hear her say "I'm Barbara Walters and this is...
Forum: HO Scale 12-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By Gramps
What hat?

What hat?
Forum: HO Scale 12-17-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Gramps
I had an AHM set back in the 70's and I always...

I had an AHM set back in the 70's and I always wondered if they were part of Rivarossi because the rolling stock looked alike.:dunno:
Forum: Union Station 12-15-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Gramps
I will pass because my farts are working very...

I will pass because my farts are working very efficiently but I thought the ad was a gas.:rolleyes:
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-15-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Gramps
Are you talking about baggage/RPO cars or actual...

Are you talking about baggage/RPO cars or actual freight cars as in a mixed train which many short lines used? My understanding is RPO's were first, then baggage then passenger cars.
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