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by DianneB
Mon May 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

So that's how I became "hard boiled"!
by DianneB
Sat May 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Don't you hate it when you join a machining forum and it suddenly turns into a train forum? Seems like that happens to me all the time.
The topic IS "live steam" and locomotives is 1/3 of the hobby or more.
by DianneB
Thu May 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

....but one that frustrates me is not being able to find the most noxious cuss word to use to satisfy my rant. Fortunately I can cuss in three languages - English, French, and Seneca .... oops, make that FOUR languages - forgot Ojibwa :shock: Seneca came in handy in school because the teachers had ...
by DianneB
Wed May 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

And WHY IS IT that when you drop a tiny part, it will ALWAYS bounce under the workbench to be forever lost among the dust and detritus that lives under there? That's why I keep my shop floor swept! Not that I am a "neat freak" but that I hate crawling around on my hands and knees looking for a tiny...
by DianneB
Wed May 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

And another thing: Slow runners .... HEY! I resemble that remark! :shock: I run a 7.5" Ga. 1962 LE American that will run at prototypical speed all day long (like 30 scale MPH) but if I open it up, even 'notched up', I can't maintain steam pressure (not that I would want to run at those speeds)! Th...
by DianneB
Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

-go for retirement. You'll be amazed at how you no longer have time to hold a job. I have been retired 7 years and can't believe how busy I am! I have considered going back to work so I will have some "free time" :wink: More Rants "Environmentalists"! We have lost the following to the "tree huggers...
by DianneB
Mon May 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

..... nothing works until enough code has been developed to do some basic input/output on the machine. As there are no clues left behind if the software isn't working.... I spent my lengthy career in electronics repair and design, starting in the days of vacuum tubes, through computers, and ending ...
by DianneB
Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

And another one: You have just finished that PERFECT paint job, the one you have spent hours on to get just the right finish. You clean up the painting equipment and put it away. When you return to your work to admire that perfect finish, there is a bug stuck right in the middle of the fresh paint! :D
by DianneB
Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

Reminds me of another one! Tiny hex-head nuts/bolts on models with no known wrench size! Not Imperial, not Metric ... British, maybe, they have some WEIRD sizes!
by DianneB
Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

Re: RANT THREAD?

You know, it is somewhat therapeutic to hear others have their trials and tribulations too! :D
by DianneB
Thu May 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 89
Views: 2633

RANT THREAD?

We don't have a "rant thread'? We SHOULD! (LOL!) I just spent three days re-plumbing the tender for my 1960s vintage LE American to provide a separate water feed for an injector and it necessitated removing the tender tank from the frame. The RANT is re-installing the truck when the tank is attached...
by DianneB
Thu May 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?

Thanks for the suggestions guys! $85 isn't a bad price for a new leadscrew and nut! (It will have to wait for next month's pension cheque LOL!) A trade would be good but all my live steam friends are also in the down-sizing phase and don't want to trade LOL! No Richard I DON'T want to cut internal A...