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by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cant see old age
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: cant see old age

At the risk of further confusing you, if you have a 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel (and they are common enough), holding down the control key while scrolling the wheel works the same, larger or smaller. I tried it. It doesn't work, at least on Windows XP. Going by memory, if you go to 'Control ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cant see old age
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: cant see old age

WesHowe wrote:At the risk of further confusing you, if you have a 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel (and they are common enough), holding down the control key while scrolling the wheel works the same, larger or smaller.
I tried it. It doesn't work, at least on Windows XP.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: New welders
Replies: 12
Views: 4361

Re: New welders

I'd go with the Miller.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydraulic tether control valve
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Hydraulic tether control valve

Since the control signals are all logic level you could even use cat5 cable. I don't recommend that. CATx cable, the RJ-11/RJ-45 connectors on the cable ends amd the mating receptacles are not designed for use in applications that involve vibration. Eventually they will fail. We occasionally see th...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 102
Views: 38521

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

I'm hoping to get back on to this series in a couple of weeks. It'll depend on to what extent and how soon I regain full eyesight. The problem was a pretty serious one. :cry: Meanwhile, here's are some pictures of what the loco looked like about a year ago. I've only been able to intermittently work...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE
Replies: 27
Views: 3447

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE

LVRR2095 wrote:When I get on the scale it says...." One at a time please!"
Last time I stepped on a scale I was arrest for assault and battery. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 102
Views: 38521

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

Andrew Pugh wrote:I'm still checking back periodically for your next post BDD. :)
I'll get to it eventually. Recovering from major eye surgery right now.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas everyone!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 3193

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place...I'd like to build an Allen ten wheeler or mogul but I'd also wouldn't mind buying one as long as it was in running order and the price affordable. I'm currently active duty in the navy and belong to Chula Vista Live Steamers as an active member...Maybe yo...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: S-4 Fest
Replies: 52
Views: 14699

Re: S-4 Fest

atsfsteam wrote:For the record. I now have a coal fired Pacific that runs great. This is now just a bad memory.
Happy Steaming!
:D
Good news!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 173071

Re: Never enough time

We are still enjoying rock bottom gas prices, around $1.70 on the low end. Wish I could save some for later. When I was a senior in high school, regular was $0.25 and premium was $0.28 per gallon. There was no ethanol in the fuel and my 1957 Pontiac Chieftan could do zero to 60 in nine seconds and ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Blomberg Truck Castings
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Blomberg Truck Castings

Could you please post a picture looking down at the truck from the top?

Also, you said the parts are "cast iron." Is that grey cast iron? If so, wouldn't that be prone to fracturing if the truck is subject to sudden shock, as might be experienced during a derailment?