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by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Forum Board Statistics

It's me again. I'll re-state as gentlemanly and politely as possible that the original question was not intended as any form of insult toward any individual, moderator, or owner of the board. That would serve no purpose, especially for me who cares for a family miniature railroad legacy dating back ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Forum Board Statistics

Attitude and tone are often difficult to express via the written word. It's unfortunate the question was taken as insulting for it was not intended to be. I'll make note that the statistics are what they are, represent what has been, and are not created for any other purpose. Thank you gentlemen. John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Forum Board Statistics

Forum Board Statistics. Acknowledging up front the following inquiry likely belongs in the Site Software Questions and Answers board. When one scrolls all the way to the very bottom of the Forum Board Index at this site, a label titled STATISTICS can be observed. Could/can someone more fully explain...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 10 Plastic Tie performance Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: 10 Plastic Tie performance Questions

Twenty first century plastic railroad ties are going to outlast most metal adhered to them. Many kinds of metal fastened to a "tie" is going to wear out. It's where most, if not all the wear takes place. The wheels riding on the rail will wear out too. The ties' job is to stand up to the environment...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike

Many of "us" in the Midwest have fond memories of visiting Bill Fitt's track nestled in the woods close to Lake Meauwataka near Cadillac, Michigan. Bill passed away before I had any opportunity to meet him. His son Paul left all of us too soon as well. Bill's effort toward concrete ties was quite co...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

The recent chatter related to new, (CNC) verses the old (talented use of hands) way of doing things... certainly establishes passionate opinions. Some of you among the board may appreciate the website of, Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology. I found the page link of "curves"... well... I'll let y...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 19” ga RR Crane
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: 19” ga RR Crane

Quite a "find" Glenn. Very impressive.

Thanks for sharing this.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1354

Re: Schematic Symbol questions

It appears to be an IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) symbol. The burdensome task in determining what IEC publication number to reference to find the exact meaning of the symbol is a big obstacle in learning what it may actually represent. For sake of example, IEC 60034-8 is Part 8 of ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts

I just happened notice Harold is now into the 17,000's.

And to think that among all those posts, his clarity, wisdom and just plain "fairness"
has been the backbone of this board for a very high percentage.

If it's worth congratulating, I'll toss out a reminder for him, "Thank You!"

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 4777

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

An analogy of using pen and paper, the typewriter, and later on... the word processor utilizing the power of a computer comes to mind with all of this discussion. One could argue that Dave is not using film cameras and editing his video content with a razor blade. Someone might say, they could draw ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New and shiny or weathered?
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: New and shiny or weathered?

New and Shiny or Weathered? Indeed… it’s whatever brings the enjoyment factor. (No controversy required ; ) Outdoor miniature railroading has the attributable luxury of having it both ways. A railcar can run down the track painted fresh and “New” as delivered from the fabrication bench top. Then, as...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN

This thread discussing Gillette's Castle State Park may be appreciated by a few folks here. I remember reading about Mr. Gillette's railroad when I was a kid. Here's the URL to the discussion in case you've not stumbled upon it yet: http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42284 For me, it ref...