Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] - Part VI

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  1. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Cool:cool: I have read Nuts and Volts before, used to get Radio electronics and a few other electronics magazines back in the 80's-90's.

    If you want to learn some neat stuff look at radio shack for their engineers note book series a small book with circuits to build and learn from realy like the 555 timer circuits and the operational amplifiers op-amps it sounds complicated but they are very helpful and entertaining as well.:thumb: Soldering tip use a good verabile temp iron from Unger or weller for most projects a soldering gun is over kill:mrgreen:

    At a bare minimum you will want to learn 1. Ohms law 2. Identify basic components and their schematic symbols 3. And how to use DMM Digital Multi-meter:wave:
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 49 and very foggy this morning. The high will be in the upper 70's and it will be partly cloudy.

    I do believe that the catalytic converter on my car is stopped up. I'm can't afford to get it replaced right at this time so I'll just have to drill some holes in it and have the car sound like a tank for a month. Won't be the first time. Yesterday while in Alexandria a friend showed me what I took to be an Athearn RTR loco. It's a GP38-2 done up in the SF Kodachrome scheme. I've pretty much lost interest for the RTR series. He took the shell off and instantly got my attention. The chassis is 100% Athearn Blue Box! I just had to have it and determined that I wasn't leaving there without it. $25 later I left with it in my possession. It's even got the infamous BB jet400 sparky motor.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/1/2008

    Wind Chill: 49°F
    Humidity: 99%
    Dew Point: 49°F

    So Far Today
    High: 51°F
    Low: 46°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Important Message

    Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 AM cdt this morning.

    Today High: 78 Partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds late becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Tonight Low: 48 Partly cloudy until late night then becoming mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

  3. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Off to Miss Edna's [Todd's Train Depot]. I see we are still in the same old "buggy". Thought we would be riding in a now one with a new pot of coffee going. Have a good one.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Sometime tonight, my friend... We'll turn the Clocks back and put a "fresh one" on!!!!

    Affairs of State.. uh Have Taken Precedence over... The Affairs of State sign1

    ~~ Blazing Saddles
  5. John Baker

    John Baker Member


    Made it, The UK is here,
    The Old Country has finally caught up with you guys
  6. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    The damned system has screwed me AGAIN!!!
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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