What do my fellow model railroaders think of model train shows? In this day and age of eBay and the internet it's hard to feel like you're getting a good deal anymore for the time you spend to go to a show. At the same time you meet interesting people and have the chance to come up with new ideas.
While eBay and the likes are very strong in presence and make it alot easier to access railroad stuff for a (very) good price, swap meets still can offer goods for a fair price. IMO their strength lies in finding 2nd hand material. It is a good alternative to extend your searching area. Sometimes it's just a matter of luck whether you find something useful or not.
>>978631 Swap meets are good for finding something you weren't actively looking for. Say, you just want some extra freight stock to fill out a yard? Hit up a swap meet, you'll find all the random stock you could dream of.
OP here. You both bring up good points. I try to look for new in the box out of production models and used stuff in great shape. I have a nice old collection from my father and I from years ago. I'm starting new with new motive power and rolling stock. Of course I'll still run some of the old stuff but I'm into DCC now and growing past the old standard 4x8 sheet of plywood.
I have gotten lucky and found a nice 8 car passenger set and many vehicles at swap meets. Some of those old guys hate haggling. Even with cash in hand. But for fill in pieces for background... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Bike fags sueing because the street car tracks cause them to crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuHjZaR9UDo "He has filed a lawsuit. It isn't the first. At least two others have been filed in Pima County Superior Court, claiming the streetcar tracks create a dangerous situation for those on two wheels." FUCK YOU, YOU DON'T PAY TAXES FOR THE ROAD YOU USE. http://www.kvoa.com/story/29861747/n4t-investigators-another-cyclist-files-lawsuit-over-streetcar-tracks
Some may remember this one from the troll bike thread, I finally was able to put a road fork and 700c front wheel on it, yet the top tube still slopes forward, perhaps even more so than before. Crazy ass frame. Also put on some cheapo brakes, they don't work great with v-brake levers but it's a low-speed commuter so no big deal. Handling feels very snappy, pretty fun to ride.
>Go to local bike shop to get first road bike >Turns out they're high end (Specialized, Felt etc) >Tell them I want a road bike and I've never had one before >End up walking away with a Specialized Diverge A1 for $880
It's a bit more than I wanted to spend but from looking at online reviews before finally buying the bike it seems really solid. What is /n/'s thoughts on this bike?
>>981300 My only thing right now is my front disc brake is making noise like it's scraping. I already took it back to have the brakes adjusted and at the shop it was fine but now it's making it again and I'm thinking I'm doing something wrong. From looking at the usermanual the quick release pin need to be supertight and the lever is supposed to be really hard to press down but maybe I tightened the pin to tight.
>>981302 No harm in taking it back to the shop if it's not a hassle to get there. In my experience, shops are committed to making sure your bike is functioning perfectly after you just purchased it - mostly because they want you as a long-term customer.
>>980636 Petty awesome. I can see the stars from my backyard. From a nearby park I can even see a clear view of the milky way. I go there to drink beer and play disk golf with my friends all the time. I often go hiking or fishing on the weekends.
I know the local cops by name. We're 95% white. Very little crime.
Clean air. Clean water. Clean streets. A community that helps each other and cares. It's safe and beautiful here. My home is comfy and my family is wonderful.
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Thanks to years of smoking weed in my youth (which in addition to ruining my academic career) I developed gynecomastia which I am pretty self-conscious about.
While I am thin and would otherwise look good in a jersey my nipples are shaped like cones so I never wear form fitting clothes. What do I look for in a jersey? Are there any out there that incorporate flattening pads?
>>980442 lift more and cut out all sources of estrogen in your life. almost all hygiene products and laundry soaps have things that cause your body to make more estrogen. look it up. else's my gyno quite a bit. smoke weed every day
I bet the replica would disintegrate under its own weight if you tried to float it, never mind being watertight for an extended period of time.
I wish I lived near Kentucky, I would totally go and visit this thing just to troll the tour guides working there. The bible says Noah and his family were sealed inside the arc for 40 days, how did they not asphyxiate from the methane coming off all the poop being generated by millions of animals and dinosaurs?
I don't know which board to go to but Long story short, I was stoned on eBay and bought a sailboat. I'm just curious how in over my head I am. I know little about sailing but have time and alittle money on my side.
Here is the boat. I live about 70 miles where it is moored.
I haven't paid anything yet and think I am just bailing on the whole deal. Here is the boat.
You know, here, in my country, if you don't wear a helmet and cause an accident, no matter if it was your fault or not, your anus gets stretched to the moon and back by your Insurance. I really hope for the people who don't wear a helmet that they got enough money to cover all the stupid expenses they get excluded from, and yes, this is totally legal
Listen up bikefags Im tired of all these fucking"cyclist" threads. All you faggots jerk each other off over your "gear" and your "share the road" bullshit. You're just as bad as the "cagers" you claim to hate so much. Creating obstructions on the road. Guess what?Trains are the superior form of transportation. How many people have been killed riding a train? That's right no one. Do I need a helmet or "bike lane"? Nope! Do I try to feel "superior" over my mode of transportation? Fuck no. Get... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>963603 Trainfags are way more annoying and autistic than bikefags any day of the week. Of course the fags that go on and on about buses and other shit like that are even worse, but you trainfags are still fags.
You can't own trains, unless they're model trains. You can own bikes, and you actually DO something with them other than sit there like a faggot and look at them; you RIDE them, and get fit and less fat thereby. Bikes therefore are superior to all other forms of transportation, PROVE ME WRONG.
Does anyone know legalities regarding buying a bike from a shop on layaway? My mother put a bike on layaway for me, for my birthday, and expected me to pay it off, the remaining $1000, to receive the bicycle. This was for me 21st birthday because she knew I liked riding my bike, and I really needed a new one.
The problem is, the bike shop didn't even ask her about sizing or anything, and when I went in they said they just put a 56cm on layaway, which is fine, but not exactly ideal. Furthermore, when I asked them about the 20% fee off they said I would receive... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>980120 My mother also asked when she made the arrangement if the bike was 50/34 and could easily go up mountains and if the cassette was a 32 because "he will be going up mountains and all over with this" they said that yes it'd be fine, this would be the bike. The bikes a 52/36 with a 28 in the back, which is definitely not what she asked for or exactly what I wanted or needed.
>>979824 The fastest I've gone is maybe close to 50mph, GPS said 47mph but it blinks out at the fastest part of that particular road. Anyway, that was plenty scary fast. No way in hell would I go over 200mph on a bicycle.
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