• Train collection / Magazines

    From Doctor Clu@VERT/NEWTONCT to All on Tue Dec 10 00:00:46 2019
    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains and magazines that probably was done in the 60's through the late 70's? If interested, write to drclu@swbell.net

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Doctor Clu on Mon Dec 9 17:26:26 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazines
    By: Doctor Clu to All on Tue Dec 10 2019 12:00 am

    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains and magazines that probably was done in the 60's through the late 70's? If interested, write to drclu@swbell.net

    I enjoy trains but havn't done anything with model trains since I was a kid..

    Nightfox

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Doctor Clu on Tue Dec 10 10:55:18 2019
    I have an N-gauge in a box from when I was in high School. So, 80-81.

    Grease
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Tue Dec 10 10:18:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to Doctor Clu on Mon Dec 09 2019 05:26 pm

    Re: Train collection / Magazines
    By: Doctor Clu to All on Tue Dec 10 2019 12:00 am

    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains and magazines that probably was done in the 60's through the late 70's? If interested, write to drclu@swbell.net

    I enjoy trains but havn't done anything with model trains since I was a kid.

    Nightfox


    My model railroad experience was more late 70's, eary 80's. There was a
    large walk-in closet in between my room and my sister's and my uncle built a table frame that fit so we could walk around it. The layout moved down to
    the basement, and I moved it to a sheet of 4x8' plywood. I had a loop within
    a loop with switches so I could run two trains on different controllers by isolating the inside loop from the outside loop throughslide on plastic
    track couplers. I ran HO trains, since that was popualr and I could find accessories for it at Meijers and Kay Bee Hobbies. I also had an AFX racing set, the one with the police car and semi tractor and trailer. That also fit on the layout. I didn't find out until recently AFX built track with
    railroad crossings to allow tracks to overlap.

    Model Railroader was the magazine I read the most. I'm still amazed at how mu ch detail some put into their trains and layouts.

    I've been chatting with modern railroading folks, and model railroading has also gone high tech. The trains are processor controlled, and the track acts as a network with each locomotive having an assigned address. You can
    control several trains on the same track without having to cut off or isolate them on separate circuits. LED lighting and fiber optics have also improved
    in keeping the scale of street lights and other small light sources.

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DOCTOR CLU on Tue Dec 10 10:22:00 2019
    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains and magazine
    s that probably was done in the 60's through the late 70's? If interested, wr
    te to drclu@swbell.net

    I have a small HO layout. I have not had much time to work on it in several years. Real life (and BBSing) have cut into my hobby time, as has a lack
    of funds. I really enjoyed it when I had time to work on it and run the trains.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Grease on Wed Dec 11 14:48:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Grease to Doctor Clu on Tue Dec 10 2019 10:55 am

    I have an N-gauge in a box from when I was in high School. So, 80-81.

    Grease
    darkmatt.synchro.net


    Most N-gauge layouts I've seen are done up to resemble large open desert vista s. It's tiny enough to make long runs of cars look cool. I'm an HO fan.
    The traditional O scale stuff tends to be out of scale and very toy-ish, and high rail O is meant to remedy that, howeveer the rail height is out of scale to handle the tighter turn radii that exists on O tracks. High rail is equivalent to a real rail being 1 foot tall.

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Moondog on Thu Dec 12 10:44:47 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Grease on Wed Dec 11 2019 02:48 pm

    Most N-gauge layouts I've seen are done up to resemble large open desert vista s. It's tiny enough to make long runs of cars look cool. I'm an HO fan.

    The one I have is a basic set. It would be something I'd be interested in when I retire and have room.

    Grease
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  • From Radiowave@VERT to Moondog on Thu Dec 19 11:20:06 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Nightfox on Tue Dec 10 2019 10:18 am

    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to Doctor Clu on Mon Dec 09 2019 05:26 pm

    Re: Train collection / Magazines
    By: Doctor Clu to All on Tue Dec 10 2019 12:00 am

    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains and magazines that probably was done in the 60's through the late 70's? If
    interested, write to drclu@swbell.net

    I enjoy trains but havn't done anything with model trains since I was a kid.

    Nightfox


    My model railroad experience was more late 70's, eary 80's. There was a large walk-in closet in between my room and my sister's and my uncle built a table frame that fit so we could walk around it. The layout moved down t
    the basement, and I moved it to a sheet of 4x8' plywood. I had a loop within
    a loop with switches so I could run two trains on different controllers by isolating the inside loop from the outside loop throughslide on plastic
    track couplers. I ran HO trains, since that was popualr and I could find accessories for it at Meijers and Kay Bee Hobbies. I also had an AFX racing
    set, the one with the police car and semi tractor and trailer. That also fit on the layout. I didn't find out until recently AFX built track with
    railroad crossings to allow tracks to overlap.

    Model Railroader was the magazine I read the most. I'm still amazed at how mu ch detail some put into their trains and layouts.

    I've been chatting with modern railroading folks, and model railroading has also gone high tech. The trains are processor controlled, and the track a
    as a network with each locomotive having an assigned address. You can control several trains on the same track without having to cut off or isolate them on separate circuits. LED lighting and fiber optics have also
    improved
    in keeping the scale of street lights and other small light sources.



    Wow, that's quite interesting, I would have never thought model trains would get so advanced.. Interesting info, thank's for posting.
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to DOCTOR CLU on Sun Dec 22 09:11:00 2019
    We have any train enthusiasts? Have a collection of model trains
    and magazines that probably was done in the 60's through the late
    70's? If interested, write to drclu@swbell.net

    I'm a railfan, and run a Trains Net on the Amateur Radio Mode of
    D-Star every Friday at 8pm Eastern Time. We discuss anything and
    everything related to trains and railroading...and have a railroad
    trivia question. The net meets on the QuadNet Array (www.openquad.net).

    Once licensed amateur radio operators check into the net for the first
    time, they are eligible for a commemorative certificate in PDF format.

    To become a ham radio operator, in the U.S. and its territories, one
    just needs to study and pass the Technician Class License Exam. Morse
    Code knowledge is no longer required to obtain an amateur radio license.

    The exam is 35 questions, multiple choice, drawn from a pool of over
    400 questions...covering rules, regulations, propagation, RF safety, and
    basic electronic theory.

    My late uncle, was the only other ham radio operator in the family,
    and he was the youngest engineer hired on by the Penn Central Railroad.
    So, he gave me my love of ham radio and trains.

    For more information, go to www.theweatherwonder.com/hamradio.htm

    Daryl Stout, WX4QZ, Conductor

    P.S. To see the logo of the Trains Net, and yours truly in his
    Conductors outfit (at the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff), go to www.qrz.com and search for WX4QZ.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to NIGHTFOX on Sun Dec 22 09:12:00 2019
    I enjoy trains but havn't done anything with model trains since I was a kid..

    I had several trainsets, but while I turned the power switch on the transformer to OFF, but didn't unplug it...and ended up burning it out.
    After doing that to several systems, my late parents said "No more train
    sets for you". <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to MIKE POWELL on Sun Dec 22 09:18:00 2019
    Mike,

    I have a small HO layout. I have not had much time to work on it in several MP>years. Real life (and BBSing) have cut into my hobby time, as has a lack MP>of funds. I really enjoyed it when I had time to work on it and run the MP>trains.

    That is true with ANY hobby. It's like the cartoon where the [insert
    hobby you do here] is purchasing the very basics when shopping,
    including the least expensive items.

    But, when it comes to events like ham radio, square dance, computer, railroad, or other conventions, it's "open the wallet wide", and there's
    money everywhere. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 27 16:23:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Daryl Stout to MIKE POWELL on Sun Dec 22 2019 09:18 am

    Mike,

    I have a small HO layout. I have not had much time to work on it in seve MP>years. Real life (and BBSing) have cut into my hobby time, as has a lack MP>of funds. I really enjoyed it when I had time to work on it and run the MP>trains.

    That is true with ANY hobby. It's like the cartoon where the [insert
    hobby you do here] is purchasing the very basics when shopping,
    including the least expensive items.

    But, when it comes to events like ham radio, square dance, computer, railroad, or other conventions, it's "open the wallet wide", and there's money everywhere. <G>

    Daryl


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    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby. Well,
    maybe softball or baseball, but then again some invest big money in a
    good glove and bat. If you're in a travelling league there's travel expenses (fuel, lodging.)

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 09:55:35 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 27 2019 04:23 pm

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Grease
    darkmatt.synchro.net


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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Sat Dec 28 08:50:00 2019
    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby. Well, maybe softball or baseball, but then again some invest big money in a
    good glove and bat. If you're in a travelling league there's travel expenses (fuel, lodging.)

    Back in the day, a lot of folks used to whittle. All that really required
    was a good knife and a source of wood (which could be free if you live in a wooded area).


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Grease on Sat Dec 28 11:46:00 2019
    Grease wrote to Moondog <=-

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Grease on Sat Dec 28 16:09:58 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Grease to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 2019 09:55 am

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.
    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer art. Writing, Blogging, Playing an Instrument. I have a friend that builds his own remote control planes. I mean the big ones with the gas engines or whatever the fuel is. Talk about expensive. If he crashes one he's in a bad mood for a week. That's not fun to me. Some people have money to burn I guess. ;-)


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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Gamgee on Sat Dec 28 16:34:54 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 11:46 am

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)

    Binoculars can get expensive. Books and checklists and such. ;)

    Grease
    darkmatt.synchro.net


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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 16:37:27 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:09 pm

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer art. Writing, Blogging, Playing an Instrument. I have a friend that builds

    Most expensive cost of all: time. :)

    Grease
    darkmatt.synchro.net


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Grease on Sat Dec 28 17:08:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Grease to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 2019 09:55 am

    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 27 2019 04:23 pm

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.


    Air brushes and thinners are pricey

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Gamgee on Sat Dec 28 17:09:00 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Ma
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 11:46 am

    Grease wrote to Moondog <=-

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)


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    A good pair of binoculars will set you back several hundred $$$

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 17:12:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:09 pm

    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Grease to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 2019 09:55 am

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.
    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer ar ut expensive. If he crashes one he's in a bad mood for a week. That's not fu


    H A V E N S B B S havens.synchro.net:23


    It's a matter of how far you want to go. Bird watching was mentioned, and I replied about the price of good binoculars. You could also get serious into
    it travel all over the world to spot birds.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 22:54:23 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:09 pm

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer ar Writing, Blogging, Playing an Instrument. I have a friend that builds his ow remote control planes. I mean the big ones with the gas engines or whatever fuel is. Talk about expensive. If he crashes one he's in a bad mood for a we That's not fun to me. Some people have money to burn I guess. ;-)



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Grease on Sat Dec 28 22:49:00 2019
    Grease wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)

    Binoculars can get expensive. Books and checklists and such. ;)

    Heh. Oh yeah. For a moment I was thinking you just sat on the
    back porch and watched any birds that might come into view.

    Actually you *could* just do that, and call it a hobby. Or maybe
    "entry level bird watching". :-)



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Sat Dec 28 22:24:05 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 11:46 am

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)

    But for bird watching, yout might need to buy a good pair of binoculars..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 22:24:48 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:09 pm

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer

    Is paper mache restricted to children?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Grease on Sat Dec 28 22:25:31 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Grease to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:37 pm

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby.
    Computer art. Writing, Blogging, Playing an Instrument. I have a
    friend that builds

    Most expensive cost of all: time. :)

    When people talk about cheap hobbies, usually they mean cheap as in little money cost. Hobbies are meant to fill time, so that shouldn't be a problem. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 22:26:43 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 2019 05:12 pm

    It's a matter of how far you want to go. Bird watching was mentioned, and I replied about the price of good binoculars. You could also get serious into it travel all over the world to spot birds.

    Bird watching, intersecting with a photography hobby, could combine to make a hobby of wildlife photography. Photography can also be an expensive hobby..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sat Dec 28 22:27:42 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: MRO to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:54 pm

    money is meant to be spent. usually if you are spending money you will have a better experience.

    I've often heard it's better to spend money on experiences rather than things, and generally I agree. But of course, you don't want to spend yourself into debt, and you'll want to save money for a rainy day and a retirement, etc..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Sat Dec 28 22:28:21 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:49 pm

    Heh. Oh yeah. For a moment I was thinking you just sat on the
    back porch and watched any birds that might come into view.

    Actually you *could* just do that, and call it a hobby. Or maybe
    "entry level bird watching". :-)

    :) That or "novice bird watching", or "amateur bird watching".

    Nightfox

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Gamgee on Sun Dec 29 09:41:00 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Ma
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:49 pm

    Grease wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)

    Binoculars can get expensive. Books and checklists and such. ;)

    Heh. Oh yeah. For a moment I was thinking you just sat on the
    back porch and watched any birds that might come into view.

    Actually you *could* just do that, and call it a hobby. Or maybe
    "entry level bird watching". :-)



    ... Objects may be closer than they appear.

    Yeah, that's entry level. Next step is better optics to identify details,
    then before you know it you're travelling to foriegn ports of call to spot
    less common birds

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 09:46:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:24 pm

    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 04:09 pm

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Maybe he meant "Adult Hobbies". BBsing is a inexpensive hobby. Computer

    Is paper mache restricted to children?

    Nightfox


    Some railroad modelers use paper mache over a chicken wire frame to create mountain formations and tunnels. I think the newer ways involve carving on foam blocks, but when done properly papier mache can look pretty good.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 09:54:00 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:27 pm

    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: MRO to HusTler on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:54 pm

    money is meant to be spent. usually if you are spending money you will have a better experience.

    I've often heard it's better to spend money on experiences rather than thing

    Nightfox


    Some things are needed for the experience. You could build a doll house out
    of simple hand tools, however with better tools, clamps and fixtures you can focus on other aspects of building and design over basic fabrication.

    When I used to play paintball, the rental markers were pretty basic, and if
    you wanted to play to your potential, you invested in nicer gear.

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Moondog on Sun Dec 29 14:00:25 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 17:08:00

    I am compelled to believe there is no such thing as a cheap hobby.

    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Air brushes and thinners are pricey

    who said anything about airbrushes and thinners? why would you use thinner on water color?

    newspaper
    some flour
    some water
    water color paints

    mix the flour and water into a thin paste; tear the newspaper into strips; drag the strips through the paste and shape into whatever... let dry until hard... maybe sand smooth if desired... paint it by dipping parts into the water color paints or just dip your fingers and spritz/flick the paint onto the model...

    so a little $ for flour and water colors... maybe some for sandpaper... that's almost as cheap as estes model rockets without the engines... i made them as models like some folks made the plastic cars...


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 13:34:11 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to Moondog on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:26 pm

    Bird watching, intersecting with a photography hobby, could combine to make a hobby of wildlife photography. Photography can also be an expensive hobby..

    Oh man. I Loved Photography back in my high school days. I took a photography course and we were given a professional 35 mm camera and 5 rolls of B&W film. We could us the dark room whenever we wanted. The teacher didn't interfere so we were able to develope the nude pics of our girlfriends. I was very surprised to learn that girls liked taking nude pictures. ;-) I wanted to continue with it but as you said it can be costly. Developing Color film was REALLY expensive in the 70's. Today you just toss your film in the mail and get them developed for 4 bucks. Do they even do that anymore now that smartphones have camera's??

    H A V E N S B B S havens.synchro.net:23

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to HusTler on Sun Dec 29 12:46:32 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 2019 01:34 pm

    costly. Developing Color film was REALLY expensive in the 70's. Today you just toss your film in the mail and get them developed for 4 bucks. Do they even do that anymore now that smartphones have camera's??

    I'm not sure there are many places that even develop film anymore, now that there are digital cameras. Unless you really like film photography, why bother when you can use a digital camera? Most places that do photo prints these days let you bring in photos on a memory card to print out for you. Some places (like Walgreens) have a web site where you can upload photos from home and they'll make prints for you to come pick up.

    Although my smartphone has a camera on it, I still prefer to use a dedicated camera when I want good results. With my cell phone camera, I've noticed when I zoom in on my PC, I often notice weird-looking artifacts. My smartphone is over 3 years old, so I know there's better stuff out now. I just haven't had a need to replace my phone yet (and it still seems like I just got my current phone recently). However, it seems to me smartphone cameras still can't do some things very well, like zooming in far - Smartphones just don't have enough room inside them for a lens mechanism that can do a good optical zoom. Also, I'd want a digital camera where I can shoot in RAW format for editing later - I've heard some recent smartphones can do that.

    Nightfox

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GAMGEE on Sun Dec 29 12:17:00 2019
    How about papier mache? Newspaper, goop, and watercolors.

    Pretty expensive when compared to........ bird watching. :-)

    And, they're watching you as their next "bomb target". <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Sun Dec 29 12:17:00 2019
    Most expensive cost of all: time. :)

    Another 4 letter word...like work. :P

    Daryl


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Nightfox on Mon Dec 30 10:03:45 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to HusTler on Sun Dec 29 2019 12:46 pm

    Although my smartphone has a camera on it, I still prefer to use a dedicated camera when I want good results. With my cell phone camera, I've noticed Smartphones just don't have enough room inside them for a lens mechanism

    Have you been able to check out the new iphones with 3 cameras? I'm curious what kind of quality pics they take. So you just drop off your memory card at walgreens/walmart? That's incredible. They do give it back right? Or are there desposable memory cards now? ;-)


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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Moondog on Mon Dec 30 10:36:04 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Moondog to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 05:08 pm

    Air brushes and thinners are pricey

    I was thinking back to kindergarten days.

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Gamgee on Mon Dec 30 10:41:51 2019
    Re: Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Gamgee to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:49 pm

    Actually you *could* just do that, and call it a hobby. Or maybe
    "entry level bird watching". :-)

    An epiphany! "Entry level napping"!

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Nightfox on Mon Dec 30 10:44:21 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Nightfox to Grease on Sat Dec 28 2019 10:25 pm

    When people talk about cheap hobbies, usually they mean cheap as in little money cost. Hobbies are meant to fill time, so that shouldn't be a problem. :)

    Ah, like Archie Bunker. Beer on a tv tray, watching the boob toob.

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to HusTler on Mon Dec 30 10:54:09 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 2019 01:34 pm

    Developing Color film was REALLY expensive in the 70's. Today you
    just toss your film in the mail and get them developed for 4 bucks. Do they even do that anymore now that smartphones have camera's??

    Any CVS Pharmacy will get them developed or enlarged, or put on a keychain.

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Daryl Stout on Mon Dec 30 10:55:36 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Daryl Stout to GREASE on Sun Dec 29 2019 12:17 pm


    Another 4 letter word...like work. :P

    or bills...oops.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to HusTler on Mon Dec 30 13:43:18 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Nightfox on Mon Dec 30 2019 10:03 am

    Have you been able to check out the new iphones with 3 cameras? I'm curious what kind of quality pics they take.

    I haven't seen those yet. But I know recent model iPhones seem to take pretty good photos. It seems smartphone cameras are getting pretty good, but I still think there are probably some things that a dedicated camera can do better, such as zooming, since a smartphone just doesn't have much room for a zoom lens mechnism.

    So you just drop off your
    memory card at walgreens/walmart? That's incredible. They do give it back right? Or are there desposable memory cards now? ;-)

    You don't even have drop off a card and come back. Many places I've seen have computers where you can plug in a memory card and select which photos you want to have printed, and they can print them right then. And with Walgreens, you don't even have to bring in a card if you don't want to - You can go to Walgreens' web site from home and upload the photos you want printed.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Mon Dec 30 18:31:00 2019
    Although my smartphone has a camera on it, I still prefer to use a dedicated ca
    era when I want good results. With my cell phone camera, I've noticed when I z
    om in on my PC, I often notice weird-looking artifacts. My smartphone is over >years old, so I know there's better stuff out now. I just haven't had a need t
    o replace my phone yet (and it still seems like I just got my current phone rec
    ntly). However, it seems to me smartphone cameras still can't do some things v
    ry well, like zooming in far - Smartphones just don't have enough room inside t
    em for a lens mechanism that can do a good optical zoom. Also, I'd want a digi
    al camera where I can shoot in RAW format for editing later - I've heard some r
    cent smartphones can do that.

    I always take my digital camera with me when I go photographing cars, lighthouses, etc. If I have to use the phone camera, I always make sure to take 2 or 3 pictures of the subject so that I am more likely to get one
    that is good. Unless I goof, I usually don't have that problem with the camera, even though it is ~ 20 years old, only 4 MP, and would not have
    been "serious photographer" equipment even back then. :)


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mike Powell on Mon Dec 30 17:40:49 2019
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Mike Powell to NIGHTFOX on Mon Dec 30 2019 06:31 pm

    that is good. Unless I goof, I usually don't have that problem with the camera, even though it is ~ 20 years old, only 4 MP, and would not have been "serious photographer" equipment even back then. :)

    I remember seeing some digital cameras in the late 90s/early 2000s that would save photos to a floppy disk. That seems silly now, since my digital cameras these days can easily save jpegs that are around 14 megabytes each, and the RAW format files are much bigger. And I remember when I got my first computer which had a 10 megabyte hard drive..

    Nightfox

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  • From Mike Powell@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Tue Dec 31 13:47:00 2019
    I remember seeing some digital cameras in the late 90s/early 2000s that would s
    ve photos to a floppy disk. That seems silly now, since my digital cameras the
    e days can easily save jpegs that are around 14 megabytes each, and the RAW for
    at files are m

    Mine saves pictures to an XD card. I think that newer cameras use the more popular SD cards now. I do remember using one with a floppy back in the
    mid 1990's. It belonged to a family member. It was actually nice because, back then, evey PC had a floppy drive and it was real easy to copy the
    pictures off onto the PC. They were not as high-quality as you can get
    now, though.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 01:00:00 2019
    Another 4 letter word...like work. :P

    or bills...oops.

    That's 5...because of taxes. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 01:02:00 2019
    I was thinking back to kindergarten days.

    Now, they "play doctor". :P

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 01:03:00 2019
    An epiphany! "Entry level napping"!

    I snoozed through the exams. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mike Powell on Tue Dec 31 23:25:06 2019
    Re: Digital Cameras
    By: Mike Powell to NIGHTFOX on Tue Dec 31 2019 01:47 pm

    I remember seeing some digital cameras in the late 90s/early 2000s that
    would s ve photos to a floppy disk. That seems silly now, since my
    digital cameras the e days can easily save jpegs that are around 14
    megabytes each, and the RAW for at files are m

    Mine saves pictures to an XD card. I think that newer cameras use the more popular SD cards now. I do remember using one with a floppy back in the mid 1990's. It belonged to a family member. It was actually nice because, back then, evey PC had a floppy drive and it was real easy to copy the pictures off onto the PC. They were not as high-quality as you can get now, though.

    My first digital camera was a 2003 model and it used an SD card for storage. It could have been an early adopter of SD cards, I suppose.. All the digital cameras I've used since that one used SD cards.

    Nightfox

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 2 10:14:52 2020
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Daryl Stout to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 2019 01:00 am

    or bills...oops.
    That's 5...because of taxes. <G>

    Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and Murphy's Law.

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 2 10:15:43 2020
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: Daryl Stout to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 2019 01:02 am

    I was thinking back to kindergarten days.
    Now, they "play doctor". :P

    All I did then was eat dirt.

    Grease
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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 2 10:16:21 2020
    Re: Re: Train collection / Ma
    By: Daryl Stout to GREASE on Tue Dec 31 2019 01:03 am

    An epiphany! "Entry level napping"!
    I snoozed through the exams. <G>

    A+

    Grease
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to HusTler on Thu Jan 2 15:25:00 2020
    Re: Train collection / Magazi
    By: HusTler to Nightfox on Sun Dec 29 2019 01:34 pm


    Oh man. I Loved Photography back in my high school days. I took a photogra velope the nude pics of our girlfriends. I was very surprised to learn that
    your film in the mail and get them developed for 4 bucks. Do they even do t

    H A V E N S B B S havens.synchro.net:23


    A friend of mine has a couple of vintage non-military planes, and a photographer buddy of his brings by models wanting to do pinup style photos
    on a regular basis. He also stores cars for people, so there's no shortgae
    of props to film the girls with.

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Fri Jan 3 00:38:00 2020
    or bills...oops.
    That's 5...because of taxes. <G>

    Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and Murphy's Law.

    You forgot the call of nature....at the most inopportune time.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Fri Jan 3 00:38:00 2020
    I was thinking back to kindergarten days.
    Now, they "play doctor". :P

    All I did then was eat dirt.

    I don't remember what I did back then...I vaguely remember first
    grade, in that I nearly flunked it because I had such poor handwriting,
    and couldn't follow directions.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to GREASE on Fri Jan 3 00:39:00 2020
    An epiphany! "Entry level napping"!
    I snoozed through the exams. <G>

    A+

    Good, I'll take my diploma now. <G>

    Daryl


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