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by Railwaymodeler
Fri Apr 12, 2019 18:45
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: Changes. Changes never change.
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Changes. Changes never change.

Nostalgia is a powerful force?
by Railwaymodeler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 16:34
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

@ZYX Model trains and Christmas are still a big thing in the US. While the idea of a train under a Christmas tree started in Germany, it really took off in the US. Every year I get more and more repair work, old trains brought to me for repair in time for Christmas.
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Apr 02, 2018 23:28
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

I just noticed that the layout in my profile picture was from no later than 2007, as the layout in the picture was dismantled that year when I moved to a nicer apartment. I still have that old caboose (It is a pre-WWII model) and even the whistle post (The sign with the letter W, which tells an engi...
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Apr 02, 2018 23:25
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Indeed, it's kind of sad that this site is pretty much done, there's a lot of members on here I never met in real life, but because they were around for many of the important events of the last 10 years of my life (Or thereabouts) I feel I can honestly call friends.
by Railwaymodeler
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:57
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Having been through some serious stuff in my life, that is why I am very open minded. One thing I have kept in mind during the worst of the bad times is that most people who did something towards the common good, have suffered in some way or the other. eMTE has a good point how what appears on the s...
by Railwaymodeler
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:25
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Oh, you mean the "All hell breaks loose, then calms down, then breaks loose again, then all is right for a few years or so, then all hell really breaks loose again?" Yeah, it's been an adventure to say the least!
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:25
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Yes, as busy as I have been repairing trains for customers at the hobby shop, it's a good sign that a clean, productive, educatonal hobby is still relevant in today's world. Word is getting out about a small store that can fix pretty much any model ever made, with a repairman whose personal train co...
by Railwaymodeler
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:28
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Hate group does not begin to describe them. Modern day Nazis would be pretty close. When I was much younger, I was in a facility that Autism Speaks has praised. It was a living Hell on Earth. Female "Inmates" (As we often referred to ourselves, a sort of dark humor way to refer to being in a place t...
by Railwaymodeler
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:25
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Heh, so it isn't just me then? That's a relief. Nah, I've never been one for the very abstract. My mind works in diagrams and schematics. Ever see the movie The Aviator, with Leo DiCaprio playing Howard Hughs? A scene when Howard is asked about a part on the Hercules (Or Spruce Goose if you prefer) ...
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:21
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

eMTe, I sometimes wonder how you come up with your posts. They have a sort of surreal feeling to them.
by Railwaymodeler
Thu Jul 27, 2017 18:36
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: Steam Codes
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Steam Codes

Thanks Dizi, Train Valley is amazingly addictive.
by Railwaymodeler
Thu Jul 27, 2017 18:35
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

The Treaty of Versailles has a bit to do with Hitler's rise too. The economic chaos Germany was in because of the harsh terms, and the French bearing down harder and harder. Hitler did have a convenient scapegoat, the Jewish and the Communists (Which he felt were closely intertwined). A scapegoat th...
by Railwaymodeler
Wed Jul 26, 2017 0:23
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

This would be why I focus less and less on IT work and more and more on repairing/selling trains and managing a model railroad club. Most of the work that is brought to me is antique trains. But then, aside from the microchips in modern models, the core technology has not changed much since the 1920...
by Railwaymodeler
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:42
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

I also worry about such things. I am in charge of the websites for the hobby shop, and Bob (Shop owner) specifically wanted to keep the same look for his site that he's had since the late 1990s. Tables with visible borders, a light marble background - with the 10px thick table borders, it does conve...
by Railwaymodeler
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:49
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: Steam Codes
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Steam Codes

I take it I would need to create a Steam account (Should not be a problem), but take a guess which game I am interested in. Come on, guess. Should not be very hard!
by Railwaymodeler
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:35
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Internet evolution is something that interests me. In some ways, visually speaking, it has greatly evolved. I remember the first website I built around 2002. A Geocities site, built with Frontpage (Making FP sites work in Geocities sure was interesting!) and it certainly looked the part of a site fr...
by Railwaymodeler
Fri Mar 31, 2017 19:56
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Yup. I know how that all goes. I built myself a nice machine out of a damaged laptop. Hooked an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse to it. It's a machine only a couple years old, plays Trainz 12 nicely. Then it died again. Not a major issue. Traced it down to a burned power board (A small board wi...
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Mar 06, 2017 0:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Speak it loud. Do you play old games anymore?
Replies: 24
Views: 7664

Re: Speak it loud. Do you play old games anymore?

Nowadays I have DOSBox installed which works fairly well for me. Sometimes I need to adjust CPU settings in it using the function keys, but otherwise, it's great. Much as I do love OpenTTD (Open source remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe) playing the original Transport Tycoon from 1994 is still fun. P...
by Railwaymodeler
Mon Mar 06, 2017 0:10
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: What games are you playing currently
Replies: 328
Views: 74129

Re: What games are you playing currently

Having built myself a new PC a few months ago, basically out of the carcass of a fairly new laptop (About 2 years old) that had broken hinges, broken screen, and damaged casing (Functioned perfectly otherwise though), which I connected an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, I've been spending more...
by Railwaymodeler
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3722
Views: 441372

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Never seen the Die Hard movies. Maybe now I should go rent one, now that you got my curiousity piqued. first time I saw the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" I immediately saw parallels to my life. I tend to think of myself as a combination of optimist and realist. Yes, things are going to happen...