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Brushpainter

Well look, I already told you! I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What is wrong with you people?

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This blog entry will be all fluff, so if you’re dedicated to brush painting, and read only the meatiest meaty bits, then you’ll need to pass on this one. I’ve had some other hobbies going on. The best news I’ve had in a while is the mysterious reappearance of Windows Live Movie Maker. I’m no
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Thank God for the word “greeblies.” I’m told, after doing a little googling, that “greeblies” might be a vulgarization of the distinguished old word “greebles.” Nonsense. At Oxford WE always pronounced it “GREE-BLEES.” Greebles! What rot! So, having added more greeblies, my bizarre take on the immortal “DASH 8” is looking more pro all the
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This will be a short note to keep my rabid fans from tearing me apart in frustration. An “impression” of the famous “DASH 8” locomotive from our friends at General Electric. This is one of two locos purchased for about twelve bucks each (plus shipping) on eBay. This was painted– er, I mean decorated– using
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I’m doing exactly what I said I wouldn’t do. Turning my layout into a workspace and using it for storage. SHAME! FOR SHAME! Enough shaming. I spent some time with a soldering iron yesterday and discovered that I’m a natural at soldering itsy bits. I restored the Minitrix U-28C to the same sorry lighting state
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Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? Robert Browning This is not my attempt to win The Turner Prize. Unless they WANT to give me that prize… Putting LED lighting into some little n-scale models is easy… but in others it’s practically impossible without special tools and access to
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I now have a little collection of n scale locomotives, and all of them “need” lights in order to look cool. Here’s a list of what is in play. Minitrix E7 (has an LED light) Minitrix U28C (had an in-can-decent light but I removed it) Bachmann GP40 (has an LED light– front and back!) Bachmann
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After living in model railroad land for a while, I feel the need to write an essay about the way that moving from one hobby to another is like moving from one country to another. No, seriously. It’s a cool metaphor. OH SHUT UP AND LISTEN. I spent some time trying to determine what two
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I’m too lazy to take photos today. So I’ll use old photos– if I use photos at all. I just met David K. Smith, and now he may be gone. He was a nice guy. I only knew him for a short while. On the internet. For a moment. And then he vanished. I’ve been
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Lots of people have been trying to talk the problem of space flight to death. Space X is actually doing something about it. Right now, at 17:00 Central Daylight Time the final portion of the Demo 2 Mission to the ISS is getting ready to start up. If everybody were like me, the streets would
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I thought I’d better do another blog entry or I’ll just forget about it and wake up six months later and wonder whatever happened to that blog thing? I’m really enjoying this new hobby. I’m talking about watching Youtube. Surely, Youtube is the future of television, and anybody that can’t see that is probably a
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