Greeblies

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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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 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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I tend to shout curses at the universe a lot these days. Usually it’s because some piece of overrated technology demands that I enter some “data” about myself for “security” when I know damn well they’re just rooting around for some information to sell, and that process of giving them the data fouls up what
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Bonus points if you name that movie. Well, I’m back. I guess I’ll keep on blogging. I caught and arrested a spammer this morning and I turned him over to the paramilitary militia that enforces the law in my area now that the police have been defunded. Damn. Democracy, ain’t it grand? Now where was
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I changed the appearance of this blog by just clicking on a new “theme.” The result is very jazzy, I think. This radical change reflects my mood. I’m pondering whether to remain in the blogging business. First off, it’s a lousy business. Actually, it’s not a business at all. It’s a hobby. So, like plastic
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Little Growly humming along at 3 volts I was all ready to complete my magnum opus but trying to get WordPress to let me put my damn video on my site, instead of using a “service” to do it– has exhausted my patience. Bye for today. Whip ’em tomorrow, though.

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