Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Refrigerator problems…..solved?

For the last month or so the center panel of our side by side refrigerator has been heating up. I read online last night that it might be caused by a bad fan or dirty coils. Well, today I had to leave work early for a sick child. Perfect time to work on this problem! I get the child squared away and then get out many assorted tools I might need. Starting with a mop and vacuum I move the fridge out. Guess I should do that more than once every 10+ years. Yuk! Then sit down behind it and take the back cover off…..and find the problem staring me right in the face….

Warning, don’t hit more if you have weak stomach….If you’ve come here by direct link….oh well…

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Asheville Train Show

Went to the Asheville Train Show today and was pleased to meet a fellow Z scaler: Larry Weed. Took a few photos of his 4ft x 4ft display. Looks REALLY nice.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Possible Volkswagen purchase?

70 Beetle for $3600….good price?


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thompson’s Old Fashioned Train Show

Byron and I along with family friend Jacob attended the 2nd Thompson’s Old Fashioned Train show in Clemmons today. Lots of O and S. Some HO and N layouts. Then there was my Z scale one. Although massively incomplete, it was well received. Finally got a cheap old N scale boxcar to compare to one in Z and then people really appreciated the size more. Alright, enough talking, time for pictures:

Jacob working the control. Control is Arduino powered. The cheap powerpack is for the AC to the switch machines.

Byron enjoying the show.

The yard with all the stock I have….at the time. Picked up 2 more MTL intermodal units at the show.

Closer view of the Engine House and Yard office.

A view from the other end.

Another view of the yard.