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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXX

    Evenin' folks! Remember: "You can't get too much winter in the winter!" - Robert Frost 73
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXX

    Yep! that is what I teach visitors at the Museum. From Wikipedia: " An interesting feature of most RPO cars was a hook that could be used to snatch a leather or canvas pouch of outgoing mail hanging on a track-side mail crane at smaller towns where the train did not stop. The first US patent...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Sbop LXIX

    I do have a right to defend myself! That is clearly in NYS Law. He hits me, I can defend myself! I don't have the right to beat him up though. So he takes a swing at me in front of the Vice-Principal as a witness, I can take him down. No-one losses the right to defend themselves. I have...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Sbop LXIX

    Evenin' folks... haven't been in for a while but have been skimming through comments. Curt, your wife's advise is right on the money. I was a teacher for 32 years of my 48 years as a professional musician. During several years I was having a principal tell me to do things which were simple...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVIII

    "A Jury consists of 12 people chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." - Robert Frost Yeah, I'm back again...... Didn't bother for a couple weeks while all I got was the Red Warning Screen. Nothin' new to report except that I have been busier than a Cat covering Poop on a marble floor...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVIII

    Howdy folks! Been a while since I posted over here. I have been resting in the back booth nursing a cup of decaf from time time though...... For a while there I thought I was somehow lost and ended up in a shoot 'em up gun forum..... Figured out I just caught some off topic conversation and...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXV

    Evenin' Gents...... Been busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor. Just haven't had much time to do more than scan through some posts here. On the subject of Forum Rules, there is a link right at the bottom of the page that will take you to them. The link is in the box labeled...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIV

    Hi "Toot", That is correct, except, I would add the main value of the light bulb is that it provides resistance and limits the amount of current that can go through the circuit. therein lies it's effectiveness for circuit protection. 1 amp is a lot less current than the 5 amps provided from...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIV

    Afternoon folks.... Been busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor lately! I have been popping in now and then to keep up with what has been going on but had not much to say. Terry. Really amazed to hear you have been having any problems with NCE. As far as I have always heard they...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIV

    3"........ LOL Actually Montanan's answer is correct. There is also some period differences in how the wheels were made, so if you want to be absolutely prototypical, be sure to do some research and use the wheel sets (axles) that were used in your time period......
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    The NMRA and you?

    Hi Mark, You are correct that if you live in an inactive Division and your Region doesn't offer their Newsletter online as a service to all its members, there may not be a whole lot of benefit for you to be a member. I do know that National is very aware of these things and is working to...
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    The NMRA and you?

    Mark, I read this a couple days ago and it has been bugging me ever since.... You have some incorrect and misleading information here. Let me try to answer your statements. Joining the NMRA is just like a boy joining the Boy Scouts of America. When a boy turns in the application and the...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIII

    Johnny, I spent a summer working for the Phone Company way back when I was in College.... That was a long time ago and the technology was very new. I had to punch wires from a 50 pair cable into a junction box with a special tool. Found out that the phone company when back into (Zerox Tower...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIII

    Mornin' everyone! (Yaaaawwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn) Ah, Zoe, I'll have a couple left over donuts from the NMRA Meet yesterday and a very large pot of Seneca Lake Blend Dark Roast coffee this morning, please! Well, I survived the Meet yesterday. My clinic went well and was well received. I came home...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIII

    "We're Havin' a Heat Wave..... Tropical Heat Wave!" Man, I'm glad I don't live down there.... (Actually I am Glad I don't live down there... I have relatives down there. :p) Up here in the Great State of confusion... er New York, we have 4 Seasons. Yep, we have "Almost Winter, Winter...




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