Mr. Roberts?Ok, I have one for all you Navy movie watchers. When I was just a young boy I watched a movie with my dad (Retired Master Chief) and these Navy guys were watching a movie aboard their vessel. Someone had a wad of tin foil with stick pins in it and shot with a slingshot at someone in higher command in the behind during the movie. Does anyone remember this movie? Pretty sure it was black and white but not 100% sure.
I would like to recommend it to my son who is serving in the Navy.
Sherrel, It sounds like our wives are related. She also has 15-20 boxCars of decorations that must come up from the basement which has the entry door in the back of the house. Guess who carries them? At least I dont get involved in decorating except for the outdoor lights.Morning! The Spousal Unit informed me yesterday that it's time, once again, to take down the 17 boxes of Christmas decor from the shelves built around two and a half sides of the garage.
This reminds me of an Air Show I went to here in Utah back in the mid-90s. Salt Lake Airport #2 is a general aviation airport in the Salt Lake Valley and is shared with the Utah Army National Guard, who fly Apaches and Blackhawk helicopters there. Back around 94 or so there was an Air Show held there. Half was commercial and required an entry fee (we paid to go see all the cool stuff) and half was free and open to the public -- this part was sponsored by the US military. They had all sorts of planes, helicopters, etc. from all over the US and from Allies. (P-3 Orion was in from Maine, fighters from various Air National Guard units around the country, transports, etc.). One of the visitors was a CF-18 from the Canadian Forces [air force part]. I talked with the pilot and he said that they liked to do these air shows as they got to fly and get away for a day, and it helped them meet their national obligations for deployments/visits. He said they would fly to Bermuda and do touch-and-goes to fulfill obligations for X number of landings at allied bases. When the show was over, he needed to re-fuel and the airport truck came and filled him up. The bill was like $5000 and the fuel guy wanted to be paid on the spot (you'd think they would have billing arrangements etc between the various air forces). The Canadian pilot was going through his wallet looking for a card the guy would take. Standing next to his CF-18 and needing to pay for $5k+ in fuel. He had an Esso card and the fuel guy said they did not take it but the pilot pointed to the side of the truck, which said Esso, and said that was all he had. The fuel guy took it and came back and said he was all set. Rumor had gone around the other pilots that the Canadian guy was going to go vertical after taking off and blast his way out (which was totally prohibited). Unfortunately, he didn't... (They also had F-117 flyby and some former Soviet stuff flyby etc. all very cool).Whenever I take a photograph that I really like, I get it enlarged to 11x14 to hang on my office wall. I did that with my photo of the freight crossing the McLeod River rail bridge. Now it hangs on my office wall with my other photos that I like. When I build my train room in the basement, it will be moved to that room:
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A poor quality photo, I know. I hand-held the camera at 1/15sec. exposure; so that's why it's fuzzy. They look real nice in person.
Curt, they are the Electrofrog type. Peco turnouts have been banned at the last two clubs I belonged to, due to their horrible electrical issues. You may have better luck with the insulated frog versions.Terry- Very nice layout. I don't understand the PECO T/O power issues. I have used PECO on both layouts without issue and that's using Insulfrog ones. Which kind are you using (Insulfrog/Electrofrog)?
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