Posts Tagged ‘Making’

Are there hobbies that involve making things?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Question by warrior58_06: Are there hobbies that involve making things?
I have been look around this God forsaken internet for hobbies that involve making stuff. Alot of them are mediocore stuff that a child would do. Does anyone know of any hobbies that are really kool to do? I like art stuff. I also want a hobby that is unusual and not a lot of people do it. I dont what a hobby like making jewelry.

Best answer:

Answer by Alex-1-26
I make a lot of things out of beads. I make jewelry, but not as much. It is really fun to make things out of beads… you can make just about anything out of them. Try adding beads to one of your clothing items, like the straps to a tank top, or a belt.

There are also other things like painting… you can paint ceramics, or get some medium sized poster board, fold it in half, put paint on one side(do not use a brush) just splatter it on the one side… many colors! then push it together and peel it apart… when it drys it looks really cool!

You could try drawing! use charcoal pencils…close your eyes and shee where you mind takes you. It is really fun and it calms nerves really well!

What do you think? Answer below!

NTS&B Polar Express, Hogwarts, and other engines making up 15 Feet long trains on Heli

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

When building a layout, we sometimes forget to just stop and run trains on it. I finally decided to take the time to see what would run on the helix. I decided to stop at 12 passenger cars and a tender (or extra box car on diesels), because I didn’t want to pick them off the floor, or start loosing traction tires. In all the trains was over 15 feet long. The biggest surprises were the Lionel engines Polar Express, Hogwarts, and RI 5100, because these are all single motors. The MTHs RK PRR GG1, CSX Dash 8, PRR F3, and Williams Amtrak FP45 seemed to have plenty of power to spare for some more cars.

Adventures in Making Trees: Part 2

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

My Web Site: modelrr.oakviewresources.com Part 2: In this video I continue to experiment with different methods of making trees to decide which ones I want to use on my Model Railroad. Music Notes: The music on this video was recorded using Sonar Home Studio Ver 6.0. The drums and keyboards were played on an M-Audio Keystation 61 ES and/or sequenced in the MIDI Editor. The bass used is an SX Fretless Jazz Clone Modded with Dimarzio J Pickups.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Adventures in Making Trees: Part 7

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

My Web Site: modelrr.oakviewresources.com Part 7: In this video I continue to experiment with different methods of making trees to decide which ones I want to use on my Model Railroad. Here I start putting leaves on my test trees. Music Notes: The music on this video was recorded using Sonar Home Studio Ver 6.0. The drums and keyboards were played on an M-Audio Keystation 61 ES and/or sequenced in the MIDI Editor. The bass used is an SX Fretless Jazz Clone Modded with Dimarzio J Pickups.

HO Model train scenery: making grass

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

This is a short vid on some of the ways i model grass for my layout. I use fake fur and plant toppers as well as various off the shelf products from woodland scenics. Check out my e-bay page for my custom trees
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Do you think its time for Boeing and General Electric to start making dynamic passenger rail trains?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Question by Richard H: Do you think its time for Boeing and General Electric to start making dynamic passenger rail trains?
They would probably be very good at it.

Best answer:

Answer by Paco
I don’t think it is possible to go back to these industries. I think Bombardier has the market for North America.
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How To Video: Computer Controlled Model Trains & Making Your IPod Touch/Iphone a Wireless Throttle

Monday, April 16th, 2012

sorry about my voice am sick. but not sick enough to stop playing with the trains. Here i show you how I added computer control to my HO scale Model Railroad. ALSO I show you how made my Ipod Touch into a Wireless throttle for my DCC system. It the COOLEST thing EVER!!!!! Please Comment with any responses or questions you may have! I will be more then happy to help! Thanks For Watching, Hope You enjoy!!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Indoor Large Scale Model Trains: Making a simple table top with storage.

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Sometimes you need to run your Garden Trains inside, especially where it snows. Come see how we used some plastic shelving you can find at any home improvement store to create some simple to assembly counter tops for running your Large Scale Trains inside, or really even outside for a show. You can place them many different ways and create an easy way to run your trains. Plus if you ever need to take it down you can and you will have some great shelving to use for storage. No waste of materials.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

“Levon Helm: The Making of Electric Dirt”

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Electric Dirt (Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records) is the second album in the last two years from American musical treasure Levon Helm. Its predecessor, Dirt Farmer, his first solo LP in a quarter century, followed Levons near-miraculous recovery from throat cancer, and as such represented a new lease on life for the legendary artist, who rose to prominence as the drummer and vocalist for Levon and the Hawks, which later became The Band. The accolades poured in after Dirt Farmers release in the fall of 2007. This album is nothing less than a return to form by one of the most soulful vocalists in rock history, raved the San Francisco Chronicle, reflecting the universal sentiment. Levon was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, and the album was awarded the 2008 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Recording. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone hailed Helms Midnight Ramble, which takes place monthly at Levon Helm Studios—aka The Barn—in his longtime home of Woodstock, NY, as 2008s Best Jam Session.

Lionel Postwar Trains Making Bad Noises?

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Question by V.: Lionel Postwar Trains Making Bad Noises?
I just had my grandpa’s postwar Lionel trains restored for him. We tried to run them today, and 3 of them made horrible noises when we ran them fast – it sounded like something was grinding against something. Do they just need lubrication? Or is it something else? The guy who restored them said he lubricated them… Help please?

These are the engines that we had trouble with:
1953 2-6-4 Steam Engine #2026
1952 4-6-4 Steam Engine #2056
1952 F3 Diesel (New York Central) #2344

We didn’t have trouble with this one:
1948 6-8-6 Steam Engine #671

Best answer:

Answer by Ben H
The 2344 is always going to be loud. In fact, you’ll often hear them referred to as “coffee grinders.” This is due to the way they’re geared-they have a big motor which is spur geared to a secondary drive shaft that’s then worm geared to each of the axles. This is a superb design that gives you lots of torque at the low end(allowing good low speed operation), but as a side effect is loud.

I have a 2056 and several related engines(2055, 2046), and can tell you that they also make a rather unpleasant grinding at high speed. I’ve torn them all down, replaced parts, and tried every trick I know. I can’t get rid of it.

The gearing in the 2026 is very similar to that in the 2056, so that’s also where the sound is coming from.

You should lubricate them after every few hours of running, or if even if they’ve set more than a week or two without running. Put a tiny drop of 3-in-1 oil(tiny as in the amount that the tip of a straight pin will hold) behind each wheel, on each motor bearing, and on any other moving part you see. Put a squirt of a good quality lithium grease on each gear face.

Enjoy your trains. Postwar Lionel trains are a real joy to operate, and will likely outlast you.

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