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Why have we fallen into the train of thought that there is nothing we can do about the high gas prices?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Question by Jon B: Why have we fallen into the train of thought that there is nothing we can do about the high gas prices?
The news stations just report that gas prices are increasing with no solution to the problem (perhaps they are not allowed to rile the people up). The politicians apparently don’t have to pay for gas hence, it doesn’t affect them. We just keep pumping, keep complaining, and no one gets together to dispute it. What stops Americans from putting their voices together and making a difference? Organizations like UCAN only report where you can pay less for gas, what about fighting for prices to come down? I’m ready are you? Let’s post some viable solutions to the right now problem, not electric cars of tomorrow or alternative fuel solutions (or bikes….) Right Now solutions.

Best answer:

Answer by Rob
Politician do not have the genitalia to address
the fuel issues.

oil companies and refineries do NOT dictate fuel prices

demand and speculators create price fluctuations.

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I know NOTHING about electric trains. Link provided for following questions….?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Question by J: I know NOTHING about electric trains. Link provided for following questions….?
I want to buy this electric train set for my daughters room and have it mounted up high out of reach.
First: What does “minimum curve size O-27” mean? Does it mean how tight a curve the train can make?
Second: How can/should I go about mounting the track to the wall? I’ve seen this in someone’s house but I don’t know the person to even ask.

http://www.hobbymasters.com/williamsoscalegg-1girlspinktrainset.aspx

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Answer by The Great Nateholio
“O” is the track gauge (size) while “27” is the diameter of a circle made using the track, meaning it will have a 27″ diameter. O-27 is also compatible (for the most part) with normal O scale track, although some O scale trains may have trouble going around corners because corners using O-27 are several inches smaller in diameter than normal O scale.

If you want to mount it to the walls, I would just make some simple wood supports you can mount to the wall then attach the track to. Make sure you attach the track to the supports under the track joints, and also midway through each piece of curved track. Also, ensure the supports are wide enough to allow both pieces of track to lie on them. For the supports, I would make them so that if you viewed them from the front they would resemble a “T”. The leg of the T is a triangle while the top is a square. You screw the leg of the T to the wall and the top of the T supports the joints/curves and allows you to attach the track to them. You can also make it look nice and add a french curve to the front of the T’s leg.

If you want to spend more time/money you can make a complete roadbed for the track using planks of wood and mount it to the wall using the T legs I mentioned earlier. This would be the preferred option. Here’s a picture of what I’m talking about (with different supports though):

http://easymodeltrains.com/default.aspx

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I know NOTHING about electric trains. Please answer if you can……?

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Question by J: I know NOTHING about electric trains. Please answer if you can……?
I want to buy this electric train set for my daughters room and have it mounted up high out of reach.
First: What does “minimum curve size O-27” mean? Does it mean how tight a curve the train can make?
Second: How can/should I go about mounting the track to the wall? I’ve seen this in someone’s house but I don’t know the person to even ask.

http://www.hobbymasters.com/williamsoscalegg-1girlspinktrainset.aspx

Best answer:

Answer by HappyDog
0-27 is a typical track size for the size of train you’d see in a picture under the tree in 1950 — Lionel. Big and heavy. And yes, it indicates the tightest curve. Smaller train scales are HO and N and the typical bigger size is called Standard.

To mount the track you need a very level surface or it will constantly be falling off. So you’d need to build a narrow shelf first. If your children are small you may want to consider HO guage. The trains are light, inexpensive and cute, and when they fall off (and they will) they won’t do much damage. An O-27 guage train falling off the wall could knock out a five year old! Good luck!

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