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What’s wrong with my lionel?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Question by Christine: What’s wrong with my lionel?
I bought my son a lionel train a few christmas’s ago. It’s the new york central flyer. We set it up and he didn’t touch the buttons to make the sounds and the bell was going off and the whistle was going off. It would go on non-stop. He was really upset that his train is possibly broken. Please help tell me what is wrong with it.

Best answer:

Answer by que x
Ah, not too sure how to fix it. But here is their site in case you need to bring it in for service. Hope this helps.

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Lionel model railroad- Anything wrong here? history, science, transportation.?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Question by Huh?: Lionel model railroad- Anything wrong here? history, science, transportation.?
Look at this Lionel item, and tell me if there is anything obviously and critically wrong with it.
http://www.lionelstore.com/products/product/Hooker_Tank_Car_Accident

Also, what might the welders be working on?

I’ll post my reasons after a few responses.

BTW. I’m asking in this category because there is no decent category for model railroading, and readers here seem to have good general knowledge.
BriaR has given all good answers, the way I saw it. However, I went back and enlarged the image twice size, and noticed that there is some liquid pouring from the top. Evidently the coal just happened to be there. I also see two welding gas tanks. I wonder if they are disconnecting the tank to make it easier to upright it, in two sections. Maybe this diorama isn’t as bad as I first thought. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by BriaR
Ha Ha Ha!! Good one!

1. Why are they carrying coal (or similar black granular solid) in a liquid tanker
2. The hazard triangles on the tanker plus the word “spirit” suggest a flammable liquid – so wtf is the guy doing with a welding torch?
3 If the force of the crash had been enough to rip of the top of the tank opening how come the tanker is undamaged
4 How did the coal manage to spill out in heaps higher than the outlet (assuming it could flow out at all
5 Why is the welder’s gas bottle so far from him with the pipe trailing over the tanker – why would they hump it over the spill?
6 Only 1 gas bottle – should be 2 one for the acetylene, one for the oxygen

Do I get a prize?

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Wrong of Way

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Wrong of Way
ho model trains
Image by Tabbymom Jen
The dispatcher said train 104 was clear to the yard… but train 104 didn’t check with the yard master before entering the yard limits. Train 100 has the green signal.

Operating session on Don Mayo’s Happy Valley Railroad, Madison WI

Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Question by SweetiePie26: Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?
We have raised puppies before, so we are stumped as to what we are doing wrong with this pup’s crate training. We have been feeding her in her crate (good things happen in there!). She has a ticking clock and a soft music machine that plays lullabies and music all night long. We have also given her lots of snugly fleece blankets to burrow into and special toys that are for crate time only. We tried (and are trying) to make the crate a haven for her. She is in the center of the house where she isn’t alone during the day and at night moved her into the bedroom across the hall from the master (we couldn’t take the noise). This puppy cries all night long! She literally barks and whines for two or three hours – will sleep for an hour and do it again. The first couple of nights we got up and did our best to comfort her (distraction, snuggles etc), but after that we realized that she didn’t care. It was either in bed or on a lap or “screaming.” This also applies to playpen time – she wants us to be on the floor with her or holding her. She also is getting us up to go out 3 – 5 times a night. (She gets a sort of frenetic screech which means “take me out – NOW!” She does this at about 12:30 or 1:00 am, 2:30 or 3:30 am and 4:30 or 5:00 am.
—-My four questions are (in a nutshell)
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
**We prefer crate training – so please don’t suggest that she sleep in bed with us. I don’t want a 70 lb + lab in bed with me for the next decade.**
** When I say “train” in her schedule below I mean that she is learning how to sit and how not to chew on people – not major obedience training.**
Our families last two dogs have also been labradors so we are very familiar with labby needs, but this little girl does not want to sleep unless she is being held. Here is our routine please, please, please help us to get her to sleep. We are so exhausted! Thank you from a very sleepy and worn-out person!
Puppy Sarah’s routine (abbreviated):
6:30 am – everyone up, out, play, breakfast, out again, basic training, out again
9:00 am – nap time (we wish – more like bark time)
10:30 am – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
12:00 pm – lunch, out, play, out
1:00 nap time (wishful thinking)
2:15 / 2:30 – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
4:15 snack
4:30 nap time (lol)
5:30 out, play, “helps” fix dinner, out
6:00 dinner, out, play “helps” clean kitchen up
7:30 out, family movie time (cuddles on the families laps)
8:30 -9:30 pause movie and take puppy out
10:00 – 10:30 “helps” get family ready for bed
10:30 bed time (ha ha ha ha)
12:30 am rise and shine
barks for 2 hours
2:30-3:30 sleep
3:30 barks for and hour or 2 or more.
5:30 am sleep

Thanks for answering!

Best answer:

Answer by Truth Hurts, Doesn’t It?
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
– it takes TIME. Ignore the barking that is not the “i have to go” stuff. PERIOD. You’re already doing more than enough to make her crate a haven for her…. She fusses because she KNOWS you’ll give in and come get her.

2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
– Just don’t pick her up and ignore her attempts to get your attention. Again, she KNOWS you’ll give in so she’ll continue to do it. Simple.

3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
– Again, IGNORE her.

4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
– Very possible. Rule of thumb in terms of physical ability to “hold it” is one hour per month of age.

The point of all this is – IGNORE the behavior you don’t want. LET her whine and bark and cry. She needs to learn that it won’t get her a thing, or she’ll continue doing it for her natural life span (may even develop OTHER behaviors to get your attention.) Take her out ONLY if she has to potty, then right back in. Let her learn to deal with life on her own.

Otherwise you’ll CREATE a clingy animal with no independence – this WILL ensure that she turns into an animal with separation anxiety issues.

If it’s “too noisy” try earplugs.

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Pinched nerve? Very stiff? What’s wrong with him? Chiropractor? And…?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Question by Jessica: Pinched nerve? Very stiff? What’s wrong with him? Chiropractor? And…?
Holy cow.. I didn’t realize how long this was going to be. Please bear with me!

I guess I’ll give a little background on the situation. I clean stalls at a farm in exchange for pasture boarding for two horses. When I first came to the farm I brought one of my horses, and left the other at the old barn because he was currently in a lease (he is sold now). The new farm has an Arabian that they agreed to let me “have” in exchange for 100 hours of working/riding their horses that they don’t have time to. Basically, working of his price of $ 1000. As of right now I haven’t signed any sort of contract, or even started working off his price. It’s been about a week and a half. I do plan on having a contract stating the situation and some kind of log to keep track of the hours I’ve worked, and a final contract stating that they are releasing ownership of the horse to me.

Anyways, they are a training/boarding farm and they got this horse for free back in November. They have put him on the back burner and have only ridden him maybe 6-7 times before I got him. I rode him fairly “hard” (not really.. I guess hard compared to what he was/is used to) a couple of days in a row. The next day he was off.. not completely lame, but you could tell he was sore. We put a poultice on the leg that he was off on and turned him. I rode him two days later and he was fine. So, I just brushed it off as him being sore from being worked too “hard”.

That was like maybe 5 or so days ago. 2 days ago we went on a trail ride that we trotted a lot on and now he is acting very stiff and ouchy. He is walking like his stifle is bothering him, but I don’t know what is wrong. When I pick up his feet he acts differently on each one. His two fronts he will lift up high and hold them there. The back left, when I first picked it up, he stretched it outward. The back right he scrunched up to his belly. Also, when he was standing in the cross ties, he would lift his front legs up (one at a time, he wasn’t rearing) as if he was going to paw, but lifted them much higher and didn’t paw. One of the trainers said that he may have a pinched nerve and that he probably needs to see the chiropractor. She tried to “set” his back by pulling on his tail with all of her weight. He did seem to walk a little more normal than before.

Any thoughts on what’s wrong with him or what to do? Is the chiropractor a good idea?

Also.. this is the second time this horse has been lame in some way in a week and a half. I already got his feet trimmed, and am now looking at calling the chiropractor out. I don’t even have anything signed saying he is mine or anything.. should I tell them I want to back out of having him? I don’t want to.. I feel like that wouldn’t be the right thing to do, but I don’t know if I should be obligated to stick with it, with all of these problems.

Gah, I don’t know.. I want opinions!

Here is a picture of him lifting his leg up in the cross tie. I have a video, too but it’s too big to upload.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9594162@N02/4468444882/

BTW, none of this is normal behavior for him

Best answer:

Answer by ♥This is Midnight♥
He is so darn cute!!!!!!

I am an Equine Massage Therapist and I wold 1st have him massaged. It could b a pinches nerve or if he has a poorly fitting saddle, fell etc then he might have hurt his muscle. Though a Chiro might also be a good idea.

Massages are usually cheaper then a Chiro to. Also, studies have show the effects of the chiro last 10x longer if you get a massage 1st, because the muscles are looser for the chiro to get through.

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