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Hobby Fever is also known as Hobby Pox. This is not a new disease, but it seems to affect more men and boys than it does women and girls, although the latter seem to have other interests in choosing how to invest their time, minds, and skills. They may be a bit more creative, rather than doing mindless repetitive routines.
Hobby Fever's most prevalent symptoms are spending long
investigative periods of studying hobby or hunting and fishing
magazines, or other activities which have nothing to do with
making a living or keeping a home, city business, farm, or ranch
Rarely does a Hobby Fever victim have a supervisor or boss. The
Fever drives each person differently from within. Some people
believe that it is good for their health to hit a very hard little ball,
then find it in the tall grass and hit it again, striving to hit it as
few times as possible than any others who "play this game."
WARNING - This Fever is very contagious. It can be caught just
by watching someone infected with it, particularly watching those
who "play" with insanely expensive toy trains, airplanes, boats,
and cars. The fever can paint a perpetually silly grin on the face
of a manic victim.
Victims are often heard screaming randomly: “I got it, I got it,
OH NO!!!,” or, “I can't accept this. There must be a better
way." Pleas for help from God and, even, bystanders are not
uncommon. Complaints are probably irrational, but they seem
to help the Fever stricken victims "feel better."
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Cost is sum of materials, labor, overhead, and delivery, plus track options , labor to install it properly.
1/5 scale model RedCat Racing is
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Build armies, set strategies, engage in tactical combat Challenge your mind on a game
board in the den. Much, much more. . .
DCC here??? . . . on my Cotton
Belt HO double dog-bone layout???
Well, that is not just a poor political opinion about a Dumb Confused Congress, for I found that DCC is a whole lot
of fun and a good way to run my model railroad more like a
real railroad, such as the Texas and Pacific Railway where
my boy friend worked when we were only dating.[grins, and you don't need to know any more than that]. Not only does it control the train speed, but the lights on my engine, the whistle, and several other things that the crew works during their run. By the way, I like that Doodle Bug, for it already
has DCC, and Gerry added SoundTraxx Tsunami engine sounds.
DCC simply means Digital Control System. Beyond the name, I found out that what you see in a picture doesn't tell you as much as you need to know about this newer digital stuff. Marketing guys have a wide array of ways to entice you to buy something you want for your railroad, but you may not know what questions to ask to buy the right stuff.
Here is what I know, for a fact, but . . . UHhhh, . . . I found it it in materials published by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). It makes sense to me. Now, go to:
http://www.nmra.org/standards/DCC/and download yourself
a copy of the complete DCC Standard.
The electrical/electronic technologies are dynamic, developing and improving every day. Micro-miniaturization facilitates DCC and auxiliary control functions, simply because it reduces physical space needed to make it fit and work, and it doesn't need to be oiled, greased, or ash pan emptied,
Can you think of a model train engine being a mobile motor traveling on two wires that look like rails? Here is NMRA's explanation:
What is DCC?
Please go to the NMRA website and download your copy of the DCC Standard, for it will tell you exactly what you need to know. There, I've told you twice. Get it, for I want to explain, in simple words, what you really need to know to invest in DCC for your own model railroad.
If so, the manufacturer may leave a small space for a DCC unit, and simply say that you may (if you wish) install a DCC unit (your choice), or have it installed by a technician for a
fee (a very smart decision to have the tech do it).
For a better-crafted model locomotive, a DCC system may be integrated during assembly. These systems will be labeled as DCC-on board. That is fine, but it may not make a single engine sound. Bummer!!! . . . or be limited in quality and variety of engine sounds.
Greenville Hobby Depot is a SoundTraxx dealer, and has
been advised bv the engineers at SounTraxx that many of their sound modules are specified to have several obvious engine sounds, but not the full range of sounds normally made when installed by a scale-model locomotive manufacturer.
[editorial] Maybelle is right. We will probably have an eBook on the subject in a while, so watch for this as a way to help model railroaders in the 20th Century. effarbee
Hello, I'm Maybelle o'Rilee, and I model the train era from about 1915 to 1960-ish. My semi-local passenger train of only six heavyweight cars will fly along just fine with a TenWheeler loco, while I blow warning signals for grade crossings.
Victims tend to band together and form support groups or clubs. Model airplane enthusiasts are known to stand in the sun, staring at the sky. On days when the temperature may be more than 90-degrees F, they may arise early to cut grass, not their own yard, but at the field where they fly their little (or large) airplanes with a radio gadget that somehow keeps their airplane from crashing into tall buildings, trees, or landing with a hard impact.
They may exaggerate about the price of their "stuff" (the equipment needed in their passionate attempts to soothe the internal forces from the Fever). They may go into their work shop for hours, or days at a time. Sometimes, they may make a mad dash to the hobby shop, for no particular reason, only five minutes before its scheduled to close.
When they return, they may have a bewildering array of balsa sticks and brightly colored coverings, rails for a new Right of Way, or scenery to grace the layout that is finally "almost ready" for upgrading the pike's scenery.
The good thing about having the Fever, if there really is anything good about Hobby Fever, is that he/she doesn't fear re-infection over and over again. Sometimes, returning to the hobby store and often to the flying field, or a favorite off-road space niche, or an operating session at the club's model railroad layout. The Fever symptoms go away after a while, and it's time to have a cup of coffee and piece of cake or pie, and talk about interests you, otherwise.
Rewritten and published in the HobbyDepot.biz website
by Back Office Agent, F. Richard Burt, aka effarbee, 20140118.
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Greenville Hobby Depot is based in
Greenville Texas at 2610 Lee Street, Greenville, TX 75401 U.S.A. We are family owned and operated, and will negotiate the price you must pay for any product we have for sale or trade, or any product you may have us order for you, which we gladly do for anyone wanting or needing something that may not be available immediately from our product inventory on our display shelves. We started this business more than five years ago, and have expanded to larger facilities twice. We have a legitimate brick and mortor store in the Uptown Forum near the Hunt County Court House and across the street from the Greenville, Texas Post Office.- Hobby products we provide may be made by long-established manufacturers and their distributors, such as model trains, model airplanes, model cars and trucks, and model boats and ships. We like to deal with people face-to-face, but accept offers via telephone: 903-454-8647. Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from about 9;30 am until about 5:30 pm. In addition to new products that are displayed on our store shelves, we accept consignments to assist in estate settlements and disposal of a lot of stuff for whatever reasons. Product names include Lionel trains, MTF trains, Bachmann trains, Atlas RR, KATO trains, Bowser trains, American Flyer trains, Broadway Limited Imports, Large-scale, G-gauge, One-gauge, O-gauge three rail and 2-rail, On30 narrow gauge (size) but runs on HO-gauges 2-rail track, S-gauge trains, HO-gauge trains, N-scale trains, and Z-scale trains. Focus may be only on modular trains such as N-trak, HO modular, T-trak modular, model railroads (garden trains) and backyard railroads, We participate with club railroads and exhibit at local/regional train shows. Hobby Depot has connections with support services suchcan be done in Joe's Wood Shop to build plain old modules for model train platforms, custom and customized slot-track racing layouts, Joe is equipped to build many things related to hobbies and recreation, working turn-key with reasonable
material costs and time/labor rates, and, if needed, delivery within about 200 miles from Greenville, Texas. While O-gauge, HO-gauge, and N-gauge are most widely used by hobby model railroaders, narrow-gauge is available in G-scale, O-gauge (On30), and HOn30. `wind, or build detail ships to show in contests and display on trophy shelves. Model cars and trucks also engage hobbyists who build detailed vehicles to show, compete in shows, or display on trophy shelves. Radio control allows use of scale-model cars and trucks to race of lanes and open fields at scale speeds up to approximately 200 mph, and climb over rocks and obstacles for skill trials, Cars and trucks are normally scaled 1/24th, 1/16th, 1/10th, 1/8th, and 1/5th of original size, suitable for outdoors for skilled hobbyists, or indoors for those with limited space to run them. RedCat Racing and Traxxas are two prime suppliers. Plastic and wood boats and ships can be extrememly detailed and exactly to scale, such as desired tor a model of the White Star SS Titanic or USS Nimiz Aircraft Carrier CVN68 1/700 scale, and other older ships offered by Ages of Sail.
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This was often my favorite train ride; to Dallas on Train No. 1 and home on Train No. 6 a couple of days later. My boy friend worked for the Texas and Pacific in their East Dallas Yard.
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[editorial] If Maybelle had seen this Williams O-gauge Heavyweight Passenger train first, she might have passed on building her HO-gauge double dog-bone layout, but we will find out how she did it in HO, anyhow.