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#51 Martin

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Posted 08 September 2023 - 08:39 PM

"adding badminton and water polo to the program" I made a point of avoiding ball sports and hate swimming pools. 

 

Dave, I knew I missed out on something at school. I may of missed my vocation :laugh2:

 

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#52 Dave Crevie

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Posted 09 September 2023 - 08:45 AM

I made an *** of myself by standing up at one of the school board meetings and making a remark like, "what are those kids going to do? Become professional badminton players". Well it turns out that there are colleges that give out scholarships for those sports. Since then I have wondered how much a pro badminton player makes a year. 

 

By the way, the United Auto Workers union right now is going for a 45% increase in salary over the next five years. And a 32 hour work week. With the increased pension benefits, that puts most of the assembly line workers over $125,000/year. Not bad for factory work. 



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Posted 09 September 2023 - 08:46 PM

My accumulation of chemical 'tools'.

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Posted 09 September 2023 - 08:51 PM

Badminton is the fastest racquet sport in the world.  I wanted to take a Squash class in college, but it was full, so I took badminton.   Instructor was from India.  First class he told us that if we expected it to be easy we should drop the class.  It was great fun.

 

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Posted 09 September 2023 - 09:21 PM

Check out this bad boy. Old school timing tool that I used back in the early 90's. Was always a good conversation starter in the pits.

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#56 Mr. M

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Posted 10 September 2023 - 06:49 AM

Good stuff guys! Keep ‘‘em coming…


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Posted 10 September 2023 - 07:43 AM

I think Dom's Magnetron is German. 


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Posted 10 September 2023 - 08:13 AM

i've got one somewhere too, and a couple i made myself. 


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Posted 10 September 2023 - 08:55 AM

I have a home-made one too. Somewhere. It only works on padlock motors. I actually have a lot of home-made slot car tools. Should all be in a tackle box under one of the workbenches downstairs.  

 

When I was down in Marietta a few years ago, I stayed at an estate that had a garden. Their big Sunday afternoon activity was a game of badminton before their big Sunday dinner. 



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Posted 10 September 2023 - 10:38 AM

Nice array of fluids Al, back in the day I only remember using MOO TOO by Dynamic.


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Posted 11 September 2023 - 02:12 PM

Ha! Sitting right next to me on this desk is something I had forgotten about. This Dietzgen Dependo drafting set that belonged to my grandfather. He passed it down to my father, who passed it on to me when I took drafting class in my junior year in high school. I still use it sometimes, when firing up the CAD software just doesn't appeal to me. I like to imagine Grandpa James, sitting at his board in the big house on Main Street in Lombard, IL., and using these tools. The house right next door to Harold Gray, creator of Little Orphan Annie. Halcyon days for my family.

 

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Posted 11 September 2023 - 02:47 PM

Here's are some slot fluids I found in a box, along with a few paints and glues. Probably have a few more elsewhere. Back row has 2 Ulrich International Racing Colors paints, an empty bottle of Ram Engineering Cheater tire dressing, the some "Sur-Grip" tire dressing, and then 2 bottles of oil of wintergreen. One of them greets me with vapors every time I open the old steel pit box that holds them.  In front of those is a Champion brand dried up syringe of black and white colored additive of some sort, and an empty "Go Oil" oil tube from Wilmington, CA. In front are the familiar Testor's Glue, Revell glue, a small vial of probably glue with all Japanese text, an Aurora vial of oil that is very dark brown, 2 empty plastic vials of Model Rama cleaner and "Lube Klean," and finally from Physio-Chem Corp of Westbury, NY are SR-1 "slot-lube", SR-4 "Slot-Ite" powdered graphite lube, and SR-7 "Slot-Ori" motor protectant fluid.

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 09:45 AM

Here are some of my favorite tools in a draw removed from my good old Gerstner tool box.

 

And my favorite place to tinker with slot cars.

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 12:11 PM

There's a few choice items in there. And I think I see a few cigar boxes in the stack. Sure sign of an old timer.



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Posted 12 September 2023 - 01:46 PM

Oh, and by the way. Cigar boxes are good for other things besides storing parts. 

 

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Here's how one sounds electrified;

 

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Posted 20 September 2023 - 08:36 PM

A little late but, some of the flat belt drive belts were buffalo Hyde. We purchased a factory with three (3) floors of belt drive machinery.2"-2 1/2" steel shafts 100'+ long NO controls! Everything ON or, everything OFF! So, to run the elevator, it was like the opening of "Night Galley(?)! The one where everything at a amusement park is running but,NO people! It used to scare the **** out of me. The TV show and the machinery. The noise alone was enough to drive (punt) you mad ! Don't know how they did it without earbuds!

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Posted 21 September 2023 - 12:43 PM

Here's a small flat belt drive shop. Hasn't changed in decades;

 



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Posted 21 September 2023 - 01:14 PM

Here's another one. This one driven by a hit-or-miss engine. The first couple of minutes are just of the engine, not all that interesting. The rest shows all the belt drive systems.

 







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