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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 05:37:20 PM »
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Check with Micro Mark for screws, they carry a lot of hobby related items.

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
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The Special Shapes thin-walled brass tubing (the beautiful small sizes that had .006" walls as opposed to the standard K&S .014") disappeared from all the hobby and hardward stores at least 5 years ago by my recollection.  The hobby store owners all told me that they weren't making it anymore and I never saw the thin-wall come back.  There is Albion Alloys now, and thankfully, they make an even wider assortment of even thinner-walled tubing.  They also have smaller diameters in their range than Special Shapes ever had.  Here is a page from Des Plaines Hobbies that shows a lot of Albion's range:
http://www.desplaineshobbies.com/store/search/brand/Albion-Alloys/page4.html

Not just thin wall brass tubing.  They had excellent selection of very small brass shapes (like I-beams, C channels, and angles.  They were much stronger then plastic shapes for scratchbuiliding.  And of course, they offered lots of other scratchbuilding tools and supplies.  I can't believe that K&S killed them off!
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 10:08:54 PM »
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Don't think you're gonna get a good screw from a place called "smallparts.com." 

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You overestimate our collective maturity.

Not just thin wall brass tubing. 

Yea, thin walls, neolube, and lots of screwing going on at TRW.com this week. Just what kinda website is the bald guy running here?
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2019, 12:38:19 AM »
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Another good source for small screws, nuts, bolts, etc is J. I. Morris:
https://jimorrisco.com/
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2019, 03:10:52 PM »
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback.  Some good information was disseminated, even some good off-topic info about thin-wall tubing that was useful.   8)  And I didn't even catch flack for not posting this in the "Hardware" forum.   :trollface:   (Hardware forum creation in 3.....2.....)

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2019, 04:51:12 PM »
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback.  Some good information was disseminated, even some good off-topic info about thin-wall tubing that was useful.   8)  And I didn't even catch flack for not posting this in the "Hardware" forum.   :trollface:   (Hardware forum creation in 3.....2.....)

Wow!  I will happily surrender my "Resident Curmudgeon" title to you.  :trollface:
Seriously, what is so wrong with having separate sections for certain topics?  It sure makes things easier to find than if it all went into one giant bucket.  Is it really *THAT* mentally taxiing to handle this?  :)

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 05:08:32 PM »
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We laugh about the frequent off topic forays down various rabbit holes, clearly indicative of a tendency towards ADD for many of us, but it does make it difficult to retrieve any great kernels of knowledge dropped down said rabbit hole using the BB search function. Therefore it does make sense to include a basic topic description in the title of the post.

Yeah, I know... but we can hope.

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2019, 07:05:30 PM »
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Wow!  I will happily surrender my "Resident Curmudgeon" title to you.  :trollface:

Unlike you, I don't consider that a badge of honor.  And it certainly isn't something I proudly express as a life goal.    The only thing I'm "angry" about (angry being the term used to describe a curmudgeon, along with "old"...angry is not the word I would use to describe my take on this.) is you ruining the experience for me and a lot of other folks on this forum.  (and yes, I have a truckload of PM's and personal "misery loves company" emails to back up this claim.) .  :|

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Seriously, what is so wrong with having separate sections for certain topics?  It sure makes things easier to find than if it all went into one giant bucket.  Is it really *THAT* mentally taxiing to handle this?  :)

On most forums, there is nothing wrong with it.  Most forums don't have a wannabe moderator/dictator that has to go "Rainman" on everyone when they don't do things exactly how he wants them done.   As I stated in another post, there are topics that don't squarely fit into one bucket only...most normal people see this and realize it and move on with their lives.   It gets really exhausting with your policing of everything...it's a hobby, we simply just want to post crap and enjoy like-minded individuals posting crap.  :oops:

I know, I know....as long as it's "Manny Being Manny" (baseball reference) or "Peteski being Peteski" we're just supposed to ignore it and it's fine right?  Sort of like preceding a sentence with "No offense" right before you offend someone.  (or "Bless Your Heart" for us southern folk when you're about to tell someone how stupid they are.) .  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

So, I'll stop short of the last (?) poster that called you out.  (Mr. "What everyone else is thinking...shove it" Guy)   Doesn't seem like you even care how you treat other people anyway, so it's probably not much use aside from blowing off a little steam.   :facepalm:
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2019, 07:31:19 PM »
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Unlike you, I don't consider that a badge of honor.  And it certainly isn't something I proudly express as a life goal.    The only thing I'm "angry" about (angry being the term used to describe a curmudgeon, along with "old"...angry is not the word I would use to describe my take on this.) is you ruining the experience for me and a lot of other folks on this forum.  (and yes, I have a truckload of PM's and personal "misery loves company" emails to back up this claim.) .  :|

On most forums, there is nothing wrong with it.  Most forums don't have a wannabe moderator/dictator that has to go "Rainman" on everyone when they don't do things exactly how he wants them done.   As I stated in another post, there are topics that don't squarely fit into one bucket only...most normal people see this and realize it and move on with their lives.   It gets really exhausting with your policing of everything...it's a hobby, we simply just want to post crap and enjoy like-minded individuals posting crap.  :oops:

I know, I know....as long as it's "Manny Being Manny" (baseball reference) or "Peteski being Peteski" we're just supposed to ignore it and it's fine right?  Sort of like preceding a sentence with "No offense" right before you offend someone.  (or "Bless Your Heart" for us southern folk when you're about to tell someone how stupid they are.) .  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

So, I'll stop short of the last (?) poster that called you out.  (Mr. "What everyone else is thinking...shove it" Guy)   Doesn't seem like you even care how you treat other people anyway, so it's probably not much use aside from blowing off a little steam.   :facepalm:

Thanks for showing us how you really feel.  Funny how we take an instant dislike to someone.  I've experienced that too.  I don't suffer fools, and no sugar coating things either.  That is just my personality, and it has suited me well for over 5 decades.  If you dislike me - so be it.

As far as backseat moderating, that is not entirely true.  I was made a TRW moderator of the FAQs Sub-Forum. Yes, not only we have too many (for you) sections, we also have sub-sections.  :D  And no, it was not my idea to create any of the sections or subsections. The real moderators did that.  I know my moderator status is meant as a joke, but it is official. Not *EVERYBODY* around here hates me.   ;)
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2019, 07:48:40 PM »
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Gentlemen, please play nice or take it offline.  It's okay that not everyone likes each other, so long as we treat each other with a modicum of respect.  This hobby attracts a very interesting spectrum of personalities--mine included--and clearly some are less compatible with others.  That's okay.  We all like trains though.

After all, this thread is already a leading contender for "Best Railwire Thread Subject of 2019."
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2019, 09:00:16 PM »
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Might I suggest a new forum section for "Threads that have drifted into personality conflicts"?  :trollface:

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2019, 01:07:31 AM »
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If you dislike me - so be it.

Ha, I'm *shocked* that you think you can control whether or not I'm allowed to dislike you.   That's rich.   Thanks for your permission, I guess.    But make no mistake, this wasn't an "instant dislike"....I left the forum for some time and you were "that guy" back then too.  Manny being Manny...yeah, you add value, (yep, I said it) but the rest far outweighs the positives....so, eggshells and pity.

I have to admit, I never thought hiding behind moderator status would be your play.   That's downright funny.
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2019, 01:28:33 AM »
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Ha, I'm *shocked* that you think you can control whether or not I'm allowed to dislike you.   That's rich.   But make no mistake, this wasn't an "instant dislike"....I left the forum for sometime and you were "that guy" back then too.  Manny being Manny...yeah, you add value, (yep, I said it) but the rest far outweighs the positives....so, eggshells and pity.
Controlling your feelings?  Where did you get that idea? I merely stated my opinion that it seems that you dislike me, and that I don't really give rat's behind about it.   You now stated  that even in the beginning, when you just joined the forum, you saw me as "that guy", then that to me sure seems like an instant dislike.

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I have to admit, I never thought hiding behind moderator status would be your play.   That's downright funny.

I'm not hiding behind a moderator status - I wrote that it was a joke - I guess you missed or ignored that part.   Believe it or not, some members here find me amusing.

Since you were the one who started this silly attack on me in your Crew Lounge thread (where you out of the blue you attacked me), you might as well end this silly exchange (oops, I forgot - I can't control you).  Or, if I bother you so much, just set your profile to ignore my (oops, here I go telling you what to do).  :facepalm:  Whatever.
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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2019, 01:32:26 AM »
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Gentlemen, please play nice or take it offline.  It's okay that not everyone likes each other, so long as we treat each other with a modicum of respect.  This hobby attracts a very interesting spectrum of personalities--mine included--and clearly some are less compatible with others.  That's okay.  We all like trains though.

If one wants respect, then that person should treat others with respect as well.   I don't sugarcoat things either.   (there, now I can say whatever I want because I declared I don't sugarcoat things...  :P )

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Re: Good Place for a Screw
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2019, 01:52:06 AM »
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you might as well end this silly exchange (oops, I forgot - I can't control you).  Or, if I bother you so much, just set your profile to ignore my (oops, here I go telling you what to do).  :facepalm:  Whatever.

Fair enough...I'll cease fire.  You can have the last word...go ahead and take another shot and I won't reply.   I really just wanted you to get a taste of your own medicine for a bit, that's all.  Mission accomplished.