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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2021, 08:27:10 PM »
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Definitely a plus to date someone with the same name.  Mrs. H 2.0 got most upset when she thought that I called her Mrs H 1.0's name.
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2021, 10:13:34 PM »
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Out of curiosity, what's the beef with the DPM kits? Personally, I love the large selection (though one I got has the freight doors set too low...or was it too high) and find them easy enough to paint and build.

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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2021, 10:50:39 PM »
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Out of curiosity, what's the beef with the DPM kits? Personally, I love the large selection (though one I got has the freight doors set too low...or was it too high) and find them easy enough to paint and build.

Good question!  From experience I know that painting windows, window sills, and other details is a bit cumbersome (since all the details are molded-on), and that the brick mortar lines are shallow, but with some careful painting, they do make good models.
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2021, 11:14:48 PM »
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I have nerve damage and my hand is not as steady as it used to be...

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2021, 01:55:20 AM »
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"WTF" is a work friendly acronym for "What The ****".  It seems to have stated with texting, where every letter counts, and gone mainstream.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2021, 02:19:28 AM »
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There is even a WTF banner.

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2021, 07:55:07 AM »
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"WTF" is a work friendly acronym for "What The ****".  It seems to have stated with texting, where every letter counts, and gone mainstream.

And all this time, I was thinking it meant "Where's the food." [Place pot belly emoji here.]

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2021, 01:08:37 PM »
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"WTF" is a work friendly acronym for "What The ****".  It seems to have stated with texting, where every letter counts, and gone mainstream.

I've never understood why asterisks are used.  Every dog owner knows "What the Fluff" is dog-speak for, "You're cooking bacon right now and you just gave me a Beggin' Strip?  What the Fluff!!"
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2021, 01:29:32 PM »
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DELMARVA I understand, what WTF is WTF? It's WFT: Washington Football Team.


You mean the Seahawks?  Or the Huskies?
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2021, 02:17:40 PM »
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You mean the Seahawks?  Or the Huskies?



No, the team that was once known as the Redskins.
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2021, 02:22:04 PM »
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A suggestion I once saw, in an editorial cartoon, for the Redskins:  Keep the name, change the mascot.  The cartoonist's suggestion was an overweight, bald EuroAmerican, with no shirt, a can of beer, and a bad sunburn.
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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2021, 02:39:17 PM »
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wtf is NOT any washington football team.       It is the rallying cry for the Detroit lions  :facepalm:     A couple of years ago  there was a section in the stands that everyone was wearing a paper bag over their face because of their poor performance that season.   :P

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2021, 02:52:16 PM »
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Out of curiosity, what's the beef with the DPM kits? Personally, I love the large selection (though one I got has the freight doors set too low...or was it too high) and find them easy enough to paint and build.

#1: The ubiquity of them. There is nothing that takes kills a model railroad scene for me like seeing an off the shelf DPM kit in the scene. Well, maybe seeing an unmodified Walthers kit. Or the Bachmann 2-8-0.

#2: The window situation! Such a pain in the a$$.

#3: The size. They're usually ok across the front, but buildings like them are almost always way deeper than DPM has modeled them.

#4: Wall thickness. They're obnoxiously thick.

I think that's all the reasons I can think of right now.

But that being said, I still have my fair share.

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2021, 05:34:49 PM »
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#5: The amount of draft angle on the edges.

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Re: I'm not quite dead yet...
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2021, 07:02:04 PM »
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#5: The amount of draft angle on the edges.

And you would think that it would be done in such a way that you could use it as location when putting the walls together. But of course its the opposite. And that's why I own a tabletop table saw.
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