Post by burlington77 on Oct 25, 2015 21:11:41 GMT -5
A few years ago I purchased a lot of O scale Plasticville items. One of them was a nearly mint windmill, complete with the box. The only problem was that the peg that holds the windmill blades on was broken. So for many years it was glued in place, and constantly getting knocked off and reglued. Tonight I had an idea. I took a small drill bit, roughly the same diameter as the original peg, and drilled out the blades. Then I sanded the nub of the "body" off smooth and drilled into it as far as I felt safe. After that, I cut a small finish nail to the right length and put it all together. A drop of glue holds the nail in, and the blades spin smoothly with a puff of air like a pinwheel. I consider this not only a repair, but an upgrade! From the picture you can just see the head of the nail sticking out.
toyhoarder: Snow flurries all day. I am not ready for this.
Nov 1, 2021 16:28:23 GMT -5
crosswire: What's a snow flurry? Do not have that expression down here.
Nov 3, 2021 9:46:23 GMT -5
umpdan31: A snow flurry is a quick burst of light snow that may last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours with very little, if any, accumulation. But then, you already knew that and were just bragging that you don't get any snow where you are.
Nov 5, 2021 9:22:53 GMT -5
umpdan31: By the way, crossfire, where is "down here"? I might want to move there. I hate snow!
Nov 5, 2021 9:26:59 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I believe crossfire is in the Houston, TX area - south of ****'s Front Porch. Very, very slight chance of flurries
Nov 5, 2021 11:47:13 GMT -5
newbieho: I believe JNXT 7707 is correct. crosswire did mention some place call East Houston in one of his posts. We get a couple of flurries here once in a while, too...like 36" in 3 days. UGH! Can't wait for that again...the shoveling, etc.
Nov 5, 2021 12:33:53 GMT -5
crosswire: Ah, flurries explained. The closest thing to snow flurries that we have are leaf flurries. One good cold front (40s) in November or December and all the trees give up their leaves in one big mess; no warning, no color change, just gone. Yeah, just bragging
Nov 6, 2021 8:01:18 GMT -5
crosswire: I think I will take the boat around to a restaurant for lunch with the guys. Cheers from Laporte, Texas, east of Houston.
Nov 6, 2021 8:02:52 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sounds nice, Crosswire.
Nov 6, 2021 8:15:42 GMT -5
crosswire: Good thing it is not August!
Nov 9, 2021 8:20:12 GMT -5
umpdan31: Democrat is just another word for inflation!
Nov 9, 2021 12:11:30 GMT -5
rbturner: 38° here with **** flurries
Nov 14, 2021 10:26:48 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: We're getting Ohio weather from around early October it looks like. 60s-70s, clear blue skies, a nice breeze. A nice time of year to visit Texas.
Nov 14, 2021 11:52:32 GMT -5
rbturner: I would LOVE to spend some time at the TT/cabin.
Nov 14, 2021 12:51:34 GMT -5
yardmaster54: I don't know who is the worst, the college or the N.F.L. officials.
Nov 14, 2021 19:35:32 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I think they are tied.
Nov 15, 2021 23:20:11 GMT -5