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Anyone play this game? Or Trainz?
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I used to play this and i modded it to death.
too bad that MSTS 2 never came out, it was looking very damn nice, specially for the time
Any of you are going to play the new DENCHA GO arcade?
say that to the japs
Trainz: ANE.

+ Better Graphics.
+ Easy to work route maker.
+ FUCKTONNES of free content.
+ Can be a model rail sim or driver sim.
- You have to buy a "first class ticket" for fast speeds on the Download Station.

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Well thanks to this board i have become obsessed with the cannondale delta v1000.
I have searched high and low and they are not available at ANY price.

Thanks for crushing dreams i should never have even had.
Yes , i fell for the collectible bike meme :(
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Obviously the Delta V, as the superlative example of forward-thinking bicycle engineering (and collectability!), is an exception to the categorisation of old MTBs as the sporting equivalent of a dull knife.
It honestly looks like shit. Like something you'd see at Walmart for $129.
Honestly, bicycle blue book is not very reliable. They take the MSRP and run it through a generic formula.
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we should make an /n/ bloobook with real world numbers.
The problem is that so few delta v1000s ever change hands, the value is hard to judge.
We will just have to wait till they start hitting christies auction house to find out what they are really worth

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Post all model train related stuff here. All scales (O, N, HO, etc.) welcome.
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I had a roommate who got into G scale as a joke back in 1988. His first locomotive was an Alco FA unit in CPR tuscan colours. 2 years later he was a serious collector. In '88 we used to have a balcony on an apartment building that was big enough to put a 20' oval on. Neighbours in the building across the street used to watch it run. One of them spent about 2 months trying to track us down to inquire about the trains.

At my local annual train shows G-scale is a massive hit with the kids.

But no, I am too heavily invested in HO and lack the real estate for G.
I started with G Scale back in 2003 when I was little.

My first set was a starter set with a Stainz locomotive.
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I Used 2 inch pink foam insulation sheet from Home Depot

it was a 5x8 sheet. cut it up, stacked it and used Elmers Glue All to hold it together

used chisels to carve it, and spackling to shape it the way I wanted. Painted it with brown paint and turf/trees/whatever else
For a round the tree setup, I'd probably go for a Lionel O gauge at minimum unless it's up on a table or something. If it's off the floor, a small tree with an HO or even N scale set would be nice. If it's going to be on the floor under a full size tree, go O gauge or G gauge. Hunt on line at Trainworld or Trainz or other websites for specials or sales. For example, Lionel has has been making Polar Express and Hogwarts Express sets for ten years now and last years set can usually be had for right at $200 on clearance to make room for next years model. Traditional three rail O gauge isn't scale accurate, but it looks great circling the Christmas tree.

I need to buy a bike for commuting, but my local Craigslist is fairly limited. Most bikes with suitable framesizes are too far away, meaning my only option is a 2001(?) Lemond Poprad cyclo bike listed for $825.

Having done a small amount of research, I've found the MSRP of this bike to be $990 in 2001, meaning this listing is 83.3% of the original price, 16 years later.

This listing has been up for five months and has well surpassed the start of the school year. I seriously need this bike, but the poster may be too far up their own ass to see that this bike is not worth nearly as much as their hipster friends think it is.

What is a fair price? What are your thoughts on other over-valued vintage models like this?
Buy a Triban 500 brand new for a couple of hundred bucks and invest in parts for it as needed and save yourself $500
Dude what? That looks like a 54-56 frame, I don't believe you're having a hard time finding another bike that size
In terms of bikes for sale in the local area, it's all new stock or out of my range (I don't have a car and a bus ticket would cost around $30, which just isn't practical).

I could always build a bike off eBay, but I have limited free time and experience.
Look harder, you won't get that bike for a fair price.
Hell, post your local Craisglist and I'm sure someone will find you a nice one
A $30 bus ticket is more practical than you trying to turn that overpriced Lemond into a commuter

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Tell me your story of a bicycle you regret selling.

Me: 1997 Torelli for $450usd
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Eight years ago before I knew anything about bikes, I threw out an otherwise great Ross 1980s mountain bike because the wheels were severely out of true. I then tried and returned two pile-of-dogshit Walmart bikes to replace it. I'm ashamed.
>selling a recumbent
Ya dun goofed!

Mind you; that shitty SHS butchered frame would be piss easy to make....
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It didn't fit. too small :( Was solid an d quick as shit
some manlet got a rad bike off of you
1987 Schwinn Traveler for $30. Only went that low because I bought a Bianchi Veloce for $50 and wanted to not have too many bikes. Turns out the Bianchi was too small, and I got in a bad wreck and broke a few bones. Sold that one for like $320, but got somehow misquoted by $100 and shipping and barely made enough to pay the medical bills. Oh well. I miss that beautiful blue Schwinn.

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>stripped an allen screw
>can't get it out
>it's basically circular on the inside at this point
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the soft bolts are annoying because i use a huge wrench on them so wheels wont suddenly drop off when im going fast.
Use a torque meter you fucking nigger
This thread is full of virgins.
The best way to do it is getting a quality torx that is just slightly bigger than the size of the slot and tap it in with a hammer than unscrew.

2 days too late. /n/ so slow.
There are various threads. Pretty easy to pick one that fits.
I'm pretty sure I never claimed anything of the sort. I've worked on plenty of different kinds of vehicles from different decades to know whats up. I've never stripped a bolt on a less than a year old vehicle with a plain t-handle with light effort before.
I should be grateful for not being able to disassemble a factory built bike without stripping the bolt head? Riiight.

I did this with rounded allen head screws on a seatpost once. I got one out with this method, the other one I hammered in a slightly too large Torx bit and it grabbed.

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Got a memorable railway station you'd like to share? Post here.
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by "neighbours"'I was referring to tallinn from a latvian's perspective, but you guys have one truly nice pile of granite there!

now, who are these blokes and why are they there?
These are stone dudes a re ''Kivimiehet'' (Stone Men). Originally called ''Lyhdynkantajat'' (Lantern carriers/messengers) and are just a sculpture made to the station when it was built. Nowadays the stone men are part of Finnish Railways and is kinda a ''mascot''.

Pic related when Kiss was having a gig in Finland.

More commercials: VR 150 years old, she's carrying a stone because it's old and has saw every person in finland etc. just like the stone men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta96HD3MYuI
So they don't have any symbolic meaning or anything, the architect just decided to decorate the facade with some random blokes, right?

I can attest to the clusterfuck this station is , I transferred through this station every day when I visited since I was staying at a place off the Odakyu line. Thankfully the Odakyu and JR lines were pretty close to eachother.
The entire budapest metro line 1 is memorable

Why aren't busses streamlined?
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LOL. The Yellow Boxfish would disagree with you.
is that the dymaxion car by buckminster fuller?

This car got shoah'd by big oil because it was too efficient.

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>least favorites
>which one you think will win
For the new Purple Line in Maryland there were community art submissions for each station. These are the finalists which were announced sometime ago. Apparently they've already chosen the winners and are going to announce them soon.

And yes, these are the highest quality ones I could find.
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And the last one.
Stuff like the towers in >>1117481 entry 3 might work since it's just painted bricks, but have fun paying our your ass for replacement custom glass panels in e.g. >>1117478 or >>1117474 after vandalism.
Surely they'll have protected glass over them, no?

Discussion thread for /n/ related anime. Currently airing on Mondays - Yowamushi Pedal S3
Last thread >>1049912
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Initial D.
A young man becomes a train station manager in post WW2 Japan.

Seems more like an early sitcom, ala Wings
A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the train the girl take to and from school. Never minding the strange train number, he immediately talks to her on the train, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous days confessions to the girl, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the girl he met on the train is not the same girl he fell in love with. In fact, she doesnt exist in this universe at all. She is the girls alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MCs own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
Genius! I'll take 4 seasons

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What's /n/ take on this? Is this fair? Will this ultimately backfire for Boeing & the US aircraft manufacturer?

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Christ knows what our president is undoing.
American components in Airbus planes, new generation Russian planes, and latest Chinese planes, ate also affected by the US's position
Its along the lines of the canadian federal and provincial goverments bailed them out and the Cs program cost bombardier nothing since the average leaf covered the cost. So because of this they dont have to pay off any RD or program costs and drop prices.
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>That smug face
>USA buttfucks Canada
>same old story

I saw the effects of the illegal $6 billion+ tariff they placed on Canadian softwood lumber back in '99. I'm going out to get some anal lube so i'll be ready for it this time.
>Propping up your lumber industry and engaging in dumping.
>Surprised that you get hit with tariffs.
Keep crying, syrup sipper.

Any lads work/volunteer at an /n/ related museum?

I've put in for a supervisory job at an art gallery, if I miss out on that I was thinking about putting in for a holiday job at a living history museum and trying to get my boiler and reciprocating engine tickets while I'm there.

I imagine in many places it's the sort of sub field with way too many retiree volunteers needing to die and I'd be stuck doing front of house eternally, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
I volunteered for a little museum for about 3 years over the course of my degree - nothing /n/ related but a few general tips:

Volunteer experience counts for a huge amount - heritage jobs are quite competitive and volunteering shows willing

Once you're in a museum, you'll find that other opportunities come to you. I did cafe work for my museum, worked my way up to a tourguide and ended up doing archival research towards the end.

Volunteering at a museum is a good way to get a foot in the door for other ad-hoc volunteer roles - In the UK we have this thing called Open House London which is where old buildings normally inaccessible to the public are opened up. I was invited to volunteer there through my 'main' museum - so even working in a non /n/ museum can open up opportunities that can surprise you
Have got volunteer experience, mostly paleo. Had a paid position at a natural history museum until very recently, hoping to leverage another job with that
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I have the enormous luck to have found a job onboard of SDS Hansteen, world oldest seaworthy sailing steamer that was restored to its original appearance as it was built in 1866.

It was used as a research vessel, mainly measuring sea depth and drawing maps of coastal area of central norway.

If any of you ever happen to travel to Trondheim, find and contact local blacksmith with rather eastern name and Ill show you around the ship.

Our boiler is currently in repairs as it was leaking. we thing it is done for, but the state org that gives us money thinks it should be repaired one more time. Now we are doing everything we can to prepare for the next June when we want to sail again (yet without sails tho, only machine)
Might well do if you are still there in a couple of years. Planning on heading over to the UK in 2019 and I'll be travelling around from there.
I'm really interested in the responses, because chatting with a friend we both agreed that I have a tangible and material pathway to becoming paid footplate crew should I choose to persue it.

What's the longest commercial flight you've ever been on ever /n/?
I'm talking in terms on time in the air rather than the distance covered.
What airline did you fly with?
What aircraft did you fly with?
How was your experience?
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LA to singapore. it was on Cathay so I was comfortable
about 14 hours, Madrid to Santiago de Chile. I flew business, so first I got drunk, and later I slept a little. I don't enjoy flying much, so getting drunk and sleeping is a good way to make it less shit.

Never flown in an A380 senpai, does it feel much different from a 747 or an A340?
Mine was Zurich -> JFK New York City

About 8 hours of flying time? I was flying with American Airways this was back in 2012.
I think I just took percocet and ativan before takeoff and slept for most of the 8 hours
12 hours. First class on a 747 though, worth it.
Vancouver to Hong Kong, Air Canada, pretty comfy, lots of good tea

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Post your pics of cagers who think that because it's physically possible, it's a great idea to drive somewhere they're not supposed to be.
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everyone on 4chan is a faggot.. didnt you know that? also that lincoln is pretty tight.. did you grow up in an urban environment with gentlemen of color?
No I didnt. I actually hate the ghetto wheels
pssstt I was calling you a nigger
>not a wasteful luxury
>better public transport (?)
Since I can't understand if you meant to put a 'than' in your sentence, I'm going to address either case:

>better than public transport
It depends heavily on the mode of public transport available close to your home. A bus is no better, nor is a street running tram usually better. Suburban rail with express services could probably beat a car coming in from the outer suburbs, even though it has to stop at more points on the way in. The problem is once you get in to the heavily congested city and have to find a way to the car park, whereas the train will just keep moving if the network hasn't an hero that morning.

>it's still a better form of public transport
Carpooling is definitely an effective means of transport and I encourage you to carpool. Mostly when I complain about
>wasteful luxury
I mean I'm sick of seeing one person SUVs ( especially yuropean ones) driving down congested streets in a big rat race.

>making your city a worse place to live
You disregard other factors that make a city liveable, like the noise of traffic; the environmental impacts of highways on the human and natural environment such as light pollution, noise pollution and wasteful use of land. If a city is big enough, it deserves public transport.

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>hey guys, I see weirdos on the subway sometimes, so I waste thousands upon thousands of dollars on a thing that makes me fat, ruins my city and the environment

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$150,000 is in the range to make it worth it for cargo vehicles. Truck drivers aren't paid huge amounts any more, but they still need sleep.
Replacing one completely with a computer makes financial sense right now, since an investment in one will pay itself back due to 24/7 driving and such. There's some problems to iron out, like refueling, and endpoint variability, one of which is sorted by just hiring people to work at gas stations.
is this a pasta?
honestly, I think automated petrol pumps for automated trucks are the easier of the issues. Automated parking is a non-issue and building a mechatronic pump nozzle that penetrates the truck's hole should be easy. But honestly, I'd rather see catenary for automated trucks, at least on highways. For simplicity, they could still be operated by humans in cities, like you could hire a driver to pic it up on a dedicated parking lot at the outskirts, or an intersection where the catenary ends, and either go on battery power, or an APU for the rest of the trip.
>I'd rather walk
smart decision
The same Volkswagen that got busted a year or so ago cheating emissions via an in car computer ? Fuck that, they can't be trusted obviously.
Also, anyone else getting a little bit tired of shitty "spot the car" captcha when posting here ? I'd imagine it's Google auto cage related.
>For simplicity, they could still be operated by humans in cities
In a lot of cases the actual semis don't need to be driven into the city center
Many companies keep large warehouses outside the city that the trucks unload at, then do smaller more target short distance drives into the city to stock the actual stores
That model works well with autonomous trucking, because automatically parking a truck at a loading dock wouldn't be that big a deal, you could paint lines to guide it and have sensors installed on the loading dock as well

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