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|Contact Info||Tinplate Repaints||Techniques||Royal Palm & Loxahatchee Central
A Portable Layout in S-Scale
|New Dual-gauge ZOT in 1:64 size|
|Modern Steam||American Flyer Diecast||Links||2002 S-Scale Layout|
|Train Transport||Prototype Rail Weight||LGT Tour Bus||Williams Reverse Unit Lockout Modification||Old N-Scale Layout|
|Restorations and Variations||Hustlers, Huskies, Porters, Davenports||Flyer HO||Relay For Life 2012||Portable Modular Systems|
|Marx Couplers and Years||Shelving||MOW Kitbash||Marx 999 in Gator Colors||Other Layouts|
|Site Map||TCA and TTOS Grading Standards||---||Recommended Weights for Model RR Cars by Scale||Bridge Truss Types|
|Zilwaukee Okeechobee & Tremungus Rail Road|
|Other related interests|
This photo was taken during a visit in 2006 to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
The Pioneer Zephyr number 9900 has recently been refurbished and installed in its own
display hall. That's Bill trespassing on the exhibit.
Click on the photo to see a PDF file from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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|Here is a link to a handy list of Netflix search codes and how to use them:|
| ASTRONOMY: Here is some information about
The moon spins like the earth but, instead of one revolution per day, a revolution takes 27 days, 7 hrs., 43 min., 11.6 sec.
One moon phase (full moon to full moon) takes 29 days, 12 hrs., 44 min. at 2,287 mph
As the moon goes through it's phases there is:
As days go by, and a person is not paying attention to the moon, you can easily tell if the moon is going to be full or, if it was full by remembering the famous words "what's up DOC". Think of the O as a full moon then, note the curve in the D and C. When the curve is the D, it is going to be full. When the curve is like the C, it is going away from being full.
Exeligmos is described as 54 yrs. 1 mo. for a solar eclipse to come back to the same spot.
Samos is described as 18 yrs. 10 days. Three Samos equal one Exelgmos.
|Every full moon for every calendar month has it's own common name. The names for the months are as follows:|
|In addition to the names commonly used in the USA, there are some additional names used by the earlier tribes and nations. Please visit the site in this link to see an impressive list of names from those peoples who were here before the Europeans came.|
2020-05-19 Added a link to a page of Trolley History
2020-02-20 Updated the Site Map
2020-01-02 Happy New Year - Updated Change Log
2019-08-08 Fixed a couple of apostrophe and a link
2018-10-01 Updated the page of links to paintings
2018-10-01 Added a photo of the Rio Grande Hustler
2018-09-30 Added another Lionel Husky - USAF Minuteman
2018-09-24 Added another loco to the Critter Gallery
2018-05-22 Updated the page of links to paintings
2018-04-22 Updated a link to NMRA RP for Car Weights
2018-04-19 Updated the links to images of my paintings
2017-12-24 Improved a caption on the Restorations page
2017-06-10 Rearranged Empire Builder under Restorations
2016-12-26 Handy list of Netflix Search Codes
2016-08-20 Added a couple of paintings
2015-08-15 Removed some old references
2015-02-19 Updated links to Yahoo Groups
2014-09-07 ... the Critter Prototype information
2014-04-17 Updated the new ZOT Power and Wiring page.
2013-11-12 Added a photo taken on a friend's layout.
2013-10-11 Added two pictures on the MOW Kitbash page
2013-06-25 Added some information about The Moon (Thanks Brian)
2013-06-08 Added a Guest Book - Working Again
2013-06-04 Changed All Other Pages to PHP using PHP for the Nav Table
2013-06-03 Restoration Page: Rusty Marx PFE
2013-06-03 Changed Home page to PHP
2011-03-24 Track complete on the new ZOT
2011-03-24 An index of all pages in the site
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