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    Growing old is an achievement. Growing up is optional.
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    And growing out seems to be unavoidable...

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    The law of the perversity of inanimate objects. Specifically, when dropped, an object will fall such that it does the most damage and/or finds its way to the least convenient place to come to rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric220 View Post
    The law of the perversity of inanimate objects. Specifically, when dropped, an object will fall such that it does the most damage and/or finds its way to the least convenient place to come to rest.
    Even more specifically, when dropped, the probability of a PBJ hitting with the gooey side first is directly proportional to the value of the object it hits.
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    The level of difficulty to model a desirable prototype/subject is often beyond your level of experience.

    After you have completed it, below your expectations, the desire to build it better has waned despite your improvement in skills...

    ...or so I've heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    PBJ
    solution: don't eat PB&J near your trains....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    solution: don't eat PB&J near your trains....
    That's one more truth
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    When an item is dropped, the accessibility / find-ability of the object will be in inverse proportion to its value, scarcity, difficulty of reproducing, and/or the importance of finding it.
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    You swear you measured that wire going from Point A to Point B before cutting. Now it's too short. Must have shrunk!

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    Checking DCC decoder connections with a metal screwdriver while the engine is on a powered track is not a recommended practice unless you want to let all the factory smoke out.
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    How ever portable you make it, something will break it.

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    These might be familar...

    ALL the parts you need will be inside the hermatically-sealed kit you purchase, as will be the very complete assembly instructions which will be easy to follow; and in a form of English with which you are familiar; - Not!!

    Even when you measure, measure and then measure again (just in case), when you finally cut the piece fo flextack you have measured, it will never, ever fit the space, and for no dicernable reason...

    The smaller the item, the greater the cost...
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    The moment you tell yourself to be careful not to break your last no. 80 drill bit by using too much pressure on the pin vise is the moment it breaks.

    Corollary: The above moment almost always coincides with vehement utterance of an old railroady word and the appearance of a small child.

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    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    I like trains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    I like trains
    And you do a darn fine job modeling them, too.

    This truth is evident in the pages of the last NSR.

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