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    My next door neighbor and I set both ours up in his basement (more open room and we could leave it set up). Both of us had fairly long tracks and we combined my track and his into a mega super speedway. To combat voltage drop, we used both transformers, one on one side, and the other at the half way point. It worked fairly well. At some point we added a third transformer and voltage drop was a non-issue. First time we tried it with only one transformer and the cars almost stopped moving on the far side of the track. Probably was my first time learning first hand about voltage drop and resistance. My dad, the electrical engineer, taught me about it, but hearing about it and experiencing it are two different things. I remember doing things like swapping in "hot rod" armature's and stickier tires from the hobby store, and stuff like that. It was a blast and a good way to spend time, especially when it was -20 in January or +100 in July.

    it's be fun to slot car race again but,,,,,I have absolutely no room to set up a track that could be left assembled. Small house and no basement kind of sucks sometime's.
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    Here's something all those environMENTALists who want to get rid of fossil fuels needs to read. It's a small list of the over 6,000 things that require petroleum products to be made. Guess they want to do without all those things also. Bunch of hypocritical liberal freaks. Then again, they never want to be bothered with the facts, do they? It's the same ones that drive their big SUV's and take private jets to protest fossil fuels. They all need to just go away and crawl into their new home, which without oil, would have to be a cave. then they can take a sharpened stick and hunt their food. Sorry, no matches to light a fire for cooking or heat. Wait, they couldn't have a fire period since the smoke would cause "climate change". Now that I think of it, they wouldn't be able to hunt animals since the PITA freaks would have a fit. In other words, all those people don't have a clue. Not much different from the electric everything idiots. Funny how not a one ever says where all this extra electricity is supposed to come from. Wind and solar won't even make a dent. Hmmmmmmmmm, how are you going to make solar panels and wind turbines, or batteries for all the electric things, without oil? Well, you can't. They won't be happy until were back in the stone age I guess.

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    New RANT.

    Omicron

    Because we're going to Name every new fear mongered variant of an endemic mutable virus like they're hurricanes or something...

    Except that Hurricanes blow thru and go away. This is never going away until enough people are sick and tired of the fear mongering narrative and take to the streets. It's already happening all over the world where people have had enough of absurd control measures over their lives. You don't see that on the "news" do you? Israel is spying on people's phone calls over it. Of course, the NSA has been doing that here for a decade now and we didn't stand up and demand that end either. Just more and more marching civilization into a prison state.

    One shot turned to three, now four, what's it going to take? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? Turning people into pin cushions like a bunch of junkies before people come to their senses and protest? All as the yet unknown risks increase with each dose and the dead from those doses stack up quietly in the background of an actual problem only killing a fraction of 1%.

    I've had enough of it all. Spreading fear to promote turning the world into a prison is not acceptable.


    Just as the farce of "green energy" is neither green, nor capable, nor sustainable. It's all just a bunch of nonsense specifically designed to force more control on us all.
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    Majority of people around here are done with it and have moved on. They've had enough of the b.s. Dr Fraudci, one of those directly responsible the virus even exists, is a far left nazi and nobody believes a word he says, or has ever said. Basically Furor Biden and the leftist control freak, nazi commie socialists can go f*** themselves.

    Now I should go outside to watch for black helicopters and SUV's lurking around, just like the German SS and Gestapo did. PLEASE vote those people out of office before it really is too late! Then again, can you really trust the vote count anymore? Answer, NO. They ruined that also. I'm not religious but, God help the USA

    In my state of Wisconsin, we need to rid ourselves of that useless Tony Evers before he manages to completely destroy the state. Only thing saving us is the state legislature in Republican majority. On top of horrible Evers policies and ideas, he has the personality of a fence post, which is kind of insulting to fence posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aspen79 View Post
    PLEASE vote those people out of office before it really is too late! Then again, can you really trust the vote count anymore? Answer, NO. They ruined that also.
    Unfortunately you can't fix stupid. The same people are still voting to retain "THE DICK" Durbin douche bag that is supposed to vote with his constituants but every time I send him an email he turns the words around like he is god and does no wrong. I don't like to say it but I hope he falls over dead soon.
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    Lying Dick Durbin. Yeah, we know all bout him up here. we have a Governor that let Kenosha burn and never lifted a finger to do anything about it. Hello,,,,,,,,National Guard! His comments just fueled the losers who were doing the destroying, looting and burning. If our previous Gov Scott Walker had been in office, the situation would have been eliminated very quickly. Yet, that's the part of the state where people voted him in and keep voting for socialists time after time. Milwaukee County and Dane County (Madison) are the reason the useless Evers got elected. With the obvious election fraud that happened, especially in those two counties, I question if Evers really won or not though. The other 70 counties had Walker win for the most part.
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    The worst part of everything today is that there's a cartel of very rich and powerful interests controlling global policy making, the media that reports it, and their own mercenary forces that have already attempted to silence opposition to an agenda that is not in the interests of anyone having less than Billions in currencies. It's gotten so bad that we can't even engage civil conversation on current events without noting the way everything has become politicized to benefit those few elites at the top of everything. Even just noting their colonels and generals, as agenda and policy are truly weaponized by this highly organized group today.

    But this isn't what we do here. As angry as it should make every free person all over the world I still think we can agree to keep things a little lighter and without the politics in our public forums generally about our shared passion of Aspens, Volares, and their siblings.

    I'll reinstate a password reentry forum for current events and we'll keep this clean.
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    Not rant or rave, more of a get your heart started thing. Earlier, I walked out the back door and a squirrel came flying off the roof, right over my head and, can you say startle a person? Landed about a foot in front me and took off like rocket.

    Sort of the same but not really, the other day I went out the same door and in the "courtyard" a deer was laying there chewing her cud, or whatever they do, about 5 feet from the walkway, and what I assume was a fawn laying next to her. They just kind of looked at me like "hey, how's it going?" and went back to what they were doing, like I wasn't even there. Darn deer around here are getting WAY too tame I think.
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    Cool on the deer! I would have shot that squirrel by the 3rd bound. Destructive little things. It's funny because I see them in the neighbors trees, but they must teach their young to circle wide around my property cuz it's been a lot of years since I hung a fresh tail on my wall.

    Since I can't currently add a new forum I'll at least add my own Rave.

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