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Buy / Sell / Trade / WTB set of turbo trains
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:49:19 PM »
I'm refurbing my old Servo and my trains have spit. Checking to see if anybody has some for sale before I drag out all the junk to make them again.

My wife surprised me with two things this last Thursday night. She discovered that our local Regal theater was showing a live Rifftrax presentation of Night of the Living Dead, and she went with me. She's always understood my MST3K obsession, but never really enjoyed it herself, but after having seen the live show, she "gets it" now and can't wait for the Dec 5th showing of  Santa Claus Conquers the Martian.
I was really, really nice surprise. I loved it when they showed the audience at the live venue, there were bots and Gizmonic logos, my wife said "Ohhhh, you should have brought yours..."

My wife has actually forbidden me to sell my parts. My son's problem isn't health, but a bit of trouble he made for himself, he's working it out on his own. Wifey says I've been collecting those parts for 15 years and I shouldn't be selling for this particular reason. She got really upset when I pulled out my autographed Bot Builder's Booklet and Modellers Resource issue. I didn't notice until later that she filched the E pin, soapdish, and MLB and hid them before I took the photos.
The bow is pretty easy to make from scratch, if anybody has any interest, I'll put up how I made a small vacuform rig for less than $30, I've done soap dishes, bows, servo shoulders, and trains with it.
THX to all

Buy / Sell / Trade / I have some hard to find parts - what are they worth?
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:13:20 AM »
Let me start by saying that my son is in immediate dire need and I am trying to help him in any way I can. I have found myself in a "hanging on by my fingernails" situation this last year so my resources are limited. One of the last resources I have is my parts collection, which is not large by any measure. I have pulled the best of the lot and am considering putting them up on eBay for a short term auction, but I have been away from trading and selling for years and I don't know the value anymore, so I'm asking you all for your best guesses as to what my stuff is worth. The items I am considering selling are as follows: A Century Infant Loveseat, Eveready Floating Flashlight, Vacuform "Bow" for the back of Gypsy's head, Cooper XL7-FG faceguard, Grabber Claw toy (if you want to make Crow's legs), original Schwarz Bros soapdish, Carousel Candy Dispenser in original unopened package, exact sized Boo Bowl substitute.  I'd like to sell them as a single lot.
Thanks, Gregg

Everything else... / Re: 3-axis platform for Crow and Tom Servo
« on: August 07, 2011, 07:19:38 AM »
This is so awesome. This is the kind of project I think most of us here would do if we could.
But, I just can't help wondering if "irony' is the way to describe a servo controlled Crow...

Tom Servo / Servo substitute bowl at Kohl's
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:27:04 PM »
I found these at Kohl's in Orlando today. The green one is 29.99, the white one is 12.99. The white one is a little thicker than the green and both are made of melamine - brittle. The green one is slightly dished on the bottom, but should be OK.  I think the prices are too high but if you need one right away, most Kohls will have them. Also you could wait until fall and see if they close them out cheap. Lastly bring a tape measure because I just eyeballed 'em

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Nanites?
« on: June 06, 2011, 03:06:18 PM »
Gary did some awesome nanites back in the day...
I don't have the pix, but I bet he still does - Gary, care to chime in here?

Gypsy / Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« on: May 27, 2011, 04:01:09 PM »
I'm in Orlando, maybe we should bring some bots to Gasparilla - Captain Jack Servo, and Captain Barcrowsa (ouch)
As for the Gypsy registry, I have one, found it at a thrift store ten years ago, paid $5, still has the original sticker on the side.
Since then I don't think I've seen any kind of carseat at a thrift store

Gypsy / Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:58:44 PM »
I just moved from south to central Florida last week. When I pulled my Love Seat down from the attic (no place to build bots in the old digs) I noticed some cracking on the edges that will need repair before turning it into Gypsy. While trying to decide how to proceed with the repair, I decided that making molds from fiberglass would probably be the way to go to make copies of the seat. A Gypsy made from fiberglass would be lighter and thinner than an original and not particularly expensive - material wise. For me, it would be a learning curve thing, I've never layed up glass before and would have to practice on something else first. I don't think vacuform is viable - too big of a pull, and RTV molds & resin casts too expensive.
Has anybody else tried fiberglass?

Everything else... / Re: The Creeping Error Desktop program
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:21:19 PM »
it was a program that put an animated shadow-rama sillhouette at the bottom of your desktop, the guys would randomly riff either with speech balloons or actual .wavs depending how you set the options. It always ran in the background and unless you had a speedy processor and lots of memory it would slow your system down enough to take all the fun out of it. Back then speedy was faster than 500 mhz, so today's hardware should run it fine.
I suppose it wouldn't be that hard to code from scratch, but I'm getting old and still have a Gypsy to finish...

Everything else... / The Creeping Error Desktop program
« on: April 27, 2011, 05:07:39 AM »
Wow, I'm seeing some other "onelist" members here - awesome!
Does anybody here have a copy of "The Creeping Error Desktop program"? All the links to it out there are to the defunct page that Devin offered it from. Back in the day I never got to really enjoy it because it's a real memory hog and my PC was pathetically underpowered, now a few years later, my current pathetically underpowered PC is amazing by comparison and should run it just fine.
Unfortunately, I can't find my copy, I'm hoping another old guy has it lying around somewhere....
BTW - it's freeware and OK to give away

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