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Old 11-24-20, 09:49 PM
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The overlap of cars and bikes is strong with FORD, especially in 1966:

LeMans: 1 (McLaren/Amon), 2 (Miles/Hulme), and 3 (Hutcherson/Bucknum).Tour de France General Classification winner (Lucien Aimar) and King of the Mountains (Julio Jimenez).



Oh yes we reviewed this in another recent thread, well aware and made my living as a fomoco and ASE Sr. Master technician for about 20 years.

Also spent 35 years at the dragstrip racing motorcycles and watching 100's of GM products trying to out gun far fewer Fords.
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Old 11-24-20, 10:24 PM
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[QUOTE=Shrevvy;21805272]Money spent on collections seem to ebb and flow over time for me. Not much spent lately on my collection of mostly WWII era battle rifles, but we still get a chance to take them to the range.

Had a Mosin Nagant briefly years ago. Also had a '42 Arisaka Type 99, Nagoya production, converted to a hunting rifle. Took my first and only deer with it ten years ago.
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Old 11-24-20, 11:42 PM
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My other spend up is flying, paragliding. I'm now moving onto a paramotor.

This pic is from about 1000m up, from an initial jump off a hill of 1500m


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Dentistry mainly, this year.
I still have all my teeth but, man, spending my 1950s childhood in a town without fluoridated water is coming home to bite me. Remember when "Just two cavities!" was a note of triumph.
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Old 11-25-20, 04:43 PM
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Good beer and whiskey. Just bought some Westland for Thanksgiving.

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Just bought this earlier this month. Itís been a dream of mine for a while to take on a vintage car project.


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Old 11-26-20, 10:12 AM
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I really don't spend much money on the bicycles anymore, as my competitive days are long behind me. Since I don't collect bicycles, my bicycle related expenses are pretty much limited to replacing consumables.

There are also good sized collections of American Flyer electric trains, cameras, audio-visual equipment and a fair sized stash of unbuilt plastic model kits. I'm currently in the process of entertaining some offers on disposing of some fishing gear. However, most of the collections are essentially static. These days, it takes something really special to entice me into a new acquisition.

The only real exception are the movies associated with the audio-visual gear. With the recent trends towards downloading, companies still issuing DVDS and BD have been digging deeper into the vaults and issuing a lot old movies that haven't seen the light of day since their initial run or maybe a late night showing on 1950s or 1960s television. I'm constantly tempted by new issues of movies from the early 20th century and this is the only collection that is currently growing to any real extent, though I'm also replacing my off-air VHS recordings of classic Doctor Who with the recent BD releases.
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Old 11-26-20, 11:53 AM
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@tricky Inspiration for your project. 1975 model, Spotted 2 weeks ago at Kroger.
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Old 11-26-20, 12:55 PM
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It is hard to believe that I have missed this thread entirely!
Part of the reason I am so slow on working on my bicycles is due to the other interests that grab me randomly.
This has be taking up my time and some money. It is 18 years old but in good condition with the need to replace a couple of parts on the mower deck. l had no clue how appealing this item is. Made cutting the grass enjoyable and opens up a new world of exploration as well as projects.
P1040376 on Flickr

Another fun interest, at least it was for a number of years is realted to this, which I bought new in 1990. It has over 240k miles on it and runs about the same as new. Just lifted it. Still a project that needs some attention like paint and tires. It suffered child abuse, abuse by one of the children.
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Another fun interest is just driving this thing, which I never thought I would own. Buying used makes it really affordable. It also supports C&V
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This last one I will share with reluctance but it has been with me since I was a young child. It is an indicator of what is behind the camera.
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I guess my other hobbies are a little less expensive than exotic cars or motor bikes although I've always wanted an old British sports car. It's just that I know nothing about how to fix them and I'm told they need a lot of work and break down at any time.

I'm a bit of a history buff and one of the things I'm really interested in is old transit systems. The old radial or interurban cars that used to be all over N. America were the main source of transportation before buses and cars took over. This included the city transit systems which many systems still continue with today. Because I can't own a city or LRV I model them instead.

Downtown Toronto in 1929, as large crowds board the Peter Witt cars.

Model version of the Peter Witt car in front of the train station
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Old 11-26-20, 02:04 PM
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That is amazing! More photos please, pretty please!
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Old 11-26-20, 04:06 PM
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That is amazing! More photos please, pretty please!
Well thanks, more of the 1st picture or the 2nd?
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Old 11-26-20, 04:17 PM
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Forging knives

My wife bought a forge for my last birthday. So ive been spending money on steel, propane, handle material and tools.



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Old 11-26-20, 04:20 PM
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Great photo of the model transit system! I have been back into model making for a couple of years now and although I really want to delve into wooden ships, so far I've just done a pile of 1/72 WWII aircraft because my cousins and uncles and I play an annual war game during the holiday season, and have hundreds of models already between our Axis and Allied camps.

It's not an expensive hobby, but it's hard to find one more time-consuming or tedious...

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Old 11-26-20, 04:47 PM
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Vintage streetcar pictures I have plenty of, your modeling achievements, just the one.
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Old 11-26-20, 04:59 PM
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I have spent a fair amount of money - and a lot of time - hiking. Several backpacks, many pairs of boots, lots of winter layers, various equipment and on and on.

Thankfully I have enough room where the hiking gear stays upstairs and the bikes, tools, etc. stay downstairs.

That is: enough room until I need a bigger place for more stuff...just like George Carlin said
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I buy lumber, make stuff. Latest and greatest. Still need to add pulls. And take it upstairs.

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I own a small business, so often I'm buying fun things like steam kettles or air compressors. But in terms of discretionary income: Travel, though not this year obviously. We love to travel as a family and we're trying to do as much of it as we can before our kids grow up and leave home.But I'm in a pretty stable phase of hobby/tool acquisition... I have two guitars, two mandolins, a violin, and a ukulele that I'm happy with... haven't bought an instrument in ten years. We have lots of fun kitchen tools. I have a wonderful digital camera with about 5 decent lenses, I think it's been about 5 years since I've bought anything photo related. I have a wood workshop with some nice hand toolsómany of which I bought used for next to nothing at garage sales and restored. I have an okay stereo system, nothing fancy. About once a year I buy a record player needle. If I had more walls in my house, I'd buy more art, but we've reached a point where we can't hang everything that we own.
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Most of my discretionary income has been spent over the years on flyrods, bicycles, motorcycles, and boats, and travel to support all of those things. Right now, its pretty much all bicycle-related. Travel will resume post-covid if I'm still here.
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Great photo of the model transit system! I have been back into model making for a couple of years now and although I really want to delve into wooden ships, so far I've just done a pile of 1/72 WWII aircraft because my cousins and uncles and I play an annual war game during the holiday season, and have hundreds of models already between our Axis and Allied camps.

It's not an expensive hobby, but it's hard to find one more time-consuming or tedious...

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Always loved warbirds since watching Pappy Boyington on Black Sheep Squadron as a kid. What's the game you play?
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Vintage streetcar pictures I have plenty of, your modeling achievements, just the one.
It's a small layout and in progress (of course) but here's few more.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmSk3XXK
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Always loved warbirds since watching Pappy Boyington on Black Sheep Squadron as a kid. What's the game you play?
It's modeled on typical table top war games but my uncles actually developed all of the rules themselves. We set up a big sand pit, put up bases on either end, a neutral town with bridges in the middle, and set firecracker land mines under the sand prior to starting the game (without the opposing team being able to see). Then we use cards, dice, and moving sticks to shove our armies around until we capture the opponent's base. It's fun stuff, takes all day to set up, play, and tear down!

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It's a small layout and in progress (of course) but here's few more.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmSk3XXK
Wow - that is neat!
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It's modeled on typical table top war games but my uncles actually developed all of the rules themselves. We set up a big sand pit, put up bases on either end, a neutral town with bridges in the middle, and set firecracker land mines under the sand prior to starting the game (without the opposing team being able to see). Then we use cards, dice, and moving sticks to shove our armies around until we capture the opponent's base. It's fun stuff, takes all day to set up, play, and tear down!

-Gregory
That sounds awesome would love to see some video or pic's when you play next. I remember as kids, we would play something along the same lines but much more basic. We would get this huge a$$ piece of paper covering the entire table and each player would draw out the a base, same number of planes and ships and then all the space between was water.
You would take a pencil and push the end to draw a line for moving distance and then for combat, the pencil line would go through the opponents for a strike. Don't know what it was called LOL
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