Tom Geiger

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  1. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My irk of the day?  I made the mistake of looking at the Jeep website and now I have little Jeep ads following me everywhere I go on the Internet!   And what irks me about it?  They are all trying to sell leases....  Cherokee LTD 4x4  only $159 a month for 24 months.   With a $4995 down payment.  Um, isn't that a $367 a month lease, only you are paying more than half of it in cash up front?  And now that they have a moron on the hook, they only give him 10,000 miles a year, so you know there's going to be a big fee for extra miles at the end!    Stupid people fall for this stuff! 
  2. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 1964 Chevy Impala   

    I dunno Ray! Those antennas look a bit outta scale!   
  3. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic AMT PRESTIGE SERIES   

    Same kits  but in larger, hard to store boxes!
  4. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Why brass?   

    Very interesting conversation!
    I can understand that once you get past the learning curve, working with metals is actually easier than plastic.  Scale fidelity is easier to achieve. Parts are stronger. And finally, guys do this just for the satisfaction of achieving it.   There are modelers whose work I admire, like Charlie Rowley who achieves amazing scratch built chassis and such from brass.  I've often remarked that it's a shame to paint these masterpieces since they are so impressive to look at in their raw state!
    I have only touched on working with brass and aluminum in minor ways.  I've replaced kit supplied things like tie rods and other spindley suspension rods, as well as drive shafts.   I've found it easier to just cut a length of brass rod or aluminum tube than to try to sand the mold seams off these pieces.  Often they are out of scale and out of round. The metal looks so much better.
  5. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    I once had a 1978  LTD II that I bought with 95,000 mile on it for $800. We drove it up to well over 200,000 miles and sold it for $1500. 
  6. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Look again...  took a few tries but I got it to work.
    Try putting the  code first, [ i m g ]   [ / i m g ]  (skip the spaces) and then pasting your photo's address in the middle.  That worked for me.  The second you paste in a URL it makes it a link.
  7. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   


  8. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Okay, I got some code to work....

    Here's what'll work...  [ I M G ]  h t t p : // w w w . site name . com / your image name.jpg [ / I M G ]
    (just delete all the spaces, I had to do that to disable the line of code.)
  9. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Nice work John!  I cannot wait to see what you do with it!  
  10. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I feel your pain... um no, it was my pain!   I have a shower stall in my master bathroom and I bent down to soap up my lower legs... came up and hit the door handle hard.  Don't know why they need a sharp metal edge handle on a shower door that pushes out!   With no hair to cushion the impact, well it was pain and blood.  And everyone taller than me can see my wound!   It won't happen again, two screws and sharp metal handle is in the cabinet.  
  11. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Yup, I love the idiot who will enter a major road like the PA or NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway... at a snails pace, and immediately head for the fast lane (3 lanes!) and then sit there at 50 mph.  
  12. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Cool. I approve as a past owner of a 1960 Buick Electra.   Check out the background.... the dealer was using those two story space saver parking devices and the cars up top are all LaCrosse's like mine.
  13. Tom Geiger added a topic in General   

    A Great Heavy Commercial Build Opportunity
    The US Post Office moved a lot of mail via the rails, thus the Railway Post Office car on many trains.  Not only did this car carry the mail, but it was a mini postal sorting hub, with postal workers sorting mail as the train moved between cities.  Many of these cars had a mail slot in the side of them so people could insert mail directly into the car.  As time went on and rail service started to become limited in the early 1940s, the post office created highway post offices, replacing the railroad cars with a mobile sorting center that traveled the highways instead of the rails.  Here's a photo and interesting article, anyone up to build one?
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  14. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I was going to post that if you are 50 and you want to keep your new car 10 years, then you better get yourself that old man car! Then I read that you have a Caddy, so you already have your old man car! 
    My Jaguar is a 2000 S Type. It's pretty much a Lincoln LS, I've done some parts research and found that parts like the fuel pump listed both cars.  I bought it from a Rolls Royce dealer a few years ago, it having been traded in on a Bentley.  It was a spare car on an estate, always garaged and had 23,000 miles on it.  It now has 30,000 miles. I don't use it as a daily driver,  more like a collector car.  I had put it in the garage for winter and with all that went on with my wife's heart surgery, it's just been sitting there.  I need to charge up the battery and get the state inspection up to date.  
    Most of my fleet is like yours Rob.  My 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Mark III high top is 600 miles from hitting 200,000 miles.  1991 Geo Tracker has 245,000 on it and will get historic tags next spring.  I bought both of these new.  The car I put my business miles on is a 1999 Plymouth Breeze that I bought many years ago for my daughter to use for college.  It has served us well since she has been teaching 8 years!  It currently has 160,000 on it and chugs along just fine.  I don't worry about driving high mile cars since I take care of them.  And if one of them dies on the highway, I have AAA 100 mile towing insurance!
  15. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Nothing new here.  When Revell came out with the 49 Mercury,  Round 2 reissued theirs.   There will be people who will buy the older AMT kit just to do a side by side comparison.   And then there will be those who heard about the new Revell release and bought the wrong one!
    Here's a story.  On anudder board, there was a guy who obviously isn't all that well informed, who posted that he wanted a Moebius Ford pickup. He went online and ordered one... then he realized he bought the MODEL KING Ford pickup.   It seems the only Model King kit he had ever bought was the old AMT '59 Imperial kit.  He didn't understand that it was a repop of an ancient technology kit, and equated it that Model King  sold thick, clunky kits.  Once he saw that, he never bought another Model King kit!  (note that he totally missed the bus on what Model King kits were) He was really upset, thinking he was going to get a Ford pickup to the makeup and quality of that original Imperial.
    Of course that was followed by a tirade paragraph about Model King being a big greedy company getting rich by taking advantage of the little guy.  
    It took a couple of posters to set this guy straight.   I just wanted to illustrate how far off center some folks can get!