A thread to share times when expletive words are needed when working on your model railways.
I will start the ball rolling;
This weekend I have been working in the shed (my precsssssious), now just to get every thing in context, I am normally well mannered, polite and very modest but the shed for me is a very important retreat. MY retreat, where what comes out of my mouth is what happens. If I say I am going to build a space ship, I build a space ship, if I swear, I swear, but normally the neighbours can't her the words being said though.
This weekend I have been a bit stingy on the $$$ and I have had a broken toaster which I had plans to build a new controller out of as my old one that lived in the shed broke. Anyways I started construction 10.00 today and inbetween times I have been painting some damaged buffer beams on two of my engines. This afternoon I had trouble getting the electronics to work on my new controller and so I was testing different wiring with my usual setup of some washers with the wires soldered on and the temporary screws holding the washers together. About half an hour ago I bumped an engine off the table, and in the proccess of trying to save it, the temporary connection touched the wrong terminal blowing up my last potentiometer! All the small weights in my engine came out and spilled under the table and I had to crawl around under the table to collecrt them in the dark. That sucked.
I must admit my well mannered, polite person left me today as this incident occured and anyone would think I had chopped my hand off with a power saw. I used much colourful language then.
The only good thing about that incident is the fact that the train I knocked off the table was not one of the painted ones. I was an old daggy piece of rubbish train. As for the potentiometer, this gives me a good excuse to go out and buy a controller now.
I must admit a half hour later has made the incident quite funny, and it's a win win situation. The pice of rubbish I created is no longer useful so I can buy something better and the train survived the fall on the concreate floor.
Here is my story. Make me feel better and tell one even worse please.