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    https://cincybritishbikes.com/2022-32nd-annual-vintage-motorcycle-rally/ Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati is pleased to announce that the 2022 32nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Rally will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds Burlington, KY on Sept 9-11th, 2022. Mark your calendars! We are seeking Swap Meet Vendors, Sponsors, Motorcycle Dealerships, Bike Show entries and people to help spread the word. A 3-day Vintage Motorcycle Show & Rally hosted by the Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati. All Makes and Models Bike Show with British, European, American, Japanese, Competition and Custom classes. New Modern Classics Class 96-Present. Judging on Sunday with over 30 awards. Swap Meet Vendors, Motorcycle Dealers, Parts, Gear, Door Prizes and Raffles, Food Trucks, Live Music. Vendor Dinner Saturday Evening. $7 per person per day. $10 for weekend. Kids under 12 are Free. Swap Meet Vendor Spots are now FREE with paid admission. Bike Show $10 for first bike, $5 each additional entry. Group Ride on Saturday. PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL CHARITIES!!!!
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    Greater Cincinnati Motorcyclists Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 AM Ride the banks of the Ohio river and it's tributaries east to Maysville, KY for lunch at Delite's. Route length is 193, with about 3 hours to lunch, a... https://www.meetup.com/greater-cincinnati-motorcyclists/events/288140348/
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    Greater Cincinnati Motorcyclists Saturday, September 3 at 9:00 AM We haven’t had an easy-going ride for a while, so let's remedy that: About 150 miles of narrow, curvy, often unstriped country roads that meander atop... https://www.meetup.com/greater-cincinnati-motorcyclists/events/288104248/
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    Jeff Ruby's Precinct
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    Fifty West Brewing Company
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    darkShark

    Range USA Cincy East
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  9. WIRING TIME!!! This is gonna be along post, so buckle in... If you ever had a train set as a kid, you probably remember hooking two wires up to the track, then to the power pack. That's called DC or direct current. In that system, to make the train go faster you just increase current to the track. Slower, you decrease current. Super simple, and great for small layouts or running one train, but if you want to run multiple trains or a large layout, you need to separate your layout into blocks. It can become a wiring nightmare in a hurry. In comes DCC or digital command control. It supplies the track with the same amount of power no matter what, and sends a signal to a decoder in each locomotive. This lets you control multiple trains without any extra wiring. All you need to do is dial in the locomotives number to control it. The equipment is more expensive, and takes a little more time setting up, but IMO the results are worth it. This is what I'm wiring my layout to use. I'm just running two main bus wires, then feeders from those to the track. There's lots of guides on how to wire for DCC, and it can get very confusing very quickly. Some say you need feeders at every connection, some say just one feeder on the layout, and every combination in between. There's no wrong way to do it, but wiring every connection can get expensive, so I just wired every 'block'. The switches I have are power routing, so if A is powered, then B or C is powered depending on which way the switch is going, but it can't power both. Using switches, I separated my layout into 'blocks' You can see I have feeders for each 'block' so there's no power interruption. Picture of the feeders. Wires soldered onto the bottom of connectors. These will replace the track connectors. Marking the joint and track location so I know where to drill holes and place the track back into its spot. Hole drilled. It'll sit flush when done. Picture of the red and black bus wires, and the blue and white feeder wires hooked to them. It's very important you keep the same connections and don't hook up opposite rails or it won't work. And how do you keep track of what rail is what? Simple. Place a car with a marking on the track and whatever side the marking is on is whatever color you choose. In my case the tape side is the blue wire, then goes to the black bus wire. This also gives you a bonus of checking all the other rail connections as you push the car around the track. After everything is hooked up, just plug in the bus wires and run a locomotive, looking for dead spots or any other issues. Unfortunately I plugged in the wrong power pack and fried my controller, so everything's on hold until I can get a new one.
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    Greater Cincinnati Motorcyclists Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 AM Ride east from the Milford area for an early lunch (or late breakfast) at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, OH with more riding in the afternoon. Route length... https://www.meetup.com/greater-cincinnati-motorcyclists/events/287964832/
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    darkShark

    Cintas Center
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    Glendale Ohio Fire Department
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    skyrocket64

    St Bernard Soap Co
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    Paulie Pocket, Neris

    THE LANDINGS
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    Summit Park
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    skyrocket64

    Menards
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    Paulie Pocket, Neris

    EnterTRAINment Junction
  18. Some of the more unique rides @ Ta'bogo today. The KZ1300 had over 100k miles!

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  19. I haven't totally been slacking these past few months. Also got a couple buildings put together. First up, a simple dairy queen. Then, a drive in theatre a loading dock a warehouse/storage facility (work in progress) and finally, an engine shed (also work in progress) It's fun building these models, and relaxing too. Trying different painting techniques on different materials. So far my favorites are the ones made of wood. You can paint or stain them, and the texture is more realistic.
  20. Welcome! Glad to have you! Ruby is a great looking ride brother. Love it. Saw that you were looking at upgrading suspension. Just my opinion - but it'll really transform the ride. Very worth doing. Do you plan to do the work yourself? If not, I can recommend a really good suspension guy (no commission or anything, he works on my bikes and does great work). Did you upgrade the LED headlight yourself? How much work was it?
  21. Just got into riding late last year and bought my first bike in November. Looking forward to bike nights, local rides, etc.
  22. Harbor Freight sells a hot knife that should work for this. I think I paid between $10 - $15 for mine. Looking good! I have no idea what goes into this, so looking forward to seeing it develop.
  23. Update since I got reminded of it the other day too. Took a bit of time to work out a trackplan. I wanted two loops so I could just watch trains run, but that gets boring. I came up with a plan to split the layout in two pieces and have a city and a countryside. The idea is to pick up goods/passengers from one side, and take them to the other to unload. More on that later. Added 2 inch foam insulation for the base. First it acts as an insulator to keep noise levels down a bit. More importantly, you can cut it away to make valleys, and add more to make hills. Super light, super easy to work with, just a little messy. Laid out my trackplan to see how everything fits. It's a little close to the edges in some spots, so I'll have to do a bit of tweaking. Picture of the track almost overhanging the edge. It's a recipe for disaster. Couldn't help but run a couple trains just for fun. Next up wiring and starting to shape the landscape!
  24. It's definitely a long term project, potentially never finished, going by others setups. I probably will add some bracing when I get everything leveled out.
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