A Train Set For Christmas

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I received my first model train set when I was just 11 years old. It came at Christmas and was set up around the tree like a silver train track wreath. There were two engines (although if I remember correctly one was just for show), five boxcars, two flatbeds and a caboose. The engines were […]


Finding The Best Slot Car For Your Needs

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People who want to buy a slot car always find it difficult to choose between readymade and altered versions. The popularity of slot racing and the technological advancements in this field have considerably increased demand for the commercially available readymade ones. However, the motorized static models are still not completely extinct. A great majority of […]


S Scale Model Trains

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The S-scale, known also as the S-gauge, for model trains is designed on the ratio of 1:64 [that is, 3/16 inches = 1 foot] and fits between the popular HO and O model train scales. It met the demands for a scale which was larger than HO [which was considered too small by many model […]


Scale Model Train Layouts Developing Your First One

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To develop your model train layout there are four major steps to take before you begin construction: 1: Select the size of your model train, that is the scale or gauge. Scales range from micro-sized Z scale for tiny layouts to giant G-scale used mostly for outdoor garden layouts. Visit hobby shops or model train […]


The All Important Weigh In

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Allowing your week to revolve around one event generally isn’t a good idea. If that one event turns sour, so does your week. When you are on a diet, your weigh-in can become that one event. If your diet is important to you, then your weigh-in will also be very important to you. A weigh-in […]


Throw Away Your Bathroom Scale

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It may seem hard to believe that the bathroom scale can be your enemy in low-fat living but if you’re accustomed to a morning weigh-in that leaves you feeling guilty, angry, discouraged or demoralized, then it’s worse than your enemy – it’s a skilled saboteur that stands ready to undercut your fat-fighting work. Think about […]


Digital Scales Types And Uses

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Digital scales are electronic devices used to measure weight. Digital scales come in a variety of sizes and colours and are made from a variety of materials. Digital scales differ from traditional scales because they function based on the principle of load cell technology in which electronic load cells sense the weight of objects under […]


Weight Loss Is Just Simple Math

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Think of your body as a giant scale. That scale is a perfect analogy for gaining and losing weight. Think of putting “calories you burn” on one side and “calories you eat” on the other side. To maintain your current weight, the scale needs to be balanced. If you eat more calories than your body […]


Weight The Thanksgiving Hangover

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The feasting is over. The turkey has disappeared: roasted and hot, microwaved leftovers, then cold sandwiches and eventually croquettes or thrown into soup. You climb on the scale with trepidation and breathe a long sigh of relief when the dreaded poundage fails to appear. Before you relax and think you got away with it, remember […]


How A Bathroom Scale Can Help You Stay Fit

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Everyone knows what a bathroom scale is, but few realize how beneficial they can actually be in the weight loss process. Not only that, but these little weight watchers can help individuals stay motivated to maintain their current diet and exercise regimen. A bathroom scale is available in one of two formats, include digital and […]


The History Of Wind Generated Power

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With the increased costs of energy derived from fossil fuels, many consumers are interested in alternative sources of energy. Unfortunately the market trend tells us that little to no relief in oil prices is in sight. A great source of power can be harnessed from the wind using electricity generating windmills. Below is a brief […]


Coffee Maker Cleaning

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Your coffee maker could be killing you. Well it is if your morning cup of coffee is a matter of life and death and you have a filthy coffee maker. When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your coffee maker? Washing the pot is important but getting the internal components of a coffee maker […]


A Guide To Baby Scales

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Baby scales are used to measure breast milk and the weight of babies. When baby arrives early or has medical problems, health care providers turn to the Medela Baby Weigh Scale for measuring breast milk intake. The baby is weighed before and after breastfeeding, and with a touch of a button, the Baby Weight Scale […]


Slot Car Racing High Speed Thrills

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The cars are bumper-to-bumper into the final lap. It’s too close to call … and the Dodge Charger Daytona takes the checkered flag just ahead of the Plymouth Superbird! No, that wasn’t the call from the latest televised race. It’s the kind of heart-pounding racing thrills that you and your friends could be enjoying with […]


Scalability Testing 7 Steps To Success

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Systems that work well during development, deployed on a small scale, can fail to meet performance goals when the deployment is scaled up to support real levels of use. An apposite example of this comes from a major blue chip company that recently outsourced the development of an innovative high technology platform. Though development was […]


A Beautiful Garden Is A Work Of Heart

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There is immense satisfaction in creating your own garden plan — the satisfaction derived from relaxing or entertaining in the garden as well as the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. The effort that you expend in planning and executing a design unique to you will add to the enjoyment your garden provides […]


Model Train Scales

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When you get into model railroading, you quickly learn about model train scales. Every model train that is produced has a scale letter associated with it, such as: HO, O and so forth. The scale let’s you know how true to life it is and more importantly, the physical size of the train itself. The […]


Buying Your First Model Train

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Selecting the right model train can be a difficult task for the newcomer to the model-railroading hobby. There are so many trains out there, each in a different size. In this article, I am going to discuss a couple important things to know before buying your first model train. I know firsthand how that very […]


Why Page Rank

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What is Page Rank ? In short Page Rank is a “vote”, by all the other pages on the Web, about how important a page is. A link to a page counts as a vote of support. If there’s no link there’s no support (but it’s an abstention from voting rather than a vote against […]