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About gizmo

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  • Birthday 08/22/1966

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    getting my first HO train
  • Location
    Denver,CO USA
  • Biography
    im 51 yrs old<br />
    have 2 daughters<br />
    married for 19 yrs
  • Interests
    RC cars/boats<br />
    woodworking
  • Occupation
    HVACR tech
  • About my display
    last 3 yrs used Mr christmas about 4000 lights<br />
    this year a mega tree (9600 lights) and probably Mr christmas again, we just moved and time is short

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  1. gizmo

    hello colorado

    Thanks for all you input...I really just want to get rid of them and try to get something for my efforts. Originally was just going to trash them due to age, but thought I would see if there is interest.
  2. gizmo

    hello colorado

    yes the boards are blue and I did solder them myself put in boxes I bought and added 6' cords looked around and saw a few ads that are asking $150 but I'm not sure what older controllers should go for. does $150 seam OK or should I be around $100?
  3. gizmo

    hello colorado

    they are about 9 years old I assembled them from kits I bought the over a 1 year period and not sure which ones I made first they were only used for 1 season (well 4 of them for 1 season) the rest never got used, we moved states after the first year and I fell out of doing my display since almost nothing worked on the second house and never got them out of the moving boxes. recently needed space so started going through the boxes and here we are don't know how to tell what gen they are found a # on the first one I dug out CTB16DV6
  4. gizmo

    hello colorado

    don't know if anyone still looks here but......im selling my LOR controllers if anyone is interested email me gizerandboots@yahoo
  5. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have 6 LOR 16 channel controller with high power heat sinks in enclosures with cords $150 each also have a show director $100 Everything is about 10 years old, however only used for one season, some never used, I got my display set up and then moved and never got around to converting to the new house. Price does not include shipping. email me if you have questions ******no responses is my price out of line? make me a fair offer*****

    $150.00

    Denver, Colorado - US

  6. This classified ad is COMPLETED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have 6 LOR 16 channel controller with high power heat sinks in enclosures with cords $150 each also have a show director $100 Everything is about 10 years old, however only used for one season, some never used, I got my display set up and then moved and never got around to converting to the new house. Price does not include shipping. email me if you have questios

    $150.00

    Denver, Colorado - US

  7. gizmo

    Mits Light Order Update

    thanks for the info
  8. gizmo

    Mits Light Order Update

    has anyone who prepaid been contacted about the extra lights we were promissed? I did not buy verymany lights so i expect to be at the end however i thought i would have received something asking me about my bonus lights.
  9. terry and i have contacted the seller to try and get a sample to see how they compare to other retros his have 3 LEDs and others i have have 5 LEDs will post with results if samples are obtained scott
  10. gizmo

    Cdi official pre order for 2011

    did not see any c6 on white wire did i miss them or are there none available?
  11. gizmo

    Where to buy mini bulbs in bulk?

    fomwhat i found if you buy bulbs by the time shipping gets added its more expensive. what i do with my old strings is recycle them, i get about $.30 a string and i donate it to a food bank (church sponsered)
  12. gizmo

    Where to buy mini bulbs in bulk?

    best source i found is to buy multi color strings at the after christmas sales (get them or about $.50) and pull the colors you want switch the base
  13. gizmo

    Anyone in Colorado got the show going yet?

    im up and running 48 channels with 3 MM LED flood lights. seqs were borrowed and sadjusted....nothing too special but not bad for my first year LOR. Watch out next year!!!! scott PM me if you want m address to visit.....dont want to post it
  14. gizmo

    fast holes in coro

    are you trying to do a pattern or just finn in an area? I made a bed of nails with large nails (the size of minis) with 20 of them in the board..i just position it and drop a 25 lb weight plate on it in the back yard and 20 holes in about 15 seconds.
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