Train Surfing by the Train Rider

Preformed by a German known as "the trainrider". Before he died from leukemia, he enjoyed the last year of his life by surfing on trains. Included Germany's fastest Highspeed train ICE with a top speed of 330 km/h(!) No one did that before. So, there's a lot of video on the youtubes about him faking his death... It's possible someone is trying to claim the fame - or he really did fake it for a variety of reasons... In any case, it's still quite an amazing feat - but he did it, now you don't have to :p

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Train Direction

I wanted to make / fabricate an instrument for my railroad project which will have an input of 220 VAC and out put will be varying between 0 to 16 VDC (Potentiometer) and will have an arrangement to change the direction of train (forward and backward). I will be very much thankful to you for guiding me in this regard by giving me a list of components and circuit diagram thereof. I am having a ready made (purchased from the market) equipment of the same but it has become very old and hence I want to develop myself.With warm regards.Sher Dil

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Jedi Training Center

I live on a lake and want to put in some fun stuff for fun and training.  Free stuff is a plus...budget is $50 or so.  Must be able to take out of the water in the fall. First idea I had was to anchor some of those (closed) blue 50 gallon barrels so that people could try and stand on them and fight each other.  I haven't tested this out yet...they may be just too unstable.  I also have to figure out how to tie and anchor them to a cinder block on the bottom of the lake so they can just stay there and float.  Any ideas? Other things....log rolling....diy diving board....let your imagination go.  i haven't found any pics or sites on the internet on this topic, so any ideas appreciated. Thanks!

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How to train a dog?

Hey guys, can you tell how I could train my dog? Thanks!

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Shadowbox Train Scene

So I used to be really into Model Trains. I'm fascinated by miniature scenes. I've been toying with an idea for some time that I need input on. I want to make a scene inside of a shadowbox. I plan on using the N scale/gauge for this. The basic idea is to take a shadowbox about 12" square or so and top-down-view diorama in it. I'd like to incorporate a stream and maybe a small building or something. I'll sacrifice a few box cars and maybe a Loco for this too. Any ideas or input on what to add? or anything else for that matter?

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Help train my dog?

My Mom is looking for help training our 5-year-old schnoodleour dog barks and won't stop when people visit or walk past our house (visitors are rewarding bad behaviour)she now barks and snaps at dogs she has previously associated withDoes anyone know anything we could try? Thanks.

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my houndy doesn't stop barking at the mail man/womyn. ?

Anyone break their babies out of this habit?

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Fetch

How do I teach my 9 mo old pomeranian to fetch? She just picks up the ball and runs away. Thanks

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i'm looking for dog agility jumps instructions?

I am looking for knowledge on how to build a dog agility jump out of pvc?

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pets

How do I teach my dog to fetch? She is a 9 mo old pomeranian. She loves to play, but runs off with the ball. Thanks. Sorry no pics. Couldn't figure out how to attach one.

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can anyone help with a martial arts wooden (wing chun) dummy?

I have been learning about the fighting and trapping techniques of kung fu and would like a cheep alternative to the 'mok jong' wooden dummy as they are verry expensive,i could use any plans and technical details possible,thanks mike1969

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How to potty train 4 yr. old Autistic boy?

He Doesnt care if he is wet! He will only pee when you take him, but NEVER on his own nor will he poo poo in potty.

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how do you train stick insects? about it but i know it can be done? Answered

Ive had my stick insect for a few years now and i have found no stuff on the internet

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H0 Scale Train Repair?

I have old train from Marklin Hobby 2905 set  When i turn on train PSU i can hear relay working but train doesnt move (motor doesnt work)  I have tested motor with multimeter and it beeps (coils are ok) and when i tested electromagnet it also beeps Can somebody show me how to repair it?

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Maglev Train using Electromagnets

I have made a simple maglev train, using Electromagnets. It uses repulsion. and everything is working....except Propulsion. How can I propel it? I can remake the project if required.

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Non-stop Train Prototype

A train that doesn't ever stop or slow down? Sounds ridiculous (ly efficient). This design is a pretty interesting take on the concept, though liability issues and real-world feasibility will probably keep this from ever making it past the drawing board.Link

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how to house train a doxie?

I have had doxies (weiner dogs) for about 10 years now...I have adopted a couple that had bad habits.  Of course they were too old to try and housebreak by the time I got a hold of them.  I have a doggie door, so they have free will to come and go.  Presently we have 2 girls, one is very polite and will get up at night in the snow and go outside.  The other is a couch potato, she will use my carpet if it is 80 degrees outside in the spring.  I adopted her when she was 2 years old.  She does not urinate in the living room anymore, but she does the other thing and also in my kitchen.  I cannot crate her.  Any suggestions?

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Building ideas for a onstage train? Answered

My high school is doing Hello Dolly and if possiblelwould like a train to be brought on stage, does anyone have ideas on how to do that? I have a couple but I'm having trouble bring all of it to one idea. I had an idea you can make hand turnable axles and gears for the wheels, other stuff for the smokestack, I was thinking maybe corflute for the body, but its really just chaos in my head right now. Any suggestions?  It needs to be fairly lightweight.  It would be nice to have workable wheels  And not a real smokestack obviously but the appearance of smoke and a whistle Maybe a back platform if at all possible that Dolly could jump on... Our stage is small. It has no special things about it and its roughly 20 by 30 feet. There are two backstage wings that are really just small hallways that let out into the audience, and those are about 20 feet long.  Our plays are all financed by the drama teacher herself so the less expensive the better as well.  If nothing comes up thats ok too. We have an alternative that can be used.

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Machine shop training course.

I am thinking of running machine shop training courses in the UK for those interested in learning how to really use lathes and other big shop equipment. The idea is subject to insurance company permission etc. but I wanted to gauge if there was any potential interest from people here (obviously only those based in the UK, unless you really want to commute) I'd expect costs to be something like 50 GBP per day + materials, and no more than two or three people per session, keeping the ratio of machines to people as 1:1. We'll probably try and do "group projects" as well as bring your own. The idea of group projects is that every ones gets to make more than one of something, to get techniques sorted out, and then we combine everyones work into assemblies - collaboration at its finest. Steve

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Building a home-training program?

Sup all! I'm really interested in becoming a modern ninja, so I googled it a bit. In order to be an urban ninja, I will have to learn parkour and the highlighted of the traditional 18 ninja skills, others will be useless.(Horsemanship? It's Urban Ninjutu, in a city...) Check wikipedia here for more info. unarmed combat sword techniques stick and staff techniques throwing weapons techniques pyrotechnics and explosives disguise and impersonation stealth and entering methods water training tactics espionage escaping and concealment meteorology geography I need to find a good book/DVD series that will teach me traditional Ninjutsu, thus will teach me all of the listed skills. I want to focus mainly on unarmed combat, followed by stick, staff and sword techniques and weapon throwing. The rest is stealth, to sneak into places without being detected. That should make me a basic ninja. Finally, after I'll know these, I will study the less important skills - the italic skills.  What I ask for help is, to give me a good DVD or a book that will teach me either parkour or Taijutsu(unarmed combat). These are the things I want the most, explained before. I prefer the course to be free, like an online study course.

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Biofuel bus-train-road

The Guided Busway Essentially, this is like a railway for buses- a narrow concrete "road" open only to modified buses, following the path of an old railway to link commuter destinations together. Supporters say it's more practical than a rail link (as buses can drive straight off the end into town roads), opponents say the concept is flawed and that building a traditional railway would be cheaper. The buses are apparently "100% biofuel powered", though I'm having a hard time finding out exactly where those biofuels come from. The future of transportation, or greenwashed white elephant? Update 30-03-2010: I thought I should update this in light of bassman's comments, and because of something I wrote last October: "the busway is due to open in a few weeks (so by our bureaucracy time, make that spring 2010)" Well, it's spring 2010 and this morning on the train to work I finally saw a bus on the busway.  It was marked "not in service" and was populated by half a dozen men in high-vis jackets, so I assume it was a test run of some sort, but at least there is life on it.  Maybe I'll be able to post more about it before 2011?

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How do I train for a marathon? Answered

How do I train for a marathon or half-marathon? Nutrition? Schedule? After successfully completing a marathon, what about maintenance so I can run next year's marathon?

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How can i train my dog to wake me up? Answered

I have the horrible problem of not being able to be awoken by a normal alarm, and i was wondering if anyone had tips on how to train my dog to jump on me and lick my face when the alarm goes off? (my dog is the big husky, Sasha, but i like Ricardo, the puppy, as well)

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To all people experienced in dog training, I could really use some help with this floor wetter?

I have two dogs. One is a mini poodle that behaves very well.  My other dog is an estimated 7-8-ish mostly puggy mix that we got much more recently.  She's the one we have trouble with. I don't know what her life was like before we got her because she was found wandering the desert outside of the shelter we bought her from.  I know that its likely she was well cared for because she had incredibly soft fur and pure white teeth.  However, for the first couple months of having her she was extremely skittish.  If someone entered the room she'd bolt outside. (dog door)  Over the course of a several weeks I got her to trust me.  Since then I have confirmed that while she is a bit skittish she is a very loving and good dog by the standard of she wants to please. Now for the specific problem.  She piddles on the floor, and quite often on anything cloth that has been left on the floor and most especially on anything soft in the rearmost areas of the house.  She started shortly after she arrived but seemed to stop when she got more used to the place and learned the use of the dog door.  Then she started again, just briefly, and stopped again.  She seems to have started again but with bigger puddles.  With previous dogs I always tried the traditional method of stick their nose in it swat them on the bum and take them outside to show them where they're supposed to do it and it always worked. This is much more difficult with Ellen because of her reactions.  If I grab her collar she loses her mind.  She starts by dropping to the ground, giving me deadweight, and if I don't let go immediately she starts screaming like a banshee and twisting.  She is a small dog, maybe 25 pounds, but it's all muscle.  During one attempt to show her the site of her wrongdoing she twisted hard and managed to catch and break my finger.  I hold no grudge for this but as I don't want to repeat this I am asking for advice here. Ask any questions, I'll try to answer.  I could really use some advice.

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How can I make my own scat mat?

I foster rescue cats, and have successfully trained them all to keep off of counters and shelves, until this recent batch. I can't afford the $60 and up it costs for these mats, but voice commands and squirt bottles just aren't cutting it as deterrents.

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Sled dog questions? Answered

Hi im looking for someone who knows a bit about dog mushing to help me out... Im wondering if one great Pyrenees/lab mix dog would be able to pull a very heavy load??? He is about 80 to 90 percent great pyranese and is only 8 months old but when he gets to be older is his breed any good??? Also I was wondering if it would be a lost cause to try to break a 7 year old lab ino a dog sledding harness and see if they can pull together?? They are both very obedient dogs and easy to train!! 

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Dog psychology: someone will know this? Answered

I know a guy who has a young bitch, she has a pattern of destroying things while he's out. Then he finds her looking guilty and she pees on the floor. He's a decent bloke, but he doesn't know how to deal with this. Any advice from dog-owners?

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Any ideas on making cheap slalom poles for fitness and sport training ?

Anyone have any ideas of how to make cheap slalom poles for sports training ? Must be about 1.7m high, for safety reasons I could just buy them, but at around £3 each, £40 for 12 just wondering if anyone has any suggestions about making their own.  My initial thoughts are to use 20mm pvc pipe, but not sure of what to use as a ground 'spike' ...

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A Little Detail Awareness Training For Ya

You know the drill, find the five differences. Click here for the interactive version

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Train Pets... Where to Sneeze or Vomit.

Pets, like kids, learn where to pee n poo.  Basic courtousy and hygiene. To what degree this is training, or instinct, I dont know.   Once in a blue moon, a pet vomts, coughs up hairballs, just about anywhere in the house,  or sneezes in one's face. Since these things are much less frequent, training to do em in the litter box, or into a hanky is less likely to take. Kids eventually learn where to go when nauseous, why not so with dogs, cats, etc. Any idea of how to acheive this higher level of consideration?

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Japan to get 217 mph train

The Shinkansen trains in Japan were already plenty speedy at 188 mph (300 kph), but now they're going to be upgraded to 217 mph (350 kph). I rode the train a few times a while ago and totally loved it. The countryside flew by as you tucked into a bento box. It was great and it was so comfortable.Here in California there's a proposition on the upcoming ballot to pass a bond so that we can have a high-speed rail that takes you from SF to LA in 2.5 hours. I don't have a lot of reasons to go to LA, but when I do it would be nice to avoid playing the airport game (everyone loses!) or the driving game (slow down for the car crashes!). To finally get a high-speed train would be a dream.Going metric would be nice, too. 350 kph sounds much better than 217 mph. Link

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Halo 3 Matchmaking help?

Every time I try to do basic training on Halo 3, the game will find me a match, and people to play with, load to game and map, then kick me out, without a message, or lag. If it means anything I never did basic training before I "finished the fight" on normal I am an apprentince grade 2 So is it just because I beat the game, or because of something else?

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Anyone have plans for a dog shock collar?

I checked the prices and (gasp!) couldn't believe it. http://www.pet-super-store.com/pet-supplies/dog-training-collars/ I'd like to learn how to do things on my own, continue learning, but I cannot find plans to make a shock collar with remote. No need for all the bells and whistles, just 2 or 3 settings. Training is so much easier with these and doesn't hurt pooch either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Does anyone have advice on potty training a dog fast?

I have a almost 1 year old dog who is a dachshund and i need help potty training him anyone know how to potty train a dog??? if you do please help.i posted a pic of him his cuteness is the only thing keeping him alive

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Lionel Trains. How to tell what year they were made? Answered

I inherited a Lionel Train set but can't determine when it was made. The Locomotive has 027 on a Metal plate on the bottom and 2026 on the side. I'm trying to determine what they might be worth. Has several cars and a tender for the Locomotive. One car is a Baby Ruth Box Car. Has Tracks but no Transformer to test it out. Any Lionel Train buffs out there that can help?

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Has anybody ever trained a french lavender bush into an unusual form, once the bottom part has gotten woody?

We were too timid with our pruning and now, 3 years later, well... you know how they get. I'm wondering if there's an attractive way to work with it. I don't like the mindset of throwing away and replacing plants. I get attached!!! Thanks!?

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Model Train Track detector Updated twin-t model train track detector circuit parts list?

Model Train Track detector Does anyone know what the parts are for this updated twin-t model train track detector circuit? See Fig. 5-5 in "Easy to build Electronics Projects for Model Railroaders"I checked twice with the publisher for the missing parts list in the article but never got a reply. C1 - ?? , C2 -??, D1-D6 - ??, D7 - ?? Q1,Q2 - TIP 142 R1 - ??, R2 - ??,R3 - ?? Thanks, AB

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How can i be more proficient in traditional karate?

Do you know of any training methods that can help me increase flexibility speed and power? Any scientifically more efficient ways to train?

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2012 CNC Jamboree

Come join us for the first ever CNC Jamboree. We will be at Long lake Park Campground in Ohio on September 28th and 29th, 2012 This will be two days of hands on training, cmaping, fishing and fun with a group of skilled woodworkers and CNC hobbyists.  Check out the website for details. http://cncjamboree.com Please feel free to print out the attached poster and post it everywhere you think folks who would enjoy this show gather.  Woodshops, Hobby groups, schools etc. We would like to make this the best event of its kind this Fall!

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How do you train a dog to avoid porcupines?

One hunting group's web site publicized training workshops featuring a caged live porcupine to teach dogs to avoid porcupines. Porky quills are my biggest fear to letting a dog go off leash. I would like to know what the technique is for training a dog so that it doesn't learn the hard way to avoid porkies.

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How could I make a sushi train? Answered

For school, I need to pretend to be a party planner and plan a party for 8 year old boys. The theme that I chose was cars and vehicles, so my classmate came up with the idea of using a sushi train like thing to transport cupcakes around the table. Is there any way to make one? It doesn't have to be an actual sushi train. It could just be a conveyor belt, or a train set modified. But what I really want to know is the cost. Thankyou in advance! =D

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Kairah's Knex Train V01 [T.N.K.I.T. Entry]

Here is my entry for the T.N.K.I.T. A huge K'nex locomotive. Including whistles, seats, a passengers cabin, drivers cabin and a (moving) cloud of steam coming from the top! It uses the Trekker engine and rides on the old rollercoaster track.

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Where to find good training exercises for programming ? Answered

Has anyone any pointers to good basic ideas for beginning programmers to play with ? Jonnybo111 is teaching himself Javascript and Pascal.  I need to find some basic stuff he can do as exercises. Steve

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making an IV training arm, any suggestions? Answered

I'm in nursing school right now and would like some extra practice practicing inserting IV's. My school as this training arm and I would like to make something in the vein :) of this http://www.enasco.com/product/LG02131U, I thought about starting with a forearm sized piece of PVC and maybe attaching some very small rubber tubes to the outside and then covering everything in a small sheet of a flexible material that could be penetrated with an IV needle. Any suggestions?

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