The Marx 4965 train set spent its life a bit of an awkward place in Marx’s lineup. It was a low end 4-wheel plastic set but had a 490 locomotive with a chug chug unit, reverse, and a headlight, raising the price beyond what may have seemed competitive. Marx sold it in 1970 and 1971 and it may have had two variations.
How to clean RAM sticks
Normally, RAM isn’t something you have to think much about once you have it installed. But if your computer is having stability issues or giving memory errors, that can be an indication not all is well with your computers RAM. In this blog post, I’ll talk about several ways to clean RAM sticks.
Connect a VCR to a smart TV
It’s not always obvious how you connect a VCR to a smart TV. But just because it isn’t obvious doesn’t mean someone won’t want to do it. In this blog post, I will explain how to connect your old VCR to your new smart TV.
Whether you have a Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense, or some other brand of smart TV, for these purposes, they all pretty much work the same. Manufacturers followed the same standards in the 1980s and ’90s, and they still do today. You could connect any brand of VCR to any other brand of TV and it worked. All that’s different today is that we have some new standards, along with legacy standards.
Marx diesel freight train set 9500
The Marx diesel freight train set number 9500 was an early 1950s electric train set featuring twin diesel locomotives pulling 7-in freight cars. It’s an attractive set and a very good example of post-war tin lithography, which was becoming something of a lost art at the time.
Why Bobby Grich isn’t in the Hall of Fame
Here is an underrated Hall of Fame case for you: Bobby Grich. He was one of the best second baseman of his generation, making six all star teams, winning four gold gloves, and one silver slugger. He retired after the 1986 season, and was eliminated from Hall of Fame consideration after just a single vote. Here’s why Bobby Grich isn’t in the Hall of Fame, and why the voters got it wrong in 1992.
What happened to Blockbuster
Blockbuster video was a staple in American neighborhoods and a key part of Friday and Saturday night entertainment for about two decades. Now this giant is reduced to a single location. Here’s what happened to Blockbuster and why Blockbuster failed.
Blockbuster was a benefactor of a disruptive technology. However, like the icons it displaced, Blockbuster itself got disrupted by two upstarts that it had the opportunity to buy early on, declined, and then had to replicate at higher cost.
Is a 500 GB SSD enough for gaming?
I think we can all agree, you can never have too much storage space. But most of us don’t have unlimited budget for storage space, and we have to Make room in our computer budget for other things, like RAM, a CPU, and video card as well. So that raises the question, is 500 GB SSD enough for gaming? In this blog post, I’ll help you determine the answer.
Marx PRR Merchandise Service boxcar
The Marx Pennsylvania Railroad Merchanside Service boxcars are colorful tin representations of real, prototypical cars that ran on the Pennsylvania Railroad during the late 1940s and into the 1950s. Read more
Connect a Wii to a smart TV
Just because you have a new shiny Smart TV doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy some of your favorite video games of the past. But it’s not always clear how to connect your old Wii to a new smart TV. In this blog post, I will cover the various options to hook up a Wii to a smart TV, or any other type of digital flat panel TV.
How much weight Command strips can hold
The other night I heard a boom. It turned out a picture we’d hung with 3M Command strips fell. I’d rather that not happen to you, so in this blog post, I’ll cover how much weight Command strips can hold.
How much weight Command strips can hold varies depending on their size, and there’s more that goes into it than just weight. But they hold a maximum of 16 pounds in the case of the large version, with smaller versions holding considerably less.