Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [cw_bugs] I did it again...

Expand Messages
  • Earl Needham
    ... Yes, that s the main reason I wanted a straight key. I ve never used one much, and I m pretty uncomfortable trying. I originally learned the code on a
    Message 1 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      At 11:55 PM 11/15/2006, David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
      >The Bunnell Triumph key has a "bug lip" on the left hand side of the base
      >where you can use a "cord and wedge" to connect your Lionel J-36 bug.

      Yes, that's the main reason I wanted a straight key. I've
      never used one much, and I'm pretty uncomfortable trying. I
      originally learned the code on a Ten-Tec KR-50.

      >Bugs were designed to be used at the upper ranges of hand key speed - 20 wpm
      >and above.

      Yep, but I'm just not there yet. We'll see what happens in
      the next months.

      7 3
      Earl

      KD5XB
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
    • Earl Needham
      ... After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the base. I didn t find any
      Message 2 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
      • 0 Attachment
        At 05:40 AM 11/15/2006, Richard Meiss wrote:
        >Hi, Earl -
        >
        > From the pictures on eBay, it looks to me like someone already did
        > some re-furbishing, judging from the shiny paint on the base (or is
        > that a variant of the J-36?). It looks like it is in good shape
        > just to use as is. BTW, the label for that version originally was a
        > long strip of plastic (from the early days of plastic, so it
        > deteriorated rapidly). The photos of your bug show the faint
        > outline of a former label along the left side of the base.

        After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that
        somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the
        base. I didn't find any overspray on the chrome pieces, but I only
        spent 5 seconds or so looking.

        Earl

        KD5XB
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      • David J. Ring, Jr.
        The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
        Message 3 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
        • 0 Attachment
          The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a
          different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
          azroadrunners name.

          Sometimes the keys he sells are rare, and the people who collect keys have
          been upset at the damage caused by wire brushing and repainting.

          But it seems "shiney keys" sell best.

          73

          David N1EA


          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Earl Needham

          After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that
          somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the
          base. I didn't find any overspray on the chrome pieces, but I only
          spent 5 seconds or so looking.

          Earl

          KD5XB
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        • Earl Needham
          ... Yep, the Bunnell straight key I just got has quite a bit of the Bunnell worn down smooth. Earl KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          Message 4 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
          • 0 Attachment
            At 09:37 AM 11/16/2006, David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
            >The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a
            >different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
            >azroadrunners name.

            Yep, the Bunnell straight key I just got has quite a bit of
            the "Bunnell" worn down smooth.

            Earl

            KD5XB
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          • Earl Needham
            ... Tim, I ll take you up on that -- how shall we do this? Thanks, Earl KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            Message 5 of 19 , Nov 17, 2006
            • 0 Attachment
              At 12:44 PM 11/14/2006, Tim Soxman wrote:
              >Earl,
              >If you need a replica Lionel tag for it I've got a few sitting around.
              >73
              >Tim W3ZVT

              Tim, I'll take you up on that -- how shall we do this?

              Thanks,
              Earl

              KD5XB
              Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.