Friday, November 24, 2023

Project: Train Paint (part I)

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

So I have this toy train (a Matchbox diesel shunter to be specific) I've carried with me almost everywhere I've been since September 18, 2013. It's been to Yosemite National Park, Washington D.C., North Dakota, and even all the way to Honduras via a cruise liner. I was inspired to do this by YouTube user DieselDucy, who has done the same thing but since the late 70's. DieselDucy calls his train 'DieselDucy' (his channel is named after the train), but I call mine the "Lil' Train" (formerly "Lil' Yellow Train").

Anyways, YouTube user DieselDucy had his painted in fluorescent colours, but the coat has since worn. I plan on painting mine too, but I'm gonna do it in the color of the current logo: light aqua/teal/whatever you want to call it.

So enough with the prefacing, let me get to the point. Today I went to Home Depot and bought some paint remover, a paint brush, and a wire brush. I applied the paint remover, waited about 25 minutes, and scraped it and the remaining paint with the wire brush. And now, the Lil' Train has no paint on it at all.

Anyways, here's some pix of the progress:

Before the stripping (front)

Before the stripping (back)

After the stripping (front)

After the stripping (back)

That's all for now.


Monday, November 20, 2023

Pix from my Trip

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

As promised, here are the best pix I took on my trip. I know I said I'd do it tomorrow, but I figured I'd go ahead and do it tonight.

Flying into OC

Mountains!! as opposed to the plains o' TX

The beach, as seen from Ola Mexican Kitchen (try their Lobster Quesadillas!)


Me next to a DeLorean

Soft Cell performing

The B-52's performing

It's a Rock Lobster!!!

Flying homeward over Arizona

Those are all good pix I got, I might post later with more mediocre pix.

Have a great night!


Back from Huntington Beach, CA

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

I had a blast in Huntington Beach over the weekend. I took many videos, rocked out at the Darker Waves Fest, and even got my first DEVO energy dome!

You can find my playlist for the whole trip here or you can watch just the videos from the DEVO concert here.

Expect a post featuring pix I took on the trip sometime tomorrow!

Anyways, that's it for tonight.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Heading to CA tomorrow!!

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

 Tomorrow I'm hopping on a plane and flying to Huntington Beach, CA, for the Darker Waves Fest!!

Expect to see some videos from that (not sure what we'll see but I'll film something for sure!)

Have a good night y'all.


Friday, November 10, 2023

Recording cassettes, Christmas lights, upcoming stuff, and more!

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

This post is going to be very random and will cover multiple topics, but then again I don't really want a format for this site so it's okay.

First off, I'm (as of writing this) at 199 Subscribers on YouTube!! That was quick, just 7 or so months ago I hit 100! Thank you to all my viewers! Feel free to comment video ideas for my 200 Subscriber special!

Anyways, on a different topic, I got a Sharp portable cassette player at an estate sale the other day, so I've been recording albums to cassette for some retro enjoyment! Here's a list of what I've recorded thus far:

  • Side A: "S*x and Violins" by Rednex; Side B: "Dance Little Bird" by Myron Floren
  • Side A: "Super Mario Land" by Mario Freaks Orchestra; "Game Boy Graffiti" by Mario Freaks Orchestra

 In other news, I'm seeing my absolute favourite band, DEVO, next weekend at Darker Waves Fest in Huntington Beach, California!! I'm super stoked!!! I've been wanting to see them for years but they barely toured until these past two years, and their current tour is billed as their Farewell Tour (but they've had contradictory posts online about the validity of that name).

   Also Christmas is coming, so I decorated my shelf in my room with some incandescent string lights (the best way to light up the Holiday Season, LED's are too harsh in my opinion) this evening. Here's a pic of the finished product:


Anyways, that's all I really have to rattle on about tonight.

That's all for now.


Sunday, November 5, 2023

Buc-ee's in Baytown on the GB Camera

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

I went to Houston tonight to see comedian Eddie Izzard do a show, and that was very fun. I only got one pic 'cos photography was not allowed apparently (I got laser'd by security). Anyways, I might do a post about the show on its own (but probably not because that's not really what I post here so don't count on it), but it's late so for now have some GB Camera pix taken at the Buc-ee's in Baytown TX.

The Almighty Beaver god of Safe Travel, Snacks, and Clean Restrooms

Me with the Almighty Beaver god

An Icee machine (I got just boring ol' "original cola" flavour)

Anyways, it's 01:30 so I'm off to bed. Goodnight.


Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Two New Videos!

 Hello everyone, Mason here.

I meant to post this the other day but I got busy, anyways I have two new(ish) videos out!:

Unboxing Innovation Elevator Button PCBs


Goodbye Market Basket (Phelan Blvd location) 

Here's my Innovation call station lighting up, as viewed from the GB Camera


Hope y'all enjoy these videos!

Anyways, that's all for now.


Project: Train Paint (part I)

 Hello everyone, Mason here. So I have this toy train (a Matchbox diesel shunter to be specific) I've carried with me almost everywhere ...