17 March 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 147-150

...and we are back.

This is a shipment from almost a year ago (April 2020).  These parts have been stashed away, deep in an abandoned mine and we finally dug it up.

Issues 147-150

These parts kind of spoiled the surprise, we have known for a while that there was a going to be train modification to the Time Machine. With Issue 150 in hand a year ago, we thought the build would end at 150. Turns out, there are more railroad ties, rails, and train wheels to be shipped, received, and built.

But, we are almost to the end...and we are still missing Issue 128.

Issue 147 - Time Circuit Components

Contents of Issue 147

There are some tiny parts in this, issue.  Take your time and make sure you are working in a clean area as parts and screws tend to fly.  Small hands and good lighting is very helpful for this build, along with patience.

You know how we love screws.  Hold your horses, no screw count yet.  But we did notice the reintroduction of the CP screw that we had not seen in a while.  Also, and this is very exciting, 147 issues in to the build, we have a new RP screw!

Issue 148 - Railroad Ties

Contents of issue 148

All the excitement of the last issue and we are back to this.  Feel free to skip ahead.

Issue 149 - Rail

Contents of Issue 149

Keep skipping

Issue 150 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 150

Only the second train wheel and it is not much work.  Two screws and you are done.  Remember to keep the washer and cap in safe place and there is no need to remove the wheel from the blister if you wish to keep thee wheel 'fresh'.

Remember last time, we had Issue 151?  Well, now we can dive into that.  

There are some really small parts and screws.  Speaking of screws, we have another new screw to report, the OP.  These are the tiny screws used to secure the tiny handles of  the hood box. 

After this shipment, there should be two more sets of railroad ties, rails, and train wheels, and at least one issue of hood box elements.  So, at least seven issues, possibly eight.  Again, that should be two shipments, which means we can finally be done sometime in the Summer.  Hopefully, of this year.  A total of 158 issues, or maybe rounding it up to 160 issues total.  Pretty sure Eaglemoss can toss in some more parts, and for sure we will be received another shitty binder.  We could just look it up to see the final issue count, but what is the fun in that?

Here is the screw count, with two new screws!

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 24-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 2-OP

to be continued...

14 March 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 144, 145, 146, 151

We are close to end...maybe.  Initial thought: there is the "original" 130 issues with 20 issues for the train modifications of the Time Machine.  Well, with this shipment, we can see there are more to come.  Our calculations were not correct, and there are at least seven more issues left, possibly eight.  Details on this later, but let us get to this shipment

Issues 144, 145 ,146, 151

Surprise, we have missing issues.  Ah, the good news it, we have had the 'missing issues' (147-150) since April of 2020.  Yeah, that box of parts have been sitting there for almost a year.  There was a period when there were serious delays in receiving parts from Eaglemoss, so they just started shipping later issues. Those issues and parts would sit there until back issues arrived. 

Yes, for those keeping score, we are still waiting for Issue 128. 

Issue 144 Railroad Ties

Contents of Issus 144

Look familiar?  Yep, we are doing this...again.  Any guesses to what is next?

Issue 145 - Rail

Contents of Issue 145

If you guessed "Rail", you are correct!

Issue 146 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 146

Whoa!  What is this?  Something new and different!  A simple build as all you do is attached the disc to the metal train wheel.  Yes, metal.  Be careful not to lose the washer and cap, small parts.

Pro tip:  Keep the wheel in the blister.  There really is no need to remove the wheel to attach the disc.  You can also use the little baggie to store that cap and washer.

Issue 151 - Time Circuit Components 

Contents of Issue 151

Not much we can do with these parts right now. We will hunt that box of parts from eleven months ago. For now, here is your screw count:

113-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 23-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 21-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 5-QP

to be continued...

02 March 2021


 One of these days we are going to stop doing this.  We have been doing this for over ten years.  Telemarketers will always be calling, and we will always be ignoring.  There is no benefit for us to record and report these numbers here.  We are not getting paid for this, very few people read these, and it does not make a dent in the fight against telemarketers.

2 March 2021

  310-271-9885  Beverly Hills, CA - Another number from Beverly Hills.  Does this make it a "luxurious scam"?  Champaign wishes and caviar dreams...more like scam-paign wishes...am I right?  Ha, fuck you!

5 March 2021

  310-418-2960  Gardena, CA - Well, they left a message.  


Is it still telemarketing when they are trying to sell Jesus?  Fuck yes, and fuck you!

  310-283-0603  Gardena, CA - Yeah, we are going to put this in the telemarketing pile.  Just got a second call, six minutes later, with voicemail.  Pretty much the same voicemail.  But, at least these were left by an actual people and they think they are going good.  Still, it does not excuse them from committing the worst sin of all...telemarketing.  Fuck you!

6 March 2021

  fredicnovalkhf583@gmail.com - Text via email.  Do we get spam emails via text?  


Could this be a legit wrong number/email situation and Ann Hendler is trying to send top secret file to Ruth Hallberg?  Nah!  How do you fuck up an email address with a phone number.  Fuck you!

Here is a great video of how some of these scams work and a small payback to some of the scammers.  Enjoy.

18 March 2021

  310-271-9885  Beverly Hills, CA - Sometimes you need to be sharp, like a needle, man.  These pricks are spoofing this number.  Fuck you!

29 March 2021

  310-434-4263  Santa Monica, CA - Looks like this is from Santa Monica College...or is it?  I did not even know Santa Monica had a College, so they would have no business with me.  So, most likely a spoofed call.  Wait, does Santa Monica College offer a telemarketing course?  Fuck you!

30 March 2021

  310-575-6187  Los Angeles, CA - Oh, a 'new' number.  Nothing coming up on a search.  Granted, I only look a the first 2-3 results.  So, could be legit...but leaning towards spoofed and scammy telemarketer.  Fuck you!