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    Good morning from S.E. Michigan where the sun is trying to fight the clouds and we might reach 80 later today.

    Breakfast is a ham & egg scramble with English Muffins. Our coffee is the Hostler's Blend.

    Not much planned. Some outdoor chores and some reading is likely.

    What is on your agenda?
    Bruce

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    Good morning Bruce and inbound Crew. Thanks for breakfast. So. Center Wisconsin is heading to 77f degrees for the high temperature. It maybe time to cut the grass when it dries out from the overnight moisture.

    Maintainence on freight cars continues with all couplers converted to the Kadee whisker type, steel wheels on all cars used on the layout but weigh t is still needed on some cars.

    enjoy the day
    TomO

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    • #3
      Good morning. Bruce, thank you for opening.

      It's a sunny 65F and we're expecting a high in the upper 70's here in northern WV. Rain prevented a walk yesterday but today should work out fine for getting out.

      I spent a fair amount of time working on my model house yesterday and expect to do more today. Same with the guitar and dance (Lindy hop) practice.

      Have a good one.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • #4
        Brian Bollinger and I drove to NJ (and back) for Craig Bisgeier's memorial service. Ron Klass gave me this photo of Craig installing the cigar factory I built for him on the layout. Tim Harrison (cropped out of the photo :-) ) carried this from Timonium to NJ for me. This is a photo I will treasure as a memory of Craig. (The model RR community was well represented yesterday.)
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        dave
        Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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        • #5
          bright sun and zero clouds, moderate temps to be in the regimen for the week. Off today to crash an ops session at Andy Keeney’s Nashville Road before my 1 pm hearing specialists appointment, a Rx to pickup as well.

          Planning to go to Northern Command later in the week.

          Evryone have a fine day.

          KS

          It’s been a perfect day here in MI, now in the 1800 hour there are a few pop-up showers in the area.

          Last edited by k9wrangler; 08-15-2022, 05:18 PM.
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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          • BurleyJim
            BurleyJim commented
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            Andy was asking about you at the TriRegional convention in Indy.

          • k9wrangler
            k9wrangler commented
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            Andy and I go back to the ‘70s, met at an overpass while I was waiting for one of the early Chessie Steam trains and he was on Super Trooper duty chasing folks like me off…before he became an MSP pilot.

        • #6

          Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Bruce. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

          71 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island today.

          My project critter, the hand rails were easier taking them off, than putting them back on. What a head banger.

          Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #7
            Cool and humid - rainy here.....home office work on the magazine and the journal today.........and then some NMRA stuff, too.........sigh.

            Might get into my shop a bit to take breaks. No errands to run; just some re-org of paper goods and other re-stocking for next run up to the PA house. Coming into the finish line there finally...


            So it goes.....

            In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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            • #8
              Good morning Bruce, and the incoming crew, thanks for opening and breakfast. I couldn't get logged on earlier, and had a 'lab' to get to. Back home on this dreary looking Monday.

              I continued doing some work on some new layout pre-work. Sometimes known as 'playing'. Actually I found a box of signal masts that I won at an auction maybe 10 years ago in Louisville.. I bid and won on a huge full basement layout via the internet. When we got down there, the previous owner had past away several years earlier, and his kids put this layout up for auction. My youngest son and I drove the rented truck 200+ miles to start the dismantling etc. It was well over 90 degrees, and Ohio River humid. The pictures 'online' had to have been taken 10 years earlier. The track had turned green or corroded, none of the turnouts would move.. The structures had a mold patina. All the locomotives and rolling stock had been sold off separately. I took the Digitrax components that didn't look like a fire hazard,. and about 20 tortoises that I ended up rebuilding, and all the signal lights. (which was in the box I found) The auction company asked me when the 'basement' would be empty. I had already paid them and said 'see you' tomorrow'. Everybody knows tomorrow never comes, and I never bid on another auction from that outfit. I guess it was 'caveat emptor' in spades.

              Have a Super day!


              Jim
              Take the red pill

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              • BurleyJim
                BurleyJim commented
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                P.S. All the commercially built signal masts were equipped with 'fried' grain of wheat bulbs that were installed upside down. "HIGH GREEN" it's not a traffic light. I'm rebuilding them with LED's.

            • #9
              Morning all and all others coming in,

              Thanks for the breakfast Bruce. Wet here this morning from the rain last night. No modeling as house guest are still here. I think they are leaving tomorrow for parts unknown and will be back late Friday and fly back to CO. on Sunday. I love friends and family but hate house guests.

              Dave, great photo of Craig. I remember when you built that structure. You did a great job.

              Have a great day ya'll.

              Tom

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              • BurleyJim
                BurleyJim commented
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                We'll keep this in mind next Winter...."but hate house guests".

              • k9wrangler
                k9wrangler commented
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                House guests, They’re like fish, after 2-3 days they start to stink…
                Last edited by k9wrangler; 08-15-2022, 05:14 PM. Reason: Finish thoughts…

            • #10
              Good morning everyone.

              Bruce, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

              Already got out and checked off 6 places I needed to go today.
              I'll try and get more things listed for sale.

              Have a great day everyone.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
              FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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