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  • Thursday Lounge Open!

    OK, I found the keys, the place is open, the griddle is up, there's Bacon(!!!!) today, with eggs, toast, the usual goodies at the end of the line, and since it's 65, sunny, humid and going to 84 or so here in the northern mitten today , the Steam Dome blend is READY in the silver bullet! Haul on up and nourish thyself!

    What's on the agenda today??? I hope to have some bench time.... We'll see....

    in Michigan
    Last edited by Orionvp17; 08-18-2022, 08:54 AM.

  • #2
    Good morning, Pete. Thanks for opening. I'll pour myself some of that Steam Dome Blend.

    63F and sunny. Nice day ahead of us. I might get out shortly and do a little yard maintenance.

    I spent a brief time at the club yesterday, competing the laying of cork roadbed for this stage of the mainline. Not much else done modeling-wise.

    Made another visit to the big box hardware buying a switch to fix a light in a closet. I'll finish that today.

    Swing dance tonight.

    Have a good one!


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


    • #3

      I have an idea how to shorten the foundation posts on my NG freight station. I'll try that after PT today. If that doesn't work, I'll just punch out the existing posts and cut new ones from 1/8" square stripwood.

      Last night's impromptu class reunion was a lot of fun. Of course the poor kid got unsolicited advice from every one of the Old Farts in attendance...

      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


      • #4
        Morning all and all others,

        I'll have some OJ and that will do for today.

        I'm adding some details to the roundhouse/turntable area this morning. Later, just the general layout and workbench clean up.

        Have a great day ya'll.



        • #5
          Good morning Pete, Mike, Dave, Tom, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Pete.
          I assume you've got the coffee as well. We just have to get that Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

          62 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island today.

          Thanks to all for your comments on my finished Shop Loco #6 project. I've got to come up with something else now.

          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


          • Orionvp17
            Orionvp17 commented
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            Steam Dome Blend is in the silver bullet as noted above! Learned as a high school kid at my first job: Step one, unlock the door, step two punch in, step three make coffee, and then, and only then, was I to deal with any impatient customers pounding on the door....

        • #6
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


          • #7
            Good morning, Pete and crew. I’m in Bumpass, VA (Lake Anna) this morning. It’s a beautiful morning in the 70’s.

            We’re celebrating my granddaughter’s birthday today. First is a trip to a local winery for lunch. We’ll probably be going for a boat ride this afternoon.

            We’re heading home tomorrow.

            Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.


            • #8
              Bacon!!!! Yes, just cooked up a pound of it from my morning expedition to the grocery........

              Might go out and fire up the saw and attack the oak logs............or not,

              Trip over to the library is on the docket, and then time in the workshop - hurray!

              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.


              • deemery
                deemery commented
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                I've been known to cook bacon just to collect the grease... (Eating the bacon itself is a beneficial side effect.) I wish they'd sell bacon grease, I like using that in cooking to brown stuff.

              • k9wrangler
                k9wrangler commented
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                Bacon grease is a nectar of the gods, it holds preeminent position in my late Gramma Sweeter’s kitchen in deeeep South GA aka Jaw-gah. Bacon, grits and eggs fried in bacon grease with a side of fried potatoes, fresh churned butter and a plate of her huge biscuits…sweet tea or chilled buttermilk…? Y’all