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    Good morning all from 55f and foggy N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Crew Car blend. The special is biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs alongside. Oatmeal po, and other drinks at the end of the line.

    I was up late, and finished soldering the 20th turnout frame last night. Only 2 more to go for my planned new layout.

    Ended up going to COSTCO yesterday and that place was the usual zoo.

    Going to try and wrap up the last two turnouts, and then start rechecking gauge, any shorts/opens that might cause me grief later.

    I've got to spend some time looking over the current builds here this morning.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning everyone.

    Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

    Sunny with a high in the low 80's.

    Some errands to run this morning then I'll start to load the van.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • #3
      Up and moving, but not in gear at and a bagel not helping....

      Ended up going to COSTCO yesterday
      Think that's on the agenda for today........always come home exhausted. If not, maybe fire up the saw and cut up some of the remaining oak logs.

      Weather holds, maybe overspray the gon I've just about got the wraps on......need to build a load for it next.

      Dentist tomorrow - the fear is setting in already.

      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.


      • k9wrangler
        k9wrangler commented
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        RE: Dentist….you got that right! Seemings and portents and all that dog howling and skin crawling stuff…and.Thats all BEFORE you get the bill…
        Last edited by k9wrangler; 09-15-2022, 08:30 AM. Reason: ‘sprain myself better…

    • #4
      Good morning. Thanks for the breakfast, Jim.

      Another beautiful day in the sixties right now in WV.

      My wife had an appointment yesterday so she dropped me off at a cafe and after she was done, we walked 4 miles on the rail trail.

      We had a layout task force meeting at the club yesterday, finalizing track plans and discussing the future. Today I have to put those plans down on paper and then perhaps I can get back to modeling.

      Swing dance this evening.

      Have a good one.


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


      • #5
        Good morning Jim, Rick, Martin, Mike and the rest of the crew. It is 55 and heading to 75 with a mix of sun and clouds today.

        I'm planning on more layout framing today.

        I did manage to pick up a few sheets of pretty good looking Luan plywood. Although the price was up, it wasn't as shocking as the pink foam.

        Have a great day1


        • #6
          The early clouds have thinned and there is some sunshine starting…I’m headed out to get some weeds and feeds. I finally fabricated an extension to the spreader’s hopper handle so I can use it on the tractor. My lawn is in need of nourishment even if it does increase the work load.

          Mowing does get tedious this late in the season, and it’s really growing at this point, just wimpy and weak. Sort of between different lawn approaches here, Mullet on the South cuts his almost as short as a golf green, tons of fertilizer and weed prevents…Jules the fairy princess and her toad Chad to the North…have the weirdest mess you’ve ever seen, mown pathways in some abstract design with trees, rocks and flower arrangements all amongst the trail in the grass that’s not been mowed in 2-3 years…3’ or more long…. I’m sure it looked cool in the magazine she got the idea from, but them folk ain’t landscape architects… Me, just a nice mix of Kentucky Blue, buckhorn and clover. Also the dandiest-lions you ever saw in the spring. Keeps the dozen bunnies and mole or two out of the flowers…

          Well, off to it…the Rex’s are ready (spellcheckeze for Rx plural)

          Be well, stay safe.

          Last edited by k9wrangler; 09-15-2022, 11:09 AM. Reason: Rearranging the prose….poetic like…
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


          • #7
            Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Jim. And with the coffee. We just have to get that Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

            62 degrees, and partly sunny here in Rhode Island today.

            More work completed on my new project. Thanks to all that made comments. I posted some progress yesterday.

            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


            • #8
              Two of the 4 guys in my geology class have mullets. I was shocked to see that. But then, a mullet on me wouldn't look much different than what I have now, short on the sides and whatever is on top can grow as long as it wants (if you can find it...)

              I really need to continue the 'scenery supply organization push'.

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


              • #9
                Morning all,

                Nothing special for me today other than finishing up the FOS Flat Iron kit. I should be finished by next weekend.

                When in high school I had a duck tail haircut but in my senior year the hair started to move back towards my neck. Now I only have to trim a few.

                Have a great day ya'll.



                • k9wrangler
                  k9wrangler commented
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                  Those barbering folks sure make a load of money of guys like us…I’d say my gal Angie is closing in on $100/hour at the speed she lops it off me.

              • #10
                A late good morning, Jim and crew. We started the morning with a walk, then breakfast and last a stop at Costco. Ours was a zoo too. I think we doubled the milage of our walk, walking from our parking space to the store and back.

                I have a bunch of administrative chores then I need to sit here at the computer and work on some drawings.

                "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh