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    Good morning all, the forum is misbehaving this morning. The coffee urn is READY with Brakeline blend. The special is French toast and Canadian bacon.

    Have a Super day!

    Fourth attempt to enter this post. Red warning/info messages.


    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good Morning Jim and those to follow,

    Have some chores then working on an issue with one of my signals I installed yesterday (won't change aspect). I sent a message to LRT about it yesterday and got a response back within a couple of hours. Great customer service.

    I hope everyone has a good day.
    Curt Webb

    Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


    • #3
      Good morning Jim, Curt and everyone else.

      Jim, thanks for the coffee, breakfast and perseverance.

      Todays weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

      Got a phone call or two to make this morning then hope to get out and take more pictures.

      Have a great day everyone.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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      • #4
        Good morning. Thanks for opening, Jim.

        After a weekend of rain we have sun and a bit more warmth. We had a wonderful time in Orange, VA and heard some great music. It wound up with a gospel sing Sunday morning.

        I'm waiting for a delivery this morning, then we will hopefully get out and walk. Shots (covid and flu) later in the afternoon.

        Have a good one!


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


        • #5
          Fog 36, then sun soon.

          Loading up, convoy of deplorables headed to Northern Command. $4.09~ gas.

          Good days all.

          KS-Konvoy Kommand
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


          • #6
            Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. We had our first light frost last night. We are in the mid-30's right now and heading into the mid-60's - maybe.

            Some yard work and then some bench work is the plan.

            Have a great day!


            • #7
              Morning crew. Sunny and cold here in Western NY.

              Waiting for it to warm up a bit more before going out finishing up on a project.

              Going to start disassembly of the 4-6-0.

              Have a great day.

              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #8
                Good morning once again 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.

                Aggravating Jim I'm sure, but thanks for hanging in there and getting us started this morning.

                51 degrees, and cloudy here in Rhode Island today with some gale.

                Not sure what today will be for me yet. I did post some more of my build yesterday. Maybe finish project today.

                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


                • #9
                  Still wet and rainy here in VA..........last of the ham warmed up in the pan with some butter and a cup of coffee and I'm getting into gear....slowly.

                  Spent the last 2 days doing inventory........depressing........but I'll get over it eventually. Just have to build a few more models.

                  Got a lot of office stuff to deal with today and 1 excursion to the library. Seems my reading rate is slowing down and the stack to read just keeps growing....

                  Got a lot to do in the shop as well - wrap up the resin casting for this month I think and then sort out the molds. Just about killed a couple.....

                  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.


                  • #10
                    Opening part deux!

                    Looks like the forum is now performing at normal speed. So here is the 'missing rest of the story'....

                    I confessed that putting together 28 hand built turnouts for the proposed new layout, had to be the most boneheaded decision I've made in this hobby. The Pliobond is in the garbage can. I have switched to the original Gorilla glue that is activated with a damp surface. MUCH better adhesion, no smell, and it sets up in about an hour. Still all in all, a P.I.T.A.

                    We're getting packed for a trip out East, and will be gone for 7-10 days, so if somebody else opens the lounge, that will be great. I'll check in when I can.

                    Take the red pill


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                      The keys are under the mat.

                  • #11
                    FINALLY, the new internet provider switched over the phone number. But somehow in the process of wiring in their connection, I broke something else. Darned (not quite the term I used) if I know what's going on!

                    add I talked to an old friend who's an EE that knows a lot about older comms systems, as well as new high tech stuff. I got to the point where I unhooked -everything- and the one phone still works. He said, "The one phone that shouldn't be working is probably wired directly to the phone company's network interface box that is on the outside of your house." That would make sense, so tomorrow I'll go open that and see if I can figure out the wiring there. I thought Ma Bell ran from the outside to a socket on the inside, saying "Everything from this socket is your problem." So I was surprised to learn they used to wire to the outside box, too.

                    Last edited by deemery; 10-03-2022, 06:04 PM.
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


                    • #12
                      100% sun at base camp, Northern Command, 61 degrees at 5:30 pm Yooper Standard Time. Some decent color much of the upper 1/2 of the lower…

                      Low light was being first in line at a 5 mile blacktop construction flag man to wait for 100+= vehicles to pass once they finally got there, see above. Wi-Fi here seems to have cobwebs in it…pic took almost as long to load as the traffic wait
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ID:	1011985 US-2 10 miles W of the bridge. Less colors here than with the trolls below the bridge.

                      Settling in, will have more sometime this week.

                      KS back at the cedar swamp

                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

                      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022