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    Good morning all from 38f and drizzling N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is on with Ashpit blend. The special is Biscuits and gravy. Oatmeal pot for the healthy folks. All other drinks at the end of the line.

    Welcome aboard to the new (old guys) that are arriving from the Modelers forum. Please (re)introduce yourself.

    I've got an early appointment this morning. Yesterday I ended up spending a good chunk of time with the chainsaw, and some good sized fallen branches.

    May be a side trip to the local hobby shop after the appt.

    Have a Super day!


    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Darn, I resemble that remark Jim.....Morning all.....
    Gregory P. DeMayo
    Chairman of the Board
    St. Louis & Denver Railroad Corporation
    Longwood, FL


    • #3
      Morning Jim, Greg and others,

      Dang, it's 51 here in Central Fla. and cold for us. BRRRR, I'll have some hot chocolate even though the coffee smells good.

      I've sent emails to many of the Modelers Forum guys and told them I've joined here over the past few months. Most of them are awaiting a reply to their request to join.

      Well, time to get my hot chocolate.

      Greg, yes, you do resemble that remark and I guess I do as well.

      Have a great day all.

      The difference between the almost right word and the right is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.


      • TRAINS1941
        TRAINS1941 commented
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        Tom glad your getting the other guys to come over. A lot of fine modelers over there.

    • #4
      Brisk out and hot choc is the starter for the day. Have to find something of substance to much on....

      Home office sorting the piles of paper; rearrange the mess exercise. Articles to edit and get set up. Article to write....finish writing......sigh.

      Projects in the shop to get to that I've neglected.....painting tiny detail bits is so to get back to building a few new cars!

      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.


      • #5
        Good Morning All,

        It was quite brisk for this FL boy this morning during my walk and I had to wear a sweatshirt. Today I'll be continuing prep work on the Tomar road crossing sugnals. Hopefully it goes better than yesterday.

        I hope everyone has a good day.
        Curt Webb

        Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


        • #6
          Good morning! Very wet and cold here this morning. I attended our local OPS session last night and ran some trains. It had been a few months so it was nice to catch up on the local stuff. I hope everyone has a great day.



          • #7
            40 and drizzle in Midwest central lower Michigan. A couple more days of yuck coming then warmer this weekend, just in time to guilt trip me for attending an ops session Saturday when “ you could be getting some things done outside before cold sets in…

            Biscuits and gravy been nagging at me a lot, Jim, mmmmm… those numbers soar!

            Planning on making chicken soup today, using a rotisserie chicken I picked up yesterday, cheaper than buying a package of chicken, plus hat a little of it for supper last night.

            Keeping my plans close to the vest today. Seems to be a tractor beam keeping me out of the hobby room…

            Everyone have a fine day.

            Be well.


            Traverse City Coasties flew out the other night in snow and rain to evacuate a sailor in medical distress from one of the big lake freighters:
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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            • BurleyJim
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            • john_holt
              john_holt commented
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              Seems to be a tractor beam keeping me out of the hobby room...

              I can relate. Some days it is a struggle and other days I look forward to it.

          • #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.

            47 degrees, and sunny today here in Rhode Island.

            Not sure again what my day will bring yet for todays modeling efforts.

            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
              Good morning. Overcast and 32 degrees to start the day in upstate NY. Jim, thanks for the coffee, that ashpit blend really has a kick to it! Tom O thanks for the welcome yesterday. My knee is still a little swollen so I'll see what I can get done outside without pushing too hard.

              Hope everyone has a safe and productive day!

              Jerry Beach


              • #10
                Mornin' All!

                41, headed all the way to 42, grey blanket showing signs of aging, but cloudy and drippage expected. Yes, they also used the "s-word" in there. Bleah! Feels like 33 out there, so it's time for a jacket.... And it's still blowing pretty well, so that is still an issue.

                Karl, the CGAS folks are a godsend up here. They're out in all kinds of weather, and when you Need them, they're on the way! Semper Paratus!!

                Yesterday's festivities, for Jim's benefit, included a quick stop back at home for a head call and an e-mail check (useless), then back out. Halfway down the driveway there are two tall three/four inch diameter trees stretched across the driveway that were not there ten minutes ago. Always carry a pruning saw in the car!

                Off to an appointment in a few, with hopes that I can get out without needing that saw. Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

                in Michigan


                • #11
                  Good morning everyone.

                  Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

                  Weather here in Kansas will be sunny and mid 70's.

                  A trip to the gym and more sightseeing in Dodge City today.

                  Nice to see folks from Modelers Forum coming back.
                  Joe only checks into the forum occasionally so be patient and he will get back with you.

                  Have a great day everyone.
                  Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                  • #12
                    Good morning. It's a rainy 38F in northern WV, a good day to stay indoors.

                    I'm off to the shoe store later to see if they have walking shoes. My current pair must be approaching a couple thousand miles of use.

                    I have some NMRA tasks to take care of. Then, who knows. Maybe modeling.

                    Welcome to the new members!

                    Have a good one.


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


                    • #13
                      Good evening, all. I got back from the Trolley Museum about sunset. I hadn't looked at the Modelers' Forum in a while, now I see. It's still 1:1 track work season for me, so not much to report except 1) the carbarn Seashore is replacing got knocked down today, 2) I've gotten more efficient at installing rail anchors & dealing with screw spikes and 3) the 1:1 Flying Yankee restoration effort is now publicized (we'll take pledges at this time, but won't call them in till we have an agreement with the State of NH).. My next hobby purchase will be either a couple of 16' endless hoisting slings of about 3 ton rating or a set of 1" drive impact-grade 8-point sockets.