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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers, from 20f and cloudy N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Boiler Tube Wash blend (it'll clean your pipes too). The special is a short stack of buttermilk pancakes, sausage patties, and scrambled eggs on the side. Oatmeal pot is at about 80% full, cinnamon and raisins alongside. All other beverages at he end of the line.

    Yesterday was a puzzle. The boss bought me a 1000 piece old locomotive puzzle for Christmas, and I tore into it. A lot of 'grimy black' puzzle pieces! It'll be a while. Of course I locked on to it, and little else got much attention. My tendency to be tenacious, once I get latched on to the problem solving is already coming out. I'll have to put a sheet over it to keep my eyes off of it. .

    A trip later to the drug store, and Aldi's is about all that is on the agenda. The roads are better after the ice/snow storm this past weekend. 20+ slide offs in the 10 miles between local towns here. We're in the middle of them. It went from rain to glare ice in a very short quitting time for 2 factories in both towns at each end, the the snow plows were worthless on the ice. Sub zero temps never got high enough for the salt to be effective. Finally late yesterday I heard traffic almost normal again, (until next time) . Joe, we need some new emoji's. Head banging for sure.

    That's it from here!

    Have a Super day! Watch out for the other guy.

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Coffee .. had coffee. Need food now.


    • #3
      Good morning everyone.

      Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

      Going to be another nice weather day today, so I'll try to spend most of the day outside.

      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 All,

        Currently 44F in town-it's a heat wave. Thanks for the coffee, no food please since I already had some cereal.

        Yesterday I started the redo of the entrance/exit curve going to the diesel storage tracks. Of course I destroyed one of the T/O's so that's on order and the project is on hold until it comes in.

        Today Dad has an appointment I need to drive him to, so probably no train room time.

        I hope everyone has a good day.
        Curt Webb

        Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


        • #5
          Morning all,

          Thanks for the breakfast and the coffee smells great Jim.

          Nothing new here to report but I do plan on some layout work later this afternoon. For some reason my back is stiff and sore - I'll just call it old age for now.

          Have a great day ya'll.


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


          • #6
            Up early to put out the garbage / trash - good idea as they showed up early, too. Warmer today - 30 in the morning.

            Hot Choc and 1/2 a bagel......more later.

            Not sure what's on for today.......not feeling it. Maybe reading, maybe writing is I get a visit from the Muse, time at the bench....little puttering possible in passing perhaps.

            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.


            • #7
              Good morning and Happy Tuesday to Jim and the inbound Crew. The weather fortunes in Wisconsin are changing. We are at +7 and heading to 22. This is the start to our weekend warm up topping out at around 50 with rains.

              The son leaves for Duluth this afternoon for a meeting and from there tonight he heads back to Austin. The niece and her boyfriend head to the Chicago suburbs and his family this afternoon. My sister is staying with us until January 5. Terry’s best friend is on her way from Racine this morning as she texted and will stay while my sister is here. We plan a quiet dinner here at the house this evening as we try to get back to normal after a crazy few days of partying that included a wedding on Christmas Day.

              I will try to stay out of the girls way the next few days. I will though be manning the grills on the patio.

              enjoy the day
              Last edited by tloc; 12-27-2022, 08:26 AM. Reason: Fixed sentence structure, I hope


              • #8
                Good morning, Jim and crew. The club's open house yesterday was a moderate success. We expected that since our publicity was minimal. It was a chance for us to get together and have fun running trains, and we did.

                Today, I'm going to Williamsburg where a small club is having an open house. I received permission since Pat wants to go to the outlets up there.

                With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


                • #9
                  Good morning. Thanks for opening, Jim.

                  I've accomplished the most important task of the day: putting the trash and recycling out for pickup. It's all downhill from here.

                  I managed to do some modeling yesterday and hopefully I can continue the trend today. I do have some NMRA work and I might put the cabinet I'm making together.

                  We will see, won't we?

                  Have a good one.


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


                  • #10
                    Morning Jim and incoming. A bit sore today after spending two days moving items around like a chess game. Perhaps a bit more cleaning up and then back to work on that kitchen cabinet before the wife suspects I'm not working on it.

                    Got to finish putting up the paneling where the expansion of the quarry line is before I can concentrate on how I'm going install that Gum Stump & Snowshoe module.

                    Stay warm and safe everybody.

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                    • #11
                      Well, the re-opening of the Springfield show got a surprising amount of 'column inches' in the Boston Globe today. I have my armbands.

                      We got a dusting of snow last night. Not as cold as it has been, should get above freezing today. As I wrote on another thread, I spent some time organizing and going through the last 4 years of model RR magazines, that were just accumulating in boxes. Still some missing issues, not sure where they are but I'm sure they'll show up.

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


                      • #12
                        Good morning to the entire crew. It is 15 degrees and heading to 25 under cloudy skies here in S.E. Michigan. A few snow flurries are in the air.

                        After a run to a neighboring town this morning, and a stop at our son's house, I should have some time this afternoon to get a little work done on the layout.

                        Have a great day!


                        • #13
                          Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the Lounge Jim. As you all know, there is nothing better than a cup of coffee to start off the day

                          29 degrees and cloudy, here in the Ocean State, Rhode Island today. Should warm up by the weekend so they say.

                          I hope everyone is looking forward to a great New Year ahead. And getting in some railroad time, as well as bench time.

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

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


                          • #14
                            Mid 20s and clouds. Warming trend thru the week until 50s on New Years. Told my boys that we should take the 4x4 fleet to the sand dunes met with their usual lack of “appreciation “ for my humor

                            Had a note from Bruce Chubb asking me to come over this week. Plan is tomorrow. His crew has done a ton of updates and upgrades to the Sunset Valley and kept him busy or viseversa since his wife passed away early in the year.

                            I’ve been told a haircut is over due but don’t overdo it.

                            Pic in Geezers of some layout work I’ve done.

                            Be well everyone. Stay safe.

                            Last edited by k9wrangler; 12-27-2022, 09:13 PM. Reason: Repair work
                            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                            Cedar Swamp
                            SW of Manistique, MI

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                              Bruce Chubb is someone whose work I've admired for years. Please pass along my regards/admiration.

                          • #15
                            Good evening, all; Yesterday's only modeling activity was installing the new XtrkCAD on one machine and starting to figure out how to build it for the other. Today was pretty busy between two trips to the bank, one to the P.O., Selectmen's meeting with the Budget on the table and a midday site visit: a local hermit blew up his trailer on Xmas eve (mis-handling an LP heater) and it took several towns' tankers to get the debris wet enough it wouldn't re-light. He, of course, wants things back the way they were.

                            Anyway, once I've looked over the Forum, either I'll go back to checking the libraries I have vs. XtrkCAD's wish list, or upstairs to work on building footprints.