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    Happy Groundhog Day! Of course 'the rat' saw his shadow, so at least 6 more weeks of Winter. If he didn't see his shadow, there would still be six weeks left of Winter. At least the coffee urn is READY with Engine Black blend. The special is a Western omelet and Texas toast. The oatmeal is still above the halfway mark on the pot.

    I tinkered with the glass block window frameset, and started thinking "Why am I printing these at .2 mm thick?" Glassblocks are normally 3-1-1/2"thick. So in scale they are about .75mm thick, and much easier to work with. The canopy glue fills in the 'blocks' much nicer too.

    I'm also writing an assembly instruction document for my buddies "it'll knock your socks off" scratch built Mobile Jaw crusher. He'll be 'kitting' them shortly. I'll post a few photos when he's ready to 'go live'. Another trip to the health
    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Morning all.

    Work day. Yuck.



    • #3
      Good Morning All,

      Very mild start to the day here. In a little bit I'm heading up to my friend Jon's house. I have some questions about the cabin car build that we will discuss since he is my painter and decaler on my projects. I should be able to start on the project by Sunday since the drill bits will be in by then.

      I hope everyone has a good day.
      Curt Webb

      Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


      • #4
        Morning all,

        I'm edging and cutting the grass today. This is what you can do when most everyone else is shoveling snow. Sorry about that my friend's from the frozen zones.

        Later I'll update the A&S RR thread.

        Have a great day ya'll the grass is calling.

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


        • #5
          Good morning from overcast and 20-ish Seacoast NH. Our cold blast is supposed to arrive early Friday and be on the way out Saturday. I'll spend a while tightening up the house, otherwise paperwork and layout work are the order of the day. Handling email once or twice, and maybe a look at Seashore's new carbarn, which is getting its sheathing.


          • #6
            Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the Lounge Jim for the coffee. Nothing better than a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

            25 degrees but sunny for todays weather, here in the Ocean State, Rhode Island.

            Thanks again to those who made comments on my Challenge build A&W progress. Soon to be finished.

            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


            • #7
              Good morning everyone.

              Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

              Visited Tombstone yesterday and today visiting Kartchner Caverns.

              Have a great day everyone.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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              • #8
                Good morning to the entire crew. That cold blast will hit us tomorrow, James. The high temp today will be 33. Tomorrow the high will be 9. It is 18 and sunny right now here in S.E. Michigan.

                I ended up going to the range yesterday morning. I had a better than expected outing since I hadn't been there for about a year.

                Some basement time today.

                Have a great day!


                • #9
                  Coffee and maybe food later......cold out and no errands on the docket so it's a home office with side trips to the workshop.

                  Expedition to Costco yesterday filling the back of the car so we should be good for another month or more. Eye doc appointment was good; no changes and come back in 2 years unless something bad happens. Do need to go up in strength on my month at Costco,

                  Working on editing a 3-part article that will take most of today to get into final form, and then I have 6 product reviews to finalize. Makes for a "fun" day. But also making progress on both the trolley and the MoW car ; that windsplitter is stalled out ..... Probably have something to write for NMRA publications, too....

                  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
                    Morning. Saw on Farcebook yesterday that Artitec plans on releasing a bunch of different versions of the Model A. Hopefully some will be in kit form, the built ups can be expensive.


                    • #11
                      Sun, 230———> 330 then KaBoom! It all falls thru the floor, to subzero cold and wind for a few then warm up early next week…mebbey?

                      Working on an old metal truck for the Anniversary Challenge… and it is…

                      No big plans yet. Guess I’ll head in to the kitchen and graze….

                      Be well all y’all, ya heah?
                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

                      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                      • #12
                        Well, I'm still struggling to throw off the Springfield Crud. I slept really badly last night, waking up every couple of minutes to cough, etc. Hopefully, though, this will be the last bad day.

                        The chilly weather is due here tomorrow but will be gone by Monday.

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


                        • #13
                          Good Evening, All!

                          It's a blustery 15 here in the northern mitten, headed for 6, and according to the "convenient" observers, it feels like fifteen out there, even with a fifteen knot wind blowing. I think somebody is blowing smoke! I'm apparently making some progress on fighting off the Springfield Crud, but, like Dave, I didn't get much sleep last night. Let's just say that the nasal tissue manufacturers made out well last night, and the trash haulers will earn their money in next week's pickup.... Yuck!

                          Today's festivities included picking up the mail and papers, going through most if it, separating the bills from the asks and so on. Thrill a minute around here. And as Dave has noted, I hope that this will be the last bad day.

                          James, Dave et al, you might want to dig out the big coat tonight so you have it tomorrow! Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

                          in Michigan


                          • jbvb
                            jbvb commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Top to bottom: Cap with earflaps and chinstrap, turtleneck, scarf, sweater, down coat, inner gloves, woodchopper's mitts, long johns, USN wool pants, heavy socks, Sorels. Has done the job before, at 4,000 feet.