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    Good morning all, from 33f and cloudy N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Braketest blend in the 'to go' cups. The crew van is back from the road trip out East, and will head over to "The Greek's" with the early riders. There was a 'goody bag' found in the van when along with the wrappers and empty beverage containers. If you're missing a bag, notify Karl of the contents. His interrogation techniques may seem a little stern, so make sure you really lost that bag.

    Well, I spent yesterday driving the new printer to see it's limits. I might be actually driving myself to my limits. I drew a HO scale 12 lb sledge/spike hammer, and then printed 200 of them. Cute as they are, that is still tedious to cut apart the supports from the hammers, and cure them. The hammer head is .8 mm wide octagonal shaped and handle is 6.5 mm long. The handle is so thin that it wants to curl up from the weight of the support. So each one was separated then cured. Painting will be a joy, I'm sure. I'll tackle trying to make some shovels today. Still haven't been back to the Bender program to attempt creating some gandy dancers to use these tools.

    During the eyestrain breaks, I fired up the airbrush and painted some parts of another project.

    This modeling time is 'hard work'.

    See you at 'The Greeks'.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Morning all and all others,

    55F here this morning, very nice and not a cloud in the sky.

    Thanks for breakfast and coffee Jim.

    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.


    • #3
      Good Morning Jim and those to follow,

      Started out with a walk at 56F which is still cool to me. I have some Honey Do's this morning and no idea what the afternoon will bring.

      I had a great time at Tom's yesterday and the whole butty group was there.

      I hope everyone has a good day.
      Curt Webb

      Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


      • #4
        Good morning from S.E. Michigan where it is 31 degrees and heading into the upper 30's under cloudy skies. Maybe some light snow this evening.

        Some work on the layout is the plan for today.

        Have a great day!


        • #5
          Off to the Timonium train show in a bit.........a long drive and a long walk about.....

          I drew a HO scale 12 lb sledge/spike hammer, and then printed 200 of them.

          I'll tackle trying to make some shovels today.
          Can you do them in O scale?

          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.


          • BurleyJim
            BurleyJim commented
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            Can you do them in O scale? Sure, or S or G. N, not a chance.

        • #6
          Good morning from sunny 37F WV.

          I worked on house projects yesterday and didn't get any modeling done.

          Today I have some staining to do, but I should be able to find time for model work, maybe while I stream a blues show from the Rochester NY jazz station.

          First, it's coffee and oats, then church.

          Have a good one.


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


          • #7
            Good morning, all. The NH Seacoast is in the 20s, headed for the 40s and I can see the sun through overcast. One heating zone in our downstairs has poor flow, so I lit the Waterford Stanley wood cookstove yesterday afternoon. I put the stone in the oven and my wife made pizza; boy did it cook fast. The oven will reach 575F but the heat comes from the back so dishes have to be rotated on schedule.

            Today I need to get together pictures for a clinic promotion and an article, then I'll enjoy a balmy afternoon & evening in the attic working on the layout.


            • #8
              Good morning! I'm back from a trip to Texas to visit my oldest daughter and family. We had a great time but had to get through a Texas ice storm which delayed our trip back North. I sat in my daughters dinning room watching the trees in her back yard come down. What a mess. So now it's time to plow out my house and get back to modeling. I hope everyone has a great day.



              • #9
                Morning all.

                Headed for 40 degrees today. I've got a trip to Lowe's and the grocery store later this morning.



                • #10
                  It was a balmy +18 when I took the dogs out. They were happy to sniff the yard for a bit rather than to rush back inside. We'll go for walkies later today. Day 7 with Springfield Crud. I'm still congested and coughing.

                  Now that I have the ball signal basically working, once I get the WIndows laptop back from the tech support people, I'll work on the servo control stuff. That'll be trial and error to set the top and bottom locations in the code. And I can do a bit of experimentation with the relays for the track power interlocking.

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


                  • #11
                    Peter, Paul and Mary would be proud, Jim. Saw a real spike hammer in an antique store yesterday $20. Fwiw

                    30s today.

                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

                    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                    • #12
                      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.

                      38 degrees and sunny for todays weather, here in the Ocean State, Rhode Island.

                      Not sure again what I'll be doing today yet. Time will tell.

                      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


                      • #13
                        Good morning everyone.

                        Jim, thanks for the coffee and ride.

                        Sunny and 70's here today.

                        Back to Bisbee and then I think back to Tucson.

                        Have a great day everyone.
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