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    Good morning all, from chilly and 'later than you think', N.E. Indiana. Did you set your clocks forward? The coffee urn timer performed as expected, so the generic blend coffee is READY in the 'to go' cups. The van, like my old car, expects me to set the clock. Well, I beat that system. The clock has been an hour fast since the last go round of this nonsense. END DST! It's a conspiracy by the Horologists! Every cockamaimy reason falls short of benefits. This might be up for vote at brunch, today. Have your best 'time related tale ready for discussion.

    I worked on installing some glass on the mystery project. I'm getting ready to start that thread, but I need to organize and sequence some photos. Maybe later today, or not.

    See you at "The Greek's".

    Shredded wheat on the counter if you are staying behind.

    Have a Super day!


    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning, Jim and crew. My clock says one thing and my body says something else. We're going to be in the 40's again today.

    I'm working on drilling 1" holes in a stump to put some stump removal chemical in. I get one hole out of a battery charge, so with two batteries it's going slow.

    I spent some time at the workbench yesterday with little to show in progress. I'm doing a lot of planning for some difficult steps.

    With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


    • BurleyJim
      BurleyJim commented
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      Good morning George,

      Early check-in for you. Black powder down those holes works well. No, don't light it, the nitrocellulose breaks down the wood, A little water to start the action, but still takes a long time.

    • George_D
      George_D commented
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      I don't have any black powder handy. Some sort of a rule for pyromaniacs. The stump removal instructions tell you to pour kerosene in the holes later when the trunk dries then ignite it. That will be my fun part.

    • BurleyJim
      BurleyJim commented
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      I've got a few magnesium chips left over from tool and die days, but the light at night is...a little intense.

  • #3
    Coffee with 2 carrot cake pancakes and a stack of bacon.

    Clock in my shop is now correct,

    Looks like it could snow; probably get the usual miserable cold rain; got wood for the fireplace ready and books to read when not in the shop.

    Finished that batch of resin work finally, so it's clean up that workspace, and get into other projects! Got lots more detail parts to paint and that.

    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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      And a "Good morning" to you too!

  • #4
    Good Morning All,

    Started out with a walk at 58F and I believe getting into the 80's later. Yesterday I noticed some weeds starting to grow in the driveway cracks so that's on the agenda today. I also want to run trains.

    I hope everyone has a good day.
    Curt Webb

    Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


    • #5
      It’s a tough job but being out in Paradise sure beats shoveling the white crap that fell in Wisconsin last night. Back to a 5 hour time change. This is so ridiculous but remember our politicians have our best interests at heart.

      Jim thanks for opening but I will be skipping the exciting van ride to the Greek’s the next few Sundays. Real and warm sunlight are wonderful and unless the Wisconsin Badger women’s Hockey win in the Final 4 semifinals on Friday we are here for awhile. If they win Friday, we will be in Duluth Sunday afternoon.

      Got here Friday night, slept on and off yesterday out on the lanai and other then it’s 71f degrees out here at 3AM and I am awake, all is well. 81 later and tee off is at 1.

      enjoy the day


      • BurleyJim
        BurleyJim commented
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        It is now snowing here, just enough to keep the soggy ground covered. Yuck! Have a nice break from this crap, keep'em in the fairway.


    • #6
      Good morning everyone.

      Jim, thanks for the coffee and ride.

      Sunny and upper 70's here in Palm Springs.

      Gym and finding a dog park are the only plans so far.

      Have a great day everyone.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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      • #7
        Good morning from S.E. Michigan where it is 24 degrees and snowing lightly. We received about an inch and a half of new snow so far. It should stop by noon. Tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat of today, with an inch or two of new snow.

        I finished the King Post Bridge build yesterday. Today will be a 'no modeling day'. I have some painting to do in the real world and then I have to collect the info for this year's Federal and State taxes.

        Hopefully tomorrow I can get back to working on the 'stream scene'.

        Have a great day!


        • #8
          Morning all.

          Here it's just above freezing and not going to get much warmer today. Going out to lunch with some of wife's family. Our nephew stayed over a couple of days to visit college friends and so it's a family get together of sorts. I'm going for the food. Working one some 1:1 projects here as well that have been on hold due to weight lifting restriction.



          • #9
            Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the Lounge Jim with our morning coffee and chat.

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

            Everyone enjoy your day whatever you choose to do with it. Going to a niece's birthday party today.

            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


            • #10
              Well, it's nice and sunny now and in the 40s. But that changes tomorrow. I was reading the 'forecaster discussion' from our local weather station (Portland, ME). That's always worth reading if you're interested in the details. This discussion pointed out the forthcoming storm is similar to 2 storms that produced the #1 and #4 greatest snow amounts in Portland, but without the same blast of cold weather. And they said the snow will come in 2 relatively narrow bands, how much snow you get depends on where those bands travel.

              We have a busy week all next week, it could have picked a better week for this. Still, I'll take this over a Florida summer any day!

              Not much accomplished on the railroad, I did order a smaller Arduino board which will simplify parts layout. I'm now pretty comfortable doing the component perfboard soldering, and That's A Good Thing. The screw thread inserts arrive tomorrow, that's the part I need to do the final component laydown and assembly. I also ordered some spade bits, which are supposed to be the best thing for drilling through the ABS plastic in my box. At this point, I can see my way to the end of the project, but there's still both assembly and desktop test, before installation.

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


              • #11
                Good morning. 36F and snow flurries in northern West Virginia.

                Today I will do more organizing of my layout room and getting my layout ready for the open house. I think will be hobby day, working on my depot, practicing guitar, and relaxing in general. We might go to an old time music event this afternoon.

                Have a good one.



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


                • #12
                  Unexpected inch or so of schmutzy crud on the flat surfaces. More tonight. All the wonderful extra daylight will help the solar system hand it today. This is my favorite day of the year. I love the longer daylight hours in the evening. Early hours before usual time up are wasted on me. I’d be all for permanence with it as it. -rant=30-

                  Had a good time running trains yesterday, loads of coal to start out then GN, NP, and UP passenger trains. Last time I’d seen one fellow, before the Dark Times, he had his grandson in his arms with all the amazing, “Trains! Grampa, TRAINS!!”, we all enjoy. Yesterday Zeke, his name is, was there throttle in hand running trains, following the signal indications, making station stops, set outs and pickups like a pro…”be 8 his next birthday…” great little spark of life in the hobby. Fine group of 20-35 yr olds there as well.

                  Sort of like Winter, still, imagine. Easy as we had it thru Jan and I’ve predicted the wet and cold won’t relent with any regularity until Memorial Day. It’s still 6 weeks until Syrup Festival…could be 800 or 3’ of snow… we rarely have “Spring” as such…we’ll just have to see won’t we? All the extra daylight will make it great to watch…

                  Be well all, the geek squad is enroute, the Doll’s weekly ‘puter frustration….needs a drop everything and get over here…so, no time with the layout. It’s rude to go off on your own when we have company…

                  See you at the Greek’s, oh nope, it’s too late…oh we’ll the bs was too high this morning anyhow…

                  L8R y’all. KS
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                  • #13
                    Afternoon all,

                    For some reason I overslept this morning so I'm getting a late start to the day. That's okay though. I've declared it a "me day", so I'll do whatever I feel like today. That I'm still burned out from a long workday on Friday.

                    Have a great one!
                    Bob Butts
                    Lake Mary, FL

                    L. In case of danger to the Company's property employes must unite to protect it.


                    • #14
                      Good afternoon, all. The lower Merrimack Valley is mid-40s with bright sun. Yesterday's airline circus first had the plane 2 hr late, then a sudden "go to the airport right now" email claiming a 10 minute delay. Wife & kid made it onto the plane but by the time it reached the Boston gate it was an hour late. I've done all the clocks except the cars.

                      Next chore is finish the presentation. Sooo many other possibilities (packages from WeHonest and Rapido)....


                      • jbvb
                        jbvb commented
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                        Monopolies (in this case by gate allocation) always head in the direction of (Lily Tomlin voice) "We don't care, we don't have to..."

                      • deemery
                        deemery commented
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                        I have a bunch of self-correcting clocks, but I have to put them on the windowsill to get the time signal. That usually takes overnight for the clocks to resynch. The important clock (wife's alarm clock) I reset first thing when I got up this morning. I fixed my truck, wife's Volvo gets its time updates from her phone. The clock associated with the radiant heat in the bathroom floor -never- needs correcting. Very little drift, and it always gets DST/EDT correctly. Don't know why other devices can't get the same level of temporal accuracy!

                      • BurleyJim
                        BurleyJim commented
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                        "23 minutes ago
                        I have a bunch of self-correcting clocks, but I have to put them on the windowsill to get the time signal. That usually takes overnight for the clocks to resynch. The important clock (wife's alarm clock) I reset first thing when I got up this morning. I fixed my truck, wife's Volvo gets its time updates from her phone. The clock associated with the radiant heat in the bathroom floor -never- needs correcting. Very little drift, and it always gets DST/EDT correctly. Don't know why other devices can't get the same level of temporal accuracy! "

                        Did you post this in the wrong place?