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    Seeing as we have hit over 100 pages in the original lounge I thought it would be best to start another lounge thread in order to keep the scrolling down to a minimum on the main page.

    Jerry I hope you don't mind me doing this seeing as you started the original thread.

    For those who are interested Part 1 can be found here.

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=18261
    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

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    Good morning everyone,

    I put some coffee on, so help yourself. If your hungry there is also some muffins and bagels on the counter.

    Well It happened we are on part 2 of the lounge, hope I didn't step on anyone's toes starting the new thread, it I did, I'm sorry.

    It's hard to believe that when Jerry started this thread that we would reach 100 pages as quickly as we did. I'm just amazed at the number of people who drop into the lounge and the quality of the modeling that goes on here, there are a bunch of talented people here who are more than willing to share.

    I did manage to get some modeling in last night but not in On30. [:-ashamed] I worked on finishing the station I started a long time ago for my HO modules. We have a show coming up in the middle of August and I like to have some progress between shows.

    That's all for now, have a great day everyone.
    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

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    • #3
      Ron

      Jerry's idea has surely blossomed and On30 has certainly become more then a 'cult culture' in model railroading. The creativity and modeling is of the highest quality and I'm proud to be part of the On30 Gang.

      Peter [:-kitty]

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      • #4
        Good morning all ....

        Here's to another 100 pages :up: :up: :up: of 0N30 ..

        Beautiful sunny Sunday morning here in north western Alberta.

        Worked on the mechanics of the combine yesterday with the end result; the motor and DCC working well. It was a bit of a tough squeeze[:-spin] putting the speakers, DCC board and motor in such a small area. Another great learning experience.

        Enjoy your day with your families and /or modeling ......

        Have a great day ......
        Tom M.

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        • #5
          Good morning all,

          Really muggy up here near Boston. Looks like ideal conditions for a thunderstorm.

          Glad to know the dark side is ever-expanding

          I think it's just such a perfect combination of the gauge (HO) which gives us an infinite combination of powering mechanism and bases to play around with at a reasonable, economic price.

          I actually had been dabbling in on3 before the cost drove me off and had been idle until I was pulled back in by on30.

          Where is Frederic with his coffee and croissants? He is usually on time [:-bouncy]

          Arthur
          Arthur

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          • #6
            Sorry my friends, Frederic has waken up a bit late today, and after the meal has spent his afternoon gardening in the sun.

            Anybody wants a Cognac?

            Peter is right. On30 is certainly a scale where we can find the greater variety and inventivity. It being in fashion gives arguments to those who don't like it to speak of it very negatively, but it's impressive to see the amount of fun On30ers have with their hobby.

            Now let's go ahead for the next 100 pages!

            Have a good day, all.

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            • #7
              I am a new convert to On30 from HOn3 and I will have to say this scale has so much to offer. I have been out of modeling for quit a few years due to kids, work and life but I will be an empty nester here soon. Letting go of my daughter, she's off to college. So I am hoping I will be able to find some free time to get back into the hobby more. I have been lurking in the shadows for a bit here and feel its time to start getting a bit more involved. You guys are great models and fantastic people. I look forward to geting to know as many of you as possible. Have a great day...Jeff

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              • #8
                When your daughter leaves, break her food dish, sell her bedroom furniture and change the locks! Otherwise you won't be an empty nester for a LONG time! 8>))

                Bill Uffelman

                4 kids grown and finally I hope gone.

                Las Vegas NV

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                • #9
                  Well off to another fresh start eh? No mrr time? The wife and I raising a 7 year old grandson now we have been run ragged. no mrr time for the past 3 weeks and grumpy old grandpas not taking that very well.

                  With time things should slow down. Bill I hate to break the news but, It never fails they DO return! Change your address & phone # and last but not least your name! *grin* "gotta love'm"

                  I have found this 0n30 forum to be the most active over the net in my search over the years. Its about supper time and the end of a BUSY weekend TG. I need to go back to work to get some rest... Y'all have a good'n!

                  Down & out in Wichita

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for taking the initiative and starting this new thread, Ron. And thanks to Jerry for starting the initial one. Here's a toast to another 100 pages of good conversation.

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Bill Uffelman


                      When your daughter leaves, break her food dish, sell her bedroom furniture and change the locks! Otherwise you won't be an empty nester for a LONG time! 8>))

                      Bill Uffelman

                      4 kids grown and finally I hope gone.

                      Las Vegas NV


                      And seize that empty bedroom and start building your pike, past the point of no return. [:-pirate]

                      Arthur
                      Arthur

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                      • #12
                        Here's to the new On30 Lounge. [:-party] May she soon be as covered with coffee spills [:I] and reek as strongly of Floquil and DullCote :crazy: as the old lounge.

                        I am working on a painting and weathering routine for my On30 rolling stock, beginning with Bachmann ready to run flatcars and boxcars. Once I get the kinks worked out, I will advance to some Chivers kits I have on the shelf.



                        Lane Stewart illustrated the use of rottenstone for weathering in a series of articles that ran in the Narrow Gauge Gazette a number of years ago. I am trying that technique with a twist ... instead of rottenstone, I am using old powdered soapstone from the stone cutting mill in Schuyler, Virginia. The powdered soapstone is very similar to talc, so when I spray fixative on a model and immediately dredge it through the soapstone, it sticks nicely. I can use a stiff brush to remove as much of the soapstone as I want, then give it a shot of Dullcote to lock it down.

                        The painting procedure is going smoothly except for trying to apply decals to the rough wood texture on the sides of the flatcars. I have been working with Chris Jessee at Kingmill on some tests to see if he can laser cut stencils of reporting marks small enough to fit on a flatcar. Early results are looking good. Will keep you posted.

                        Keep the coffee on for me,

                        Mark Chase

                        Richmond VA

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                        • #13
                          Hello everyone

                          A bit late for coffee, except maybe on the Pacific Coast. Let's have orange juice instead.

                          Mark, interesting weathering method on your flat car. I'm impatient to see the final model.

                          Yesterday evening, I added a small homemade bookcase to the section house, and prepared cardboard boxes on the computer, by fitting various suitably sized signs over a brown support and then printing them to a convenient size. Tonight, I'll try to find the time to cut small bits of wood to glue the cardboard on, and fill the parcels room of the section house. If it turns right, I'll post some photos.

                          Have a great day.

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                          • #14
                            Hello all,

                            I'll take some coffee, some orange juice and something from the pastry dish Things are idle at the moment.. still waiting on my Citroen car order.. looks like another muggy day with the obligatory thunderstorm/downpour up here.. have a good day all.

                            Arthur
                            Arthur

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                            • #15
                              Good Morning All,

                              I'll take two cups of coffee. Took my 7 year old niece out for her birthday on Sunday. The kid has more energy than four kids.

                              Still waiting on the arrival of my Stoney Creek engine house and got beat out on a Backwoods Minature Turntable on ebay :erm: :erm: . So right now its cleanout, cleanup and trying to get the future job site ready for construction.

                              Hope everyone has a good, productive day...Jeff

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