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    Good Morning Crew,

    Eggs, bacon, pancakes, fresh biscuits, and a old fashioned pot of Oatmeal for everyone.

    Today is my last day "off", as I start a new job tomorrow, after about 6 months being laid off. I had a few offers all at once, and found a good one, I hope.

    I have been working outside a bit, and helping out a little with my MRR club's stuff, and a little on my own MRR. I really need to update my thread, its been a very long time.

    Today its more of the outside type work. The Mrs. and I are going camping in less then two weeks, and I need to get our street bikes in shape. We like to camp once a year at a vintage Brit. bike rally in Pa.

    Well lots to do, have a great day!

  • #2
    Good morning folks

    It was 65 F as I cruised along the highways this morning. Our high will be XX F with the possibility of thunderstorms. As a matter of fact it looks like one is building over Valley Forge right now.

    Yesterday was one of those days where I needed to be in three places at once. I got stuck in a late running meeting yesterday afternoon. My wife called to tell me she was stuck in traffic in Wilmington and would not get in home in time to take her father to the doctor’s. So I had to leave the meeting run home and pick him up and take him to the doctor. Then I had to rush home and take my daughter to her flute lesson which is halfway across the county. When she was done we had to rush back and get my FIL at the doctor’s office. We get home and find my wife home exhausted and in pain. She took a fall at work at banged up her knee. It was black and blue with some nasty looking scraps. I then had to take my son to Boy Scouts. Needless to say no modeling last night.

    My wife is at a camp in Maryland on the east shore of the Chesapeake Bay for training today. It is about a two hour drive one way. She will be home late. Luckily the only thing happening is my daughter has a softball game.

    I hope everybody has a good day.


    • #3
      Good morning, Jeff, Tom and crew. We’re supposed to see temps on the low 90’s today. I’m not looking forward to that!

      We spent the weekend at the race track and didn’t get home till yesterday afternoon. The new MR came over the weekend and I need to sit down and go through it in detail. That will be the only MRRing I’ll be doing today.

      Have a good day.

      Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.


      • #4
        Good morning crew

        Jeff thanks for the coffee. And good luck with the new job, hope everything works out great for you!

        Well it looks to be a little rainy in Central Jersey today but with mild temps.

        Well time to look over the forum.

        Everyone have a great day


        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


        • #5
          Good morning crew and thanks Jeff for opening and the hearty breakfast. Started work on the blacksmith shop last night.I cut the stripwood from 1/16" basswood sheets. Sanded the stripwood and stained it. The building will have scribed siding on the outside but prototypical framing on the inside. I am gluing the framing to the plans with dots of white glue per Darryl Huffman's technique. I have done it before on other builds and it works great. Have a great day.
          Chuck Faist

          Burlington, Ontario

          Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!


          • #6
            Good morning Jeff and the rest of the crew. Congratulations on the new job, Jeff!

            After a few beautiful days, it looks like we will be having some dreary weather for the next three - off and on showers with temps in the upper 70's.

            It has been a while since I have done any modeling. Perhaps I can get something to catch my interest over the next few days.

            It is primary day here in NJ, so we will be heading out to vote.

            Have a great day.


            • #7
              Greetings from the chilly, 48 degrees when first up, Michigan. Bright sun as well. Not sure the forecast but it looks nice.

              I did tinker with a couple items on the bench yesterday and may again today, we'll see.

              Nice to see the job, Jeff. I'm sure it feels good to get back to a routine.

              Hope all have a good day.
              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

              Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


              • #8
                Good morning all from northwest Georgia where summer is definitely here.

                We should see temperatures in the 90's again today and since it is summer 90 degrees should be the norm for the next 3 months.

                Fortunately the humidity is not that bad yet but when it kicks in the days can be unbearable.

                The pool is getting a lot of use and today I get to change the sand in the pool filter.

                That combined with babysitting does not leave all that much time for modeling.

                I am happy to say that the modeling slump is now a thing of the past.

                I am working on the Lodge Hall from Rusty Stumps and also Martin's Garage an older quick kit from FOS.

                So I guess things are back to normal since I have 2 kits in progress at the same time.

                Have a great day one and all.
                <img src="" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.


                • #9
                  Good morning All,

                  Thanks for the great spread, Jeff!! It looks like it is going to be another nice day but I haven't looked at the weather forecast!

                  I've started a little scenery work on the layout. At this time I decided to do a little ballasting on the trackwork coming out of Gresham Yard to the north. 2 tracks are the mainline and one is the lead to a "dead end" switching district. You don't know it until you go around a couple of corners and by then, you have your work cut out for you trying to back up a 30 car freight train!! So I decided to cinder ballast the lead and gray ballast the mains. Will post some pics when I'm done!

                  Everyone have a great day![^]
                  Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!

                  Andy Keeney

                  Dewitt, MI


                  • #10
                    Good Tuesday Morning Everybody.

                    68 heading to 78 today with isolated thundershowers. Outstanding light and sound show last night Several snaps along with some window rattling has a way of getting your attention [:-bigeyes2] as a whole herd of them moved through the area. We need the rain tho.

                    Have a lot of running around to do today, so I wont get much done.

                    My MR came yesterday so I'll have something to read this evening and RMC should be arriving too. Time for another coffee and look over the forum. Have a good day and God Bless.
                    Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio


                    • #11
                      Good Morning All!

                      Not much to report from land of Buckeyes on this gloomy and raggy looking Tuesday..No walk this morning I am holding off till this afternoon...I didn't get any modeling done yesterday..However,the DRT yard was busy.

                      I shall have a cup and look over the forum..

                      Have a good'n! :up:


                      • #12
                        Good morning Jeff and crew. Saw the sun for about 30 minutes. Showers today and till Friday. Will be replacing lots of wall plugs with ground plugs. Might get some modeling done late afternoon. Have a good day all.


                        • #13
                          Congrats on the job Jeff, has to be a good feeling. [:-jump]

                          Typical gloomy June day on the California coast.


                          • #14
                            Jeff, so glad to hear you got a new job! I know it's been frustrating for you, but hopefully this marks the beginning of a new era for you!

                            What a nice day, but I'm spending it in the basement! I did my yard work yesterday, and SteamNut came over last night to help me finish the sheetrock on the wall we erected. Now I have to paint floors and do the taping on the wall. With my son's wedding finally behind me, I feel like I can focus on the basement. I'll have to get some pictures posted one of these days.

                            Joe Travia brought to my attention that I was featured on the 'Model Railcast Show' #66! Apparently, one of them stumbled on to my website and found out about my car card and waybill page and discussed it at length on the program. What an honor! Check it out.

                            Well, going to check out the rest of the forum and get to work downstairs.

                            Have a great day everyone.


                            • #15
                              ...and a sleepy afternoon to all from the Piedmont of NC. Temps reached the low 90's today and we're building for some nighttime storms as I type this.

                              There are a few items in today's posts that I can relate to.

                              Tom, when I was stationed at the Marine Corps Supply Activity (1100 S. Broad St) in Philly, I lived just across the river from Valley Forge in the quaint little town of Norristown. We went thru one of their worst winters there.

                              Jeff, glad to hear about the job. I got laid off just before June went in for double bypass and an aortic valve replacement. After her recovery was going good, I got called back to work and last week got a raise.

                              Does anyone know where I can get some copper foil tape for installing lights? Walthers doesn't have it and the nearest they can come is go to a place that makes stained glass etc.