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    Good Morning Crew,

    Coffee is on, and I guess its now Fall.

    I managed to go to Steamtown PA on Friday, and took a tour of the back shops. Amazing the size of the wheel lathe, and press. I also watched them turn the Canadian steam on the turn table. They are restoring an American built steam, and I think the price tag is around 1.2-1.4 Million. I haven't had any chance to post photos yet, but hope to soon.

    I also attended the joint division meet between both NJ groups, and got to see the cover layout of next months RMC. I took a few photos (too much flash) and dropped the web info on our forum, with hopes he will join.

    Have a great day!

  • #2
    Good morning Jeff and crew. It is suppost to be warm and humid with showers here today. Spent last night sorting out the "Y" on a friends layout. Hopefuly tonight I will get to work on my own layout.Have a great day!
    Chuck Faist

    Burlington, Ontario

    Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!


    • #3
      Good morning, Jeff, Chuck and crew. We have thunderstorms in our forecast this afternoon. In fact, we have rain in the forecast every day till Saturday, which is when our club is having an open house. The beautiful weather on Saturday will hurt the attendance. That seems to be our luck.

      I’m heading to the club tonight for a cleaning session.

      Have a good day.

      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.


      • #4
        Good morning folks

        It was 66 F on the way in this morning. High will be 79 F.

        My daughter made the 8th grade volleyball at her middle school. She has two weeks of practice and then their first game. Not much went on last night. We went to my son’s Boy Scout Troop Meeting. We finally found out what he accomplished at summer camp. He is a couple of achievements away from making Tenderfoot and Second Class.

        My foot has started bothering me again. I can’t figure out anything I did to it to trigger this round of pain. My wife suggested getting new shoes so we’ look into that.

        No trains.

        I hope everybody has a good day.


        • #5
          Thick soup fog this am here in Michigan, you can't see my back woods,just more like sense the movement from the morning does chomping as the sunrose. Temp supposed to get to the 80 area today, as warm as most of the past summer month, especially with this humidity.

          I hope all have a good day.

          BE SAFE!!
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail


          • #6

            It was good to see you on Saturday at the joint NMRA meet of the NJ divisions!

            I've been busy downloading all of my website material since Yahoo sent me an e-mail that they will no longer offer free websites on Geocities, beginning in October. I might resurrect my website on Google sites.



            • #7
              Good morning Jeff and crew. It is cloudy but dry here in northern New Jersey this morning. It looks like we will have two days of showers and temps near 80 degrees before the bottom drops out on Friday.

              I have my follow-up visit with the surgeon this afternoon. Other than that, I haven't got much on the agenda.

              The leaves are starting to cover the grass - some maples and the black birch are leading the way. Not a darn thing I can do about it for the next four weeks, so no sense getting worried about it.

              Well, time to get going. Have a great day!


              • #8
                Mornin' guys. Cloudy and cool here in the Hudson Valley this A.M. but not nearly as shocking as the 37F we had two mornings ago! The leaves have started to turn up this way now, so I guess Old Man Winter is on his way. For me, that means around six months of hiding out waiting for Spring...kinda like living death! Unlike most others, the warm weather is when I do most of my work on the layout, with winter being an off season.

                Over the weekend I completed a custom decaled box car (plus some additional sets of roadname and herald decals) as a surprise for an old friend. A longtime hobbyist, he had recently related to me that he'd alway wished he could have rolling stock with his own home roadname and unique herald on them. So...I spent some time last week creating such decal items along the lines of what he had envisioned. I think he'll be pleased when he sees the results. The herald I did looks like this:

                John (CNJ999)


                • #9
                  Good Tuesday Morning Everyone.

                  Its a cloudy 67 this morning with the threat of rain by afternoon. The high for today is 74. Fall starts today at 5:18pm as the sun crosses the equator by supper time. :erm: Jest think of it, in 3 months winter starts

                  The wife had a nice time yesterday. Jeremy took us to Olive Garden for our anniversary. He made reservations for 6:00 and the place was packed. The waiter said that business has been picking up over the past month or so. After wards we hit some of the stores. I did manage to buy a Excel Miter Box Set for $11.97 at Pat Catan's.

                  Time for another coffee and look over the forum. Have a good day and God Bless.
                  Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio


                  • #10
                    Good morning all. A beautiful day here in northern Maine. Lots of sun and highs in the 70's. Same for tomorrow. The trees are starting to turn here...some quicker than others. I figure the foliage will be reaching it's peak in about 10 days. Then I guess I'll have to find the rake.

                    I've been working off and on for a few days on Downtown Deco's Trackside Tavern kit. It will fit nicely on the HKVRR and I'm sure will be a popular watering hole for the locals.

                    Have a great day,

                    Dave :erm:
                    "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"


                    • #11
                      It is beginning to feel like Fall here in Northern Utah. Going to be in the mid 70s and clear today. We will be getting another dose of summer later in the week though; supposed to go up to the mid 80s.

                      Anybody know how John Bagley is doing what with the unbelieveable rain in Georgia?? Hope all is well with him.

                      Got to go. Have to take my wife to the orthopod this morning. She fell while we were traveling and tore her ACL in the right knee. She is looking at surgery sometime soon.

                      Everybody have a good day.
                      John Johnson

                      "I\'m right 98% of the time. Who cares about the other 3%."


                      • #12
                        Yay, we're officially into the most colourful season of the year. It's a bit of a late announcement around here, the leaves have been starting to go for the last 2-3 weeks.

                        My layout is set in Autumn too so I can enjoy the colours and keep ideas for my layout.
                        Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland but now making a start in On30 in Australia


                        • #13
                          Good Morning All!

                          Not much to report from Buckeye land on this cloudy Tuesday.Of course during my walk "rest" it rain..Thankfully it was a light misty rain and I stayed dry under the station platform and watch 2 NS trains go by.Modeling wise yesterday I looked over two structure kits to see if there was any kit bashing possibilities..

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

                          Have a nice day! :up:


                          • #14

                            Originally posted by JohnJ

                            Anybody know how John Bagley is doing what with the unbelieveable rain in Georgia?? Hope all is well with him.

                            Good morning all where the sun is actually shinning but we are supposed to get thunderstorms later in the day.


                            Thanks for the concern but I live about 50 miles north of where all the flooding has occurred.

                            There is some flooding of the roadways here in Dade county but nothing like what is happening south of us.

                            I finished up the shingles on the roof for the Lodge Hall and now must weather it and then I will post a picture or two.

                            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.


                            • #15

                              It was good to see you too! I really enjoyed the joint meeting of the two NJ groups.


                              I hope you are feeling better, and you can enjoy a little "down time" (train time!) in the recovery time.