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    Good Morning Everybody, and for breakfast we have eggs, bacon, ham, and hash browns. I've sliced homemade bread for toast, and we have home made blackberry jam. The coffee is ready as is some fresh squeezed OJ. For the health minded we have a full menu of top rated healthy stuff.

    The thermometer on the tree says it's 68 under partly sunny skys. Later on it should read 82 according to the weather guy.

    Donna and I got roped into pricing stuff at the church again for the yard sale. The sale runs every other week for this month. The woman who's stuff their selling had 3 storage things full of stuff. Anything that I could use for modeling I snatched it up. I got several great big bags of foam, and a old blender to grind it up in. I also found some plastic drawers that will now sit on my workbench which leads to the question for today, Have you ever found/bought stuff at a garage sale for model railroading?

    Time to do dishes and then grab a coffee and look over the forum. have a good day and God Bless.
    Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio

  • #2
    Thanks for a hearty breakfast Scott, it's in the lower 70's here in Northern Virginia. I don't go to yard sales much, mostly hold them, he, he, he.



    • #3
      Good morning all from northwest Georgia where the sun is actually shinning. :up: :up:

      Of course after all the rain the grass sure will need to be mowed once things dry out a little more.

      We were lucky as most of the flooding that you may have seen on TV for Georgia occurred just to the south of us.

      We only had minor flooding but many areas have much more serious problems.

      As for garage sales so far I have not found anything that would be of a great help but I have sold some of my junk to others to help restock the modeling budget.

      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.


      • #4
        Good morning all. It is going to be a beautiful day here in Northern Utah. The temperature is supposed to be in the mid 70s. Got some heat coming later in the week though.

        John, glad to hear you were not flooded. The amount of rain you guys got was unbelievable. Hope the state gets a break now.

        Took my wife to the orthopod yesterday. She has to have surgery on her knee. The operation will not be particularly serious. The doc says takes about 30 minutes and has a relatively short recovery time. She is scheduled for a week from Monday.

        I am hoping to get some modeling time in today. I want to finish the windows and doors on the Blue Nugget.

        Have a good day everyone.
        John Johnson

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


        • #5
          Good morning Scott and the entire crew. Today and tomorrow we will be having overcast skies, humidity, and temps in the upper 70's. Then tomorrow night the bottom drops out again, and we should have high temps in the mid-60's for a week or so. Now that is my kind of weather. :up:

          I went for my follow-up session with the surgeon yesterday afternoon. He liked what he saw. I'm feeling better every day - not quite back to 'normal', but getting close.

          Scott, I've picked up a few tools at garage sales, but we are not big garage sale folks.

          Well, my brother-in-law is coming up from Philly for a visit today, so there will be no free time until this evening.

          Have a great day!


          • #6
            Good morning, guys. We've got a cool one here in the Heartland, which is okay because I've got a ton of yard work to get caught up on now that I'm back from the NG convention.

            Bags, I'm glad to hear you didn't suffer the damage those poor folks to the south of you did. The video on the national news reports looked pretty bad.

            John, I've had both knees 'scoped' and was walking normally the very next day. Here's hoping the same is true for your wife. (Total knee replacement - which I had last winter - is a whole other story, however.)

            Scott, to answer your question, I saw some really junky model RR stuff at only one garage sale years ago. Needless to say, I did not buy it. The few other garage sales I've gone to have had nothing at all - just a bunch of broken down tools, old stereos, and baby clothes.

            Time to hit the yard. Have a good day, everyone.


            • #7
              Good Morning All!

              Not much to report from Buckeye land on this cloudy Wednesday..Yesterday I put a crossover in and after the test run failed realize I need to buy some Unitrack terminal joiners because the switches are power routed.. :erm: The bad part? I already knew this! What the hey was I thinking???

              I shall have a cup and look over the forum.

              Have a good'n! :up:


              • #8
                It is sunny in Minnesota and will be 74 today. Right over Lakeville, MN is Cloud Nine, where I still am, and have been since Saturday night in Colorado Springs. What a thrill it was to win First Place in Displays and Best of Show Models. Jaime has taken hundreds of photos of the NNGC, and those who weren't there can almost create the experience by seeing them all. Well, back to work- last night's reading material before bed was the instruction booklet for my next project. Tonight will sit on the deck with a glass of wine to welcome the first day of fall (and the heavy model building season). Have a good 'un as my new Australian mates would say. Mike E


                • #9
                  Good afternoon Scott and crew. It is showers and temperatures in the low 70s today in Southern Ontario. Hope to get some cleanup done tonight and maybe some modeling. The wife and I only periodically go garage saleing as we have enough stuff as is. However I have picked up a G scale playmobile train for the grand kids, a food processor and a blender to grind scenery materials, seives for sifting scenery materials, and a good aircompressor for airbrushing. Someone also left a very good machinest tool box at curb side for free - grabbed that up quick. . Have a great day.
                  Chuck Faist

                  Burlington, Ontario

                  Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!


                  • #10
                    Good afternoon crew! It's another cloudy day here in south Jersey. Its supposed to rain later today, but the temps are nice.

                    Well, I got the sheetrocking about 90% done last night. SteamNut came over and we hung 14 sheets of rock. The basement suddenly isn't looking like a basement anymore. Now its time for spackle and primer.

                    As for garage sales, I don't do garage sales but I don't know many who do and find all kinds of good deals. Flea markets are another great place to find those odd things at good prices that come in handy!


                    • #11
                      Good afternoon crew. It’s humid and in the lower 80’s here in Hampton Roads. I broke down and turned on the a/c and I’m afraid it will be on again tomorrow.

                      I don’t go to garage sales – maybe I should after hearing the goodies some of you have found there. We have a white elephant table at our open house this Saturday. I’m sure I’ll find something tempting there.

                      Bruce, good to hear your recovery is going as planned.

                      Have a good day.

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


                      • #12
                        Mostly grey day here in MI, but cleared off now that sunset is pending.

                        Spent the day on my weekly road trip to Mom's trouble shooting and chatting some. Low key today, often it's more like being the first engine in on a 5 alarm fire.

                        I've had some decent finds at garage sales, one even had lots of quality HO stuff, bought several cars and detail parts. Two different times I've bought band saws that have uses on the modeling front and as Chuck reminded me, while not free, I bought a machinist tool box, with a two drawer separate base section at the estate of an old Oldsmobile plant tool and die maker, FULL of tools bits, lathe cutters, rules, gauges, taps and dies, micrometers, run-out gauge and on and on. For $100. I found my 80 yr old neighbor's name in the box and he said the guy that owned the box was his boss when he started at 'the Olds' as it used to be known. I only wish I had the skills and knowledge to use them. I always see folks trying to peddle Tyco stuff at sales.

                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

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