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    Good morning from cold and clear N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has just signaled READY with Switchman's Blend. The special is Waffles and sausage patties. Regular and low lead syrup, scrambled on the side. All other beverages available.

    The scenery project slowed yesterday as I'm arguing with myself on some ideas. We'll see which side of the brain wins.

    I'm taking a break from my evil twin today, and heading to an OP session on the Great Northern Cascade Division. Always a great time! I'm driving the crew van with 3 others riding along. We'll get real brunch before the action starts.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is once again sunny and in the 60's here in Gulf-Coast Florida.

    In a few minutes we head just north of Tampa to the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling to meet up with forum member Frank Palmer.

    Have a great day!
    Bruce

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      Originally posted by Dutchman


      Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is once again sunny and in the 60's here in Gulf-Coast Florida.

      In a few minutes we head just north of Tampa to the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling to meet up with forum member Frank Palmer.

      Have a great day!


      Lucky you!! I hope you take some pictures Bruce.
      Jerry



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

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      • #4
        Good morning, Jim, Bruce, Jerry. The NH seacoast saw the sunrise, but clouds are predicted later. Today will be both layout and convention work, hoping for a photo op later.
        James

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        • #5
          Good morning, Jim and crew. It's a sunny day in Tidewater Virginia. We're wrapping things up and heading to the airport at noon.

          Have a good day.

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

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          • #6
            Good morning Crew. It is a clear sky in Wisconsin and my wife informs me I need new jeans. That is today’s program, a trip to Kohl’s and since it’s next door to Barnes and Noble, she’ll say while we are here!

            Have a great day.

            TomO

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            • #7
              I've been doing some roadbed work on the HOn30 line, sanding down the Homabed to make sure the plates for the PowerBase system don't amplify imperfections. Then I think I'll go buy some bricks to use as weights for gluing down the plates. I got enough plates to cover the grade part of the HOn30 line, now I need to decide if I order more plates to put underneath the rest of the line (which is level.) I've also been doing some design work on the refinery, and ordered a bunch of open metal tank (3D prints) from a seller on eBay. I'm surprised by how many -small open top tanks- an early refinery had. (Clearly they weren't worried about volatile hydrocarbons entering the atmosphere back then...) My big design problem right now is the stills, my first thought was to rework HO tank cars, but they're not big enough. Imagine a tank car sitting on a large brick foundation with the bricks running halfway up the sides, but with the ends exposed, 10' diameter and 34' long...

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

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              • #8
                Mornin' All!

                Happy Sadie Hawkins Day!

                27, feels like 15 and headed all the way to 30 today in the northern mitten, but the sun is shining and there are promises of better days to come! Woo-Hoo.... Last couple of days here felt like February, what with bitter cold, high wind, single-digit wind chills and WGFA arriving sideways and uphill. Oh... wait. This IS February.... Oh, well....

                Have to go inspect a railroad today to see Actual Progress. Life is Good....

                Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

                Pete

                in Michigan

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                • #9
                  Dave, consider sawing up a hurt S-gauge or Lionel tank with the right diameter?
                  James

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                    I need 3 (identical) ones, that adds to the challenge. The small refineries that I'm basing this on had somewhere between 3 and 8 of these. (Refineries in Warren and Bradford PA, documented via Sanborn Maps and some specifications captured in Bacon & Hamor's book on the oil industry.)

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

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                    • #11
                      Sunny and cold in MI this morning on the way to ops at Keeney’s. A good crowd and plenty to do.

                      Everyone have a good day. Tomorrow said to be getting a little warmer.
                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

                      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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