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    Good morning all from raining but temperate N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Boilermaker's blend. The special is ham & eggs. Some fresh fruit also on the serving line. All other drinks available.

    A long day yesterday...seven hours on the scenery project, and then the monthly NMRA meeting. Nice clinic on weathering by one of the members. I gave out a couple of AP certificates. Finally got home at 2200, and started going through a day's worth of emails. Timed out a little after 0000.

    I need to go take some wide angle photos at the train yard later (for use on the scenery project) if the rain stops.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is drizzly and in the upper 40's here in S.E. Michigan.

    Yesterday we did a number of 'welcome back home' errands including picking up the accumulated mail. That included my order of 3/64ths by 1/4" stripwood for my Campbell Oil Derrick build. Micromark didn't have it, but I found it on a dollhouse supply website.

    Today is Presidential Primary Day in Michigan, so we will vote. Then it is off to the supermarket to stock up on vittles.

    I did get about an hour at the modeling bench yesterday and I should be back there this afternoon. Maybe some update pictures this evening.

    Have a great day!
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Election day here, too. We applied for absentee ballots, was late enough that the clerk hand delivered them and stood by while we voted Sunday afternoon. Service with a smile...of sorts. No local issues on the ballot this time.

      Took the Doll to the eye doc yesterday and had her new spots checked, yep she's coming along the age march pretty much on schedule. Had a nice lunch out and then back home and chilled out for the afternoon. She's happy nothing is wrong but not pleased that she has the 'new' distraction, as a reminder of the passing of time.

      I've got the parts, lots and lots of them, for the Scaletrains SD40T-2 that I stripped and painted out for reassembly. As many of my projects this one has been in the works for months. I found my photos of disassembly on the icloud, April of '19. SURE glad I took them! I've stripped and painted 6 other locos in that time. I guess it's complexity had me flummoxed. Once assembled I have to program it.

      That's about it here, I'll have some oatmeal I suppose. Everyone have a good day.

      BE WELL!!
      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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      • #4
        Good morning Jim, Bruce and the rest of the Crew. Just got back in from having the stitches removed from my hand surgery. Nothing compared to yesterday's problems.

        Yesterday Mary and I drove 30 miles west to Lebanon IN. to pick up a large load of toys for a charity in Indy. On the way out of town I spotted gas for $1.90 a gallon so stopped to top of the tank. BAD DECISION. Couldn't get the car to even try to start. Had to push it over to the side of the lot, call insurance for a tow truck. Took three hours because they had the wrong location. Stupid GPS system of theirs. Finally got it hauled to Fishers and the repair place. What I figure was broke they called this morning to say that was it... The ignition unit was broke inside. $500 to repair and the $200 for the rental car made that an expensive day.

        So today has started a bit better and I hope it stays that way. [}] Tow truck driver was really nice and a lot of fun. Lost his wife a few years back to Lupus and has to raise their 16 old son himself. Luckily the son it a good kit, no problems, no troubles.

        Otherwise nothing interesting happening here... yea, right. Everyone have a FUN and SAFE day in the RAINY Train Yard.

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        • #5
          Gee, Walt. No good deed goes unpunished! :-(

          Yesterday was a real tease for spring in SE NH, my backyard thermometer reported 68. Today it's supposed to be warm, but right now it's a bit damp and chilly, with rain later today and a cold front coming in tonight.

          No 'training' yesterday, just wasn't in the mood. Instead I read about Roman architecture.

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

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          • #6
            Karl, check your PM.

            Jim
            Take the red pill

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            • #7
              Good morning from severely clear So. Wisconsin where it is 25f degrees heading to 42. It is sunny so that will make it a nice day. Got home yesterday to a almost empty yard of white stuff. Just piles about 6’ off the driveway where the blower threw the white gifts. They are predicting WGFA to ruin tomorrow morning’s rush hour and then rain in the afternoon to wash it all away.

              Jim, thanks for breakfast but I have a fasting lab at 11:20. I will be grumpy for the next couple of hours. Walt, remember you were going to retire and relax, what happened? You are busier now then before. Karl, did the ST body strip off easily or was it a lot of work? I need to do 2. Glad your wife and her eyes are fine. Dave, so Spring is fickle in NH too, we never know what weather might show up in Wi. Bruce, glad you are back building, feels good doesnt it.

              Drove to the new place and in the driveway Terry says, “looks too small”. I told her it’s what we agreed to. I will call the contractor as we promised him we would not come to the house without him knowing or bug him with changes. She needs to see the space inside to relieve that too small comment. She has promised me she will request no changes. Have a great day.

              TomO

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              • #8
                TomO asked Karl, did the ST body strip off easily or was it a lot of work?

                The paint stripped off well in 90+% alcohol, the red was quite heavy (Southern Pacific paintjob) but a little due diligence with a toothbrush and a can of elbow grease it all came off easily. Sure a hell of a lot of parts, expecially the cab with the (*&^% sliding windows and double sides and all the light tubes for the multiplicity of SP lights. TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS, Mark F or R or U or D with arrows to tell yourself which end is which, don't wait most of a year to get at it. Don't be a cheapskate like me and buy the no sound unit if you eventually want sound. Be careful with the truck sideframes, paint them in place if repainting them or dig in deeper to disassemble them. I broke some tabs pulling the sideframes off. I was able to use low tack glue to get them back on ok.

                But, to answer your main question, they strip quite easily with the 91% alcohol.
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by k9wrangler


                  TomO asked Karl, did the ST body strip off easily or was it a lot of work?

                  The paint stripped off well in 90+% alcohol, the red was quite heavy (Southern Pacific paintjob) but a little due diligence with a toothbrush and a can of elbow grease it all came off easily. Sure a hell of a lot of parts, expecially the cab with the (*&^% sliding windows and double sides and all the light tubes for the multiplicity of SP lights. TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS, Mark F or R or U or D with arrows to tell yourself which end is which, don't wait most of a year to get at it. Don't be a cheapskate like me and buy the no sound unit if you eventually want sound. Be careful with the truck sideframes, paint them in place if repainting them or dig in deeper to disassemble them. I broke some tabs pulling the sideframes off. I was able to use low tack glue to get them back on ok.

                  But, to answer your main question, they strip quite easily with the 91% alcohol.



                  Thank you sir

                  TomO

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                  • #10
                    Good afternoon, all. My stepson had no school due to a teacher work session of some sort, so we headed toward the Hub (but not all the way). Charles Ro (paint), Super 88 (asian foods), Hobby Bunker (a fuller Evergreen rack and a Revell Bismarck for the boy), Pho for lunch, then Barnes & Noble, then home to vote the Town ballot. Now to do a few things with the styrene & paint. Town Meeting is tomorrow evening but they rarely run long these days.
                    James

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by jbvb


                      Good afternoon, all. My stepson had no school due to a teacher work session of some sort, so we headed toward the Hub (but not all the way). Charles Ro (paint), Super 88 (asian foods), Hobby Bunker (a fuller Evergreen rack and a Revell Bismarck for the boy), Pho for lunch, then Barnes & Noble, then home to vote the Town ballot. Now to do a few things with the styrene & paint. Town Meeting is tomorrow evening but they rarely run long these days.


                      Sounds like a Grand Day Out for both of you!

                      How does Town Meeting show up on Wednesday??? Tuesday is Town Meeting Day since Forever!

                      Pete

                      in Michigan

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Orionvp17


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by jbvb


                        Good afternoon, all. My stepson had no school due to a teacher work session of some sort, so we headed toward the Hub (but not all the way). Charles Ro (paint), Super 88 (asian foods), Hobby Bunker (a fuller Evergreen rack and a Revell Bismarck for the boy), Pho for lunch, then Barnes & Noble, then home to vote the Town ballot. Now to do a few things with the styrene & paint. Town Meeting is tomorrow evening but they rarely run long these days.


                        Sounds like a Grand Day Out for both of you!

                        How does Town Meeting show up on Wednesday??? Tuesday is Town Meeting Day since Forever!

                        Pete

                        in Michigan


                        At least in NH, today is still Tuesday :-)

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

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                        • #13
                          NH allows several variations on how Towns do their annual meeting. We (and quite a few others) have a Town-wide ballot vote Tuesday for Selectmen & town officers, School Board members & school district officers and questions that have to be on the ballot. One is a Zoning change, and because the School District voted in SB-2 during a spasm of 'we don't wanna pay for a new school' 25 years ago, its Budget and Warrant Articles are on the ballot too. When I first moved here, our Town Meeting (votes on Budget & other Warrant Articles) was Wednesday night. Some people said 'attendance will be better Saturday morning'. But that didn't really bear out, so we went back to Wednesday several years ago.
                          James

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by jbvb


                            NH allows several variations on how Towns do their annual meeting. We (and quite a few others) have a Town-wide ballot vote Tuesday for Selectmen & town officers, School Board members & school district officers and questions that have to be on the ballot. One is a Zoning change, and because the School District voted in SB-2 during a spasm of 'we don't wanna pay for a new school' 25 years ago, its Budget and Warrant Articles are on the ballot too. When I first moved here, our Town Meeting (votes on Budget & other Warrant Articles) was Wednesday night. Some people said 'attendance will be better Saturday morning'. But that didn't really bear out, so we went back to Wednesday several years ago.


                            Whatever works....
                            Pete

                            in Michigan

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