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    Good morning all from raining and 40f N.E.Indiana. High later of 55? The snow cover is rapidly disappearing. The coffee urn is READY with Gandydancer blend in 'to go' cups. The van driver Karl is getting antsy and is ready to roll over to the Greek's for Sunday brunch. Wear your seatbelts.

    I had a low key day yesterday and picked up a sheet of 2" foam and started plotting my cuts to put the turntable and roundhouse on it. This is going to be a LARGE combination. I need to build a frame to keep it from bending while I work on it. The stepper motor drive programming and driver is a challenge in itself. The larger stepper motor I went with required heavier duty control components. The positioning system moves the bridge to .05625 of one degree accuracy. No excuses for putting an engine on the ground on entrance or exit from the bridge. Overkill? Yep!

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Good morning, Jim and crew. It's a dreary day in Tidewater Virginia. We're supposed to get into the 60's.

    I'm about finished tuning my freight cars and I've learned a few things running the drill. Next step is loco maintenance.

    Have a good day.

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

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    • #3
      Enjoy the morning trip boys. Just remember Karl you are not driving a cruiser any longer. Have fun.

      Thanks for opening Jim.

      The last Sunday drive to the LHS is scheduled for noon today. No Sundays until November after today. I don’t consider Michael’s as a hobby shop, more it is the craft tools carrier I may need. There are no other shops in our Madison, Wisconsin area. Hobby Lobby never counts in my book.

      No plans for this day other then the LHS trip, all of 5 miles one way. Just a peaceful day with no obligations, no visitors and no cares.

      Enjoy your day

      TomO

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      • #4
        Good morning, crew. It’s 50F in northern West Virginia and raining. Probably no rail trail today.

        I missed the lounge yesterday. I was out the door early to help move our club modules and other stuff to the new location. It went smoothly. We rented a 10’ truck and several members had pickups. We started shortly after 8 and finished by noon. One trip with all the boxes, a second with the modules, and a third with miscellaneous bulky items.

        Well, no apparent after effects of my second shot. Still, a day of rest. Working on the layout, that kind of thing.

        Have a great day everyone!

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • #5
          Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is cloudy and 37 degrees. Melting continues, but at a manageable rate.

          I've been working on the computer all morning, but it is now time to head to the modeling bench.

          Have a great day!
          Bruce

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          • #6
            I think I may have missed the van to the Greek’s this morning. I was tasked with a trip to the Dollar General for some pop and chips and snacks stuff. The Doll’s daughter is, may, stop by later. I was provided a bowl of oat gruel before I left. Had to remove any trace of my project from the table. Weather here is ~40 with fog and mist. Great weather for aches and pains to attenuate. Lots of the snow is gone, but plenty remains. I think I saw mention of the road weight restrictions going in effect soon. Last minute ice fishers are risking their lives trying for one last visit to the pond. One lost the dice roll yesterday.

            We picked up the Doll’s van from my son yesterday. She drove it home and got here before I did, about 5 miles out she called me in a panic and said the car was shaking terribly and so bad we should tow it back. I got home and took it for a several mile trip and the brakes were perfect, no issues what so ever, light braking to stomp, no problem. Of course, not believing me, had her take a good 15 minute trip, with zero issues. Crow was served well done. We took a ride in the afternoon with no issues. No idea what she had happen. Better than my late mother....she’d hear “something” and expect it to be fixed ASAP. 1:10 she was right.

            Geepers, Jim, what the heck did you drive thru? The van looks like you were out to the sugar bush or delivering the rural route...you been moonlighting hauling the Amish to Walmart?

            Everyone have a fine day, warm and dry.
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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            • #7
              Good evening, all. The NH seacoast was cloudy bright at best but above freezing all day. My family helped me burn one of our brush piles, plus a lot of prunings from our orchard. Then I drove to a nearby town to find out that the person whose name is on my 2nd appointment card had another (for a different time) with his name on it. I was hoping I could just swap, but no: it's telephone hour (or three) for me... Checking email now, somebody sent me something too big to be downloaded. Probably a layout video or presentation for the upcoming NERx. Hopefully they follow up to see if it arrived. I will go to the attic before bed, but no guarantee I'll get much done.
              James

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