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    Good morning all, from 22f and clear N.E. Indiana. I'm out in the shop, on the backup computer. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Pullman Porter blend. The special is LOX ans Bagels with a slice of onion and a slice of tomato. Or some drab oatmeal with the other beverages at the end of the line.

    I need to get back to the house and warm up. I'll probably run my taxes over to my accountant today to give him something to do. Turbo tax is a lot cheaper, but I like seeing that CPA Preparer's signature on the paperwork.

    A trip to Lowes or HD later to get some 'real' foamboard.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning Jim and incoming crew it's 18 and sunny here in SE Ohio. my brother is coming at 9 to help fix a water leak on the Main line. He has plum bing experience so that helps. Have to get a covid test tomorrow for a procedure Monday!! tonight were having dinner with neighbors Fish of course. maybe trains maybe not.

    Stay safe and well



    • #3
      Good morning, Jim, Mark and crew. The sun is out again in Tidewater Virginia. We had the fifth wettest February on record, so the sunshine is really appreciated.

      I'm started making more cassettes for my switching layout and hope to finish today. However, first a trip to Costco.

      Have a good day.

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


      • #4
        Good morning to the entire crew. It is 24 degrees under sunny skies here in S.E. Michigan. We should get up near 40 later today.

        I got the Campbell shingles on the sand house yesterday. I still have to do the ridge cap and some weathering. Some pictures later today.

        I also spent some time working on clinics that I will be giving this month.

        Have a great day!


        • #5
          Good morning folks

          It is a cold 22 heading up to 38. No rain in the forecast until next Friday.

          I got my first COVID shot yesterday. Thus far the only side effect is my arm is really sore. I don’t think I have ever got a shot and had my arm this sore afterwards. We will see what the next few days hold. My wife didn’t feel any side effects until 2 days later. She had a headache, a slight fever, and chills for a couple of days. Three weeks is shot number two.

          I spent some time examining my collection of locomotives that need work. Most are Athearn blue boxes that need some assembly. I installed the railings and couplers on a Bachmann Spectrum Reading SD-45. I also spent some time staring at the layout. I am at a stand still as far as doing any further track work until some track arrives. I am thinking of having a small engine servicing area in the city section near the passenger station. I have a coaling station kit, and a sanding and fuel facility kit. I would need a small engine house and a water tower. I looked online and saw a few possibilities.

          Today I need to make a grocery store run.

          I hope everybody has a good day.


          • #6
            Sunny and 22 going to 40, a bit warmer than yesterday, it became sunny but after a warm day Tues or Wed it felt cold in the mid 30s.

            Bagels and lox sounds good. Bagel thins and fake crab legs as close as I have. Oat glop probably will be the reality.

            No plans yet, something will come along.

            Be well, everyone.
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


            • #7
              Good morning, all. It's been maple syrup weather in the lower Merrimack Valley; cold at night and warm most days. Today is cloudy bright but sun is forecast for the weekend.

              I spent yesterday on campaign literature, then went up to the attic. I've got the side frame pieces attached to the flat car assembly and one end trimmed to length. Last night I pulled Kadee 2D-F8 trucks from inventory. Today's project will be installing pads to get the frame at the right height and maybe install the end channels.


              • #8
                Good morning Jim, and all checked in before me, and thanks Jim for opening as usual with a fine breakfast and place to greet.

                Rhode Island isn't so warm today. We are at 28 degrees with the humidity at 27% and wind at 18 mph. Next week however they show mid to high 50's, that's unusual but will be great to see.

                Looked most of the day yesterday at the layout, and still no motivation setting in.

                Everyone have a great safe and healthy day ahead, see you all on the Forum.

                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


                • #9
                  Good morning to quite a Crew this morning. The weather app says it is 34 feeling like 34f degrees and mostly cloudy. Looking out into the real world via the windows, there is no a cloud in sight.

                  45 later. Thanks Jim for opening the doors and setting the table. Oat goo for me.

                  Hit the sack at midnight and slept great till 2:15. Tossed and turned or was out of bed then at 5:40 decide to get up for the day. Did my laps in the pool and decided to get out one of those mattress type pool chairs and float awhile. That was somewhere around 7 I slept floating in the water till 8:30. My exercise today is shot but maybe later a walk in the woods but no treadmill for sure.

                  I will hit the train room and check that the foam is sealed to the framework. If all seems good I will mud the separation joints with drywall compound and then drywall tape.

                  Have a healthy safe day



                  • #10
                    Good morning, crew. It’s a sunny 27F in northern West Virginia with temperatures going up to the forties. Thank you for the breakfast, Jim.

                    Nothing unusual planned for today. We will get a little walking in then settle down to our respective activities. I’m working on fiddly bits for the interlocking tower roof.

                    I got some of my seed starting supplies up from the basement. Need to get soil from the garden center.

                    Have a great day everyone!


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


                    • #11
                      My classmates who served on active duty say that -nothing compares to the Anthrax shot- when it comes to pain!

                      Back from car inspection, oil change, etc. Some time in the train room this afternoon...

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


                      • #12

                        Originally posted by deemery

                        -nothing compares to the Anthrax shot- when it comes to pain!


                        Having an abscessed tooth pulled with a pair of gas pliers and no novocaine, is right up there. Pulling the wrong one on the first attempt, even worse.[:-censored] :crazy: [:-magnify] Corpsman!

                        Take the red pill


                        • #13

                          Originally posted by BurleyJim

                          Originally posted by deemery


                          Having an abscessed tooth pulled with a pair of gas pliers and no novocaine, is right up there. Pulling the wrong one on the first attempt, even worse.[:-censored] :crazy: [:-magnify] Corpsman!

                          Ugh! I was thinking just of 'injections'....

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