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  • k9wrangler
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    Congrats on the grandkids, Tom. We have one 13 Going on 6 that hasn’t been to school or out of the house for 2 years except in the company of parents. Seems to tend to have the potential of smart but is wedded 20 out of 24 with his little thing in his hand…(Electronic thing ). I doubt he’d have an inkling about otherwise. One hit on the rink he’d quake like jello…

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  • tloc
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    Originally posted by friscomike View Post
    Good morning folks,

    Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like you are making progress on move prep. Congrats.

    It is cold here, 35F this morning. Cloudy skies but no precip. I hope this is the last of the frigid weather. 82F forecast for Monday.

    Karl, I hope this is the last vestige of winter. Congrats for the eBay sales.

    Tom, how was the water? Did you get to the bench?

    Ron, the tissue paper should look nice as a roof.

    Jerry, did the weather hold up there?

    Lewis, there was a time in my young life that I thought the junk yard was the only source for parts.

    Larry, I'll pop over to your thread to check for the mini-scene.

    Just took Son and family to the airport. We enjoyed their visit. They kept us busy every day. Now, it is back to unpacking.

    Have fun,
    mike
    Thanks Mike, the water was great and is heated to 80f degrees. No bench work done yesterday but have started on some organization there this morning. I now share the model making room with the daughter’s crafting. While the bench is a mess the rest of the area always was fine. The daughter needs to learn that.

    Tom

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  • friscomike
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    Good morning folks,

    Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like you are making progress on move prep. Congrats.

    It is cold here, 35F this morning. Cloudy skies but no precip. I hope this is the last of the frigid weather. 82F forecast for Monday.

    Karl, I hope this is the last vestige of winter. Congrats for the eBay sales.

    Tom, how was the water? Did you get to the bench?

    Ron, the tissue paper should look nice as a roof.

    Jerry, did the weather hold up there?

    Lewis, there was a time in my young life that I thought the junk yard was the only source for parts.

    Larry, I'll pop over to your thread to check for the mini-scene.

    Just took Son and family to the airport. We enjoyed their visit. They kept us busy every day. Now, it is back to unpacking.

    Have fun,
    mike

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  • tloc
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    Originally posted by Larryc View Post
    Morning Gents,

    Rick thanks for the coffee and the compliment on the details. You're going right to town
    on the house....hope it sells quickly for you. Question though, if you sell the house quickly
    and have to be out by say June where are you going to "hang your hat"; just being nosey.

    Karl hope the weather breaks for you soon on both fronts. Sounds like you have a part time
    job selling on Ebay.....hope the "hot streak" continues.

    Tom you might as well save your breath....parents want their kids so involved in outside
    activities now days.....not sure if it's for the kids or them. Hope you enjoyed your steak;
    but what's a steak? Haven't had one in years and probably won't at $30 a pop.

    Louis too bad the Mass State Troopers got the axe; which begs the question....if all Covid
    restrictions are no more on 4/21/22...how is that even legal. I smell a lawsuit against the State.

    The rest of the Crew hope you're all doing well and are on the mend.

    A cloudy 45 with a high of 50 here in New York. Daughters coming today to go to her storage unit
    to get stuff ready for a move in a week or so. Using a moving company so Dad catches a break...too
    old for that anymore. Probably no bench time today with everything going on.

    Have a great day and be well!!


    LarryC.

    Both my kids played ice hockey and soccer. The son was heading for burn out until he suffered his final concussion as a junior in high school. The daughter could have played either sport everyday and never reach burn out. She finally quit college hockey when she realized to finish college and graduate with her education degree it would take 6 years+.

    These are probably the 2 sports that travel the most for games here in Wisconsin. There are youth baseball teams that travel but even those parents are amazed how much travel is involved with ice hockey. My daughter spent many a Spring and Summer in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota at hockey camps and tournaments. Both the son and daughter complained in high school that we never went on vacations like some of their other friends families. Told them, that is why we have the pool and the lake in the back yard. You guys travel for your sports and can relax at home in the water. That shut them up.

    But, the gd/son is 8 and played all over the Midwest in 2022 after the Covid restrictions were relaxed. He plays indoor and outdoor soccer all year round. He only missed the month of June playing hockey last year, that was it. Thankfully he is brilliant and is learning at high school level classes, except for PE, art and writing skills.

    I am not complaining but voiced my concern to both parents. He is a well rounded kid who can ride a full size horse like an expert, has ridiculous computer skills and swims like a fish. But, all his friends now are only teammates. He has played flag football, baseball and lacrosse. It just so happens, image that, that he now plays only the 2 sports his mom and dad excelled at. His closest 2 friends are also both 8 and have been moved up in the youth hockey levels where they play against 10-12 year olds. One of the friends is a female who is an outstanding goaltender. They are quite the trio! Thankfully none of the parents are plotting out a sports career. There are a couple families on the hockey team that are working toward that with their player.

    TomO

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  • Larryc
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    Morning Gents,

    Rick thanks for the coffee and the compliment on the details. You're going right to town
    on the house....hope it sells quickly for you. Question though, if you sell the house quickly
    and have to be out by say June where are you going to "hang your hat"; just being nosey.

    Karl hope the weather breaks for you soon on both fronts. Sounds like you have a part time
    job selling on Ebay.....hope the "hot streak" continues.

    Tom you might as well save your breath....parents want their kids so involved in outside
    activities now days.....not sure if it's for the kids or them. Hope you enjoyed your steak;
    but what's a steak? Haven't had one in years and probably won't at $30 a pop.

    Louis too bad the Mass State Troopers got the axe; which begs the question....if all Covid
    restrictions are no more on 4/21/22...how is that even legal. I smell a lawsuit against the State.

    The rest of the Crew hope you're all doing well and are on the mend.

    A cloudy 45 with a high of 50 here in New York. Daughters coming today to go to her storage unit
    to get stuff ready for a move in a week or so. Using a moving company so Dad catches a break...too
    old for that anymore. Probably no bench time today with everything going on.

    Have a great day and be well!!



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  • desertdrover
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    Karl you may be right that it was the cause for cracking. Nothing else makes sense.
    Also, Karl, FYI our neighboring state of Massachusetts fired 11 Mass State Troopers for failing to follow an order to get the Covid Vaccine shots after a Court ruling.

  • desertdrover
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    Good morning Rick, Karl, Tom, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge this morning Rick. Coffee and a chat is the best way to start the day off.

    Thanks guys for your input on my windshield washer pump. I guess now-a-days I was lucky to find the part in stock.
    Karl you may be right that it was the cause for cracking. Nothing else makes sense.
    Also, Karl, FYI our neighboring state of Massachusetts fired 11 Mass State Troopers for failing to follow an order to get the Covid Vaccine shots after a Court ruling.
    51 degrees and going up today here in Rhode Island. Chance of rain as well.

    I didn't get any railroad time for the last few days, but maybe today I'll get some work done.

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

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  • tloc
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    Good morning from Wisconsin. In celebration of my return So. Central Wisconsin should hit 50f degrees today. Cold and very windy when I arrived home yesterday with 35 the high. No travel plans until maybe the 25th and those are not set in stone.

    I hit a couple grocery stores yesterday and thawed out a steak from the freezer. Some fresh veggies along with it and hopefully the 5#’s gained while traveling will start to disappear. I watched the 2 grandkids last night from 5 till 9:30. The parents went out for a long quiet dinner. Today I have the granddaughter on and off. She is going to watch her brother’s indoor soccer game this morning but will not go to the 1pm game outdoors. Then at 4 she may show back up as the little brother has a 4pm ice hockey game. I mentioned to the SIL they are looking at burn out in a couple years. That fell on deaf ears!

    I will look into the train room today.

    Have a great day
    TomO

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  • k9wrangler
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    Another shade of dull this morning in lower MI, 310 and it's lightly snowing, were it rain one might call it mist. Going to stay cold all day. The snow dust/mist to end by later...

    Weather up North continues to be troublesome. The Doll had a call from Bob the builder who reports still snow and water all over, the creeks really full. The deer he's been feeding are so hungry and cunning, they're going right into his barn and eating the alfalfa he has, saves him going out. He reiterated Danny's advise that it's no place up there for -expletive- Trolls! He's itching to get out fishing.

    Spent a bit yesterday photographing and making up a listing for a 12 car set of Walthers DM&IR "Michigan" ore cars and listed them on eBay with a Buy it Now price, time stamp on my listing e-mail was ~8:15pm, the 10:15pm e-mail said it sold to a buyer from Minnesota at 7:45pm, MN is in Central time zone. Looks like it was gone in 30 minutes...the Doll said, must have had the price too low...I did check SOLD history and my price was on the low side of prior sales, but not much. I paid $60 less than sold, so am happy. Off to see the Postal wench this morning. There are 4 small PO within a short drive. Each has only partial day hours, different from the others. Only one hour on Sat and each is wildly different. No wonder the outfit is fubar at times. Actually I have to take the curmudgeon hat off. The eBay stuff I've done since Jan 1 has all been handled in decent time. Fingers crossed and wood knocked to hopefully keep the streak going.

    The Doll is being visited by a daughter and grand daughter today and they're venturing out to GrRapids shopping. I may bet another eBay auction set. I have a 4 car set of B&LE ore cars to get out of my storage.

    TomO, sounds like quite the adventure this week. Enjoy a day or so of chill time.

    Rick, have a Dinky Day. Larry, Philip and all, be well. Hi Lou, and Mike et al.

    K9K

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  • Rick
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    Good morning everyone.

    Coffee, hot water for tea and an assortment of cold sodas are ready for your enjoyment.

    Scattered showers before noon, then scattered showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Tom, I'm sure you're happy to be back home and maybe you can make it to the train room today.

    Karl, is the weather improving up north?

    Ron, McLaren had a good day qualifying yesterday.

    Jerry, spoke to the realtor yesterday and an open house will be scheduled for the 21'st.
    Could have done next weekend but it's Easter.

    Larry, nice work on your details.

    Louis, any bench time lately?

    Got the upstairs bedroom down without a problem.
    Neighbor is coming over this morning to help bring the other bedroom uo from the basement.
    Also got the back porch cleaned up.
    Managed to get a haircut, smoke a cigar and had dinner with friends last night.
    Was hoping to do some outside painting today but I don't think the weather ill co-operate.
    Not a problem since I have some painting to do downstairs.
    Oh yea, back to The Dinky today.
    Will be a short week.
    Vacation week starts on Monday.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  • tloc
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    Good morning. I am in the air somewhere over Ohio. Yesterday could have gone better in NYC. A 2 hour thing lasted for 6 and I missed my plane. I was actually able to hitch a ride into Wisconsin at 1/2 of what yesterdays ride would have cost but for this morning.

    No modeling plans when I land in Wisconsin where the daughter says the grass has an inch of snow on it. Grocery shopping will be the order of the day.

    I am sure I will head into the train room but already have been asked to swim with the grandkids for a couple hours as the daughter and hubby want to head out for a quiet dinner.

    Njoy the day
    TomO

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  • k9wrangler
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    Hi all from the state of De Aja Vu, same ole **** all over again. Yesterday’s chill and rain yielded to a brief sunny spell before sunset and this morning we’ve awakened to another morning of cold and wet

    Lou, I’d imagine that somewhere along the line someone put some washer fluid in your system that didn’t have enough antifreeze. I erroneously bought some once that looked like the same ole blue stuff then saw it was only rated to like 300 or so, not -20/-300 that ‘winter’ stuff is. Prior to that I thought it was all the same. I think the ‘summer’ stuff has more bug cleaning jizz in it. Damn cars, if it ain’t swollen nuts is split whizzes… Junkyard parts? Totally DIY stuff. By the time Herman the Wrench goes over to Quinn’s finds the same make and model car, goes out in the muddy yard and gets the old, who knows if it works, part, pulls it off and brings it back to his shop only to find out that the mfg had a mid year electrical plug change you see why they get on the phone to NAPA or they warehouse for a new one.

    Well, I’ve already had my daily axx chewing….better get off the evil internet…

    Later>KS

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  • elwoodblues
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    Good morning Rick, Louis, Larry, Jerry and the rest of the crew that drops in later.

    Rick, thanks for the coffee.

    Not sure how I am going to do the roof as my options are very limited with what I have on hand (couldn't bring everything with me). I'm thinking my best option at this time is to use tissue to make a tar paper roof.

    Jerry, not sure what is planned for the day, besides work. Will see how I feel tonight.

    Louis, look on the bright side, you be like Jerry who is still waiting for his car part.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Morning everyone

    Thanks for opening and the coffee Rick.
    Sounds like you have the house almost ready for the sale.

    Weather in South Jersey finally sunshine/61 today!
    Big question can it last...

    Karl that is just so funny!!

    Louis you were lucky we are waiting 4 weeks for a Master Cylinder for a HONDA!

    Tom, Larry, Philip, Ron what do you have planned for the day??

    Everyone have a great day!!

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  • Larryc
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    Good Morning,

    Rick thanks for the coffee. I think both our minds went to the same place with Karl's last post.
    I agree about the website so I now have five different modelers folders with their photos which
    are of interest to me.

    Louis I don't think mechanics even think about junk yards for parts anymore....no profit in it.

    The rest of the Crew hope all's well in your world.

    A cloudy 45 with a high of 51 here in New York. Rained the entire day yesterday so hopefully
    it won't for a bit. Have a contractor working on the house Monday thru Wednesday outside so
    I hope he doesn't get rained out. The mini scene is coming right along and hope to have it
    finished today less extra details.

    Hope everyone has a great day. Keep being on the mend and be well!!

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