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  • Good afternoon.

    Hamburgers,fries and ice tea for dinner! All the fixins on the counter! Have at it!

    Caught up for now and payed the ZONKed gas bill. Is $125 real bad for natural gas? Seems higher than last season.....

    Light snow tomorrow...can't wait

    That about all she wrote for me.

    Philip
    Philip

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    • Good morning everyone,

      Seeing as I am the first one here I put the coffee is on.

      Larry, I believe you could get a small Z scale layout in a van.

      Another cold morning here in Southern Ontario, was a lot less ice today so walking with Gracie was a breeze.

      No modeling again last night and I have a Zoom meeting tonight with the Dirty Thirty On30 group (which I am apart of) tonight that I am looking forward too.

      Have a great day everyone.
      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • Rick
        Rick commented
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        Ron, thanks for the coffee.
        I was too busy typing to notice you being in the lounge too.

    • Good morning everyone.

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

      A slight chance of light s@#$ before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41.

      Louis, congrats on finishing the vacuum car.

      Larry, hope the shopping wasn't too bad.

      Jerry, I'm sure you remember I mixed up the date you and Diane were coming over for dinner.

      Mike, hope you got good news from the RE agent.

      Ron, if you've got the van life itch maybe you should scratch it.

      Karl, getting bumped could happen at any time.
      All it takes is one person coming back from an extended leave.
      But the most common time is during rollover which happens in the spring and fall.
      That's when you can bid on any job that someone with less seniority is holding.
      I made it past the rollover madness but then Transit decided to change almost every jobs holiday schedule.

      Tom, I don't have a lot of confidence in our politicians.

      Taking full advantage of my 48 hour pick and taking today off too.
      I was real lazy yesterday but I need to get a few things done today.
      Changing days off has screwed up my meal prep schedule so I have to do more prep today.
      Hopefully get a few more things listed to sell too.

      Have a great day everyone.

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      • Morning everyone

        Ron thanks for opening and the coffee.

        Morning Rick. Come to think of it I do remember.

        Off to see the Dr. today for sure.
        After that grocery shopping with the little lady!

        I need to get my military ID card so I can get all these discounts the stores give you today!!

        Nothing from the modeling bench just scribbling on paper trying to size buildings.

        Karl hope the trip was a safe one.

        Everyone have a wonderful day!!
        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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        • Morning!

          Have a good one!
          Philip

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          • Good morning folks,

            Rick, thanks for coffee. Hope you enjoy your day off.

            Rainy and cold in Georgia, so I have the fireplace going and my Daughter's dog, Berty, beside me. I've been watching 3D CAD tutorials since 5:30 AM. I am learning a bunch and need to practice. I think I will buy an inexpensive laser next year to cut detail parts and structures. We'll see.

            Other than a run to the class 6 store, I don't have anything substantial planned.

            Have fun and stay safe,
            mike

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            • Good morning guys and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the lounge for our daily chat and cup of brew. No better way to start the day.

              35 degrees and cloudy here in Rhode Island toady. Not sure what my day will bring. Maybe I'll clean-up around the train room, and work bench.

              Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the RR-Line Forum.


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

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              • Good Wednesday morning modelers and readers from around the world. I just finished breakfast and took the 2nd installment of the pills for the morning. After dinner tonight is the next and last round of pills. Probably the only thing in my life that is consistent except for having Saint Terry around. A good amount of sunshine today per the talking weather person on the TV Terry is watching. She is watching GMA on ABC as she records it to miss the commercials and the entertainment crap they call news. 23f degrees heading to a balmy 28 Burt will feel like 32 or in other words , good walking weather.

                We both woke around 8:30am which is rare for Terry and used to be close to normal (8am) for me. Purging the Christmas items while setting up for the holidays yesterday was interesting but must have been taxing on both of us. I am in the middle of a sleep crisis. Since we have been home 8-9 days my night sleep time has not been longer then 4 hours and I have had no naps. 3 nights with zero sleep.

                Today, 4 bins of Xmas stuff for the house is heading to St. Vincent dePauls. Then at 2:15pm, I get to visit the doctor to ready for surgery, they are calling this a consult. Not sure of the name of this surgery, I will be given the name at the consult of the surgery but this is the surgery that one of my brother in laws had in 3/2020 at the start of the pandemic. It almost killed him through what turned out to be by peer review a mistake by the doctor.

                A visit to the train room is in order this morning. I had enough pulp sticks to create only 3 removable loads for the pulpwood cars. I harvested some pine and baked the branches. Today is cutting them into 100” HO sized pulp sticks.
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                Yes, I can still multi-task just not as well at 69 then when I was 59 and younger.

                Terry is the grinch as these 3 guys are heading out to St. Vinnies today after being with us for she thinks 40+ years.

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                be safe have a wonderful day and not matter the color of you pills have fun
                TomO

                TomO

                IT’s OK not to be OK

                visit my Facebook page at Wisconsin River Valley and
                Terminal Railroad in HO scale

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                • Bright haze and 27 here going on noon in the southern part of Michigan, the trip is in pause as weather enroute has been less than my self imposed limits on driving. Temps in single digits at Northern Command and forecast snow. No idea when we'll actually go. The Doll is at the lowest I've seen her regarding this month's activities with some familial friction a constant element.

                  Been slowly working on cleaning in the hobby/computer center the last few days, lots of distractions. Such a mess I'm having trouble getting anything done.

                  TomO, hopefully planned surgery, hadn't heard about it before, isn't major. You need to beat the hell out of the uprights on your log cars, swap a few around to mis-match, looking good. Making up loads for pulpwood cars in tedious. My RR has the older v floor southern style cars. Atlas' loads are in need of lots of work, Athearn's decent IF you can find any.

                  Rick, we used to have the schedule pick thing yearly, I believe, and I had healthy amounts of seniority my last dozen years and always enough that I managed to stay on nights probably 22 of my 25 yrs and a couple months. Usually enjoyed the work part and being on nights lessened exposure to the idiot commanders and second guessers. Usually by the time some gripe got back to me it was minimal or I'd figured out a good line of bs to counter it.

                  Gotta run, everyone have a fine day.

                  KarlS
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                  • Good Afternoon,

                    A chilly 34 for the high today; although It's supposed to warm back up later this week. Most of
                    the Christmas preparation is finished. Putting up the tree tomorrow and then just help the Mrs.
                    make some cookies which is the part I like.

                    Hope your all having a great day. Be safe, keep warm, and stay healthy.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Hi folks, first chance I've had since our move to sunny Florida. Move was NOT a pleasant thing and movers are thieves.
                      Still trying to get the kit business back running.
                      Nice to see some of the old faces still here.
                      Dave Mason
                      On30Kits.com

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                        Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
                        Bright haze and 27 here going on noon in the southern part of Michigan, the trip is in pause as weather enroute has been less than my self imposed limits on driving. Temps in single digits at Northern Command and forecast snow. No idea when we'll actually go. The Doll is at the lowest I've seen her regarding this month's activities with some familial friction a constant element.



                        TomO, hopefully planned surgery, hadn't heard about it before, isn't major. You need to beat the hell out of the uprights on your log cars, swap a few around to mis-match, looking good. Making up loads for pulpwood cars in tedious. My RR has the older v floor southern style cars. Atlas' loads are in need of lots of work, Athearn's decent IF you can find any.



                        KarlS
                        Thanks Karl, back from the “consult”. The surgery will occur in January and involves the neck but I need to look up for translation of what Terry and I think we heard. Then I will let the Crew know. Turns out it is nowhere near the same type as the brother in law had. When Terry told the doctor what her brother had, down came a chart and a explanation that they are not the same procedure. I am not dying, that I understood for sure!

                        Familial friction. What a mess. I can confidently say my side of the family is a tight group. My wife’s family, well I wrote about the inheritance messes over the past few years. They do seem better the past 8 months but Terry still is leary of them and should be.

                        Pulp cars. I tried a few years ago and ended up destroying a pulp car using a extended Bic lighter for candles. I do now have a great heat gun and really know how quick it can destroy an object because of the heating. I will post the experiment after it occurs. I do know the majority of the pulpwood cars images I find online have the straight posts and while heavily rusted not to many bent out of shape. Of course I will pull up some pictures tonight and probably find 90% banged up.

                        TomO

                        Here are a few of the online images of the pulp cars I used as reference when I did the weathering

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                        TomO

                        IT’s OK not to be OK

                        visit my Facebook page at Wisconsin River Valley and
                        Terminal Railroad in HO scale

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                        • Karl, I created a thread for the experiment in mangling the side frames. Pulpwood car experiment

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                          TomO

                          IT’s OK not to be OK

                          visit my Facebook page at Wisconsin River Valley and
                          Terminal Railroad in HO scale

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                          • k9wrangler
                            k9wrangler commented
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                            Well done, and brave, as well. I guess I'm pretty bold on suggesting someone else go fussing around heating or bending their stuff. All that said you have a nice fleet of the log cars, much more than I do.

                        • Good morning everyone.

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

                          Increasing clouds, with a high near 41.

                          Tom, you're doing a good job of weathering those cars.
                          All the best in regards to the surgery.

                          Dave, welcome back and hope the rest of the move goes better.

                          Larry, have fun with the tree and cookies.

                          Karl, for me staying on days is way easier and avoids most of the problem passengers.

                          Louis and Philip, good morning.

                          Mike, what's a class 6 store?

                          Jerry, hope you got good news from the doctor.

                          Ron, how are you?

                          Back to work for a very short work week.

                          Have a great day everyone.

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                          • k9wrangler
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                            Understand your reasoning on days, Rick, as a crazy cop like I was at one time, those problem passengers and their ilk were reason to be out at that time. This day and age of hate and hysteria and a cell phone in everyone's hand, there is absolutely zero chance that I'd do that job. You can't be effective with that self doubt that must constantly be forefront in every officer's mind. You'll get yourself and or others hurt.

                        • Howdy folks,

                          Rick, thanks for coffee. A Class 6 store is where you buy alcoholic beverages. It's a military term. All logistics items are organized into classes or groups. Class 6 happens to be booze.

                          Cold and wet again today with a high of 51F. It may clear a little later. I'm warm with the fireplace going and Sweetie on my lap.

                          Tom, the pulpwood cars look realistic. Good luck with the surgery.

                          Dave, good to see you around. Good luck with the kit business.

                          Jerry, hope the doctor news is good.

                          How is it going for the rest of the crew?

                          Have fun and stay safe,
                          mike

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