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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers from 28f and clear N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Ashpit blend. The special is a short stack, bacon or sausage patties, and scrambled eggs on the side. Oatmeal pot has a new batch to start the week. Karl's pet ra..err possum finished off last weeks oatmeal. Other beverages at the end of the line.

    Sad news from Waukesha, Wisconsin, prayers for the victims and families.

    Well yesterday, I mudded the drywall work the Amishman didn't, sanded it after it dried, and then painted it, all after Polyurethaning the 10 window interior moulding. It was a long day.

    Saturday, the train show was very sparse. The door opened, and the rush never happened. Weather was yucky enough to help the crowd, but they never showed up. The Lionel dealers were very disappointed. A lot of their stuff went back home with them. I ended up selling some blue box cars, a set of bi-centennial cars, a circus train, and a few code 100 turnouts. I ended up buying 3 Laser-Art kits that a guy was selling $100 kits for $30. They were selling like hotcakes. I might open one up and take a look at it. I did a little horse trading with a few other items. Show was supposed to be 0900-1400. Many of the tables were cleared off and packed by noon. Economy, crowd resistance, who knows?

    Take two and swing to right.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning Jim no breakfast just Decaf. its 40 and dark here in SE Ohio sorry the train show was a bust!!!
    hope to hit the train room today.

    everyone be safe



    • #3
      Morning Jim, Mark, and incoming. Cold, 34, and semi cloudy. Huh? Anyway, some outside work to do and then back to the basement.

      Be save everyone.

      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds


      • #4
        Good morning Jim, Mark, Bernd and all incoming crew. Great breakfast and thanks for opening up the lounge. Best way to start the day with a chat and cup of brew.

        Waukesha, Wisconsin now that is another senseless killing. But, in todays world, they are glorifying it all. The worse you do, the more of a hero you become.

        Amishman are usually very through with meticulous care. What's up with that?

        53 degrees and raining today here in Rhode Island. Not sure what my day will bring yet. Time will tell.

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

        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


        • BurleyJim
          BurleyJim commented
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          This Amishman is over his head. His wife booked him 4 jobs in one day last week. He is going in 5 directions at once, and missing the target most of the time I suspect. He had 'forgot to order my windows after he and his crew had already had the siding off the house.He's been 'showing up' since the first week of June. It looked like a 'crack house' most of the summer, finally got the siding up and the boarded up windows replaced last week. Hope he doesn't use me as a 'reference'.

      • #5
        Good morning all,

        That is terrible Jim. In contrast the Louisville show was jammed packed. The guy next my my display made $500 selling HO junk.

        You all have a great day!



        • #6
          Not sure about the weather. It’s semi cloudy, or is it more like semi sunny? No doubt on it’s COLD at 30 soaring later to 34! Also some outdoor work I could do, but have little enthusiasm for it.

          No big plans ‘cept for digging into a pan of cornbread the Doll just took out of the oven.

          Be well, y’all!

          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI


          • #7
            40 and dreary after some rain last night.......great day for basement office and shop time......

            Too bad about the train show -- last ones I've done were great on sales.....

            Might venture out today (tomorrow...) to run an errand or 3. Got to get some house numbers for my place in PA. I keep getting deliveries (UPS, USPS, etc.) there for other folks despite the address not being close to correct vs. what's on the package. 3-4 years ago I didn't even have an address - insurance company forced that on us. Checked with USPS on mail and the local PO told me they won't deliver there unless I put a box out on the main road. Perfect! I don't want mail there... So this year they drive up a slate lane to unmarked address and drop off packages, So if you wonder why mail is not getting delivered................. I don't understand what UPS is doing either......
            In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.


            • #8
              I was sorry to hear about the passing of Mike Engler's wife yesterday.

              Martin, a sign for your house in PA:
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              Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


              • #9
                Mornin' All!

                29, headed for 32 and breezy under the moth-eaten grey blanket here in the northern mitten today. Just looked at the airport data and the thing put up a large, bold Zero in the temp box. I know it's chilly out there... I can hear it, but that seemed unreasonable. It then finished loading and up came the 29.... Wind chill is 17, though, so I think we've finally had our hard freeze.

                Bad news seems to abound today. Waukesha, Mike's wife passing, vaccinated friend in the UK with a positive Covid quick test, now headed for a more thorough evaluation and so on. Yuck. Dave, that sign is just what Martin needs, except that as soon as he puts it up some fool will probably swipe it.

                On the Other Hand, I was discussing decoder issues with a techie friend yesterday, found the source of the problem in the early-Genesis F-2 model, found the appropriate replacement decoder and at his suggestion checked a guy he knew who sells that sort of thing. Ordered a couple, found a note in the e-mail this morning that they had been shipped. Note time-stamp was about forty-five minutes after I placed the order.... There is Hope!

                Today is Prep day... the plumbers arrive tomorrow morning to replace the indoor water piping from the well and the pressure tank. All day job. Thrill a minute, but I hope this works, as the rusted parts in the 30 year old piping will undoubtedly fail in the middle of February's coming Break-All-Known-Records cold and snow snap....

                Make it a great day, all, and stay safe!

                in Michigan

                edit: Appropriate (?) Seasonal Theme Music is posted in the "Favorite Songs" thread.
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                • #10
                  Good morning, all. Rain ended a couple of hours ago and sun is visible behind the NH Seacoast overcast. The Greenberg show in Wilmington MA over the weekend seemed to be reasonably well attended; I bought one of BCW's Pullman kits at a good price. My ex's turkeys met their fate Sunday morning, but there was a bit of disappointment visible; when we and then she raised Broad Breasted Bronze, the boss tom always weighed more than 30 lb., over 40 lb some years. And even when her gathering was at its largest, a 30 lb. turkey admits no possibility of missing out. This year's breed came through at 15 lb. so not much of my Boston Steamed Brown Bread and cranberry sauce will come home.

                  I spent a while this morning planning Seashore's track work for next year. Now it's time to go airbrush my wife's latest buildings.


                  • #11
                    Good morning. It's in the thirties here in cloudy Portland. We got in several miles walking along the beach yesterday; it was a beautiful day. Today, not so much. It's not supposed to rain so perhaps we will go out for a walk today.

                    Have a nice day!


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


                    • jbvb
                      jbvb commented
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                      The Portland with a beach is the one in Maine?

                  • #12
                    Good morning all. It is 68 degrees and sunny in west Texas.
                    I am winding down from a case of the "Crud" that began Tuesday of last week. No details here. you really don't want to know.

                    I posted a couple of scans to my "out of the helix " build. The scan show my track plan for the upper level and the main level below. For a few who showed interest, the plans in conjunction with my bench work photos, should give a greater overall picture to what is going on. I should have posted these scans when I posted my thread and it would have made a big difference in putting the bench work photos in perspective to a layout plan.

                    Taking it easy today, still a little short of energy. Hope to get back to train room tomorrow.

                    My best to all on board..........John

                    GULF COAST & WESTERN