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    Good morning Crew, readers, and lurkers from snow covered N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Ashpit blend. The special is a Black peppered thick bacon, Feta cheese and egg omelet. Last one out of the lounge yesterday left the oatmeal pot on, and it looks like a new pot is going to get ordered today. The oatmeal has hardened into a brick. There is a box of cornflakes in the cupboard of unknown age. Other beverages at the end of the line.

    Many of the stores are opened with 'Black Friday' specials. Good day to stay home and watch the snow melt. With last piece of 1:1 interior trim installed, time to get into some serious hobby time.

    Have a Super day, watch out for rude shoppers bumping into your backside. Better yet, avoid it.

    Jim

    Take the red pill

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    Good morning from grey rainy western Rhode Island. Not going to get to the leaves today but maybe I'll actually sit down and finish my HOn3 water tank. Daughter told me I'm going to be a grandfather in June so maybe I'll have someone to drag to train shows in the near future.....
    Rick

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    • BurleyJim
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      Very nice, congratulations!

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    37* on the North Coast with coating of ice overnight. Gotta work if I want to get paid for the holiday.

    Either someone is spinning their tires. Or there's a wierd wind out there.

    Drive safe if you have to.

    Dave
    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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    • #4
      Not much different south of you Dave. Haven't figured out what to do yet. Need a second cup of coffee maybe then I can decide what to do.

      Have save and great day everybody

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

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      • #5
        Good morning, all. Seacoast NH is gray though I could see a bright spot where the sun was when I let out the chickens. I'm off to Seashore after some hardware store shopping, where I will act like a volunteer electrician except that I'll show up. A donor paid to run power to a barn last year, but the breaker box still has only wires going into it, none coming out. My work will get inspected...
        James

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        • #6
          Good morning Jim, Rick, Dave, Bernd, James, and all in coming crew. Thanks for opening for our daily cup of brew and a chat to start the day off.
          Its raining, with cloud cover, but 44 degrees today in Rhode Island. So that is better than the 39-40 degree weather we had.
          Yesterday was a very good easy and relaxing day for the wife and I, and I hope you all had the same experience.
          I've got some more work on the vacuum car project, so I guess today is a good inside day for that.
          Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the Forum.


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #7
            good morning Jim and crew its 34 and drop of white falling from above!!! here in SE Ohio looks like I' ll head to the train room and stare at the layout.


            Mark

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            • #8
              Didn’t see it, but there was a rumor of sunlight briefly this morning but it’s another half-dozen shades of grey again. Yesterdays late morning 44 and rain morphed into 33 and snow on our way home from dinner, just after sunset, now 23 and icy on the back deck.

              No shopping trips here today, never have done the Black Friday thing. We did notice the gas prices were down a dime in some places yesterday.

              The Doll,is going to the antique shop a bit this morning and I’ll stick,close to,home. Clean up the excess punctuation, sometime.

              Everyone have a good day.

              BE WELL

              KARLs

              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

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              • #9
                Mornin' All!

                28, feels like 19, and headed all the way to 31 under the grey blanket here in the northern mitten today. A dusting of white gifts here and there lend an icy feeling to the roads, and indeed somebody did manage to roll over on the other side of the peninsula a couple of miles north of here last night. No word on injuries, alcohol or anything else, so I suppose that's good. Ol' Man Wintah is announcing his arrival, though.

                [I really miss that large stash of emoticons from the old forums!! Insert "cold" here!]

                Was able to get the two locomotives back to operable condition yesterday, and made enough progress on the paper mill trackage to be able to wonder if I'm doing it right, so we'll have to apply some power and see. But first, the ritual trip to the kitchen supply place to replace the fancy faucet on one of the kitchen sinks, which is suffering from an accumulation of internal rust pellets left over from Tuesday's plumbing festivities. Yuck!

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

                Pete
                in Michigan

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                • #10
                  Good morning, crew. It’s in the high forties and cloudy here on the left coast.

                  We had a nice thanksgiving yesterday with lots of good food and conversation.

                  Not much planned for today. We should get out and burn some calories if the weather cooperates.

                  Have a wonderful 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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                  • #11
                    Good morning, everyone.

                    Chilly and windy here in the Oil City today.

                    My big plans for the day include extending subroadbed, roadbed and track farther towards Riverton on the CNW, and the same further into the Wind River Canyon on the Burlington. But the biggest plan of the day (subject to my wife's veto) is to avoid stores!

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                    • #12
                      I was always happy to wire outside of the box, and let an electrician check my work and do the final connections inside the box. As James noted, a patch of sunshine in SE NH, that turned into drizzle by the time I got the dogs outside for afternoon walkies. In between, I went to the supermarket for some essentials, and then worked on my SketchUp Roman Architecture project. The good news is I got the roof framing done! (It's a hip roof, if that's not clear from the photo.)
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                      Then I made some more progress on the main structure (although as usual, some things that I thought were OK turned into 'missing segments' or 'not a face'. SketchUp tries really hard to guess what you're trying to connect to, and usually -gets it wrong-.)

                      I reached frustration saturation just in time to dig out the leftovers for dinner tonight.

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

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