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    Good morning all, from 34f -> 54f and rain in N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Movethemout blend in the 'to go' cups. The crew van is warmed up and ready to go. Karl may have headed to the Northern Command, as his truck is not in the parking lot. I'll drive the van this morning, all aboard! Next stop The Greek's, for brunch.

    My walnut stain experiment is going quite well. The first batch came out with a pleasant medium tone. I started another batch last evening, and will process it about twice as long, and see how much darker I can get it. Storage will become an issue. The commercial stain is oil based, and the homebrew hooch is water based. Oil based will sit in a can for years, whereas the water based will need to be refrigerated. I guess I'll need to remove moisture by steam evaporation to get it down to manageable sizes. Black walnut cake anyone?

    Getting ready to schedule myself for working next weekend's train show in Lima, Ohio. Our club has taken over the show from the Lima club which has basically disappeared over the past few years. We've put together the show, and have sold out 210 tables. It'll be a one day (Saturday) show, but we'll set up the venue on Friday. It's at the Lima County fairgrounds, if you are in the area. Free parking!

    Time to go tend 'the still'.

    See you at The Greek's. Have a Super day!


    Last edited by BurleyJim; 12-05-2021, 08:07 AM.
    Take the red pill

  • #2
    I got up and went back to bed......and I may repeat that shortly. Just not feeling it today.

    Maybe time in the shop will revive me, but this may be the beginning of one of my periodic just don't care phases....we'll see.

    If you've got access to a freeze drier (lyophilizer), Jim, I'd use that on your stain and them you could reconstitute it from powder.

    Light bulb died in my desk lamp, too. It's turning into a confrontation with entropy today.......sigh.

    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.


    • BurleyJim
      BurleyJim commented
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      It's ALIVE! It's ALIVE! ALIVE,I tell you! - Young Frankenstein.

    • mwbpequod
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      Until, from the midst of this darkness, a sudden light broke in upon me -- a light so brilliant and
      wondrous, and yet so simple!
      Change the poles from plus to minus and from minus to plus!
      I alone succeeded in discovering the cause of generation of life.
      Nay, even more -- I, myself became capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.

      And after that's time to go back to sleep

  • #3
    Good morning, Jim and crew. Your stain experiments sound interesting, Jim. We need to see some pictures of how it looks.

    We are going to Williamsburg this afternoon. I'm going to a train show, Pat to the outlets. They also have a Christmas market in the restored area that we plan to visit.

    Have a good day.
    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.


    • #4
      Ninety shades of grey and rapidly increasing % numbers in the Blech from the sky chances as this day progresses. Even worse northward.

      I'll miss the Greek's today, Jim, truck is in the shop building to keep the gun safe I bought to take N out of the weather. IF the stuff predicted happens, it will stay there and we'll take the Doll's 4runner with the new $now $hoes$ and run the safe up another time. It's heavier than blazes and I am not sure of man handling it in inclement conditions. Plans are to travel tomorrow, but....not even the Shadow has a clue.

      Entropy, word for today, so well placed in the plane of wondering just where..... plenty of Rat's a$$e$ to give away....

      Everyone have a fine day (Sunday)

      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI


      • #5
        Good morning guys and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the lounge today. Nothing better than a daily chat and cup of brew.

        It is 38 degrees and sunny here in Rhode Island today. We've got a Christmas party to attend today so I guess all modeling bench time is out of the question.

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

        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


        • #6
          Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is 33 degrees and cloudy here in S.E. Michigan. Some light snow changing to rain is in the forecast today.

          The tree is up with just the lights on. Our granddaughter is coming over later to help put the ornaments on.

          This coming week will be dominated by Christmas shopping.

          Have a great day!


          • #7
            Mornin' All!

            Very grey, 28, headed for 32, wind out of the southeast at 7 with WGFA arriving in quantity (basically straight down), and with an "I'm gonna stay" sort of attitude, here in the northern mitten. It's sticking to the roads, the car, the roofs, and pretty much everywhere else. WWs are predicting 3-5 inches of Season's Greetings, so all y'all headin' out should be real careful out there!

            As for me, the laundry is working and I hear the railroad calling me....

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

            in Michigan

            <edit>: Well, I ventured out just before six this evening, carrying the yardstick, and tested in several places. 7.5 inches, and perhaps 7.75... the light wasn't wonderful. Mother Nature has presented the white gifts, in quantity.
            Last edited by Orionvp17; 12-05-2021, 07:37 PM.


            • #8
              Morning crew. Cool 32 here today.

              Going to spend the day in the shop figuring out how to make those engine house windows.

              Have a great day.

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


              • #9
                I spent the whole day yesterday working on my SketchUp model, including a quick "help me, I'm stuck!" call to Ed Traxler. Some of my problems were SketchUp bugs, including at the very end when all-of-a-sudden the entire model -just disappeared-. I fiddled with all the various display options, and finally it came back. I re-applied that last step, and it disappeared again. So I copied the contents of the model and pasted it into a new SketchUp project. Then I did the last thing, saved, and went to bed!

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


                • #10
                  Good morning. It's 39F with partial clouds--no rain--on the Olympic Peninsula.

                  Despite the periods of rain yesterday we managed a couple of walks in the Port Townsend parks, including walking around the lighthouse. That was followed by a stop at a beer garden (they turned the outdoor heaters on for us) and a fine meal in a Victorian-era hotel.

                  Today: more nature and drive back to Portland.

                  Have a wonderful day, everyone!


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


                  • #11
                    Good morning, all. The sun is pale over the NH seacoast but it's well above freezing. I'll be going back to the HUB Marlboro show after lunch to help with takedown. Boy was there a lot of stuff at our Donations Table! Even arriving at 3PM I came away with two tank car kits and an ancient Concord Jct. resin kit: a B&M 4-door converted troop sleeper baggage car I've been wanting to model for decades. I also found the MEC E-7 I was looking for at the North Shore club's table. More than I'd planned on spending for it, but it has Soundtraxx installed.


                    • Orionvp17
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                      Sounds like a Good Day, James! Congratulations!

                      in Michigan

                  • #12
                    By request, here are the photos of the DIY walnut stain experiment.

                    First picture is piece of 1i/2" pine quarter round unstained. (except for where I grabbed it.

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                    Picture #2 is the two shades of stain. The right side is stained with the brew after the first boil, yesterday. The left side is with the second brew done today. The best part is that there is no "Flash-OFF" time. I could shoot clearcoat or polyurethane over it, in a minute.

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                    Posting pictures is 'still just a bit hokey'.
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                    Take the red pill


                    • George_D
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                      Very nice, Jim.

                  • #13
                    Looking good, Jim! Be proud!!

                    in Michigan


                    • #14
                      Just in case you were wondering.......

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                      GULF COAST & WESTERN


                      • #15
                        That might stain your reputation, Jim.

                        BTW we put a 24hr hold on our trip. Snow and up to 60mph gusts along the way blew all my bread crumbs away! Enroute entropy…
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                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI