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    Good morning RR-L Crew. Long time since I opened the lounge so we'll have a FULL BREAKFAST today. Scramble eggs and bacon with grill ham also available. Hot pancakes make my favorite way with walnut pieces and dried cranberries. Orange juice and HOT Coffee to your liking. Blueberry muffins as well. Eat up crew as it cold and raining outside here in Central Indiana. Have a FUN Day in the Train Yard.


    EXTRA POINTS: I know there are a few out there who love doing complicated track layouts so I'd like to see if "anyone" can duplicate this layout:
    Last edited by Rusty Stumps; 03-22-2022, 07:48 AM.

  • #2
    Walt- Great to see you back. Regarding the proposed layout in the video, I think Walthers is out of everything seen in the picture and I don't think I can afford the amount of plywood it would take to replicate it. Rainy day (train day) here in North Central Wisconsin.
    Mark B.


    • #3
      Hi Walt, thanks for the breakfast. That'll fuel the day! Sunny and seasonal here in SE NH.

      Work continues on the last 2 B&M boxcars.

      And Mark, if I could lay all that track, I'd die on the catenary wiring :-)

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


      • Rusty Stumps
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        It's coming your way Dave, get ready for it as it's a big one. [grin]

    • #4
      Good morning Walt and the rest of the crew. It is 35 degrees here in S.E. Michigan and we are expecting a high temp of 43 with rain moving in this afternoon.

      Duplicating that track plan would take up all my available space, Walt.

      I didn't get much modeling time yesterday, but I hope to rectify that today.

      Enjoy your day!


      • #5
        Bright sunny day here in No. VA. Got to run out and look at flooring with SWMBO'd, and then talk to the loan officer about affording it...luckily it's not on me to put it down but merely transporting it 150 miles north to my Amish carpenter.

        Think my big broom plants out front that took a beating from the snow might not make it; some of my rosemary plants are looking sad as well , and the rhodos look a bit stressed. This up/down weather is hard on the gardens.

        No interest in trackwork, complicated or otherwise - done doing that sort of stuff probably forever; maybe build a bit of a siding for a diorama if inspiration strikes....but I'll probably dodge that as well. Just building more models and then moving on to the next project to build seems my future.....

        That all, and looking for another cup of coffee......

        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.


        • Rusty Stumps
          Rusty Stumps commented
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          We have Daffodils blooming already with Lilly's about to open as well.

        • deemery
          deemery commented
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          Our crocuses are late this year, I've seen pictures of other NH crocuses.

          What's worse to me is we lost almost all of our hellibores last fall. They aren't cheap to begin with, and that includes plants from 2 different sources planted both last year and the year before. :-( :-(

      • #6
        Good morning! Thanks for opening, Walt and nice seeing you posting.

        It's 48F, expecting rain and 60F. The weather app says it's sunny but I can look out and see complete cloud cover.

        We worked on backdrops at the club yesterday. A couple more sessions and they will be ready to paint. Meanwhile we are getting cork, track and turnouts. It will start looking like a model railroad before long.

        On my own railroad I need to get the scenery supplies out and wrap up that project. Started a small side project for a projected clinic and hope to pick that up today.

        Have a great day!


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


        • #7
          Good morning from wet So. Central Wisconsin. Good to see Walt and MarkB. posting. Excellent breakfast Walt but my yogurt and granola will have to make do this morning.

          I have a lunch date at Subway with the 8 yr. old grandson that he is paying for. He still has gift certificates from Xmas. Seems he still loves the ham subs from there. The school district is off for Spring break so that’s why he also joined me for my 30 minutes of laps on the pool this morning. He can keep up with me, yes I have slowed down! The last 2 days I had the glass walls open, not today nor the next couple of days.

          Pulp cars, 10 of them are the current weathering project. I was able to weather the trucks, wheels and get the base coat on the underneath portion of the cars. The layout, it’s still there! I have about 24’ of the track renovation project to do. I did contour the drywall I am using for the last of the roadbed. I doubt I will complete the track placement before we take off Friday. The son in law did ask if he and the g/son can finish laying the track while Terry and I are traipsing around the USA. Said yep but he has to join the feeders to the buss also, says no problem.

          Enjoy your day

          the weathering project
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          • #8
            Morning Walt and crew. Wow what a breakfast line up. There goes the belt line and I don't mean railroad belt line either.

            So I guess I should expect that lousy weather you guys are having out west here about late this afternoon or early evening.

            Just got back from Lowe's. Now I'm $80 lighter for 2 1/2"X6"X72" white cedar board, on 5/4" X 4 X" 72" pine board and three cans of spray paint for my engine house.

            Haven't figured what's on the agenda for today yet.

            Have a great day everybody.

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


            • #9
              Yesterday’s 65 and sun is Now 41 and windy blah with a dose of precipitation by noon.

              Up at the bunker in the cedar swamp along the lake….

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              We’re sure missing fresh fish. The “fish” they had at the store here yesterday was horrible looking. Danny’s dad Bob, our fish chef, would unleash an F bomb tirade if you showed up with anything like that at his place…..of course one’s mear presence puts one at risk for that (Danny is part Native American and allowed to net fish) Some fresh fried blue gill’s from Gulliver Lake and some of his hand cut French fries would sure make a great meal right now.

              Bench time today. Part of my recent, sort of, clean up has relocated my many sheets of decals….someplace.

              Time to get moving. Have a fine day all.

              Be well….
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              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

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              • #10
                And a Good Afternoon to All!

                More grey, 43 and advertising drippy and even WGFA for the evening and into the morning tomorrow here in the northern mitten. Karl can keep all of his festivities up in Da Yoop. We have a Gale warning posted for tomorrow, and that's plenty, thank you.

                Good to see Walt up and about, and hope we continue to do that for quite some time. Anyone heard from Burley Jim lately? Best wishes to all....

                With that, a quick, late look around, and then off to the bench. I have a Doodlebug demanding attention.

                Make it a great day, All, be positive, test negative and stay safe!

                in Michigan


                • #11
                  Good evening all. Checking late today in the lounge. Nasty rainy day outside and supposed to be that again tomorrow and the next day I believe.

                  Started my new job yesterday and think I'm really going to be happy there. I still have a lot to learn about the place, but it's fun and seems pretty stress free for the most part so far. Hopefully that continues.

                  Nothing else to report. Hope you've all had a great day!
                  Ken Pryor
                  Oil Belt Traction Company (someday!)