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  • Wednesday "Watch Out For The Ice" Lounge

    Yes indeed, we have a slick coating of ice on everything this morning, so we don't want any "Slip and Falls" on your way into the lounge this morning. The good news is that we will be heading up into the mid-50's today, so that ice coating will be short lived.

    Breakfast today is Huevos rancheros or some sticky buns for those who prefer. Our coffee is our Ashpit Blend.

    If we get up above 50, I will take a few parts for the Coal Tipple out in the garage to spray with a rattle can. I can then finish up the build.

    Yesterday Bonnie and I took a short ride to another modeler's house who had listed three little locos on a local digital bulletin board for the princely sum of $40. The only had pictures of two of the boxes and the front of a small dockside switcher. When I saw what I got, I was very pleased. You can take a look at this video to see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n53Q8RgYbjs

    Have a great day!
    Bruce

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    Good morning, Bruce. Thank you for opening. It's in the forties here in northern WV with prospects of seventies later. Good day to get out and walk.

    I'll do some jobs around the house, then get back to the layout. I will probably do scenery. I also need to start serious work updating a clinic I'm scheduled to give at the triregional NMRA convention in Indy.

    Have a nice day!

    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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    • #3
      Sunny, turning cloudy later today. Still a bit chilly, tomorrow should be warmer but rainy. I'm a bit behind schedule on painting the B&M cars. I might pick up the pace a bit by trying to prime 4 cars. I like the results I'm getting, but it's taking time to do several light coats. The artist acrylic and airbrush medium doesn't dry anywhere near as quickly as the Badger primer I'm using.

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

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      • #4
        Good morning Bruce, Mike, Dave and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the lounge Bruce and a chat along with the cup of brew.

        Nice find and outstanding price for your new addition of locos. The video shows just how great it was. Vintage and out of the box running at their best. Nice find!

        Today is 34 degrees and sunny here in Rhode Island, should see mid 40's by noon. I need to rake the lawn at some point. The grass is already shooting out of the ground.

        Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.


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

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        • #5
          Not so icy, hardly any, here in Western mid central lower Michigan. Mid 30s going to 60!? Of course it’s short term going to the icebox yet again.

          I’ve a trip to get an Rx and some kitty litter today. We had a short road trip yesterday, hit the Doll’s two antique venues she likes and I stopped at the used train store and main hobby store. $14 at the first and -zero- at the second. Since the last trip over that way was marred by a bad steak I decided we’d try a different meal experience. We went to a place called the Candied Yam and had soul food, fried catfish, cornbread, black eyed peas and collard greens. It was all good. Next time, I’m going to get the candied yams and a serving of the peach cobbler they have on the menu. It’s good for all y’all to expand y’all’s horizons…and waist line, ya head? Maybe fried chicken next time, too.

          Interesting little locos Bruce. Have fun with them.

          Be Well.

          KarlS
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          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
            Yesterday Bonnie and I took a short ride to another modeler's house who had listed three little locos on a local digital bulletin board for the princely sum of $40. The only had pictures of two of the boxes and the front of a small dockside switcher. When I saw what I got, I was very pleased. You can take a look at this video to see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n53Q8RgYbjs

            Have a great day!
            And the answer to "Does he have enough engines?" is no. He's got two more coming. Should be there by the weekend.

            Bernd

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

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            • #7
              The problem with our loco stables is the tendency to get "one of everything" rather than several locos of the same class. I'm certainly guilty of that myself!

              More boxcar painting today. The primer dries quickly, it takes 3 sessions to do the priming. The final coat takes 4 sessions, but that paint takes a lot longer to dry between coats.

              I see that Modelersforum.com is having "technical issues" today :-(

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

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              • #8
                Was on the road all morning up and back in the rain to the house in PA with a load of flooring to deliver.......kept getting colder all the way north and dropped to 30* while unloading. Ice all over the car......

                R&R the rest of the day now, I think. Got stuff to do in the shop, but maybe after a nap or 3.

                Got to call the folks that were coming out tomorrow to work on the siding here; weather is not going to cooperate and I had high hopes of getting that handled. Given that same weather I should probably go out and get more firewood,
                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.

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