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  • Friday Morning Lounge

    Good morning all! Overcast and 34 heading for decreasing clouds and 50 here in SE Illinois. Sorry for my lack of participation here as of late. To make up for it, I've got two pots of coffee ready (YardMaster and SwitchTender blends) plus an extra special breakfast menu where you can pick French Toast with bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy with hash browns or pancakes with your choice of bacon or sausage.

    Not a whole to report here. The new job is going pretty well so far and I'm happy. Still learning what's what and who's who, but I'll get there eventually.

    Hope you all have a great day!
    Ken Pryor
    Oil Belt Traction Company (someday!)

  • #2
    Good morning Ken and the rest of the crew. Glad to hear that the job is going well, Ken.

    It is 30 degrees here in S.E. Michigan under mostly cloudy skies. Yesterday was split between some modeling and time learning to use a video editor that I had already learned over a year ago and then didn't use. So it was lost and had to be re-found. Today will be divided between modeling and cleaning up the modeling area. It seems that someone keeps pulling modeling supplies off the shelves and not putting them back. Click image for larger version

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    Have a great day!



    • #3
      Good morning Bruce and Ken. Thank you for opening Ken. It's good to hear about your job.

      We have a rainy morning in the forties today with snow expected in northern WV. We went out walking yesterday but only got a mile before the rain started. Not sure if there will be a break today.

      Yesterday went fast and no work on the layout was accomplished. I did get some floor painted and will pick that up today. Last night we had dinner at a local brewery; it was open mic night so we listened to some local talent.


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


      • #4
        30 today going to 40, maybe. Snow forecast for sometime in the next half hour but the Sun’s shining after a total day of dreary.

        No plans. No idea. Breakfast first….

        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


        • #5
          A groggy, grey Friday here after the big storms (?) ripped through.......that were much ado about very little as far as I can see here. The lovely song of the mower service at the neighbors (April 1 --- mowing in the mud....) echoes across the neighbor's yard.....some morning I'm going to get up and out with teh chainsaw at 7 am just for the fun of it....if I can find my goalie's mask.

          Did get some demo work done on the big cabinet in the garage; trashed the back that was one with a lb of nails.....and the foot extensions removed - 10 screws and 2 nails each.....just a wee bit of overkill on the fasteners there.

          Some office chores today and a lunch to attend with local guys.....Harrisburg meet/show tomorrow.....hope to get into the shop today - some parts painting and all to do to get stuff set before proceeding onwards on projects.

          More 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.


          • #6
            Good morning Ken, Bruce, Mike, Karl, Martin, and all incoming crew. Thanks for the chat and cup of brew this morning.

            We are at 54 degrees this morning here in Rhode Island, and temps should rise some throughout the afternoon.

            I got my March FOS Scale kit of the month yesterday, so I've got another project to think about getting to.

            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


            • #7
              After my time on the exercise machine, I took a trip down to UNH to drop off my weekly Covid test and read a paper in the library. On the way back I chatted with one of the geology profs. So I was late getting to the train room. But I did some more priming, I have 1 step left on 1 car to finish the priming. And then I'll get back to finish color, which takes at least 3 steps (usually 4, to get best coverage.) So progress is slow and steady. The first couple of cars are ready for decals, I might start that over the weekend.

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


              • #8
                Wow, did we have a snow storm! You just never know….

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                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022