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  • Sun here this morning. Going to 70s later, should be a nice weather day.

    Rick, what’s the monster lens, quite the handful. Can’t wait to see some shots.

    Trimmed trees here yesterday. Aches consistent thru the night. Ran out for some groceries, bought steaks and grilled the, last eve. Decent, not magnificent to go with the $25 cost.

    Not sure of the day’s plans.

    Everyone be well, stay safe.

    KS
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

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  • Good morning Rick, Karl, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Rick. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

    Rick with that lens you can take a picture of me from where you are at.

    70 and sunny here in Rhode Island at the moment. We are going to see rain again by noon I guess from what I'm hearing.

    The new Critter project in the logging and mining section is going along quite well now for those interested. Thanks all for your comments on that.

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. 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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    • Morning Gents,

      Rick thanks for the coffee. That is quite the lens there, hopefully it's lighter than it looks.
      If you're going to be living "on 4 wheels" I was surprised you didn't for for a Mac Book instead.

      Karl the first question that comes to mind is: what's a steak? Mine is usually a ground up kind.
      Although if the likes of Bill Gates has his way we'll all be eating "synthetic meat" before long.
      Tofu anyone?

      Louis your new fire critter is looking really good.

      Jerry, Dave,Philip, Roland, Tom, and Ron how's things?

      A sunny 60 with a high of 77 here in New York; probably rain later. Had a nice time at our Daughters yesterday.
      Nice day to travel. Saw he new apartment which is about 900 sq.ft.....just right for one person. Ate dinner at a real diner
      and the food was great. Today's going to be a rest day and maybe I'll go fix my extension ladder before it rains.

      Have a great day and stay healthy.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • Good morning Rick, Karl, Louis and those arriving later!

        59° and sunny in the Good land and headed for 69.


        Thanks for opening Rick,
        Nice camera, at first glance I thought they tossed in a Thermos with you purchase.
        Should get some nice F in photos with that baby!

        Karl, with the price of beef lately. they should have a Pit master follow you home and prepare it too.

        Louis the fire train is progressing nicely.

        Hi Larry....Tofu made a funny noise the one time I tried it.
        something like HACK! PATOOIE!!!



        Guessers are calling for rain tomorrow and then.....heat!
        2 or 3 days in the 90's.
        I might need to run out to the big lake and troll for some Trout or Salmon!

        For now more bench time and some fussing around the yard later.


        Enjoy the day everyone,
        Cheers!
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        Dave

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        • Morning everyone

          Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

          Nice looking camera and lens.
          I guess you'll train to become more professional with that setup!

          Rain like hell here. No beach.

          Maybe some time with truck then when I'm done I'll get Rick to take pictures of it with the setup!!

          Hope you guys get to do what you want today.

          Everyone have a wonderful day!!
          Jerry



          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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          • Good morning folks,

            Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like you are retiring tomorrow. Nice photo gear.

            It's a bright sunny day in the Piedmont with forecast of 93F. Summer is definitely here.

            Still unpacking with hopes of having the train room sorted this week. HAd a bad allergic reaction to antibiotic and am covered in a rash that itches. When will normal return?

            Have fun,
            mike

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            • It’s hell to be getting older and being sick. Forgot to hit Post reply yesterday.

              Nice camera Rick. Should be great for your new upcoming adventures

              Yep, still under the weather but since I had my monthly allotment of 8 free Covid test kits I started using them. I am negative for the last 3 days of testing. I waited to test so Terry wouldn’t need to lie about being near anyone with Covid when she landed Friday on Maui. Thankfully it wasn’t necessary and boy was she ticked when I told her why I refused to test before she left. She would have stayed home. But, I am still miserable even after receiving the Indian version of Chicken soup from who now seems to be my baby sitter. My wife’s good friend and my doctor. Her hubby is a nice guy 15-20 years older then her and maybe 5-10 then me. Very old school British Indian. Chauffeurs her everywhere she says since he retired before Covid. They are somewhat fighting as he wants to return home to India and she won’t go. He is very interested in my trains and especially the DCC. He has some stories about riding the roofs of Indian passenger trains in the 50’s and 60’s before he came to the States. He is a EE by trade but became a Chicago commodities broker by need he says. Based on the house and property he and she have done very well.

              Got a new but 2 year old drone from the son yesterday. He sent it 10 days ago UPS from Texas. Received the battery pack 7 days ago via USPS because UPS refused to ship it. Son thinks it’s time to use mainly the USPS, cheaper too. If I feel better I will test it this afternoon. It will half the daily flight time around the fence line plus no stops for a battery change. It’s a DJI Mavic 3 Cine. He loved using it but upgraded so sent it to me!

              TomO
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              • Good evening everyone,

                The virtual convention yesterday went well, but now that it is over, I'm an ex-convention chairman now. Maybe I can get back to modeling.

                Rick, Nice camera, but seeing as you are going to be a travelling man, shouldn't you have gotten a Macbook Pro?

                Have a great evening everyone and see you in the morning.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                  Applause for the chairman he made it!!

              • Good morning everyone.

                Coffee, hot water for tea and a selection of chilled soft drinks are ready to enjoy.

                A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

                Ron, congratulations on finishing the convention.
                I did look at the MacBook pro but it doesn't have the computing power out of the box of the Studio.
                To upgrade the MacBook I'd be spending more and have a much smaller screen.
                The studio is small enough that storing it in the van won't be a problem and I can carry in a backpack if I need to.
                I wanted a larger screen to make photo processing easier to see and it will also have to function as my TV.
                During the day the screen will fit under the mattress easily and out of the way.

                Tom, have fun with the drone and I like the meme.

                Mike I hope normal for you is very soon.

                Jerry, anything to take a picture of?

                Dave, I guess it does kind of look lick a thermos.

                Larry, relax days are great.
                The lens is just under 4 1/2 lbs and I can hand hold it when using it.
                I will probably use a tripod for it most of the time.

                Louis, nice job on the critter.

                Karl, I've taken over 100 pictures so far and can't wait for the computer to get here tomorrow so I can see them.

                Back to work but this will truly be only a one day work week.

                Have a great day everyone.

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                • Good morning folks,

                  Rick, thanks for coffee. July is rushing at you.

                  It is hot here at 94F but that's cool compared to 103F in Texas. Car service today and unpacking.

                  Have fun,
                  mike

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                  • Lots of positivity in the air, good day to be… sunny turning to possibly severe storms here this afternoon then 2 days of super hot to grumble about. Then a nice weekend.

                    Was going to an ops session today but decided to stay home, if the weather does get bad, better to be here. Besides since Brandon’s gas is beyond reality… do have Rx’s to pickup so,e time.

                    Like to go N but the Doll has commitments off and on all week. Next Monday? We’ll see.

                    Be well all.

                    KS
                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

                    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                    • Good morning Rick, Mike, Karl and the rest of the crew that drops on later.

                      Rick, thanks for the coffee and I see you thought the computer process well.

                      Supposed to hit 93F today with 98% humidity, going to be a muggy day. No modeling yesterday as I took the day to unwind from the convention. Will see what happens tonight, but now that the convention is over I will have the energy to get back to the workbench.

                      Have a great day everyone.
                      Ron Newby

                      General Manager

                      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                      http://cvry.ca

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                      • Good morning Rick, Mike, Karl, Ron, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Rick. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

                        70 and cloudy here in Rhode Island at the moment. We had some loud thunder last night, and rain. Suppose to be in the 80's today. We'll see.

                        The new Critter project in the logging and mining section is still ongoing for those interested. Thanks again all for your comments on that.

                        Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. 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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                        • Hi all. Feeling better, no chills this morning and the body ache has lessened.

                          Waiting for the severe weather (T-storms) this afternoon. Tomorrow is when we get the Heat Advisory warning where the heat index hits 100- 115. Fun! I have not been on the decks since last week early Thursday. Usually it’s a daily thing!

                          The drone flies great. I explained on another forum that the drone for us is a tool. We use it to check the fence lines that keep the horses in check. Even though we have sold 300+ acres the last couple of years we still are around 900. It’s a varied property and the horses have access to almost all of it. So the fences need checking daily and not just the boundary fencing. It is also a security tool we use to watch the trespassers that I have mentioned here before. More in the Fall (hunters both duck and deer) then Summer (mainly hikers). Anyway, We drive out to roughly the central of the property and fly the drone.

                          The grandson is coming over in about 45 minutes. He is learning the game of golf and I have pretty much reached my limit in what I can teach him. His dad and I have talked about this. I think he is too young to focus on one sport but I prefer him playing golf then soccer or hockey. My son suffered too many hockey concussions and had to quit his Senior year in High School. The daughter played into college but had a couple soccer concussions. He has a great golf swing which I have helped with. I had some good professional teachers as a kid who helped me with my game and it can be a life time great game to play.

                          TomO
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                            RE: Sports, better to avoid late life vertigo and related mental fog then be a 2-3 Big Man On Campus. Besides golf can be a life long enjoyment, business tool and challenge to those so inclined. My brother was an excellent golfer in his yout and it is still a challenging passion for him at nearly 70. Me? I hate golf but appreciate what it means to many.

                        • Morning everyone

                          Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.
                          No nothing to take a picture of...

                          Sounds like you have it all figured out where things go in the van.
                          Looking forward to those pictures you took.

                          P. sunny here in South Jersey later 85.
                          Not sure if this is a beach day will see.

                          Besides working or taking the truck apart thank God for acetone.
                          The way he directions go is not the way to put it together.
                          The wheels don't fit under the fenders so the axle has to be moved forward.

                          I'm also going to start building the machines for the Sawmill while I still can see small parts!!

                          Everyone have a wonderful day!!
                          Jerry



                          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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