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  • Originally posted by friscomike View Post
    Good morning folks,

    Rick, thanks for coffee.

    Karl, fuel discounts are good!

    Ron, good luck with learning Frecad. I think repetitive use is the best teacher.

    Louis, #6 is looking good.

    Tom, do you use the same wheel sets on all your cars?

    Larry, congrats for finishing the ceiling and good luck on the walls. Rest on Sunday is good!

    Sharon is on a ship with son cruising the Caribbean somewhere. SIL helped me install motion detector switches in the laundry and pantry. I treated him toe Birria for lunch. Not sure what the day holds, but pretty sure there will be some trains involved upstairs.

    Have fun and stay cool,
    mike
    Mike, I use the 36” steel wheels from Walters Proto. I am on my second purchase of the bulk 100 package. 32” steel wheels are the 12 pack from Intermountain. I can’t seem to find the bulk 100 pack at a decent price 32” wheelset from WalthersProto just as the same for not being able to find 36” Intermountain in 100 packs and better then suggested retail price.

    Tom

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    • Good morning everyone.

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

      Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

      Jerry, I understand and agree with you about quiet alone time.

      Tom, what destruction?

      Louis, hope the glueing went well.

      Ron, have fun in Baltimore. (The locals pronounce it Balmer)

      Karl, thanks for the Shell info.
      I've gotten those two messages at times.
      I'll hit Post Reply a second time when I get the first error message and then get the second error message.
      I refresh the page and see that my post went through OK the first time.

      Mike, you've taught me another new word and have fun in the train room.

      Philip, your doing some nice printing and seems like sales are good.

      What's everyone else doing?

      Had a very nice visit with a friend from work and his girlfriend.
      Cigars were smoked and quite a few bourbons and scotches were sampled.

      Supposed to get together with another friend from work today.

      Have a great day everyone.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
      FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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      • Good Morning,

        Rick thanks for the coffee. Hmmm.....cigars and bourbon....nice combo and
        enjoy time with your friend today.

        The rest of the Crew have a great day.

        A sunny but cool 55 with a high of 82 here in New York. The ceiling is finished and looks
        great, and the Mrs is pleased, so today is a rest day. The most strenuous thing I may do later
        is mow the lawn. Planning on some bench time soon.

        Enjoy your day everyone and be well!!
        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, Larry, 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.

          73 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island today.

          Thanks Rick, gluing is going well. Replacing all the flimsy hand railings are a bear though.
          Now scotch, that is my choice of pleasure. Enjoy kicking back, and visiting with your friends.

          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 everyone

            Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

            Weather is still nice here in South Jersey.
            Another beach day before the clouds and rain move in tomorrow and Tuesday!

            The last of the grandkids go home today.

            DR. appointment Tuesday to see about my knee.

            That's all there is!

            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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            • Gloomy and cold, 58 and foggy, 100% humids (fog);blocking the view. It never breached 58 degrees here yesterday and we had steady rain the whole day, with ~2” showing in my rain gage on the back deck. High temps set record lows all across the area of Michigan. Its chilly enough in the house this morning that the Doll kicked the heat on.

              This weekend marks the 50th year since I started at the Sheriff Department, after a very brief stint, Dec to July, at the local pd where I received a quick and eye opening look at local politics . Still remembering the Chief’s first day admonition, “you know in a town like this there are certain things if done by certain people that you just overlook.” Proudly was able to scratch one of them off the list soon after going rogue….popped the spoiled self entitled brat son of that same chief for DUI.

              I’d planned on working in the workshop yesterday but just couldn’t muster up the gumption to head out there in the rain. I was able to keep the eyes exercised reading a book by the journeyman author Brad Thor….Foreign Agent. Guy ain’t a Clancy or Forsyth(SP) but a decent, if well of course plot of foreign intrigue full of blood and guts close calls and a$$ whipping and all the formula check marks of the genre. Solid “B”. Good rainy day read.

              Plans today are a visit with friends at their cottage on a small lake abou 10 miles from here….not sure a ride on the pontoon boat will be in the cards, tho. The landlubber I am won’t mind. As long as I remember to not eat the hamburgs, just the dogs, I’ll be all set.

              My son sent me a couple brief videos from the Roadkill drag races on Woodward Ave in Detroit yesterday. Seems he was having a good time. The fellow he works for builds race cars and has my boy all fired up about the drags. The boss kid has been involved with some cable tv show on “Outlaw” street racing. My son’s shop has quite a decent side business going building up high performance motors and putting them in fellows toys.

              Well, enough blather. Time to get a start on…., something will come to mind…

              Be well, one and all.
              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

              Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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              • Good morning fellow scale modelers! It’s dry today after the Saturday seemingly all day mist event with 2 brief downpours lasting maybe 5 minutes and then 10. Just not a nice day that the weather guessers missed the temperature by 8 degrees. 66 was the high 74 was the forecast. Today the high is projected to be 72.

                Rick, layout destruction has occurred in what was in the past the Recycling center’s scrap yard. Started to turn the area into a locomotive servicing facility that could bring in outside business but that didn’t happen. So it is becoming the Transload facility.
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ID:	1005475 The layout is definitely in flux. I still have most of the expansion frame work in place but no desire or need at this time. Of the 80’ I built and then decided not to use I did remove about 20’ before stopping. I just don’t know what to do with it.

                But I am currently enjoying working at the bench weathering and checking the rolling stock. I now have the additional needed 5 Tsumani2 decoders. The ESU 4 decoders sold quickly. I have finally after waiting since Christmas the styrene materials to build the final background building in the Paper Mill. The transload area is going to come from inventory and a much smaller locomotive serving area also has everything in inventory to scratch build from.

                Having a good time here, enjoy the day
                TomO

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                • k9wrangler
                  k9wrangler commented
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                  Trans load, modern terminology for “team track” is a great excuse to park almost anything there from tankers, hoppers, boxes or oversized shipments…build a little ramp and load trailers or off load farm or mining equipment. Excellent use of real estate…

                • Larryc
                  Larryc commented
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                  I agree with Karl on the great use of real estate. There must be a "deconstructing bug" going around the Forum between yourself and Kyle.....hope i don't catch it.

              • Good morning everyone.

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

                Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

                Tom, enjoy your bench time and Karl makes some very good suggestions on what to do with the trans load area.

                Karl, congratulations on 50 yrs and that's funny about the entitled brat,
                Have you read any of Lee Child's books?
                Good news about your sons business.

                Jerry, how'd the eye Dr. visit go?

                Louis, scotch is good but I still prefer bourbon.

                Larry, the ultimate goal is to hear the Mrs. is pleased.

                Need to run errands to the bank, pet store and library.
                Need to get more things listed for sale.

                Have a great day everyone.
                Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                • Good morning,

                  Rick, thanks for coffee.

                  Tom, thanks for the response about trucks. I love team tracks. They add a lot of fun during operations.

                  Karl, congratulations for 50 years.

                  Jerry, sounds like a quiet day is in store. Enjoy!

                  Larry, congratulations for finishing the paint. Hope you enjoyed your rest.

                  Louis, good luck with the flimsy bits.

                  Yesterday's forum response went into the bit bucket. I didn't click Post Replay. I worked upstairs in the morning, made lunch, and chilled all afternoon. Hope to start organizing the garage this morning. Monday Monday....

                  Have fun,
                  mike


                  O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                  • Bright sun and brisk temp in MI this morning. The sun is said to be a thing for much of the week. After the rain and cold Sat most things need a drying out.

                    We had a nice visit with our friends last evening and did forego the boat ride which was fine with me.

                    Im off shortly to crash an ops session at Andy Keeney’s for a bit then over to see my hearing aid specialist at 1 pm. Haven’t seen but a couple of the ops group in 2 1/2 years. I’ll give him your regards, Mike. Sure had some fun sessions back in the Protrak Weekend days. He’s done a lot to the Nashville Road layout during the off time, a small group has been there weekly for months on Tuesday mornings for work sessions..

                    I’ve been talking to the Doll about going up to Northern Command for a couple of weeks. It appears that against my strongest objections the ******* cats “have” to go.

                    I did leave the detail out on my LE career….later this year, New Years, will mark the 25th year since I retired. Under current state of the work I haven’t the slightest inkling of missing any of it except having my own car and gas supply, and of course, my partner Wrangler. Currently the Dept. is having retention issues and the Sheriff asked the County to approve bonus pay for each Deputy tha will stay. The cheap b******s rejected that request…true to form from when I was there.

                    Well, have to get around, everyone have a fine day.

                    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 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.

                      71 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island today.

                      Mike thanks, they were easier taking them off, than putting them back on.

                      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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                      • Good morning to all from a damp Wisconsin. The windows were wet this morning at 6:30AM as the dew point was at 59 degrees with the air temperature at 60 and the humidity at 95%. High today may get to 77f degrees and it may become a day of grass cutting. I noticed growth and greenery in the more shaded areas and the rest of the grass is coming out of dormancy. The rains of the last 3 days while not enough have been helpful to those that must have green grass, I have learned to live with the brown dormant grass color.

                        Just have weight to add to a few pieces of rolling stock. 76 cars on the layout are checked with all couplers now Kadee whiskers and the correct steel wheels. Terry did point out I have a lot more shining wheels then normal on the layout. When I first started weathering wheelsets she was interested and suggested better mixing of colors, so that is something she notices. Maybe this week to satisfy her! I also

                        Remember I model modern, 2005. While I had a previous spot for the transload it was to crowded so I moved it. The more things change the more they stay the same. Yes, Team tracks accomplished the same thing but never seemed to have the ‘cache’ that the word Transload has!

                        enjoy the day
                        TomO

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

                          Rick, thanks for the coffee. I'll take a good Scotch over bourbon any day of the week, add a cigar to that and life can't get any better.

                          Karl, congratulations on 50 years and for the great story too.

                          Tom, looking forward to what you do with the "new" real estate.

                          Jerry, hope the eye appointment went well.

                          Had a great day with my niece in Baltimore (or Balmer as the locals call it, thanks Rick) at the Guinness Brewery, even ended up buying some swag. Spent a little time at the workbench last night when I got back, annealed a piece of stainless steel tubing for the gooseneck lamps I need to make, tonight I'll see how the bending goes. Also spent some time buffing up some detail parts that I blackened (with Jak's Pewter Black) to get ready for painting.

                          Have a great day everyone.
                          Ron Newby

                          General Manager

                          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                          http://cvry.ca

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                          • Morning Gents,

                            Going to keep it brief since the Contractor showed up @ 8am, unexpectedly to do the demo work on the back of the garage. By 11am the building was down, that is what
                            was left of it. Just the floor is left so hopefully it'll all fit in his dump trailer. Then we'll need to figure out "sistering up" about 5 rafters going back and also the end
                            wall to stud up the back. Glad to finally have it gone!!!

                            That's it from New York. Have a fine day everyone and be well.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                            • Morning everyone

                              I know Rick is here somewhere so he can make the coffee.

                              But we do have breakfast this am.
                              Omeletts any way you want them with bacon, sausage and hash browns sides. English muffins or toast.

                              Weather in South Jersey sunny/60. Later 80
                              A beautiful day.

                              Eye exam went fine thanks for asking.

                              Today I go back about my knee.
                              Not sure what he is going to recommend.
                              The steroid shot did not last that long.
                              So it's either try the gel or replacement.
                              Will see what we can work out!

                              Then out to dinner with friends.

                              I've been playing around trying to make a Silverwood stain.
                              Will see how that works in a couple of day if I can stay off the beach and it doesn't get hot in my room again.

                              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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