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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers, from CAVU and 58f in N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Diesel Dan's blend in the 'to go' cups. The special is a ride over to 'The Greek's' for brunch. Elvira already called to let us know she's set aside the crew table.

    I continued on the re-drawing of my buddies layout yesterday, until I started going crosseyed. What he planned versus what is actually had ended up with had me confused. I'm back on 'track' (so to speak) now, but we'll pick that project back today, along with some rework.

    Thanks again to Lou, for pointing me to that turnout video. Four units assembled and tested.

    Well, I guess the Indy 500 starts at 12:30 local time. We'll hear those chainsaw motors whining across the Brickyard for hours. I sure miss the sound of the Offenhauser's, then the Buick engines. They'll probably go to electrics in a few years, and completely destroy the ambiance of the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing'. The deep fried turkey legs and adult beverages will still be there for the quarter million fans that may or not be there. Coca Cola 600 later today. You probably already missed the Monaco Gran Prix.

    Have a Super Day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good Morning Jim and those to follow,

    Yesterday's open house went very well. I told my buddies that next time we needed to do it at night. I have almost every building lighted and several parking lots and working areas as well. Today I'll be working on weathering vehicles for the coal town.

    I hope everyone has a good day.
    Last edited by PRR Modeler; 05-29-2022, 07:12 AM.
    Curt Webb

    Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


    • #3
      Good morning, Jim and crew. You haven't missed Monaco, Jim, it's on in an hour. I was fortunate to be there in 1971 and see Jackie Stewart win. I'll be watching on TV later. I was at Indy about 20 years ago, which had a totally different atmosphere.

      We're going to a pool party this afternoon. We're also CAVU in Tidewater, Virginia, perfect weather for a pool party.

      Have a good day.
      With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


      • #4
        Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. 60 heading to 80 under sunny skies here in S.E. Michigan.

        Curt, glad to hear that the open house went well.

        I did my first stint of the year at the grill last night. The chicken thighs came out great if I do say so myself.

        I'm not sure what the day will bring. Some modeling time later, some reading on the deck, and some grilling for dinner, I suppose.

        Have a great day!


        • #5
          Looks like a great day ahead and that I'll get out to do some painting finally.

          Got to sort out some NMRA stuff and make a little progress on shop projects today, too. My nesting cardinals in the big cactus on the porch might have departed with that storm front. But the wrens have moved back into the house on the deck this year. Nice go listen to in the morning with that cup of coffee and a hot everything bagel. Maybe get int some reading out there today, too.

          Looks like a good bit of the stuff I have on eBay will sell today; good to get paid a bit, good to get stuff out the door, but it's work packing it all up and visiting the PO.

          So it goes...
          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
            Sun today and warm today, should be about to get off at Lafayette from I-65 and head down to the Sheriff’s reserved parking lot off 16th St. outside Turn 2 to trek off to “J” Stand in turn 4….but that was was….now so many yrs ago…1976 thru 2000…it was Back Home Again in Indiana…greatly missed, but no way in hell…the sights, can’t be categorized…, eye popping to amazing to you’ve got to be kidding…from childhood from the days of the Offy roadsters to the high tech screaming machines…the Snake Pit when it really was…and so many sights, sounds, sensory overload…my road partner Bob is gone, my son grown up, sort of, and….nostalgia abounds, from racing home after marching in the parade, always on May 30, when the country honored tradition, to catch Sid Collins and Fred Agabashion(sp) on the Indianapolis 500 Racing network on the old AM to all those years of 0500 road-trips to make the trip from ‘76 a week after my first was born until 2000 it truly was, for me, the Greatest Spectacle it truly was…

            We went to see the family memorials yesterday, ending at the Ft. Custer National Cemetery to my fathers…
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            and thousands of others…..

            Hat’s off and hands over your hearts in remembrance….to so many. The hundreds of folks at Custer yesterday was uplifting in these troubled times…the place is a wondrously maintained true testament to those resting there.

            Be well all. Regards to the crew at the Greek’s

            Last edited by k9wrangler; 05-29-2022, 08:23 AM. Reason: Memories
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


            • #7
              Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge as usual Jim. It is the best way to start off the day.

              Jim, I'm glad that video was able to give you some insight, and get the job done. I found that information quite useful.

              66 degrees and the rain is finely over here in Rhode Island. The temps still continue to be going up and back down again. Good thing is we don't need the central air on yet.

              Maybe more progress work on my Crane Critter Locomotive today. I should be finishing it up, then move on to the Boom Car.

              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


              • #8
                Mornin' All!

                CAVU (Yay!!!!!) , 70, headed to 84 and the Hum-diddy is increasing here in the northern mitten. Looking like a good day for the basement, where it's cooler and less humid than outdoors. Couple of errands first, one for comestibles, and then some "domestic chores" to get underway before I can make progress anywhere.

                Make it a great day, All, and stay safe.

                in Michigan


                • #9
                  Good morning, everyone. It's a beautiful, sunny 68F in Morgantown, WV.

                  I'll try to get some outside jobs done and we will no doubt go for a walk later.

                  I have to sit down at the computer to redraw a part of the new club layout. We wouldl ike to widen one of the aisles and so I will try to reconfigure one of the staging areas. I should be able to do it without much trouble.

                  Curt, I'm glad to hear your open house went well.

                  Karl, I've been to Ft. Custer National Cemetery several times; my wife's dad was a bombardier on B-24's in Europe.

                  Have a nice day!


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


                  • #10
                    Good morning, all. My 1:1 railroad building got frustrating last week - rail saw unusable and no clear cause. So yesterday after getting an owl out of our turkey pen, thunderstorms and spring chores, I went up to the attic layout. Increased the spacing of cable communication line poles through Newburyport, planted fiber weeds in the old holes, tried out a technique for modeling lead-sheathed cable suspended from a steel wire. I'm close, but I need to get some Tichy .008 and .010 phosphor bronze to see if it will hold the shape I want.


                    • #11
                      Morning again. I'm seeing if I can post a photo. I can't seem to find a max photo size. Can someone let me know what it is?
                      Curt Webb

                      Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


                      • #12
                        Curt, I'm not sure the best way to answer that. My approach might be tied to my photo resizing software ( I reduce the photo to 72 pixels per inch and then resize it to about 1070 pixels wide. That equates to about 15" in real width if you printed it out.


                        • #13
                          Thank you Bruce.
                          Curt Webb

                          Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub