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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  07:38:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning crew! A brisk morning in the lounge! 13 degrees and a sunny day on tap here in northeast Indiana. Breakfast is just coming off that old caboose stove in the corner. A bacon and egg frittata is in that cast iron pan. Open flame rye toast is something a little different on the menu. Please close the front loading coal door on the stove. The coffee urn is loaded with Thermite Welded brand and just a little stiff this morning. The juice bar is ready, silverware is on the right. Enjoy, but remember those resolutions ( no more than three 'seconds' )

I crawled under the layout last night and re-wired up some more turnouts. I have to admit, it's a 'pain' in the neck! The trip to snag the shrink tubing was worth it yesterday. 4' of top quality 3/32" was $1.58, 1/16" was $1.41. I loaded up at those prices.

Of course I had to test out those turnouts afterwards and ran a few trains in the completed sections. I'll be back at it in a little while, after the treadmill.

Signed up for the 2016 NMRA Convention last night, see you in July!

Have a Super day.


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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  08:02:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning Crew. Jim glad you remember how to do Breakfast, thanks for opening. Sounds like you're doing a heck of a lot better. Isn't medicine great!

The Cell phone in So Central Wi says the wind chill is at 10f degrees but since it's still above zero no one around here should be complaining. I learned yesterday to appreciate even more what we have and be real happy where we live. Went to a funeral in Northeastern Wi and boy I thought Northern Wi was desolate where we used to live. There is nothing but huge farm after huge farm where we were yesterday. It was a very slow 3 hour drive home yesterday.

Movie day today. We go on Tuesday because the Marcus movie chain(Midwest only) has everything at $5.00 on Tuesday and free terrible popcorn. The same seat any other day after 4:30 pm is $11.50. $6.00 before 4:30 on weekdays, so you can see its a great deal.

Enjoy the day

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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  08:26:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning everyone.

Jim thanks for the coffee this am.

It's a cold day in South Jersey sunny/10 wind chill is at an uneven 1..
"Old Man Winter" here for a few days!!

Dr. appointment today for me an my wife new one. Old one doesn't take our health insurance anymore.

My son is visiting today for a few days so modeling will be on the back burner.

Everyone have a great day!!!


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

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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  08:41:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
9 degrees in my Jersey valley. I can only imagine the temps in Bruce's Highlands!

I only had time to futz with the scale house plans, last night. Probably more of the same, tonight. I had to tweak it to make it narrower to fit on the concrete pad. And, I noticed something that needs to be corrected....which i will do later.

Have a good one!


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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  08:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is sunny and 6 degrees with a wind chill of -3 here in the Jersey Highlands. It is a good day for indoor chores.

Jim, I see you had as much luck rounding up a dozen Drummers Drumming today as I had with the Pipers Piping yesterday.

Our son and grandkids will be heading home this morning. I made them Taylor Ham, egg & cheese on English Muffins this morning - a true Jersey breakfast. After that the cleanup begins that will end in a day or two when we take down the tree. I keep pushing to keep it up until this weekend. We will see.

My mid-year Education Department Report is almost done and I can hopefully finish it up today and send it in to the National. I also have to answer a few questions that our Editor has on our Division Newsletter. After that, I might be able to get some time in on the layout.

Have a great day!


Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  09:07:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning Jim and thanks for that great coffee it's only ten in the back yard now but going to twenty later. Lucy and I spent the day at the stores returning from Christmas no lines. Today maybe a little work outside in the garage then down to the train room. Got to get on the treadmill a little. So have a good day in the train yard and be careful. Tom

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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  09:45:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sunny and 13 here at 9:45am, after a low of 7 overnight, looks pretty but that's all I hope to do today is look at it. Not sure yet.

Good to hear you're doing well, Jim, on recovering. At least you're brave enough to crawl under your layout.

Just had an ops session this weekend cancelled due to a cold. Seems a lot of stuff going around.

Off to take the daily half dozen and see about a bowl of oats.

Everyone have a good day.


Stand UP for AMERICA!!

Karl Scribner
Kentucky Southern Railway
Sunfield Township Michigan

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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  2:09:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Day Jim. sorry I missed breakfast'. Sun is out 3 Degrees this AM, now 10. Good wind chill
going on today . I was under the layout last 2 nights as well Jim, and I can feel it today...The lower extremities are bouncing back but still a little stiff and slightly crooked on the left side'.
It is worth the effort as I have many of the structures finally lighted. Have several more to go yet.
The lights bring a layout to life as we all know.

Problem is, we can't build, wire, paint, landscape, and operate at the same time'..This January start the 4th year of my layout. Those structures have been waiting patiently to have their lights turned on''''... Good you see everyone feeling good. Haven't heard from Walt, Nice news
letter he sent out. Keep the heat up today and stay comfortable'...


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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  3:19:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had my annual diabetic eye exam today. My eye doctor changed groups, so I had to drive further to stay with her. I do so because she always gives me good news, "Still no signs of leaking or other diabetic eye disease." I do have one small fuzzy spot that comes and goes (after dilation, it's particularly noticeable today), and I got a referral to a specialist to look at that a bit more.

But with the dilated eyes, no 'training' for me today. Tonight a friend is in town (meeting in the Pentagon), we're going to try to link up for dinner (unless some other General gives him 'homework' :-)


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

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