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David Clark
Crew Chief



Posted - 05/31/2017 :  5:42:44 PM  Show Profile
David, Scale and size are hard to come to grips with, I find. On paper, it looks fine but in real life, all of a sudden it's too big. I have never seen an On30 layout up close - only pictures - so I think I can cram a bunch of stuff in but then I can't. Maybe the photos get compressed or something and seem to take up less space. I get your pain. Everyone says "less track, more scenery!". Luckily I am not an operator and having a layout that might drive an operator to distraction (or boredom) is not a problem.
It's almost beer-o'clock here so I will help myself to a coolie-pop and hang out for a bit.
Cheers,
Dave



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David Clark
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/01/2017 :  12:57:18 PM  Show Profile
Lounge is open! Coffee and home-made biscotti for a snack. Anticipating a slow, wet day today.
Am testing some stains for my mine build. All new to me, so a little apprehension has set in.
Cheers,
dave



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Bill Uffelman
Fireman

Posted - 06/01/2017 :  3:36:43 PM  Show Profile
Happy June 1 afternoon. Weather turned nice today so of course I have floor duty at the real estate office. Tourists are filling in and screwing up traffic but that and raising chickens is what keeps our Lower Slower Delaware economy going!
Trains have been on the back burner as we prep for summer guests- some day!



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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 06/01/2017 :  4:41:56 PM  Show Profile
Here it is Friday morning and another 2 degree centigrade day. I heard it got down to -2 degrees centigrade at the air force base just west of here yesterday. We never have snow but it does get mighty cold.
I have made some coffee and the hot water is ready for tea. There are some warm blueberry muffins on the counter. Please join in.
I have made a spreadsheet of the kits that I have showing their footprint on a layout and have cut out some MDF to size, labelled them and can test fit them when designing the track but it is slow work. I have already found that some track (sidings and passing loops) have had to be adjusted to allow suitable clearance.
Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 06/01/2017 :  6:45:53 PM  Show Profile
David, I'll join yo in a cp of coffee and a muffin.

It's 75f here today.

Have a great day all.

Mark



W,L,&E

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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 06/05/2017 :  5:06:08 PM  Show Profile
Wow! No posts since Mark on the 1 June.
It is 7:00 am Tuesday 6 June here at the Museum in Ipswich.
I was away yesterday with severe lower back pain and it is not much better today. I did some work in the T-shed on Sunday (finally) but in doing so I did the wrong thing by bending to pick up a wooden filing box of colour slides off the floor and twisted at the same time. Result a "twinge" in the back which intensified overnight Sunday night such that I could barely get out of bed Monday morning so decided to stay home and rest it. It doesn't seem to be any worse today but will have to be careful.
I have some tots of Bundaberg Rum on the counter (don't tell anyone ) so please join me. Helps warm up the insides and ease the pain on my back.
Come on guys please keep this Forum alive by posting today. It is always a great read (except for my ramblings ) and fantastic to maintain our friendships and contacts on Railroad Line Forum.

Best Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 06/06/2017 :  12:58:43 AM  Show Profile
Hey David, I put on some coffee to put some rum in.Thanks

Not much happing here, I felt a little ill friday and just laid back this weekend.

Hope everyone is well.

Mark


W,L,&E

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David Clark
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/06/2017 :  1:49:45 PM  Show Profile
Hey all,
Rum toddy for brekkie - awesome!
I've been busy and, therefore, absent. Got some painting done on the backdrop done, though. Got my Bullfrog witch controls all in, as well.
David, lifting and twisting is always a bad combo, but we all do it at one time or another. I hope it sorts itself out soon.
Cheers,
Dave



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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 06/06/2017 :  4:23:07 PM  Show Profile
Hi Everyone - It is 6:15 am here at the Museum and a very brisk 1 degree centigrade outside. Winter is here.
The rum toddy did not help alleviate the pain in my lower back but it did warm the inner man. Bundaberg Rum is my favourite rum as the distillery was right next to the steam loco shed of the Millaquin sugar mill. When the steamies were running up until 1980 when the mill dieselised I am positive the coal smoke drifting across the rum vats at the distillery imparted a particular flavour and bouquet to the rum.
The back is no better this morning. It sometimes gives one a sudden jolt if you take a step the wrong way just when it seems to have settled down.
I had a number of newly arrived magazines sitting on my desk this morning when I arrived. The Museum subscribes to British, American and Australian prototype magazines for our research library. I will miss these when I retire as I can read the latest without having to purchase them.
Best Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 06/06/2017 :  9:09:30 PM  Show Profile
Evening All, a bottle of red is on the couter.

Still not much happening here.

David If your bake doesn't get better soon I would visit a doctor.

Good night All.

Mark


W,L,&E

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Bart Salmons
Section Hand



Posted - 06/07/2017 :  07:39:35 AM  Show Profile
Mornin fellers.....whole wheat English Muffins with Blueberry preserves and Earl Grey on the sideboard........


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David Clark
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/07/2017 :  2:53:05 PM  Show Profile
Gentlemen....
Last night I got my backdrop painted! Huge feeling of progress - even though it was only 13' long.
Too early for anything hard but maybe a splash of Bailey's in my coffee!
Cheers,
Dave



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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 06/07/2017 :  4:17:43 PM  Show Profile
Good to hear of your progress David. Only 13' long he says. Good job says I.
Another cold morning here in Ipswich today. "Mephisto" the World War 1 German A7V tank arrives back here at the Workshops Rail Museum today after spending the last 18 months or so on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. It will be on display here for around 18 months pending Queensland Museum strengthening a floor to carry its 30 tons weight. Our Collections Manager who works with me, had to make the two day drive to Canberra and is escorting it back along with a member of the War Memorial staff.
I have been in the staff kitchen cooking breakfast - scrambled eggs with crispy bacon and hash browns please join me along with the usual coffee or tea.
The back appears much better today - touch wood - as there is no background ache and just a slight twinge occasionally when moving around.
Best Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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David Clark
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/07/2017 :  5:14:34 PM  Show Profile
David,
I'm glad your back is feeling better. Don't push it - often if feels better before it actually is better.
LOL, I said only 13' because I didn't want to give the impression I did a whole room with multiple islands. It's all relative, I guess.
It's almost beer-o'clock on this part of the world; can't wait!
Cheers,
Dave



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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/08/2017 :  08:37:57 AM  Show Profile
Good morning everybody.
I haven't been here for awhile because my wife has been keeping me busy. I am her caregiver 24/7. But since it's early morning and she's sleeping I can finally play catch up.

There a lot to report or relate to y'all. I have repainted most of my rolling stock and relettered two box cars for the C&S. Also I tried my hand at a little scratchbuilding a small freight house out of some foam board.

As to our morning repast, I'm Putting out some cinnamon rolls, coffee and chocolate milk. Taint much but I am in a hurry to get back to weathering my 4-4-

Another personal milestone has come and gone. I turned 65 on the 2nd and now have medicare. No big deal, but it seems I now join the ranks of others who rant at youngsters "get offa my lawn".
Fred


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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