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Thursday the 14th of September
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:33:10 AM »
Howdy.


Hopefully everyone is ok and building models.


If you don't follow Dave Frary on YouTube you are missing on some good content and tutorials. Frary's latest video shows him building a way cool module for display at tree shows. This is it:



Later
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:21:48 AM »
Morning!
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 06:30:59 AM »
Morning. 2 days to go... :D

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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:54:51 AM »
Morning. 2 days to go... :D


Quoting my friend Greg, "Morning".

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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:31:43 AM »
Morning, all.


Haircut day.  Unfortunately since the college students are back, I'll have to park on the roof of the parking ramp to get a spot.   :P


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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:25:24 AM »
Good Morning All,

Hot here already and supposed to storm later. Have some inside (thankfully) chores then I will be putting around the layout.

I hope everyone has a great day.
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 09:40:02 AM »
Morning all,

Still in the dark at home.  Last night the wife and I swung by Tom's and picked up his generator (Thanks again Tom!) so we do have power to the fridge, a freezer, a fan and a light.  I was in the middle of hooking everything up when a friend in neighborhood behind me texted me to tell me that he got power back.  No such luck on our part though.  Trying to sleep in a hot, humid house with a generator running outside is not something I'd recommend.  I'm going to be grumpy like my avatar today.   >:(  The highlight of the evening was, while setting all this up, a moth the size of a B-52 bomber got in the house.  So we ended up chasing that thing around until it was evicted from the premises.  It was rather comedic.   ::)  :P 

Looking forward to getting power back and life returning to normal.  Maybe today's the day!

Have a great one!
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 10:16:33 AM »
Wishing all in Florida and Texas a speedy recovery.


After having to drive in and out of DC for the last two months due to a stay late project at work I finally was able to take the VRE this morning... wow didn't realize how much I'd missed being able to doze off in the morning. (I tried it a few times when driving - I don't recommend it!)


Last night I got most of the parts cleaned up on a pair of Westerfield ACL "vents" I'm building. Then I got started detailing the ends and noodling through how I'm going to make the screen doors.


I even found the time to research a CV shower car for another friend. Since most of my photos, books, etc.. are boxed up for the pending move it's getting difficult to respond to questions, so I'm trying to clear the backlog.


All in all, the most productive model railroad evening in quite a while.


Take care all,


Marty



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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 10:37:08 AM »
Morning all,

Still in the dark at home.  Last night the wife and I swung by Tom's and picked up his generator (Thanks again Tom!) so we do have power to the fridge, a freezer, a fan and a light.  I was in the middle of hooking everything up when a friend in neighborhood behind me texted me to tell me that he got power back.  No such luck on our part though.  Trying to sleep in a hot, humid house with a generator running outside is not something I'd recommend.  I'm going to be grumpy like my avatar today.   >:(  The highlight of the evening was, while setting all this up, a moth the size of a B-52 bomber got in the house.  So we ended up chasing that thing around until it was evicted from the premises.  It was rather comedic.   ::) :P 

Looking forward to getting power back and life returning to normal.  Maybe today's the day!

Have a great one!
Our house in Northern VA was along the boundary between 2 local power grids.  Since they restore power for each grid from the middle out to the edge, we would often be without power while the office complex behind us got their power back.  (I could see the boundary pole from my house.)   In 19 years there, I think we lost power 4 times, but for at least 2 of those times it was out for more than 48 hours.


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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 12:56:26 PM »
Reading Bob, Our home was built in 2005. We upgraded everything (even though it is an Arthur Rutenberg home). Over 300 upgrades including a 22000 watt generator, which we never really used until now. It ran for 37 hours. I hope to never use it again. Our neighbors used a LOUD one. We could not hear it inside. Good thing.
My thoughts go out to those much less fortunate.
ed Lithia Fl.

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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 01:01:54 PM »
Bob Butts,
       sorry to hear you & the fam are still sweatin out Irma.  Hope infact today's the day for power for you.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 03:30:34 PM »
Afternoon to all...
 Been dry and in the mid 80's last few days here...the trees are already showing some vivid fall colors early this year here in northern MN.
Since we are making candy this week and next...here's a candy factory photo found on the net...
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 04:12:36 PM »
Good afternoon! Sorry, to hear we still have some people without power.  It is amazing how we rely on it now.  About 4 years ago we had a 7 day  stretch without power while I was away on a fishing trip.  I was informed upon my return that I was selling my boat to buy a generator. I saved the boat but did buy a full home generator. It sure is nice to have - yes it is a luxury item, but then again so is my boat. The story started with do you catch enough fish to pay for your boat. :( ::) :'(  I hope everyone has a good day.
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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 05:31:30 PM »
Good afternoon,

Here we are sitting in the Tampa airport waiting for a thunderstorm to pass thru. Life in FL must be rather tense compared to my life at home. We have ice storms and dump birds that cause the power to be cutof, but rarely more than a few hours. I have UPS's for the electronics but have never for the house.

I used to design computer data center with battery backups and motor generator sets running off natural gas for air ambulance services. They could run 8 hours on batteries and forever on generator.

Marty

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Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 10:53:39 PM »
Evening, all.  The NH seacoast saw a mix of clouds and sun today.  After spending a while planning repairs to the Town Office building, I started taking apart a dead elm with the chainsaw.  Elm is tough wood - the whole tree stopped at a 45 degree angle, held by a strip about 1.5" x 8" across the heart.  No modeling today, probably not tomorrow or Saturday either, though Saturday some 1:1 trackwork is needed at Seashore Trolley Museum.

My longest power outages have been winter storms - record to date is 6 days.  Which is why my solar electric system has a battery bank.  No noise, no mechanical issues and considerably cleaner power than I'd get from the grid.
James

 

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