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Scratchbuilding / Re: Route 66 Tourist Trap
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:34:59 AM »
Wúnderbar!  ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:09:49 AM »
Looking good Steven! 

You'll find that the quality/detail of the instructions varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and even from kit to kit within the same manufacturer.  Quite some time ago I did a test build for Jimmy and posted it on the forum.  I think my build became Jimmy's instructions for which ever kit it was I was build for him at the time (I can't recall which  ::)).  Some of the very best instructions, IMHO, are the ones found in Fine Scale Miniature kits even though I've heard George say that writing instructions was the one part of the process he really didn't care for.   

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:00:44 AM »
Morning all,

Nothing of note to report from here.

Have a safe day ya'll.

Tom ;D


What Tom said!  ;D

What Jerry said!  :D

Have a great one!

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Try again...
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:17:55 PM »
I'm trying to find a word that hasn't already been used.  How about inspirational?  Cuz that's what this is.  ;D

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: More kits for the stash
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:15:09 AM »
Warning: There is no known cure for such an addiction.   ;D

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:04:47 AM »
Morning all,

Back at the dining room table after an aborted attempt to get blood work done.  Got there at 6:30, their usual opening time, and saw the sign on the door that stated this location is now by appointment only.   :(  Luckily I left myself enough wiggle room that I could schedule an appointment between now and my Doctor's appointment with plenty of time to spare.   :D

Got a few minutes in at the workbench last night.  Four walls glued together.   ;)

Have a great one!

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:51:12 AM »
Good one Bill.  I sure miss seeing a caboose at the end of a train.  A flashing rear end device doesn't hold any appeal at all.    :'(

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - August 10, 2020
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:49:25 AM »
Morning all,

Well, here we are.  Another Monday for us working stiffs.  Got some workbench time in over the weekend.  Even glued two walls together which always feels like a major milestone during a build.   ;D

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, August 9, 2020
« on: August 09, 2020, 10:02:59 AM »
Morning all,

Just got back from a Publix trip myself.  The one way aisles are annoying given a lot of folks simply ignore them anyway.  Worse, however, was the woman who was examining every package on the shelf while standing directly in front of the one canned good I wanted to grab.  We stood there patiently waiting and watching while she went through this ritual instead of invading her personnel space and just reaching front of her and grabbing what I wanted.   ::)

Looking forward to some more workbench time later on today!  ;)

Have a great one!   

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday Morning
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:42:22 AM »
Morning all,

A little clean up in the yard and maybe a trip to Home Depot for some mulch today.  All the trees are gone and the stumps have been ground out.  Now we need to figure out a low maintenance solution to landscaping.  Even got rid of the hedge that I hated pruning.  I'll tackle some of this a little bit at a time because it is Florida and it is hot out there.  The rest of the time I'll spend at the workbench.   ;)

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday (T.G.I.F!) - August 7, 2020
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:12:03 PM »
Opa George - How exciting!  I'm looking forward to new adventure.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday (T.G.I.F!) - August 7, 2020
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:03:52 AM »
My mom had a magnolia tree in her yard.  She'd complain how it would decide in the fall one day to just dump all of its leaves, leaving a big mess.  And one big branch broke off.  But it provided a lot of shade, so she put up with it.

That's what they do.  Seems like it does it off schedule from all the other types of trees in the neighborhood too.  The leaves from those trees blow down the street into my yard.  The Magnolia leaves seem to drop straight down and, for the most part, stay in my yard.  Yeah, I'm the old guy outside shaking my fist and cussing at the leaves.   ;D  ;D  ;D  Maybe an occasional cloud as well.   ;)

We've been in the house for twenty years now but it was built in 1988 so I assume the tree was planted when it was built.  If so it's 32 years old and not very healthy.  Time for it to go. 

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Kit Building / Re: Foscale Rohlen Welding build
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:14:38 AM »
Looking really nice Jeff.  That's an interesting structure too.  Like many of the FOS kits a nice combination of materials/textures as well as a lot of variety to the structure itself with all the additions and different angles.  Should look great on your layout when it finds a home there!  ;D

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday (T.G.I.F!) - August 7, 2020
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:11:19 AM »
Morning all,

T.G.I.F!  The weekend is almost here.  It's going to be a noisy one today.  I have a crew coming to take out the trees around our house (one Magnolia out front and six palms out back).  Most are not in great shape so I'm considering this a pre-emptive strike so I won't have to worry about them after I retire.  ;)

Workbench time this weekend for sure. 

Have a great one!

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Scratchbuilding / Re: R. T. HARDING MINING CO.
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:08:14 AM »
This is quite an endeavor Jerry.  Those ore feeders came out fantastic! 

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