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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, 4-15-21
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:41:03 AM »
Good morning.


Outside work is in full swing, modeling on the way-back burner.


Everyone have a great day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, 4/9/21
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:56:20 AM »
Good morning.


As Greg says, "Present".

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, April 8, 2021 -- Friday Eve
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:51:11 AM »
Good morning.


Outside work planned for the day.  No modeling last evening as I was flat tired out.  That seems to happen more as I get older.  Go figure... ;D ;D ;D


That's all I have.  Everyone have a safe and productive day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - April 7, 2021
« on: April 07, 2021, 08:50:45 AM »
Good morning.


Working on some small projects in the evenings, vehicles, figures, etc., while I continue research and planning for my bridge abutments. 


Outside work on the schedule today, as it is most days.


Everyone have a safe day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday - April 6, 2021
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:31:43 AM »
Good morning.


Back from a trip to Lowe's and Tractor Supply to pick up "farm stuff".  I'm planning for a couple bridges on my layout and thought it would help if I had a couple shots of a bridge showing the abutments and shoes.  I made a quick trip to take some shots of this former Lackawanna thru girder on Sunday.  I should have gone later in the day, lighting is not the best, but it will do to help me decide how to proceed. 


Everyone have a great day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - 4/5/2021
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:17:46 AM »
Good morning. 


That's it from here...

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sat., 4/3/21
« on: April 04, 2021, 08:48:40 AM »
Tom,


Beautiful modeling!  Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: 4/4/21 Sunday
« on: April 04, 2021, 08:47:20 AM »
Good morning.


That's all I got...

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sat., 4/3/21
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:14:14 AM »
Good morning.


Another brisk (22 degree F) start to the day after the temps never rose above freezing yesterday.  Couple that with blustery winds and it was closer to a January day than a spring one.  That should change this afternoon as we have a forecast high in the mid-40's.  We also had snow and slippery spots on the roads the past two mornings.  That's pretty unusual for April in my neck of the woods. 


I've been wrapped up in farm chores the past week.  I did manage to lay some track last night, the first layout work all week. 


Everyone have a great day and stay safe!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, March 29, 2021
« on: March 29, 2021, 08:03:10 AM »
Good morning.


John,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss.  Remember the wonderful times you had together and cherish your last words to her. 


Winter has returned this week, ground is white and wind chills are in the 20's.  Of course, by tomorrow we are in the fifties (maybe sixty degrees) before we get another blast of cold air later in the week.  Apparently Mother Nature cannot make up her mind.  Chiropractor later this morning. 


Everyone stay safe and have a great day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday (T.G.I.F!) - 03/26/2021
« on: March 26, 2021, 07:47:45 AM »
Good morning.


Back in the house from morning chores.  Chiropractor this morning, I need to hit the shower and get ready to leave.  Strong thunderstorms this morning (30 miles away on the radar) with wind gusts up to 60MPH throughout the day in the forecast.  Still much better than the weather was in Alabama this week.  Quick trip to the local (25 miles each way) hobby shop to pick up more cork roadbed after my chiropractic appointment. 


Everyone stay safe and have a great day!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday - March 25, 2021
« on: March 25, 2021, 12:15:42 PM »
Good afternoon.


I'm in for lunch.  I've been working on fence repairs this morning, more of the same on the agenda for this afternoon.  Earlier this week, you guessed it, fence work.  Sense a theme here?   ;D


John,
Sorry to hear about your mom.  I went through the same with my dad about 15 years ago.  Spending time with him watching him fail, knowing the end was near is the hardest thing I have ever done, but also the most rewarding.  My thoughts and prayers for you, your mom, and your entire family.

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Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:03:30 PM »
My logic tells me that I need to lay the track in my yard next so that I can be certain everything fits as planned.  I have done a rough layout for the town on the south side of the room and I know I will have enough space (barely) to get the passing siding and tail track to fit.  Some compromise in the length of the tail track may be necessary, but this layout already has so many compromises in its track plan one more doesn't bother me.   That said, here is a shot of the end of the yard where it fits against the wall behind the door. 


Tracks are, from right to left in the photo.  Ulster & Delaware main coming through the tunnel.  This runs along the back wall and serves mostly as a visual prop.  The track to its left is the interchange track where the D&N picks up and drops its cars.  The next two stub end tracks are the extent of the D&N's yard tracks.  The front two tracks are the D&N runaround / passing tracks.  The short dead end off the second track from the table edge is the D&N caboose / passenger car track. 


The tunnel portal and retaining walls are where I believe they will end up, the foam is a few chunks just propped in place to give me an idea of how the scenery might come together.  Obviously the mountainside above the tunnel will rise well above the flat piece of foam now above the portal. 


The portal and retaining walls are from Woodland Scenics.  I shortened the height of the tunnel by about a half inch since I felt it was too tall for the scene.  Retaining walls were shortened and the left over pieces will be used as the shorter retaining walls further from the portal.  I laid the plaster castings flat on my shop bench and cut them carefully with a hacksaw.  There was some minor breakage toward the bottom of the cuts, these were in the back of the castings and a few passes over coarse sandpaper cleaned everything up.


None of the track is fastened in place.  I use a mix of old brass as well as new track to lay out what I envision to see how everything fits before anything is fastened in place.  The weights are just to hold everything in place as I add more pieces.   

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Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: March 19, 2021, 03:48:24 PM »
Great start Jerry.....your neatness is putting some of us to shame.  ;D ;D ;D

Greg,

Trust me, when I am laying track it becomes somewhat of a mess.  Still, it is easy to pick up after because I have the cart and a set of old bookshelves under the yard portion of the layout.  I've found having some storage space helps keep the top of the layout cleaner.   This is a self defense mechanism because when it gets messy I cannot find my tools.  ;D


I really try to keep things in their proper places Jerry, but most of the time I get busy with building a structure, it looks like a smart bomb came in thru the window 5 minutes after I start.....but I still keep trying to stay organized.  ::)


Greg,


I hear you!  Keeping the layout room organized is a piece of cake compared to keeping my modeling desk organized.  I use a couple old coffee cups with chipboard in the bottom of them to hold my knives, tweezers, etc.  Like you, though, shortly after I start I'm digging under walls, etc., trying to find my tools.  Either that, or the work space shrinks to the point where I cannot lay a wall flat.  That's when I stop and pick up everything and put the tools back so I can start over and make the same mess yet again.   ;D ;D

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, 3/19/21
« on: March 19, 2021, 08:07:04 AM »
Good morning. 


Frosty 20 degree start to the day with a forecast high of just above freezing.  That all changes (at least the high) tomorrow as we go to fifty degree days and below freezing nights.  Sounds like heaven for the maple syrup producers in the area. 


That's all I've got...

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