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I would suggest looking at surface mount conduit, Wiremold is one brand, for example. These systems come in metal and/or plastic, are big enough to install one circuit, and go together without having to bend any pieces. Start where your picture is, put a flat junction box to protect the pigtail connections, run the stuff to where you want the outlet, then use a box large enough to mount both the outlet and a regular on/off switch.
This way, your 110 volt wiring is protected from wayward screws and staples, and that should comply with code.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 09JUL2021
« on: July 09, 2021, 08:40:26 AM »
Good morning, gentlemen.

Don't forget to leave some time to watch the trains go by.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Fourth of July! 2021
« on: July 04, 2021, 08:03:29 PM »
Happy Fourth, everyone.  Yeah, I'm late to the party.
BandOguy,  I sympathize with you. 1776 is one of our all time favorites. Many years ago, my wife saw a touring production of the original stage musical that included William Daniels in the leading role. Myself, I've done the show locally twice. She made my costume for the show, and then made a smaller version for our son, who was 6 or 7 at the time. The next time our local group did the show, he was in the cast as well.

If you like, here's a short clip

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: June 19th 2021
« on: June 19, 2021, 12:17:22 PM »
We'll be starting our trip back to FL tomorrow. I get to spend Father's Day driving.

Good luck on the road, Bob. We just got back yesterday, and the construction and accidents on I-95 were very annoying. But as a consolation for the over 2300 miles behind the wheel, we did get to see our new granddaughter for the first time!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, May 22, 2021
« on: May 22, 2021, 10:36:17 AM »
Morning, All. Today's theme seems to be visitors, so this comic is right on topic:

Have a great day!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - May 19, 2021
« on: May 19, 2021, 08:18:50 AM »
Morning, all:

Today, Ford will announce the NEW F-150 pickup that is all-electric. Why do I mention this on a train forum? Last night, one of the news programs went in depth on the topic, showing a video from 2019 that Ford did to promote the technology that went into this vehicle. They  got 42 pickups, loaded them into Trailer-Train racks, and then pulled them with a single truck. That was over ONE Million pounds of cargo and the vehicle pulling was the electric prototype. None of us are particularly surprised by that feat-we know how well loads move on steel wheels over level steel track. But it was fun watching the amazement of the host, and they did show the train pull repeatedly.

By the way, that was the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC.

Have a great day.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: March 28, 2021, 10:56:20 AM »
So glad to hear good reports from people! Surgery certainly has changed. When I was in High School, guys who had knee surgery for football injuries would have a scar up their leg 12, 15 inches long or longer. Today, the incisions can be covered with a band-aid.
Ain't progress sump'in?

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
« on: March 24, 2021, 09:35:38 AM »
Morning all.

Interesting article in today's paper; Marklin says the pandemic has caused an uptick in model railroading sales. I'm sure US firms would have similar reports. When the world is in chaos, it's good to have a hobby!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday 30MAR2021
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:50:40 AM »
. BTW Mark seems to be on a different time zone to me - I know he is usually 5 hours behind - but today he is 10 days ahead!
Mike ;)

Apparently, on the first day of Spring, the calendar jumps forward 10 days. Just as earlier this week, the clocks jumped one hour. ???????? ;D ;D ;D

Have a fine day, everyone!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / The Last day Of February 2021
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:23:27 AM »
Why is everyone sleeping in this morning?
Well, when the trumpet sounds tomorrow morning, You'll all have to March for 31 days!

Have a good one, folks.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: December 13, 2020, 04:51:11 PM »
  You raised my readership level to almost ten.

Judge, I find that hard to believe. Maybe eight, cause I'm sure most of your readers never got past grade school! ;)

Kit Building / Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« on: November 04, 2020, 09:25:22 AM »
Great idea to place the church on brick column supports.  That'll really change the appearance of the structure.   :)

My church in Eustis actually sits on brick columns, but you wouldn't know it, because the outside curtain wall extends to the ground.Then again, it looks like a stone building, but it is actually a wooden structure with exterior blocks that mimic stone, but are actually concrete blocks. It is just over one hundred years old as well.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: June 07, 2020, 12:09:21 PM »
That steamer truly sounds excellent, but what I love is the variety in the coal loads, really looks authentic!

Rolling Stock / Re: C&O H-5 2-6-6-2 Articulated Painting
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:41:31 PM »
I keep staring at the backhead on that looks so good I expect the fire doors to swing open so I can see the flames. Beautiful work, Tom


...starting with how a sun dial works...

Tom  ;D

Nine day countdown! Remember to reset your sundials one hour ahead on March 8

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