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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Roof Repair Sale
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:30:13 PM »
I did my part today.   


Got to keep ‘e-mail solvent. 


See ya


Bob

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« on: April 07, 2021, 05:45:35 PM »
Eric....


Could you give us a more compete materials list and places on line where they are available. 


Thanx


Bob

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Building an REA Freight House
« on: March 29, 2021, 02:40:55 PM »
Jeff.........

Tell me about the ball end hand drill that showed up in a photo above.   I've seen them before but don't know how you operate them.

Do you palm it and spin the knurl with your fingers or do you wrap a string around the body and pull it to turn?

If it is a cool tool..... I'm always interested.
Thanx


See ya
Bob


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Kit Building / Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« on: March 29, 2021, 02:36:25 PM »
Very cool ....Sir

Thanx
Bob

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, March 29, 2021
« on: March 29, 2021, 12:16:25 PM »
John....

Sooooo Sorry.

There are no other words.

Bob

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Vehicle Modeling / Re: Artitec Model TT Truck kit build.
« on: March 26, 2021, 01:32:16 PM »
Pretty cool.

Are these coming directly from England or is there a US supplier?

Thanx
Bob

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John....

Pretty cool stuff.........

Thanx
Bob

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
« on: March 24, 2021, 12:33:56 PM »
Mornin' all...

Grey, cold and windy.   That's what we get here in downtown Idaho when the seasons change.

Some bench time today.   Finishing up a Labelle gas motor passenger doodle bug that I started several years ago.  Got stuck on powering it.  I settled on a modified Bowser trolley drive truck and can motor.

It's great to see photos of some of the names I have come to know on the forum..

Thanx
Bob

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Scratchbuilding / Re: 16th Century Bridge Building Animation
« on: March 18, 2021, 08:35:04 PM »
Really cool


Thanx Darryl




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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, March 15, 2021
« on: March 15, 2021, 02:00:52 PM »
Tom...

When I was in college in Chicago I had a girl friend in Decatur, Illinois.  I went through that station about twice a month as I would go down there on alternate weekends during fall of '64 and spring of '66.


At the time it was called the Dearborn Street Station.  I think it is a shopping mall now as the tracks and sheds were pulled out in the '70's

Cool photo.

Thanx
Bob

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, March 15, 2021
« on: March 15, 2021, 01:54:09 PM »
Bob...

Once 65 you should not need cobra.  I'm putting below a particular link to Florida for a non profit service in your state.  Most states have one. In downtown Idaho it is called SHIBA.... Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. It is a non profit and they have nothing to sell and no axe to grind. 


I find financial advisors a bit alarming.  If you have one who lives in an apartment you don't need much assistance. If he has a cabin and a boat on the lake  you need to put him on a retainer ! ! !  Sort of like insurance guys.

You don't need to be of retirement age to talk to these people.
Florida SHIP Website:
 www.floridashine.org
 Phone: 800-963-5337
 Program Name: SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
 About
: SHINE is Florida’s state health insurance assistance program for elder Floridians. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members. The goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning & Insurance, and other health care issues. Contact SHINE if you have questions by dialing the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

Hope this helps
Bob




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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Dark Dirt ?
« on: March 15, 2021, 01:43:53 PM »
Gents....
I had not thought of colored grout powder.  In the west here we have some very alkali soil that has a light sandy color.   Common dirt out my back yard still goes pretty dark when glued down.

I go out in the desert and look for gopher hotels and snag five gallon buckets of the stuff they have pushed to the top.   We have a layer of hard pan clay called colechee (?)  Southwest Idaho was prehistorically part of the Bonneville lake complex and has a thick hard sedimentary layer about a foot down everywhere in the valley.  It is even lighter in color and by the time they mine it up it is like talcum powder.   I bake it in the oven so as to not import something loathsome.

My wife assigned me my own cookie sheet for this. A 300 degree oven is not enough sterilent to suit her.  But there are times where I don't debate the enabler.

I find that the light color offers good contrast for everything else on the pike.



see ya
Bob



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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 12MAR2021
« on: March 12, 2021, 12:53:49 PM »
Mornin' all

Bench time here for today.   I am part of a convention committee that is hosting the NMRA Pacific Northwest Region which is going virtual this summer.


Lot of detail stuff to make clinics and layout tours possible.

Also I am coordinating with several others to make model evaluations and a photo gallery for the popular model event.

I've done all of this before in live gatherings but electronic is a new adventure.

Definition: Adventure......  what happens to you when your plans run out...

see ya
Bob

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday March 9, 2021
« on: March 09, 2021, 05:24:36 PM »
Tom....

That photo is great......  an example of one to hold the bulb and 200 to turn the ladder ! ! !

see ya
Bob

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Intimidation meaning to me!!!!
« on: March 09, 2021, 04:29:03 PM »
Dennis....

Thank you for sharing your story.  I will offer here what support I can from several thousands of miles away.

In 1999 I was diagnosed with a leukemia that they told me was NOT going away. We played the chemo game for 12 years and then I fell into a stem cell transplant protocol that had me living in Seattle for most of a year and a year after that sequestered with a slowly growing back immune system.  This last year with covid has not been a whole lot different than that year at home.

My best modeling and the ability to share with this forum has largely occurred since that year in 2013.  Many of the modelers on this forum supported me during that time and I am greatly thankful.  And.... by the way.... the leukemia is gone.

Allow me to encourage you, as John has, to open up some of those kits and venture off.  If you are still uncertain, order in some raw materials from Northeastern scale wood in Mass. and some doors and windows from Tichy in NC and build some simple (crude) shacks and simple structures, loading docks, fences, and other not complicated things and learn your way around handling the materials.

Oh yeah!  Order in a BUNCH of #11 xacto blades.

If I can do this stuff anyone can.

Again.... thanks for your part in all of this and let us know from time to time how you are doing and how we might help.

see ya

Bob

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