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Kit Building / Re: Lorrie's Red Light District by FOS
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:16:34 PM »
Excellent, Exceptional and Exquisite!  ;)   :D   :D   ;D

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday Sep 24
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:38:49 AM »
Morning all,

The day will be split between yard work, grocery shopping and work bench (while watching NASCAR without having to fight through traffic to get there).

Have a great one! 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday!
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:36 AM »
Morning all,

T.G.I.F!   :D  I have a long weekend planned.  I'm taking Monday off.  Actually I took Monday off last week but the office ended up being closed due to the hurricane so I get a redo.   :D  :D  Looking forward to the weekend.  I will find a way to get some workbench time in.   ;)

Have a great one!

Kit Building / Re: First Timer Bar Build
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
Cool!   8)  Looks great.  Thanks for sharing the step by step. 

I have one of these on my workbench that I may slip in as a side project during my next build.  If I model the coal regions of PA I'm going to need plenty of bars.   :D 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday September 21 of 2017
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:37:53 AM »
Morning all,

Raymo - the structure in that picture looks like it was the inspiration for one of the FOS kits, the Porthole Café.

BandOGuy - wish I could join you at the Reading Modelers meet.  The commute from here is a bit tough.   :P

Have a great one!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday Sep. 20
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:40:00 AM »
Morning all,

Good luck with the tree Tom. 

Today is yard waste pickup day in my neighborhood.  Normally you see one or two bags out every second or third house.  You should see what it looks like now.  Mountains of debris in front of every house.  Some bagged.  Some not.  I have about eight bags, two big branches plus the top of some sort of palm piled up curb side since last week.  I seriously doubt everything is going to get picked up today.  Ahhhh...the smell of rotting vegetation.  Gotta love it.   :P  :-\

I actually sat down at the work bench last night for a rare, mid-week, session.  It was short but at least it was a little forward progress.  I've been stalled a bit lately.  I have a long weekend coming up and hope to get back into the groove on Monday (barring another hurricane). 

Have a great one!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Sept. 19
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:15:38 AM »
.....we got a price on a whole house generator system...$17,500 and I had to provide the concrete say I was speechless is an understatement....

I saw a commercial on TV last night for whole house generators "starting" slightly over $1,900.  I laughed at the "starting" part.  I've been researching/pricing generators after last weeks fiasco.  We'll be buying one (most likely just a portable one, not the whole house deal) once things calm down and I figure out where I want to store it.   ::)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Sept. 19
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
Morning Tom and all that follow,

Glad to hear that the oak tree is being taken care of today Tom.  Good luck with cedar.  With all the damage Irma did it's going to take a long time to get everything cleaned up.  The crews have been working hard but there are mountains of debris, fallen trees and partially fallen trees everywhere.

Not much to report here.  Things are getting back to normal but I haven't made any real progress at the workbench lately.

Have a great one!

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:23:45 AM »
I have a confession of sorts to make.

I'm not sure if it's a hold over from the NMRA open house, Hurricane Irma or what.  No matter how I feel, I can't seem to get interested in the layout work. I've been this way for a few weeks now.

I was speaking to Frank Baker, Erieman, this afternoon and he said he went through a similar period after the MRR shoot with Lou Sassi. Frank said he is getting over it but still has the same issue.

Maybe I need more Diet Pepsi, I've been cutting back and attempting to drink more water. ;D ;D ;D

I'm sure it will pass but for now I'm just getting by on a few, okay, 1-2 hours a day in the layout room. I come in, look around, turn around, turn off the lights, leave and lock the door.

However, I do have a little update.

Tom ;D

That happens from time to time.  I've been in a bit of a funk myself lately and passing up opportunities to spend time at the work bench.  I know I'll get over it.  It seems to happen to me when I have too many things on my plate, other than model building, that I should be working on.  Either at work and/or around the house. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, Sept. 18
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:40:05 AM »
Morning all,

Had a scare yesterday afternoon. The power went out again around 4 PM. I called upon all the dirty words I learned as a kid and used a few I know as an adult.  After about 90 minutes I was going to call Reading Bob and go get my generator back.

After the 90 minutes the power came back on. Seems they shut off the power to reconnect the power a few blocks from the house. All is well.

Have a great day ya'll.

Tom ;D

That would be scary!  I'll be happy to run your generator down anytime you want.  I'll give you a call later to talk about that.  We can't thank you enough for letting us use it.  Things are almost back to normal around our house.

I had originally scheduled last Monday as a day off.  As it turns out the office was closed so I was allowed to cancel that and take the day another time.  I scheduled it for this coming Monday.  I'm hoping we don't have a repeat of Irma with Hurricane Maria.   :P  :o

Have a great one!

There was a great thread that Martin Ojaste had done on building Grandma's House but, alas, it appears that it's no longer here.   :'(  I had a link to it in one of my build threads but it now leads to a dead end. 

This is one of the few Campbell kits I've retained and it does look a bit tricky.

Layout Tours / Re: The Black Bear and Bayou RR
« on: September 17, 2017, 11:51:23 AM »
Wonderful Leo and Lorrie!  Two thumbs up! 

I'm just getting caught up on this.  The pictures don't show when I access the site at work (too many web filters  ::)  ) but I can see them at home.   ;D   ;D   ;D

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday Sep. 17
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:37:50 AM »
Morning all,

Yes, we're back!  Thanks to all for the welcome back to the civilized world.  5 1/2 days without power in Florida is no picnic.  What saved us was Tom's very generous loan of his generator.  It's noisy as heck and drove the wife and son nuts (while I was at work) but it ran the fridge, lights, a few fans and let us recharge our devices.  A couple days I thought I going to come home from work to a beheading fit for "Game of Thrones".  But, without it we would have been been forced to find a hotel room which many in our neighborhood did.  Now I have to get it back down to Tom's before the next hurricane gets here.   :o

Now that life is returning to normal I can get back to the workbench in the comfort of the A/C.   ;D   ;D   ;D

Have a great one! ;D   ;D   ;D


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, Sept. 16th.
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:15:08 PM »
And we have light!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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