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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: EXPO Road Trip
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:09:43 PM »
Inspector Clouseau and I have had a conversation.
If you narrow down the fact that all of the investigators have visited the secret locale and returned home in a very short period of time, we can concentrate our speculation on western Massachusetts or southeastern New York state. Unless of course they used Jimmy's private jet.
Our trench coats go to the cleaners Monday morning. Please don't inquire, "Why?".

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: EXPO Road Trip
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:44:39 PM »
Troy is also home to the Renselear model railroad club. Never got there, but have heard it's worth the trip. Lots of NMRA members with layouts at that end of the state also.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Nov 17
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:08:56 PM »
What I meant to say was that repair cost was 2/3 of new one.  Got a new one.

I promise NOT to tell Jim my late mother used to say "bad luck comes in three's". He wouldn't want to read/hear that.  8)
All quiet in Reading country this AM as Postal Karl's absence can attest.
Model on, all.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:57:36 AM »
Stopped by. Good reads this AM all, 'ceptin for ACLTom.
Back to the mire.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday the 13th of November
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
Laying low after my wife's second round of cataract surgery this AM. First operation was uneventful, so the fingers are crossed again which makes modeling a little difficult. Note to self: maybe that's an excuse I can use to explain some of my previous modeling efforts.  ;) 
Will be driving to the procedure through rain this morning.
That's all I've got for now, folks.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Veterans Day Saturday, November 11, 2017
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:19:55 AM »
Having "done five", four on the big grey boats including 6 months in the Gulf of Tonkin as an "intelligence officer" (oxymoron?), my thoughts this AM are about the ones who can't post here or anywhere else. My lesser concern is about those who don't give a           about those efforts and where that leaves our grandchildren, who, bye the bye, are coming for the weekend.
This is the second weekend of the huge mid-Atlantic model railroad open houses. From north Jersey down into Maryland and out to western Pennsylvania, you can show up unannounced at numerous homes and clubs to see model railroading at it's finest. The listing site says you can't link without permission, but if you do a Google search on PA models railroad tours, you can probably figure out how to see the roster.
Got to get ready for choral Christmas Concert rehearsal. Have a super one everybody.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday - Nov. 9, 2017
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:30:06 AM »
Morning all,

I think Greg needs to cut down on the caffeine.   :)  Nice picture Dan, wish I would have seen that tooling around the area last week.

Looks like I'm going to spend part of my Saturday doing something I hate to do - new car shopping.  I got the repair estimate on my van last night and decided that it wasn't worth it to sink that much money into a vehicle that's 10+ years old with 144k miles on it.   :(  It's been nickel and diming me to death as it is and now it's starting to up the ante big time.   >:(

Have a great one!

Move over, brother! Except mine's not nickle/diming me. The sunroof leaks and when I went out to check it this AM, the DIC says "Service Air Bag". Not keen on driving it anywhere for service and doubt it has much trade in value. RATS.
But I do have a basement and am making slow progress down there rolling the boulder up hill.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday November 6,2017
« on: November 06, 2017, 06:34:38 AM »
"All play and no work makes Jack a Jerk" or sumthing' like that...

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw parties.  8)

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:10:34 PM »
Backing up a few photos or days, what is the approximate volume of the storage tank that's scaled over the Tortise machine: in 1:1, how many gallons of fuel would that rascal hold? Driving uptown this afternoon I noticed a local oil dealer has a similar tank and the barrier ring around it is three cinder block courses high, There must be a formula out there that says how high the "ring" should be in relation to the volume of the tank. My quick fix if I was faced with this problem would be to look for something cylindrical like the cardboard center of the roll of tape in one of your photos and face it with something replicating concrete or cinder blocks. But who am I to tell the master how to do anything?

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday morning,Post EXPO
« on: November 05, 2017, 06:55:21 PM »
Tom, last year I had issues with my cervical spine. The VA did a fusion on my neck and everything worked out fine. My chronic issues with my lower back go back almost 12-15 years. The VA (and other second opinions) will not commit to do anything there for me. They feel that the percentage of success is too low for them to consider going ahead with any procedure. So....I have bad days and I have worse days....!!

A bad back is indigenous to folks who ever worked around the 'Gator Navy. Too much lifting and to many hard stops in rough seas.
Get better, Seabee!

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:46:37 PM »
Thought from my experience up in the panhandle that the expression is "mo betta'"  :D

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, November 4, 2107
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:08:30 AM »
Random question:
Is Altoona related to Charlie the Tuna of Starkist fame? Just wonderin'.
Grandkids final soccer game of the fall season this AM. Then? Who knows?
Safe travels to all the folks out in central Pennsylvania. The rest of you? Enjoy your fourth day on National Model Railroad month.

Rolling Stock / Re: Upgrading an PSC Milwaukee Rd Electric Box Cab to Dcc
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:15:22 PM »
Quick and easy.(End sarcasm).
Love it!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:04:19 AM »
We moved to Reading country to be near the grandkids, but this is getting ridiculous! Thought I had some ME time blocked around the end of the day today, but #3 has a fever, and you can't mess with soccer schedules, so we're into the breach after a funeral this morning.  >:(
But I promise, NOTHING gets in my way of an Operating session at Massive Ralph's tomorrow. NOTHING.
Hope your day goes better.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday October 26
« on: October 26, 2017, 06:50:53 AM »
Returned to Reading country last night. I sincerely hope the road warrior days are over and done with for a long while.
Got to get busy and make up for all of the time lost away from the basement.
Cheers, all.

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