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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday 12 March
March 22, 2024, 08:12:42 AM
<pounding on the front door>

Raining in Central Florida this morning waiting under the canopy for someone to open up.....I'm hungry for breakfast snd I really need some coffee.

Today's agenda....change the oil in the lawn with TurboTax and write an article for the Gazette. Rain is supposed to stop around 10 but then windy this afternoon.
Someone just pulled into the parking lot....hopefully the have a key to open up
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / January 5 2024
January 05, 2024, 08:32:41 AM
Nice morning in Central Florida today. Sitting on the patio at WaWa drinking coffee before a morning walk.
Then back to the modeling bench and adding flooring to the sawmill
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / January 3
January 03, 2024, 09:03:20 AM
Good morning, ya'll....I've got a bag of Dunkin Donuts, a dozen mixed....anybody made coffee yet???
I've begun placing flooring/decking on the O Scale sawmill I'm working on

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday, December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023, 05:32:57 AM
Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating at the moment.

Coffee is brewing...River Blend from Lakota Coffee in Columbia, Mo.

A quiet day for us today in the Blue Ridge. Celebrating with the grands tomorrow but for sure some time at the modeling bench today

Kit Building / 1:1 Passenger Car Construction
September 18, 2020, 09:41:30 AM
I'm wondering what the real world roof construction would have been on an 1850s passenger car. I'm building a LaBelle kit which will be a 'well used' but not so nearly well maintained car being used as an office/storage space for my Fosscale Gruber Glass Co.
Two questions I have. What was used to waterproof/seal the roof? Sheet goods (like tarpaper) or a tar like substance that was trowled on?
What was the underlying substrate structure. This was pre-plywood days so I'm thinking 2x board material. I've attached a roof photo of Gruber Glass and want to do the same type of 'deteriorating' roof condition on the car.
Gruber Glass is doing well business wise but old man Gruber doesn't believe in spending hard earned money on roof repairs....maybe next summer before the Florida rainy season.
Rolling Stock / Models of H.K. Porter switchers
December 24, 2017, 03:20:49 PM
Anyone know of a manufacturer than offers HO/HON3 models of switchers modeled after the H.K. Porter Co....specifically used on the Oahu Railway and Land Co. (linking all Naval sites on the island on Oahu)
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