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    Friday! It's finally Friday. However in Chessie's world of being a Pepsi employee I'll have a visit from all of my bosses next week. Today and Monday will be a dusting off and polishing everything. I feel as if though I'm back in the US Army again. I was never a fan of dog and pony shows. At any rate at least I can reap the benefits of two days off. Hopefully I can accomplish something on my layout this weekend.

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    Bruce - It sounds like you're ready to try out for the sequel of "Grumpy Old Men". My wife sometimes says that I can get pretty grumpy and all I can tell her is that I have been practicing for many maay years. Maybe I'm finally getting to down right. Name:  icon_lol.gif
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    Morning Folks ... Just leave the pot for me. Slept in late because I could not go to sleep last evening and as I really had nothing really on my mind - I just could not doze off.

    Good to see all the strays showing up again around here - lol. Told you! JOE is just crammed chock full of knowledge. BTW .. didn't most of the cars that were used have seat backs that they just shifted to the other side for the return trip?

    Well doggies .. from drought to the "storm of the century"! All the TV weather people are preaching gloom and doom this morning and, we currently have partly cloudy outside, and doubtful that we will experience very much of the deluge they are shouting for 50-100 miles to the North. It never fails to surprise me what a difference 30-40 miles makes in the weather patterns here.

    That's about it from here, except .. I am expecting a couple more passenger and freight cars for my minuscule MARX collection. About a year or so back I started gathering a few of the 4 wheel - 6 inch cars. They are great for the g-kids to "bang"around and they are simple to re-rail when they derail. I have two sections of rollers - set of nice ones for me and set that I don't mind if they get banged up- which the "wee ones" are good at!
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    Sherrel
    I survived Charles Tillinghast & Carl Ican
    Here, hold my beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raincoat2 View Post
    Willie - Never mind - I get it - you must do this in areas where you haven't started the ground cover, and just let the overspray go onto the plywood. Gotcha.
    Johnny
    There are folks that paint the flex track before attaching it. It does leave little shiny spots where the molded on track clips (is that the term?) cover the track before you curve it. Those have to be touched up. Too much trouble for me. But like everything, there is more than one way of doing things. Others use a paint pen and do it by hand, or a fine brush and hand paint. My method is easiest for me.

    Willie

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    Testing... testing...

    Tapatalk must have upgraded again;I had to sign in today, something I haven't had to do in forever.

    I'm really getting excited about the train,show tomorrow. Haven't been to one in a couple of years, I actually have money to spend, and the wife wants to stay home.

    10 days until they start work on the basement. The end of the tunnel is almost in sight.

    Oh yeah: Got a Kato UP Mikado in the mail yesterday.

    One other note. Went to the sixth session of my cop class last night. It was interesting but grim. It was the Detective Bureau's turn, and the brought security camera footage. Than god most of it was in black and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnsf971 View Post
    Bruce, most of us old guys are mad because we're old, so it doesn't take much to push us over the edge...
    Get off my lawn!

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    Beady - I posted an answer to your flying switch question yesterday, but then the Coffee House moved ahead. Here is a video of a "Flying Switch". A car or cars are set in motion and the locomotive is uncoupled and the cars are switched onto another track.


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    Wow! Thanks! Looks like fun.

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    This turned up in the newspaper. Apparently, Lansing at one time had trolleys running on a regular basis out to Lake Lansing, then a popular amusement park and water recreation area.

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    Afternoon All,

    Finished up about half of the second platform before I ran out of modeling wood. It will probably be several days before I can get more. Tomorrow we have youngest grandson's karate advancement program then the train club for a bit. Sunday I should start working on the tracks for the crane.

    Garry- Very nice scene.

    Ken- I'm glad you are doing better.

    Sherrel- Those in warmer climates have to stick together!

    Beady- Congrats on the windfall, they are always nice to get.

    Joe- Welcome back. That sounds like a very interesting kitbash.

    Johnny- I use a latex paint called "Rust" from Lowes. I brush it on with a paintbrush. At first it looks off but as it sits for a couple of days it looks good. Jeffrey was the one that gave me the info on it when I first started laying track about 5 years ago.

    I hope everyone has a good night.
    Curt Webb
    The Late Great Pennsylvania Railroad
    PRR Bellevue Subdivision

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