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  1. Default Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVI

    OK, couldn't wait for Terry, so I'll sub in for him. Here's the new place, watch the paint.

    Last edited by santafewillie; 06-29-2017 at 06:58 AM.

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    Good morning on the new page, everyone. time for a big cup of dark roast with a sourdough doughnut to dunk in it!! Ahhh - the day is looking better already!! 72, heading for almost 90 today. Nice and sunny, but rain for the weekend. Rats!

    Beginning the benchwork on the remainder of the layout. Shouldn't take long, although building the part that circles a square post will be tricky. Got my MBKlein shipment in yesterday - lots of trees and other landscaping stuff, plus 5 late-50's cars. Made more progress on the passenger station. Occurred to me (DUH!) that I need to organize my large modeling area so I can work on 2 or 3 structures at the same time. BTW - several months ago I bought one of those clamp lights with a magnifying "window" to work on structure builds - best thing I've ever done for these aging eyes!!

    Have a good day everyone.
    Johnny (aka "Raincoat2")
    The New York Central still runs!

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    Good Morning All. 76 and overcast today. Temperatures expected to return to the 90's today for the foreseeable future. Good news is that the pool temperature dropped to 82 Sunday/Monday and is slightly chilly but very comfortable...but that won't last long. Grandsons went back home yesterday afternoon so some peace will return to our home life. 3 1/2 days pretty much wore my wife out, I was able to escape to the solitude of the train shed, or do some chores in the garden.
    Speaking of the train shed, I continued to paint windows and trim on a DPM structure that I started a couple of days ago. Installed the glass also. Now to find some appropriate pictures for the windows, and paint and detail the roof. May not work on it today as it is the day for the weekly grocery/beer trip to Denton, with extra stops today.

    Terry - That's a real drag about the computer. Too bad Sherrel acted so quickly!
    Greg – Good luck with the creeper, I know that you can do it.
    Chet – You do know that I was just egging you on. You have stated many times that you are happy with the layout that you have.
    Everybody have a great day.


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    Good morning, 66 and headed for mid 70's. Some wild weather in the area yesterday, nothing affecting us directly, however.

    The oil pressure in our old suburban dropped to near zero yesterday, will be taking it in today. Head gasket leak or sending unit problem? will find out soon enough.

    Everyone have a good one....

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    Good Morning:

    Heavy rain and storms last night. Looks like approximately four inches of rain...again!

    Looks like I solved my dirty track problems that I had in certain areas. Used the alcohol as a spot treatment, followed by a Masonite pad cleaner and then applied ATC track cleaner using my Center Line cars. Ran an DCC w/sound ALCO with 13 cars in tow for over an hour and not a problem.

    Yesterday, ran a loco on yard tracks that haven't been cleaned in months, but also didn't see any traffic. Just the Masonite pad and the loco worked great. Just proves that dirty or plastic wheels can really gum up the track.

    My turnouts are controlled by Tortoise switch motors and found a yard micro switch that controls the direction of two turnouts mounted upside down. When the handle is up it shows the normal direction of traffic. Mounted this one upside down and it causes several mishaps until I realized the problem. Had to remove the fascia panel that the micro-switch was mounted in and turned the switch to the proper position.

    Cleaned up the work bench area and discarded items that I haven't used in years or will never use in the future. Nice bag of trash. Amazing how one collects junk.


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    Curt- glad procedure went well. Early detection is the thing to do.

    Sherrel- Hope your dog is ok.

    Prayers for all.

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    Phil - Thanks for what appears to be an update on Curt's procedure. He obviously hadn't had time to report in here yet.


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    Evening All,

    The procedure went well. They took out 4 polyps and sent them to pathology, but the Doc said she would be greatly surprised if they aren't benign. The downside is I am now on a 2 year cycle.

    Thank you all for your well wishes. I will post more tomorrow.

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

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    Good afternoon. Got rained out again. A cool day, in the low 60's and more thunderstorms again. Did manage to finish detailing all of the cars that are going to auction and got them all back into the shop before the skies opened up again.

    Willie - No problem opening he new place. Terry is probably looking for a new laptop. You are right, I am perfectly happy with the layout I have. Here's the Atlas RS-1 pulling out of the yard. Still have to get used to the built in momentum. Started out of the yard a bit fast and had to slow it down. I'll have to check the instructions and see if it can be turned off. Something wierd with the sound. The turbo (loud tweeting) seems to be a lot more noticeable on the video. Could be the video camera. Not that bad in person.

    Greg - How the tornadoes weren't in your area.

    Got some things to get done, unfortunately not on the layout.

    ................................ Chet

    Video - Switching in Churchill -
    VIDEO Tour of the layout -
    New cab ride -

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRR Modeler View Post
    Evening All,

    The procedure went well. They took out 4 polyps and sent them to pathology, but the Doc said she would be greatly surprised if they aren't benign. The downside is I am now on a 2 year cycle.

    Thank you all for your well wishes. I will post more tomorrow.

    I hope everyone has a good night.
    That's the downside? Dude! You've got two whole years!

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