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    Default Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXXII

    This is the new place. Try to behave, all y'all remember what happened the last time...
    You're never too old to do something stupid.


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    Good morning fellers. I hope everyone is well. Eric I am sorry for your loss. Dealing with a water outage at the moment. It's been out since yesterday. No idea what the deal is.


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    Good morning. Another mild morning in the 60s, but the rain that moved through overnight is going to make the temps drop again.


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    Western Maryland!


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    Good morning, 56 and rain. Justin, enjoyed the WM Slide show. Recognized a few photos of WM in Baltimore, and Lurgan. The latest "Diesel Era" magazine arrived yesterday. Featured this issue were the Conrail fleet of C30-7As, also of interest a feature on UP Cabin cars, and Suzie Q Dash 8-40Bs.

    Heard from Louis, yesterday. he's doing well and sez Hi! He is still moving, one truck load at a time, and drooling over the space he has for O-96 curves for his O Scale Zephyr.
    No Whimpering!

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    Good morning everyone. 31 and clear here in SW MO, hitting 41 later today. Man, the winds just screamed through this part of the state up to 45mph last night - hard to sleep with that much noise. They've mostly died down now. Predicting upper 40s to 50s through the weekend.

    Justin - Nice tribute they did to Western Maryland

    As promised here are a couple of photos of the layout as it is now.

    Here are two trains coming into Pine Valley Station - well, the steamer's coming into the station, the diesel is passing by.
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    Never had this problem before - I was uploading another photo, tried 4 times and the forum said the "Upload Failed" every time. Anybody else having that problem?

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

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    Good Morning All. A little cooler today at 30 and clear. Still supposed to get into the lower 60's again today without those 40 mph winds. It was a good day to catch up on household chores, sweeping and mopping the floors, cleaning the range etc. Going to pick up the wife's car and return the rental this morning; it's been in the body shop having damage from an anonymous parking lot incident being repaired. Good opportunity to return to the LHS to use my forgotten gift certificate since the body shop is within a few miles.
    Out in the train shed, I continued on my latest structure build.
    OK, I was intending to post some pictures but this website is down AGAIN! It hasn't happened to me in over a month, but it is this time of day always. I'll see what I can read from pages that I already opened while I am waiting.
    All right the website is back on line. Here are a couple of pictures that I took of the construction progress.
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    I mentioned the included details (and Curt posted as well), here they are, partially painted.
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    Terry - Thanks for opening the new shop. It isn't always easy figuring out those Roman numerals, despite the fact that I took two years of Latin in high school!
    Eric - Condolences on the passing of your grandmother. She has entered a better life.
    Johnny -
    I haven't spent that much time on the floor in many years!!
    Wait until you lose a small part under the layout or encounter a wiring snafu. Regarding the photos, try again now...see my problem described above.
    Garry - I have used the tarpaper for roads for over 30 years. It quickly fades from deep black to a more acceptable shade of gray under any kind of light. It seems to stabilize after a few months. Natural weathering.
    Chet - I hear you on gardening in your area. I have to deal with July-August when the heat (and sometimes drought) precludes growing anything but sweet potatoes and peanuts.
    Sherrel - Regarding planting. You're in the same USDA planting zone that I am in. The seeds that I plant (selected vegetables only) in late-January will germinate and sprout when the soil temperature and moisture are ideal, sometimes a week, sometimes 18-20 days after planting. All will survive a light to moderate frost. I planted garlic last October and it has survived the recent single-digit nights.
    David - You must be a happy camper now that you got the cell phone issues fixed.

    Everybody have a great day.


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    Willie - nice photos of your latest structure. Do you use an airbrush?
    Just tried to upload a photo again 3X, no luck. "Upload of the file failed"
    Finally got the system to accept this photo below, but not the other photo I've been trying to upload - it won't let that one in for some reason.

    This one is some landscaping outside of town. Making progress but nowhere near finished yet. A lake and river will be part of the landscape later on.
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    Have a good day everyone.
    Johnny (aka "Raincoat2")
    The New York Central still runs!

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    Morn'in Everybody...Yep...It's a Bear Claw kind'a morning...And maybe Bacon & Eggs with a small side of Browns...

    Willie...In Pix 1 & 2 ?...Are you going to 'Glaze' the Windows and for the Door/Windows did you inset those at all
    or are the frames mounted flush to the face of the structure ?...I've never used these parts & pieces but it seems
    many pix I see of structures the Windows & Doors are inset...I'm not so sure that's the way I'm going to go about
    mounting those items...In my minds eye I see the 'Casings' being mounted flush on the Wall as adding a little bit
    of extra visual dimension and depth...Yet another item for me to play with and test different methods...Trig
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