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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Good on you, Ken! However... having been an executor, you probably know the best thing to do is to have all your assets in a trust. Your will should simply bequest anything that's not already in the trust. If you can keep an estate out of probate, you should. And the best way to do that...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Self can be a dangerous and powerful demon. When self overcomes charity, the devil rejoices. Sorry for the theological references... But... if the shoe fits...
  3. J

    Puzzled About Decoder

    Have you probed the DC output from the board to the motor with a multimeter? I'd be curious to see if you're getting juice there just to rule out the wiring from the board to the motor.
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Good Morning! 73F and mostly cloudy here in Columbus, Ohio. T-minus 12 days to oldest daughter's wedding in Savannah, Georgia. Other than a dog and a cat, I'm the only male in our household. Stress levels are high. Estrogen levels even higher. Send help. Edit to add: Has anyone...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    All spiders have venom. But, not all spiders' venom is medicinally significant. And some spiders, although they have insidious venom, have fangs that can't pierce human skin. Wolf spiders have a painful bite, but their venom isn't too nasty... And they are fairly non-aggressive, usually...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    I woke up this morning and went into the basement to see how the glue dried on the fist section I ballasted a week or so ago. All good! There is a big N scale show about 45 minutes from me, but I can't make myself go this close to our daughter's wedding. So I'm putting legs on a Rock Candy...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Things are very different these days🤗
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    Gateway Subdivision

    Very impressive build! When I was dreaming up my first layout, I contemplated a "helix" that would climb the outside of a cone shaped mountain, then cross a bridge that spans a river valley to the top of another mountain. Then I realized I was going to bite off more than I could chew. Kudos...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Good Morning all! I was able to head home an hour early yesterday so I could mow before it rains for the next 3 days straight here in Ohio. Good thing, too. Grass was tall and thick! I mow about 6 acres.. takes me right around 3.5 hours as long as I don't have to stop too many times to...
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    Ho engines triggering overload light gradually. Help

    D&J (Ken) is probably right. Sounds like that loco needs some cleaning. A poor electrical connection will cause a motor to draw more power than it would otherwise need. I would start by giving it a bath in contact cleaner, like CRC Electrical Parts Cleaner. It's a sprasy that evaporates...
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Bit the bullet and decided to rent a U-Haul for the trip to Savannah. Best result is seeing the stress leave my Wife's mind and body. I think she is relieved that we will have plenty of cargo area now.
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Good morning! Overcast here in Ohio today, but at least it's not raining. I hope to head home from the office mid-day today so I can mow my grass forest this afternoon. If I can start mowing by 3:00, I'll be done by 7:00, in time for dinner. Although, the grass is so tall and thick, it may...
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    steel & scrap ideas you may like

    If I modeled in HO, I'd take them off your hands. I appreciate the effort that went into those scenes, and would love to have those in N scale for layout. I'd find a space for them.
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    steel & scrap ideas you may like

    Those are really cool! 😎 Did you buy those or build them yourself?
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    Running Bear's May 2022 Coffee Shop

    Infection rate may be higher, but I'd like to know if the symptoms are the same or less severe. I got Covid not long after getting the first Moderna booster shot last October. It was just like a cold, but more chesty and less nasally. I was grateful to be able to breath through my nose while...




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