Could be the cure we've been looking for and it's right under are noses.
Greg- the property our club is looking to relocate to. The owner wants to expand & build a hobby store on the property. Across from Brown’s Bar(which is next to Marshfield FD).Good Morning Everyone.......sunny here in this part of Wisconsin. Could use some rain.
Trip to the hospital (clinic) today and then out for dinner which ruins anytime for model railroading.
Sherrel: You're correct about losing all interest in major league sports. I don't need watch them to see various politic and other agendas presented before, during or after the game. It should be sports and only sports related. The police brutality stickers now being allowed on NFL helmets this season was pushed me over the edge. I guess not watching any professional teams and maybe include college sports now that they want to pay college players, I'll have more time for model railroading.
It's been taking since April to get credit for two cable boxes we returned to ATT. It still isn't resolved and we're paying for boxes we don't have or use.
MikeInHub City: Mike, I heard from a friend that there's a good model railroading hobby shop in Marshfield. Is this true?
My MR&T caboose should arrive today or maybe tomorrow.
That's all for now.
Somebody WANTS to open a hobby store???? They must think the brick and mortar sector has been decimated enough to create room.Greg- the property our club is looking to relocate to. The owner wants to expand & build a hobby store on the property. Across from Brown’s Bar(which is next to Marshfield FD).
Your second photo is very interesting. Do you think you can share more of the train in the back ground? The wreck recovery train....that's cool!Good morning. Been AWOL again. Been out working in the shop trying to get my last few items taken care of. The fuel with no lead and now containing alcohol has been driving me nuts. The cars going up for sale are remaining dead stock. If the buyer wants to upgrade them, more power top them, but many do want them as they were manufactured. My keepers have all had the fuel systems upgraded to stainless steel to deal with the alcohol in the fuel and the engines have finally had all of the valves and valve seats converted to hardened steel to deal with the unleaded fuel. My son came over yesterday to help me with the '54 Pontiac. I can handle a regular head on a 6 or V8, but the head on the straight eight in the Pontiac was a bit too much for me to handle alone. It's back on and all that needs to be done is a tune up on it. Also changed the oil on 4 of my cars, my son's Subaru and even the garden tractor.
James - I will have to agree with you on sports. With all of the political opinions of the players I have also had it. It's sure nice to have the additional time spent watching sports to use on other things.
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Willie - I sure enjoy seeing all of the small details you've been adding to your towns. Excellent work. Those new Scale Trains locomotives are beautiful. Wish they made something I could use.
Curt - Hope that you are finally able to get a hold of your new doctor. I am impressed with your benchwork. You have done a lot of planning and it's going to be so much easier to get the wiring done without having to crawl under the layout. Nice work. Like the coaling tower.
Louis - That menu you posted a few days back was interesting. Reminds me of when we were still living in Miami and had season tickets for the Dolphins at $145 each for the season on the 45 yard line. Nice photos.
TLOC - Enjoying your photos a lot. Excellent work.
Garry - Really like those Great Northern FA units.
Joe - The photo of the train at the Red Bank station is a winner.
Justin - I keep some of that LaBelle oil both in the train room and upstairs on the work bench, along with some Teflon grease. Enjoy those locomotives.
I did get over to the club last night again but I sure didn't like the bullshit of having to wear a mask as the Museum told the club we had to do. I have a copy of out dipshit governors mandate and it says that if we ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC masks are not required. If I wear my glasses, they get fogged up and if I take them off, I can't read the Digitrax controller. Here are a few photos. One guy brought over a really nice AmCrap train. I have this thing about AmTrak because they dropped the southern route across Montana that we used to take to Chicago when I was a kid, but I do like passenger trains.
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One member also brought a nice NP Challenger.
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It was hard trying to take photos as we had 7 trains running at the same time and you couldn't lollygag around or there would be a wreck. Here's my F units pulling a 58 car train around the layout.
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A few of the members hadn't seen the A-B-A units before because I normally ran on week days. They couldn't believe the pulling power of the three units.
Have to go move some rain birds. Later
This goes back quite a ways. I believe the real problem is that Kadee, while their couplers are excellent, isn't the easiest company to work with if you happen to be an OEM wanting to use their products. Years ago when Intermountain and Red Caboose were offering kits and assembled cars, they wanted to include Kadee couplers. Kadee insisted that their couplers be included in the box, in Kadee packaging. Thus was born that disaster of a coupler, the McHenry. Kadee wasn't negotiating from a position of strength. Their patents had expired. I suspect that the Scale Trains issue may relate more to a failure to negotiate terms than actual cost, but who knows? Maybe some night at a show post plague I'll see him again and buy him a few drinks and see of I can pry it out of himTerry, Joe and anyone else. When ST 1st showed their products at a Trainfest in Milwaukee a few years ago I asked Shane about couplers.I truly don’t understand ( I do, it’s profit margins) any company let alone a new company making their own as Kadee’s are so great and so prevalent. Personally, I had trouble with the 1st batch of couplers on the Museum Turbines and the Classic box cars. I never have had an issue with any Rivet Counter coupler, and they are all the same accept the shelf couplers on the oil tankers. My last patch of cars came from a weathering company with springs missing. ST is second to none and as good as DirectTV was when Paul Allen was alive and still owned it. Replaced immediately by ST. I think they should have left off the couplers but Shane said, then folks would not buy as they don’t know how to install things! The flamefest was such a shame and so childish.
I got an email from MRH about weathering old dumpsters and thought of you doing it. I hadn't connected about you actually being the one doing it with them. Nice work!Great pictures everyone!
The baby Hi-cube is a BB from the 70’s and may have been part of the 1st bunch of boxcars I purchased. I am using that as part of my dumpster weathering thread at the MRH forums as we were trying to imitate dents using canopy glue. Not working out so well, actually a failure but a good experiment. TomO
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Thank you, I got the same email and 1st thought was cripes, those are mine. It has been a little adventure that got derailed for a couple days. Some good ideas and pictures were tossed about.I got an email from MRH about weathering old dumpsters and though of you doing it. I hadn't connected about you actually being the one doing it with them. Nice work!
A second thought now that's its all over....that maybe she could of went with the guy who offered a ride and returned with my truck. A case of poor judgment on my part.GREG - That is quite an adventure you two were on. Glad things worked out the way they did for you- not sure that I could have left the spouse alone as you did - EEK!
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