Curse You, Red Baron!
I sure want to know how NASA can communicate with a satellite probe to the furthest reaches of the galaxy for years when my computer dies after barely an hour?
That's an early Proto 2000 model. The drive was a Chinese clone of an Athearn drive.I will have to agree with the statements about the BL2 being an ugly locomotive. I sometimes wonder if the train crews had a paper bag over their heads when working with one. I have one that I custom painted for my railroad many moons ago. I can't remember who made it. The chassis and motor look just like an Athearn locomotive, but it is not. Had to remotor it also because it also ran just like an old Athearn locomotive.
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Troy - I missed this post earlier today. Really nice start. At your pace, you'll have track and trains in no time.I found time to work on the layout yesterday... procrastination/Writer's Block is good for that at least. Managed to get all of the OSB screwed onto the top of the benchwork. Had to fix the height of two sets of legs, and add bracing where I forgot that I'd have edges of the OSB falling. Most of that I could handle by gluing/screw scraps onto the next joist over.
Here she is in all her glory:
I also managed to string the 12 gauge main bus wire. Right now, I'm planning on using Ron's (Ron's trains and things) wiring method. Ordered everything I didn't have from allectronics.com and was only $10 away from free shipping. Darnit... add more terminal blocks... Oh, crap, I crossed the quantity-discount level, what else can I add... more wire!
Lee - I didn't realize that you were also another gardener. Looks like the heat of August got to my tomato plants and I won't be having a second picking this year. But I had already canned 24 quarts of spaghetti sauce and six pints of salsa earlier in the spring. I had them all of the way up through July, and we ate the last remaining one about two weeks ago. The pepper plants, both bell and jalapeno all have survived and I may get a second round from them. I never had any luck with pickles so I gave up twenty years ago.Cucumbers are dead only canned 6 quarts this year because of this virus everybody was Hoarding up the Dill this year and mine didn’t far to well.Tomatoes did well my second picking is on if I can keep those Squirrels from eating them.
When I was in Jr High/HS, our church youth group always went to OC for our annual district MYF conference. The weekend after peak Shoobie season.Good morning y'all. This morning's low was 61, going to 79 today. Nice weekend to close out the Shore Tourist (BENNY) Season.
I have two projects for the weekend, one, to consolidate some of my modeling notes, concerning my current layout, the other is to actually do some wiring, and set up the second power district on the layout.
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Four car Northward MU departing Gladstone in 1965...Gladstone locates on the PRR/PC Media - West Chester commuter line. This line has numerous close together stations, and many many road crossings, and was / is popular with commuters from Chester and Delaware Counties.
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