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Nothing! It's still 28 degrees here - at 1:15 PM -  on the balmy Gulf Coast, there's ice (ice!) on my steps/ramp leading into my train building and I can't get in, anyway. Ok, I know how, but it's probably freezing in there. Literally. Funny white stuff on the ground in spots.

Who do I call to complain? Who's in charge?

D500 posted:

Nothing! It's still 28 degrees here - at 1:15 PM -  on the balmy Gulf Coast, there's ice (ice!) on my steps/ramp leading into my train building and I can't get in, anyway. Ok, I know how, but it's probably freezing in there. Literally. Funny white stuff on the ground in spots.

Who do I call to complain? Who's in charge?

You southern boys can't take a little cold?????

Going to be in the low teens here in NY tonight. I'd still trade places with you in a heartbeat. At least you know it will warm up sooner than it will here.

Bob

RSJB18 posted:
D500 posted:

Nothing! It's still 28 degrees here - at 1:15 PM -  on the balmy Gulf Coast, there's ice (ice!) on my steps/ramp leading into my train building and I can't get in, anyway. Ok, I know how, but it's probably freezing in there. Literally. Funny white stuff on the ground in spots.

Who do I call to complain? Who's in charge?

You southern boys can't take a little cold?????

Going to be in the low teens here in NY tonight. I'd still trade places with you in a heartbeat. At least you know it will warm up sooner than it will here.

Bob

Hmm, 47 degrees officially in Carson City, lots warmer than that in the sun. Might put the top down so I can see all the

snow up in the sierras

beardog posted:
RSJB18 posted:
D500 posted:

Nothing! It's still 28 degrees here - at 1:15 PM -  on the balmy Gulf Coast, there's ice (ice!) on my steps/ramp leading into my train building and I can't get in, anyway. Ok, I know how, but it's probably freezing in there. Literally. Funny white stuff on the ground in spots.

Who do I call to complain? Who's in charge?

You southern boys can't take a little cold?????

Going to be in the low teens here in NY tonight. I'd still trade places with you in a heartbeat. At least you know it will warm up sooner than it will here.

Bob

Hmm, 47 degrees officially in Carson City, lots warmer than that in the sun. Might put the top down so I can see all the

snow up in the sierras

Then go out with a cocktail and sit on the front deck and watch the sun go down

Sorry guys nothing extraordinary so far today. It's just been a small circle of little things again. Decided to put the telephone poles in. I cut the bases off them and found a drill bit the same diameter of the pole. I took one of the cut off bases and drilled out the center to use it as a template to drill holes in the sidewalks. Drilled to holes and then vacuumed them out.  Added the glue I was using for the cattails and ran out of patience holding the first one in place. So that is why you see all kinds of things holding them in place. The last pole was going on the corner and another pole would be on the side street. I wanted to try something different so I sacrificed one pole cutting off the top part and on the other pole cutting a bit off the top. Placed the one piece on top of the other like you see sometimes at intersections of streets. Then I took the girder over the tracks and painted one side black. Once that dries I'll paint the other. With glue dried on the roof on my building I painted that black and added some small blacks cinders I had. So that has been my day so far. Now I am going to surf the net a bit looking for water fowl for the pond area. And sorry definitely no pink flamingos LOL Pics...............Paul

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beardog posted:
beardog posted:
RSJB18 posted:
D500 posted:

Nothing! It's still 28 degrees here - at 1:15 PM -  on the balmy Gulf Coast, there's ice (ice!) on my steps/ramp leading into my train building and I can't get in, anyway. Ok, I know how, but it's probably freezing in there. Literally. Funny white stuff on the ground in spots.

Who do I call to complain? Who's in charge?

You southern boys can't take a little cold?????

Going to be in the low teens here in NY tonight. I'd still trade places with you in a heartbeat. At least you know it will warm up sooner than it will here.

Bob

Hmm, 47 degrees officially in Carson City, lots warmer than that in the sun. Might put the top down so I can see all the

snow up in the sierras

Then go out with a cocktail and sit on the front deck and watch the sun go down

I wont be doing much either.  Fed Ex didn't deliver my track order due to weather.  UPS, USPS, FED EX air, and FED EX corporate all delivered????  Maybe it will be here tomorrow.  

Paul:   Phone poles look great!  You have inspired me to go find something to work on myself!!!  

Jim 

Since Elliot, Bob and Mark have brought up the subject of supportive wives, I thought I would chime in on that.

No question, a supportive wife can be huge for a model railroader. Mine doesn't do anything directly related to my trains or layout, but is still very supportive in the following ways, which may also be true for many of our Forum friends:

1) she's always been tolerant of the hobby, and appreciated the common interest and bonding it provided between me and our son and daughter when they were children;

2) she understood the trains were a good man cave for me to escape to, and get my mind off my prior highly stressful work as a divorce litigator;

3) she appreciated that I did not have the trains completely take over the playroom in the basement. I left room for a large couch still there, and for our teenage kids to socialize with their friends and do things unrelated to the trains.

4) she tolerated me tunneling thru the wall so the trains could leave the playroom in the basement and travel around the washer/drier and 3 walls in the laundery room. Below are pictures of part of my laundery room layout. I usually have a green felt cover over the washer/dryer to hide it:imageimage

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Mo985 posted:

Mike G,

You are an outstanding individual!! Its members like you that make this forum a great place!!

Well done Sir, well done! (slow clap)

Thanks Mo, it's really fun to do little projects, I am still working on the moving escalator!  It just like when you stepped up and helped me with the airfield numbers!

Busy busy 'round the P&L.

All the track is laid, powered, and switches wired, but only half of it is ballasted. Shifting focus to scenery.

Township was out patching holes, and finished painting the grade crossings. Also, prepping for crossing signal placement. 

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Got my Pepsi plant in last week. Didn't fit where I had planned originally, so added some track after my better half pointed out that the lights and signs should be seen from the front. Working on some scratch built flats for the empty wall area and siding in the background. image

Got the power company trucks labeled, next is some color and weathering.

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Got the hill up to Linglestown roughed in, and the auto tunnel installedimage

And lastly, the zoning board approved our plans for a new gas station. We expect groundbreaking as soon as the ground thaws.image

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paul 2 posted:

Sorry guys nothing extraordinary so far today. It's just been a small circle of little things again. Decided to put the telephone poles in. I cut the bases off them and found a drill bit the same diameter of the pole. I took one of the cut off bases and drilled out the center to use it as a template to drill holes in the sidewalks. Drilled to holes and then vacuumed them out.  Added the glue I was using for the cattails and ran out of patience holding the first one in place. So that is why you see all kinds of things holding them in place. The last pole was going on the corner and another pole would be on the side street. I wanted to try something different so I sacrificed one pole cutting off the top part and on the other pole cutting a bit off the top. Placed the one piece on top of the other like you see sometimes at intersections of streets. Then I took the girder over the tracks and painted one side black. Once that dries I'll paint the other. With glue dried on the roof on my building I painted that black and added some small blacks cinders I had. So that has been my day so far. Now I am going to surf the net a bit looking for water fowl for the pond area. And sorry definitely no pink flamingos LOL Pics...............Paul

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Paul- any progress is still progress. The poles look good. Don't know if you are going to string wire on them but if you do then the corner pole should have a guy line running across the street to another pole in front of the grey building. The purpose of this is to support the weight of the wire going in the opposite direction. Look around your neighborhood and I'm sure you can find an example of what I'm talking about.

Bob

Yes Paul, your poles look great!  Having worked for 2 power companies for many years before joining the telephone company 21 years ago, I agree with Bob about the guy wire and pole.  I plan to put up poles on my new layout eventually, but I am not going to mess with "wiring" them.  I admire anyone who does it, but getting it to look right to my eye would probably put me in the state mental hospital!  

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