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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 1/22/2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:00:30 AM »
Ten weeks to go!

15 degrees right now in SE PA


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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: January 15 of 2020
« on: January 15, 2020, 08:26:53 AM »
Morning, all.

Eleven weeks to go!

Some sunshine for a change in SE PA.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: January 6, 2020
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
Starting the regimen of no Mondays for the rest of my life today (one more, the next to last day of work).  Have to review and sign retirment paperwork.

Mild (for winter) temps here in SE PA.  Maybe work outside for an hour or two. Back to the grind tomorrow.  My "replacement" starts today. 

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General Information / Re: Just a thought...
« on: January 01, 2020, 10:57:21 AM »
No apparent answer.  Perhaps some of the southern based vendors would hesitate to commit to travelling at the end of January to Springfield, but would be more comfortable going to  Baltimore a week later.

On the other hand, some of the New England vendors may not want to deal with the grind of consecutive weekends, especially with the possible Super Bowl appearance of the Patriots that second Sunday.

I recall attending a Timonium show on a Super Bowl Sunday in which the Ravens were one of the teams.  Opted to take US 1 north to go home and after 5, there was zero traffic until reaching the PA line.

Look on the Great Train Show website.  They usually list vendors who've signed up.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 12/31/2019
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:32:59 AM »
Easy day at work.  Very quiet.  Get to depart early.  Early evening dining planned with another couple.

Come tomorrow, but 13 weeks remain.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tues. 12-24-19
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:43:20 AM »
Back to the grind after six days of vacation.  Just in time for Christmas as they say. It was marvelous. 

99 days to go.

Cool Yule, Y'all.


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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« on: December 21, 2019, 01:54:00 PM »
Even the best have to rest.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 03DEC
« on: December 03, 2019, 09:54:17 AM »
Chilly, but sunny in SE PA.  120 days to go.  :D

All kind of build up for some snow around here, but last night, they pulled back on that and nothing happened.
 

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: 11/28/19 Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 28, 2019, 01:07:33 PM »
Enjoy the day, everyone.  Came out of mass this morning and NS was blowing the horn approaching Black Rock tunnel (down the hill from the church).

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tues. Nov 26
« on: November 26, 2019, 07:29:09 AM »
Hitting 60 today in SE PA.  Other shoe dropping by Thanksgiving.

No milestones in the countdown today, but I do get stitches out from the Mohs on the Nose procedure.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Nov 22
« on: November 22, 2019, 08:06:19 AM »
70 work days remain now.

Medical visits finished this week (dentist, Mohs procedure, MRI/ankle).  Trying to get myself fixed before work insurance disappears next year. 

No ops this weekend. 

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wed. 11/20/19
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:45:50 AM »
Back at work after two days off for dental and medical procedures.  19 weeks left.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday 18NOV
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:17:00 AM »
Took some time off.  Heading to the DDS shortly to get drilled. 

Some progress in the layout area.  Moved shelving a few feet so allow the layout to move with it and widen the aisle between the legs (U-shaped).

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 15 Nov
« on: November 15, 2019, 07:34:37 AM »
Ahhh...the ides of November.  And payday.  After today's, only ten more.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday the 14th of November
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:08:29 AM »
Good morning.

It looks a lot like winter here, too.  No hunting or fishing on my schedule, though I am also working on layout design.  I've been struggling to squeeze an interchange and small yard into an 18" deep space.  I think I have it finally figured out, but it leaves no room for scenery.  Operation or scenery?  Decisions, decisions. 
 

JB: I've found if you're focused on operating the train, the scenery, or lack thereof,  is not noticed.

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