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Old 11-19-2013, 04:25 AM   #6539
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #6540
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Dang, I thought you had some cute cuddly creature giving you a hug, not a darn gun sleeve. That goes to show you how easily the eyes can be deceived. Sena spent the first six months living with me wrapped around my wrist and that's what your picture looked like to me. (remember iPad, small screen) I lovingly referred to her as my hairy wrist tumor. It was when she decided that she didn't need to stay on me that the fun really began. She became this tiny brown tornado that could be destroying her 3rd item before I could grab the paper towels to clean up the first mess. Thankfully that stage only lasted 3.5 years. By age 4 she had started to calm down. Now at 16 she is quite the little lady -- sweet and gentle I hope you can join us at the GC@CL in April and meet her.
Sorry to disappoint, there wasn't much cute or cuddly in Mosul unless you count the rats and mice. I am hoping to find the fun in April but I will see how my work schedule pans out: us whippersnappers still have to make a living. Is 16 still young ( Sena, not me)?
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #6541
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When time permits I am working on a 3 3/4" scale 7 1/2" gauge Garrett 2-4-0 + 0-4-2 live steamer. It is big enough that when finished I will ride inside the cab to run it.

The gentleman who designed it lives in Australia and the think will be about 12 feet long when complete. John's wife is running the loco in the attached picture.

I have a couple of boxes of Brass from when we were into the smaller stuff. Keeping it because we can no longer recoup the money paid for them.
What is the operating pressure going to be?

I like to watch live steam but helping Dad and the others with the roadbed always seemed like too much like work, especially in Texas in the spring and summer heat.

I know what you mean about not being able to recoup your money on brass locos. I bought my first one, a Tenshodo 0-8-0 kit (1960?) and then at least one of every Santa Fe model built in brass, except the "Blue Goose" built by Hallmark. My grandaughter wants to know why I have so many locos that look alike but she doesn't understand "it was a good price" Good plastic has destroyed the value of brass collections. If you will remember in the late 50's through the 80's, if it wasn't brass it probably didn't run very well, now the plastic runs better then the brass, looks as good, and doesn't cost near as much.


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Old 11-19-2013, 07:58 AM   #6542
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #6544
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Ho hum! only 1 and 1/2 pages to catch up on.

What do I do now! (Oops! DW is listening.....Ssshhhhh.)
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #6545
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Car soap opera update:

I went by the garage and met with the owner and the frame guy. They put it on a rack and we all had a look. The frame looks OK - but the doors and lower skirt are toast. The post looked pushed back to DW, but it's fine - she didn't look at the other side for comparison - the car has curves!

Short story - $6K in damage, but we took it to the best garage around. I trust the owner - we run on the rescue squad together. If the frame was bent, he'd tell me. Two weeks to get it back - I specified OEM doors and parts. It's new enough that the paint should match up well. He said it would be as good as new...but it won't be. Now it has a carfax ding.

As for the neighbor - I think her driving days are over. The insurance company has apparantly paid other claims for her in the last couple of years and pretty much told her she would be without insurance when the renewal came due. I feel sorry for her. For her sake, I wish she wasn't leaving for a trip with this going on. It had to put a crimp into what may be their last trip.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #6546
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #6547
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #6548
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I would be pleased as punch to go off-roading with my mutey buds! Barb has never been so it should prove to be interesting for her.

Hey Herb !!

It would be fantastic to include you two along with any other mutated Jeepers in an easy to moderate Jeep ride. Big bug Mesa was great !!! the more the merrier. Now that I have the front of my Jeep all solid and tight again we are raring to go.

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Daughter and I are home from hospital. She is doing well, no more seizures and has started medication. Hoping that the road ahead doesn't have too many roadblocks or bumps! Thanks for all good wishes!
Hi Timarti !!

Thank you for the update, I hope the medical profession has determined what caused the seizures and has it all under control now, but y'all arent off the continued care list ... just remember every day is one step at a time.

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What looks like something wrapped around my arm is actually my leg holster. I am kneeling.
Hey Wingennis !!!

There is nothing wrong with a leg holster, especially when you are deployed self protection is the first and last line of defense, I always used a max-con 5 holster when I carried everyday. Thank you for your service and for your GSD Katy as well. We are happy happy happy to have you along on the rainbow with us.

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Car soap opera update:

I went by the garage and met with the owner and the frame guy. They put it on a rack and we all had a look. The frame looks OK - but the doors and lower skirt are toast. The post looked pushed back to DW, but it's fine - she didn't look at the other side for comparison - the car has curves!

Short story - $6K in damage, but we took it to the best garage around. I trust the owner - we run on the rescue squad together. If the frame was bent, he'd tell me. Two weeks to get it back - I specified OEM doors and parts. It's new enough that the paint should match up well. He said it would be as good as new...but it won't be. Now it has a carfax ding.

As for the neighbor - I think her driving days are over. The insurance company has apparantly paid other claims for her in the last couple of years and pretty much told her she would be without insurance when the renewal came due. I feel sorry for her. For her sake, I wish she wasn't leaving for a trip with this going on. It had to put a crimp into what may be their last trip.
If they drive the MH like they do their little "tanks," well, we will all be safer on the highways. I'm sorry it happened, but I'm not so sorry that she may never be able to drive again. Around here the DMV would most likely revoke the license.

As to the damage, most all is repairable, and yes, you will have a Carfax item when you get ready to resell it, however, keep it for 5 years and the value will catch up with the Carfax info. There is always some dad that is wanting to buy a used car for their child's first "experience."

Drive the heck out of it.
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Hey, TMarti, Great news and I hope it just gets better and better.
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