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You guessed it, my father was from the Davidson/Girvin area of Saskatchewan
I made it out there once to the ol family homestead and the place is decidedly flat so easy to do scenery.
Apparently, I still have 3rd or 4th, 17th cousins out there still farming the same land.
Rey loves the outside now, can't get her to come back indoors anymore.
Pain to walk in the ice and snow, she pulls like an Army mule.
 

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My daughters had three Huskies over the years. They've moved on now, and took their dogs with them, thank merciful heaven. To this day I am still vacuuming up clumps of Husky hair. Your modeling was good, so it wasn't a hard guess. You capture the essence of the thing.

Today's run-by is a little special:

 

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I tested an old Lima switcher that I repaired. Now that it runs, I'll start working on lights and modifications.

 
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I took a break from working on the fiber optics on my backdrop to do a little switching in the main yard. I ran my passenger train on the main also while switching. I am trying to get all my cars to play nice. Looks like an evaluation session is in order soon as some cars are too light, will not freely roll, and 2 are actually too heavy, I think. sigh
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Spent a pleasant afternoon hanging out with "Crusty," hogger extraordinaire. Crusty is
little strange in that he runs the 1:1 scale for a living, and then runs them again in 1:87.
His collection is that of every type of coach and car he has seen in his 26 years on the
high iron.

His layout, I like to think, is of the "old, old school" variety: track on rug.
 

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I tried but failed. I'm in testing for the new layout plenty of bad spots im identifying. Did a pretty shady job in the build mainly due to being pain during the build with the the surgery I had and going to have to redo( should have taken it easy after surgery the hernias poped back out thru the mesh). It's hard to take it easy when your basement floods and your not the type to take it easy. As I like to be doing something most of the time.....
 

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I got 3 locomotives running on the main with loads of multiple cars. I have one boxcar that likes to rock back and forth but never derails. Another 50 ft boxcar derails on occasion after a slope and turn and a caboose that uncouples connected to a flatcar, on occasion, and all depend on speed. Either too fast or too slow the action can happen. With the holidays coming up, I need to fix some track issues, evaluate rolling stock, and measure weights and coupler height...ON ALL MY ROLLING STOCK. I want these 3 train consists running on the mainline without fail so I can tinker in the yards with a forth locomotive, setting up another consist and switching one consist on the mainline for another. If I get good at juggling trains, a fifth passenger train is ready to roll...in fact, I have eight DCC locomotives I can run.
I am also thinking of adding another NCE hand held connection port and handheld for another user to control locomotives for a two person operation. If you have DCC might as well use it!
It was also nice to add this flatcar load I found at Lombard hobbies for $5...it was a impulse buy...

I went to the store to buy a NCE - P515 15 Volt AC 5 Amp Power Supply to replace a MRC transformer I had been using for the same task.
It was a old varible transformer I was getting nervious using as it was over 15 yrs old.
Piece of mind is a issue with me.
 

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I tried but failed. I'm in testing for the new layout plenty of bad spots im identifying. Did a pretty shady job in the build mainly due to being pain during the build with the the surgery I had and going to have to redo( should have taken it easy after surgery the hernias poped back out thru the mesh). It's hard to take it easy when your basement floods and your not the type to take it easy. As I like to be doing something most of the time.....
Sorry to hear about your surgery and discomfort! Definitely take a little more time to heal going forward...👍
 

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Sorry to hear about your surgery and discomfort! Definitely take a little more time to heal going forward...👍

Well when the basement floods either you do something right away or you pay 5x as much...

Sump pump broke caused the flood had to quickly change that out right away and then had to pull up carpet to dry it as best I could and cut out any that was already starting to mold.
 
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