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    • July 3, 2020 11:12 PM EDT
    • 3 July, 2020 - Finger Lakes Live Steamers, Marengo, New York - well this is proving to be about as weird of year as can be imagined.  On the Memorial Day Weekend, we did get to the Michigan Central Railroad in Metamora, Michigan.  No Ops, but a good time for a week.  And then back to Carlyle.   Yesterday, Jan and I arrived at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers.

      Setup on this beautiful property in the heart of Amish Country there are few masks and social distancing is easy.  But if you want to work on your hobby, this is a pretty good place to endure this strange Summer.

       

    • April 27, 2020 8:45 AM EDT
    • Ralph got all the ticks,I didn't. I just got the picture.

    • April 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      26 April, 2020 - Still in Carlyle.  The Corona Virus certainly has impacted our travels.  This was suppose to be the weekend of the trip East to Ken's OPs, visit Rooster and do some exploring around the EBT and the Pennsylvania Mainline above Mt. Union.  Oh well. 


      Stay safe, stay away from sick people, stay home if you are sick.

              

       

       

      So you are suggesting staying away from sick people then why would you want to visit me?

       

       

       

       

      The boy actually did something yesterday that has been on my list of things to do but never have done. He visited Hawk Rock with his friend that currently home for a visit then back to base and being deployed (USMC) the middle of this coming week. https://uncoveringpa.com/hiking-hawk-rock-overlook-duncannon

       

      I have done many other outlooks and trails which he has not but damnation he made me jealous with the pic he sent me .

       

       

       

      The Susquehanna river is to the right and Shemans Creek (where Ken and Ralph chased the NP 765? steamer and got covered in ticks a few years ago)

      The Pennsy main follows the river. Rockville bridge is just to the south.

       

       

      No Hollywood I ain't taking you as you find all the holes and trip and fall too much !

    • April 26, 2020 8:31 AM EDT
    • 26 April, 2020 - Still in Carlyle.  The Corona Virus certainly has impacted our travels.  This was suppose to be the weekend of the trip East to Ken's OPs, visit Rooster and do some exploring around the EBT and the Pennsylvania Mainline above Mt. Union.  Oh well. 

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      The Seneca, our home away from home, is stored out at our son's.  Plugged in on the pad and awaiting our next adventure.  It was suppose to be at the Bluestone Southern Ops, next weekend.  Oh well.

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      If anything it may be used as a bunkhouse for our daughter's family as we plan a distancing family gathering on Mother's Day.  We'll see if that happens.  The Governor of Chicago thinks all of Illinois lives in a ghetto like he enjoys.   Parks in our area are beginning to open and as Spring is really here in Southern Illinois.  Walks along the Kaskaskia have become part of the daily routine, as Bo needs his exercise.  "Social Distancing" just means less meals out and more time to work on railroad projects.  All is well, here.

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      Stay safe, stay away from sick people, stay home if you are sick.

              

    • June 23, 2020 7:34 PM EDT
    • I would think the cameras would have to be very rugged in addition!

    • June 20, 2020 4:54 AM EDT
    • Cameras in cars are normal these days, and now they’re showing up in RC vehicles too. Cameras come in different forms and types. RC cars deserve the kind that is tiny, possess a decent wide-angle, are flexible enough to cover different angles, and have night vision.

      RC cars with an FPV camera

      1. DEERC DE36W Remote Control Car with 720P HD FPV Camera
      2. DeXop Newest 2.4Ghz 4WD Off-Road Remote Control Car with HD Camera
      3. KOOWHEEL RC Car for Adults and Kids with FPV Camera HD 720P
      4. Hobby-Ace Drift RC Vehicle with 0.3 MP FPV Camera


      For more details, You can visit RC cars with an FPV camera.

    • June 19, 2020 9:54 AM EDT
    •    Greetings, Marwen, and welcome to LSC!

       

         What kind of trains do you run, and are you looking for cars that are compatible in scale and time/era ?

       

         I have a lot of 1940s, '50s, and '60s cars and trucks on my layout, 1:24 scale diecast (supposedly "collector" models, meaning more expensive), but none of them run around, so I can't hlep you, but I know there's plenty of guys here who can.

       

       

    • June 19, 2020 8:45 AM EDT
    • I love Remote Control toys. Such as the RC train, RC car, RC plane. I have 2 RC trains but there is no RC car at this moment. I want to buy RC cars with an FPV camera. Can any member suggest to me? Which RC car best for me? Please share the details.

    • May 17, 2020 6:02 PM EDT
    • This is the time of year when a bunch of warblers come through our area.   Caught a shot of this Scarlet Tanager over at Monticello Park in Alexandria last week.

       

       

      We saw LOTS of neat warblers, but getting pictures is another issue entirely.

    • May 17, 2020 4:36 PM EDT
    • On our feeder, we get a steady supply of cardinals (I can't help but think of the males as flying tomatoes, their red contrasts so much with the background), gold finches, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, and gray squirrels.  

    • May 17, 2020 4:02 PM EDT
    • Wow, great pics!

    • May 11, 2020 12:38 PM EDT
    • Same here. Biggest group is the golden finch((yellow) have a couple of dozen or more at a time on the feeders/ground.

    • May 11, 2020 12:25 PM EDT
    • We have had a pair of Baltimore Orioles hanging around ..eating suet and oranges .. Humming Birds , cat birds, gold finches , Cardinals  .. etc ... 

    • May 5, 2020 9:43 PM EDT
    • Western Tanagers are visiting our feeders right now.

       

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      A Woodhouse's Scrub Jay that landed on the deck next to me this morning.

       

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      Black-headed Grosbeak.

       

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    • April 25, 2020 6:57 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      If you don't feel "Cool" in any vehicle; simply turn on the air conditioner...much more sensible than spending big bucks on some other pile of potential throw away junk... and bragging about it.!!

       

      Or perhaps hang out with you Fred? I know I feel "cool" with anything I drive especially a lawn tractor !

    • April 25, 2020 6:18 AM EDT
    • If you don't feel "Cool" in any vehicle; simply turn on the air conditioner...much more sensible than spending big bucks on some other pile of potential throw away junk... and bragging about it.!!

       

    • April 25, 2020 12:56 AM EDT
    • Daniel Collins said:
       

       

      Don't sweat it. No one looks cool in a Ford Focus...

       

      Thanks?  I think?  

    • April 24, 2020 6:47 PM EDT
    • We just got new Ford trucks at work. No offense to the Ford guys, but we aren't wildly enthusiastic about them.

    • April 24, 2020 10:12 AM EDT
    • Welcome to the Ram Family, Daniel. Here's mine.