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    • June 9, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
      • Floe Ice, Antarctica
         
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      Just taking a picture of Austin cane damage your camera.

       

      Photos......I used to have a freight shed here for photos. I somewhere have a flicker account, I think. Most sites I am on have direct loading from PC  files.

       

      TOC

    • June 9, 2013 2:41 PM EDT
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      You know the old saying...No pictures=it didn't happen!

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    • June 9, 2013 2:54 PM EDT
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      We tell that to the cops here all the time. Really works well.

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    • June 9, 2013 3:40 PM EDT
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      Curmudgeon mcneely said:

      We tell that to the cops here all the time. Really works well.

      TOC

      ...:)...

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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • June 9, 2013 4:03 PM EDT
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      I dug through the archives and found a few that I took the last time I visited the CCRY.  It was during one of those "light mists" that the Puget Sound is famous for.

      Here, GN 1703, a Lionel Atlantic modified to run on batteries and RC, attempts to sort out the switching puzzle that is White Rock.   If I remember correctly, the caboose has to be put somewhere, as the local union rules say that it can't be used to either push or pull with while switching freight.  Diabolical.

      The fuel delivery facility at White Rock.

      Another view of White Rock

      This, I believe, is Malfunction Junction. It is aptly named.  I don't know who the gentleman is in the dayglow green coat is, but hs is occupied in track maintenance, it seems.  The round, white objects, suspended in space, are examples of the light mist that frequents the Puget Sound.

      I'm not sure where this is, though I'm sure that Dave can remove all doubt.  All I remember is that it was wet.  I am positive that there was someone up in the tree with a bucket, just waiting for me to look up.

      This is the same location, looking the other way.  Notice that there is more of the famous Puget Sound mist.  It is either that, or space aliens, take your pick.  When Dave says he runs sun, snow or rain, he is not kidding.


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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • June 9, 2013 6:22 PM EDT
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      Nice pics! :)

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    • June 9, 2013 7:11 PM EDT
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      Couple of changes since those shots.

      Down at Mound House, the oil depot has moved to the south end, beyond the sawmill. Sawmill tracks have changed a bit. Maintenance spur behind the engine house is gone, now on the other side of the main line, backing up to the maintenance shed/building.

      Other than that, pretty close.

       

      Guy in the phosphorescent green jacket is holding the reach rod for the switch stand at the top of River Rock grade.

       

      TOC

    • June 9, 2013 7:23 PM EDT
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      Dave,

      Have you gotten the extension built from MH around the backside of the shed to connect to CC? Or are we still holding at the tree? :)

    • June 9, 2013 8:31 PM EDT
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      Cleaned the 10 old Flathead radiators out last week ($531.02 at the recyclers, no less), cutting back and poisoning the blackberries, next is to shift the north shed south as close to the south shed as we can, THEN we can lay the what, 20-25' of track and connect them up. Close.

      TOC

    • June 9, 2013 9:42 PM EDT
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      Curmudgeon mcneely said:

      Cleaned the 10 old Flathead radiators out last week ($531.02 at the recyclers, no less), cutting back and poisoning the blackberries, next is to shift the north shed south as close to the south shed as we can, THEN we can lay the what, 20-25' of track and connect them up. Close.

      TOC

      Sounds like your working on cleaning it up. It will help ops flow a lot better I suspect. Then you need to create a new backwards waybill to run against the uphill traffic... That would make for some interesting meets on the hill. :)

    • June 11, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
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      I use http://tinypic.com/ to post photos.  They give you all the url's for e-mail, forums etc......   The freight shed is easy but I dont think I can post photos to other sites.  The above link allows me to.   You can also downsize it for whatever you want it for. 

    • June 11, 2013 2:21 PM EDT
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      Bart Salmons said:

      Yes that is a given......it was true in chat as well.....but the basic how to get the pretty pictures in the post once they is on the internets ain't.....

       

       

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      Yup .. Your are right..  I can make a video and put it up on u-tube and make a link here for it but, not show the video here.  Also, can up load a photo to frt. shed but, can't get it to work on here.  We can post a photo up on My web link on MLS.com and copy any photo I have there and copy it and paste it here.  So my setting is not the same as most I guess.. Non- of our computers and some friends puter will not work on here to show photos.  It' just a bummer on new change of program post here for us. 

       

      Hope
      TOC can fig. his setting out so we can see his photos.. 

      This post was edited by Noel Wilson at June 11, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
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    • June 11, 2013 4:45 PM EDT
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      Try this. I've had a Flickr account for years, don't know if I've ever used it.

      That didn't work. Showed the links, but no photo. I tried the bracket img trick, showed a box with red x.
      This post was edited by Curmudgeon mcneely at June 11, 2013 4:47 PM EDT
    • June 11, 2013 9:57 PM EDT
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      Curmudgeon mcneely said:
       
      Stock url, just like I see in other photo posts. Maybe I need to depart and come back. Try that.
       

      Dave,

      I'll try inserting the images in the forum... Where these taken during the convention?

      Guy in black hat is TOC's brother.. Tom. Paul Austin is the guy on the far right (he always forgets the white dot rule!).

      Mound House

      The Shed

      Dave's other brother Pete

       

      Craig

    • June 11, 2013 10:21 PM EDT
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      Some were....I have no button for "insert". I suspect I need to move my bookmark over to FireFox from IE8. I know AdBlockPlus will kill off about a dozen trackers on this site if I do. I think this new forum doesn't support older IE browsers properly.

       

      The K is an early real K. No factory electronics at all. Center two drivers move side to side for curves, something NOT "invented" by Bachmann.

      The tender is a sight to behold...and hold. Embossed rivets in steel, spot welded together, with big ball bearings inside the wheels to allow it to move.

      TOC

    • June 16, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
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      1996

       

      That's when I started paying attention to "TOC" and "Father Fred". 

       

      Both of those guys have been a big influence of all I do and have done with trains, in all scales, ever since.

       

      Its still good stuff.

       

    • June 16, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
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      Those can't be real pictures!   Where's the rain????

       

      Jean and I visited - it was my 57th birthday - and the same year I was laid off and subsequently retired.

       

      But, I digress.   April 2008.   About 38 degrees cold and WET.   I think I operated for over 8 hours.    Yeah, I had fun! :D

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    • June 16, 2013 5:42 PM EDT
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      We ended up with slickers on....rain hats....umbrellas....had to clean the culverts out under the tracks to keep from having a washout.....your wife stayed in the bay window of my office and watched us get freaking soaked!

      What did we get, six or seven inches of rain overnight?

      TOC

       

    • June 16, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
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      So, later in the evening, when the light had gone, and the skies had opened.....didn't we go through every jacket we had in the house that night?

      TOC

       

      (edit...I tried again the bracketed img and slash, got a red "X" in a box)

      This post was edited by Curmudgeon mcneely at June 16, 2013 11:18 PM EDT
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