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    • September 11, 2021 9:28 PM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      Joe it is really looking good, hoping to get back up that way and run my Mason Bogie but it might be a while as still learning to walk again, but the layout looks great, Bill

       

      Thanks for the kind words Bill. Come on up when you can as you are welcome. It will be good to see you again.

       

    • September 11, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
    • Joe it is really looking good, hoping to get back up that way and run my Mason Bogie but it might be a while as still learning to walk again, but the layout looks great, Bill

       

    • September 5, 2021 8:11 PM EDT
    • Tom Bowdler said:

      Looks good, about 2 hrs from me in Wildwood. I'd like to come over and run when it cools off.

       

      Tom,

      You are most welcome.

    • September 5, 2021 8:02 PM EDT
    • Looks good, about 2 hrs from me in Wildwood. I'd like to come over and run when it cools off.

       

    • September 5, 2021 1:12 PM EDT
    • Hello All,

      My name is Joe Zullo and I am the operations manager (they tell me I am) of the G Gauge railroad division of the Northeast Florida Live Steam RR club. We are now located at the Florida Agricultural Museum which is in Palm Coast, 1 mile south of the St. Johns/Flagler county line. We have constructed a large G gauge RR with three main lines, each over 1 scale mile. We can accommodate live steam, track powered or battery powered equipment. Visitors are always welcome to run their equipment or just hangout. We are there almost every Saturday morning from 9 AM until around 1 PM. New members can join at any time even if they do not own any equipment, but just have a love of trains. There is also a large 7.5 inch gauge railroad under construction with rides on run days. Come visit us any time and consider joining the club. We welcome you. https://www.northeastfloridarailroad.com/

       

    • August 8, 2021 5:16 PM EDT
    • Pete;

       

      Thanks for photos of the layout in operation.  I had to miss Steve King's battery/steam-up this summer.  It was the same weekend as our 51st wedding anniversary!  I figured that if I wanted there to be a 52nd wedding anniversary, it would probably be wise to skip the steam-up. (And yes folks, I DO have my priorities straight!!)

       

      Regards, David Meashey

    • August 8, 2021 2:18 PM EDT
    • Mike took his portable track to New Holland, PA, right in the heart of Amish/Mennonite country. Big Spring Farm has an open day when all the locals turn up (lots of buggy parking, as well as cars for the outsiders,) and lots of check shirts/dresses, hats and suspenders. Also lots of antique tractors!

       

      I was going to run my AML K4 and PRR coaches, but Frank beat me to it. So I ran my Shay instead.

       

       

      Mike Moore had his Aster UK loco with 12 BR 'blood and custard' coaches.

       

      A rare AML 0-4-0 with a bunch of Delton coaches.

       

      We packed up late afternoon, and the visitors started to leave, including these guys in a replica Conestoga wagon.

       

    • August 6, 2021 6:56 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Rooster said:

      Haven't had a chance to load pictures even though I didn't really take that many. Besides every time I did, someone was telling me I was #1.

       

      Ahh, that explains your "I'm number 1" signal to Bruce (behind the camera). 

       

       

       

       

      I just realized you caught the boy with Ken ripping him a new ass (because he can) in that pic!

    • August 6, 2021 6:37 PM EDT
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      Not sure if I posted some of these pics before but felt like train ventilation/foaming this evening.

      Note that I actually "Operated an outdoor railway" by dispatching a helper unit for Ric and Jon in the video and they made the grade because of the "helper" unit dispatched.  

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • July 26, 2021 10:41 PM EDT
    • On the West Coast if you have both shot you will be able to come North after Aug 9, but us Canadain still can't go south yet go figure that out  ????

    • July 26, 2021 5:17 PM EDT
    • Politics.

    • July 25, 2021 6:48 PM EDT
    • David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Amazingly a private conversation comes to the fore. And to top it off the only Gross Stupidity is your belief that your ideological opinion and choice is the only choice anyone can sanely make. Freedom of speech really doesn't make you 

      And until Y O U brought the conversation into the general forum, it was private. And would have remained so had you left it alone.

       

      Said my piece.

    • July 25, 2021 6:28 PM EDT
    • Bob Cope said:

      Apparently there is a guilty conscience in this crowd, I didn't see any names mentioned, or fingers pointed.

       

      Ignoring the facts do not change them, nor make them go away.

       And another full of assumptions and a lack of knowledge on this thread I guess you weren't invited into the private conversation then. 

       

    • July 25, 2021 6:08 PM EDT
    • Apparently there is a guilty conscience in this crowd, I didn't see any names mentioned, or fingers pointed.

       

      Ignoring the facts do not change them, nor make them go away.

    • July 25, 2021 5:47 PM EDT
    • Amazingly a private conversation comes to the fore. And to top it off the only Gross Stupidity is your belief that your ideological opinion and choice is the only choice anyone can sanely make. Freedom of speech really doesn't make you God

    • July 25, 2021 5:12 PM EDT
    • Thanks Fred and Bob.

       

      The way things are going in the US lately, that August date is probably not going to happen. We just returned from an 18 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico where, except in the airport and on the plane, we were pretty much able to pretend the epidemic was over. Reports of surging numbers were on the news out there, but we came home to a dose of reality where hospitalizations and deaths are once again on the rise and new restrictions seem likely. I take some solace in the fact that the new surge is largely around the un-vaccinated, but it sure was nice to experience mask less fun with our kids and grand kids. 

       

      There was a Facebook meme running around the other day  that the point of which was that COVID can fix stupid.  If you are un-vaccinated please reconsider. If you feel you have a medical condition that makes it dangerous for you to get the shot, PLEASE get advice from your physician - Your physician alone is qualified to do a risk assessment.

       

      @Bob - I have tried to keep politics out of this reply. If I failed, please feel free to delete.

    • July 25, 2021 2:03 PM EDT
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         The border is still closed, and the most early date of re-opening seems to rest on the US, and its fight to stem the spread of the virus.

              I would very much like to get the FLLS open house, if it happens this year, but I fear we will not be able to cross the border in time.

        There is some hope that it might open in late August, or sometime in September....but who really knows, with the changes/variations in the virus, and the varied attitudes towards getting the "Jabs".   There is too much political stupidity to even think of getting people to just get the jabs and get over it.    Just because a person is very healthy, can't stop the virus, if that person comes in contact with it, when the chance of survival is threatened without  the vaccine.

              We have great freedoms in North America....even the freedom of Gross Stupidity...along with the freedom of speech, which I'm practicing.

            Thank you for putting up with my long winded note on the subject....now let's get back to MODEL RAILROADING, and FRIENDSHIP.

        Fred

                

    • July 25, 2021 1:45 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

      Any word yet when the border will open again for leisure travel ?

      Nothing definite, but the last I read is Aug 21 or thereabouts.

    • July 25, 2021 1:41 PM EDT
    • Any word yet when the border will open again for leisure travel ?

    • July 25, 2021 1:40 PM EDT
    • The OVGRS has started operations, after a year of "The lock-down"

           Saturday, July 10th was our first of Saturday operations for 2021. We operate every Saturday, weather permitting, through to the middle of October...or whenever the season gets too cold or wet.

            Every Sunday, or at least within a day or so of our weekly OPERATIONS, Mike Hamer posts a blog of the experience.

         Check in for his blogs on the OVGRS web page at:    www.ovgrs.ca  

             The blog contains cheerfull commentary, short videos, and loads of pictures.   

                    We usually have at least 15 operators taking part, in OPERATING the IPP&W Railroad.  Switching, dispatching, meets on the single track railroad, along with comradery, and friendship are featured.

           Please feel free to link in, and enjoy the fun.