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    Thurmond! That's a great thought, Michael. ...

    Thurmond! That's a great thought, Michael.

    Yeah, I could have done all that no problem, but it would not be satisfying, for certain, Michael. Those old relay logic signal bungalows "just worked"...
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    I have to watch it again. But Moose's cameo...

    I have to watch it again. But Moose's cameo appearance seemed far too short. Buster could have worked Moose into the plot more, maybe with a Vaudevillan comedy duo, but silent you know. Maybe Moose...
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    I tried sayin' that this morning. Got a charley...

    I tried sayin' that this morning. Got a charley horse in my tongue. ...

    Maybe I should have gone to Google translator first.
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    The old school is a good school, Allen. Look at...

    The old school is a good school, Allen. Look at the wheel, the Sumerians invented it some 5,000 years ago. Nothing has topped it.
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    Took me a couple minutes into the film to...

    Took me a couple minutes into the film to discover this was not colorized, but shot in the 1960s. Had no idea he'd lived that long.
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    Wow. :g-job: That is very, very cool.

    Wow. :g-job:

    That is very, very cool.
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    Gondolas truly are the Rodney Dangerfield of...

    Gondolas truly are the Rodney Dangerfield of rolling stock.
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    Just thinking of the beautiful benchwork I could...

    Just thinking of the beautiful benchwork I could have with woodworking pros like Allen H. and aflica helping. Sheesh, be a shame to put fascia on it.
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    "Token" as in smoking funny weed, or one wearing...

    "Token" as in smoking funny weed, or one wearing a toque?:lol:

    You'd be welcome regardless!
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    Maybe two sidings -- one for the chipper, the...

    Maybe two sidings -- one for the chipper, the other for logs and pulpwood. You'd have chipper building, and probably an office, some kind of smallish storage shed and a repair shed for big Cat...
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    Good on you for making a tough decision not to...

    Good on you for making a tough decision not to settle for something that wasn't up to par. Any of us who have been in the hobby for a long time have very likely done the same -- I sure have, anyway....
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    Congrats on the handrails and the repair!...

    Congrats on the handrails and the repair! :thumbs-up:
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    And we'd bring a Moose along, everyone likes a...

    And we'd bring a Moose along, everyone likes a moose.:D
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    How about the other end of the wood-fired...

    How about the other end of the wood-fired powerplant, that is, the woodchip loader. Mike Confalone featured this in an early iteration of his Northeast Kingdom-based HO layout.

    Small logs and...
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    Ooh, ouch!:D Yes, we found the existing frame is...

    Ooh, ouch!:D Yes, we found the existing frame is off square by about 3/16". So we're trying to match a square door to a slightly trapezoidal frame now.

    If I wasn't 1500 miles away, I'd come over...
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    New River Gorge, Hawks Nest even?

    New River Gorge, Hawks Nest even?
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    This all started out a plan to simplify a staging...

    This all started out a plan to simplify a staging yard, Allen.

    But I'm sure a judge will be lenient and you'll be out on parole in a few years.:lol:
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    There's really no correlation between layout size...

    There's really no correlation between layout size and complexity and method of controlling trains. I use DCC on a simple coal branch layout. One train running at a time. I've operated on large DC...
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    Ah, yes, must have a job safety briefing. We can...

    Ah, yes, must have a job safety briefing. We can do that via Zoom chat!
  20. Yes, rick773, posting the aforementioned...

    Yes, rick773, posting the aforementioned document would cause us to have an even greater Affinity for you.

    Moose might even dance. But maybe he should refrain. The last time Moose danced for...
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    Oh, and CM&StP (not even "Pacific" yet) emblem on...

    Oh, and CM&StP (not even "Pacific" yet) emblem on the roof too. So pre 1928.

    Really was a beautiful depot. ...
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    I don't give a darn personally what someone uses...

    I don't give a darn personally what someone uses to run trains. Use old clockwork windup mechanisms for all I care.

    But when someone starts giving DCC or RailPro or anything else like it down the...
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    Another architectural history project! Must find...

    Another architectural history project! Must find where on Railroad Street in Port Angeles that depot was. I have an inkling, but not certain.
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    Some good answers here, prompted by good...

    Some good answers here, prompted by good questions.

    I do recall that the CV and Quahoag (?) moved wood chips in five-bay Ortner hoppers to a steam plant in Vermont. Cool thing to model, even with...
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    You ain't makin' this easy, Mooster! Ohhh, so...

    You ain't makin' this easy, Mooster! Ohhh, so nice.

    Looks as if I have exploring to do, Blyn being just down the road.
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