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    • January 16, 2019 9:11 PM EST
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      Is it done yet..... Naw... can't be it's Not Thursday yet like I predicted..    But almost..

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    • January 16, 2019 9:34 PM EST
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      Barbed wire is premium wire, on the top pic, to the right, you can see my roll of baling wire ... with matching patina!

      A deep thought would be to rivet it all together with the baling wire, it's soft enough to form and I've peened my share.

      We'll see what the gods allow.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 17, 2019 2:12 PM EST
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      Cha cha changes ...

      Well the old tank leaked a bit and it was small. Our metal smiths cut out the bad and rebuilt it and increased capacity ....

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    • January 17, 2019 2:22 PM EST
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      Yep a mirror image;

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    • January 17, 2019 2:52 PM EST
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      this project has taken some winding turns han't it

       

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    • January 17, 2019 4:08 PM EST
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      I can still see a smoke generator involved... especially with that bony guy sittin there... 

    • January 17, 2019 4:34 PM EST
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      A skeleton with a smoke generator you say

       

       

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    • January 17, 2019 7:28 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      this project has taken some winding turns han't it

       

      I know where I'm going, just not sure of the route.

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    • January 17, 2019 7:30 PM EST
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      The journey is the destination. Deep!

    • January 17, 2019 10:03 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      I can still see a smoke generator involved... especially with that bony guy sittin there... 

      Where does it come out? I do have an old Aristo 0-4-0 smoke unit.... snake oil might be a problem .... and it's own power, but hey, why not?

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    • January 18, 2019 3:51 PM EST
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      I was thinking inside of the round can. Maybe put a candle in the other, and take a pic some evening... 

       

    • January 18, 2019 6:52 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      this project has taken some winding turns han't it

       

      I know where I'm going, just not sure of the route.

      Wise man once told me if you know where you are going, you don't need a map and if you don't, well .... the map won't do you any good 

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    • January 18, 2019 7:09 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      I was thinking inside of the round can. Maybe put a candle in the other, and take a pic some evening... 

       

      Thinking? I think ! I see your problem .... there is a big ol' battery in there. This is going to be a functional battery/canteen car. I'm going to smaller removable packs. My attention spans and naps collide er easier to keep fresh ones on hand; one fresh, one charging and one operating. Still cheaper than two bigger units.

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    • January 19, 2019 3:00 PM EST
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      OK, missed that it was a functional battery car. 

      So what'll you do for a matching loco?

    • January 19, 2019 4:51 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      OK, missed that it was a functional battery car. 

      So what'll you do for a matching loco?

      Survive...

      Then the c-16, already has foot boards up front, then maybe a tin on sticks open air cab, followed by a winged rusty tin can...

      If it has to match, I'm not sure I care yet.

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    • January 20, 2019 9:00 AM EST
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      Well, regardless of the loco, this juicer car looks great all on its own, and will look great on your layout. Such a great theme / look, totally unique. 

    • January 22, 2019 3:37 PM EST
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      I've been to the big city ... no awesome 7" scar in my future.

      Reality knocked down my #1 option to last place ... and took the c-word with it. 98% > 88% (estimated success rate) and on Oxygen 24/7, Previous scar tissue is difficult to cut clean and sew properly and I can't afford to sacrifice viable lung with that lobe's removal ...

      I now am looking forward to a second round of chemo and radiation if new radiation techniques can allow for previous treatments...

      Then if my luck improves I might get into an Imuno Therapy which is now being used with chemo... fingers and eyes crossed!

       

      Contest news: more rust to come, I have an idea!

       

       

       

       

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    • January 22, 2019 4:05 PM EST
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      Well John,

       

      As your saga continues I hope they keep gaining you improvements.

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    • January 22, 2019 5:05 PM EST
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      I'm just trying not to get worse or worst.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 22, 2019 5:25 PM EST
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    • January 22, 2019 5:26 PM EST
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      I have an idea for you ( I hope we are at a place where I can poke fun at you and your condition ) you need to get into compressed air locomotives. Then you can make walk beside locos that run off your new O2 bottle appendages. 

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