A Visit With the Model railway Club and a New Project

By: plapman , 1:28 PM GMT on May 27, 2012

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Today will bring periods of rain with the risk of a thunderstorm. it is expected to see 10 to 20 mm(0.4 to 0.8 in). The wind becoming northeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this morning. Today's high will be 12C(54F).
Tonight will bring showers ending near midnight then cloudy. The risk of a thunderstorm will continue this evening. The wind northeast at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) early this evening then becoming light after midnight. Tonight;s overnight low will be11C(52F).
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esterday I heard on the radio that the local model railway club was having an open house showing off their train layout. I found that hey use a sand painted green for their grass. I works for them but the scale is so much different. My covered wagon is 3 times as tall as their locomotives. I took some photo's of their layout but they turned out all blurry. I checked today and is the little lens on my cell ever dirty. :(
The tree's and buildings sure fooled my eye's. The littlw tres were made from scrubby weeds which I was going to use for clumps of sagebrush in my diorama. To make my plans look as real as their railway I'd need the whple basement. 'm sure the Queen would put a stop to that.
Today I'll switch my activity ot making a frame for one of my daughters paintings from some mahogany baseboard I have left over from the bathroom project. I have the idea of how to do it and the tools It's just a matter of can I do it and will the Queen let me use my table saw and miter saw. If the picture frame works out I have a clock case in mind. Before the stroke i made a couple of clock cases for old movements I had purchased on EBay.

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4. unclemush
9:42 AM GMT on May 28, 2012
First sorta.This was the only way I could beat Alley here today.I had to cheat.:)
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3. unclemush
10:45 PM GMT on May 27, 2012
Hi Tony.Alley beat me here again.You really should talk to her about that.:)
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2. Alleyoops
8:57 PM GMT on May 27, 2012
Good afternoon Tony. If the queen will not let you use a mitre saw then do it the old fashioned way with a mitre box. I have one here that I use with a standard hand saw. Works great. For small projects like that, it's really all you need.

Have fun anyway in what ever you decide to do.
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1. Ylee
3:23 PM GMT on May 27, 2012
Tony, if you feel good, why not? The queen can watch if she wants to, and if she thinks something is off she can always stop you.

You have mahogany baseboards? Isn't that high-dollar wood? I don't think you can even get that stuff around here.

Good luck!
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