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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:04 pm

why yes, yes I am

Mah goodness, arent you the one. Sweet as pie, bless your lil heart...


all that said in a syrupy southern accent :wink:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:23 pm

:mrgreen:
Me too Sugah !!

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by AntiM » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:20 am

Well, I have coffee, cats, a good internet connection and a warm bed. Some mornings the small things are what get me going.

Cheers. :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:58 am

Morning AntiM :coffee:

I've been awake since about 3 am,time to actually get out of bed now, bummer
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:26 am

:mrgreen:
AntiM and Lucky , good morning.

Wish me luck last year my tent imploded from the wind Going camping in death Valley to begin to organize our burning man camp
Peril seems to be some part of life now

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by ygmir » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:27 am

Hi Gang!
back from another trip to Vancouver...sad, went to bury an old friend. sigh.......but at 93, she had a good run, lived life as she wanted, and went from sitting in her chair to dead in 2 days......it could be worse. Life goes on......
Heading up to Reno for the weekend, Amtrakathon.......so yay. Hope to see some folks there!!
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:49 am

Wishing mucho tent luck Aurelia!

See ya tomorrow Ygs, I'm glad your friend had a good long life :coffee:
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:57 am

Good morning Bar!!! 8)

Let's pour some :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: and sit back to wait for the Amtrakathon Report.

*AHEM*

So, cough it up.
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:25 am

Morning Iggy, Lucky, I'm excited to see you guys tomorrow. Hey MDF can I have a wee bit of Kahlua in this? Good to see you all. Is that Aurelia over there? Hi Aurelia. *Waves vigorously and throws kisses*.
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:27 am

Hi Ladies!

See you tomorrow Ratty and yes Julia there will be reports and pictures...if I can figure out how to post em

:coffee:
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by AntiM » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:10 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Well, 8 degrees here. Yuck.

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:58 am

(*a rumbling and rattling is heard outside, and the big parking brake sets with a pfooffff. In strolls Elliot with studied nonchalance and an ever-so-slight mischievous grin.*)

Yikes... did I miss out on the annual broadcast of the Amtrak Playa Expedition from the camera on top the Gerlach BM office?

'Fraid I was busy elsewhere, picking up some scrap metal. Just got back and parked out front.

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Joeln » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:42 am

Nice! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Collapse first and avoid the rush

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:24 pm

Grumman Albatross seaplane. 466 built between 1949 and 1961. Used primarily for search & rescue. This one was apparently US Navy originally, then Armada de Mexico.

Long term project, but we do know what to do with her. The dimensions are close enough to a perfect fit on a school bus body. Next, we need an early 1990s Blue Bird school bus -- haven't yet decided which style, but probably a conventional.

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by burner von braun » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:11 pm

Yeowzer!!

*sets Jane's encyclopedia back onto bowed shelf*
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That's terrific Elliot! And don't ya just love it when something fits together nicely, almost like it was meant to be. (hmmm.. doesn't Grumman make buses as well as aircraft?) Still, I'm sure there will be a lot of work involved. Please consider creating a 'build' thread here so we can follow along as things progress. Very cool indeed!

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Patsh » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:39 pm

Elliot wrote: Yikes... did I miss out on the annual broadcast of the Amtrak Playa Expedition from the camera on top the Gerlach BM office?
Nope... that'll be Sunday! (tomorrow) I hope someone gives us an estimate of the time they'll be there. I'm sad to have had to miss all the shenanigans.

Elliot, I can't wait to see what you and Peter do with your new 'scrap metal'! :D
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:10 pm

It will be an enormous job.
For one thing -- just as a small example -- it will get an automotive windshield. This means grafting in the windshield frame from a car or truck. This will result in a "visor" over the windshield, since all automotive windshields are less curved. Might actually look cool.

The most difficult part will probably be the roof. We wouldn't want any "hicup" in the "skyline". Or... if we cannot make it flow well, we could make a deliberate step, with window(s), as some highway and tour buses (and the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser) have.

When I modified Millicent (my school bus), I chronicled the whole sordid affair on skoolie.net, which is a forum similar to ePlaya. I will do that again. But I can do a thread here also.

Cool tidbit.... The Albatross sometimes used small rockets for assisted takeoff -- JATO. The term JATO means Jet-Assisted Take-Off, and these rockets were originally intended to assist jet planes in getting off the ground. But they work on propeller planes too, of course.

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by AntiM » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:32 am

Good morning. Are we not drinking? Or are we drunk?

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by ygmir » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 am

AntiM wrote:Good morning. Are we not drinking? Or are we drunk?

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
well, if we drank, then we might be drunk, and if we are drinking, we might not yet be drunk, though to drink, can also get you drunk, while drinking, though drank would mean we already did.
so yeah, drinking, drank, or drunk, we are on our way.
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:38 am

:mrgreen:
Good morning dear bar
Finally back from death Valley Valley not to go again
But There's a lot of love pictures from your trip please dear barrientos

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:39 am

What, no reports from Amtrakathon yet?

It went as expected. Great to see good friends, and Lucky's suite was terrific and it included a pool table as a great surprise.

We played spot the loony, and there was a new bumper crop.

Talking monkey worked well and was a lot simpler than I was thinking.

Ratty brought a boatload of marvelous furry hats!

No playa trip again this year, and I need to get out there to see if there's standing water, maybe next weekend.
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:04 pm

What she said ^^

Yes that one...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Thecatman » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:36 pm

Happy Ground Hog Day :D
My cats are cuter than your grandkids!

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:44 pm

Right back at ya catman!
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Box Burner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:13 am

"Jaysus. somebody forgot to turn on the tankard light, No wonder I had such a hard time finding the place."

-fills a tankard and takes a seat at the bar.

"must be too early or too late. Wonder who comes in these days."

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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by ygmir » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:52 am

Hey there BB!! good to see ya!
where ya been? dang.

*refills tankard*
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Box Burner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:12 am

I moved to Kaintuckee.

They keep telling me I'm dead but I'm pretty sure they are lying to me.
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by littleflower » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:24 am

G'morning, bar! hi BB and yggy..... !

something to go with coffee and beer
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Thecatman » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:52 pm

Looks tasty lf.
But damn, I heard theres a bacon shortage.
Then I heard it's "fake news"
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Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:11 pm

:mrgreen:
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