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Off-Topic Discussion / We been robbed!
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:25:37 AM »

Caught a pair of home invaders on the trail camera last night...

Time: 0021
Place: Koi pond

IMG_0002 by ChromeLibrarian, on Flickr

General Discussion / Misdirected package
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:05:53 PM »
I order from Track of the Wolf fairly regularly, and I've never had a problem with them. I recently ordered a list of things I needed for the new fowling piece. I had not updated my address since moving, So I did so when I made the order.

The order shipped, and while tracking the package, I noticed that the package was listed as out for delivery in the town I used to live in. I immediately called FedEx to find out what was going on. They confirmed that my current address was not where the package was being delivered but would not tell me where it was being delivered to. I called Track of the Wolf, who confirmed that it was being sent to my old address, and further confirmed they had my updated address. The girl who answered the phone said "It looks like someone here had their head firmly planted somewhere..."

Both of us contacted FedEx to try and correct the address before the package was delivered, and FedEx said they would send an alert to the driver not to deliver it.

No dice. The tracking number says the driver left the package at my old address.


Photo Gallery / Must be Christmas!
« on: September 01, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
Received from a couple sources today...

General Discussion / Done ordering for this week.
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
Ordered 5 pounds of Goex (1x1.5F, 1x2F, and 2x3f) from Graf & Sons, and a passel of stuff for the new fowler from Track of the Wolf.

Photo Gallery / 20 ga. English Fowler
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:57:44 PM »
Latest find at my favorite LGS.

A little voice told me to stop by this morning while I was in town. First thing I laid my eyes on was a Pedersoli flintlock Kentucky rifle. It was in rough shape, with the stock beat to heck, and replacement thimbles. The thimbles were bigger than stock, and someone had hacked out the stock to allow the bigger thimbles to fit. They wanted over $400 for it.

Next to it was a 20 ga. flintlock fowler. The tag called it an English Fowler and had 'Canoe Gun'under that. No markings, except for the 20 ga on the 30" barrel. I have not taken it apart to see if there are any hidden markings yet. For what they wanted, less than half the price of the Pedersoli, I decided to pick it up.

Off-Topic Discussion / SVRR passenger service
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:36:18 AM »
This last weekend I managed to lay hands on a set of Bachmann passenger cars for the Sprite Valley Railroad. I picked up the baggage car, coach, and observation car locally for $20 apiece. The brand new, never run combine got bought at the train show on Saturday for $30.

I ran it to work out some derailing problems with one of the used cars, and the new car.

Off-Topic Discussion / Hand lettering my Locomotive
« on: July 28, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
Lettering of my Piko 0-6-0 for the Sprite Valley RR is proceeding. It's been a long time since I did this sort of thing. Twenty years ago, I made a hobby of painting toy soldiers.

Photo Gallery / Western Pondhawk resting
« on: July 08, 2017, 02:18:27 PM »

Off-Topic Discussion / Hired an engineer for the RR
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:52:37 PM »
He needs a barrel to stand on to see out of the cab...

Off-Topic Discussion / It's here!
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:51:49 AM »

Walkers & Dragoons / Spare Walker
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:50:47 AM »
I have come into possession of a spare Walker. I have one, this is a second. I am not a huge Walker fan - I like them, but they're too too big and heavy for my wife, and I'm trying to stay with stuff we can both shoot. I'm going to clean it up and check it out. Then it will likely go up for sale here. Keep your eyes on the sales area, if you might be interested.

Photo Gallery / Flowering trees
« on: June 13, 2017, 04:08:30 PM »
Some photos of the our trees that are blooming at the moment.



Desert Willow...

Magnolia getting ready to bloom...

Photo Gallery / Water lilies
« on: May 31, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
The water lilies in our pond are blooming




Photo Gallery / Off topic gun pics...
« on: May 31, 2017, 05:02:15 PM »
I had nothing against the black furniture on my PTR91, except for one thing. I wanted to change out the hard plastic butt plate for the larger rubber butt pad from the MG21. The PTR butt stock is not compatible with it. So, I ordered a military surplus OD Green stock set and an MG21 butt pad.

The result...



Miner's Diner / Pulled chuck roast
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:07:15 PM »
Started with 6.5 lbs of Choice-grade chuck roast. I brined this overnight in salt, sugar, pepper, granulated garlic, granulated onion, yellow mustard powder, and paprika.

The next day, I rubbed it in salt, pepper, granulated garlic, sugar, and Madras curry powder.

Rubbed and ready for the smoker.


It went into the smoker at a temp of 250, with pecan wood, until it reached an internal temp of 160.

Pulled at 160 degrees.


It had split into two pieces, so I wrapped each separately with portabella mushrooms in two layers of aluminum foil...


Ready to go back in the smoker...


I left it until it reached an internal temp of 195. I then let it rest for an hour and a half before unwrapping it.


Then I pulled it...


Made sammiches with pretzel hoagie rolls, Tickler cheddar cheese with chilies and peppers under the meat, and Rumiano medium cheddar cheese melted on top.


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