This Space for Rent

Jan 30, 2016

Railroad picture of the day

An EPT passenger train at the ORHF shops

An EPT passenger train at the ORHF shops.

Jan 29, 2016

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Cozy Mite

Dust Mite nest

Jan 28, 2016

Painting (again)

Back to the "paint shop"

The bruising and swelling on my left shoulder has subsided enough so that the fractured clavicle just hurts (instead of HURTS!!!), so that means I can get back to painting the kit bike. 4 light coats of traction orange today, with another 2-3 to go before I set it aside to cure for a couple of days, then sand + paint one last time before clearcoat, decals, and reassembly.

I’ll probably just brushpaint the next frame – rustoleum is a fairly fragile paint (the GT has already developed a large crop of dings and it has only been painted about a year now) and spraying seems to be fussier than I am capable of working around without a lot of finish sanding.

Jan 25, 2016

Trolley picture of the day

Purple-Green approaches

Purple/Green approaches the clockwise loop stop at Grand & Weidler.

Jan 22, 2016

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™


Needs a smaller helmet.

Jan 20, 2016

Trolley picture of the day

A northbound train arrives at Bybee & 99e

A northbound interurban led by a Bombardier/BN “type 1” car pulls into Bybee & 99e station while a P&W freight (led by the Willamette & Pacific geep) waits on the ex-SP mainline to the east.

Jan 15, 2016

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™


A nap after a long day (of napping)

Jan 14, 2016


Ugh. Horrible things. They are good for knocking the edge off bone pain, but the cost of them is that I spend all day wandering around in a stuffed-with-cotton-ball haze and have to do heroic attempts at concentration to even get a single thing done.

I will be really happy when my clavicle is healed enough so that I can move it without more-pain-than-I-want-to-think-about and can get back to sewing/brazing/riding again instead of the far more exciting business of sleeping 12+ hours a day.

Jan 08, 2016

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™


Dust Mite makes a call

Jan 01, 2016

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

dust mite sling

A cozy spot for a Dust Mite.