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Jefferys Trackside Diner, January 2018 at Tehachapi Loop

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 12, 2018 11:31 AM

Frank, thanks for Youtube, by Roy Acuff.  Love it!

I did read someplace that the Wabash RR., named one of it's trains, after the popularity of the song.  So the song came first.

Still is a great song, and gives an excellent description of a thundering steam locomotive rushing by.

Mike.

EDIT:  Oh my! top of the page! treats on me! I'm in the mood for a CR Black, on the rocks.  Make sure you set up a fist full of icy mugs Beer for Ken, when he gets off work.  Laugh

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:14 PM

Afternoon folks, Ken in case you haven't seen my two previous posts I sent you a PM.

Modeling front, Walthers kit is STILL not ordered haven't been able to get to get money on a card...

Stumbled upon an interesting track plan in HO that is I'm the shape of a Z. I posted a picture below...

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 12, 2018 4:14 PM

Cold front is nasty..... Yesterday, it was nearly 70F. ... Now it is 19F with lots of ice on the gorund with lots of snow on top of it. Windy. ... Our road is blocked by a car that got stuck ... I stayed home all day and worked on the layout. ...  My main squeeze is still in Michigan. ... Must be winter. 

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Posted by howmus on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:26 PM

Evenin' folks!

Janie, I will have the BBQ Chicken Dinner and a pot of strong and very hot decaf to keep my R&GV RR Mug filled for a while....

Heartland Division CB&Q
Cold front is nasty..... Yesterday, it was nearly 70F. ... Now it is 19F with lots of ice on the gorund with lots of snow on top of it. Windy. ... Our road is blocked by a car that got stuck ...

Yep...  just starting here in the Finger Lakes.  After having about a quarter of an inch of rain so far today, it is just about to change over to icy sleet and then to heavy sn*w.  National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY says for the region:

"... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST SATURDAY... * WHAT... RAIN CHANGING TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THIS EVENING, THEN HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE, WITH VERY SLIPPERY TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR THE EVENING COMMUTE TODAY AS WATER QUICKLY FREEZES ON UNTREATED SURFACES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 9 TO 17 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE... ORLEANS, MONROE, WAYNE, NORTHERN CAYUGA, GENESEE, WYOMING, LIVINGSTON, AND ONTARIO COUNTIES. * WHEN... FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... THE RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN AT THE ONSET OF THE EVENT, FOLLOWED BY HEAVY SNOWFALL, WILL CREATE EXTRA SLIPPERY TRAVEL CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED FOR A WIDESPREAD, HEAVY AND WET SNOWFALL THAT WILL CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW AND ICE WILL CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS."

Tomorrow morning at 10AM I am supposed to be at the local Methodist Church to help with the Judging for the MLK Art & Poetry Contest.  I'll be getting out of bed somewhere around 6AM to see what the conditions are.  The lady in charge of the Contest will be calling to let me know what they decide to do around 9AM...  Luckily this should be all past history by Monday when the MLK March and Service takes place here.  Sunday I will have to be up around 6AM again as I am giving the Momment for Mission at both services and then will have to be back at church by 3PM for a special party for our Minister celebrating that she has been our pastor for 5 years.

Got to check the chicken on the grill outside in the sleet...  Later!

edit: I am waiting the delivery of a brand new EGO Batery Powered Snow blower... That baby is supposed to be able to throw snow over 35 feet, and it if is like the Mower and Trimmer I have from them, it will do it with no problem...  Runs on two batteries (I will have 4 available) and should give 45 minutes to an hour of run time.  It has been getting excellent reviews.  I am tired of lugging an extention cord behind the little tiny plug in electric one I have been using.  Always tripping me or in my way.  Only thing with the new one is that it won't arrive until Monday...... Sigh  That means we won't get any more sn*w this winter....... Whistling

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:34 PM

Howdy diners,

This morning it was raining about noon it started SNOWING!!!

Went to the pharmacy to get my usual milkshake from the ice cream counter, finally they already know my order or usual it's nice to stop in small businesses...

Steven

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:47 PM

Hot chocolate please Flo.  It has rained off and on all day and it makes my back hurt.  Still a few bits of snow around. Actually I washed my car in the rain to make sure I washed all the road salt off.

In my online railfaning, I found a engineers view from Hanoi.  Besides modern vehicles, some really old looking trucks and more motorcycles and scooters than I expected.  Pretty sure there were 3 people on one of the cycles.

If you want to escape TV and need reporters feel to repeat the hole word as often as possibe, look for the Dakar Rally on NBCSN.  Because of terrorism risk, they moved the race to the deserts of South America from Africa.  Motorcycles, cars, trucks and 4 wheelers race through improbably terrain. 

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:59 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, Gary, Ed, Mike, Brent, Inch, Jan, Angelob, Tiny Tim, Galaxy, Ray, Mr B and I will have a Beer and give the young wipper snapper a Hot Chocolate and leave a Stein outside for Ulrich.

 Steven Yes I got your PM. You did not state if your club is DC or DCC and yes more than likely it is DCC, Can you affrord motors? I have some Atheran RTR engines (think it stands for Ready To Repair) that need motors. Guessing they will be around $30.00 each. Have you been nauty or nice? Have more coal cars than I can shake a stick at! And why I want to shake a stick at coal cars anyway?Whistling

 Later, Ken

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, January 12, 2018 6:09 PM

My club is dcc, right now I'm a little strapped for cash so remotoring might not be in my budget... are the coal cars kits? If so I'll take some... Also what era are they? Thanks.

Steven

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Posted by Little Timmy on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:32 PM

Evening all !

I'm not really that hungry so, Flo.... could I have a Salad ?

It was a "chilly" 71 deg. here at the Hollow today, can't wait for Summer and 100 deg. again.

NWP SWP: What year's are you going to replicate on your layout ?

Also: how much space do you have ? Just being nosey.

Hope every one is having fun and gluing stuff !

 

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by howmus on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:38 PM

Me again!

I meant to mention this earlier but forgot.  Troop 1, one of the Boy Scout units I am the commissioner for has another Eagle Scout!  This is only the second Eagle since the Troop was formed about 20 years ago.  What makes this an especially happy event is that the troop is for boys with handicaps.  Most of the Scouts have some form of Autism (including Aspergers) or a physical disablility or a combination of disabilities.  Last night was the Eagle Board of Review for the Scout.  He just stopped over to announce it to me (I already knew as I was on the phone for about 2 hours with a member of the BOR after it was OKed).  We had a great chat about what he does now (He is registered as an Asst. Scoutmaster now).  He is one happy Scout!!!  He just answered all the questions calmly and did himself very well at the Board.  He didn't know that if you get to the Board of review stage, it is very, very unlikely he would be denied!  He seems to have grown in stature, shall we say, overnight!  I am very proud of him as are his family, Scoutmaster, Committee, and the District and Council!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:43 PM

Good evening everyone.

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I spent the evening drinking craft beer and playing Top Golf in Atlanta. It is so beautiful outside. Never played Top Golf before. It is a hoot and a half. I never hit the white target all night. Only hit one ball to the 215 yard black target, and we were on the third level. Must have been the wind!

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I am driving back home tomorrow... straight down Interstate 75 all day.

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Best wishes to all.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:22 PM

Timmy, I model the transition era specifically (or not so specifically) 1920 to 1960... right now I have no space for a layout so it'll be quite a while before I have a space for and have a layout built...

Steven

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:44 PM

NWP SWP

Timmy, I model the transition era specifically (or not so specifically) 1920 to 1960... right now I have no space for a layout so it'll be quite a while before I have a space for and have a layout built...

 

 

Steven NWP SWP ....  I suggest you make a diarama. Perhaps it could be designed to fit in a future layout. It could be a small scene. ... A small industry... A station .... You decide what ... Have fun ! 

 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:11 PM

Yeah, I'm planning to build a diorama of a mountain scene...

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Posted by NWP SWP on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:18 AM

Goodnight diners, (is goodnight an appropriate greeting??? It's not really evening being so late???)

Anyways, I forgot to mention the three more prank/scam/spam/con/fraud phone calls I got today! Bang Head After two both being from the same number I called back via *67 and got voicemail, a while later I get another call! From the same number! Angry I answered but said nothing and they... said nothing! Super Angry

Modeling front, I'm still waiting to order that walthers kit... and I've gotten to thinking and decided that I'm going to build a 2x4 diorama of sorts it'll have mountain scenery and a single "mainline" that crosses a trestle at one end and has the lower end of the "mainline" running below under the trestle.. I could stage a lash up of locomotives pulling a train uphill out of a tunnel and the caboose with the end of the train on the lower track going under the trestle...

Steven

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:22 AM

Good morning. I'll have hot coffee and hot oatmeal, please.... 

I'm not planning on going anywhere today. I heard from a neighbor last night that two cars were stuck on the big hill at the beginning of our road. (Ice and snow) Maybe today, all of that will be cleared up. I can't go anywhere until then. 

Steven NWP SWP ... Glad to hear you are envisioning a diarama. Perhaps, you can start the process making some drawings of how the track will be postioned. Typically, there never is enough room for everything you would like to include. If that happens to you, don't be discouraged. You can design a plan that will eventually be part of a bigger layout. Then, the excluded items can be part of the bigger layout. For now, you can focus on making a very nice diarama. Doing it right will take several months, and it will be fun. .... Since you belong to a club, you can ask for suggestions from club members. Some of them might have advice about construction of the diarama.  .... One idea is to include a station. There was an old station at Tehachapi, and that may be a good example of what you can include. Search the internet for images that might help you decide what you want. 

Everybody ... Have a nice Saturday.. 

GARRY

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:03 AM

Mornin'.......  Ah, yeah, still morning for another 10 minutes here in the Finger Lakes!

Chloe, I need a pot of very hot dark roast coffee to warm me up!

We got around 14" of the white stuff last night and still having a "flurry" now and then.  The guy across the street on the side street (has a son who is a local police officer and a new son in law who, with his wife, are home on college break) that evidentally got a new sn*w blower for Christmas.  The two young guys were out this morning cleaning everyones driveway out for them...  I think they were having fun.  I went to the door in my bathrobe (had just gotten out of the shower) called one of them up to the door, thanked him profusely, but told him not to do around the Volt as the charge cord wouldn't take lightly to being hit by the snowblower....  Laugh  So they did the whole driveway except for my deck and around the car.  I have only to remove the stuff that was on the car, and I should be good to go.

I have the Art and Poetry Judging thing postponed to 1PM, so I will be all set to get over to the church.  I do hope the city will have plowed and salted the hill by the church, or that could be an interesting slide around.....  when we leave!

Also found out that a very dear old friend of mine from the MLK Committee passed away first thing this morning.  It was a blessing as she was in end stage dementia, didn't know anyone, and died a week ago but was revived by the hospital.  They should have just let her go.  Would have been much easier on her family and friends.  Still a very sad day!  Rosa and I have many times over solved all the problems of the world while sitting here finishing up MLK Committee business.  Too bad the world wouldn't listen to us............

Have a good one, Stay safe and warm! Currently 14°F here in Geneva....

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Posted by NWP SWP on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:56 AM

I'm starting a thread with I drawing of my idea don't want to clutter the diner....

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:18 PM

Good morning from the West Coast, it is 7c with a high overcast which is supposed to turn to sunshine later.

Came across two near new leather coats I knew we had down in the crawlspace. They were manufactured by S.S. Holden LTD in Ottawa in the 1940s. I think my daughter will snag one, as retro is always in. I'll ask my son if he wants the other. They are beautiful jackets and the leather is nice and soft. If they don't want them the movie industry will snap them up. Each one of them is a new Rapido steam engine begging to come to my house.Laugh

The house is full of dog show types coming in to see the pups and will be all day. They are 13 days old now. The wife has a huge prime rib for dinner as there should be a crowd in tonight. The sperm was imported from Denmark and the breeding has been in the works for quite a while. I have little interest in the dogs other than to have one along for company. The pups have their own Facebook page with 100s of followers,Tongue Tied

I think I will be hiding in the trainroom for most of the day, although with all the dog people we have had through the house over the years, I am surprised by the number of them that have been train guys. Some with really nice layouts. They always send me pics when they get home.

I think if I was not in the position for a layout, I would do a 2' x 4' module that could be plugged into a future layout or used if I were to join a modular club. There are always options

Hope you guys are managing with your harsh winter conditions. I went out in my light jacket to shovel up the rain, but it had all dried up.Devil

Bacon and eggs and then to the trainroom.

All the best to all.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:56 PM

howmus
Troop 1, one of the Boy Scout units I am the commissioner for has another Eagle Scout!  This is only the second Eagle since the Troop was formed about 20 years ago.

Congratulations to the scout and to the troop leadership. What a great way to recognize excellence in a segment of the population that is so often overlooked. I do have a question, though, how did a troop that is only 20 years old get the number "1"?

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:59 PM

Afternoon diners,

 

Well it is cold 5 inches of snow and sleet and ice under that. They plowed my road this morning at it looks clear now. I had to shovel the driveway yesterday. we might get more snow monday. I am going to venture out in a bit.

I took yesterday as a pTO day as it was nasty with ice and sleet about teh time I usually go to work. I worked on getting some people radios going. I was going to the museum to help on the layout but the snow curbed that idea. 

 

Our Boyscout troup here in Paducah is Troop 1 as well.

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:38 PM

Hi Richard,

Unit numbers may not have anything to do with how old the unit is.  In this case the number was "open" (not being used by another troop in the old Council) so they gave it the unit to use.  Often units are numbered consecutively as they are formed, but if a unit drops out, they can reuse the number after a certain time period. I was the Scoutmaster of Troop 3 here in Geneva for many years.  Since that Council had been formed from a merger of two Councils way back when there were identical numbers used in the two merging councils.  Since the # could only be used once in the council, they drew straws or flipped a coin and the part of the new council my troop was in got to keep their numbers.  The other half had to take on new Unit numbers.  My Father's old Troop 2 became Troop 29, etc.

Now in the huge councils that are now the norm, they can use the number for several units but only once in a District (a portion of the council).  So right now in the Council I am in there are three Troop 3's.  Each in a different district.  generally the number is "owned" by the Chartering Partner organization.

Troop 1 is also the number designated for Woodbadge Members.  We are all considered to be in Troop 1 of Gilwell.....

Sn*w has stopped here in the Finger Lakes, but it is brutally cold out.  going down to 7°F overnight tonight and 1°F on Sunday Night....

Stay Safe and Warm out there!

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Posted by up831 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:03 PM

NWP SWP

Afternoon folks, Ken in case you haven't seen my two previous posts I sent you a PM.

Modeling front, Walthers kit is STILL not ordered haven't been able to get to get money on a card...

Stumbled upon an interesting track plan in HO that is I'm the shape of a Z. I posted a picture below...

 

Good evening Diners,

Brunhilda, I'll have an Earl Grey tea with cream and honey, please.

Steven:  This is a real interesting layout.  Big!  For your general edifition and for future planning, may I point out a couple of things.  First a layout of this size and configuration needs to be an island for access reasons, which means add roughly 6 feet in both dimensions for perimeter access.  Figure maximum reach to be 30".  Yes, some peoples arms are longer, but reaching over structures with layout height between 30 to 60" off the floor makes it a challenge.  Second, if you're at the yard and you need to get to the opposite loop, it's a hike.  

I would suggest taking the yard and flipping it with one of the loops, then just extending the track to meet the yard where it was cut, so to speak.  That way, you could conceivably have the whole railroad within the space on the grid and have much easier access, too.

There is a guy who posts on the Forums who plans and builds layouts for a living.  His forum name is Cuyama.  I'm sure he could help you better than I could.

Hello to everyone, and I hope everyone is OK, safe, and warm.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mr. Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:47 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, Kevin, UP831, Angelob, Jan, Mike, Brent, Ed, Gary, Inch, Galaxy and I will have a Beer and give Rick, Steven and SteveO a hot chocolate. Leave a Stein outside gor Ulrich.

 Work Front It was a boring day over all. Nancy is real starting to lose intrest with only 3 customers for her to torment. I am all so close to being done with Year End Inventory! Big Smile If I had been Nancy Free it would have been done last week! Whistling

 Steven I think I may have 1 or 2 kits not bulit. I will dig a little deeper Sunday. Coal cars I am thinking about where Athearn Blue Box Kits I built around 10 years ago. They have Proto 2000 wheels and Kadee Couplers. I all so thinking about sending you a Bachmann Pennsylvania GP 30. It has DCC on board and has a whole not a bad engine. Decoder sure could stand to be replaced, it works like it was built but hurts it's pulling power.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:14 PM

I have been in Idaho for the past few days w*rking at my son's company. He has asked me to help with IT and logistics. I am staying in a loft in his detached garage. It is nice in that I have my own space, but I have dinner with his family. One thing is for sure, it is a little colder in Idaho than in Arizona. He does not have the ability to watch broadcast television and his internet speed is a bit slow, so to watch the NFL Playoffs, I am watching it on my iPad, using my phone as a hotspot, communicating to the Tivo in our house in Arizona to stream the game. Sometimes technology amazes me.

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Posted by GraniteRailroader on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:26 AM

RoR, 

We don't have cable either, but I happily pay the 5.99/month for CBS so I can see our local programming and NFL games. Local terrain prevents us from using an antenna sadly. Local cable television plans start at $70 monthly and I have no interest.

Hulu and Netflix provide the capability for us to watch most of the newer shows, just a day later than most. 

We just aren't a big TV family... 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:02 AM

I went outside this morning and took a good look at the house today after getting back home from Atlanta.

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I swear that Mexican Fan Palm is leaning more towards the house than it was when I left. It began to lean over after Hurricane Irma last year. I think I need to get it removed.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:58 AM

I had a landscaping company clean up my backyard about 3 weeks ago, it was very woodsy with lots of downed branches.  Friday night another dead tree fell into my yard.  I didn't really think it would fall that way.  And my chain saw won't start.

Cold has returned to the mid Atlantic 16 F this am.  We put suet out for the birds and I haven't seen one bird since. 

This still isn't keeping with the theme of the diner, but too good to pass up from Horseshoe curve

 

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:35 AM

SeeYou190
. . .I swear that Mexican Fan Palm is leaning more towards the house than it was when I left. It began to lean over after Hurricane Irma last year. I think I need to get it removed.

If you see the mayhem guy from the Allstate commercials, be very afraid.

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:48 AM

RideOnRoad

He does not have the ability to watch broadcast television and his internet speed is a bit slow, so to watch the NFL Playoffs, I am watching it on my iPad, using my phone as a hotspot, communicating to the Tivo in our house in Arizona to stream the game. Sometimes technology amazes me.

Hey ROR-

Similar story here: no TV only internet, though my internet is high-speed  (60 MB). I watch stuff on my cellphone, but display onto the big-screen, which is not really a TV but just another Wi-Fi device. Technology is amazing.

Robert

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