FEBRUARY 2017 COFFEE POT Hot coffee with grits for the good Southerners and oatmeal for the Yanks. Be my Valentine. Locked

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FEBRUARY 2017 COFFEE POT Hot coffee with grits for the good Southerners and oatmeal for the Yanks. Be my Valentine.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:02 PM

"And away we go."  Enjoy.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:18 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RTHappy B-Day

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:06 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 40 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Must have slept on my arm wrong; can't pick, type or wipe. Surprise

Wifey called and stated that Francis looked better, and that the staff was removing most of the tubes and wires yesterday.  Still in ICU.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:08 AM

Thanks S.J. 

Morning all. To early to decide what happening today. Know going into Aiken. But what all we will do in there depends. Know we are going to Golden Corral for lunch. 

Hope all have a good day.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:13 AM

Fife Close enough for a bon-fire Laugh 

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Posted by submmbob on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:22 AM

Hello all

I believe Kev wanted to see this:

Everything is back together except the roller pickup and the wiring. Next time I think I will order the Dallee E-unit and the few parts I need. If I can get one I think I will install a separate bell and bracket off a postwar steamer. Sound installation can come later.

Happy Birthday RT!

Almost ready to go find a pillow and then head down the mountain in the afternoon.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:29 AM

Morning.  45 degrees and fair.  Suppose to go into the high 60's today.  Off to the farms down east for a work day.

Happy birthday RT. Happy B-DayCakeCakeCake

Later

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:08 AM

submmbob

Hello all

I believe Kev wanted to see this:

Everything is back together except the roller pickup and the wiring. Next time I think I will order the Dallee E-unit and the few parts I need. If I can get one I think I will install a separate bell and bracket off a postwar steamer. Sound installation can come later.

Happy Birthday RT!

Almost ready to go find a pillow and then head down the mountain in the afternoon. 

So are going to hear about a small layout in the near future to run this engine on? Nice looking engine

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:04 AM

Aloha. Came in early for a meeting that was cancelled.. because the rest of 'em didn't want to come in early. LOL. Happy birthday RT! That SF unit looks great!

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:55 AM

 

Good Morning from drizzly 37°F Southern Ohio,

 

I won a couple of auctions for All Aboard pieces, a couple of tunnels and a switch.  I’ve not scored on the elusive crossover panel.  The planes are coming together for the train show downtown this coming November.  I want to display a larger  AF All Aboard panel layout that will have the 790 Trainarama background.

 

I’ve got quite a few of the Kobolt hand tools.  They seem to be getting better these days.  I’ll still pick up the older Craftsmans at flea markets. 

 

May God bless

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:10 AM

Good morning,

 Nice Bob, I like it.

 Happy Birthday RT!

Gave up on Milwaukee cordless power tools. I do have a killer hole shooter drill with a cord that is great. Battries were always going bad. Using DeWalt now with good luck so far.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:30 AM

Kevin thats why I gave up on Craftsman Cordless. I went thru more batteries than years I had it. I'm still on my orginal Batteries I got with the Portal Cable sets. 

Thanks for the birthday wishes all.

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Posted by robmcc on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:27 AM

Happy Birthday RT!

I still have to be loyal and stick with Ridgid (lifetime warranty on the batteries) and Husky. I've had even had good luck with my Ryobi tools. Great for the weekend warrior. I guess I better stop before Mr. Keller nabs me for advertising!! Big Smile

The switcher looks good, Bob.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:51 AM

Wed. 69 Thur. 66 Fri. 65

I always read all of the last months posts.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 2:24 PM

RT I had the same problem with Craftsman cordless power tools also. The replacement batteries were more than I paid for the tools. Also the chuck wore out on the drill. The DeWalt 18 volt tools I have now are holding up way longer.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:34 PM

Good evening all,

Got caught up on case reports.  Good day to walk.  Not many kids showed for soccer so I tried to do a mile "at speed".  Did one tenth in 60 seconds and it went downhill after that.  Should be quiet days next few days.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:31 PM

Knock on wood.  Had great service out of Craftsman portable tools and the new Lythium batteries.  Take them into the woods and all over the place.  Had one bad "super type" charger go bad.  Craftsman is now owned by Black and Decker. 

A lot of the Craftsman drill bits and etc. are made by Stanley [owned by B&D].

Work accomplished down east on the farms.  Used Craftsman portables there today. 

Have a good one. 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:15 AM

Mornin' boys.  Clearing and 37 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  It's been a decent winter thusfar, no matter what that little rat you-know-what's opinion might offer today.  Gonna prep the train room for painting.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:00 AM

Off to watch a sick grand-son today.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:57 AM

Good Morning,

Woke early, thought a good time to catch up.

I have a couple of Dewalt, and they have been great, 3 years running.  Had issues with the Craftsman battery also, went through batteries too fast.  And it was very heavy.

Belated birthday wishes RT !!

Hope your grandson is better real soon Kev, no fun lookin after sick kids!

A few remaining issues with the Chicago jjob, hope to get it all resolved soon.  Got busy again this week, 2 previous layout jobs want me to come back.  The first one I initially declined, it is a shelf layout on an expensive Cherrywood cabinet, requiring a lot of tunneling of wire.  Too high risk.  The second one is for the Dr (Mark) that I did last year.  Wants to add a couple of tracks, some new accessories, reposition some accessories, and add some uncouplers.  Probably a couple weeks of work.  Started working on that yesterday.

Going to the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, on Friday.  (Bob sent you a PM.)

 

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:29 AM

Mornin' Fellas

I wasn't talking about power tools Wink, I was referencing their screwdrivers, wrenches, ratchets, air tools, etc. I used to buy Black & Decker, but their quality has fallen (had a 1/2" driver drill that I used to drill a 1/4" hole into a poured cement foundation, I got that done, but when I went to use it another time it wouldn't even turn), then went to Craftsman but had a circular saw crap out on me, then went through 2 10" compound mitre saws that wouldn't hold square. Now it is all DeWalt for power tools, Delta or Rigid for bench tools (I would buy DeWalt but can't justify the extra $$$$$$ for something I use rarely). Love my new Rigid 10" sliding compound mitre saw, perfect angles every time! Need to unload my Delta 10" table saw as I need the space in the garage, want to get a Bosche contractors saw with a collapsable base.

Can't remember what else I was going to say... having a Fife moment. Surprise

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:26 AM

A guy on the MR forum wants to know how to model a gon. load of manure.

Now instead of what consitutes crappy modeling we want to know how to model crap.

I have enough in trains to buy a new Accord coupe for cash. It always has sort of bothered me in the back of my mind. I started buying in 83 and have almost stopped now.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:47 PM

V8Vega

A guy on the MR forum wants to know how to model a gon. load of manure.

Now instead of what consitutes crappy modeling we want to know how to model crap.

I have enough in trains to buy a new Accord coupe for cash. It always has sort of bothered me in the back of my mind. I started buying in 83 and have almost stopped now.

 

 

Dennis Ill be up in York in a couple of months I could goto Lancaster and get him fresh road apples for his gondola's Laugh

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Posted by dougdagrump on Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:20 PM

rtraincollector
 
V8Vega

A guy on the MR forum wants to know how to model a gon. load of manure.

Now instead of what consitutes crappy modeling we want to know how to model crap.

I have enough in trains to buy a new Accord coupe for cash. It always has sort of bothered me in the back of my mind. I started buying in 83 and have almost stopped now.

 

 

 

 

Dennis Ill be up in York in a couple of months I could goto Lancaster and get him fresh road apples for his gondola's Laugh

 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:53 PM

Aloha. Coooooold today. Back to winter with a high of 20. Baking a cake just for the heck of it. I had all the fixings here and it gives me something to do while waiting for some things from others at work. Tonight I'm bringing the youngest to the high school to pick his classes - wow, can't believe that's happening this fall. I'm so old school - or probably just cheap - just have corded tools and hand tools. Nothing with a battery.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:15 PM

Doug is right and the ground hog said 6 more weeks.

Back home, put in my 8 hours with Jordan, he is much better, thanks. Drove the 70 mile round trip. Cold, never got over 24 today, was 13 when I drove to Shorewood. Fireplace is lit and a beer is open. Beer

I got a lot of tools that are in great shape and over 40 years old. They don't wear out if you don't use them. Laugh I guess it is a streach to hope a battery tool to last ten years without battery problems. Just that ten years don't seem that long anymore. Wink

Doug I can't think of doing all the work I did helping to build my neighbors and our shed with tools with a cord. I think that once you use the battery tools you won't want to go back.

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:56 PM

Like Doug I have corded tools, except for a small pistol grip driver I used mostly for track screws. I don't use power tools very often so keeping them charged was a pain.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:32 PM

If you had the old nicad  batteries, you had to discharge them completely or they would build "memory".  Frankie use to put a cable tie around the "triger" and run them down compltely.  New Craftsman charger will discharge them completely and then charge.  Also if you can clip on a small bulb, it will discharge them completely before recharging.  The new Lithum batteries will not build in "memory".

They will run and not slow down.  They will suddenly STOP without warning.  Then you recharge. 

Red Robin for dinner.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:07 PM

The Transit train here hit something this morning. They wern't sure what and stopped the train and called the authorities.

It was a oppossium.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:31 PM

Good evening from cool clear 26°F Southern Ohio, 

Just got home from the Jr High Game; boys lost 42 – 32.  It was not a pretty game.  Lots of mental mistakes.  Gabriel had only 4 points and 8 rebounds and got into foul trouble.   

It's been busy at work.  Getting close to completing the last two qualifications.  These last two had 230 signatures and I have 16 sigs to go, the final oral board.  My bride closed the rear hatch on something and broke out the rear window so that will need to get fixed. 

My cordless tools are the 18v DeWalt and they are so handy.  To discharge the battery I use the flashlight and let it drain the battery.  My corded tools are Porter Cable, Milwalkee, and DeWalt.  Lots of use on them. 

May God bless 

Jim 

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