MARCH 2017 COFFEE POT Hot coffee with grits for the good Southerners and oatmeal for the Yanks. March on towards 13 years in April.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:05 AM

Morning all.  48 degrees and climbing fast after a chilly start.  Had scattered frost.  Spring is sprung so they say.  Busy afternoon and night.

Notice that Kev's center of attention is on the Grandkids.  Great.

Also, Brent puts his two out front.  Always said those kids are the luckiest kids in the world.  Got two great parents.

Hope all have a great week ahead.   

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Posted by KRM on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:41 AM

There are only little for a short time Chief. Yes
Seems hard to believe that 29 years ago, today our Daughter Katie was born.  
Had a good soaking overnight and sending it to points south and east. Lots of thunder and lighting.
Looks like I will have to special order the black FRP panel I will cut into strips for the elevated platform edging. Stuff is pricey at $48.00 a sheet and I will only need about half of one at best. Tongue Tied
Can't stand to turn on the TV anymore. Drama everyday. Glad I don't do Twitter.

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:22 PM

ChiefEagles

Morning all.  48 degrees and climbing fast after a chilly start.  Had scattered frost.  Spring is sprung so they say.  Busy afternoon and night.

Notice that Kev's center of attention is on the Grandkids.  Great.

Also, Brent puts his two out front.  Always said those kids are the luckiest kids in the world.  Got two great parents.

Hope all have a great week ahead.



Chief - you humble me sir! TheQ and I look at our situation as 'we are the luckiest parents, we have two great and healthy kids'. Smile

Kev - that is a cool device! I could have used something like that when I was cutting the base for my layout! You could charge for that! Wink

Just found out that we've been put on lockdown for vacations from 4/1 - 5/31. They will not be approving any non-emergency PTO during April or May. Sigh Which sucks because the kids are off 4/14 - 4/21, that means I'll have 2 kids here by myself during business hours for a whole week!

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, March 20, 2017 4:20 PM

Evenin' boys.  Partly sunny and 56 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Was the procurement doodle today.  I try to stir up interest in the RR when I'm out and about.  Told the lady at Lowe's that she can tell all her family that she personally mixed the paint for the 1309's cab interior.  A little civic pride never hurts.  Oh, it's Vegas Green btw.

Banks- not sure, maybe a little under 2 hours.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, March 20, 2017 5:27 PM

 

Good evening from wet Southern Ohio,

 

I’ve been busy and just not posting in the Pot.  Last two weeks I was working 12 hour nights and we were busy at work and what little time I was at home I was sleeping or eating.

 

I can’t remember if I posted it or not but I bought 4 straight All Aboard panels off Doug Peck at Portlines.  The track needs a little attention and a general scrubbing but electrically they are fine.  The elusive crossover still evades me.

 

The grandkids are such a blessing to my bride and I.  We’ve had them for 8 years now, and have not regretted a moment of it.  They have opened avenues into a new group of friends and experiences that we would not have been part of otherwise.

 

We are averaging 5 eggs a day now out of the 6 hens.  Not exactly paying for their keep, but the fun factor makes keeping them worthwhile.  The kids are going to be getting their 4-H critters soon, meat pen rabbits meat chickens and a couple “show” rabbits.  The cages are ready and we’re going to use an old dog kennel for the meat chickens as I want to keep the chickens apart.

 

Kev- Check to see if any of the FRP board in stock is damaged.  I buy a bunch of damaged sheet material at Lowes, usually at half price.

 

Fife – It sounds like you are having fun with your job!

 

May God bless

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, March 20, 2017 6:08 PM

Afternoon/evening all!

Hit 93 for the first day of Spring! Why it hasn't been this hot on this date in N Tx since ...................... 2006.... Laugh

Kev - glad the platform tracing device worked well!

Phish - I completely agree you do not want the egg-laying chickens communicating with the stew pot chickens - might negatively affect production!

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Posted by Banks on Monday, March 20, 2017 6:09 PM

Hello there

Stress test over. Results tomorrow

I learned last week that the 83 year old owner of our company has pancreatic cancer. I'm fearful now that the company won't last until my planned retirement.

fifedog

 

Banks- not sure, maybe a little under 2 hours.

 
How far from the Patterson Creek cut off to Western Maryland Health System? That was about an hour for me.
 
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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:06 PM

Good evening all,

Semi-interesting day at work.  Some information concerning certain cases was acquired today so it was not a total waste.   Weather was dry at noon but not as warm as predicted.  Got a surprisingly good offer on the model cars I am trying to sell.  Watched Jane the Virgin tonight.  It was a good episode.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:32 AM

Good Evening,

What a day!  Started off taking Chris to the John Wayne airport at 7:30, he is going to Ft. Riley in Kansas for two weeks.  Doing core sampling for insectidesl, over 300.  Luckily traffic was very good.

Then had to go by the attorneys office and sign some documents.  That didn't go to bad.  But discovered the El Camino needed tires.

While I was doing research on that, and Kay told me she heard a clicking on the Explorer driver side.  The tire managed to pick up a screw, took it in to have it "plugged" but it couldn't be done because it was too close to the sidewall.  So ended up putting 4 tires on it.  (El Camino still needs tires, so maybe on Tuesday.)

Our company website has been down because I needed to change the Domain provider.  (The previous provider sponser's a Nascar team, but they have caused me great difficulties in the past.)  So it's taken two weeks to get that transisiton completed but it is finaly done.

In the mean time the new dental partial has been driving me nuts.  Hopefully, it will calm down soon.  Awh but life goes on!

Got the the trains back on the shelving, that's a big relief.  So progress is advancing, slowly but surely.

Tomorrow back to Dr Marks.

Jim & Roy, did you guys check with the animal rights groups regarding the chickens?  It seems like segregation to me.

Take care all and be safe!

 

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:42 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Been rather hectic here due to the merger at work. Hopefully things settle down post implementation in a couple weeks.

Have to build a volcano for Christina's Daisy Troop. Needs to be done by tomorrow evening's meeting... Could be interesting since I've been working into the evening for work... oh well.

Don - what happened to the train room? Damage from the storms?

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:02 AM

Hello there,

rough nite last nite. Didn't get to bed till past midnight due to sons purchase of 2 calves at the sale barn. Had to rearrange the barn to separate them from the big ones.

Speaking of calves .Anyone hear from Pat in.Virginia?

About 2 am I woke up with acid reflux. Realized it wasn't that as my Cpap mask filled with puke. Can't remember the last time I threw up.

Slept a little late because I had to take mom to doc at 9. Suspect a UTI. Waiting now for the water they gave her to produce a urine specimen.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:51 AM

Sun and 50s today. But what looked like morning dew on the windshield was actually frozen. The sun hadn't reached the car yet. Hand doctoer has released me so it just a matter of waiting for it to heal on the inside. My friend that made all the military flats is still working on more.

S.J.

 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:51 PM

Aloha. Happy Tuesday. Ah, Brent, I remember volcano-making. This past Sunday, the youngest and I had to make a WW2-themed mobile for class. Modeling skills to the rescue again! I worked up some hangers and used the aircraft from Lionel's WW2 pylon, along with some other Army vehicles off some military flat cars. It all looked great! (Considering my youngest is 14, may you enjoy many years of similar projects with your kids!)

Wow, Roy, is it really in the 90s in Texas already? It's supposed to 70 by Friday here.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:27 PM

Doug 86 here today.

No train news as of yet

I ordered the wheel for my right reat for the truck where we got hit back on the 11th. It broke the wheel and punctured the tire.

Not much else going on. talk to you all Later

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:07 PM

It's Tuesday that must mean I'm in WV! Unfortunately I'm not near the Fifedog.  I had supper with an old friend tonight.  A great guy who lost his daughter this summer.  She was only 26.  Sad. 

 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:29 PM

Buckeye! !!Where've you been? ??

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Posted by SPMan on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:07 PM

Good evening all,

Just did a little shopping today and finished up my preliminary work for income tax.  Going to see financial advisor tomorrow who is located to hell and gone from where I live.  He used to be local.  Now he moved.  He comes to see me most of the time but he's stuck tomorrow.  We're getting a little drizzle thafternoon.  Maybe some rain tomorrow. Later,

Ray

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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:31 PM

Evenin' All !

Welcome back Buckeye. One is not supposed to outlive their kids. Broken Heart

Was not a good boy late last week, extremely inapproprite dietary decisions. In plain words way to much salt = excessive water retention, made going up and down the steps difficult. Rabbit food thru the weekend so most of it is gone and back to what we consider normal.

Banks, I discovered that the Cpap with the face mask was an outstanding cure for sleep apnea, if you can't sleep you won't be bothered with the apnea. I used the mask for at the most one week and after maybe four or five hours of sleep during that period the mask was history.Thumbs Down  I tried the "nasal pillows" and they work like a charm, been using them for almost two years now. Thumbs Up  The only time they are troublesome is when my hayfever acts up.

RT, Sorry about the loss of the kitty.

Gettin' a little tired, time to call it a nite.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:25 PM

Good evening all,

Semi-busy day at work.  Pain one was gone so pain two was quiet most of the day.  some people cause trouble just by being alive!!!  Weather was hot and cold on walk.  Going to be just cold tomorrow.  Tried to watch the Flash, but it was just too far out there.  Good news is that Izombie comes back April 4!!!!  Yea!   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:46 PM

Evening all!

Long busy day today. Hit high 80's for sure. Starts to cool down tomorrow - high supposed to be 80.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:57 PM

Has been raining for 5 hours and still is.

Allow me to talk about slot cars a little again. From eBay, the internet, and U Tube you would think they were popular but aside from that you don't hear about them at all.

There is a slot car store and track about a half hour or more from me but it's 1.32 and 1/24 and I am 1/64th. and it's only open in the evenings.

Benchwork and track planning is the same as Model Railroading except the track has to fit together with the avalable track, cutting the track would be such a hassel to piece back together no one does that. There is lots of track pieces so thats no problem.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:23 AM

Good morning,

Cold this morning with full sun, 29 heading to 39 and mid 70s by Friday. March, go Figure.

Yesterday I did get a jig made to glue the 45 degree pieces for the bents I am making to hold the elevated level straight section that will have the # 50 gang car MOW bump run directly running under it. I will try to post some pictures later. It will be about 13' of straight run. It is also the straight section between the two reversing loops. Rest of the day we were at the daughters and I was helping install a new counter top in the kitchen. I let Dan do the crawling around, I just handed out tools and advice. Now to get my tools back. Surprise Dan's brother and dad were there to for the lifting. The whole thing came as a kit from Menards. Had everything needed to do everything. Nice set up.

Update:

Still working on the elevated reverse loop. The idea is to build this with the least interruption to the finished layout below it.

Here is a look at the concept of where I want to go and a few of the bents.

One other good thing is it has given me reason to buy a couple of new tools for the shed.   Wink

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:50 PM

Looks good, Kev!

Freaking windy and cold here in Northern Central Jersey.....

V8Vega...Wanna race?  Have most, if not all, of  my Aurora ThunderJets and a couple of my Womp Womp 1/32nd cars and my 1/24 Cuda.....I'm well prepared. PLUS all the Aurora track to go with the HO stuff..

Worked until 11PM last night, from 0800 and an hour drive plus getting up at 6...this sucks.

Off to Annapolis this weekend as my nephew is getting married at the academy.  A weekend with the family should be fun.

Off to job 2, have to change and walk into the warehouse....about 20 feet.

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:34 PM

Good evening all,

Work was ok today.  Got home and there was a bill from state tax agency which did not start the evening off right.  Wife was on me to get cars packed and then second-guessed every move I made.   Probably excommunicated myself as I wrote emails to archdiocesan newspaper and to some idiot who writes high falutin' comments about various ethic questions for the same publication.  I just remember the last part of the old Irish philosophy, "...if you go to the other place, you will be so busy shaking hands with your friends, you won't have time to worry."   Sometimes....life....just ....wears.... you....down.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:54 PM

Hello there,

stress test results not what I was hoping for. Cardiac catherization scheduled for the 31st. Asked them to set it up that if I need stents it will be done at the same time without another procedure. Also going to request that I stay awake. 1st time I had one I was groggy but aware. Every time doc was going to shoot dye he'd tell me to watch the screen and say that one is open. Passed that one just fine. 2nd time they insisted on giving me something for "nerves" and it knocked me out. That time I had 3 minor arteries 30% blocked.  Doc said no problem till they are 50% or more. Hopefully still less than that.

Doug...I tend to be a mouth breather. I tried a mask once that fit over my mouth and had nasal pillows. Made my nose sore as he!!. Used a full face for years. My last new mask seals to my nose with a flap. It is much smaller and works great.

Best try to sleep.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:41 AM

About 3 weeks ago I begain to have chest pain accompianied by dizzyness, I had 3 or 4 bad ones and many minor ones. I got a stress test and other tests and am now waiting for a angiogram.

I have been taking a perscriptin that is suppose to open up my artierys and have been feeling alright with only a few minor attacks.

Somehow my spell check no longer works here, works everywhere else.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:11 AM

Dennis take care. Also Spell Check doen't work here. ever since they got this great Angry new hardware about a year or so ago. 

No real news for today. I've started cutting the doorway in the wall between the garage side and the storage room side. Why it wasn't built that way who knows. 

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Posted by SPMan on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:15 PM

Good afternoon all, I think I will try to make the TCA meet in Arcadia this Saturday.  I haven't been to one since before Christmas with all my problems.  It is a small meet but I like to socialize a little and see what's new.  They have a show and tell and a portable layout to run trains on.  I see we have a new local president now.  Steve Eastman.  I think he will be a good one.  I went to see my financial advisor yesterday and signed some papers.  I think we could have done it all by mail and saved me an 80 mile roundtrip driving.  I actually ran some trains today.  Just ran conventional stuff and cleaned the track a little.  Put on a Willie Nelson album out there and played "On The Road Again".  One of my fellow caregivers in the Alzheimers group I went to lost her husband yesterday almost one month to the day since Helen passed.  He had been living in a home too.   Now it's time to start living again.  I have to get on with it.  If my health holds up I would like to go see my relatives back East sometime but I will wait until all that snow melts.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:10 PM

Ray snow is about all gone, and don't forget York the end of April Big Smile Just kidding you take your time. you been thru a lot. But I think it would be great for you to go see some of your relatives while your health is doing well. 

I think it would be a good break for you.

Hope all doing well. Tomorrow is TGIF so enjoy.

I got my Framing nailer in today. Next will be the lumber and the nails So I can close the garage door area off once I cut out the door way from the storage room side to the garage side. Why it was never done when it was built, I don't see why. You don't need a door, just a walk way between the two sides. I will also build a header and frame the door way out. I want to put two windows in the area the garage door is, when I build the wall there. 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, March 24, 2017 4:01 AM

TGIF!!!!!!

Testing for next Friday before work. Then leaving early to fry fish.

 

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