MAY 2017 COFFEE POT 13 years old. Hot coffee with grits for the good Southerners and oatmeal for the Yanks. Locked

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MAY 2017 COFFEE POT 13 years old. Hot coffee with grits for the good Southerners and oatmeal for the Yanks.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:07 PM

Back from York and Roanoke VA.  Don got his eyes full of trains, classification yards and shops.  He got to see O. Winston Link Museum and its movie.  Long drive to make it before 4 yesterday.  Then had to wait for 1 today to get into the VA. Transprotation Museum.  Got to see a A class and a Y class as well as some diesels.

Prayers for Buckeye and Fifey.

Great to get with all the Yanks.  Those from NJ who I had never met before, pretty good guys [for Yanks that is].

Good to get to meet RT and Donna.

Have a great month ahead. 

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:19 PM

One by one everybody seems to be getting home safely.

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, May 01, 2017 4:24 AM

Good Morning from Southern Ohio,

It's official, we're buying another house and moving!

May God bless

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, May 01, 2017 6:23 AM

Congratulations Jim,

I thought you were buying a train room with a house conveniently attached.  Smile  Now you can run all that beautiful Flyer again.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:28 AM

Good morning! 

Buckeyeland is experiencing a few thunderstorms this morning.  UmbrellaStormLightning

Still recovering from last Friday's surgery.  Just soreness.  Sigh

Congratulations Jim on the new house.  Just remember in Southern Ohio, water runs down hill, fast! Storm

 

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, May 01, 2017 9:42 AM

Thanks Guys

I'm anxious to get planning and preping the room but that won't be for a few months.  The room is finished but I want to get better lighting.  It will be small, I guessing at this point ~ 6 x 10, with a 3 rail loop in addition to the AF 2 rail.  Simple loops with lots of accesories operating.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, May 01, 2017 2:19 PM

Afternoon all!

Back from York. Got in late yesterday. It was great meeting all the guys - and the special appearances by RT, Don, & da Chief. Got the video tour of the progress on the Rustang - great job by H John with the students. When he said it was a Rustang he was not kidding! The frame is so thin you can see the air inside!

Picked up a 1990's Lionel Classics std ga 381E & the matching 3 two-tone green state cars for 1/2 the current going prices! Wowzers - didn't expect that!

For those that missed it - the ice cream social Friday afternoon was as great as always - HJohn - many many thanks again to Doray! Many stories about SJ's jammies...ooooo....

Buckeye - good to see your post - hope that means the procedures went well - Angel

Oh - and I came home to get to go to Jury Duty this morning first thing - rode the light rail and then a bus downtown - and it was Jury Appreciation week! - free coffee and donuts in the Central Jury Room! Had 4 or each!

 

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, May 01, 2017 2:25 PM

JimPhish - Congas onthe new digs!!

Glad the Yorkies all had a good time, maybe October, I wanted to go, just needed to recover from my cold.

Fife, thanks, you really didn't need to tell me about that firehouse, did you...Bang Head

I'll have to see if I can break the budget for that one.....geeez...

OK gotta get back.  Happy MAY!!

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Ring the doomsday bells, raising hell!!! - Yngwie Malmsteen


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Posted by fifedog on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:46 PM

Phish - Congrats on the new layou-er-house.  I'm challenging you to think vertical; 3 tiers; 4 trains running.  Trimmed out super sweet with shelving.  Some of the best layouts I've seen are space limited.  Remember Kooljock's masterpiece?  And, yeah, lighting first.  I'm already excited for future SPF's.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, May 01, 2017 7:31 PM

PHISH congrats on new place. 

Fife missed you at York. Maybe next time I can convince the other half to go back up there. 

Brent missed you also, same thing maybe next time. 

Even thou our time there was short ( friday Morning till 1:30 P.M. ) we really enjoyed ourselves and meeting others from this forum. 

Talk to you all later

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Posted by SPMan on Monday, May 01, 2017 7:44 PM

Glad you made it to Roanoke and the Link Museum.  Whenever 611 joins the other two there they will have the big three again.  I don't know about the future of the Y3 or if it is only on loan.  All set for my kidney stone procedure tomorrow around 6:00PM.  Say I can go home after but I will believe that when I see it.  My son will stay with me if needed the first night.  I passed one stone myself today.  One down, 6 to go.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, May 01, 2017 7:58 PM

Good evening all,

Stur Phish, congrats on the house.  Roy, congrats on the 381!  Nice.  Quiet day at work and will be moving away from pain one and pain two.  Finally after 3 years of trying.   Blood pressure dropping already.   Weather is brisk.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:00 PM

Mike C - thanks re the std ga and Hooray(!) re pain 1 & 2

Ray - prayers for a successful procedure tomorrow Angel

oh - for those interested in how things went regarding the "public" attending York, see my post over on "York show" thread...

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Posted by KRM on Monday, May 01, 2017 10:06 PM

Ray, best of luck tomorrow and Buckeye good to know your fine!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:07 AM

Sturgeon-Phish

Thanks Guys

I'm anxious to get planning and preping the room but that won't be for a few months.  The room is finished but I want to get better lighting.  It will be small, I guessing at this point ~ 6 x 10, with a 3 rail loop in addition to the AF 2 rail.  Simple loops with lots of accesories operating.

 

Good morning,

Heading back to the doctor next week for the followup.  That's seven weeks on disability. Sigh

Jim, I really like my track lighting on a dimmer.  So do the Grandsons.  

Ray, hang on tight and good luck!  They were in me for 1 1/2 hours. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:37 AM

Morning all!

Sunny and warming in N Texess. 85 today followed by 70's for the rest of the "work" week. Maybe a storm tomorrow when the next front hits.

Prayers for Ray's procedure success today and Buckeye's healing.

Kev - the layout elevated looks great!

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:45 AM

Sunny good morning. 76 degrees with lower humidity. Rained during the night. Resting up. Watched DVR'd shows [one good one is Wild on PBS]. Cooked red hots for breakfast.

Now will get ready for the fray. A couple of Town things and then get hot peppers and cucumbers for the garden. Mow grass. Town Board tonight.

Tomorrow, stacking up. Walk to school day at Sanford Creek Elementary and then High School Food Pantries meeting at court house.

Enjoyed York. All safe and sound home. Don Baker back in LA, CA. Only bought one engine and some maintenance things.

Great to see Bob Keller again.  Been a long time.

Buckeye on disability is an excuse to run trains and get Mrs. Buckeye to wait on him.  Get well.

Fifey and Brent were missed highly.  Wish Brent had brought the kids.  Would love to meet them.

Great to get that wonderful ice cream.

Have a good one.

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Posted by phillyreading on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:44 AM

Good morning,

Hey Buckeye try to get well! Remember 7 weeks only seems a bit long. One time I fractured my hip bone and the doctor said to get some rest, up to 8 weeks, until you feel better, but that was about 28 years ago.

Not much going on, just trying to stay dry as we have a rain storm coming our way here in southern Florida, even West Palm Beach FL. The weather man said around 11:30 am it would hit but so far only a few clouds.

Also trying to get a couple things done here at the house, back porch needs repair work; windows and electrical.

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:34 PM

ChiefEagles

Fifey and Brent were missed highly.  Wish Brent had brought the kids.  Would love to meet them.



Missed seeing you guys as well. As for bringing the kids... not gonn happen. Unfortunately York is during the school year and TheQ and I don't believe in them missing school unless it is an emergency or illness. Plus their little legs would get tired after one hall and their little fingers would have a hard time not touching everything. Smile I love my kids, but I know their limits... and most importantly... mine.Pirate

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:07 PM

Good Evening,

Got back from York last night, WOW, what a week!  Truly fantastic!!  Most significant part was meeting everyone.  Really had a great time! Spent a couple of days at the Chief's place, checking out the area and the Train Box.  Everyone was really great, and Pam is a very lovely lady!

Driving up to York from NC was awesome, ALL THE GREEN, unbelievable! Don't know what I'm doing in Ca, just protecting "You All" from all the crazyness I guess.  

On the way back we went through Roanoke, and the Blue Ridge Mtns, more beautiful country!  The museum was fantastic, missed 611, but still plenty to see.  And O. Winston Link was really something to see, especially the movie.

Then there was York...... so difficult so much to see, and especially everyone that was there from the forums.  One great group of people!  Just not enough time to talk as much as would have liked to.  This was the 3rd time I've been there and they were all great!

A BIG THANKS to the Chief for putting me up, and dragging me up there and back!!!

As everyone else now to get back to the regular routine, but the memories will be flashing back for a long time.

Hope Buckeye's & Ray's recoverys are quick, you both have been through enough already.

Take care ALL and Stay Healthy !!!! 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:18 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work, but mostly successful.  Mowed yard again tonight as it will rain the next few days and by then it will be 10 feet tall.  Weather was tolerable today.  Will be absolutely miserable Saturday.  Oh joy, oh rapture!  Ugh.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Ok, first post of the day? WAKE UP!!!!! It's lunch already!

Gray/cloudy - 75 - might storm but so far it is going around us.

Back from annual eye checkup, no problems, some progression of the cataracts, but no changes needed. But cannot see well since eyes are dialated....

Have a great day all!

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:24 PM

Roy, just had the same deal with my eye doctor about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Good but bad in one sitting.

Got a weird call today from my cousin Dick's daughter. He is not doing well at all, maybe 6 months, and she was going through some things he had got after my aunt died and found a bunch of my mother's stuff. She wants to bring it out to us so we can have it. I don't think I have ever even seen Dick's daughter. It will be something good for for my daughter Katie of her grandmother's that both of us never got to know. Mom passed when I was 5 or 6. I don't remember, guess I blocked it all out as a child.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 7:50 PM

Good evening all,

Work went well, but internal issues knocked me for a loop again.  Things are fine and then they are not.  Will discuss with doc next visit.  Weather is wet here.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:17 PM

Had a long chat with Buckeye today. He is on the mend and in good spirits!

Mike C - Hope the issues work out in your favor.

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:31 PM

Welcome home Don B.  Sounds like you had a great time with the Chief.

I had my kidney stone procedure yesterday evening and it was a big success so far.  They removed all but one and it may come out on its on.  It was all done by shock waves and there was no body invasion.  Best news was no stint required in the urinary tract.  We got home around 11:00PM after eating at an all night restaurant.  I was starved after no food or water for 24 hours.  My oldest son stayed with me last night and all day today to make sure I'm good to go alone now.  We had breakfast and dinner out today to celebrate.  Had a great salmon dinner and desert at home.  Still have some future business with the doctor but hopefully the worst is over.

Don, did the Chief get you any Carolina Bar-B-Que while you were there?  It's the best along with cole slaw and hush puppies.  I'll bet his home grown tomato sandwiches are to die for.  I couldn't imagine anything better than North Carolina and York on the same trip but then I'm partial being a N.C. Native.

Thanks to Roy, Kev,  Don and everyone for the well wishes.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:12 AM

Mornin' boys.  Very dark and very cool describes it best along the Potomac Highlands.  Service doodle arriving anytime (between 0800 and 1700 hrs, that is) to repair our Whirlpool dryer.  Will spend time in the garage prepping the walls for painting.  Did discover 4 nice 2x4s up in the shed's rafters yesterday.  I will employ those on the new layout's benchwork. 

Glad everyone is on the mend.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:49 AM

 

Good Morning from overcast 53°F Southern Ohio,

 

May the fourth be with you!  (05/04/17 get it?)Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Been crazy busy.  Youngest daughter, her significant other from Hollywood, his mother and her dog from Kentucky have been visiting with us.  That makes for interesting evenings.  I would like to take some time off to be with them but can’t break away, but only doing 10 hour days instead of 12 hour so I can visit in the evenings.  Their dog is in heat and it’s driving my dogs crazy!

 

We started boxing stuff up for the move to the new house.  It is about 6 miles away so the trips are easy.  So far I’ve got 10 boxes of books alone.  Hopefully my bride won’t see the number of train related boxes!  The house is move in ready for the most part.  First project is a garage.  There is a small 2 car already, and a second larger garage is already approved.

 

Buckeye – The dimmer on track lights is a great idea and I’ll use it.  Lighting is really the only prep work the train room will need with the exception of stripping wallpaper and painting; all easy stuff.  The room is in the finished basement right next to the furnace room which has a good sized work bench already.  I love it. 

 

Ray – Glad you’re feeling better

 

Chief – You’re a great host.  If you’re ever in Southern Ohio, I’ve got a place for you to stay, and it is next to the (future) train room.

 

Fife- I will be putting the glass shelving back up.  I kept all the glass and shelf brackets.  I’ve not got room dimensions, but guessing I’ve got a 12’ x 12’ room so efficient planning is the goal.

 

May God bless

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:08 AM

Good morning all.  Mayor's prayer breakfast is over.  Keep getting more and more folks to attend.  Today is National Day of Prayer.

Beautiful day.  68 degrees and breezy.  Sun is shining.

Got a luncheon to attend.

Mow and set out some plants in the garden.

Rain suppose to come in tonight/tomorrow morning early.  Then fair and cooler.

Have a good one.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:53 AM

Good morning team!

A crisp & sunny 50's this morning headed to 72 today. High 70's and low 80's for the next 5-6 days, sunny, nice!

Ray - congrats on the successful procedures!!! Thanks for the great news!

Phish - new house sounds nice, take it easy on the move! 

Ugh - super stiff this morning...

 

Regards, Roy

           

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