July Coffee Pot - Steamed crabs and Natty Boh for the Yanks; sweet tea and Carolina ribs for the Rebs Locked

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July Coffee Pot - Steamed crabs and Natty Boh for the Yanks; sweet tea and Carolina ribs for the Rebs
Posted by fifedog on Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:50 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 70 in the Potomac Highlands.  Been a good week at the RR this week.  Starting to test fit some structures on the new layout.

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:14 AM

Hello there....

.Chief musta reclinerized too long.

Fife.....way to go. Pics?????

No work today. Plan to get a pickup load of sand and put up the pool for the grandkids. Got a new 12x3 soft side on clearance last fall. Probably take a couple days to fill it out of the wells at both houses.

Also got 4 new trees to plant.

Last evening Mrs and I spent a couple hours tilling and hoeing the garden. Best garden we've had in several years. Got a few half grown maters..

Phish. ....good luck on moving the trains.

Not sure what's going on with Photobucket. Knock on wood. ...mine seems to be still working

A trip to Toy Town while at the beach resulted in 2 mint in box Tyco cars and a bridge for less than  $20.

Best get moving

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:20 AM

80s today, a downpour of rain yesterday afternoon but no lightning.

We had a cookout before the storm.

Ah we have a summer menu for July.

S.J.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:57 AM

Banks

Hello there....

.Chief musta reclinerized too long.

Fife.....way to go. Pics?????

No work today. Plan to get a pickup load of sand and put up the pool for the grandkids. Got a new 12x3 soft side on clearance last fall. Probably take a couple days to fill it out of the wells at both houses.

Also got 4 new trees to plant.

Last evening Mrs and I spent a couple hours tilling and hoeing the garden. Best garden we've had in several years. Got a few half grown maters..

Phish. ....good luck on moving the trains.

Not sure what's going on with Photobucket. Knock on wood. ...mine seems to be still working. Try posting a pic to the forums. Thats what it will not allow you to do. you still can put pics on there site but no 3rd party unless you want to pay there sorry butt

A trip to Toy Town while at the beach resulted in 2 mint in box Tyco cars and a bridge for less than  $20.

Best get moving

Prayers for those in need

 

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:14 AM

Good morning,

 Some train news from the old home town. This is close to where our friend Mark's house is and about 1/8 mile from our old place.

CN at their best. May of had to do with the gas pipeline they are building through there as well.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/freight-train-carrying-crude-oil-derails-in-plainfield/2169624/

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:46 AM

I just came across a Chevy Beretta owners group on Facebook with nice fixed up Berettas. I had a 89 Chevy Calavier Z-24 a similar car. Both had the same V6 engine and similar to a Fiero engine. The stick shift ones go pretty good especally for not new technology. I hope I don't offend anyone because their junkey cars in my opionion. Thats why I was surprised to find this group. I was a regular at Pick Your Part junkyard during the time whem these were being turned in and there would be a half dozen of them there everytime.

I see on Model Train Journal that you have to pay on Photo Bucket now.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, July 01, 2017 1:53 PM

Afternoon all!

TStorms here. Lotta showers predicted for the holiday week. Just like the last couple of years. A week of beautiful weather the week before the forth and then storms for the week of the forth.

Dennis - just like there are folks that for some reason love, collect, and restore AMC Pacers and small two-rail trains...Whistling

Kev - funny how things with flanged wheels large and small can't stay on the rails for some reason... 

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Saturday, July 01, 2017 4:05 PM

Good Afternoon from sticky 80°F Southern Ohio 

We went and got my bride a promised swing for Mother's Day.  It is nice a big and strong.  It's great sitting on the front porch in it. 

Put up a make-up mirror and side lights in one girl's room, and a bulliten board in the Utility Room, and some coat hooks here and there, so it has been busy but not hard day.  I was going to trim out around the microwave but what I took off will not fit and the trim kits are crazy expensive so I'll get some wood trim and make it.   

It has looked like rain all day and we heard thunder a few times but no rain.  I may go cut grass or empty some more boxes. 

May God bless 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, July 01, 2017 4:11 PM

HAPPY JULY 4th WEEKEND GANG!

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:41 PM

Good evening all,

Good day with older daughter and her family.  We filled up a pew at Mass with all 8 of us there.   Weather was warm but dry.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, July 02, 2017 5:17 AM

Hello there,

Prayers for BIL please. Suspected internal bleeding. More later.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, July 02, 2017 9:42 AM

WOW, Fifey has done a great job on starting a new Pot. Thumbs Up

Been rather busy.  Also hot and HUMID here.  Got wet with sweat just riding JD in the shade yesterday.

Waiting for DR. to come back to work.  Dermatologist was concerned over elevated white blood count.  ER DR. wasn't when I had stitches.  Dermatologist had me do a WBC test this past week.  Still up.  Not alarmingly high but still up.  Been up for two months now.  Started with RMSF.  We'll see.

Have a good and SAFE holiday.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, July 02, 2017 9:48 AM

Hi guys, Happy 4th weekend to ya all,

My sister called and her house was one of the places they were going to evacuate from the train wreck. She is 250' from the tracks.

 She said it was a 115 car train and it derailed on car 75.  Whey worked all night and they already have trains running again but still have 8 of the 25 tank cars to get picked up. Those were the ones with the most damage. She was talking to some of the guys working on the mess and they told her at least 1/2 of the derailed cars had leaking going on. The biggest fear was fire. There is thousands of gallons of crude on the ground.

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, July 02, 2017 6:22 PM

Hello there,

Thanks for your prayers. BIL is much improved. Still may have small internal bleeding but the super low blood pressure is attributed dehydration. More tests being done.

With the help of a niece got the pool up and about 2/3 full. Also got 2 trees planted. 2 more to go. Need to get some peat moss to mix with the soil for them.

Son mowed hay all day today. Probably end up baling hay on the 4th.  Most of it will be ready tomorrow it is so far past ready but we've had no weather to make hay.  Some of what he cut was nice 2nd cutting alfalfa.

Supper arrived. Best move on.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:18 PM

The week before July 4th from night to after midnight fireworks all over. And big really loud ones, it's impossible to go to sleep and I have been dead tired for two days now. Plus it really bothers my poor dog, you people don't know how lucky you are.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:39 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day.  Sprayed weeds for last time this year.  Edged sidewalks and did some extra trimming.  Watched "Battleship" again with wife after we did some shopping together.  Weather is warm.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, July 03, 2017 5:24 AM

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, July 03, 2017 2:06 PM

Happy 4th of July Eve.....

Yes I am keeping the American dream alive by NOT taking off today, I am working.  HA!  Not one but 2 jobs!!

Uneventful weekend, thank goodness, I'll sleep in a bit, tomorrow is Mom and Dad's 63rd wedding anniversary and my sister is throwing a BBQ for them, so tha will be fun.

2 weeks I'll be in Carlisle, PA with the road runner bunking with some friends, and that will be a nice break can't wait.

That's all that's fir to print, catch ya on the flip...

 

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


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Posted by SPMan on Monday, July 03, 2017 2:34 PM

Happy 4th of July weekend all,

I have just been laying low with the heat.  Got to work on pool when the spirit moves me.

Had a senior moment yesterday.  Drove to the TTOS train meet yesterday 20 mile round trip only to discover I came a week early. Duh!

I have been fighting itchy skin for about 5 months now.  Using all kinds of prescription creams etc.  Dermatologist has given up on me I think. It's driving me crazy at times.

Not to bad today however.  Got to run,

Ray

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, July 03, 2017 4:21 PM

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Monday, July 03, 2017 9:02 PM

A Happy and Safe 4th to all.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, July 03, 2017 9:09 PM

Good evening all,

A very good, relaxing day.  Wife and I went to Columbus, Indiana for a nice drive.  We stopped at some places and then had a nice lunch.  Wife got some clothes.  It was very good.  We need more days like that.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, July 03, 2017 9:14 PM

Good Evening from humid 75°F Southern Ohio, 

I am off this week and hope to get a lot of work done.  I mounted a quilt shelf and an old fashioned phone, then started weeding and mulching flower beds and stopped to take a break and cut grass.  I really like the John Deere riding mower we got.   

My bride invited several of her brothers and sisters over for dinner much to my surprise but the food was good and the nephews enjoyed messing with the rabbits and chickens.  The kids moved the broiler chicks out of the warming tub to their outside enclosure.  They seem to be adjusting fine. 

Good night and may God bless 

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, July 03, 2017 10:01 PM

Summers heat is coming, 100 on Thursday.

Today I drove the golden spike on my layout expansion of one loop. Actually the last feeder wire. It's Gargraves and Ross, now I have a loop of the original layout plan and a much longer loop of the expanded layout. The plan is to extend the shorter loop too but 1st I want to build a slot car track. That will be completely seperate in a bedroom now used for storage.

As slow as I work I now kind of doubt that I will ever finish my layout with nice scenery as the idea always was. It's open grid and my new track is pretty high up to where if a loco. comes off it's frightening. It's a carpeted floor but still. I can run long trains and look good on this longer loop. Well long to me.

I have a enclosed patio thats also a storage room so now I have the hard work of getting rid of stuff in there to make room for things from the storage bedroom where I want the slot car track.

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 6:30 AM

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Dogs got me up to go out. Now I'm wide awake. Gonna have breakfast then mass at 9.
Then the day starts. Trees to plant, hay to make and put everything away from putting up the pool.(Mrs finished filling it while I raked hay last evening)
No mention of a picnic from either kid so Mrs and I agreed to a hamburger and tater salad on our own.

Best get moving
Forgot to mention, BIL is home under much scrutiny


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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:15 AM

HAPPY 4th OF JULY ALL

Morning all. Hope all have a good one. Good news on BIL Banks. Today just a relaxing day. Talk to you all later

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:38 AM

Happy 4th gang!

No plans for us today. The kids have their own plans so we will just chill. Beer

The neighbors, campgrounds and small towns had the war zone going well into the night. Sure it will be more of the same tonight.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:45 AM

Have a safe 4th.

Michigan allows home fireworks w/local restriction's but only one city arround here tries to enforce their rules.

S.J.

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Posted by arkady on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:10 AM

I was going to mow the lawn today, but the grass is too soggy from last night's rain.  The heat and humidity today are ghastly, so I guess I'll just stay in and do some work on my Marx trains.  Pretty tame stuff, compared to the Fourth of Julys I spent with my family in the early Fifties.

When I was a kid, the Fourth always meant that my aunt, uncle and cousin would come to visit.  We'd be up late the night before, preparing food for the next day's cookout, then rising early to load the cars with folding chairs, charcoal grill, beach blankets and -- of course -- food.  An impartial observer would have thought we were getting ready for an expedition to parts unknown, based on the provisions we were carrying.

Then we'd be off bright and early for the Whipple's Dam State Park, where we'd grab a prime picnic table (under the trees for shade, but still close to the water).  It wasn't easy, for the park was enormously popular, and it was standing room only, even on normal weekends.  But the Fourth was the very pinnacle of all summer celebrations, and eager pilgrims flocked to it from all over the state, in frenzied throngs.

Once we were unpacked, The Old Folks (they were in their thirties at the time, and unimaginably elderly) would sit around talking endlessly about boring grownup things, while us kids would head at once for the beach.  The lake water (fed by a mountain stream) was always frigidly cold even on the hottest days, and we eased ourselves into it with gritted teeth, then emerged minutes later, shivering and goosebumped, ready to dry off for a hike around the lake.  This ordeal would be repeated several times as the day wore on.  It was summertime, and by God, no matter how unpleasant it might be, we had to go swimming!

By mid-afternoon, it was time for Dad to light the charcoal grill, an elaborate process that required an expert's touch with artistic applications of lighter fluid and many wooden matches.  Once the ritual blaze was reliably begun, foil-wrapped corn and potatoes would slowly roast to perfection, followed hours later by hamburger patties that sizzled and flared on the grate as they dripped grease into the glowing coals.

As darkness fell, we'd roast marshmallows on sticks carefully gathered from the forest floor.  And finally, as the park began to close for the day, Dad would extinguish the fire with cups of lake water and dump the cold coals in the nearest metal wastecan.  By the beams of flickering flashlights, we'd carefully pack up and head out through the gathering dark, always the last to leave, just ahead of the ever-vigilant park rangers.

At home, the perishable foods would be taken out and stuffed in the refrigerator, but everything else would wait for the next day's light.  While the grownups showered gratefully, us kids would hurry out onto the night-shrouded sidewalk to light sparklers and snakes, ensuring the continuation of American Independence for another year.

That night, we slept the sleep of righteous exhaustion, knowing as we did that Summertime would last forever.

And Somewhere, I believe, it still does.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:13 AM

arkady - Right there with ya.

Happy Birthday USA.

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