November COFFEE POT Pancakes and Sausage for all

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:07 PM

Hello there,

Thanks to all our Vets!!!!!!

The story of Christmas at Sight and Sound was incredible.  Recommend you see it if possible.

Spent a couple hours today at the TCA museum in Strasburg. Really enjoyed it but a bit disappointed that the bulk of the HO on display is Marklin.Then to the nearby National Christmas Center. A great place. A couple of displays dedicated to the 50s and trains too.....Bummed to learn the place is closing in January next year. The owner is elderly and trying to sell lock stock and barrel.

Then Mass and back to the camper. It was 19 last night so I filled the water tank and put the hose away.Mrs is already crashed. I'm gonna do the dishes and join her.

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:31 PM

Good evening all,

Good day.  Nice trip to Milwaukee with no drama.  Going to Trainfest on Sunday.  Going to Kalmbach on Monday.  Hope weather cooperates.  I hope everyone has a good day.  Thanks to all the vets.

Keep on training, 

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Posted by Demay on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:19 AM

Guten morgen,

Yesterday turned out to be quite a busy day. I took care of some normal chores in the morning, then took the boys to see the Lego Ninja movie, and then drove the Princess to and from ballet. While she was at ballet, I killed time by going to the German version of Home Depot to buy a light bulb and visiting a BMW dealership. I bought a well-used BMW when we arrived here and enjoy driving it. I am a fan of the 4-series sedan. Upon returning home I began making coconut curry and managed to slice my thumb while slicing sweet potatoes and required a trip to the ER. I did not need stitches as they were able to use glue to reattach the flap. I eventually had dinner and it turned out great. After all that I was ready for bed. Today, I depart for a work trip to Turkey and will be there until Friday night. I may not be able to post while I am there. Enjoy your Sunday.

Roy - Yep, still in Germany; just taking the easy route on dinner. Big Smile

Good day,

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:54 AM

Mornin' boys.  Clear and 27 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  

The WMSR has been recognizing veterans the past 2 weekends, and gifting them free hotdogs and beverages (my idea).  While folks are waiting to board, I spot check for military caps and clothing, ask them about their service, and honor them over the PA system over the 3 hour trip.  I think it has been well received, and the passengers spontinaously applaud after each tribute.

Demay - Safe travels, sir.

Banks - I've become a big fan of bubble lights over the past few Christmas seasons.

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:08 AM

Cloudy and 35, 40 for the day.

I was host(with a cohost) for our November club meet if you want to see my toy train layout it is posted on OGR, look for Nov. meet Detroit3railers.

S.J.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:50 AM

Morning.  Was 28 last night.  Now 52.  Partly cloudy.

Went to Sunday Schol.  Now resting.  Run errands in town later.

Hope all have a great week ahead. 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:59 AM

White stuff is falling from the sky. Surprise

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:52 PM

Afternoon all!

Still in the 50's. Enjoying it!

SJ - great layout! I commented over on the video thread.

Chief - hope the meds work as predicted. Lots of rest!

Kev - time to set the wood on fire in the hole in the wall lined with bricks!

NASCAR today. Final race for the top 4. One spot left. One race left after today. Will Johnson or Elliott find a win (as a win is the only way they can get that last spot over Hamlin or Keslowski. I'm routing for Elliott!



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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:56 PM

Good evening all,

Good day at Trainfest.  Weather cooperated.  Hope tomorrow goes well. I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training, 

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:03 PM

Hello there,

back from Lancaster/York. Uneventful trip.

Watched the video from Sir James on TV. Great layout.

Off to bed soon.

 

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:29 PM

Hey Y'all.

Still around, been a bit of a rough period with reaction to cancer meds. Initially no problem but of late not so good. I haven't seen my current weight since around 8th or 9th grade . Oncologist recommended drinking some Ensure to help keep weight up. We shall see. The "Better Half" is still being my chauffer on trips to the museum, I drive in then she picks me up afterwards. To pooped to do much of anything by end of day, a few times she has had to come back before end of day and get me.

Hopefully these are only short time issues.

Some good news though, we finally got the club's web cam up and running again. Drop in and take a look www.sd3r.org . Active when the museum is open, Tuesday thru Sunday.

Prayers for all in need.

Later !

 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:56 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 43 along the Potomac Highlands.  S'posed to be off today, but COO said he "may" need my assistance this week...

Dougnotta - Please be carefull going out while you are susceptable... My mom watched a lot of food networks while she was undergoing cancer treatment.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:11 AM

Morning all. Wet and dreary day here today. Presently 51* suppose to go up to 64* We will see. 

Not much going on here. Need to get this cabinet out of this room so I can go get the new flooring and install it. 

Hope all having a good day

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Posted by cnw1995 on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:41 AM

Aloha. Not as cold today after a wet and cold weekend. Both 'my' teams (ND and the Bears) lost big. The leaves are still mostly on the trees - I'm running out of fall to get rid of them. Praying for the meds to work themselves out, Doug!  Banks and MikeC, your trips sounded nice. Can't wait to watch your video, SJ. Safe travels to Joe - glad your finger is mended.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:30 PM

Happy Monday...... Dougnotta - glad you're on the mend - My Dad is on those meds, He is having a rough patch as well, but it's better than the alternative..


Good Job, Fifer......

My NJ Devils continue to impress, beat the Hawks 7 to 5 in their building....

Rough night last night, was getting things together for the Christmas layout and pull my back out when I stood up - go figure....no, there was nothing in my hands.....

So Ramping up for the Holidays - already - Thanksgiving is a 10 days out.....

Unleash the fury, free the beast.  You must heed the story told by the priests.

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


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:24 PM

Evening all!

Another decent day. Mid-50's continue. 

Got the repaired windows back today. But not in time to reinstall one of them (The easy one was a Pella that the sash snaps into the frame). The window next to the one I had repaired also has a rotten sill & bunk. So got that complete window out of the frame (takes a while - had to pull over 50 nails out of 11 boards). Hopefully I will get both of them completed tomorrow. The arrangement is identical to the adjacent window.

Anj - hope the back feels better soon!

Fife - uhh, how did this place exist before you????

Dougnotta - Angel glad the meds are working as predicted.

DougM - well the cowgirls did not fare any better either.

RT - good luck with the flooring.

Mike C - a buddy of mine has said if he could only attend one show, it would be TrainFest.

Banks - glad you are home safely!

Thanksgiving cometh!

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:19 PM

 

Good Evening from a cool 41°F Southern Ohio,

 

I had a great but busy weekend that went by way too fast.  Finished up the wiring in the new garage with the emergency generator hookup.  I went to Rural King and bought a few of the LED shop lights and they are really nice.  Lots of light good color and can be linked to another light, all for $25.

 

Next project a mantle over the fireplace in the living room.  Toughest part will be matching against the profile of the creek rock wall the mantle will mount on.  I’ll have as much time in the pattern as in the rest of the project.  Bride wants it done before Christmas.  Should be do-able, we’ll see.

 

Good night and may God bless

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:00 PM

Good evening all,

Photo shoot at CTT went really well.  People at Kalmbach very professional.  May have sold a couple more articles as well.  Weather was good for return trip.  Trip home had some road construction but went very well compared to this summer's ventures.  Glad to be home.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:24 AM

Mornin' boys.  Mostly cloudy and 43 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Lots to do.  Need to break the inertia and get these trains running in the train room.  Lumber is waiting to finish the return loop as well.  Need to visit folks either today or tomorrow.  Wifey wants to start putting up Christmas before she heads to Baltimore for the new grandson's arrival.

cheapclassics - Kudos to you sir.  Always enjoy and learn from your articles.

Roy - Work ethic. There's a few on hand like that.  Having a pension doesn't hurt either... 

anjdevil - Ouch.  I've been dealing with a pinched nerve this past year.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:25 AM

Morning from a sunny North Bluff.

Strange but true,,,,,,,We have a pair of red foxes here mating up for the winter and I have seen both and wifey has seen one when the cat George alerted us to it on the trail behind the house. Anyway, last night PBS had a nature show all about Red Foxes, and the darn cat sat on the coffee table for an hour and watched the whole show. That is just nuts. Go figure?  Laugh

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:28 AM

Morning all, 

Kevin cats are a lot smarter than most give them credit for. Our cats watch TV a lot of the time. 

Not a lot going on here. Just a stop by to say hi. Take care all talk to you all later.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:35 AM

Forecast is 77 yesterday and today but yesterday felt more like 67.

I saw that program on Red Foxes, I like PBS nature programs.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:58 PM

Evening all!

Another beaut of a day in the mid-50's.

Well, failed to complete the window project, but a friend asked for some help this afternoon so I got diverted. Should finish tomorrow.

Mike C - cool...hope your articles get published soon!

Phish - good deal on the garage and good luck with the mantle project. Hope my wife does not get wind of this...our mantle needs help!

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:17 PM

Good evening all,

Thank you all for the compliments!  Spent the day mulching leaves.  Mowed the entire yard hopefully for the last time.  Still have the oak and the "hard" maple left to shed leaves.  Will have to wait a couple of weeks for them.   Weather was sunny and comfortable today.  Back to work tomorrow.  The Trainfest was most interesting Sunday.  Saw somebody selling downloadable plans to print cardstock buildings that were quite realistic looking.  There were even ways to print layers of parts so you could add depth to window and door frames.   Talked to people from Lionel, MTH and Woodland Scenics.  Lots of layouts there.  Some of the craftmanship was amazing.  Lots of dealers as well.  Wife was a trooper and seemed to enjoy it as much as me.   Did not write much Sunday as I was using her laptop.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:55 PM

Wed. 78 Thur. 71

My AOL emai periodically a sign in appears with my email address and password and I click on sign in and I can get my email’ Last Saturday that didn’t work, this happened once before.

I tried everything I could think of to no avail. I googled how to sign in to aol email and got a bunch of aol sites that were worthless.

Why do companies make these web sites that do nothing but waste your time? I have encountered this before.

I found on YouTube instructions but they also didn’t work.

I found a aol phone # and called where I got a heavy foreign accent and after awhile he wanted $10 to continue and I told him I wanted to see if my friend could fix it.

I have a friend at Shepherd Church he fixed it when this happened before. He works in the print shop there, this is a big church that has their own  print shop.

So after Vintage he fixed it, he had some trouble and I was getting worried but he fixed it.

This is only the 2nd time my laptop has left my desk.

I wonder when we will be free from this sign in / password nonsense on computers?

 

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Posted by Plate Rail on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:03 PM

Greeting all,

Particularily busy with work as of late.  I get so much more done when on my own, now that the boss has gone to L.A. for the winter.  The hours just melt away.

Hit a train show last Sunday and snagged a few bargains.  2 Atlas PRR GP7's ( one power, one dummy ) came home with me, but they're 2 rail.  They should make fun conversion projects.  Also got 4 Weaver flats with trailers which I converted to Kadee's, something I'm slowly doing to most of my scale rolling stock.

Just came down from adding a bit more catenary to the layout, and am now postioned to tear up the last section of layout for rebuilding. Before that next step I tested finicky TMCC equipment under the cat, with the wire tied into the house ground circuit.  No more weak signal and flickering headlites! The goal with the next section rebuild is to broaden an O72 curve while making an S curve more shallow.  It will require shifting the roadbed about 6-8".  Things like ridged scale GG1's don't work well under bare minimum specs.  Might stay home tomorrow and get started on it.

Best wishes to all and prayers for those in need.  A pillow calls.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:20 PM

 

Good Evening from 32°F Southern Ohio,

 

On night #2 of nightshift.  Slept like a log today.  Got to bed by 8am didn’t wake till 2:30pm.  That is more sleep than I normally get when I work dayshift! 

I did get to load test the Emergency power hook-up I installed and all works as expected.  Now get the instructions with the breaker identifications written up so that I am not the only one who can go to back up power if needed.  Hopefully we’ll never need to use the generator or the instructions.  This evening my bride and I went to the High school sports banquet then I came into work. 

 

Roy – Mantles are usually easy to make, especially using off the shelf molding and mounting to flat walls.  The contours make this one challenging.

 

Need to go check on the crew putting on a lock out tag out on some equipment.

 

Good night and may God bless

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:12 AM

Morning.  Nothing on agenda this AM for a change.  45 degrees and sunny [for a change].

Hope all OK. 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:47 AM

Aloha. Rainy but a tad warmer. The bride went out to see a movie with GFs last night so the youngest and I enjoyed a bachelor evening of eating peanut butter toast for dinner in front of the TV. MikeC, I've kept your articles that have appeared over the years - so many clever ideas to end up with 'cheap classics!'

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:54 AM

Wet here on the North Bluff above Marseilles, but like Doug said warmer.

Yesterday as I pulled into the drive and right by neighbor Brian's shed was THE BIG BOY 10+ points and perfect rack and monster sized animal. He is here!!!

 I stopped the truck and he just stared me down standing in the field just in front of the woods.  

 

Ordered our grave marker today so that is done and then I ordered a vintage Cootie game off E-bay for the grand-kids. That should be fun!

Dennis, I thought AOL was gone.   Huh?

Jim, I hated 2nd shift but could handle 3rd.  My brother did swing shift for 20 years, that can kill you.  Dead

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