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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:48 AM

Well had a nice post lined out and Apple Safari crashed as usual in the middle of it - so will just say Good Morning all!

Don - keep 'em coming!

Mike C - got my Jan CTT yesterday.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:14 AM

Good morning,

Cooler today, 40 heading to 50 with sun, no wind. Chased leaves all day yesterday and the Oaks still have some to go. Otherwise about done.

Banks, I am sure glad we put guttergards on this house when we built it. I have never had to clean a gutter in ten years. The were costly but worth it the way this place sits in the wood.

Don, I did not know El Caminos used 13" rims?

Best do something.

BTW Last night just for the heck of it I added a bridge to the upper level. It just sits on the top and can be moved any place there is enough straight track.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:39 AM

Aloha. Sunny and colder today but still lovely for this time of year. I love your posts, DonB! I enjoy hearing about everything from everyone, especially the layout. I had cataracts too - and got them taken care of -- now I have 'implants' (not Those kind of implants WinkRoy, Safari drives me crazy...

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:42 PM

DonB - Did you write a post? Smile, Wink & Grin

60 ish today and 55 tomorrow - 

Really need to get the attic done and start laying permanent track - I have a temp track layout on the carpeted floor up there.

Just checking in.....

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:13 PM

Hello there,

today I finished the low gutters and managed to try and ambush a deer. No luck on the deer but I did get a couple of questions on my Redneck gutter cleaner

 

I used 3" PVC sewer pipe. On my old blower I had to soften the pipe by heating and make it fit the blower outlet. On the new one the bell end fit well enough all I had to do is secure with duct tape.

blower

on the top I used a street ell and a 90. The 90 I modified by softening with heat to form a nozzel. I put everything together with self drilling screws so it can be adjusted as needed.

Nozzel

To reach my highest gutter I used 23 feet of pipe. A word of caution make it blow almost straight down. It has a suprising amount of thrust with 20 feet of leverage. Been cleaning my gutters with this for 4 or 5 years

 

Time for bed

 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:09 PM

Wow.  End of November already.  It has been forever since I've visited the 'Pot.

The last month or six weeks has been really tough.  Three trips to Michigan - one week because of mom's health issues, one week for vacation, then back four days later to plan and exciute mom's funeral.  Back at work this week, finally returning to a 'normal' routine, I finally realize how exhausted I am.  Think I am starting to greeve and heal.

On the bright side, we hosted Thanksgiving dinner.  My sister was in from Wyoming, my niece and her family from Ohio, and my nephew and his family from Michigan.  It has been probably 12 or 15 years since we have hosted a family gathering like that.  We really enjoyed it.

On the train front, we ran a kids day at the KATY depot in mid-October.  Probably had 2 dozen kids come through.  We had a Thomas the Train layout that the kids could run, a table with Brio wooden trains set up, and I had two loops of O gage for demonstration, with kind of a Halloween theme.  Was a mix of about 1/2 postwar, and 1/2 modern including my Harry Potter train. As usual the Moe & Joe lumber car was a hit and got a good workout by the kids - both big and little.  The post war barrel loader was well received, too.  One girl was marching the barrels up the ramp with intermittant button presses, trying to dump one into the gondola as it went by.  I didn't hollar, 'cause that is the sort of thing I would have done when I was her age.

We've got the Polar Express themed kids program at the Depot coming up in a couple of weeks.  Hot chocolate, cookies, craft projects, Sannta, and my Polar Express layout will be featured.

Think I'm going to pull the trigger on the CTT anneversary boxcar and the Menards armed caboose.

All for now.  Hopefully, I'll have time to stop by more often in the future.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:28 PM

Good evening all,

Don B, love reading your posts!  Banks, ingenuous gutter cleaner.   Roy, got the CTT today.  I cannot remember what everybody wrote today, but it is good to hear from more of you.  Work was very quiet today.  Tomorrow should be busier.  Weather still good.  Supposed to rain Thursday.  May go see Coco tomorrow night.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:53 PM

Good Evening All,

Gosh where has November gone, wow!  This year is rapidly coming to an end!  Did a few chores today in preparation for Kay's Bunco party, then some time in the train room.  Ran a few trains, and like the new configuration.  Will take some time to have the switches memorized.  When I assign the switch numbers, I usually start from where the trains depart the "engine yard" and join the main track.  That switch is #1, then I just go sequentially until I complete all the switches on that track.  Then continue on with the secondary track and sidings.  I name the switch relative to a physical characteristic, whether it is a track feature or a room feature.  (Dinning Room Window, Kitchen window, etc.).  But enjoyed the operating.

Then needed to connect a few more lights, so todays dilemma was drilling through a terminal strip on the underside of the layout!  Was trying to avoid some framing, and it was in a blind area.  Nevertheless, got one of the jumper wires on the strip.  Turned out it was a 3.5v buss line, easy to fix, and no real harm done.

Also received the MTH 2018 Vol 1 catalog today.  Don't know why but just did.

All in All, had a good day.

Roy, Heard on the news some significant virus on Apple products today, hope it hasn't affected you. 

Kev, I think I was wrong, the El Camino has 14" wheels.  I put some of the guttergards on my in-laws house, they have huge Pine trees in the parkway, and get a ton of needles every fall.  The guttergards prevent them from getting into the gutter, what a time saver!  Sure like the looks of your layout!

Doug, I will keep posting, just don't want to bore you all.  Glad you didn't get the other implants.  That would have been uncomfortable.

Anjdevil, Yep, I put a post up last night, It appears at the bottom of page 8 on my screen.  How big is the attic layout going to be?

Banks, That is one heck of a "gutter blower" !  I am impressed with the nozzle that really looks great.  Think you would need a shoulder harness for the blower, especially with 23 feet of pipe.  I could just see you hovering abouve ground if you pointed it in the wrong direction.

8ntruck, Sorry to hear about your Mom, at least she's in a better place.  And its ALWAYS extremely tough loosing someone this time of the year.  Sure sounds like you had a great kids day!  It really says a lot for the durability built into a lot of the post war stuff!  To go through how many generations and still be around.  Enjoyed reading your post, lots of things going on, and you certainly have been busy!

Mike C, Enjoy your posts as well, keep the movie reviews coming!

Take Care All and Stay Healthy !     

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:55 PM

Good evening all, I finally decorated the Christmas Tree that my son put up for me on the week end.  Puttering around in the garage got a nasty gouge on my ring finger.  Bled a lot and could not put a band aid on it between my fingers.  Finally got some liquid bandage and that worked.  After that I stabed another finger with an ice pick.  Not too bad.  I'm afraid to do anything now.  Went to emergency room yesterday for  a hip problem.  Turns out it is a sprained ligament.  They gave me some pain medicine and from what they told me it didn't sound  too dangerous.  Then I read the paper work that came with it.  You have to be very careful with it or you could become addicted they say.  I don't need that.  They hand out this stuff like candy.  The medicine was overkill for what I needed.  Will speak to my regular doctor about it when I see him.  Made a big pot of spaghetti yesterday and have eaten a lot of it.  Going out to eat tomorrow at guess where?  Spaghetti Eddies.  I think I'll order eggplant parmasean or something like that or something not spaghetti.  Have a good week,

Ray

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:05 AM

Morning all.  Chilly but warming fast.  Going to Lowes by way of BoJangles.  Yard decorated for Christmas.

Have a good one.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:51 AM

Morning all!

Sunny, 50, amd headed to 69 today.

8n - so sorry about your mother's passing Angel. Nice about the family gathering! Helps the healing. We were so busy (for months) when each of my folks passed I seemed to miss the grieving. When my best friends folks passed, that triggered me and it was a good thing. I knew his folks well, and not being responsible for the family and arrangements, it allowed me to focus and reflect on my parents also.

Don B - you missed the implied 'wink, wink' in Anj's response to your 'posts'!

Banks - those pics gave me some ideas! Jet pack!

DougM - 'implants' Thumbs Up Smile, Wink & Grin

Kev - the layout is looking great! Good idea with the bridge.

MikeC - the Jan CTT is a good one. I was disappointed that the unique Clarke family layout (for once not a rectangle, free flowing, and appears nicely detailed) only had 5 photos published. Wish CTT would follow the old rule "a picture is worth a thousand words" and cut the pablum verbiage. If not enough photos for layout 'A', then cut the verbiage and add more photos of another...

Ray - like you I seem to keep impaling my hands on projects. Just as one injury heals another occurs. It is aggravating. And I try to be really careful. Yet...

Did first of 4 doc visits yesterday. Dealing with some 'issues', the worst of which is bad ringing in the right ear (have dealt with this all my life, but got worse this summer), some dizziness in the am (low BP), and culminating with a physical scheduled Dec 28th. 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:21 AM

8ntruck Angel on the passing of Mom...

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:41 AM

40 heading to 52 here Guys. Not much else.
8N sorry for your mom passing. I dealt with that at age five so even with the hurt you have been blessed. It was nice you got to be with family for the holiday.
Roy and Ray, you guys taking your project lessons from Brent? Laugh
I hope they can help you out Roy!  I have had the ringing issues for years from all the noise in the factory before they gave out ear plugs to use.
Kind of disappointed with the new CTT. As soon as I opened it pages 37 to 40 fell out of it on to the floor.  Bang Head
 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:10 AM

Good morning Boys & Girls !

8n, Condolences, may the sadness pass quickly so you can enjoy all the wonderful memories. Angel

Roy, Re the tumbleweeds, while in the Air Force at Reese AFB(Lubbock) they were a constant threat commuting from town to the base everyday/nite. Bad enuff in a car but it could be really dicey when I got my Honda bike.

Kev, The layout is looking impressive !

Gonna be a very busy weekend, Christmas on the Prado, as us old timers call it but December Nights as the PC crowd call it. Fri the museum will be open from 5pm to 9pm and Sat from 11am to 4pm then 5pm to 9pm. Normally I would be working the Sat schedule, both shifts, but with current health issues will only be working the night shift. Both evenings it is free  so with all the other things going on in the park it will be extremely crowded. Last year the museum staff really did a great job in controlling the number of people in the building at one time instead of just throwing the doors open and getting out of the way.

Time to get moving, lots to get ready for the weekend.

Later all.  

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:33 PM

To all,

RIP Jim Nabors

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:18 PM

8N - Angel for your Mom

DonB - Oh, I saw it, just kidding...lol

Center section should be 9'long in the center which will be Main Street with a carosel and the MTH Mel's Drive IN and MTH FireHouse and other businesses and homes, left siding will be 10' long and 2' wide double track which will be SpookyTown.

The right leg will be Christmas VIllage going past that will be another 4', curving back around the stair case when I'll put the Morton's Salt and American P&L buildings on a single track siding and a model of a cryogenics plant where my Dad and I worked.  About 2' wide by the stair case.

It's planned to be a double track main with interlocking where I can switch trains from inside to outside loops, but are electricall independant.  I have the interlocking in FastTrack done and ready, will just need to add a switch to have adjoining power.  Outside O-48 and inside O-36.

God knows I have enough FastTrack and accessories...I have rolling stock and motive power like nobody's business.  I have maybe 3 diesels, 1 GG1 electric and at least 50 steam - yes 50....and might be dropping the hammer on the Blue Comet this weekend, but we shall see.

Just need to put up the insualtion and drywall....lol

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Posted by SPMan on Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:28 PM

Gomer Pyle (Jim Neigbors) has left us.  Saw him in person once at a club in L.A. when he was doing comedy.  He also sang and surprised everybody with his big voice.  R.I.P. Jim

 

 

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:11 PM

Good evening all,

Still reeling from loss of Jim Nabors.  To have heard him sing at the 500 was one of my favorite memories.   Very very quiet day at work.  Good weather for a walk.  Construction finally done on the roads I normally use for the commute.  Should be better and safer going both ways.  Went to see Coco tonight.  Most excellent movie!!!! Double two thumbs up!   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:30 PM

8N, so sorry.  God bless.

Good night.  New Coffee Pot fits right in.  RIP Jim Nabors.  

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