December COFFEE POT Pancakes and Sausage for all

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December COFFEE POT Pancakes and Sausage for all
Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:26 PM

As Gomer Pile use to say, "Surprise, surprise."

Enjoy.  

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Posted by dbaker48 on Friday, December 01, 2017 12:43 AM

Wow, don't know when I posted on the first page of a new Coffee Pot. 

Didn't have any dumb stuff happen today, Smile  Did some cleaning around the house, doing windows, cleaning sidewalks, patio, and putting some decorations up.  All helping Kay getting stuff done for her Bunco party.  Did do some wiring for a few buildings, and resolved a couple of intermittent lights.  (loose bulbs).  Probably 1 or 2 more days and that part of the wiring will be complete.  Then will start all the accessories, then track features signal crossings, dwarf signals etc..

Going on a tour of the mine where Chris is working then going to spend some time helping him look for an apartment. 

Sorry to hear about Jim Neighbors, a very good character actor, and a tremendous voice.

KEV, Regarding the impared hearing, the VA checked mine and indicated I had sustained some loss which they attributed to working on the Flight Line.  They told me (with Kay present) that the frequency range I lost was the same as womans voices.  Kay didn't appreciate that very much.

dougdg, Don't know of anyone taking on a tumbleweed with a Honda, that takes nerve.  Hope you enjoy the weekend, just don't over do.

Mike C, Couldn't agree with you more, I watched one of the races there when he sang Back home again in Indiana.

Anjdevil,  Yep, you got me on that one.  Looking forward to seeing some pictures, really sounds fun.  Especially with all the steam.

Since I got the first Christmas Coffee out of the pot, the Irish influence certainly goes down well.

Merry Christmas All and be Safe!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, December 01, 2017 2:49 AM

Wow....page 1?

A rarity for me as of late.

MikeC -Agreed, Jim Nabors was a tradition at the 500....miss that booming voice during Indy...RIP

Back to bed for me....

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, December 01, 2017 6:16 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 44 along the Paterson Creek cut-off.  Spent Tues-Wed preparing Fifedom for Christmas, outside.  Spent yesterday in the train room.  Got the loop for American Flyer train.  My 15B power transformer is awesome, and the old (55-60) 2-rail track was up to the task. Unfortunately, the 303 isn't...  Lights. Smokes. NO action.  Will be going under the hood as time permits.  At least the 740 handcar works after I woke the boys up.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, December 01, 2017 7:41 AM

Morning.  Off to a DARE graduation at an elementary school.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:27 AM

Aloha - sunny and supposed to be wamer - maybe up to 60 by Monday - then the temps crash - I love it. I liked Jim Nabors. RIP. 8ntruck, my condolences on the passing of your mom. I am glad you felt surrounded by family. Roy, I agree - I would've loved to see more of that non-typical layout. Fife, hope your emergency surgery on that engine works. Rich, you need a bigger layout! The Blue Comet sure looks nice in photos.

Are tumbleweeds like bushes that break free from their roots - I can imagine what it would be like to hit one with a car or bike. 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:32 AM

Morning guys, Wow December already.

The little grand-son is having a hernia operation today. Praying all goes well. Kind of scary for a four-year-old. I remember my brother Rex had a double hernia when he was young and did fine. You know all small boys think they are The Hulk. Wink

 

Got paid, so food, cat food, and a haircut today.

Heavy frost at 28 and heading to 53.

Got to do bills.

later!

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:33 AM

Morning all! December Coffee Pot = Holiday Season in full swing!

46 right now and sunny. 69 today and 70's for the weekend. Will get the Christmas outdoor and indoor decorations going this weekend.

Made the trek across town yesterday to pick up one of the Craftsman tool boxes I picked up for 1/2 price on cyber Mon. Will get the other two today from the local Sears which is only 2 miles away. Started moving stuff in the garage to prepare for the new setup. Tools and stuff to move into the new boxes will allow me to move out a couple of old units I was using for tool storage (I.e. An old dresser drawers unit). I will end up with everything on wheels so I can move things to clean, etc., or rearrange for certain projects.

An interesting comment on the Sears toolboxes. The quality of the Harbor Freight red US General tool boxes (a stacking roll around set that I have now) is equal or even a little better than the Craftsman (i.e. Drawer roller bearings). I would have preferred the HF but HF does not make the styles I needed. The cyber Mon deal brought the Sears boxes down to the same range as the HF's when the HF's are on sale. The Sears deal was only on units in store stock. No shipping or store transfers (thus the trip across town and the lower than normal sale price). HF's are on sale most of the year and the Sears boxes are usually quite expensive. Probably built in the same place. So if you need a toolbox, I give the HF's US General line a  definite Thumbs Up.

RobM - forgot to respond to your comment about the kerosene switch lamp and collecting. I do not have a photo posting site so no way to post a photo. If you Google Dressel kerosene switch lantern you will get a bunch of photos. I am not a big collector of 12:1 railroad stuff. All I have are a few track tie nails, a couple of switch keys (nails and keys are SP as a former neighbor who gave them to me was retired SP), and the lantern (which I got a very good deal on from a neighbor/friends table at York. I don't trust people I don't know on antique stuff since the late 70's/early 80's antiques/railroadannia started a mass movement towards fakes when prices started going up (furniture, wall telephones, lamps, you name it). The problem is particularly rampant in the switchman's and Conductors lanterns market. Many of the old designs still exist and new parts/complete lanterns being made by Adlake and licensees. The techniques to artificially age these items are well publicized. So I treat all old items as fake (so the price has the be appropriate) unless provenance can be provided and then it is out of the price range I am willing to pay.

Kind of like my toy trains collecting. I buy it 'cause I like it with zero thought towards 'investment collectibility'.

Kev - Angel for the grandson's hernia operation!

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, December 01, 2017 9:02 AM

Sun and 40s today.

I too have a constant ringing in my ears. I guess it's more common than I would expect. Yes Chief I am surprised that you were still awake at 11:30.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Friday, December 01, 2017 7:36 PM

Christmas on the Prado tonight and tomorrow nite.

Quite the crowd so far.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, December 01, 2017 7:58 PM

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, folks.  Means a lot to me.

The Craftsman toolboxes are built right here in Sedalia by Waterloo Industries.  Thanks for supporting one of our local companies.  I've got a couple of friends who work there.

Ringing in the ears.  Yup. got it.  Have had it for quite some time.  Does not bother me unless I start thinking about it. Thanks (scarcasm) for getting me to think about it.

All for now.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:42 PM

Good evening guys,

Rough 48 hours for wifey, Her sister who is a POS has Stage 4 Stomach Cancer.  Not good even though she has been a druger all her life and screwed Sandra and everyone else so many times it is still hard on her. And found out her mom is now in advanced Alzheimer's stages. Happy new year. Not going to be fun. The grand-son Jordan's hernia surgery went good but it was way bigger than they thought so recovery will take some time. WTH, and I think I have problems!

Better give it up for today.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:47 PM

Hello there,

Kev....prayers for you and yours

beginning to get used to 6 Saturdays with a Sunday thrown in. Been attending daily mass most days after driving Mrs to work.

Son and I spent a few hours today getting ready for winter. He sold the last of the round bales today. Still have a wagon load of square bales in the shed that needs to go.

Spent the last couple of hours of daylight today trying to ambush a buck. No luck. Starting tomorrow I can shoot buck or doe since I have a doe tag. Have to wait till later in the day since oldest grandaughter is in her 1st competition tomorrow morning. Got to be there at 8.

Cleaning gutters with 23 feet of pipe isn't that hard. I let the gutter support most of the weight.

Ringing in my ears gets very loud some days. To many expansion chambers without silencers and noisy work environments while it wasn't "cool" to wear ear protection. An ENT doc told me many years ago to take 100mg of zinc daily. Definitely helps. After a couple days without it the ringing is worse.

Struggling to stay awake.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, December 01, 2017 10:40 PM

Good evening all,

Kevin, prayers for you and all of your family.  Busy day at work.   Never fails to amaze me how many cases pile up in the short time between close and the 1st (normally 3 days).  I usually process 70-90 a month and today I did 18.  Go figure.  Weather was still good.  Watched Blue Bloods tonight.   Sometimes it is too tidy a conclusion.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by robmcc on Saturday, December 02, 2017 7:38 AM

Morning all!

I haven't been on for a week and you miss a lot! It was one of those busy weeks of doing nothing (kinda like a Seinfeld episode!) We started setting up the Christmas decorations last week, but it has been a slow go. I just can't get into it this year for some reason. I may not even set up my train layout! (gasp!).

I woke up to see my Blue Jays commentator, Gregg Zaun, is the latest "casualty". With that said, I'll refrain from further commenting.........

8N- my condolenses.

Banks - awesome gutter cleaner!

Roy - thanks for the lantern feedback. Hope your Apple/Safari woes are fixed. I prefer Google Chrome, but I use Apple at work, so I appreciate your frustration. My wife and two of my kids swear by Apple, I just swear at Apple!!Big Smile

DougM - I was going to make a witty comment about your eyes, but with my luck the forum police would make me the next Gregg Zaun.

Kev - sorry to hear about all of the health issues with the in-laws. Yes, it can make it tougher when those relationships are estranged. On the positive side, the layout is looking good. After my folks did the Alaska RR this summer, my dad is looking to add some Alaska stock to his layout. I may pick your brain in the future for your two cents.

DonB - for future reference, could you tell us what that frequency range was? I may need to get a Dr.s note for my wife!! Big Smile

Have a good one and prayers to those in need.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, December 02, 2017 8:33 AM

Morning C' Potters!

An overcast morning at 55 and sunny later at 79. The big chill arrives Mon night. Yuz guz up nawth gonna have to get yur union suits and mittens out!

Kev - Angel for the family. Hope the situation improves.

Uh - Robmm and DonB, my wife would totally agree about the frequency range of my hearing loss...Banks - I need to try the zinc. Interesting. 

Mike C - wow, big push for a single day!

8n - continued prayers Angel

Robmm - love the Apple comment!

Dougnotta - glad the Prado event is going well for you. Prayers for your continued healing!

 

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:16 AM

Zinc eh, well as long as I don't have to pat my head and spin around 3 times I'll give it a try.

Roy Wednesday is our day, the high temp we have now is gonna drop about 10 degrees.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:22 AM

Morning. A damp feeling 50 degrees. Wow just dropped a degree. Might have a shower of rain. Rain we need. Don' need if I'm doing leaves. Got new spindles and bearings in deck of JD mower. Also new belt. Ready to go.

I have ear ringing and had for years.  Left ear is worse.  60% hearing in left ear.  The last test was 3 years ago.  Dr. looked at me and asked, "You right handed?"  "Yes."  "You shoot?"  "Yes."  "Thought so."  When growing up, no such thing as hearing protection.  No cabs on tractors back then.  Even in the Army, no hearing protection worth a hoot.  I'm sure VA will not do a thing.  Well, unless I move to CA who seems to be more understanding than NC.  

Have a good one.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:09 PM

Good afternoon, Another nice one on the North Bluff,

 Thanks guys for the well wishes. Grand-son Jordan is doing good.

 Temps here will be above normal till next week 64 on Monday then mid week the bottom will fall out with a high of only 26 on Thursday and 15 at night. Ho ho ho!

 

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 Kev -   After my folks did the Alaska RR this summer, my dad is looking to add some Alaska stock to his layout. I may pick your brain in the future for your two cents.

Rob, I don't know if you saw this video of the Alaska RR train I made last year. I painted Lionel ALCOs in Alaska colors and used Menards, RMT and lionel cars. One has railsounds the other lionel box car I did a repaint to.

Both ALCOs are powered and run off one e-unit in the front engine.

Hope this helps.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, December 03, 2017 12:14 AM

Good evening all,

A good day.  Got tree downstairs (more of an undertaking than one might think), and mulched leaves for the last time.  Weather was nice.  WIfe and I did some running around downtown and went to Mass, much shorter than last week's marathon....   Watched an excellent "footie" contest between Man U and Arsenal with Man U winning 3-1.  Cleaned out another box of stuff.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:47 AM

Morning. Sunny and warmer. Christmas parade today. Got my wave down pat.

Have a great week ahead.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:11 PM

Good afternoon all !

The Betterhalf and I are declaring today to be a full veg out day. Zzz Between her Rady's Children's Hospital fundraiser and my Christmas on the Prado we both were running from 6am til we got home about 10:30 last night. Aside from both of us being exhausted both events were very successful  but most importantly lots of fun and enjoyable. Already looking forward to next year !  Thumbs Up

Back to the couch for more veg-out time.

Later all.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:03 PM

Evening all!

Warm one today. 70 right now. Squeeters are out. Amazing how fast they can appear.

Warm tomorrow and then the big one tomorrow evening.

Went to Lowes and got a nice sheet of AC 3/4 in plywood. Surprised,only $29, no warping (rare). With all the reconstruction down south in Houston and S Texess, the cost of building materials usually peaks pretty badly. Had them do two cuts so I could get it into the Tahoe. Did the finish cutting at the house. Made nice plywood tops for my 3 new roller tool boxes. Got them a coat of sealer and tomorrow a coat of clear polyurethane. 

Got the outdoor lights up and we finished the indoor tree and stuff last night. SWMBO is pleased!

Dougnotta - glad you made it through the Prado event!

Chief - how's the arm after the parade?

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:22 PM

Good evening,

Roy, you need a pick-up truck. You live in Texas for God's sake. Laugh I thought it was the law there that if your a guy you have to have a pick-up truck. Wink

 I have two cheap Craftsman toolboxes I got in 1980, they were bottom of the line then but are still doing the job, I also have my dad's Craftsman toolbox he used at work and I have no idea how old it is but it is great, a MAC box and a large Snap-On tool chest on wheels that was about 3K new empty. It had a dent in the side so I got it for $2,100. Over rated? Yes, nice, you bet!

Weather here was great today, we hit 64, with low wind and lots of sun but it is about to end.

So I did do some stuff today but not much, been kind of under the weather for the last three or four days. Got to deal with Grand-son Jordan Tuesday, he will show up tomorrow night so I am holding off installing the Ranger brake pads and some other work till he is here. He will like being mini mechanic with me. We will also put up the Christmas tree and hang out and run trains in the basement.

 I got to keep him at a low key because of the need for healing from the operation Friday he had.

Be good.

 Other than that the weather of December will show up on Tuesday night.

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Posted by SPMan on Sunday, December 03, 2017 7:55 PM

Went to TTOS Christmas meet today and Dixieland Jazz club this afternoon.  My tooth ache go much worse.  Had to go home early.  Taking pain meds now but still hurts.  Have a dentist appointment on Tuesday but I need to see him tomorrow if possible.  It is an anchor tooth for a partial so could be expensive.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, December 03, 2017 8:53 PM

Good evening all,

Another good day.  Weather warm.  Spent time outside knocking down honeysuckle starts.  They are the only green left so they are easy to identify.   Also replaced LED bulb that was flickering with old incandescent that works with that socket.  Not as bright but it works.  Tree is decorated and Christmas letter written.  Brought down some old buildings mostly for HO but some for O gauge layout.  Cleaned off Marx layout train board, but too tired to bring it down.  Lots of activity today.  Have to go to work to rest tomorrow.  One more warm day and then the bottom falls out.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:39 PM

Kev - to allay your concern, I own 2 p/u's, but one is not running (84 El Camino, at a shop for repair, but it has been there for 6 months, it's a favor and a long story - in short, the AIR pump blew a gasket and fried the pass side wiring harness) and the other (01 GMC 1500 with rear seat and wing doors) is not here presently. Thus the Tahoe. I am covered on p/u's per state law!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:43 AM

Morning.  Was frosty but warming fast.  Going to 60.  Errands today.  County Commissioners later this afternoon.

Have a good one.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:01 AM

Morning team!

66 this morning, cloudy, maybe some showers, and might hit 80 today. The big front hits tonight late with possible T-storms.

Ray - good luck with the tooth!

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Posted by Banks on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:08 AM

Hello there,

Busy weekend. Grandaughters twirling competition Saturday. They won 1st place. Finished the day hunting. Spent a little more time walking. Found the reason I've not been seeing deer. They aren't there. Very little sign. Probably going to move to BIL's place (Mrs' homestead) Hunted there a lot before son bought his place.

Sunday some Christmas prep and son and I repaired 2 bad places on the porch roof. As I remember the tin was old when I was little. Well over 60 years old. Gonna have to do the whole place in the next few years.

Weather guessers say the warm weather will end today. Friend from church coming this PM to help me do big tree

Just remembered Farm Report. Son put 8 ton of shelled corn on storage at the mill. Price clear down near $3 (less than break even) bushel so he's going to try and sell for deer corn.

Roy.....forgot you have ElCamino. Hope you get it going soon.

Best move on

 

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