COFFEE POT for March 2018. A shot of Bailey's in yer coffee and a wee bit o'luck for all! Locked

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:35 AM

Tuesday is seniors day at two of our local community recycling stores. I will get 30% off all purchases. Once again I'll be looking for RC vehicles to take apart and use in my O-scale models. Another east coast winter storm is on its way so got to get moving. Have a great day everyone.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:33 AM

Mornin' all!

Looks like we got another 4 inches of fluffy stuff. School's had a delayed opening today, so Tyler just caught the bus and getting Corey ready. Called at 6:09 this morning, not sure why they waited so late to delay it.

Ray, prayers for your brother.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:08 AM

Morning.  Snow almost gone.  47 degrees, sunny and temps climbing fast.

Hope all are OK.  Busy afternoon and night.

Later.

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Posted by robmcc on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:14 AM

Morning All!

Quick pop in on lunch. The white stuff is still lingering.

I'm 75% Irish, 20% Scottish and 5% Gibberish!! Big Smile I always get a kick out of folks pretending to be "Irish" on St. Patrick's Day with the green beer, etc. I'll stick to my Kilkenny, Caffrey's or Smithwicks (pronounced Smith'icks) thanks. I'm just waiting for next thing to be "offended" by is portraying us Irish as a bunch of drunks.....

Buckeye - Nice video. I think you need to treat yourself to a nice Alaska SD70 to pull that train. Retirement gift, perhaps?

Banks - Prayers for your mom.

Ray - Prayers for your brother.

Rich - I'll be in for one of the FD cars for sure!

Spank - Just 4"? That's still good grilling weather!! Big Smile

Have a good one.

Rob

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:03 PM

robmcc

I'm 75% Irish, 20% Scottish and 5% Gibberish!! Big Smile I always get a kick out of folks pretending to be "Irish" on St. Patrick's Day with the green beer, etc. I'll stick to my Kilkenny, Caffrey's or Smithwicks (pronounced Smith'icks) thanks. I'm just waiting for next thing to be "offended" by is portraying us Irish as a bunch of drunks.....

Hey! I resemble that remark.

Spank


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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:10 PM

Kevin, The Alaskan Caboose is MTH.  I believe they are still available.  Check with Clyde at Stockyard Express.  He has a huge selction of MTH in stock and a special caboose section. 

Rob, I have been waiting for Lionel to make an Alaskan Railroad Diesel in Lionchief Plus.  This way the grandsons can run it very easily. It was one great ride! If you have not been to Alaska, GO! Wow

 

 

 

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:17 PM

Buckeye Riveter

Kevin, The Alaskan Caboose is MTH.  I believe they are still available.  Check with Clyde at Stockyard Express.  He has a huge selction of MTH in stock and a special caboose section. 

Rob, I have been waiting for Lionel to make an Alaskan Railroad Diesel in Lionchief Plus.  This way the grandsons can run it very easily. It was one great ride! If you have not been to Alaska, GO! Wow

 

 

 

 

Big SmileThank you Buckeye, I will check it out. The Alaska trip is on our bucket list...

 

As for the Alaska train,,,, Just paint your own.

 

 

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Posted by Demay on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:34 PM

Good evening,

Where is the time going? I cannot believe March is almost half over and we reset the clocks. Last week I was on the road to Japan and Hawaii for work. I left on Sunday and returned home Friday.  I was quite tired but had plenty of chores to do over the weekend.  This week is flying by and I still have plenty to do at work and around the house.  I hope everyone is doing well.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:44 PM

Good evening all,

I am quite partial to the Alaska theme myself.  Colors on the train remind me of the Hoosier state flag.  Busy day this morning, not so much in the afternoon.  Weather was nasty for walk today, but made it to and from work ok.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:36 PM

Evening all!

A very nice day in the low 60's. High 60's and sunny for tomorrow.

Nothing in particular today to speak of.

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:57 AM

Hello there.

Crashed last night without posting.

Mom returned to the home yesterday. No diagnosis from the hospital. My opinion is she was severely dehydrated. I will discuss this with the home.

Lots going on today. Gastrointestinal doc, chiropractor ( PT guy says it'll do me good ) and a viewing. Found out Saturday that a 2nd cousin same age as me had lost his battle with cancer. Didn't even know he was sick. 

Best move on.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:10 AM

I notice Alaska dosn't look dusty like California.

But it's been raining so dosn't look dusty now, Spring CA is beautiful and green.

I tried to post on the Planters Peanut thread here but it took so long for the reply box to appear I thought I had screwed up my computer and gave up in dispair.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:54 PM

V8Vega

I tried to post on the Planters Peanut thread here but it took so long for the reply box to appear I thought I had screwed up my computer and gave up in dispair.

 

The Planters turned scrap iron hopper is now running around the O guage track at Maritime Hobbies and Crafts in Halifax, NS. I loaned it to them for awhile. With it's full load of real metal and low centre of mass, it runs smooth! DJ

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Posted by robmcc on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:09 PM

Afternoon All!

Old Man Winter isn't letting go this year! Another round for our friends on the East Coast.

Buckeye - Yes, Alaska is definitely on the bucket list. My folks went this past summer and did both the Alaska and White Pass & Yukon train trips. Like you, he took some fantasic pictures and he's now an Alaska fan for life. The multi-purpose railway/highway tunnel near Whittier looks interesting.....

Spank - I resemble that too! Laugh

Joe - Jet setting aside, how's the layout planning coming along?

Have a good one and prayers.

Rob

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:35 PM

Rob,  Ten years ago I worked for the company that did the enlargement of the Whittier Tunnel. I did not work on the Whittier tunnel, but I worked on one in Kentucky. 

This is a real good video taken from the locomotive of the trip from Whittier north through the tunnel on the way to Anchorage and Denali.  Just after the train departs there is a cruise ship on the right and a set of canopies along the track where the cruise passengers board the train for the ride.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:09 PM

Evening all!

70 today, sunny, and more of the same tomorrow!!!

I have driven both ways through the Whittier tunnel. And Whittier is a beautiful place! If you hold your speed right, the car tires will track the railroad rails and you can let go of the steering wheel! Cars and trains alternate through the tunnel.

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Posted by Demay on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:41 PM

Good evening all,

The temperature hit the low-40s here today and it was partly cloudy. I believe it will be in the 50s tomorrow. It's time to enjoy some wine now.

Rob - This past weekend I was able to lay out my track on the floor to ensure the plan I will use will work. I had to squeeze a couple of pieces and have one S curve, but my largest loco and one longer car ran on it just fine. Hopefully by this weekend I can sketch out my benchwork plans.

Good night,

Joe

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:52 PM

Good evening all,

Very quiet day at work.  Windy but sunny walk at noon.  Wife and I did games tonight.  Not much else going on.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:09 AM

Good Morning,

Quick fly-by here - 35F and sunny for a change.  Supposed to be COLD tomorrow and then another Nor'easter on Tuesday.  Winter will not go away quietly.....

Not much else going on.  My PRR/RDG/SS Lines cars are on the way from Larry at Holly Beach in Wildwood, looking forward to getting them!

I gotta guy interested in all my Hot Wheels, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.....

Off to the Diagnostic Scans......

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:09 AM

Quick drop by.  Busy.  53 degrees and rising fast.

Joe, the road was a wet one I bet. Wink  A lot of water to drive.

Hope all have a good one.  

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Posted by DJSpanky on Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:17 AM

Howdy all!

Was out sick yesterday, some abdominal thing, feeling better today, but still not 100%.

Remember, Beware the Ides of March!

Looks like we have another nor'easter headed our way next Tuesday. All the major models have us getting hit with something. Sheeze, Winter does not want to let us go.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:56 PM

 

Good Afternoon from sunny 57°F Southern Ohio,

 

I apologize for my absence from the pot.  I’ve been spending a lot of time with a management course the diocese is sending me to.  It’s actually pretty good and I’ve used some of the gained knowledge at work.  The weekends have been spent clearing more brush and scrub trees.  My plan is to rent a brush cutter and mow the reclaimed areas.  Some of the areas have not been cut back in years and it’s starting to get under control.

 

In reading back through the posts it sounds like there has been challenges.  My prayers for their needs.

 

May God bless

 

Jim

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:26 PM

Evening all!

SJ - sorry man - its 73 right and 83 tomorrow.

Trees are starting to bud. Green pollen dust starting to cover everything.

Been pretty busy with the train control panel project. Coding this thing is gonna take a looooong time.

DJ - I have that 45. Actually quite a few. It was was good way to buy their one hit wonders vs their not-so-good albums. I.e. Spirit in the Sky! Ol' Norman is still alive I believe...

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Posted by robmcc on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:27 PM

Evening All!

Still a few flurries lingering...  Doing a little more remodeling in the main bathroom. Home renos never seem to end....

Joe - Thanks for the update. Nice you're able to have a little down time to work on it.

Buckeye - Thanks for posting the video. I hope they have a good, reliable signalling system! I like your rail "auto-pilot" comment, Roy!

Jim - Nice to hear from you. No apologizes needed.

Spank - It must be from my hand banging youth, but I always think of Iron Maiden first when it comes to the song Ides of March!  Ironically, I was getting my tax return stuff organized today.....

Roy - I find I'm reverting back to spinning the vinyl again myself. Nice to see it's making a somewhat comeback.

Have a good one and prayers

Rob

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:30 PM

Good evening all,

Weather was good today.  Work was moderately busy.   Went to see "The Hurricane Heist" tonight.  A surprisingly good movie for its genre.  Lots of action and a decent plot.  Definitely a thumbs up.  I hope everyone has a good day. 

Keep on training,

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:28 PM

low 60's till sunday then 70. Rain Fri. night.

I read that Beets are really good for you in many ways so I bought some fresh ones for the first time. I saved the greens to try in a salad. I like them fine so will have them from now on.

 

Fresh ones are much different than can ones which I have had.

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Posted by Demay on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:38 PM

Good evening,

The Ides of March. On March 15th my Freshman year in high school, there was a History/Civics teacher who asked me what day it was.  I answered March 15th.  He replied, "Wrong" and punched me in the arm.  He then said, "Beware the Ides of March."  This teacher had been around a while and was old school.  He was probably in his mid-60s at this point and actually taught my older siblings.  I did not have him for any classes until I was a Senior but every year on March 15th he would ask me the same question.  I would always answer March 15th or Wednesday, Thursday, etc. but for the life of me I would never say answer the Ides of March :-/ , so every year I received a progressively harder punch.  I know this could sound like abuse to some, but he truly was a great teacher and cared about the students.  I can honestly say now that I always remember the Ides of March...and so do my kids.  LOL

Rob - I believe this next stage may take me a while.  I do not enjoy building benchwork and it is not my strength. 

Chief - Laugh

V8 - I love beets, but no one else in my family does so I rarely eat them at home.

Good night,

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:10 PM

I haven't posted in a looong time, what with a trip to Mexico on business, mentoring the local high school robotics team, still working on a bathroom remodel in the house, and trying to keep up at work.

The robotics team went to their first meet last weekend in Kansas City.  We were seated third going into the quarter finals and ended up winning the meet!  The team is now qualified for the national chanpionships in Huston, Tx. later in April.

The trip to Mexico was for the regional natural work team evaluation.  I was on two natural work teams competing in two catigories.  Both teams won their respective catigory.  One of them moves on to the world evaluation in Brazil next week.  No, I won't be making that trip.

I do have a little train news.  The Pere Marquette Berkshire with LionChief I ordered last year finally showed up.  I have just had time to open the box and take a quick look at it.  Looks pretty good.  Hope it runs as well.

Beets - We used to grow them in our garden every year when I was growing up.  Our crop was usually big enough that mom canned enough to last through the winter.  I also liked the canned 'shoestring' beets.  Don't see those very often anymore.  Had borsch a few times too. Was pretty good.

Interesting stories about wills.  My sister and I are about to wrap up mom's estate.  She had a trust set up.  That is working out really well.  Setting a trust up is a project my wife and I need to get moving on with our financial guy in the not too distant future.

About all for now.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:10 AM

Howdy all.  59 degrees and warming fast.  Walked 2 1/2 miles with one of the elementary schools.  Now haircut and Town Hall.  Later, errands.

Have a great weekend. 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:34 AM

Hello there,

Windy with snow flirries 4th day in a row.

Hope that bridge in FL wasn't one of Buckeye's

Frying fish again tonight,

Later

 

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