COFFEE POT May 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want. Locked

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:42 AM

Morning all. 

Roy were on a calling list somehow. But anyway somehow they got both our numbers and they call both at the same time. I go in and block them on both phones. It a home warranty company. I've delt with them before, and it takes for ever to get someone to come out here in Hooterville. ( as the wife calls it. ) The real problem thou is they use a different number each time, So I add the new number each time. The one when they call they get a busy signal ( that one done thru my Magicjack account) the other is done with the phone I have and I don't know what they get. But it is computer run as you get a recording to call a number or to hit a number now to talk to them. And talking to them does no good. 

Not much going on here. Wife has both PT and OT here today. I'm going to start taking the tile down around the tub, for the new tub surround. That gets put in tomorrow. Probably will need to put in some new mold resistant drywall first. 

Hope all have a good day. 

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Posted by The Gnome on Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:53 AM

Banks, no, when I save the bio it just disappears.  Se la vie.  But it accepted my signature, so it works a little.

yesterday I managed to mow the grass between showers. Score one for Jim R.

 The drainage ditch i dug around the patio is doing its job, but it filled up with water.  I need to extend it to avoid a backup.  Digging holes in the backyard is fun.

Federal district court called me for jury duty.  I have to be on call all summer.  Fourth week of june till sept 12.  My wife is not happy about that.

The loco i purchased on ebay arrived yesterday.  It turned out to be N gauge.  What am i going to do with that?  Ebay and i do not get along very well.

Grading papers only took about an hour this morning.  Life is good.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:59 AM

Check the listing, if it listed under O guage you may be able file a complaint and the seller will have to give you all your money back including Your shipping

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Posted by The Gnome on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:02 AM

Rtr,

no, its my fault.  They did not specify the gauge.  Buyer beware.  I should be more careful.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:25 AM

Good Morning, All!!

Last the day of the month, I'd figured I get in here real quick.

Supposed to be busy here, last day of the month, nothing just yet, however....

Rain/drizzle now in the 60s and this is the weather day.  

Went 1 for 2 in softball last night with a triple and 2 RBIs.  The scouting report said I couldn't hit it out of the infield....guess they were wrong.

Quiet night on the fire front, hope to keep it this way for a few days.....

Big show on Saturday - actually there are a few really close by, but the major one is 2 hours north of here.  We will see what the coming days hold, weather wise.  I'm not driving up there in the rain....no way.  Also need to get my big and little tires on the roadrunner.  Handles better with the 15s than the 14s...

Gotta get back to it....

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:43 AM

Yes but is it listed under n scale or O scale on the ebay sale site. 

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Posted by The Gnome on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:13 AM

Rt,

it was listed under ho.  I had this goofy idea that i would try to upscale an ho loco to make it on30.  On30 people call that making a critter.

but the loco is smaller than ho.  I am not going to complain.  A few months ago i ordered a little dremel lathe from ebay on impulse.  They stopped making them years ago.  The thing arrived with one foot broken off due to poor packaging but also the two key pieces were missing, the dudes that hold the two ends of the piece.  Other sellers had specified those were missing, which is why i selected this seller.  Long story short, he refunded a few bucks but said his picture was accurate so i was out of luck on the missing pieces.  Once again, it was my fault.  Anyway, i am not going through the hassle of complaining.  It just makes me angry and i prefer to remain calm.  

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:26 AM

Rain possible this afternoon [whats new].  The other week we couldn't get rain, now too much.  NC mountains getting it bad.

Not much on agenda.  Tomorrow real busy.

Have a good one.

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:26 AM

wrmcclellan

Brent - I know how you feel, I went for 2 years trying to get my back yard fence repaired and stained. Paid big $ but it had to get done and I am getting too old to do that level of repair myself - over 250 ft - over 500 ft with staining both sides....good luck!



Roy - I think part of the problem is I live 4.5 hours away and can't meet them at the house to go over the project. I had one contractor (he is in his 60s) explain part of the issue is the porch sits on a hill that is steep and 6 feet up. So they can't wheelbarrow the concret up, nor can they just pour it from the truck - so they have to 'rent' a pump which is $800 per day, and the house doesn't sit at a corner (there is one house between mine and the corner) so positioning is an issue along with the roads being narrow since they were built in the early 1900s... smh. I tell them that I understand it isn't an 'easy' job, but it is a job that 'has' to be done. It has become a safety issue and I doubt it would pass inspection for sale.

I can't rely on my father any longer either because he just took his annual fall down his backyard hill. Don't get me started on aging parents. My struggles don't compare to DonB's, but it is just another item for me to deal with because my two sisters are blind to what is happening to our parents. Oh - and there is that 4.5 hour drive again!

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:48 AM

Well at least we have fresh coffee this morning. Seems like everyone is up early. Sun and 88 today then back to the 70s.

End of May already, the nice months sure are short. Who's gonna wake up Da Chief at midmight?

S.J.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:20 AM

I read the posts up to the end from the month before when a new month comes.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:58 PM

 

Good afternoon from sunny 87°F Southern Ohio,

 

At work now and the guys have been real busy all day, all the paperwork is caught up and we’re in the monitoring mode. 

 

It was a year ago today that we got the keys for our house.  The past year has flown by and my honey do list has more completed than still to do.  I really like our new to us house.

 

I may swing by Lowes and pick up some drain pipe to reroute a downspout.  It appears my patch of a drain the other day was not sufficient, or more specifically there is another hole further below grade.  I found where a critter dug a burrow and I suspect it chewed through the plastic pipe allowing water to get down to the foundation.  The reroute will take the downspout water away from the house.  The exchange student from Spain leaves for home a week from today.  He is having some friends he has made over for a party this evening and of course that means another fire in the fire pit.

 

Jim R - I got in a hurry and bought what I thought was a set of blades for the JD mower on Ebay and it turned out to be one blade.  I didn’t get skinned but it was not the bargain I had hoped for.

 

Chief - I’m going to get some of the Permethrin.  I spend so much time out in the yard and brush I’m getting ticks all the time.

 

Kev - we got a letter from our home owner’s insurance telling us that they would not replace the cedar shake roof if it were damaged, just give a pro-rated value due to the replacement costs being so high unless I get a separate rider just for the roof. They get you over a barrel.

 

RT - a product called durock works well for showers and tub surrounds that are going to be tiled.  It is a cement board and stands up to water even better than the blue drywall.

 

Rich - sounds like they underestimated you!

May God bless

Jim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:48 PM

Jim, were going back in with a plastic surround as I need to replace some of the drywall and just want a semi easy way to do it. Also we only have one bathroom so need to not tie it up to long. I want to do a addition onto the house, and hope to add another bathroom in the process. 

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:49 PM

Yesterday was Saturday.  Today was Saturday.  Tomorrow is Saturday. It is always Saturday. Huh?

A little warm, but nothing abnormal.  Brief rains in the pm.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:02 PM

Evening all!

Last day of May and so far it only hit 95 here Yeah

The Chief needs an alarm for his recliner to get him up at midnight to start a new Pot!

Working on painting a model I made using PVC for the boiler (std guage). Bondo and Bondo pin hole filler used for gaps/seams. Experimenting with various coatings for PVC prep, primer, etc. Bought a spray can of Testers Model Maker white primer and did a test shot on some scrap. All these little clumps of paint came out! And its adhesion to the PVC stinks. Glad I tested it - would have messed up the primer coat. The best result/adhesion/surface has been from Rust-oleum gray/sandable Auto Primer directly on the PVC. Also used a Kleen-Strip Bulldog plastic prep prior to a test shot of Rust-oleum primer over that. Waiting for that test to dry but so far it looks as good as the primer direct on the PVC. Our shop painter pro recommended the Bulldog undercoat. He used it a lot for production stuff to ensure the paint stays on the PVC parts. Not much worse than sanding an entire model down and starting over!

Also ordered some G scale freight car large rivet decals (rosin dots on waterside decals) from Archer Fine Transfers to avoid having to punch rivet details into the brass pieces. Hope this works. Due to the size of the rivets/thickness (simulating std ga tinplate style rivets) of the brass sheet (.032), the brass distorts too much when punching/peening the fake rivets. I do not wish to layer a thin brass overlay to the main brass cab assembly.

Phish - glad the new home is meeting your expectations!

 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:52 PM

Buckeye Riveter

Yesterday was Saturday.  Today was Saturday.  Tomorrow is Saturday. It is always Saturday. Huh?

Who said Buckeye was a slow learner ? 

Went to the museum on Memorial Day, since it is normally closed on Monday the Kids Club was running the layout for the day. Was a great day for everybody but I was really tired by end of day. One of the other operators for the day posted a short videoo on YouTube, the first two trains are mine that the kiddos were running. Unfortunately later in the day the Lionel Desert Victory SD 40-2 blew the Odyssey magnet and had to be replaced with an MTH SD70 Ace.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h2qgKmXPl0

Considering buying a gear/flywheel puller to facilitate the required repairs. They aren't very expensive, cheaper than having to pay shipping costs to get it repaired. Unfortunately a replacement motor w/flywheel from Lionel is "not available" but they do have a fix-it-flywheel specifically for this issue.

Later all.  

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:25 PM

Buckeye Riveter

Yesterday was Saturday.  Today was Saturday.  Tomorrow is Saturday. It is always Saturday. Huh?  

almost you forgot Sunday is sunday until about 5 P.M. then it turns into Friday night. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:31 PM

Good evening all,

Very quiet day at work.  Warm outside.  Went to see "The Book Club".  Very good acting.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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