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

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COFFEE POT June 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want.
Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:33 PM

HEY CHIEF SOMEBODY OVERSLEPT !!! 

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COUNTING ON YOU, WHERE IS THE COFFEE, TEA, SWEET ICE TEA, GRITS, OATMEAL, MALT-O-MEAL, SCRAPEL, AND DONUTS ???

ARE YOU HAVING A POWER FAILURE, OR WAS THE DINNER LAST NIGHT TOO MUCH? 

WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU, IF NECESSARY WE CAN RESET OUT WATCHES.

 

 

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:59 AM

CHIEF....ITS JUNE 1st!  

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:10 AM

His Honor is a very busy man, with a lot on his plate...

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 69 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  No train today, so will rest up before the grandsons get here.  Had a groundhog on our patio this morning, inspecting things I guess.

Union Pacific's OCS, led by their new 1943 "Spirit of the U.P." was eastbound on Horshoe Curve yesterday afternoon.  This will get the merger talkers frothed up.  Banks, what's going on in your backyard....?

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:25 AM

Fife - I did see that!!  It appears they recoconfigured the UP signals to the PRR/NS standard to make the trip to Croxton Intermodal then to West Point, so I hear....

Wow PAGE 1!!  

TGIF - Busy yesterday because of end of month.  Got home last made dinner and collapsed.  Should be slower today.

May make the trip to Warwick, NY for the show, need to put the big n little tires on and wash the car, even though it'll rain, it should look better than it does now.  I need to prep and clean the top as well.  Looking forward to the drive in movie afterwards, but not to the trip back home.

Back later if possible!!

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:56 AM

75 heading to 83, way better than Yesterday.

This about covers the trip to the RT 66 drag strip yesterday with the 4 year old. We had a great time.  Boy was it hot, way over 90 and when the sun was out it was a torcher.

They did run Super Gas, Super stock, stock, super street, comp and pro comp  so there was plenty of action and little to no people to put up with, Cost me just $19.00 at the track and $7.60 at Macdonell's. Wink

What cost $19.00 yesterday would be close to or over $100 the next three days when the big dogs run. It was fun and cheap and no crowd. Perfect for a first timer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, June 01, 2018 8:52 AM

Kev you shoulda just started a new pot. Da Chief was probably dreaming about free meals and BBQ.

"IT's GOOD TO BE THE KING",by Mel Brooks 

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:08 AM

Thur 72 but now Fri. 80 Sat. 93

Have you ever been in the pits when they start up a fueler. You can stand in front of it but no way behind it they are so loud.

Super Gas you want to run right at 9.90. Most of the cars are quicker than that so they have adjustable throttle stops they adjust so they run right at 9.90 and the winner is the one with the best reaction time.

I don't like electronic racing because they take of real good and then the engine missfires for a little and then they take off again.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:24 AM

sir james I

Kev you shoulda just started a new pot. Da Chief was probably dreaming about free meals and BBQ.

 

SJ I was fast asleep at 12:00AM The sun, heat and walking killed me yesterday. The little guy did not want to leave. Laugh

Dennis I agree, I don't like that BS of pulling a hole shot then slowing down to speed back up. Not racing to me but there were a lot of cars running those classes. Electronic racing is not for me.

I like these guys! It is hard to get the wheelie pictures. You got to watch the tree to know when to take the shot but I managed to get some. 

 

 

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:29 AM

Last time I started the Pot someone else started one at the same time. So I'll just wait it out.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:11 AM

Nice pics, Kev, glad you and the little one made that trip.  Route 66 looks like a nice dragstrip!  

Drag racing was a way of life for me in the '70s through the 90s and bracket racing was the only way to go.  Yep, I miss the heads up racing.  

Loved the jet and rocket cars.  Funny Cars and Fuelers are very exciting....lol!

Englishtown no longer has the drags, which sucks, that was my home track.  

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, June 01, 2018 4:58 PM

Chief? Chief? Chief? Chief? Chief? Chief?

Kev - great pics - turnin the GS into a racer!

Whew - bushed - we went to the big monthly flea market in Canton TX today. 90's, hot, but with a breeze. Place had lotsa vendors and not many attendees/customers. So cruising the grounds was a breeze. Had some great pulled pork BBQ with slaw on a bun - said it was Memphis style!

All I bought was an old set of Craftsman ignition wrenches in great shape - great for working on trains! I have 3 sets of these now so I can keep a set in several convenient places.

'Cold' front tomorrow - well, it'll still be 90's but 'dryer'

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:57 PM

Good afternoon from sunny 77°F Southern Ohio, 

Hard tp believe it is June already!  The weather forcasters were predicting rain and it has been overcast most of the morning but no rain.  I did get a lot of grass mowed, and a pile of brush burned.  I stopped but the hardware store to look at the train my friend was talking about.  It was a 1936 set and really rough.  No engine.  The price was out of line so I passed on it. 

Tomorrow we are going to a reclaimed strip mine that has been turned into a wildlife preserve called "The Wilds".  I'll report back Saturday. 

Kev – What did the boy think of the drags? 

Roy – I like the flea markets for old craftsman tools too.  The older ones are so much better built. 

Going to run up to Rural King for some jeans, $8.99 a pair and they carry my size!  34 x 36.  Often hard to find. 

May God Bless 

Jim 

 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 01, 2018 6:10 PM

Sturgeon-Phish

 

 

Kev – What did the boy think of the drags? 

 

Check my post Jim he loved it, I hear you on the INS BS.

 My next roof on this house will be metal, living in wood it is better and you get a INC discount for having it. Wish I did it in the first place.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:38 PM

As you can see, Don can't make coffee.  He can't even burn toast.

Had an busy two days.  Late last night and out early this AM.  Had the new pot on calendar in phone.  Sorry but didn't have time.  Phone will not work with this software.  All other forums, yes.  Gone early tomorrow.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Friday, June 01, 2018 8:49 PM

Some of you may have noticed, I revised the title of this thread.  I didn't want to create a negative image for the Coffee Pot.  AND this is election time, and I'm certain the Chief needs all the positive banter he can generate.  So for the greater good, thought I should change the title.

Had a good day today.  Had to be in LA at the Federal Building to get some VA information for my FIL.  Needed to be there by 8:00, left here at 6:45, and still 20 minutes late.  Then came back to the house and got an order shipped.  Then went to Santa Ana, and picked up a ATX power supply for train layout.  Since was in the area decided to check on some repair activity on my JLC Big Boy.  Took it to the train shop on 3/1, still not ready.  Actually nothing done, he doesn't have the parts from Lionel.  (forgot to place order, then gone on vacation, Lionel lost order, now he is on credit hold.)  So I brought it home with me, I can do better.  Then wanted to check on Air Shocks for the El Camino, got them installed, and found I had a slow leak in the right rear tire.  Checked it out at America's Tire, and they fixed it for FREE.  All in all a good day!!

Got to run, just got invited out for dinner.

....... Just got back from dinner.

Kev, Those a fantastic pictures of the drag strip.  Where is it located, obviously on or near old 66.  I use to attend Lions Drag Strip here, saw all the greats, The Snake (Don Prudomme), Don Garlits, Tommy Ivo, and so many more.  It was fantastic.

Buckeye, Suggest you get rid of your watch and get a calendar.  That's all you will need.

Roy, You need to be selling tools, not buying them.

Jim, Plans for any souvenior hunting at the mine?

Chief, Sounds like your feeling better.  Great NEWS.

Hope everyone has a great week-end.

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:04 PM

Hello there,

got the bucket back to the hill.

Finally started to clean up the trees. It'll take a while doing it alone but I have lots of time.

Mrs is home every day now so I'll never know what day it is.

Roy. ......bummer on the eyes. You can get deals on tools at Flea markets. 

I checked out the Christmas Wishbook site http://www.wishbookweb.com/the-catalogs/from another thread. Really interesting.

Watched another ball game tonight. A 5 to 2 loss Grandson played well. A walk, a couple of ground outs and a couple of good defensive plays. 1st time ever he pitched 1 inning with no runs scored, he also caught 1 inning. Another 1st.

 

Drag tomorrow, hillclimb Sunday Grandsson won't be racing.   After the game he called me and quietly told me he wants to find a different place to race. I think it's a combination of worsening track conditions and him witnessing the crash 4 weeks ago where the rider died 2 days later. I'm not going to push him. There are a couple tracks within 3 to 4 hours we may check out.

Gonna crash soon.

 

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Posted by The Gnome on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:54 PM

This morning we picked up our little grandniece and as usual she ran us ragged.  She is in bed now, PTL.

After a tot of kentucky stuff, i will collapse till morning.  How long will it take to find a clean up all that slime stuff?  Disgusting.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:09 AM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Good weather for noon walk.  Lots of rain in hometown.  Did get the 5K walk in for Big Brothers/Big Sisters tonight.  Foyt team did as expected in practice today.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by robmcc on Saturday, June 02, 2018 7:21 AM

Morning all!

Whew! It dropped fast yesterday! High 40's this morning.  The coffee (not instant, Don!! Big Smile ) feels especially good this morning. The fog was incredible from the temperature change. I thought I was in England! I don't care, I was still wearing shorts and flip flops yesterday.

Kev - great pics!! I used to enjoy going to drag races. So many good places are long gone with urban expansion. There was website that had a bunch of the dragway "ghost towns" . I'll see if I can find it.

Roy - Nice find at the flea market.

Don - Wow, that long to have your Big Boy fixed? Hopefully you have a few other options for repairs.

Gnome - mmmm...... Kentucky stuff....... Big Smile

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, June 02, 2018 8:58 AM

fifedog

His Honor is a very busy man, with a lot on his plate.

 

 
I couldn't agree more.  The Chief has more on his plate to eat at lunch time than I eat in a whole month. Laugh
 
It was a sad day yesterday. The family had to put my Mom in memory care unit. 
 
On a happier note, my Grandson who loves to run Pop's trains will be 9 on Sunday. 
 
 
 

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:58 AM

Finally warming up, I’m tired of freezing to death. Sat. 89 Sun. 93

A guy I knew in the Friday night group I go to at church,I didn't know him well ,seemingly in good health, died suddenly. Now I find out that he had clogged arteries, which makes me wonder if he had the same symptoms as me but ignored them. I became alarmed and saw a doctor which led to tests and a angiogram and a stent.

 

So if you ignore chest pain it might kill you.

How low do you allow your phones battery to get?

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, June 02, 2018 5:26 PM

About 7 hours later than above.

I googled How low to let cell phone batteries get.

The batteries last 500 charges, I suspect probably more.

It doesn't hurt to charge as often as you want.

It doesn't hurt to charge overnight.

If you charge from 90% to 100% 10 times that counts as one charge.

 

If you charge from empty to 100% that is one charge.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:23 PM

Good evening all,

Mowed yard today.  Even used small mower to do some trim action.  Was incredibly tired afterward.  Mowed before eating breakfast and weighed in afterward.  Was 228.  Have not been that low in a long time.   Helps if you dehydrate and don't eat LOL.  Foyt team did what I thought they would at first Detroit race.  Will watch second round on Sunday.   Muggy weather today.  Shirt was totally soaked.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by The Gnome on Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:58 AM

The grand niece is still asleep.  Student papers are graded.  Sitting here musing the way old people do.

Thursday i bought a nice plastic toy house at a thrift store for a buck.  The little girl had fun with it until yesterday. Then she threw it in the floor and broke the roof.

The doors are too tall for O scale, but since it’s broken anyway, why not bash the thing into something useful for the layout?  Reduce the scale.  Maybe turn it into a church.

And if this works out, why not pick up more structures from thrift store toy departments and bash them?  Hmmm.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:35 AM

 

 

Good morning,

Yesterday’s Memorial Day, week later cookout at our house was great the kids had a blast and so did I.

 We did it yesterday because some of the kids had to work last weekend. Dan and Rocko both work maintenance so those guys always get stuck working when the plant is down.

 The parents had too much fun as well but no calls to 911. The Gator ran out of gas. Laugh

 All of the battery-operated ride on stuff got a heck of a running as well as that 110cc dirt bike.  The weather was perfect.

 So, it don't get much better than that.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, June 03, 2018 11:18 AM

Morning all!

Slow day yesterday due to the heat. Watched NASCAR and Indy races while reading some web stuff. Found a cool 1902 Brown and Sharp book on gear theory - well written and illustrated unlike anything new on the subject. Late afternoon I went out and repaired 4 sprinkler heads in one zone. Yard guy with the weed eater is hard on sprinkler heads. Had to dig up two and completely replace, replaced the spray nozzle on one, and dug a tiny snail shell out of the forth that was messing up the spray pattern.

Cool front came through last night, a good 10 degrees cooler and less humidity today. Needed a break!

Dennis - I inherited my iphone 5s from my son years ago. Charge it every night. Original battery. Your battery will likely last a lot longer than you think. When your battery is getting bad, I have had great luck using Batteries + Bulbs for battery replacement (with a 1 yr warranty). Do not wait until the phone dies regularly or acts up (freezes, etc.) after a hour or few with a bad battery. My son did this and it screwed up the phones operating system (OS). After several hours of research I finally discovered a reset/OS restore process on an Apple discussion forum and rescued it (Apple service said it was toast).

Kev - nice day!

Buckeye - prayers for your mother Angel, congrats on the GS's birthday!

Gnome - good fun with the buildings idea!

MikeC - congrats on the weight loss!



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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, June 03, 2018 12:18 PM

93 and some clouds.  Tired from work at the farms and meds taken late last night.  Did make Sunday School.

Don, the only thing I'm running for is retirement December 1, 2019.  That is it for me.

Have a good one. 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, June 03, 2018 12:56 PM

Afternoon all. Not much going on here. ( as of yet ) I got up real early and went and did grocery shopping and came back unloaded and put away and went back to bed lol. Now to get up and get a few things going ( like a late lunch ) Talk to you all later

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:02 PM

ChiefEagles

Don, the only thing I'm running for is retirement December 1, 2019.  That is it for me.

Note to self: I would be a good time to visit Roseyville, NC on December 2, 2019. Whistling 

Ran the trains today.  No pile ups and all smoke working. 

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, June 03, 2018 3:40 PM

Buckeye Riveter

 

 

 
ChiefEagles

Don, the only thing I'm running for is retirement December 1, 2019.  That is it for me.

 

 

Note to self: I would be a good time to visit Roseyville, NC on December 2, 2019. Whistling 

Ran the trains today.  No pile ups and all smoke working. 

 

 

Roseyville will not be there as of 2 Dec 2019 as the chief is Rosetville, N.C. after he retires so will the town Whistling

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