COFFEE POT November 2018. 14 years old. Lots of Coffee and the start of the Holiday Season. Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Locked

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:49 PM

Afternoon Fellas

The Pittsburgh House saga continues... ugh

Yeah, selling one house is tough... try two at once! Bang HeadLaugh

So... earlier this year my Mom surprised me and gave me the American Flyer trainset my grandfather bought in 1947 for her first Christmas. I had been under their tree from 1947 - 1969 (she married my father before he went into The Army and got shipped to Thailand, she moved to Seattle in 1970 be with him while he finished his enlistment) and has not been under a tree since. My cousin and I would pull it out of my grand parents' attic every now and again to run. I have decided to not put up the train garden under the second tree (no second tree this year), and the kids are itching for a train under the tree. So.... I was thinking of pulling the American Flyer out and setting it up. The concern is we have new hardwood floors in the living room and I do not want to scratch them. Would FasTrack S-Gauge be safe on the floor, or should I just pull out my remnany carpet pad and cut a piece to fit and put the train on that?

Not much else going on... the new carpet is in and looks much better than the old stuff. LOL Just hope it holds up till we sell!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:48 PM

Afternoon all!

75 here today and 70's next two days. Then back to 50's and 30's next week.

Got the plumbing finished yesterday. Everything is clean and leak free. So now I have to patch the holes in the foundation (2) and walls (5) and clean up/repainted/install all the trim. This will take a few days. And I need to drag the fiberglass bats into the attic and lay it over the pex pipe.

88 - I would something under the track, even Fastrack, to protect your new floor.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:58 PM

Good evening all,

Weather was dicey and I had absolutely nothing that had to be done today at work so I took a personal day and stayed home.   Ran some errands and did some experimenting with different light bulbs at the house.  Some worked well.  Others not so much.  Got both the January CTT and the special Christmas edition I had ordered.  Both look to be pretty good.  Will go back to work tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by Banks on Friday, November 30, 2018 6:36 AM

Hello there.

TGIF for those of you still working.

CONGA to Buckeye.  Great story.

Best get on with the day

 

Prayers for those in need.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, November 30, 2018 8:03 AM

Morning folks!

Cloudy start and maybe 76 today. Possible storms tonight as a front approaches.

Got the 2 holes in the slab patched yesterday afternoon.  Ran errands in the morning with the Ms and we had a nice lunch at the mall.

Have been dealing with some pain in the left eye the last few days so will be trying to get into the eye doc later this morning.

Plan today is to start patching the holes in the drywall and clean up the trim (I.e. Baseboards) I pulled off. Also may pull the fiberglass bats into the attic.

Regards, Roy

            

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, November 30, 2018 8:34 AM

Surprise Young Buckeye and Young Sheldon appearing in the same issue of CTT???

Coincidence?

I think not. 

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, November 30, 2018 9:24 AM

22 bullets were so scarce they were almost unavalable and if you could find some they were really expensive during the last administration.

Finally they are avalable again and the price has finally come down. Yesterday I bought 3 cases of 1,600 each. For $60 for 1,600 the best deal so far. And a rebate for $20 for each 1,600 is avalable, I am going to try to get.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, November 30, 2018 9:42 AM

Been busy.  Wanted to stop by and check on you guys. 

Have a good one.

 God bless TCA 05-58541   Benefactor Member of the NRA,  Member of the American Legion,   Boss Hog of Roseyville Laugh,   KC&D QualifiedCowboy       

              

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Posted by KRM on Friday, November 30, 2018 11:33 AM

Good morning,

So I decided to apply for a supervisor’s job at the local ACE hardware. Doubt I will get it because they want someone to work 30 hours a week and at least 2 nights a week and I said no more than 2 days and no nights but afternoons were fine. Heck they close at 7:00PM anyway. But who knows? Help is hard to get these days..

Noticed the Ranger was knocking a lot going down the snow bumpy lane so I jacked up the thing under the lower A-frames and put a pry-bar under the tire and WOW!!!! 3/8” or better of play in the lower ball joint on the right and at least ¼” on the left one.

So, I ordered two new AC Delco ball joints and one tie rod I already knew was poor at best since I changer the other one when I got the truck. Got the ball joint press from Jim next door and will deal with that when the parts show up.

Picked up SIL's deer meat from the locker yesterday on the way to their place to watch the kids. Man he got a lot of meat in that guy.  We are going to do our own sausage and jerky. Will see how that works out.

Buckeye, you must be older than dirt if you can remember 1953. Laugh A good read. Yes

Better quit here before I try your attention spans.  

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, November 30, 2018 2:30 PM

Congas to Buckeye for the great article!!

 

Fife, Charlie and Buckeye... we are surrounded by CTT greatness!!!!

Unleash the fury, free the beast.  You must heed the story told by the priests.

Ring the doomsday bells, raising hell!!! - Yngwie Malmsteen


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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, November 30, 2018 2:34 PM

fifedog

Surprise Young Buckeye and Young Sheldon appearing in the same issue of CTT???

Coincidence?

I think not. 

 
CTT has not reached the Valley and I have not seen the new issue of CTT, however, I beg you not to tell Mrs. Buckeye that Young Sheldon and I share the same issue. Baby Buckeye has already labeled me Leonard because of my friends. 
 
I hope everyone enjoyed the article. At the time I received the Marx, we lived in West Lebanon, Indiana.
 
Have a great weekend.

Buckeye Riveter............. OTTS Charter Member, a Roseyville Raider and a member of the CTT Forum since 2004..

Rogers Corners, OH, ELV 936 - Home of the Baltimore, Ohio & Wabash RR

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Posted by SPMan on Friday, November 30, 2018 7:58 PM

Just checking in for the week.  We got some real rain yesterday and a lot last night.  I got a lot of water piled up behind the garage before the sump pump could take it off.  Finally got it pumped out before I had any flooding in my garage/train room.  I also discovered a missing gutter in front of a dormer window causing water to run off in front of the windows and splash back on the glass.  Getting some water damage too on the wood around the windows.  I think the gutter was removed by the roofers some time ago but we have had so little rain here, I never thought about it until now.  Went out to breakfast with my train buddies this morning.  One of them just got back from a cruise from the West Coast to Hawaii.  Five days each way!  Not my thing.  Went to the circus last week right after Thanksgiving.  Circus Vargus has a tent show without animals. Ringling Brothers has hung it up.  That was the last of the big ones.  I think the animal rights people plus economic issues did them in.  Saw a special on TV about the history of the circus.  Showed some about the circus trains too.  My late friend who was a circus performer gave me some of his O gauge circus train items before he passed on.  He scratch built a lot of the stuff.  Have a good week end all.

Ray 

 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, November 30, 2018 9:45 PM

Cloudy and in the 40's today.  

Been working on my trolley project.  I discovered that a Fastrack bumper connectes to a 4.5" striaght piece of Fastrack with the center rail isolated, leaves just enough room for the trolly to coast to a stop and hit the bumper with nough forst to operate the reversing switch.  I was originally planning on isolating the outside rails and using an isolated rail type accesory scheme on the main line to trigger start the trolley back up.  This didn't work out, as the trolley did not stop consistantly with this scheme.  Now, I need to come up with a relay connected across the isolated rails on the main line to switch the power on the trolley track.  15 to 18 volt AC coil relays are not common.  I'll probably end up with a 12VDC coil relay running on a rectifier.

Buckeye - nice article.

All for now.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, November 30, 2018 10:31 PM

Good evening all,

Congrats to Buckeye on the story.  Good issue overall.  Semi quiet day at work.  Watched Blue Bloods tonight.  Good episode.  Fairly comfortable weather.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:03 AM

December pot is brewing

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