Happy New Years! May this year bring cheer and good news to you. The Coffee Shop is open for all.

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Happy New Years! May this year bring cheer and good news to you. The Coffee Shop is open for all.
Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 7:03 AM

Happy New Years All, Hope it's a good year for all. 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:32 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR

thanks for starting the new pot RT

Slept in this morning. Last day off for Mrs.

Clan due this evening.

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by Michael6268 on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:33 AM

Hope everyone has a happy healthy new year! 

In addition to that, i hope my wife and i finally find a home to purchase and i can start setting up my layout again.  Living in an apt with no trains is getting very costly.  To help fill the void of having my train stuff in storage,  ive found myself in "purchasing mode"!  This tiny apartment is quickly being overrun with train mail orders and ebay boxes!!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:37 AM

Michael6268

Hope everyone has a happy healthy new year! 

In addition to that, i hope my wife and i finally find a home to purchase and i can start setting up my layout again.  Living in an apt with no trains is getting very costly.  To help fill the void of having my train stuff in storage,  ive found myself in "purchasing mode"!  This tiny apartment is quickly being overrun with train mail orders and ebay boxes!! 

I can relate, as the last place I had no room for a layout but buying of trains, didn't even slow down, in fact probably went into overdrive lol. ( if you can't be building a layout, that train money has to go somewhere. ) Whistling Big Smile

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 9:01 AM

Happy New Year to All.

S.J.

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Posted by MartyE on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 9:17 AM

A healthy and prosperous New Years to you all. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 9:30 AM

Good morning all,

Wishing all a Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:22 AM

Sunny and clear but cold, I feel sorry for the people at the Pasedena Rose Parade. Last night it was really windy and the wind makes it just freezing, calm now but it is suppose to be windy today.

Cheapest gas, cheapest station is around $3.30. Calif is a 100% Democrat controlled state and last year they rammed through a big gas and car tax without any imput from the voters.

The people got enough signatures to put a repeal of the gas and car tax increase on the ballot. These new taxes go on foreaver and its a LOT of money so the government went all out with ads against the repeal of these taxes and the repeal failed.

There were a bunch of other tax increases also and the stupid voters passed all of them. I couldent believe it. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:24 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Started the new year by sleeping in. Wife slept better for first time since Thursday night. Might be turning the corner on the cold.

Celebrated with a breakfast of waffles, bacon, coffee, and mimosas!

Watched the Rose parade and now watching the LSU/UCF game. More games on tap for the rest of the day.

Got the son completely out of his apt yesterday and cleaning completed by 1:30 pm. Celebrated with some beers. Then we stopped at the store and picked up some nice tenderloins to grill. Baked potatoes and asparagus rounded out the NYE menu. Son and I did all the prep and cooking. He grilled the steaks to perfection! Tender!

V8 - I feel for you my friend. That's just nuts... 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 2:15 PM

Happy New Year's Day  

Did anyone see the Locomotive float catch fire at the Rose Bowl parade? Huh?

Currently watching the NHL Winter Classic being played at Notre Dame Stadium. When I was a kid we would play hockey on anything that was frozen be it a lake, farm pond, golf course water trap, flooded street or flooded tennis courts. I first skated on artificial ice when I was a freshman at West Lafayette, IN. Skating is like riding a bike, you don't forget how. 

The winds roared most of the night with the power going off around midnight and then restored at 3 am. The emergancy generator is ready to go if necessary. 

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 2:17 PM

Happy New Years !

Should be a great one !

Lots to be thankful for....

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 2:19 PM

Buckeye Riveter

Happy New Year's Day  

Did anyone see the Locomotive float catch fire at the Rose Bowl parade? Huh?

Currently watching the NHL Winter Classic being played at Notre Dame Stadium. When I was a kid we would play hockey on anything that was frozen be it a lake, farm pond, golf course water trap, flooded street or flooded tennis courts. I first skated on artificial ice when I was a freshman at West Lafayette, IN. Skating is like riding a bike, you don't forget how. 

The winds roared most of the night with the power going off around midnight and then restored at 3 am. The emergancy generator is ready to go if necessary. 

 

I was watching the Rose Parade, and rooting for the train float.
And then, to my absolute horror..... 

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Posted by robmcc on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 3:16 PM

Happy New Year's All!

Not much on the go today. Tidying up a bit. Watched some of the Winter Classic and some football. Still have a wet spot in the corner of the basement from the rain we've had. I guess I'll have to remove some of the paneling and investigate further.

Have a good one and prayers.

Rob

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Posted by Michael6268 on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:36 PM

Buckeye Riveter

Happy New Year's Day  

Did anyone see the Locomotive float catch fire at the Rose Bowl parade? Huh?

 

I didn't think it caught fire. I thought the smoke was either coming from the floats motor or was a prop meant to be exhaust from the locomotive stack. They didn't really show it long enough to see where the smoke was coming from. It did crap out and had to be pulled by a tow truck. It was a neat float of the transcontinental East meets West completion scene. Both floats locomotives were facing  each other with a big hammer and a golden spike in between.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:38 PM

Good evening all,

Last day before work again.  Wife had to go take care of Lucas as he was very sick.  I could not go because of work.  Will be quiet the next 2 days.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 6:15 AM

Mornin' boys.  Starting off '19 kinda bumpy, as Wifey got ill New Year's Eve (couldn't make the trip), and I am finally giving in to my cold I've been fighting.

Had to stop for a fallen tree on the final return trip, which has become rather common with over 60 inches of rain this year.  Most people had a great time, including the newlyweds, whom figured out who the "suspect" was from the Murder Mystery.  Next up, take down Christmas and get ready for Valentine's Day (week) trips.

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 6:41 AM

Hello there,

back to the grind. Took Mrs to school and heading to Mass. Feeling better each day. Going to be tough to do little.

Fife.....prayers for the Mrs and you.

Best move on.

 

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:09 AM

Happy New Year -----

Seems like I'm joining the "cold crew", been fighting this for 2 weeks.  Slept in yestrerday, watched Deadpool 2 last night before crahsing.  

When to my sister's house for New Years Eve, small family celebration and went to bed about 130.  

Tonight, I get sworn in as Vice President of the  COunty Fireman's Association.  I have 2 new representitives from my department, I'll show 'em the ropes and let them go.  Hope to be home by 9:30.  More than likely will be 10ish....

Most of the people I hang with went riding yesterday, the weather was windy but mild.  Just was not up for it.

Hope to get more layout work done on Sunday, I'll need help moving the "new" train table as it's very heavy.  Friday will be getting the roadrunner to Delaware to it's temporay home.  

Prayers for a healthy and prosperous New Year for us all.

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 MartyE on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:06 AM

Taking 5 from getting back to work.  Ugh.  Hard to get moving and had about 100 emails waiting.

Hope everyone has a great day.  

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Posted by lion88roar on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:19 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Been MIA for a couple weeks... TheVPQ and I were fighting colds throughout the Holidays and today we're back to the everyday grind. I had to fly to Pittsburgh the day after Christmas to work on the house, my father and I got nearly all of the basement sealed - had to use the tube stuff Kev recommended on the narrow cracks and some hydraulic cement that you mix for the larger areas where the cement had chipped away. It looked like the previous owners had done similiar work many years ago. We still have a couple bad areas to do, and will get to that soon. While attempting to move the old double bowl utility sink it fell off the base and cracked. We thought it was cast iron due to the weight, but it turned out to be cast cement! Split right along the bowl divide. My neice's boyfriend came over Saturday morning and carried each piece up the stairs and back behind the shed! These things weighed between 175 - 200+ lbs! Hope to get back up this weekend to finish the job.

Got the Christmas decorations and outside lights down the last couple days, now it is working on the house to get it ready for sale. Still waiting on permitting, so probably 4 - 6 weeks after the permits are pulled and they dig a hole till the house must be ready.

Fife - hope you and Wifey kick the crud faster than TheVPQ and I did!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:44 AM

Morning.  53 and sunny right now.  Rain tomorrowMay have dry weekend which is unusual lately.

Deer season ended with 71 degree and some sun.  Really enjoyed it this year.

Dennis, some gas here $1.99.  Mostly $2.01 to $2.19.  NC has a high gas tax.  RT is usually cheaper due to that.

Hope all have a great 2019.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:01 AM

Morning gang of ferroequinologists!

Got up around 7, 34 and raining. Some frozen stuff on bridges west of here. Temps will stay in the 30's today and tomorrow. First time this winter I have felt cold.

Yard, particularly the back, is now officially Okefenokee swamp and I fully expect to encounter Pogo, Owl, and Albert at any time.

Nice to have things starting to settle down here. Lots of unpacking/sorting/trashing/rearranging to do, but can be at a leisurely pace. Got the son's flat screen mounted in his room and cable moved/dropped through ceiling to it. He got his X-Box hooked up and operational.

Banks - glad you are in the upswing!

Anj - congrats!

88 - Glad you got a handle on the basement and hope it finishes up soon!

Anj & Fife - hope the colds/crud resolves quickly. The Ms. here is finally on the downward side of hers. She has been able to get some sleep the last 2 nights.

MikeC - hope Lucas gest better soon Angel

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:36 AM

Mornin' all!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm exhausted today after a miserable night's sleep. I've been having problems with my shoulders since November, the result of the work building out the attic, shoveling the Nov. 15th snowstorm, and pulling down (and putting back up) the tubs of Christmas decorations over Thanksgiving weekend from the overhead racks in the garage. I'm just getting back to a regular gym schedule with my rotating workout schedule, but it looks like it'll be a long road back to work through these shoulder problems. Anyway, my left shoulder was aching the whole night, I could not find a position where it didn't ache. Just sucked.

Hey, at least we've started off the New Year with some sunshine. I was wondering what that bright thing was in the sky this morning. I'm trying to get confirmation that we set the annual record for rain in NJ this year. 2011 had ~64 inches, but a big chunk of that was when we got hit by Hurricane Irene.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 3:29 PM

Aloha and happy new year! Back in the office on a grey and wettish day. My kids had a good time at yesterday's Winter Classic. That was their Christmas gift. Nothing too exciting planned for this week except ramping up at work.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 5:30 PM

Afternoon all!

From my experience today - I had to make a trip across town in the rain - temp high was 34/35. Luckily they are saying it may not freeze tonight as we have heavy cloud cover. Snowhizo (Chuck's snow cannon!) predicted tomorrow, particularly to the west (3-5 in) of here. It will not stick here and any local accumulation (if at all) all depends on a 1 or 2 degree swing in the temps. But - 50's Fri and 60's for the weekend!

Forgot to mention (gloat, Chief? Whistling) - my alma mater Texas A&M trounced North Carolina State a couple of days ago.

DJ - hope you get some relief for the shoulder pain. My wife was diagnosed with arthritic degeneration in one shoulder and is getting cortisone shots about every three months for relief.

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Posted by robmcc on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 6:10 PM

Evening All!

A few flurries here but nothing major. Supposed to back to 40ish by Friday.

I hope everyone is coping okay with their flus/colds. The Mrs. has been laid up for the better part of 3 weeks now. I've been fortunate, but I'm sure the "magic elixir" on the rocks hasn't been hurting me either! Big Smile

Rich - Congrats on your Association VP!

Brent - Just starting to dig into my basement woes. Sounds like I'll be doing the same.

Chief - Yeah our gas has been hovering around the 2 dollar mark.

Roy - Ferroq-what? You must have got one of dem der theesoreousus for Christmas!! Laugh

Spank - I hear ya. Same with me except it's my right one. It clunks worse than the ball joints on my van!

DougM - Nice gift! I know where I'm going for Christmas next year! I'm on the fence with the Blackhawks throwback jerseys. They needed a little red.

Have a good one and prayers.

Rob

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:47 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Nobody did anything the last week of work and dumped it all in the drawer last week when I was gone.  @$$-----!  Oh well, will be caught up tomorrow, but it is aggravating.  Ok weather for walk.  Lucas is better.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:35 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Well I received my marching orders yesterday... looks like I'll be leaving for Pittsburgh tomorrow morning in the hopes of wrapping this project up. LOL.

Rob - if you have cracks you'll want to use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VBGG42/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also HIGHLY recommend their recommended caulking gun! The 26:1 compression ratio made squeezing the epoxy out of the tube very easy. If you have surface area to patch use this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DRYLOK-Fast-Plug-10-lb-Hydraulic-Cement-00924/100171483 whatever you do, do NOT use the Sakrette stuff. Yes it is cheaper, but you only have 1 minute to work it vs 5 with the DryLok stuff. I also recommend using a spakling mud trough vs a bucket for mixing, the trough is shallower making it easier to mix and get the material out. Also, use a margin trowel vs a spakling knife or diamond trowel. The squared edges makes it easier to get the material out of the trough, and not having a raised edge along the knike edge makes it a better tool than the spakling knife. My father and I worked together, dad mixed, I spread. You get a lot more done in a shorter period of time... if you can find a helper, do so. The hydraulic cement sets up very fast, if we were working any distance from the utility sink we filled a second bucket with water and mixed closer to the work site.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, January 03, 2019 9:16 AM

52 and rainy as usual.

Not much on agenda.  Next week the grind starts all over again. 

Brent, thanks for the education.  Nice to know.

Chat later.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:08 AM

Buenos Dias Entusiastas Ferrocarilles!

It is gray and still raining, but no snowhizo or ice. Temps actually came up a bit last night and it is 40 right now, which is also the high for today. 50's tomorrow! Ground is totally saturated, standing water where I have never seen it before. It's good!

Plan for today is more unpacking/sorting/organizing/tossing. A couple rooms in the house probably look like RT's!

Had to go downtown yesterday to pay the deposits for the wedding venue and the catering Thumbs Up

Brent - excellent info! I made some notes on that for the lake house basement.

MikeC - don'tja just love coworkers that pass it on?

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