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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:32 AM

Cloudy and 41 degrees. 

Daytime highs above 32 till Saturday will give the snow time to melt before the next snow comes along. Our freezer is in the attached garage but that minus zero temps we had made it pretty cold in there. On a hunch this morning I checked the defrost drain and it was froze solid. Glad I took the time to check it.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:43 AM

Warm enough this morning that I was able to wash both Hondas. There is still lots of snow on the ground. Several ice fisherman are on the lake and for Central Ohio that does not happen every winter. Ice is being reported at 6" thick. 

New train room is framed up. Ten wall outlets are being installed to power the new BOW RR. Maybe the electric company will need to run another line from the road to the house to provide adaquate power.Whistling

Have a good week.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:50 AM

Morning.  59 and partly cloudy.  Hope all OK.  

Frozen lake in Ohio.  Couldn't happen to a better people. Whistling

Busy week ahead.  

Have a good one.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:14 AM

fifedog

Kev --->  I get along with Chief.  I get along with Roy.

 

And so do I. Wink if you can't tease your friends,, then who? Just like Chief teasing the Buckeye.  Yes Like you Fife, we used 100 Gallons of LP in 3 days! Bang Head

41 heading to 52. Darn Lane is a skating rink. Ground is frozen and all the melt turns to ice. We will see how it is by the end of the day. If it is still bad I will get the JD out and push the snow back on it for some traction.

No other plans today, won't bother watching the Stuper Bowl. Couldn't care less who plays and doubt I would know anyone performing at half time. Those days are long gone.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:41 AM

Morning folks!

64 right now and headed to 70.

Did not sleep well last night - ugh...makes for a slow day.

Buckeye - no worries here about the ice thickness on the lakes/waterways - although I have seen part of Galveston Bay freeze over.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:24 AM

Howdy all!

Up at 4:50 due to my shoulder. Tweaked it yesterday putting the ornament boxes back in the overhead racks in the garage. I asked Tyler for help, since he's now taller than me, but he was too busy saving the world with his video game friends. Ah, well, actions have consequences. And he is gonna learn about that.

Have no plans to watch anything Super Bowl related, just don't give a rat's ass.

Hoping to get the train layout set back up with something in the middle in place of the tree so we can run that a bit. I figure I have about another week or two before Linda puts her foot down and we have to pack it away for another year.

Need to replace the interior of the kitchen faucet 'cause it's starting to leak pretty severely. Will probably tackle that next Saturday. Just did some research online and found out the exact replacement parts I need. It's a discontinued Moen, but was able to find the model and the specific parts needed off of their site once I got the serial number. This is one of those jobs I have never done before, never even helped my dad do it way back in the day, so it'll be a learning experience.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, February 03, 2019 5:30 PM

So Corey and I got the Xmas layout back together, I transplanted the Train Tree into the middle, and then we ran them for 45 minutes or so. Here's a short video I shot:

Spank


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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:03 PM

Good evening all,

Got the run in today.  Using a combination of outdoor and indoor facilities, did 8 miles comfortably in 2:06:48 for a 15:51 pace at a 3.785 MPH average.  Good sunny day at 60 degrees and a light wind made for a good practice.  Watched a good football match as Man City beat Arsenal 3-1.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:33 PM

Hello  there
 Clan   had a fun day yesterday sledding and snowmobiling. More trips can be made when you don't have to walk back up. Made a couple of trips down myself. Temp was near 40. Got to 52 today with lots of sun. Most of the snow is gone  


Took down the tree today All the extra heat run time did it in. It dried up seemingly overnight.  Now to get it all packed up and put away.


Can't believe all the hype about a football game.  Worse than Snowmageddon.

Off to bed soon 

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Posted by SPMan on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:48 PM

Well the super bowl is history and New England won.  It was a hard fought battle that could have gone either way but boring to watch.  I missed the half time show but saw some of it on my DVR.  Did not have a clue who or what that was.  We lost TV reception for the last minute of the game but it had already been decided so it didn't matter.  The monsoon rains are still with us but we need it.  What we don't need is mudslides and flooding but here you can't have one without the other.  My new heating and air are working fine.  Glad they got it in before the rains came.  Have a good upcoming week.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, February 04, 2019 7:05 AM

This site didn't want to open. ????  Angry

40 and fair.  Off to do town stuff, errands and County Commissioners at 5.

Have a good one.  

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Posted by Banks on Monday, February 04, 2019 8:31 AM

robmcc

 

Morning All!,

Should get up to 40 today. I'm breaking out the shorts!! Laugh

Usual Sunday grind - hockey, repent my sins and groceries. Still trying to hammer out Super Bowl details with the boys. All I know is I won't be home to listen to the GLOAT!

RT - Happy belated Birthday!

Rich - That's a good chunk of power for your layout. Can't go wrong with the "Hemi" of transformers x2. Big Smile

Banks - Are you going to watch The Pacific now? For my two cents, it wasn't as good as B of B, but worth watching at least once.

Have a good one and prayers (and Go Rams!!! Laugh )

Rob

 

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Rob I forgot about Pacific until I started researching B of B online.  I'm going to try to buy it and the book for cheap and watch it. Might take a while though. I've had BofB for a few years waiting to have time to watch it.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 04, 2019 10:10 AM

Slushy and Mushy Monday

48 Heading to 50 then dropping from noon on and back to winter weather. Should firm up the wet mess.

Took a second look at the Ranger yesterday and still can't figure where that noise is coming from so I will just run it for now. It is bound to get worse! Smile, Wink & Grin

Wife wants to go to the store.  Bang Head

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, February 04, 2019 11:17 AM

Happy Monday......

Took almost 2 hours to get home on Friday - 4" of panic driven snow here in the south.  Almost got home and there was just a dusting.  And everyone panicked.  ugh......

Saturday I got the train attic cleaned and got the legs drilled and adjusters installed.  Still no help getting the table upstairs.  Thursday I should be at drill, maybe get help then.  Laundry is done, short visit from my brother and SIL from Washington, DC.  Ran to North Jersey, did go see GLASS (Unbreakable, Split and now Glass), was a decent movie, give it a thumbs up, so it's worth the ticket.

Sunday tried to sleep late, spent 3.5 hours getting some food staples (mistake: idiots buying for SB Sunday), going to Michael's (the Christmas stuff is gone... :( )then an hour getting the car washed.  The RED Magnum was so WHITE I couldn't see out the windows, yes it was that bad.   I cooked waffles and bacon during the "BIG GAME", watched none of it.  It hit 50 today, a 48F jump from Thursday....
Tried to go to bed early, wound up going at 10.  Up at 5 to deliver the GF's car to the dealer I work for, the car has squeaks and front end noises.  A '17 Civic 5400 miles and she's not happy.  

Another system upgrade at work and more non-working systems.  I wish they would beta test this crap before making me struggle on a Monday.....especially Monday.....wtf???

Roy - nice picture on the Instagram.....gave you a shout out, TrainDame gave me a thumbs up...lol!!

Spank - Priority send to you on Saturday!! (Sorry for the delay) - Nice layout!!

Rob - Keeping the NEW ZW for the trains - I don't need to replace boards.  Trying to figure out how to mount everything out of the way.  I'm starting to like the "drawer" concept.  Pull the ZW's out of the drawer, mounting the bricks off to the side and the the Legacy Base off to the other.  Obviously, the Legacy needs to be "visible".

More warm up until Wednesday, Thursday more "seasonable" - 30s.

Yes, it took a while to type this, so if I missed anything, I'll catch up later.  I did find a work around to the system being down, so I am actually working "incognito" while the engineers in Plano get their, um, "stuff" together....

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:35 PM

KRM

Just like Chief teasing the Buckeye.   

Obviously, Kevin you don't remember the Chief calling the police to have me locked up in Roseyville, NC several years ago. With my trusty Toyota Corolla, Automobile I was able to outrun all of their black and whites with sirens blaring.Wow When the NC Highway Patrol joined the chase, I thought I was doomed but I maneuvered skillfully through their roadblock with just a tap on the accelerator. My photo proudly hangs in the Roseyville Post Office. Whistling

So please refrain from the word "tease". It is undignified and demeaning to the Chief.  

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:37 PM

Howdy all.

Didn't watch a lick of the game yesterday, just no desire to. However, after hearing about it, went and looked up Gladys' singing the National Anthem. Very classy version. Here it is:



I'm glad I have the train tree in the middle of the layout, but I miss having the real tree because with that, trains disappear behind it only to reappear. Ah, well. Glad to have the Polar Bear handcar finally running properly (with the polar bears glued down!) on that circle of track around the train tree. Still can't get over that it doesn't work on FasTrack.

Man, it is way too warm right now - with the sun shining in it's now 84° at my desk. I just went and changed the office HVAC system to Auto instead of Heat: it was registering 80°, the range for Auto is 72° to 76°, so it should cool it down.

Right now it's supposedly near 60 outside - after a 2PM meeting I'm going for a walk.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 04, 2019 1:04 PM

Buckeye Riveter

 

 
KRM

Just like Chief teasing the Buckeye.   

 

 

Obviously, Kevin you don't remember the Chief calling the police to have me locked up in Roseyville, NC several years ago. With my trusty Toyota Corolla, Automobile I was able to outrun all of their black and whites with sirens blaring.Wow When the NC Highway Patrol joined the chase, I thought I was doomed but I maneuvered skillfully through their roadblock with just a tap on the accelerator. My photo proudly hangs in the Roseyville Post Office. Whistling

So please refrain from the word "tease". It is undignified and demeaning to the Chief.  

 

Buckeye, I do remember that trip you took to Roseyville!!!

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Posted by 8ntruck on Monday, February 04, 2019 1:48 PM

Winter is on the way back.  Was in the mid 60's yesterday and will be in the mid 20's this evening.  Dog & I took a 3 mile walk this morning while it is still above freezing.

Roy - we are in a small town here - about 20,000.  I got to the SS office right after lunch.  More people started coming in after me, so I think I beat the 'rush'.

We had the game on last night as background noise.  DVR'd it so we can go back and watch the commercials.  Those didn't seem to be as interesting as in years past.

Spent most of the day with the robotics team Saturday.  The design is pretty much finalized, components are being fabricated, and the prototype robot is starting to take shape.  It should be running this week sometime.  As usual, during the initial assembly, we are discovering some bugs that will need to be corrected.  Packaging is tight this year.  It is going to be a pain to work on in the pits between rounds of competition.

About all for now.

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Posted by robmcc on Monday, February 04, 2019 4:01 PM

Afternoon All,

A rainy day, but still around 40.  I survived the yawn fest of the Super Bowl. Still, it was an excuse to have a few with the boys and stay away from the Mrs. I'm dying to know if she'll still be a Patriots fan after her "boyfriend" hangs it up. Big Smile

Spank - Most Moen faucets made in the last 30 years should have a lifetime warranty on those cartridges. Should take a 1225 model. Pop in to your local Home Depot and they should have some freebies for you. Cool video too!

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, February 04, 2019 8:08 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Too many meetings the same day.  Ok weather for walk outside.  Got MR today.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, February 04, 2019 8:29 PM

Evening all!

80 today! Cool A front later this week may take us down to 20's Thurs am.

Anj - saw that! Thumbs Up

Kev & Buckeye - Laugh , the Chief has had to kick that under the table!

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, February 04, 2019 9:31 PM

 

Good evening from overcast 57°F Southern Ohio,

 

I’m on night shift this month so I was home this morning and was burning brush.  A light rain started around 6 pm on the way into work. 

 

I spent a good bit of the weekend burning brush piles.  Beginning to make some headway so buying the chipper is off the list.  Saturday night was BEAUTIFUL!  It was cool, mid-30’s and had a fire going.  The sky was so clear and thousands of stars were visible.  Praise God!

 

I did get the foam board glued down over the weekend.  The roadbed was delivered Saturday and now I’m prepping track with a clean-up and installation of feeder wires.  I figure a feed every 3 feet or so should do.  Then start putting down track!!!  I need to take pictures. 

 

Good night and may God bless you and your families

 

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Posted by MartyE on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:40 AM

Well it warmed up here nicely but now the rains come.  Got the salt off the car at least.

Pulled a cat's worth of hair out of a locomotive this week plus steel wool fibers.  Yikes!

Have a great day!

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 9:08 AM

Hi guys, Wife got a nice little crock Pot yesterday on her shopping spree so I went to the butcher shop this morning and got a 2lb rump roast that I threw in it to check it out. Kinda nice being that small. A good size for cooing stuff for just the two of us.  Yeah

Winter is back but in the mid 20s above zero not mid 20s below zero. Smile

Credit card bill for the LionChief Plus BNSF GP-20 is in today's mail. Black Eye

Phish, it is nice to be out where there in not a lot of light pollution and you can see the stars!  Yes

Yeah Roy, “The Great Roseville Raid”     Laugh

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 9:35 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Mostly caught up.  Never did get warm today.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by MartyE on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 5:07 AM

Yesterday turned out to be a bad day.  While I know a lot of folks don't consider pets part of the family, my chinchilla of 16 years passed away yesterday morning.  He's been with me through a lot.  

Looking forward to a better day today.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 6:14 AM

50 degrees out.  May go to 80 today.  Out the door to Edgecombe and farms.  Getting away as yesterday and Monday was full of meetings and working outside.

So sorry Marty.  

Have a good one. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:03 AM

Good Morning....

MartyE - sorry about your chinchilla, my condolences, truely.

Systems here are driving me nuts, nothing at work has operated correctly since last week.....very frustrating.....

No movement on the train table, hope to get some help tomorrow night after drill, bloodborne pathogens class (should be fun!!).

Had to replace a right rear tire on the Hemi Magnum, found a puncture on the absolute outer edge of the tread, another $129 plus mount and balance gone...but it's better than changing tires at 0630 in the morning.

50ish today, nose dive to 30s later tonight, during my County Fireman's Association meeting, supposidly.

Back when I can, still fighting the system...

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:03 AM

Marty sorry about the loss of your pet. 

I have a appointment with a heart specalist today, I have irregular beats but it's been that way for a long time. On medicare sometimes I think they do tests just to bill medicare and to be safe. But other people pay for it so why not.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 5:49 PM

MartyE - sorry about your chinchilla, Like you our pets are our children. So sorry to hear.

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