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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 6:26 PM

Marty, sorry about your pet. We have got to that point that we will not replace them when they go,,,just too hard.

Not much to report today if anyone even wanted to know... Laugh

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:33 PM

Good evening all,

Soggy in Indiana but mild.  MartyE, sorry to hear about the loss of your pet.  Work was quiet today.  Walk was short as neither one of us were 100%.  One step closer to having one of the garage doors with a remote opener.   Got a new strike plate for the screen door latch and it seems to be working well.  If it holds over the weekend, we order the motor installation next week.  Got Trains today and got to see the Honda train go thru the city for the second night in a row.  Cool.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:02 PM

V8, hope your heart check up goes well.  I went to my G.I. doctor today and he wants to do an indoscopy next week to check a possible problem I'm having with my esophagus.

We are having real Winter temps in Southern California lately.  The outside temp this morning was 32 degrees but that won't last long.  Our local Mt. Baldy is covered with snow completely and is beautiful after all the rain we had.

Neighbor just brought me some cookies they baked.  He's a good guy and is always bringing me stuff.

My nephew from Boston arrives tomorrow for a short visit.  He's out here on business.

Went in the garage yesterday and ran some trains a little but I can't do much out there now without using my portable oxygen machine.  Just ducking under the layout a few times does me in.  Be glad when it warms up a little then I can do more out there.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:22 PM

Evening all!

Corey and I are in the midst of baking a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. First tray is cooling, second in the over, third lined up ready to go in. 

The downside of a double batch is: that's a LOT of dough! It's work stirring the chips in after taking it off the mixture.

I promise to enjoy a few of them just for all of you. I know, I know, that's tremendously magnanimous of me, but, hey, that's what friends are for.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:16 AM

Hey......

Gray and drizzle this AM at 40F.  Was supposed to get colder, now will be Saturday.  Hope to get the board over the house before then, maybe tomorrow night.

No committments this weekend, so I will dedicating this to layout building and trackage.  WIll be putting up the outlet boxes and Romex, maybe my BIL will give me ahand with the wiring.  I think I'll be staing at my house this weekend to take full advantage of the house and attic. 

Drill tonight for the manditory Blood Borne Pathogens class, got through my County Meeting unscathed, lol!!

Praying for V8 and SPMan for health concerns!

Check back when I can.....

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:21 AM

Morning.  66 and headed to 80 [maybe].

Errands today.

Rich, First Responders need to be careful.  Good training.

Have a good one.

 

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Posted by MartyE on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:47 AM

Thanks all for the chinny comments.  My pets have always been very important to me.  That little guy was with me in my old home where the train layout was.  He endured a lot of train running in his time.

Hope everyone has a safe day.  Thoughts for those that need 'em.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:16 AM

Aloha. Gee, it is sometimes hard to login here. I wish it was as warm here as it has been out East. Sleet overnight and rain this morning on my careful shuffle a quarter mile from the parking lot to the train depot. Rain atop ice is dangerous! Did the same thing Tues into Wed too. Weird weather. I've been casually browsing for late clockwork - post-war Hornby tinplate. Nothing pops up this side of the pond. Why do I always pick something obscure to run? Big Smile

Marty, my deepest condolences!
Kev, we just replaced our Crock-Pot - the old one we got when we were married 30 years ago! This one feels ... cheaper. Smile

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:33 AM

Hello  there     
    Been a slow week.

Kinda had the blahs Monday. Didn't do much.

Tuesday started sorting and putting Christmas away. Was going to get coal but found the Tahoe battery dead as a door nail. Something seams to drain it if it sits a long period. Put the charger on it for a couple hours but still no go. Decided to let it get to 100% and left it go.

Yesterday battery 100%. It will crank, start then immediately die. Some YouTube time tells me by the dash lights the anti theft system is causing it. More time on YouTube showing half dozen ways to reset and none work. Half hour phone call to GM mechanic nephew one more way.

By this time it's time to get Mrs It waits til today. His method is a sequence of key off and on over half an hour. Working on that now and praying. This doesn't work

I'm going to find the schematic in my book and by by anti theft. It's a 20 year old Tahoe. Who'd want it?

Gotta go


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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:51 AM

Chief and dbaker were at Rays house one nght and I went too. I think Rays garage is 24 x 24 and his layout fills the whole garage. I believe he has all scale equipment.

Ray how long did it take to build it?

I got a good report from the heart doctor, sometimes I think they have you just so they get money from medicare. But at my age I guess it's better to see if anything is wrong.

I just saw a picture on TV and something I've wondered, why do people have their TV's mounted up high where you have to look up instead of looking normal?

I have won 3 slot cars in 3 days on eBay, now have 25 slot cars. They are much cheaper than trains and the whole hobby is simpler than trains. Some guys who have been aquiring since kids have hundreds.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:42 AM

Dennis, depends.  One in living room, on a TV thingy furniture.  Eye level.  Den, its over fireplace as center of room facing fireplace.  One bedroom, on top of dresser.  another two bedrooms, on a table.  So, that is what we do.  

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, February 07, 2019 12:12 PM

Haven't seen the sun since Sunday.  Freezing rain Tuesday night, and more last night.  I agree about the weird weather.  Last night it was in the high 20's and we had a severe thunderstorm warning.

One thing nice about retirement - we don't have anything important enough to get us out and about in this icy crud. 

Taking dog out yesterday morning, I used gravity express to get down the last two of the icy steps.  Ended up with a strawberry on my forearm and a few aches.  The dang dog bounced me while I was down on the ground - thought I was wanting to play with him.

Got some O gage wooden ties stained for the layout at the museum yesterday afternoon.  More to get stained today.

While gathering some information on our property in Ky, I came across an aerial image that includes property lines.  It appears that one of the neighbors has encroached on the property with part of their driveway.  Think I'll get a surveyor to mark that line for a reality check, then figure out what to do next.

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, February 07, 2019 12:18 PM

V8Vega

I just saw a picture on TV and something I've wondered, why do people have their TV's mounted up high where you have to look up instead of looking normal?



Dennis - it depends. Some people like them up high as they think it enhances viewing. Some it is mounted above a fireplace to maintain the fireplace as the focal point in the room, and there is nowhere else to put a TV.

In our new home we will have a Great Room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace. We don't want to interfere with the dramatic effect of the fireplace, so we aren't going to have a TV in that room. It will be a gathering room where people can go, sit, relax, and talk. The TV on the main floor will be in the 'family room' next to the breakfast area next to the kitchen. This will make the kitchen, breakfast area, and family room the main 'hang out' space for our family. The Great Room (off the kitchen) will be between the kitchen and the conservatory (formal living space), so it will make for a nice formal gathering space, next to the informal gathering space... the basement will also be finished complete with 'movie room' - not a home theater because 2 walls will not be solid, the forth 'corner' will be a post. The builder's 'media room' is where my trainroom will be.

You can see it here https://wormald.com/luxury-floor-plans/the-la-belle-2/ if you click on the floor plan you can download a PDF... a few options we are going with are the curved staircase (TheVPQ's wish), the optional owner's suite closet confirguration, elevation 'C', finished basement with wetbar, and wine cellar, fitness room, and full bath in the basement. The powder room in the basement I will be finishing soon after move-in, and the double door to the wine cellar will be a concealed door (another VPQ's wish).

Permits were approved yesterday, so build should start within 10 - 14 days.

Have a good one!

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:04 PM

Brent - Nice house...love the kitchen....does the illustrated Cobra come with the 3rd garage?   Too cool, 2 SUVs and a Cobra (or the SRT Durango?????)

Good luck with it, my friend!!  That is an awsome domicile!!

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:32 PM

Good afternoon,
The Big rain they squawked about all day yesterday went south of us. Fine by me! We too have been having weird weather. Was in the 40s this morning and will get into single digits tonight?
 My son came over today and set up a Seagate back up hard drive for my PC. Glad he did. One less thing to worry about.
 Dennis, that is so you get a straight line look at the TV from the recliner when reclined.  Laugh  Yes
Brent, WOW!!! Surprise  Lots of angles there. Those angles give a great look but come at a high cost. I am sure you know that by now.  Wink Going to be a nice place!
Doug, we replaced our old Crock Pot from 1991 with a new one too about one year ago. Same thing the new one feels cheap. The other thing we found out is the new one cooks way too hot set on low. It will burn the food. Today my son said the same about theirs. That is one reason we got this new smaller one made by Hamilton Beach this time. It seems to cook way better when we used it day before yesterday.
 
8N, our county has the same kind of map where they place the property lines over a satellite view. When I checked out our place it was evident the east line was about 15’ off to the west so I would not bank on that as correct but never hurts to have it surveyed and pipes placed. They were going to build a 10-lot subdivision to our south. I paid for a survey and had them place pipes in the ground along the line. That way there would be no questions when the people started moving in. The good thing is in the crash of 08 it sold to a single owner and he did not want to subdivide it.  
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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:44 PM

Good afternoon all,

Quick post to let you know I may not be posting the next two days.  Phone and internet are both down at home.   Phone company can't get there until Saturday.   Lot of rain may be drowning the line.  I will be back when I can.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:30 PM

Good evening all,

Internet is working.  Phone is not.  Strange.  Quiet day at work.  Got sump pump working overtime before temps drop below freezing.  Watched a nice video on Indiana Railroad on Netflix.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

 

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:16 PM

Hello there,

quick check in before bed.

88......NICE PLACE!!!!!

8N......I  agree with Kev. Those aerial maps are usually off. Had my place surveyed last fall. The aerial map on my western line was off at least 15 feet.

V8...........what slot cars are you buying, Thunderjet?????

Best try to sleep. 

 

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:10 PM

 

Good evening from a wet balmy 50°F Southern Ohio,

 

When I woke up this afternoon around 2pm it was 71°F.  It was actually warmer outside than inside.  They are calling for temps to drop through the night and be in the low 30’s by Saturday.  For it to get there the winds will be heavy and if so I’ll not be burning brush Friday.  It may be a good day to clean the track for the layout.  I won a Marx Set on ebay last night.  It looks nice and it has the 666 engine.  Love that engine!  I’ll report back on the set when it gets delivered.

 

Banks - have you looked at the fuses in the fuse panel by the driver’s knee.  The upper right fuses go to the unlock function and the unlock function interfaces with the Passlock system and may affect the resetting.

 

Dennis - We’ve got two TVs, one in living room and the other in the family room, and both mounted about 6 foot at the top of the screen.  They’re both mounted at a slight tilt for best viewing while sitting.

 

88 - NICE!!!  Take lots of pictures during the building process, especially what is in the walls before the sheetrock goes up.

 

Good night and may God bless you and your families

 

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:40 AM

Mornin' boys.  Mild and damp in the Potomac Highlands.  Need to put my EPA hat on this AM and get a water sample at the yard.  Been very busy at the office lately.  I did have off yesterday, and finally hooked up the Gold Medal milk car platform I received at Christmas.  My buddy Tom provided me a used Lionel operating track section, and the animation works flawlessly and smoothly.  Love it.

Had a nice chat with the Chief, solving most of the world's problems this side of the Mississippi.

88 - Good luck with the new digs.  Exciting.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:39 AM

Morning all, 

88 the pic after the bathroom would make such a great train room ( LOL ) Nice looking place

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:53 AM

TGIF from a quickly cooling and rainy South Jersey.......up to 50 then the nose dive later today with high winds and 20s for temps.

Bloodborne Pathogens Class was cut short due to "technical" issues, safe to say, report all incidents and use all protective barriers/means to keep the bad stuff out.

Registered for Incident Command 200, 300 and 400.  Designed for the "commander", or those who ride shotgun in the big red trucks, to run those incidents that may require 2 or more "agencies" to manage a call.  The deprtment wants me in on this because of my previous command experience and I do run as officer on occasion.  1 class next weekend, the next in April and the final class in June.  Hey, I can actually run for Chief then......hahaha, not on your life, pal.....

Shaping up to be at home doing what I want for a change, so this will put in a good frame of mind.  Just need to get food at the house, since the kids are on a diet to get themselves fit and healthy.  Might be a Wawa and BK kinda weekend.

Since Phish brought it up and V8 has as well, I have a collection of T-Jets by Aurora and some Tyco.  Still have most of the track from the 60s.....they still run.  Will need to get the track up and running after the trains are running, lol!!  I also have a few Parma cars for the slot car track in Wall Township, been ages since I raced the slots, but it's something I'd love to do again.  Sunday night at the slots?  Yeah, maybe it's time to go back....lol

 

 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:24 AM

Morning,

Cold, 4 when I got up but bright. Very windy the rest of the day so won't go out unless I have to.

Back before kids I had one room set up with a 4 lane slot car track. It was Aurora AFS G+ cars I used. Was great fun. I wonder if there are any of the pay to drive tracks like back in the day where it was 24th scale racing. That was fun too.

http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/GPlus.html

Yeah, Bloodborne Pathogens Class. Had to do that every year as a suppervisor at Cat. Along with about 30 other classes.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Friday, February 08, 2019 11:11 AM

Aloha. Boy, is it cold today. Super-cold. like -24 cold. Just because of the wind. It actually froze the gas cap cover when I was trying to fill up the CRV's tank. Banging on it finally opened it up. Then the hatch froze shut when I was trying to load groceries. Gee - 

8n, hope you can rest after your fall. That's nothing to fool with.
Dennis, glad you got a clean bill of health. None of our TVs are mounted for the reason you mentioned; I personally don't care to look up to view the screen, compared to having it at eye-level when seated... I also have slot cars for the old Aurora AFX sets from the 70s - still work! I've also picked up a few of the large Carrera (non-digital) cars too.
Banks, sorry about the trouble with the Tahoe. 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, February 08, 2019 11:44 AM

83 degrees.  Had an early out and meeting.  Raleigh Chamber breakfast was an excuse of a breakfast.  Lady said outloud, "Where are the bacon and eggs." 

Later.

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, February 08, 2019 12:14 PM

Cloudy 19 degrees and like Chicago the Detroit area is windy COLD.

Our 2 TVs are on stands at eye level. I have no desire to watch a TV mounted above the fireplace.

S.J.

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Posted by SPMan on Friday, February 08, 2019 3:11 PM

V8 Dennis, I started the layout in 1976 and finished the around the wall part in about a year.  I added the passenger station in the center of the room several months after that.  The garage is 24 x 20.  I started off with all Gargraves track. Then I found out the magna traction on old Lionel did not work too good on the stainless steel rails so I converted the main lines back to tubular track on the main lines only.  Now I run MTH mainly with DCS but also have a little Lionel conventional trains as well as some others like Williams.

 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 08, 2019 7:03 PM

Sturgeon-Phish

 

 

88 - NICE!!!  Take lots of pictures during the building process, especially what is in the walls before the sheetrock goes up.

 

Also my My 2 Cents. Get an extra set of prints. Figure out where you want things like towel racks TV holders, TP holders, coat racks or anything else that you will want to attach to the wall. Then "before drywall" put backer 2x4s or 2x6s between the wall studs so you have meat to drill into and attach those items. Then measure it out and put those measurements on the extra prints so you can place those items and know you will not be trying to ancor to just drywall.  Wink

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Posted by Banks on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:02 PM

Hello there,

Near 50 this AM with a stiff breeze. near 20 now with a strong wind.

Phish.........thanks for the input. Security fuse is #21 and it's good.

Tahoe saga continues. A conversation with my mechanic ruled out bypasing the security module. He spent days trying to make it work on his shop truck. seems the signal is analog and varies. Spent  an hour this morning getting it out of my Tahoe. Several hours at Johnny's U Pull it getting it and a CD player.(less than $30 for both) Son was along too and got some parts for his truck. keeping my fingers crossed that both work. The 97 Suburban I got the module from was marked running. A different part number but checking it out says it fits my 99 Tahoe. Going to wait for a warmer day to see.

Going to take son's truck to get coal tomorrow. With the cold coming I'd need to add wood constantly to keep it going.

Off t bed soon

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, February 08, 2019 11:14 PM

Good evening all,

Very quiet day at work.  Spent most of the afternoon working on analyzing yet another problem with the new application.  When I finish this research, I am done with the new app.  Others will have to solve it, not this puppy.   Walked inside at lunch and did a "taxi" run for oldest granddaughter as her mon's van was on the unavailable list today.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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