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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:35 AM

43 and rainy.  What a big change.  Not much on agenda.  Maybe get into Train Box and "cleanup some things".

Ray, saw them on [maybe RFD TV] doing some work on BNSF.  Bulldozer was down and train was headed that way.  Crew came by truck on the rails.  Got it fixed.  Got the snow moved before train got there.  Was interesting.

Mike, just finished Blue Bloods.  I DVR it so I can run through commercials.  Was a good one. 

Later.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:54 PM

Afternoon all!

34 and maybe 41 today. 40's and 50's for the next week. Maybe some rain.

Ray, Don, and Dennis, wonder if the rain/snow out there is benefitting Lake Mead?

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:17 PM

Good evening,

Not to bad around here today, slow but fine with me, we will have plenty to handle tomorrow and Monday with the kids. I have been feeling kinda of bad lately so I decided that as long as it is close to freezing and everything is firm I would take a walk in the woods to loosen me up some and see if it would help my old bones. Damn it was nice to just walk out to the back ravine, a nip of cold on my face, the quiet, and nothing but me and God's creation. Sure can feel the upcoming snow fall in the air. I think it was just what I needed. If not at least I enjoyed it. When I got back from the walk the deer were at the feeder and waiting on me for more. How can you beat that? Maybe a beer or two? Wink

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:02 PM

Did some wiring in the Train Box.  Did some straightening in the Box.  

Put all 4 of my MTH engines on the track to charge.  Had not "cranked" 3 in three years.  No problem.  Let them charge and smoke.  Yes, got rid of all my MTH engines but these.  They are special so kept them.  If Lionel made these, they'd be gone.  I deleted all the many MTH diesels I had owned and sold.  Had to do that in each remote.  Had to shut down and restart both remotes twice.  Would get hung up.  Even had to delete several over and over as would not delete even though it said deleted.  Come to conclusion, system is trash. 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:20 PM

I have three MTH engines, one is a dummy, the other two are proto 2 and if that dies will upgrade them with TMCC. The rest of my engines are either TMCC or conventional that I will run off of TPC's 300/400 or PowerMaster. I have original TMCC and I have Legacy L. Not sure when I hook up which I will hook-up. 

Not much else going on here today. 

Talk to you all later, hope you have a good Sunday

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:02 PM

Good evening all,

Did 10 miles today.  Not a great run at all, but finished.  Did the first four miles in an hour.   Total time was 2:46.37 for a 3.6 MPH average.   Sunny today.  Went to Mass.  Watched more Hill Street Blues.   Wife has left foot hurting.  May go to foot doctor Monday if not better.  Hopefully will work on and run trains Sunday.   Great news if you are in LCCA or a reason to join if not.  Will publish on website lots of archived data from several sources.   All Lionel catalogs from 1900 to 1995 will be there and so will all Model Builder magazine material plus other stuff.  Most excellent.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:56 AM
The NEW Baltimore, Ohio and Wabash RR, aka BOW RR, has started with preliminary design. There are some elements of the old layout that have been incorporated. A new trolley track has been added such that passengers departing at the main station can get to the new White Castle at the end of the trolley line. We expect the trolley to be packed with slider customers. The signature reverse loops are in place as well as a separate track for conventional. The highest track is at 16”. I'm still not satified with the station location because you can't see the front. 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:21 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 18 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.

It's DAY-TONer Day!!! Yeah  I'm actually glad they have Stage "wins", or this race risks to be a snooze-fest.  

Buckeye - BOW, wow.... YesGeeked

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:01 AM

Morning.  41 and rain on the way.  Will work more in the Train Box as rain on the way.

Great layout plan Buckeye.

Hope all have a great week ahead.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:58 PM

Thanks FIFE! Please call the squad for the Chief. Obviously he is delirious again. Laugh

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Good evening all,

Lousy weather.  Did a puzzle with wife.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:30 PM

Hello  there     
    Had a little 98th birthday party for Mom last evening.  Her favorate KFC and an ice cream cake from DQ

 

granny      
   Spent today at a twirling competition. Grandaughter got 2nd in her Trio, 1st solo routine  and 3rd for  solo strut. That ran late so lunch was about 3 PM at McDs. Got home just before the freezing rain started. Took a nap made a Pitza and spent the rest of the day in front of the TV.

twirl

Off t bed soon


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08 PM

Evening all!

A chilly day today - gray, think it made it to 50 or so. I think a front hit this afternoon as temps next two days are 40's. Rain formTues.

Son and I went to the annual Autorama custom car and hot rod show yesterday. Had a pleasant time along with some popcorn and beers. We don't make this show every year as the Feb weekend it normally hits is usually bad weather, snow, sleet, etc.

Repaired a MTH 384E PS2 std ga loco today. Need it to test DCS on the layout at the shop. The main board was not working. Had a spare that came out of another std ga elec loco. Sounds are wrong but I will look into downloading the proper files later. Had an MTH O ga NYC 4-4-0 that had a bad speed sensor. Repaired that a while back but it would not accept the sound/operation files. Fired it back up and a transistor on the mother board burned up, possibly explaining the previous issue in sound/operating software download. So dug out another PS2 board and installed that. Appears to work (running the tender only),wrong sounds again, but need to test it with the loco after I make sure there are no problems with the loco wiring (speed sensor, smoke fan, smoke element, motor leads, lights leads, etc.) to make sure the loco is not a cause of the transistor blowing.

Nice track plan Buckeye!

Banks - congrats on your mom's big bday and granddaughters award! Nice family pic!

Watched Daytona today. A bit boring until the last laps when most of the cars were taken out in crashes. 




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Posted by MartyE on Monday, February 18, 2019 5:17 AM

Banks

Congrats both to mom and grand daughter!

More February weather.  Been dealing with a shoulder that keeps me up at night.  Nedless to say the surgery is going to cost too much so I'll have to wait a bit.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:00 AM

Mornin' boys.  Grey and 39 along the front range of the Alleghanies.  Office today, all day.

Actually, it was a pretty darn good 500.  Gibbs' team had an emotional win, but his former crew chief (now with the 95) almost stole the show.

Buckeye - I will monitor the situation, and take appropriate actions if warranted.

Smile, Wink & GrinSmile, Wink & Grin

Banks - Let me understand this...KFC and DQ are the secret to a long life???

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:58 AM

Morning.  Sun came out after rain this AM.  Long busy day and night.  Already been out on a Mayor's thing.

Banks, great looking crew.  Congrats to Mom.

Have a good one.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, February 18, 2019 4:00 PM

Hey, got locked out AGAIN last week and reset my password and now I can get back in......?????

The Wreck-fest 500, at least no Mopar were hurt in the ensuing mele......

So the table is up, had to cut it 2 more times and it is standing on it's own, my measurements were spot on and everything fits.  Next time I have to bring in 8' wood or sheet rock, it'll be in 2' sections.  Insualtion within the month, sheetrock when funds allow.

Track plan will be taking a hit, might have to condense to 1 inner loop and an O48 outer traversing both tables and heading north.  Looks like there will not be enough room for the dog bone in O36 to accompany the O48 all away around the table, but I need to get the foam for the big table and that will be Friday night along with the support wood.

Back at it, 1 more to do and I exit stage right.....

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Posted by Banks on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:50 PM

Hello there,

Mrs was off today for Presidents day. Slept late, mass and breakfast at Denny' s with another couple.

Then home for more sortn and chuckn at the town house. Did some shopping last week for new bathroom fixtures. Demo starts soon.

Rich.....good deal on the layout

Fife........no, at 98 who cares if it's good for you.

best move on.

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:56 PM

 

Good Evening from 30°F Southern Ohio,

 

Back on nightshift.  One of the guys made fried chicken and mashed potatoes, real good.  I’m going to extend the lunch break a bit so they can enjoy the meal.

 

I was pretty busy over the weekend.  I got the 3 rail laid on the foam and temporarily wired up.  I located the places where the voltage drop was evident and add a power tap.  Runs real well.  The foam board does make the trains quieter.  I’ll give the AF 2 rail a cleaning then get it down and do the same with it.

 

We’re going to get 6 layer chicks as our hens now are about 2 ½ years old.  They will be 3 years or so when the chicks start laying.  Probably get more Barred Rocks.  The days are getting longer so the egg production is picking up.

 

Rich - Small layout like the size we’re building do have some advantages, but do have limitations.

 

Banks - Your mom looks great for 98!  May God bless her!  Congrats to Granddaughter too! Oh yea, thanks for the video, it did help.  Turns out I’m not going to get the track pliers.  I was able to snug the pins without the track pliers

 

Kev - I know what you mean.  I love to walk out in our woods for the same reasons.  I’d expect to start to finding sheds soon.  One of our regulars has lost his rack.

 

Good night and may God bless you and your families

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:58 PM

Good evening all,

Quiet day at work.  Walked inside.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:16 AM

Notta good mornin' boys.  Plumbing woes at Fifedom.  Waiting for the return call now.  Also, garage door service will be here this morning because that busted too.  Wifey cancelled her trip to Baltimore because of the issues.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:04 AM

Sunny and 27F here in South Jersey.....arnageddon tomorrow mid morning....Laugh

Fife - hope it ain't too serious.....plumbing can be a nightmare.....

Phish - Yeah, dreaming big but realizing the real estate isn't what you thought it was......I'll make it work and make it fun and interesting.....

Happy Birthday, Buckeye!!! Happy B-Day Cake

Looks like Saturday is housework/laundry and layout day, Sunday I have to run down to Delaware to check on the roadrunner.  My friend thinks there is a gas leak, he aired out the trailer and there was gas outside the tailgate.  

Gotta run back to the scan, slow morning, but I'm sure it will escalate to ridiculousness soon enough.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:37 AM

Buckeye - Another birthday...?  

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:23 AM

Morning.  44 and mostly sunny.  Suppose to get cold rain tonight.  We never got guessed rain yesterday and during the night.  That was good.  

Fifey, good luck with the fixes.

Buckeye, your MONTHLY birthday gift is in the mail as always.

Have a good one.

 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:23 AM

fifedog

Buckeye - Another birthday...?  

 

Hello there,
Buckeye used to have a birthday every month. I lost track. When is his official birthday?
 
Fife........if you need a hand with anything you have my number.
 
Phish.............consider getting Production Reds or Red sex links. I've had all three. They are both similar to a leghorn with red feathers. They lay brown eggs extremely well and long while consuming considerably less feed.
 
Best get on with the day
 
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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:38 AM

Happy monthly birthday to Buckeye.

I haven't checked in for awhile cause except for the winter weather I have nothing going on. We did have our club meet and a train show coming up this weekend but but that's all folks.

S.J.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:36 AM

Tue. 58/36 Wed. 55/39 Thur. 53/39 This is cold for here. I let one dog sleep inside last night in this cold. My house is insulated some but I'm sure not as good as in cold weather areas. My heater cycles on constantly. I used to be conserative with the thermostat but I hate to be cold and run the heater all I want now.

Callie my new Border Collie is fine with Foxy my old Terrier mix outside they even play a little.

But if I bring Foxy inside Callie immediatly attacks her, so I now tie Callie up in the house if I want to bring Foxy in. After some intital growling they settle down.

Foxy has always been timid and Callie is the defination of confident, The alpha dog for sure. I'm hoping by having them both in the house Callie will began to accept Foxy in the house. I adopted Callie from a shelter, maybe thats somewhat why she is extermely devoted to me, my constant companion, I believe she is jellous.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:44 PM

Banks

 

 
fifedog

Buckeye - Another birthday...?  

 

 

Hello there,
Buckeye used to have a birthday every month. I lost track. When is his official birthday?
 
 

 
He doesn't have one.  He was hatched. Big Smile 

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:53 PM

Happy whatever Buckeye! Cake ???

Sounds like a winter mix on the way tonight and tomorrow. We will see how it shakes out.

Phish, Wish I could send you the rooster that is close by to us. Damn thing never stops with the noise. I would love to ring it's neck. Smile, Wink & Grin

Kids were good when they were here but I forgot to take all my pills for yesterday running around watching them. Bang Head

Best get.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:24 PM

Thank you to those of you who wished me a Happy Birthday. I have changed my will to include you, I think. 

Celebrating 15 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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