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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:49 PM

 

Good Evening from and overcast 33°F Southern Ohio,

 

There is a “Super Moon” out tonight.  Too bad it’s overcast but it still really bright.

 

I set up the brooder today and I’ll get some chicks in the next few days depending on the weather.

 

Putting together a few wiring blocks for the layout to simplify the wiring.  On the first layout every wire came back to the control panel and was not efficient use of resources.

 

I bought another Marx set.  It is a tin plate with the 999 engine.  Usually a very robust engine.  It is a non-smoker so you put it on the rails and let it run. 

 

Buckeye - Happy Birthday!  I’ll send my address to your estate lawyer

 

Kev - We’re to get the same wintery mix tonight.  My drive home in the morning could be interesting.  If the relief shift does not make it in I’ll be sticking around for a while.  You can keep the rooster for just the reason you mentioned.  They are noisy.  I’ll just stick with the hens, they just tear up the flower beds.

 

Banks - Good tip on the Reds, thank you.  I’ll see what is available.  I’m really partial to the barred rocks.  Production wise they not the greatest, but their friendly nature is an asset since we have a lot of folks stopping by all the time.

 

Good night and may God bless you and your families

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:22 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day today.  Made worse by a wasted hour in a meeting that I did not need to attend.  Also, Pain 1 did nothing yesterday and decided to dump all her work today in my lap on my busiest day of the week!!!!   So glad she is retiring soon and maybe Pain 2 will leave as well.  Then peace and serenity will reign supreme.......yeah, right.  Weather ok for walk but will turn messy overnight.  May stay home tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day (sure hope I have one soon....)

Keep on training,

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:31 PM

My 95 Honda Del Sol passed smog. You guys who don't have to go through this ordeal have no idea how lucky you are.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:52 AM

Good Morning.

Under yet another state of emergency for snow and rain.  It'll all be gone by 7 PM as a warm front moves in and all this mayhem will be done by then.

V8 - Been there, done that.  Florida did away with it completely and now NJ has anything older than 1993 exempt.  My "INSPECTION" is due again in 2020 for my Magnum R/T Hemi.  The roadrunner is a classic car and has been exempt for many years.

Not much else happening as of yet, but give it time.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:52 PM

Passing through.  Busy day and night.  39 adn raining.  burr.

Later

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:08 PM

Good afternoon all, cold (for here) day in SoCal.  Rain coming tonight and tomorrow.  They say the snow level might come down as low as 2000 feet.  Might see some snow on the foothills just above me.  That hasn't happened in a long time.  My blood oxygen levels are at least fair for now without adding any.  Went to morning mass and discussion group afterward and got through that OK.  I had to go on oxygen yesterday during the day to give myself a boost.  Taking one day at a time.

Be glad when it warms up a little so I can get out to the garage and play with the trains.  Will have to use O2 out there if I need it but I'm not giving up yet.

A friend of mine just sold a AA set of SP daylight Alco PA's by MTH proto one.  I thought about buying them but talked myself out of it.  He let them go for a steal.  I would have taken them at that price but did not want to insult him with an offer like that.  Apparently someone else didn't mind.

We have our Dixieland Jazz meet coming up Sunday afternoon.  Always look forward to listening to the good time music.  Our membership is like train collectors.  We are all getting old and no young blood is coming in.

Got new neighbors moved in next door.  Seem like nice people.  They have two yapper dogs though that bark at me everytime I go out the front door and that sets off another yapper across the street and then they keep barking until they get tired.  You would think they would get to know me after a while.  Some dogs are stupid.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:17 PM

Evening folks!

The sun came out and we made it to 50, so we grilled some salmon this evening. Came out perfect! Flakey! 

Spent the day upgrading and attempting to upgrade 3 shop MTH TIUs and handhelds to the latest version V6.10. Was 2 for 3. The 384E I repaired appears to have a bad infrared speed detector. Everything else works but it cannot regulate speed at all. Wants to launch when placed in forward or reverse. I got a couple of spares so back to the bench...

Ray - glad the blood ox has stabilized?

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 PM

Good evening all,

Stayed home today.  Too much went wrong today to list.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:49 PM

Ray is right about cold (for here) it's as cold as it was in north Oregon at Christmas.

I spent some time on my tablesaw and in general making crash barriers for each end of my slot car table and I realised my whole idea is no good and I have to completely start over. Complicated to try to explain why.

I've made stuff all my life and this isen't the 1st time I had to completely redo something.

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:58 PM

Hello there,

yesterday Son and I spent a couple of hours replacing hangers on about 12 feet of gutter on the barn roof. Last snow pulled it lose.

Not sure what caused it but I spent a couple of hours running at both ends last evening. Still kinda blah today.

.Got about 7 inches of snohio from 530 am till noon. Then the cannon misfired another 2 inches of sleet. Turned to freezing rain about dark and still coming. Supposed to get up to 40 and rain hard overnight. Son plowed and I shoveled a bit while it was still snowing. Left a little to make it easier to get the ice off.

Of course Mrs was home today and already has a 2 hour delay tomorrow. We did a little more sortn and chuckn today.

Roy............65 amps at 12 volts!!!!! What size wire you use for that???Whistling

Fife.......hope you got all your issues resolved.

Best get to sleep.

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:35 AM

 

Good Morning from an overcast 41°F Southern Ohio,

 

It is not raining right now but due to start again any time.  There is a lot of flooded areas.  The ravines out back have running water in them.  I put the curtains my bride made for the train room up today.  Makes for a nice touch.  Worked on another wiring block.  I’d like to start getting the AF track down on the layout.  We got a new dehydrator as the old one went on the fritz.  I had the jerky mix ready when the old dehydrator broke so it was a simple squirt with the jerky gun and go.

 

Time to finish up the paperwork from the nights activities

 

May God bless you and your families

 

Jim

 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:55 AM

Plumbing issues not totally resolved, but the damage was minimal.

8" of crusty heavy snohizo.  Near 50 today; heads up downstream.

Mom's birthday today.  Going to share this new KFC/DQ diet everyone's raving about...

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Posted by MartyE on Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:37 AM

Snow and ice yesterday.  Going into the 50s this weekend. 

Looking forward to York in the spring.  Without the Legacy meeting on Friday that should make it a lot easier day.  All the pre preperation and that fact I'm usually up way early and tired by noon.

Hope all are well.  Hate to hear about plumbing issues.  IMO they are the worst.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:31 AM

Good morning from The North Bluff above Marseilles IL.
Bright sun but cold, 28 only getting to 32.  50s for Saturday should help melt it. Just got my hairs cut this morning. Otherwise not much on the to do list.
 I wonder if Roger Carp knows he is hijacking every post put out here with a question? I understand he wants material for the Q&A part of the mag but it seems to me the way he jumps on every question post makes it very discouraging for anyone to try to answer the OP’s question. His wording makes it sound like only he can help and I am noticing not many are responding to questions now. Wonder how long it takes a person to get an answer? I would think he could change his wording to still get what he wants for the mag and still promote forum input. Maybe they want you to buy the mag if you want an answer?? What do we know anyway? End of rant. SoapBox
 

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:44 AM

Sun and 35. snow is melting.

Kev yes you are right although he did explain he could add a little input to the threads he responds to.

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Posted by Roger Carp on Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Good morning everyone,

 

I apologize if anyone thought I was taking away from what our forum offers in terms of being able to ask questions and provide answers. No disrespect was intended toward anyone contributing ideas and insights to others here.

 

As I have explained, I find some of the questions raised on the forum worth sharing with Joe Mania, who handles the Qs and As column in the magazine. I ask the individual asking for assistance to contact me so I can get his or her permission to forward the question to Joe. When he is able to provide information, I prepare to use the question and Joe's answer in the magazine to help our readers.

 

Please remember that not every CTT newsstand reader or subscriber participates on or even looks at the forum. By sharing questions with Joe and then publishing his answers in the magazine, we do our best to make CTT more valuable for everyone.

 

Thanks for reading and for understanding. Please continue to share questions on the forum and providing your thoughtful and helpful answers.

 

Have a great day and if you still are concerned, feel free to call me at CTT: 262-796-8776 ext. 253


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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:46 PM

sir james I

Sun and 35. snow is melting.

Kev yes you are right although he did explain he could add a little input to the threads he responds to.

S.J. 

I also wonder how many will be accepted by his Q&A editor. I also agree with Kevin that it seems answer stop coming to post asking questions and also once he ask the poster to call him. We do not get his response either. also as he said ther is a lot of readers who don't come to the forum, it could also be accepted that there are forum readers who do not buy the magazine. So they also get missed out on the answer. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:48 PM

Good Afternoon from a bright and SUNNY South Jersey - upwards of 50 today.

Nice to see Roger stop by!  Thanks for the explaination.  Makes sense to me.  Only wish they would do that at work.....

Fife - Hope your issues are corrected soon.

SP-Ray - Good news on the ol' O2.  Hope you can get some train time in.

Not much to report, just got waved off on the convertible visit, my guy is working all weekend.  Just means more attic time for me and possibly a track plan will be finalized and layed down.

Check back soon!

 

 

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:50 PM

Roger I see where you are coming from but I think you are discouraging forum participation. Maybe there is a better way. Possibly have Joe check the questions and if they are interesting to him one of you PM the originator without discouraging responses. Better yet have Joe answer the question here.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:05 PM

 Sorry all. I did not want to start a fire here, just want to make the point that the way Rogers reply’s are answered could be refined to get what he wants and the OP wants. That would be a real time answer. JMHO.

 I enjoy this forum and agree with the idea of sharing information so we can help each other. There are a lot of smarter guys here than me, but even I have been there and done that on some of the questions asked.

 I have also noticed by the double spacing that he makes his reply’s in MS word or something else ( as I do) because of the lame software they have . Wink

Have a good one,, and Roger, No offence. Just saying.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:24 PM

52 and fair [right now].  Had an early out and full day.  Did get home by 5:15.  Wifey took me to Italian.

Now rest up and see some TV.

Understand what Roger is saying.  I use to do forum questions and also send to magazine as to share with everyone.

Later. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:11 PM

Good evening all,

Very busy day at work as Pain1 seems to be obsessed with wrapping up as stuff as possible before retirement even though that is a futile as there will always be more items to address.....  Good weather for walk.  Lucas was supposed to be here tonight but got yanked around by soon to be ex-wife.  Messes up our lives as well......  Quiet night at home.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:57 AM

Being lazy.  Nothing on agenda.  Probably do work in Train Box since pouring out.  44 degrees.

Have a good one. 

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Posted by SPMan on Friday, February 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Good morning, on my way to breakfast with my train buddies.  Cold morning. Probably down in the 30's overnight.  Jazz club this weekend.  Nothing else planned.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Friday, February 22, 2019 11:37 AM

Good Morning,

Been awhile, lost password, computer change, oh well life goes on.  All and all everything about the same, which is probably good.  Rumor has it we may have an improvement in the weather soon.  Had enough of the wet stuff, and cold.

Take care all and have a great day.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:01 PM

Good evening guys, Slow day today.

We did go to Waldoworld today and picked up a few things, milk, beer, wine and other BS and on the way home on Dayton Rd a Bald Eagle was flying right next to me above the Fox river crossing bridge. He was so cool!

Got up to 48 today. Guess we got more warm weather tonight and tomorrow with Rain on the way all of tomorrow, Then 50 MPH winds and down to 10 by Sunday night. WTH?

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:40 PM

Good evening all,

Got a lot done at work today, but one five minute job ran into all sorts of SNAFUs and never got done.   Error messages are too cryptic and I left my self notes from prior times as to what the problem is but I did not go into enough detail.   Weather was ok for walk but not great.  Watched 2 more Hill Street Blues.  Hope to get my run in tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:48 PM

Good evening from an overcast 42°F Southern Ohio, 

The Marx 999 set came today.  It is nice.  A little lube and it is running really well.  Went to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning, and cleaned some AF track for the layout and ran the new Marx for a while.  Studied my AF water tower to reply to another post.  Starting to run out of gas. 

I’m off nights until Monday and next week is the last week for night shift as I’ll go to dayshift for two months.  I slept for just a couple of hours to force a turnaround in sleep patterns. 

May God bless you and your families 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, February 22, 2019 10:09 PM

Evening team!

Gray, cold, rainy, all day today. Supposed to push out tomorrow mid-morning. A pleasant change from previous forecasts is a sunny/partly sunny weekend and highs in the 60's Yeah

Had two eye doc appts this week along with 2 visits to optometrist. I have a lot of prism in the lens for my right eye and the labs apparently have lost the desire and the skill to make the executive bifocal glasses I have prescribed and have worn for over 20 years. The last 2 labs notified my optometrists that they will no longer produce executive bifocals. So having to go through a science project investing in lenses thrown up on the 'wall' to see what works. Major pita. 

And to add to the pain, the cholesterol statin I take is no longer (or temporarily unavailable) available and I am going through another science project to see if I can tolerate a different statin. 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, February 22, 2019 10:12 PM

Hello there,

quick check before I crash.

Same stuff different day. I did start to peel some ceramic tile from the town house bathroom.

Best get to sleep.

 

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