March Coffee Pot, 14 years and still going. Green beer for all those above the Mason-Dixon, green grits for those below. Locked

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March Coffee Pot, 14 years and still going. Green beer for all those above the Mason-Dixon, green grits for those below.
Posted by fifedog on Friday, March 01, 2019 6:00 AM

Mornin' boys.  Got a couple inches of Snohizo overnight.  Maybe some trains today.

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, March 01, 2019 8:43 AM

I see the Chief fell asleep in his recliner. 

Good morning. Tiss 17 degrees w/full sun. Still have snow on the ground but should be gone soon. Welcome March and goodbye Feb.

S.J.

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, March 01, 2019 8:44 AM

I read everybodys posts, off to bulletin stuffing at the big church I go to. We put inserts in 7,500 bulletins. A big social for us senors it's fun.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, March 01, 2019 9:28 AM

Good morning,
24 heading to 37 then down go the temps.
 Pension payday so off to get supplies and lunch at DQ. Ordered 12 pair of ROC gloves for wife’s gardening that she wanted and will give them to her for her birthday on the 9th.  Wink
 Phish, I cleaned up one tree fall on the south trail yesterday evening and had a nice fire. Still have this one on the main trail to Jim’s place next door to do..
Not a lot else.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, March 01, 2019 10:40 AM

FIRST PAGE!!!! WHOO HOO!!!

Looking forward to a weekend of trains and layouts and LHS and maybe an ambient/electronic music concert.

Edison Train Show Next weekend.....

4 inches of white stuff and was trecherous driving in this morning.....will disappear tomorrow then reappear over the weekend and then Monday with a vengence....

gotta get back, sorta busy, sorta not....

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Friday, March 01, 2019 2:12 PM

Afternoon all from overcast 33*F Southern Ohio,

I picked up 6 chicks, (the feathered ones) from Rural King.  Supposed to be Plymouth Barred Rocks.  They look liked barred rocks, but they may have had the tubs mislabled. We'll see.  They are out in the garage with heat lamps and the tub is at 90*F, with food and water.  Next 48 hours will tell how strong they are.

I'm off nights until May so I got up after a few hour nap.  The kids are home now and two of their friends that stay wwith us until their dad gets off, are with them.  

Kev - The leaning trees are tough to bring down safely, be careful.  I just offered a prayer for the safe felling of the hanger.

Going to clean some track

May God bless you and your families

Jim

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Posted by KRM on Friday, March 01, 2019 3:27 PM

Sturgeon-Phish

 

Kev - The leaning trees are tough to bring down safely, be careful.  I just offered a prayer for the safe felling of the hanger.

 

Thanks Jim, The mess has to wait till better weather. Be that frozen or dry. Right now I would destroy the yard getting there with the tractor. Besides the tractor has the plow and chains on it still. As for the hanger it may just stay up in that tree till God removes it. It is away from the trail and should not bother where it is. The leaner has got to go and is hanging by a thread on a small part of another tree. It is also close to the house on the top end of it so that is the one I got to watch. Most of all the fallen trees are Ash that died from the bug. About 30% of our woods were Ash. Tongue Tied

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, March 01, 2019 4:51 PM

Thanks Fifey.  Went to bed early for a change.  Left early for farms.  Back before the rains came [again].

BURRRRRRRR I hear a chainsaw. Wink

Rain suppose to be gone tomorrow.

Train Box tomorrow.  Too wet to do anything else.

Later

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, March 01, 2019 10:03 PM

Good evening all,

A good day.  Pain One finally retired.  Nice person but always talked about family troubles.....always.   Watched 2 Hill Street Blues tonight.   Going for 12 miles Saturday.  Hopefully Lucas will bring his daughter tomorrow.  Kind of nervous as she has never met us before (2 hours at 4 days old does not count) so not sure how she will react to us.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by DJSpanky on Saturday, March 02, 2019 12:08 AM

Howdy all!

So we ended up with 2 inches of snow last night, surprise, surprise, surprise. We're supposed to get another 3-4 inches tonight, and then they're talking about a major snowstorm Sunday night. Fun, fun, fun!

Corey and I finished up the framework for the shelf tonight in the attic. Here's my helper:



So I worked from home today because I was up so late last night - I finished monitoring that process around 2:45 or so. Glad I planned to do that, 'cause I got up at 6:40 to get Corey to school, except they had a delayed opening, so I went back to bed for an hour then got up again to get him out the door. Went back to bed again and got up around 10:15 to log into work.

Tyler was really stressed out last night, so Linda let him stay home. I found out this morning when he got up that his girlfriend kind of blew him off. First girlfriend, first time getting dumped, very upset. And 2 days before his birthday. I talked with him, took him out to get propane and some pizza, just tried to be there for him. I think he exchanged texts with her tonight, I'll find out what's going on tomorrow.

Corey and I just finished watching 48 Hours, which he hadn't seen. Love the Bus Boys song in it, The Boys Are Back In Town, need to throw that on one of my playlists.

Anyway, off to bed, will check in tomorrow. Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, March 02, 2019 6:54 AM

Mornin' boys.  Woke this AM to a fresh blanket of Snohizo; just on the lawn and trees.  I don't mind the white stuff; better than looking at grey-brown hues for months at a time.

DJSpanky - After my first heartbreak, I woke up and realized there are 3 billion lady-folks out there...  

cheapclassics - Best regards on the "reunion".  From another grandparent, do whatever it takes to maintain that relationship with the child.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:29 AM

Morning.  45 and cloudy.  Sun suppose to come out.  Wifey having fits to do pine straw in front beds.

Mike Reagan did a Legacy upgrade to a N&W aux. tender I had.  Now it has engine number and can be in a lashup with Y6B or Mallet.  Rear coupler works and so does backup light.

Mike, good luck with that.

Spanky, good parenting job on both young men. 

Later.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:12 AM

Sat. 60 and raining pretty good and suppose to rain all day and some tomorrow. We haven't had this much rain in years and years.

My skin is paper thin in old age and I mildly bumped my elbow and it bleads and bleads. I take a small asprin because I have a stent and that dosn't help.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:36 AM

Good Morning,

Thought I should drop in just to say HI, not a whole lot going on here other than rain.  Forecast is for rain 4 of the next 6 days.  It certainly looks like what we don't get is following Rte 66, then on to PA, and the northeast.

Inlaw situation is pretty much the same, he is going in for a new pacemaker this week, the battery in his has maybe 2 months left, so they are replacing it.  Kay spends almost everyday tending to their needs, and shuttling them to Dr appts. 

I'm getting bored around here, so been thinking about taking a road trip May/June time frame.  No telling how far or where I will go, most likely in an easterly direction.

Chris changed jobs, he is no longer at the mine.  We was offered a position with the Dept of Water Resources with the state.  His title is "Engineering Geologist", he has been there 4 days, and found out he will be attending a 2 day training course on "Off Road Driving".  He couldn't be happier.

Couple of train shows going on this weekend, but too expensive.  $10 parking/$8 entry.  I don't need or want anything so will just pass.

About all I know, so you all stay healthy, and be good.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:01 PM

dbaker48

I'm getting bored around here, so been thinking about taking a road trip May/June time frame.  No telling how far or where I will go, most likely in an easterly direction.

I was about to tell you to grab your swimming gear if you were going to be going west

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:12 PM

Great trip to Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio. I purchased a new LED work light, a pair of Irwin clamps and a shop vac adopter to suck dust from my miter saw. I was able to look at their vast selection of power tools. They don't sell junk.  I think everyone needs one of these: workbench

Of course we bought the world famous dreamcicles and cheese at Mr. Hershberger's store. There were no goats on the roof at this time of the year. (Did you know I'm a certified Amish goat herder? CowboyIt is an honor few achieve.)

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

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Posted by robmcc on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:45 PM

Evening All,

30 with a few flurries.

Took Junior to Autorama today. We had a chance to meet his racing hero, Tony Stewart, and got a few pics and autographs. I'm happy he finally met him. Rich, there was lots of killer Mopars too!By the way, I'm enjoying your YouTube layout progress. I didn't see where the fire station is though......

Stopped at Menard's and picked up my latest allowance purchases.

Kev - Another pre-order? Look out!! Big Smile

Spank - The first one is always tough. We've all been there.

Jim - I have a 16B and I was tempted to use those micro brushes you can get from Micro Mark to touch up the numbers.

I guess that's it for now.

Have a good one and prayers,

Rob

 

 

 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:00 PM

Evenin' folks from a cold and wet N Taxess...

Presently running 20+ below norms for this time of year and we start the Arctic plunge tomorrow where we will be in the 20's/30's for Mon & Tues for coldest temps this winter and a good 30 below norms. But hey, 70 by the weekend!

Son is doing well in college. Spring break for week of Mar 11th. He and I are planning to head out for the week to spend a little time hanging out.

Rob - all we got here for Autorama was a couple of obscure wrestling pros....

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, March 02, 2019 11:38 PM

Good evening all,

Today went better than expected.  Visit with granddaughter went well and I did not kill her mother when she stopped to pick her up so about as good as it could be.  Practice run was a little off pace but finished 12 miles in 3:18.57 for a 3.61 MPH average.  Next week finally will get up to 13.1 I hope.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:30 AM

Mornin' boys.  Snohizo along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Will watch Vegas race later, in between shoveling.

dbaker - If you make it to WV, there's a guest room for you.

anjdevil - Rich, please post a link to your youtube.

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:49 AM

A cloudy 22 degrees. No snow here but its gonna stay cold all week.

A short visit with Charlie yesterday afternoon. The subject of toy trains did come up. 

S.J.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:59 AM

Good morning,

20 with snow just to the south of us. Looks like we will be missed, just fine. Yes  Will be -2 by morning so the drop is in action so don't feel to bad Roy. Smile, Wink & Grin

The rest of the week will be 20 to 30 below normal. Bang Head

No plans for today.

Fife, here is that link for Rich's layout.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anjdevil2

 

Buckeye when I built the upper loop I got one of these and it came in very handy and is easy to store.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Worx-Pegasus-Multi-Function-Work-Table-and-Sawhorse-with-Quick-Clamps-and-Holding-Pegs-WX051/302287890

 Don, we have a room as well!

 

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:54 AM

Morning.  50, breezy and cloudy.  Now they say only scattered showers.

Buckeye, got one simular from Harbor Freight.  Actually demo so they sold it cheap.  Nothing wrong with it.  Use for for train repair/servicing and reloading bench.  Glad I got it.

Have a great week ahead.

Later.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:01 AM

Mornin' all!

Storm is a'comin', looks like we're in for 6-8" overnight. I'm sure the governor will declare another State Of Emergency which will lead a lot of schools to close for tomorrow even though this should be cleaned up by rush hour.

Here are the maps as of early this morning:





So Corey and I finished up the shelf in the attic last night: ran out of screws, so ended up taking a short trip to Home Depot for #12 x 1½ wood screws around 8'ish. Anyway, I'm done for a while. Here's the finished product:



I'll post more in the thread.

So I'm cooking up brunch for the birthday boy today. Check in later.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, March 03, 2019 1:18 PM

Morning/afternoon folks!

Cloudy, cold, but rain stopped earlier this morning. 20's tonight. 30's tomorrow.

NASCAR this afternoon. We'll see if the rest of the rules chgs to cars/etc have any real impact.

Happy B-Day DJ - Tell Corey Happy Birthday! Happy B-Day

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, March 03, 2019 3:21 PM

Good afternoon,

Ground is good and frozen with temps in the high teens so I knocked down that leaner tree in the picture I posted with the tractor then cut it up and split it up. Boy it took a long time for the splitter to get to speed with that frozen oil in it. By the time I was done it was just getting warmed up.  Laugh

Going to watch some race and then Chinese fried shrimp on rice tonight. Dinner

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 4:59 PM

Afternoon all, 

I didn't really want to, but Kay wanted to go to the train show in Orange County today, so I gave in and took her.  She even wanted to buy breakfast on the way, so I thought she doesn't ask for a lot, and should given in since Friday is her birthday.  She commented about a couple of engines she thought was really "cute", but I was able to convince her we didn't really need them.  She reluctantly agreed.

Its kinda rainy and overcast, just a good day to stay inside.  So watching the race from Vegas today, kind of a yawner, but Ok.  Had an offer to go to Phoenix and Fontana in the coming weeks, but I prefer watching from home.

Thanks a lot for the invite guys, that is really cool!  I don't know where or how far yet, still in the planning process.  The thing I like least is the fact that have to go about 400-450 miles before it becomes interesting.  That's one of the bad things about living here.  Just alot of desolation before you get anywhere.

Not much planned for this week, need to check out the down spouts, one isn't working just right.  Think some leaves or something is stuck in it.  S'pose to be a sunny day tomorrow, then more rain on Tues, so will check it out.

Thanks again for the offers, if I get close would definetly call and stop in for a cup of coffee or something.

Take care all, hope you all arn't getting hit too hard by this "Atmospheric River", (aka "Pineapple Express")

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, March 03, 2019 6:01 PM

Don, you're always welcome here! Ya gots my numba! But there is also a lotta desolation between the Dallas area and Raton NM

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:10 PM

Don, My wife's birthday is next Saturday, the 9th!  Yes She helped me down, cut and split a leaner tree today. She is the best!! Sometimes I tell her, NO but she always offers to help and I think she likes the work? Looks bad for the guys in PA the next few days as far as weather. There is no ride worse than from the top of IL to the bottom. Just flat and corn,,,,Laugh

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:42 PM

Good evening all,

Some snow today.  Watched Liverpool tie Everton 0-0.  Went to Mass as well.  Told the priest not to worry about church collapsing because I was there on Sunday.   Not much else going on.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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