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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:33 AM

Evening,

I am very sad to pass on information of the passing of "Council Raymond Sugg III". 

Since Ray has not posted on any of the forums recently, I thought I would try to give him a call, there was no pick-up.  Then this evening I was thinking more about it and knew his health wasn't great and thought maybe I should pursue.  I did a Google search on his name and found the following; 

 
Ray Sugg  (Obituary posted by his son.)

Sorry to be the bearer of such news.  Ray was the epitome of a TRUE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN!  He will certainly be missed!

Rest In Peace,  RAY

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:16 AM

Rest in peace Ray, you surely will be missed

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:03 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 41 in Slackerville.

Sad to hear of SPMan's passing.  Hopefully he's in a better place, with familiar faces.

Final week of Fall Foliage train trips, then a momentary breather to get geared up for the Polar Express.  I'll be behind the scenes, but not in red.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:36 AM

Sad news about SP-Ray......very sad.  He lived his dream and that is wonderful!

Status quo on Dad, I think he is suffering from radiation poisoning, sees the radiaologist today, new meds arrive about 10 EDT, Oncologist tomorrow, Chemo Thursday.  

Picked up my "Blue Comet" repro body and some rods for my 259E last night, very nice people.  She is moving some of ther Dad's Lionel pieces as he is downsizing and looking to move some stuff.  There may be other perchases in the offing, just need to see what he has.  Now if I can find some Pacific running gear.....

Rain and 55 today so far, took the Princess to work, this ordeal was 2.5 hours from home to Philly to my job, so I was on time, by my watch I was 40 minutes late.  Usually it's an hour 10.  People loose there minds when it rains.

Off to work.............

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:47 AM

Ray was a friendly guy, I went to his house once with Dbaker and Chief. His layout filled his whole garage. Even though we knew him mostly here on this forum I considered him a friend.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:04 AM

So sad to hear about SPRay. He seemed to be such a nice man. RIP Ray.

Calling fo 1" to 2" of white stuff tonight. We will see.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:57 AM

Morning folks!

Rainy here and same for tomorrow. May delay the ins adjuster appt scheduled for tomorrow morning.

RIP Ray - you will be missed, not forgotten!

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:00 AM

SP RAY RIP

Sun and 60 today but a whole heap of rain headed this way for Wed. & Thur. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:23 PM

Good afternoon all,

Prayers for all concerned.  Sorry to hear about SP Ray.   Every time I check here, there is more bad news.   I think I need to stay away longer until some good news arrives.  I hope everyone has a good day....soon.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:37 PM

Very sad to hear of the passing of SP Ray. Thank you Don for posting this news.

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

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:56 PM

Hello there

RIP Ray.........


Been so busy doin nuttin I haven't taken the time to post. Mrs and I did put out a few Halloween decorations (better late than never) today.

I feel fine, it's hard to remember no lifting over 10lb. Been reading a lot. Finally dug out the 259E purchased a couple of years ago. I bought parts from Jeff Kane shortly after I got it and never got to it til now. The collector plate needs replaced. I found I need a tool to spread the frame to remove it. Called Roy yesterday looking for advice on that and repairs to my lathe that's been disassembled for a year or so. 

We got 2 1/2 inches of needed rain overnight Saturday most of it between 6 and 7AM. Getting ready for Mass Sunday something didn't sound right. Found water running profusely out of the light fixture in one of the empty bedrooms. By the time I got several garbage cans and buckets in place in the attic the rain was over. I knew the roof needed some attention but it's way worse than I thought. It's a metal roof that was old when Dad bought the place in '56. It was painted a couple of times with Agway aluminized roof coating, most recently in the 90s.

One contractor showed up yesterday.  Had an estimate already prepared.  Seems they measure the roof via Google Earth images. I'm a bit skeptical of his 10K quote. A neighbor had a much smaller 20 foot lower roof without the dormers and gables this house has plus they put the metal over shingles with no tear off at a cost of 6.8K.
I questioned him about his statement of putting roofing felt then 2x4 purlins over the existing joists with lath every 8 inches and he said let me talk to my installer.
A young Amish man stopped this afternoon. By the questions he asked he seemed a lot more knowledgeable than the 1st one. Promised a quote this week. Another guy coming tomorrow. Kinda surprised by the response I've gotten.
 

The rain brought most of the leaves down. A lot less this year due to losing my ash trees.  Yesterday son came and put the leaf sucker on the Gravely. I got the bulk of them in the trailer and Mrs dug them out of the trailer in the garden. Round 2 when the rest come down.

Best get to bed.


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:26 PM

Saden by Ray's passing.  Gone to be with his wife.

Big 6 I let walk last year, was a big 6 this year.  Never grew to 8.  Recognized him right off.

 

Later

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:17 PM

I am suddenly getting all the posts from the Coffee Pot on my email. I don't want this, how do I stop it? Did I accidently click something to cause this? Thanks

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:53 AM

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:45 AM

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Posted by dbaker48 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:53 AM

Good Morning,

Dennis, You can turn that email notification off, IF you go into the settings, located at the top left of the sign in page.  It took me awhile to figure it out, but there is a "box" you need to uncheck.  Also, hope you are not affected by the power outages, and smoke, much less the fire.  Will be good when the next couple of days pass!

I remember the visit at Ray's with Dennis, Chief, and myself, but thought many of you probably have not met Ray.  So I thought it would be fitting to post a couple of pictures of him and his layout.  He was quite involved with the Disneyland Dixie Land band, (incl Ward Kimbal).  In the center of the layout (behind Ray in the below pic, he had a picnic table.) he and his friends would meet weekly, socialize and run trains.  To acess that area he had two "duck-unders", since the guys were getting on in years, I offered to convert them to bridges.  He really appreciated that.  (Ended up with 1 bridge, and 1 lift out section, he didn't want me to change any track configuration.  Ray also had quite a collection of one of a kind Disney memorabilia.  RIP in Ray!




Below image is his pass station, the detail is really fantastic! 
Out of view on left side is an Elevator and Gantry Bridges. 
Both operational.




RT, a belated Happy Birthday wish, sorry to hear about the early pick-up, hope ADT is able to accommodate you.

Chief, Looks like a celebration is in order, nice days work.

Today maybe an exciting day, suppose to be getting 70 to 80 mph Santa Ana winds!  I don't think my area will be affected, but they are headed through the burn areas of course, and the northern side of the LA Basin.  Currently the NEWS is reporting 50 mph and it isn't even daylight yet.  Bad day to be out driving around!  Not to mention thousands have had their power shut off during the night.  LOTS of frustrated people.

Oh yeah, another crazy new thing!  At Chris' apartment house in Seal Beach, they announced a new service available.  Instead of using Lyft or Uber, you can now rent a car 24/7, car comes with insurance, gas, and everything.  Pick it up nearby and return it to same location when finished.  Cost is ONLY $45/mile, AND $135/month membership fee!!!!  Unbelievable.

Take care all and be safe!    

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:06 AM

Morning folks!

Temps headed to near freezing tonight. Pouring rain and big noisy t storms starting last night. Really big set hit at 5:30 this am. Hitting again as I type this. Weather 'pundits' stated a week ago (like last year and then we had wettest year on record) we were headed into a long dry spell. Been raining for 2 days so far. ..yard is a swamp...

DonB - nice tribute to Ray! Thank you! Glad the fires are away from you left coasters.

Had fun discussing 259 and lathe ideas with Banks!

Argh - Astros fell flat again last night...home field curse? Nats looking tough, peaking at right time (wrong time for me)....

 

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:06 AM

Raining.

Downloaded photos from camera. Here are a few interesting ones.

Feeder across from the stand I hunt most [which I shot deer from].  This is the deer I shot. 

 

On my shooting lane near stand.

 

At the end of that shooting lane.

 

Later.

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:33 AM

Wed. 69 Thur. 77 Fri 79

Real windy and a new fire west of me, 20 miles away.

Thanks dbaker I think I got the posts from the pot turned off of my email. I don't know how that got started. Thanks for the pictures of Ray and his layout.

My original plans were for a HO layout adjacent to my O layout, two seperate layouts. Then I decided to expand the O into the space planned for HO. One track is operational and now I'm working on the second track.

So even though I have quite a bit of HO I'll probably never do anything with it. Its now getting old.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:25 PM

Ray - May God have mercy on your soul.

Don- Thank for following up on Ray.

I will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Ray

May God bless you and your families

Jim

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:05 PM

Well it is winter here guys, woke up to 2" of snow with about 1" of rain on top. Had to go to Farm & Fleet and get some waterproof high top shoes. I put the plow on the Rusty Ranger yesterday and tested it out. Yes All worked as it should. They say tomorrow we will get maybe 4" more. Will be a bad night for the trick or treaters. Sad  Wink

Don, thanks for the pictures of Ray.

Chief, nice buck! Deer sausage and venison grits and grillades on the way. Laugh Ick!

Grillades and Grits - a classic New Orleans brunch recipe.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:56 AM

Boo Y'all!  Still doing the month-long RR grind.  Spent my only day off painting my parents' sun room.  May have a buyer on the yatchett.

KRM - Is that plate before dinner, or after...? Laugh

Chief - We haven't seen our bear for over a month.  Perhaps he headed for Roleysburg.

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:40 AM

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Congrats to the 'Nats - Pitchers and catchers report in 4 months - Yankees vs Pirates Spring Training Feb 24th.....
Devils fall to the Lightning 7-6 in overtime.

Chief - Nice buck!

Raining here in Jersey - 70s today and should let up in time for trick or treating.  I'll have to get all the decorations up afterwards as there will be up to 50 MPH winds and I don't need to be chasing foam tombstones and plastic jack o'lanterns all night - 

End of Month today and expect to be busy, so far just 2 and they are done.  Might have to jump on the internet for work, and I hate that.....

Dressed up for the occasion as a mechanic....yeah, I left my actual costume at the other house.  So, I'm at least comfortable in ripped jeans a mechanic shirt and  the appropriate hat on backwards.

Jenni seems to have come down with something......she's at her parents house, so not sure how the rest of the week and weekend are going to go.  Regardless, heading to Philadelphia on the 3rd for the Toy Run barring my falling ill.  Which I'm not interested in.

OK, off to work, let's see what else is gonna happen today

Prayers for all in need.....

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:25 AM

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Well they called off Halloween where our daughter lives because of the weather??? New one to me?? Woke up to 30 and snow. Will snow all day with 30mph winds. Temps droping to 19 tonight. They say the kids can trick or treat Friday afternoon. 

Fife, good question! After all it is grits. Laugh   Bet your bear has gone to sleep for the winter.

Got to get some stuff for chili.

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:48 AM

I wasn't gonna post today but then I read Kevins weather report. Darn. 30 degrees and snow. We have 45 degrees and rain. 

S.J.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:22 AM

Morning.  Warm, breezy and cloudy.

Shooting the deer was easy.  Dragging him out was the chore.  1/2 mile in.  Did get pickup backed in part of the way.  Lifting him in was not easy but had two extra helpers by then.

Errands today.

Hope all OK. 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:58 AM

sir james I

I wasn't gonna post today but then I read Kevins weather report. Darn. 30 degrees and snow. We have 45 degrees and rain. 

S.J.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:59 PM

Evening folks!

Sunny, day started below freezing but warmed up nicely. Made it to 50. 60 tomorrow and then another front Sat and back to the 50's.

Spent day tidying up our AT&T accounts with duplicate services due to the new fiber installation. We will save around $130 per month and the new internet is twice the speed of the old. AT&T tried to upsell me from the new fiber 50 MB/s that is only $40 per month to 100 a 300 MB/s at much higher prices. The joke was on them, the old fiber only provided (at best) 15-20 MB/s - cost $50+ per month - and everything worked fine, inc son using online gaming stuff. So 50 MB/s (their base speed) is perfect and cheap.

Also got an older printer operational and on the home network.

Congrats to the Nats - Astros had nothing for them after their 3 runs. Pitching flat and as Joe Buck commented, and in my words, stop making the at bats a home run derby attempt and play some baseball, wh is "hit em where they ain't". Advance runners around the bases. That's was the Nats did with great skill last night.

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, November 1, 2019 8:36 AM

No posts for Friday so I'll start off. I'm leaving for bulletin stuffing at the large church I go to. we put inserts into the bulletins, a big social thing for us senors. I think we do 7,000 bulletins but about 50 or 60 people so were all done in a kittle over a hour.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, November 1, 2019 9:43 PM

Hello there,

not much goin on here lately. Everybody more to Facebook? ?

Scratched around the basement trying to come up with a spreading tool to work on my 259E. Nothing yet.

Studied my lathe some too. No easy solution. I think I'm going to put it back together. Leave a bit of slop between the carriage and bed and run it. Pap had it adjusted so tight it took a fair amount of effort to crank it. If the gear strips again I'll come up with a way to lower the rack.

Trick or Treating is rescheduled to tomorrow evening here. Last evening was hard rain and high winds.

Best go before I crash.

 

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