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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:03 PM

Welcom divebardave... Welcome

Good afternoon guys and I do mean good!!

Well tomorrow will be 6 weeks to the day post op for Sandra. Today we went and saw the doctor and he cut her loose. Just two more PTs and it is over!! Amazing that she is almost back to normal from a total hip replacement in just 6 weeks. We are both glad it has gone so well and feel blessed that she has been spared the pain she had been in the last year and a half. And best is I can put her back to work again.  Devil  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:31 PM

Good evening all,

Work went better than expected.  Weather was colder than expected and I did not dress warm enough for my walk at noon.  Been cold the rest of the day.  Watched Ken Jennings win the Jeopardy prime time contest.  Pretty exciting matches.  I hope every one has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:28 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 45 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  A pretty nice day, so much so that I wheeled the Paradise outside.  Normaly, "Benji" would have been placed downstairs between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but that just shows how up and down temps have been.  Temps are supposed to dive through next week, so my bar area will have a more tropical look by Monday.

Things have slowed way down at the railroad, as to be expected.  No progress to report as well.

 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:28 AM

Glad Sandra and Mrs. Roy are on the mend. Grey and cold - typical Chicago winter weather. I started my day by forgetting my wallet and mobile at home and had to leave the train station to go get it. Now it feels like I'll be catching up the rest of the day. Ah well. I enjoy reading your project posts, Roy!

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:44 AM

Hey Happy Wednesday Afternoon from the South Jersey Command.....

Sun is out and is mild at 47F right now.

Got done at 530, just in time for Jenni to stop by and we had dinner with Mom.  We talked a bit and I wound up in bed by 10.  Jenni made it back to Manahawkin by 11.

Still looking at 1-3 on Saturday.

Pretty sure I'm sleeping in on Saturday then packing and working in the train attic.  Should make it home by 2 PM Sunday for laundry and clean up.
Making moves to get a queen bed to Mom's and removing 1 bed from my room and moving the 2nd one, which is a full to the other room.

That will make room in my 3 season porch as I have 2 queens in there now and the frame is in my closet at my house.  Seeing as Jenni and I will be splitting out time
between the 2 houses, it just makes sense we do this.  It will also mean a massive clean up of my room, which it desperately needs.

Not much else at this point.  Work is crazy, we closed half of out Mobile division and we are concentrating on markets where we are making money.  My job is safe, like many others in the remote/in shop/in Home sector.

Back to work, more snoozy videos to watch, zzzzzzzzz

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:26 PM

64 and suddenly cloudy.  Was sunny and real warm earlier.

Busy day and now off to Church group for food and fellowship.

Later.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:02 PM

Good evening all,

Work went well. I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:29 AM

Morning folks!

Hit 80'yesterday and pouring rain now as it drops into mid-40's this afternoon. Weather pundits said we would have a dry winter (nope)....

Ordered some (100 pics with dropping resistors!) warm white LEDs from Amazon and and got them the next day. How they deliver a $7 item in one day and make money baffles me. Needed this for the 0-4-0 ROW tank loco I am installing ERR mini-commander into. All I had left were the blue-white LEDs, which I used to test the circuitry. Now carefully drilling out by hand the front and rear headlight castings to accommodate the 3mm dia LEDs - originally used 1mm GOW incandescent bulbs.

This project has taken faaaaaarrrrrr longer than I anticipated....but it will be nice when done. installed the boiler/cab shell and tested on a loop of track. Runs and sounds great! May add a second magnet to the chuff cam as one chuff per rev seems a little light, but the drivers are so small that 2 chuffs per rev may be too much?

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30 AM

Hi guys,
 Winter is setting in, 12 degrees and only heading to mid-20s. Then snow, rain, ice and more snow. That should make for a fun day or two.
 Wifey’s last PT is tomorrow and I may have to take her if the weather has already started to get bad. Otherwise she is finished with the hip replacement ordeal. Yes
I have been running trains but not much. Also, I am working on a small project to run an electrical box between the two garage doors in the shed. Don’t know why I did not do that when I built it but I will now. Bang Head It won’t be too hard because all of the electrical is in exposed hard conduit so making changes is a snap. Later today I am going to get some supplies for the project and run to the John Deere dealer and pick up the seat cover I ordered for the Gator 590i.
Prayers for those in need and on the mend. Have a good day!

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:22 AM

Hello there,

got my tooth out yesterday. The novocaine lasted about 7 hours.

Been perusing YouTube.  SubBob I watched Petticoat Junction a lot, never saw that episode. Found this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RQTgwwXIpj0

It's a movie of a 50s 2 rail O scale layout. Found lots of other Lionel  videos there like A LIONEL CHRISTMAS . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1k5bK6BBc

Best move on. 

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:36 AM

Suppose to rain soon and cold 59

I got the Roku TV streaming device going, I'll be learning about it for awhile.

I wish we could talk about politics but I would make some of you mad.

A plane had trouble here and returned to the airport and dumped fuel, some of it landed on a schoolyard. A one time story on the TV news but they went on and on about it for two days.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:26 AM

Happy Friday and a hearty TGIF from a now cold and windy Southern New Jersey.

Doc appointment was good, worked from the doctor's office, then Panera then home.....new meds seem to be working as I slept through the night without getting up.

Blew off fire drill last night, just way too tired and Jenni came over after work, talked to Mom and then we headed to Panera for soup and sandwiches.  Was in bed by 10 and Jenni was back in Manahawkin by 1130.

Looking forward to hanging at the house tonight, getting some stuff done in the train attic tomorrow. Saturday afternoon, relocating to the Hotel after Jenni gets done at work.  Then party at the firehouse for installation dinner, dancing with the DJ and open bar.  

Mom is still doing ok, she gets up in the middle of the night for a potty call and that ruins her sleep pattern, but she is doing well.

Off to work, already jumping on me...lol

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:19 AM

Morning folks!

Heavy clouds and light rain continued overnight. More rain for today. Normal 50's day/30's-40's night predicted for next 2 weeks. 

Mrs doing well. Cannot drive. I have been the chief cook, bottle washer, grocery getter, bank, post office, chores, errands, person. All good! Big train show this weekend. If my son can be here the Mrs says I might get a hall pass tomorrow!

Banks - glad the tooth issue is over!

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:23 AM

anjdevil - Just think, if Panera sold toy trains, you would receive half an engine, and pay 25% more for it...

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:37 AM

Fife - yes you are correct....lol

This is why we don't go there on a regular basis, this was a one off, I wasn't interested in the diner and fast food was out. 

I worked from there so I could get a cup o joe and run my meeting while CVS was doing my 'scrip and it was just right on the timing....lol!!

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Posted by KRM on Friday, January 17, 2020 10:01 AM

Where did all of yesterday afternoon's post go???? Chief's pictures and RT and my reply to the other place deleating post??  Laugh

Cold start today,,12. So I finished running that 20amp outlet between the garage doors in shed. Yes

Lets see if this one stays put!!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:19 PM

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:57 PM

I doubt your post were deleted. My is gone too and it had nothing to delete in it...They just have a lousy server and don't seem to care.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:53 PM

Could it be that this posting has something to do with the missing posts?

January 16 - Classic Toy Trains community read-only today 

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:58 AM

Northwoods Flyer

Could it be that this posting has something to do with the missing posts?

January 16 - Classic Toy Trains community read-only today 

 

Yes it does! Wink

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:54 PM

This software is horrible.  Finally in.  AngryAngry

 

May or may not see me again.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:59 PM

Ran cleaner and then it downloaded.  Took a while but did download Login.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:45 PM

N&W J  Legacy.  New version.  Great engine.  Smokes up storm.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:32 PM

Good evening all,

Nothing new to report.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:46 PM

Evening folks!

Nice sunny, cool, day today. Front blew through here and temps near freezing tonight.

The big Plano train show was today (and tomorrow). Mrs gave me a hall pass and son stayed at home. Had a nice time a talked to a lot of folks I had not seen in a while. Lotta layouts. Spoke to two sellers that also buy collections. Looking into selling off some of the train tonnage this year.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:23 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy & 33 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Weather was just enough to keep folks home yesterday.  Nothing to plow.  I've been running around this week preparing PR stuff for the upcoming trip to the state house.  Wifey and I will put together folders this afternoon.  May spend some time in the train room.

Chief - Good looking J.  Did you know, the N&W 611 is actually 9 feet longer than the C&O 2-6-6-2 1309 (due to its tender)?

Roy - You've spent so much time constructing layouts for other entities, did you ever get around to building one at home...?

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:45 AM

55 and sunny.  Getting windy as going into the 20's tonight.  High tomorrow to be 41 and windy.  Going east.  Will be really windy as big flat fields.  Will work mainly in the woods so that will help.

Roy, I have found it better to sell locally.  Took 6 TMCC diesels to TCA meet.  $25 for table.  Sold in three hours.  No packing and shipping.  OGR is getting bad as they want you to give it away on there.

Fifey, big engine.  Heavy too.  Runs great backwards and forwards through switches with no problems.  Really good.   

Enjoy the week.  

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:59 AM

Coldest day of the winter so far. Got up to 0 outside. 5 now and may hit 14 later. Grand kids later today and will be here tomorrrow for MLK day off.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:13 PM

Evening folks!

Sunny today. 53 high. Son and I charcoal grilled some tenderloins tonight for the family dinner - um um good!

Chief - no luck at local TCA and other train meets. Not that many heavy duty train folks here. Most of us in north TX know each other. I price very very reasonable and make it clear it is negotiable. Even took stuff to York. Not even an inquiry. No longer waste the time here.

Fife - I used to have an 8x12 ft layout in the bonus room. Took it out when the kids hit Jr. High so they had a tv/game/friends hangout room. That layout is now at TW Trainworx and we expanded it to 8x20 and it it was used for big train shows until we built the Lionel style modular (much easier to transport and set up). We will sell it when ever an interested buyer inquires (we have had some but the layout did not fit the need/space) into a used layout.

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:47 PM

Boy has this site been messed up.

Friday into Saturday morning we got 7 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow. It ruined my weekend train plans. I did get to our club meet Saturday night but was too sore this morning to attend the train show.

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