Jan 2020 Coffee Pot. 15 years old. Pork, blackeyed peas and collards. To start the new year. Locked

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:56 AM

26 and sunny.  High to be 41.  Gone east to farms.  Stay warm.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, January 20, 2020 9:58 AM

Good morning from sunny, crisp, nawth Texess! Cool

Started in the 30's but headed to 50's today! Nice!

Making progress (slow) on the 0-4-0 ERR project. Working on routing the antenna under the running boards (Using the handrails is out as handrails are soldered to the stantions) too much work to free them up and risk ruining the paint job.

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, January 20, 2020 10:17 AM

Good Morning from a Sunny and cold 25F South Jersey.

Getting run over today, as I have been BUSY since punch in at 730...approving time cards and getting cars into the system to be scanned, NOT including the techs who need help modifying and rewriting their reports.

Friday got home and relaxed a bit, tried to get to bed early, 10 ish If I remember correctly.

Saturday started with 4 fire calls, the 4th was an active fire in an apartment that was modified by some of the Spanish immigrant population, which hampered the actual firefighting activity.
So by the time we got the truck back in service it was already 330......yeah I got in to squirt some water.  Fire Department installation dinner at 6.....

I ran over to the hotel, checked it and ran back to Mom's house to check in on her and get my shower.  My suit was there so I changed and ran to my house and got Jenni.  Got in to dinner at 615PM.  Sworn in as Trustee for my 5th year.  I'll be done by 2021.  At the Hotel at 1145 PM late checkout, we had a nice breakfast and was at the house by 330PM, started laundry and fell asleep for a couple of hours, had take out chicken wings and fries.  Ran trains for a while, no pileups!!  Finished laundry and in bed by MIDNIGHT.

We got 2 inches Saturday in the afternoon, was all gone by Sunday.  Winter sucks.....

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:52 PM

Good evening all,

Did 7 miles in under 2 hours Sunday.  Paid some bills today.  Looked at new Lionel catalog.  Wallet is safe again.  Appears the starter sets are over 50% non railroad related.  Expanded Christmas offerings.  Weather cold.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:21 AM

Just checking in. Morning sun @ 21 degrees. Pavement is clear but lot's O snow on the ground. 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:39 AM

Yankees sharing their cold.  Highs in the 30's and wind chill in the 20's.

Bear problem at the farms.  Tow big ones and tow half grown ones.  Think they need corn from feeders.

 Later 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:59 PM

Evening folks!

Started with sun and then overcast. Barely made 50 today. Front tonight and rain tomorrow,40's.

Got the 0-4-0 loco ERR conversion together and running. All good! Found some cheap voltage converters on Amazon and ran a test with the MTH smoke unit. I may change my mind about installing the smoke unit. The big IF is I loose a lot of the cast lead (not lead, but what ever the new stuff is) weight - maybe more than half. 

Chief - bear rugs, yeah!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:27 PM

Good evening all,

Still cold.  Busy but quiet day (i.e. no one bugged me).  Went to see Dolittle tonight.  First 2/3rds pretty slow.  Last part picked up a bit.  We had gift passes and it was only 5$ each so no money lost.  Not sure I would want to pay for it.  Saw previews for Mulan, definitely a must see.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:07 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny and cold along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Got all my PR prep done for the state house.  I was able to get 60 folks, from local businesses, to say "Cheese".

Cheated on my diet; Dinner went to DQ yesterday.

Chief - The big fella looks familiar... 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:06 AM

Cold and windy.  Wifey wants to do yard work.  Trying to change her mind.  Maybe we run errands in warm car. Whistling

Got 6 Powahtan pasenger cars coming.  Will run behind J.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05 AM

Good Morning – 

It’s supposed to go up to 40 today – breezy still and 33F with bright SUN and Spring is still 2 months away….

Had dinner with Mom, the neighbors were over to check on her and we talked about the house and the insurances. The deal for Dad’s car fell through, so Jenni and I will explore what options we have to sell it for Mom…I assured her the house will stay in the family as long as I can keep up with it and pay the taxes. 
With Jenni getting a house and I’m still paying on MY house, it may be a challenge, but we will see. Mom will stay there as long as she needs or wants to. I have 4 other siblings that will pitch in to make sure Mom is comfortable and happy.

I will most likely meet up with Jenni as she is working today. Long range plans are being made, she will have a surprise on the 12th, the Trenton Thunder Mascot Boomer is bringing her a rose, a card and 2 tickets to a Trenton Thunder game on the 24th of April. 

Chief – I’ll have to get all my Lionel J stuff on the layout and get pictures for ya….

Been a busy 2 weeks which means work is making money, hence keeping me employed.

Will check back later ………………

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:53 PM

Evening folks!

Very overcast today. Very damp, nasty out. Barely made it to 40 today.

Spent the day sorting/labeling/storing spare parts, stuff to trash, cleaning the work desk after the 0-4-0 project. Also did further tests on a simple power supply to convert the track AC (up to 18 volts) to DC to feed the 6-24vdc to 5 VDC converter to run the MTH smoke unit. Blew out one 5 VDC converter and do not know why. Infant failure or I accidentally shorted a lead. Dunno...but the second test is going well. We'll see.

OK - falling 'frozen' iguanas in Florida! Laugh

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:44 PM

Hello there,
    Didn't realize it's been almost a week since I posted.


 Gingerly eating regular food again. 

  Got about 2 inches  of snow cone consistency sleet Saturday followed by several hours of rain then the temperature dropped to 20 overnight resulting in the ground being covered with an inch of solid ice. Hasn't been above freezing since.


Found some issues with internal hydraulic lines while replacing the pump on the Massey Ferguson. The pump probably isn't bad. They are prone to failure so this deep into it we're taking no chances. 

Roy.....the 0-4-0 looks good. Never realized this newfangled stuff actually needs an antenna. I assumed the RF signal was carried through the track. A suggestion,  remove the required weight and test performance before completing the smoke unit.  

Heading to bed soon.

 
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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:07 PM

Good evening all,

Another quiet day at work.  Still cold.  Was looking at Lionel catalog again.  Only 2 pages of railroad rolling stock listed for separate sale in non scale section.  Not a good trend.  If this keeps up, there will be no entry level railroad material in a few years.   All of it will be trademarked stuff.  How many parents will buy a $1000 set to get a real train.....?  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:08 AM

Good morning from a snow covered North Bluff above Marseilles IL.

Lite snow over ice, will make for fun getting around.

 I was jacking around in the shed yesterday,,,
My neighbor fabed up a pneumatic beer can crusher for the shed. So I have been painting it and setting up how to mount it. Should work out fine once I get the main air valve and run the air supply to it. Every man cave needs one! Laugh Yes

I will share pictures as I get it running. Tried it last night with the air hose, smashed the can just great and it is if nothing else,,It is Cool!!!

Not a lot else.

 

Here you go!

Well here it is,,,,,What every Man Cave with Beer needs,, a pneumatic beer can crusher!!
Works great and so cool!

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:07 PM

Did some work in the Train Box late yesterday. Surprise  Extended the external antenna of my Legacy Command base to the center and near to the top of the ceiling.  Don Baker found me 10' shielded cables with the correct ends to do this project.  Works great.  Figured better reception.

Chilly and cloudy.  Had Human Services Board this AM. 

Later

PS: no paste or anything.  Just came out like above.  

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:03 PM

Evening folks!

Sun came out today. We will head to 60's for the weekend and then another cold front.

Decided today I will go ahead and install a smoke unit in the ROW 0-4-0 tank loco. Got the MTH unit modified, a power supply ginned up, test fitting. So far so good. Also checked out that the electrocouplers will fit. So once I stabilize the project where it is at, I will order the proper mini-commander that handles electrocouplers vs the one I received that controls a headlight and a specific Sunset/3rd Rail smoke unit.

KEV -  pneumatic can crusher! NICE!  (Watch da fingers!)  Dunce

Chief - there is a common element to your posting woes - the Rosyville Super Fast Internet Coop that uses the US Post Office for connectivity to the rest of the world Laugh you forgot your first class stamp!

Mike C - let's call the new Lionel catalog the GS special. Talk about getting mileage outta one loco frame....

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:46 PM

Good evening all,

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

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, January 24, 2020 11:32 AM

Afternoon.  Got a cold [not too bad].  Wifey said stay in.  Probably build shelf under layout to put Legacy base on.  May slip to the LGS [local gun store, since Hunters Haven closed, 15 miles away, fill up pickup as Sam's Club $2.19].  Got a haircut this AM.  61 degrees and partly sunny.

KEV, we had a oil filter cursher at Motor Fleet garage.  Be surprised at the amount of oil we squeezed out of one.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, January 24, 2020 6:35 PM

Hi guys, some interesting things went down the last few days. Got an e-mail from Roger Carp of CTT because he liked a picture I posted on SPF. Well believe me, don’t waste your time replying to him. It is a scam to make you do all the work and send him pictures so he can just tell you they are not good enough to post because of “HIS” perceptions of the photo.
You tell me what is wrong with this picture or if you see anything, and I will tell you later what he said.
Just Nuts and why I have had it with these Rags and their greater than you workers. I wonder if any of them have their own layouts or have even done the work to make one. And BTW it should be about the fun,,, Not the best of the best. Kind of like the car show circuit I ran in for some time back in the day. There will always be someone with something better, but that don’t mean they worked any harder than you did!
 And BTW he told me he would get me help fixing my 2050 that I posted about over a month ago and never saw I posted with help from others, I already figured it out and it was fixed. Talk about OUT-OF-TOUCH???
 
Not to say Roger has not done a lot for the hobby,,,,he has, but it seems to me at some time in all professions one can become to the belief that they know more or are better suited to tell others how they should act or model. Not true JMHO!
 
 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, January 24, 2020 7:00 PM

Or what about these??? Don't bother....

 

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, January 24, 2020 7:45 PM

I'm home from riding the rails of Panama.

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

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, January 24, 2020 8:30 PM

Evening all!

Nice sunny day today. Made it to mid-60's. Supposed to be nice tomorrow too. 

Welcome back Buckeye! Global climate change - snowplow on the Panama loco!

Kev - I think the pics are very nice. Post 'em here!

Finished up the 0-4-0 project today. Got the smoke unit mounted and operational. There was enough room left for me to install about 1/2 of the original boiler weight! Even better!

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, January 24, 2020 9:08 PM

Hello there,

Kev.........they look good to me.

spent yesterday and today working on the tractor. Two steps forward one step back. First three tries to get a new hydraulic hose inside the case without interferince. Then setting ring and pinion clearances by trial and error with out the Massey Ferguson "special tools" and a used part needed some relief because it was interfering with the ring gear. The rest should be simple. (knock on wood)

This evening a viewing for a friend. Now sipping wine and thinking about heading to bed.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, January 24, 2020 10:42 PM

Let's see if Insert Video works (As usual - nope - so link below). Video of the 0-4-0 ERR conversion. Smoke output is much better than the video shows.

https://youtu.be/poXer23RMak

 

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:06 AM

Mornin' boys.  Rain and 39 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  I was asked to do double-duty on today's train, so I'm glad it didn't ice up today.

Spent 3 days in Annapolis, hob-nobbing with the politicos in the state capitol.  Had meetings with 3 mayors, a couple delegates, attended breakfast with 2 senators, and the probable next governor.  Had a lot of possitive feedback on the display I worked on, which high-lighted our vendors that we do business with.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:48 AM

Very lite rain at 36 degrees. Snow melt is down to the tops of the grass. 

Kev Roger doesn't seem to like toy train layouts, your not the first to be rejected. Actually I use to think that's what the Mag was suppose to be about. Toy train layouts are fun. I think we are done with doctors for the time being. We sure need the break.

S.J.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:06 PM

Hi All,

Got up to 3.5" of fresh slop. Then headed to Marengo with the neighbor to pick up his UTV. Roads were not bad and we had a nice lunch in Yorkville on the way home. Played in the snow with the XUV 590i Gator this afternoon and now have a fire burning in the fireplace and getting ready to have Din-Din. Dinner
Have a good night!

BTW Roger told me that picture was not good and could not be used because the BNSF and NS engines look like they are going to crash??? I said they are on tracks that pass each other and I don't think anyone would think otherwise,,,,WTH????  You tell me if you would think they are on the same track and going to crash??? Huh? 

Could you not put a caption on the picture saying the kids are having fun in the pond as two trains pass each other on the lines behind the pond?? Not that I think it is needed. Just goes to my point,,,,,,,,,,,,why bother with CTT anymore?????

SJ, I hear you on being done with doctors for some time. Sandra is now done with PT and I just hope we can go the year without any new crap!

Roy, I would sure like to see pictures of how you packed that 10# of you know what into that 2# shell. Laugh Great work!!!! Yes

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:06 AM

Good evening all,

I got a hair cut and the Lionel catalog today.  Quiet day at work Friday.  Gloomy day weather wise.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:14 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 36 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Nice train ride yesterday, as Conductor/Narrator.  CSX cooperated with a side-by-side westbound run with us through the Narrows.  Had a 4 yr old birthday boy on the trip, and I gave him a tour of 501.  We have the BEST hotdogs on board.

Youngest Princess visited this weekend.  She went to work with her boyfriend last weekend.  He paints for his grandfather's contracting outfit.  Paps was ready to hire her, and let the bf pursuit other opportunities...

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