Feb. 2020 Coffee Pot. 15 years old. Bacon and Country Ham to smell up the kitchen. Some Eggs and Hot Coffee. Locked

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:47 PM

Hello there,
    In a UPMC Altoona waiting room. Mrs is having a colonoscopy.

Mom's party Friday evening was good. All the kids, grandkids and a niece. Feasted on fried chicken, and fixns topped off with an ice cream cake from DQ.

Saturday did some house stuff.

Sunday was my turn to deposit church collection. Followed that with a nice dinner for V day and a visit with Mom.

Yesterday Mrs was studying for the colonoscopy so poked around the house.

Doc just called, all good. Finish this later.

Home about 1230 after lunch at McD. Mostly napped the rest of the day as little sleep last night. The prep they gave her required the 2nd dose 6 hours before report time, 2 AM, followed by a couple of hours on the toilet 

Bed soon

                  
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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:08 AM

Good morning all,

Had somebody look at barn door to replace it with overhead door.   Weather colder.  Quiet at work yesterday.   Traffic was smooth this AM.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:58 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCKEYE.

Sun and 22 degrees Looks like we will have sunshine all week. 

Snow is gone.

S.J.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:28 AM

Good morning all!

Heavy rains yesterday afternoon. 40's today. Rain again this afternoon.

Happy 174th birthday Buckeye! Happy B-Day

Banks - hope the Ms' procedure went well.

Nothing to report, just enjoying coffee and the newspaper Coffee

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:02 AM

Busy rainy morning.  48 degrees.  May get some cold air from Kev and will mix with mositure from the coast.  Get some white stuff tomorrow afternoon and into the night.  Ground mighty warm.

Roy, yard art picture.  What I did when in the Army.

Have a good one. 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday Buckeye. Is Roy’s count correct or did he miss some?
 Chief, you can have all of our cold if you want it.
Still out of it today,
 I went to bed at 101.9, high for me. Slept the best part of 11 hours. Coughed and hacked all night. Afraid I may tear my throat open where it is healing so trying to keep coughing to a minimum. Broke the fever overnight but feel like I have been kicked in the chest by a mule. Woke up at 98.1 about normal for me. Going to just lay low.
 Prayers to all in need. Hope Mrs. Banks gets good results.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:39 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 43 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Might have to take a drive today.  Fixed bathroom light and exhaust fan.  After bringing in the trash can from the curb, hopefully Wifey won't expect much more from me today...

Nurse princess stopped by yesterday, and Fifey's bp 12 pts. lower than last week (but still on the high side).  Wifey cutting back our red meats for a while.  No yings and wings for the foreseeable future.

Oh.  Almost forgot. Cake Buckeye.

 

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:17 PM

Hello there,

Happy birthday Buckeye

Having late breakfast after a 9 am appointment.
Mrs is doing well, Doc said all clear. Check again in 5 years. Thanks for asking.

Rich.......how big is the garage? ?

Later,
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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:53 PM

Howdy all!

I am way, way behind. Actually started a couple of posts over the last few weeks, but then never posted them as I never got around to finishing them. DOH!

So in a nutshell, Tyler finished up swim team, currently teaching him how to drive as he turns 17 on March 3rd and can get his learner's permit. Corey is still practicing for the volleyball team, tryouts are 2nd week of March. In fact we're going tonight after dinner to the Y to practice.

Christmas trains are still up with the train tree in the middle, but all the other Christmas decorations are put away. That will probably all come down this weekend.

Been driving the SS over the past week as Linda had a key problem with her Saturn. In short, the last 3/8's of the key broke off in the door lock, but the key still worked in the ignition. I got the piece out of the door lock, got a new key made, but the new key did NOT work in the ignition. But it worked in the door. The locksmith said that most likely that the pings at the back of the cylinder had been pushed out. So it went to my mechanic Angelo, who ended up having to drill the lock out. We're picking up the car tonight, but this is gonna cost a few bucks given how much time Angelo put into it, plus he had to get his locksmith to key the new cylinder going into the ignition. Ugh!

Still healing up from that hip flexor issue, been almost 7 weeks. Definitely getting better, can lift the leg forward now, isn't keeping me awake at night, I'm not leaving the practice sessions with Corey in intense pain.

Hope all are doing well, not sure when I'll get a chance to peruse the board, so if anyone can catch me up on the past month I'd appreciate it.

Take care!

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:30 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 30 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Snohizo staying in Virginia and Nawth Carolina.  Enjoy.

Worked on adding ground foam to Romney and Twin Mountain sections yesterday.  Still drying, so I have to wait to put track and buildings back on layout.

Went to local NRHS meeting last night. Zzz

On the Nascar front, GREAT to see Newman walk out of hospital, smiling and holding his little girls' hands.  Monday night, from my viewpoint, he was a goner.

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:33 AM

Thank you everyone for the 69th Birthday wishes!

Roy's math skills seem to have fallen on hard times. 

The work on the layout continues. Decided to use an octogon shape instead of sawing an arc. 

 

Preliminary track placement in order to make the cuts in the OSB.

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:38 AM

Morning Guys,
Well I think I have turned the corner on this crap, fever is down at least and headache is better. Still feel like a mule has kicked my chest and hacking and coughing my a$$ off. .
Looks like it is wifey's turn now! Like she has not had enough already the last year! So a few more days of staying in and soup.
Buckeye, 69,,,,,,,,,,hummmmm. Smile, Wink & Grin   Your layout looks great but I don’t know about those sharp corners on the octagon and running into them at your age? Maybe just trim off the points.
Fife, I agree on how good it was to see Ryan get out of the hospital so soon. Yes I to thought he was done after I saw that crash.  
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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:08 AM

Morning folks!

Cloudy, low 40's, freeze tonight...rained most of last night...now winds are howling.

DJ - so glad you checked in! Catching up? What to say...Chief and Buckeye up to their old tricks!

Fife and Kev - I felt the same way after Newmans crash. Hit in the drivers side while upside down at 190 mph? Blown away that he walked out of the hospital yesterday.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:19 AM

80 today but 64 and rain Sat.

Everytime I get the flu it lasts a week.

I'm in a reseduntual neighborhood and I saw a coyote last Sunday, I have seen him before. No brush area for a long ways but the Dept. of Water & Power has a big tank nearby, I believe he lives there.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:20 AM

44 and cloudy.  Rain this afternoon.  Buckeye to drop in around 5 is being guessed.  Gone by 11:30 guessed.  Accumilation?????  Ground warm and highways too.  May be slick tomorrow AM as 29 low.

Will enjoy staying in with heat and TV.

Good looking job Buckeye.  [hate to give him compliments]. 

Later.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:55 PM

Good afternoon all,

Quiet day at work.  I think Roy was correct on the birthday number and a belated wish for Buckeye as well.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:51 PM

Schools closed for this.

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:15 PM

ChiefEagles

Schools closed for this.

 

 

Your kidding,,,,,,,,Right?

 No wonder the south lost the war.    Laugh

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:41 PM

Kev, you might be right.

Went and got Italian.  Came out and streets, concrete and steps covered with slick slush.  Melting and will freeze tonight and thaw when sun hits it tomorrow. 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:12 PM

ChiefEagles

Kev, you might be right.

Went and got Italian.  Came out and streets, concrete and steps covered with slick slush.  Melting and will freeze tonight and thaw when sun hits it tomorrow. 

 

Chief, It don't take anything these days to close school. When I was a kid they never closed unless there was like a foot of snow and still snowing. Today even here 4" and they close and if it is 0 out (wind chill) they close. We hever closed for the cold that I remember when I was a kid. And BTW No AC then either.

Today the in town kids ride the bus. Back then you had to be an out of towner to ride a bus. I lived a mile from the high school and walked it all the time till I found friends with cars and could cop a ride.

 Things sure have changed, and not for the better. Wink

High today was 22 but full sun and that helps. I did venture out to Krogers for supplies and feel way better. I think that TAMIFLU is something everyone our age should have in the counter waiting if needed. This only came on, on Monday and I think I will be good to go tomorrow!

Wife feels like I did two days ago.  Tongue Tied

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:25 AM

Mornin' boys.  Clear and 17, with a pretty sunrise along the Alleghanie front range.  FifeMom's birthday, so we'll be taking my folks dinner later on.  

Did get the layout cleaned up, the track, buildings, horse wagons, et al back on the newly sceniced area.  Then vaccumed the carpet for Wifey's inspection.  She says it needs more color.  Ran trains for the first time in weeks, and my AF train had gremlins galore.  

Buckeye - I like the octo-end.  Remind those youngin's not to run into the train room...  Have we decided how to "mask" that pylon, or are we keeping that a secret to be revealed later?  I still think the Queensgate tower would look good there.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:37 AM

Hello there,

finally back on the bathroom project. 

Chief. ...that's quite a unit you got there. I'll gladly store it for you during the off season.

Back in the day they didn't close schools here. If the bus showed you went to school, the people who lived close and walked were expected to show up . 

Started this last night and crashed. 

Best get on with the day.

 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:48 AM

A snow day in the North....

Thank you Chief for the nice compliement. Are you now out of the hospital? Did you get to ride in the squad after you choked on your words. Laugh

Kevin...the corners of an Octogon are 135 degrees. Not sharp. There are four other corners that are currently 90 degrees and will be coped. There is a facing board to be install around the exposed edges of the layout, too.

Ryan Newman, Boiler up, Hammper Down! 

Fife.... Thank you. Here is how you layout an octogon.  Easy, peasy!  

Lionel produced the video below. As I watched the video, I couldn't decide if this was a good idea or a bad idea. What do you think?

Have a good day and prayers for those in need. 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:38 AM

Good morning all,

Cold here.  Work quiet.  Oil changed on Escape.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:43 AM

Hadn't thought of it before, but you just made me realize I employed similar octogan-like benchwork in 2 areas.  Makes for ease of movement.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 21, 2020 1:42 PM

Much better today, Wife, not so much!

Buckeye, Not sure what to think of that video. It don't say much for FasTrack's conductivity. Laugh And a real PITA to do.

I think the facing board will do just fine. I do like the straight edges of the octogon.
 
Temps are recovering.
Best get.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:04 PM

Busy day.  Meetings after the melt on highways.  Snow mostly gone.  Took Wifey shopping asll around this afternoon after 3.

Early out tomorrow to pack food for Rise Against Hunger.  Then rush down east to change feeder batteries and SD cards in cameras.

Later.  

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Posted by Banks on Friday, February 21, 2020 10:51 PM

Hello there, 

14 at 7AM today. Ground finally frozen enough to haul sh!t. By the time we finished this afternoon it was getting a bit smeary.

Got shined up and off to chiropractor.

Capped the day off at an ice cream social at church.

Best get to sleep, Greenberg Show at Monroeville tomorrow. 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:27 AM

Roy - A few of my favorite youtube sites:

daveclarklumber (Train night at Dave's)

Virtual Railfan (Horseshoe Curve, Belen, Santa Fe Jct)

Railstream (Fostoria)

Dawlish webcams (English Channel coast line) 

Tokyo live webcam (downtown view with a crazy amount of trains, all the time)

Benz trains (Don't overlook the junk)

Distant Signal (Florida)

Railroad media archives

TJ's trains (great layouts)

jlwII2000 (good reviews)

There's so much content to choose from, you may never watch network tv again.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:05 AM

Bright sun and already above freezing. will get to 50 today. I am about ovet this but wife has a few more days to go. I got to get out and get some things today because we have been on lock down so much.

Fife, here is another one for you. This is where the wife and I went to see the Big Bot got through. Lots of trains.

https://www.rochellerailroadpark.org/webcam

 

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