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 ChiefEagles on Saturday, February 29, 2020 5:10 PM

Busy but fun day.  Wind chill horrible and got that way around noon.  Grands came in the morning.  Had fun.  Went and retrieved sthings from FIL's old house.

R&R now.  Think I'll start March Pot now.  Might be reclinerizing later tonight.  

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:24 PM

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Banks - Giddyup Elvira! Cowboy

looking forward to it. Hopefully get a train fix at the Train Station in Strasburg next Sunday.

Hello there,
At a Twirling competition, 1st one this year. So far Granddaughter got 1st group, 1st duet and 2nd solo. Mrs is hacking and coughing so she's at home.
 Spent Thursday and Friday on Fish Fry. Last night started strong but fizzled early. I think the count was around 620.

 Back to the bathroom tomorrow.

Later 
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Posted by DJSpanky on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:38 AM

Mornin' all!

Bad night of sleep last night, but it's of my own making. Worked chest and back Thursday night at the gym, shoulders and arms last night. Of course my shoulder was aching a bit, but that was to be expected. Unfortunately my lower back was also hurting significantly, so during the night as I'm shifting to try to get comfortable, that aggravates my shoulder. Ugh. Got up several times to take Advil and do some light exercises to loosen my shoulder and relieve my lower back. Damn I'm getting old, do you realize I turn 29 again shortly in March?

So I'm off to the hair stylist with Tyler: he's got his Junior Formal this Friday. And he's got a girlfriend he's going to it with. It's great seeing high school kids doing high school things that don't revolve around video games and social media. He also turns 17 on March 3rd, but hasn't gotten his driving permit yet. He's going though that now.

Well the Christmas train boards come down this weekend so Linda can get her living room back. Corey and I will run the trains today and maybe tomorrow before it all comes down.

Anyway, about to head out.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:52 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 18 (woof) along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  On the Flyer (1:1 scale) today.  Had cabin fever yesterday, so Wifey and I had brunch at Cracker Barrel, picked up a herb garden planter at Lowe's, and lucked into a Spring floral sale at JoAnn's.  Spent a couple hours in train room, building deck planking, and staining some rock work.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, February 28, 2020 3:32 PM

Good afternoon all,

Snowing in Hoosierland.  Had a nice visit with Lucas' daughter and ran trains for her.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, February 28, 2020 10:40 AM

Morning all 

50* presently, going to 55* today. Need to take some pics of a couple things. ( Lionels weight system in a few of there NW2, never seen it before, my UP 635 has weights and you tell it was a factory job, moulded in spots for the screws that hold them in place. ) Other pics also. 

Then back to doing loop #3, so this will be interesting lol. No problem there thou. Waiting for some more white label tape to come in so I can label what I have for loop #2 before I will start dropping wires for loop #3. Getting low on 16 gauge wire but do have some 14 gauge speaker wire, so may end up using it. I'm soldering wires to the track connectors anyway, so I don't really need to get all the strands in the opening for the wire. Need to cut and make a new platform for my switch controllers and any thing else I will need to control. Also need to clean up the wires to the switch controllers as right now its a mass of wires. Need to do it now than try later. 

I have a ZW I need to work on, as it has power to B-C-& D but not A so must have a loos wire somewhere. Otherwise it looks good to go. ( it will end up being one of my back-up transformers. ) I also need to get to a auto store and get the inline fuse holder and fuse chief was talking about.

Hope all have a good day 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, February 28, 2020 10:05 AM

TGIF and Happy Friday.....

Cold and blowing wind - March is still coming in like a Lion......I hate the wind.....

Greenburg's this weekend - looking forward to it.  

Tomorrow is the Funeral, I'm on Honor Guard at 0900 - I should be there about 0730, then probably not done until 1330 at least.  Marching up to the cemetary after services are done.  Yes, got the long johns out.....gonna be cold tomorrow.

I might get to visit my house tonight.  Mom was at the doc's and no flu but on Z Pak so that's a good thing.  

Prayers for all in need - check back when possible -----

PS Start working from home on Monday so no more commute!!!!

 

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, February 28, 2020 8:52 AM

Buckeye Riveter

Mt. Hope Train Show this Saturday in Holmes County, Ohio.  Trains and Amish Cooking YesYesYesYes

Now that makes sense. 

Cold and blowing snow. Keeps out the rift raft. 

And the idoits there. 

Blizzard warning for Western NY.  Lake is not frozen so plenty of lake effect snow.

 

Morning all.  Was 30 but now 50.  Sunny now but a chance of a quick shower this evening.

Not much on agenda.  Go to FIL's with pickup and pickup some things Wifey wants me to get.

Have a good one.  

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, February 28, 2020 8:27 AM

Wake up! It's Friday! (Like it has any meaning to me Whistling )

Sunny, crisp 42, high of 65 today! Nice weekend ahead!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:56 PM

Evening folks!

Sunny day today, started out below freezing and zoomed to 64/65!

SJ - yes, days are getting longer!

Took daughter to rental car place at Dallas Love Field for a weekend trip rental. Drove past the hardest hit areas from Nov's tornado. What a mess still! By the time it hit our neighborhood it was only a couple neighborhood streets wide, but west of here it was maybe a mile/half mile wide where it started. Some very large expensive homes reduced to shells in addition to townhomes, apt complexes, and a couple shopping centers leveled and two very large Dallas schools trashed. Very stark how many people were displaced. Obvious it is going to take years to rebuild the area.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:27 PM

Mt. Hope Train Show this Saturday in Holmes County, Ohio.  Trains and Amish Cooking YesYesYesYes

Cold and blowing snow. Keeps out the rift raft. 

Blizzard warning for Western NY.  Lake is not frozen so plenty of lake effect snow.

Celebrating 16 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:18 PM

Had Human Services Retreat this AM until 1.  Picked up Caddy.  So so on warranty work.  Haircut.  Now home.  46 and cold wind.

Later.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:13 PM

Banks - The Allegany Fairgrounds show is May 9th.  I'm looking for dark stained wooden ties, in S scale, for American Flyer track.  Maybe a certain Holy Man in Ohio may be whipping up a batch in the future.

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:59 PM

fifedog
Banks - I have every intention of attending the Blair County show next weekend, with my crew guys. Probably won't arrive 'til 1100

Wish I could be there. I'm gonna be in Lancaster enjoying the Oak Ridge Boys. Planning to see you at the Cumberland show. It's the 1st Saturday in May isn't it?

Are you looking for black ties for O guage track?

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:53 PM

FiatFan

Come back more often

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:13 AM

Shakeys Pizza here has Bunch of Lunch from 11 to 2 $9.84 for senors, all you can eat. The pizza is fresh but I try to eat heart healthy so I really look at what I take. Mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, chicken, salid bar, beets, brokuli, and olivies is what I took. They have other stuff too.

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:49 AM

Twenty two degrees, the sun is shining on six inches of new snow. I'm still fighting Strep Throat I can finally talk and eat solid food but I don't think my old body is fighting this like it use too.

S.J

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:10 AM

Mornin' boys.  Winter not done yet; thin covering of snohizo and flurries along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  The wind makes it feel colder.  Think I'll hunker in the bunker today.

Did run trains last night after cleaning up the AF line.  My 4-4-0 Washington and freight glided over the newly ballasted section.  No pile-ups.

Banks - I have every intention of attending the Blair County show next weekend, with my crew guys.  Probably won't arrive 'til 1100.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:40 AM

Good morning all,

Quiet day at work.  Watched some more Hill Street Blues.  Tried to watch LEGO show.  Too many gimmicks, not enough actual ideas one could use.   Weather cold but dry.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:43 PM

Hello there,
    Been neglecting to post.

Went to the Greenberg Show at Monroeville Saturday. Parking as usual sucked. Ended up almost a half mile away. The show was so so. Lots of new stuff and toys that I have no interest in. Several layouts from Z to O with everything in between and lots of wide open space. The crowd was large, had to wait in line at a couple of dealer tables to see what I wanted to see. On the bright side I've never seen so many young people at a show, including couples with kids. 

Spent only $5 for shoebox full of O guage rubber ties. 


Son decided it was dry enough to start spring plowing. He worked on that Sunday and Monday. I was really surprised how dry it is.

Monday got a ton of coal for the town house and did some grocery shopping.  


The only remaining bathroom demo is to get the tub out of the house. Planning to use it and another one for raised bed gardening.

Tomorrow and Friday will be filled with fish fry.

Best get to sleep


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:22 PM

Evening folks!

Worked in the garage most of the day. Cold out. My new tank top propane heater kept things toasty - shirt sleeves! Freeze tonight. Might be last freeze of the season although mid-April is officially the last possible time per 125 yrs of records.

Anj - you are carrying quite the load - keep taking time to breath! Angel

DJ - ouch! That much to replace an ignition key! Wowzers! However, in today's world, these heavy repairs are still cheaper/economical vs buying a new vehicle.

Chief - back on the dole! That didn't take long!

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:55 PM
Howdy all!
 
Dreary day today, the forecast as of yesterday morning was the rain would move out and we'd have sunshine. Not in the cards I guess.
 
Still waiting on my mechanic Angelo to tell me how much that ignition lock replacement cost. About all I know is that it's north of $500 - ugh! Once I take care of that I need to put my Mercury in for a tuneup, new tires and a few other things. Yay, more bills.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:58 AM

Good morning all,

Snow was forecasted so I drove in before it got here.   Did very little Tuesday night.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:16 AM

Happy Hump Day - 

My future SIL family is in and staying at my house - Grandma is not doing well, 3 types of cancer so the family is in to support her (from OK), told her to get her affairs in order.  Hence, no train time between the flu and this.  Not sure when they are leaving.

I have a funeral Saturday, one of our Past Chiefs has gone on to the FD in the Sky, been scrambling to get our memebers, most of who have been too lazy to get it done, uniforms in order so they can at least look presentable.  Yeah, let's all wait until someone dies or there is a parade/event.  Worst than children......

I did get my PRR 1668 Torpedo together, just need run time and maybe some contact cleaner and she should be running like the wind.  Also need some time with my 262E and get the new contact plate on it so that will work.

Spent time with Jenni and Smurf the Cat while she draws protraits on a contract of 6 to do.  On #2 of the 6.  Has to be done by the 25th of April.

Greenburg's on Sunday - hope to get some accessories there, Since Jenni has closed on the house I have to build another layout and a slot car track to go with her air hockey table and another arcade type table game.  Need to finish my layout but I have enough for both houses.....

Will check back soon, just been sick and busy with work, it's nuts here, doing 2 jobs....oy.

Prayers for all in need....

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:59 AM

Morning.  Foggy and 59.  Rain later.

Not much on agenda.

Snow on Buckeye.  Couldn't happen to a finer fellow.

Later.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:12 AM

They were calling for 11" of snow Monday for last night and today. Yesterday it was .6"  We got 3.5"  Smile, Wink & Grin

 So I put the plow on the Rusty Ranger and made a pass up and down the lane. Done!

Yesterday I did new sub-pump install  in the basement as well as the Ikris 50' Retractable water hose reel in the shed for the new water hook up. Still fighting the back side of this crud???

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Posted by fiatfan on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18 AM

V8Vega

May brake the record for the high today and tomorrow 83 & 84

I'm having a lot of trouble with my internet. Frontier. If a blue light is off on my modum I know no internet and it's almost everyday often. I have to unplug and wait and plug back in and pray. Then I call them and they do something and it so far has come on but it's extremely frustrating and worries me.

Anybody else have unreliable internet?

 

I've had Frontier since the 90s and it's always been reliable. A few years ago I had a modem (supplied by Frontier) fail.  Called them and they promptly sent a new one.  Just my 2¢.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:46 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 41 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Possible snowhizo tonight, so I'll get out after dinner and spread some grass seed out front.  Need to get down to the railyard after while, and do a little office work as well.

I headed to the train room after dinner, and laid down some ties and ballast of the AF loop.  Still don't have enough blackened ties, but it was a start.  Took a toothbrush to the ties and railheads this morning, to neaten the appearance.  I'll vacuum up the ballast boogers tonight, as it all should be dry.

cheapclassics - 1/3 of the Chinese "small business" workforce have not been able to get to work, mainly due to transportation and quarentine issues.  Millions of pounds of perishable food products are rotting away in containers at Chinese ports.  This is going to have long ripple affects across the global economy.  So, yes, I think it's going to have detrimental affects on the toy train market.  In the meantime, dust off those great old articles on cheap classics, mon frair.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:21 PM

Evening folks!

Nice to see you will only get a light snowhizo event Buckeye!

Was surprisingly sunny so it did not cool down as fast today as predicted, but this evening temps dropping and will be in the high 30's in the am, low 40's tomorrow and a freeze tomorrow night. We might have some snow tomorrow evening, but a nice warm up for the weekend.

SJ - keep gettin better - hope the Mrs is doing better also.

DJ - cool - not sure my son would join in that anymore, but he will be 27 this year!

MikeC - man, wish I could get 12 hrs in, been many years since that was possible for me. Just happy if I can get get 4 hrs in before waking up to go potty.

 

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