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September 2021 coffee pot. 17 years. Breakfast, American fries, ham, and scrambled eggs with diced ham, mushrooms, onions & 4 Mexican cheese!
Posted by KRM on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:15 PM

Thought I would kick it off.

 Would like to make this month’s pot a tribute to our friend Banks! Angel And his passion American Flyer two rail.
Temps on the North Bluff have come way down, darn right nice out there. Robbins and hummers are already heading south??? Kind of early, makes you wonder what they know we don't? Crops are turning and combines should be running in a week or so. Have a great night. Prayers for DA Chief and anyone else in need in these crazy times.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:45 PM

Jumping the gun just a little bit?

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:50 PM

DJSpanky

Jumping the gun just a little bit?

 

Nope,

You got a problem with it? I will be glad to close it to make you feel better.

 I am going to bed, got things to do tomorrow early. If it ruffles you start your own like last month when Chief wanted Penny to do it but you jumped in.

 & BTW when I was raised it was"if you can't say anything nice,,, Zip it!"

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:59 PM

Good Evening,

Kev, Great Idea!  I haven't got use to Banks, not being around.  He truly was a very nice guy, and made a lot of positive contributions.  GOOD JOB!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7:42 AM

I only have a few pieces of Amerivan Flyer HO.  In honor of Banks and his consistently positive and caring attitude here it is.  I miss his presence.

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:49 AM

DJSpanky
Jumping the gun just a little bit?

I've always lived by the philosophy of "Be early, don't be late!"  It's served me well. 

And I concur fully on the sentiments concerning Banks!

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:04 AM

Thanks for starting a new Coffee Pot, KRM.  Those were some nice sentiments about Banksie (and he was truly worthy).

Well. StormStormStorm, and more Storm along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Heaviest right now between Charleston, WV to Holidaysburg, PA. Across the Potomac River, schools are closed.  I'm thinking the damns were pretty low, so hopefully flooding won't be as bad.  I'm more worried about falling timber... Trash can needs to be brought in from the curb, but FifeMax only fetches frisbees.

Finished my MTH B&O GP-9 retrofit last night.  Now the former PS1 loco has PS2 guts, better sounds, and can be mated with some of my other PS2 engines.  If I had to do over again, would just try to purchase a similar series GP9 or GP7 and swap the bodies.  But I just don't want to make said purchase over the internet, and I prefer testing any PS-1/2/3 engine at a train show. 

Speaking of train shows, looks like YORK is out for me, as my RR boss advised me that I'm conducting Tues-Sat throughout October.  I'm a little bummed, but I'm also doing what I love.  Working all 4 runs this holiday weekend. 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:36 AM

Morning, Added 4 grapple bucket loads of brush to the burn pile before it heats up. Getting too old for some of the work needed here.

Worse than Northwoods, the only Flyer I have is my 1934 pre-war three rail set. We never had it when we were kids so I never looked for it. I must say I did enjoy Banks posts of the dirt drags and hunting with his son and grandson. I also enjoyed his hobby farming as we call those smaller farms here. Yes I liked Fife's video of his Flyer and the way it chugs along.

Flintlock, I hate to be late! These days 9:00pm is late for me and 7:00am is early. Laugh

Krogers is the only thing left to do today.

I never knew Banks other than on the pot but those of you who knew him in the flesh it would be nice if you could share your thoughts and some pictures over the 17 years here if you would. Big Smile

Have a great day.

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Posted by MichRR714 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:41 AM

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 2:58 PM

KEV, thanks for doing the POT and especially the Banks thing. 

 

Doing pretty good. Slept 9+ hours last night.  Tummy not settled so trying not to throw up [I don't do well throwing up].

 
Rain has missed us so far.
 

86 degrees and 92 heat index [how humid it is].

Buddy from rifle forum got to see the UP 4014 yesterday.  He agrees, a massive engine.

 

Later     

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:38 PM

I finally get the keys to my apartment on Friday!  Actual moving should happen over the weekend since I have to turn over the house next Tuesday.  The only question is...how fast will I get track on the floor and will it be O or Standard?  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:41 AM

Congratulations Becky, and best of luck with the apartment!

Track on the floor?  Hey, it's your  place, do what you want!  Living room to kitchen to bedroom to bathroom and back.   Wink

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:27 AM

I couldent get the Coffee Pot, had to leave for awhile and come back.

I saw that Walmart new hires now make as much as I did when I retired 16 years ago as a machinist with a lifetime of experience.

I just saw on TV that GM is temporarly closing some plants because of the chip shortage. So cars both new and used will remain real expensive for the time being. I'm glad I'm not in the market.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:42 AM

Congratulations, Becky!!!

I give it 24 hours - tops - O gauge for sure!!

 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:27 PM

Seems to me that standard gauge was just meant for floor runnin'.Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:29 PM

Nice here. Un-real what is going on around us. We can smell the smoke from the west coast fires. Un-like the east coast we are dry as toast and the corn is already getting harvested and it is only 9-2?

We went to Menards so I could pick up a new flag. The old one has had the best days already.

 Dennis, yes this site has been very slow and hard to log on to? It seemed like it took forever to get to $20.00 an hour for me at Cat. Now that is starting pay.

Becky any place for the trains is better than none! Congrats on the new place!  Yes

 Come on over to September DJ we won't bite you. Wink

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:52 PM

Nice fall weather. Suppose to last through tomorrow.

Home from chemo. Was magnesium [always with IV takes 1 hour] as usual. Then chemo which this time was 30 minutes. Big ones last 3 hours.
 
BoJ's for a ham and cheese biscuit and pintos. Got to eat. Still loosing weight.
 
Reminds me, whole house generator should be installed by end of month. Guy has everything but had shoulder operation. Why it will take longer.
 

Have a good one.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:56 PM

Come to think of it, Chief, t'was a little cooler when I took FifeMax out before dark. Just emerged from the train room, after a couple of hours of running and tinkering. Happy with my retrofit B&O GP-9, as it runs well with my Chessie GP-7, and looks right smart pulling my mini Potomac Eagle consist. No pile-ups.

Took Wifey to Cracker Barrel for brunch, and of course we couldn't get out of that joint without some geegaws and friffery. The Potomac was as high as I've seen it in the five years we've been living up here (man time flies), but not up near the top of the levies, built by the Army Corp of Engineers back in the 50's.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:18 AM

Morning gang. Fall like outside. Slept pretty good. Doing the routine meds and breathing treatments.

 
Hope all have a great day.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:46 AM

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

It was 58 degrees this morning when I stepped outside for a coffee and a smoke!  Lovely!  Hopefully this is the end of the inferno of a summer we've had here.

Thirty-four years in Virginia and I'm still not used to the summertime heat.  Then again, the natives aren't too crazy about it either.  

Keep the heat baby, I like it cool, sometimes I even like it cold

At least if it's cold you can bundle up.  If it's hot you can only take off so much before you get arrested!  Embarrassed

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Posted by DJSpanky on Friday, September 3, 2021 10:44 AM

Mornin' all!

Wow, got into the low 50°'s down here in VA last night. Beautiful weather!

So the Rutgers game was postponed until Sat. at noon. I still can't make it, but I'm helping to coordinate the tailgate with my crew. Flood waters have receded from most of the roads, and it appears the tailgating lots are all drying out. Looks to be an absolutely gorgeous day for the game and tailgate tomorrow.

Here's a picture from yesterday morning in front of the stadium. All of the brown is flood waters from the Raritan River, which is hundreds of yards away from the stadium.



Have a good one!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 3, 2021 11:48 AM

DJSpanky
All of the brown is flood waters from the Raritan River, which is hundreds of yards away from the stadium.

I hope your home in Wayne is all right Spank, there's some scary stuff that happened up there.

https://www.nj.com/

https://www.northjersey.com/

Our two remaining relatives in NJ who live in Midland Park are fine, and the ones we have in Montgomery County PA got through it OK as well.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, September 3, 2021 1:40 PM

Hey all!

Sunny and hot as expected.

Spoke with Banks' wife yesterday. She is doing well as expected. Her Bday was last Sunday so she was sad - good news is family and good friends stepped in. A nice gathering was held. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be tough. Recall that Banks and Mrs Banks had moved next door from their house into his moms farm house after his mom passed. Mrs Banks plans to move back into their house and her son will take over the farm house.

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, September 3, 2021 3:43 PM

Flintlock76
Keep the heat baby, I like it cool, sometimes I even like it cold. At least if it's cold you can bundle up. If it's hot you can only take off so much before you get arrested!

You and me both brother!  I'm a snow baby!  Wink  I always say "I can always add more clothes but I can't take off my skin!" Laugh

Okay, dropping out for awhile.  AT&T is scheduled to get me back online on the 8th so see you all soon!

Oh, and looking at that box of Standard Gauge track was making me antsy today!  But the apartment has brand new carpet so I'll have to do something to protect it...I guess.  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 3, 2021 4:19 PM

pennytrains
Oh, and looking at that box of Standard Gauge track was making me antsy today!  But the apartment has brand new carpet so I'll have to do something to protect it...I guess. 

I'd pick up a cheap throw rug big enough to put under the tracks, then roll it up when not in use.   WalMart or that French place Tar-shay should have something.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Friday, September 3, 2021 5:02 PM

Flintlock76
I hope your home in Wayne is all right Spank, there's some scary stuff that happened up there.

Yep, everything is fine, thanks for asking. Our home is up in the hills so all the flooding in the world won't affect us. Sadly though parts of Wayne were bult in the flood plain, an even after having been there for 40 years I still see the same thing happening every time there's an event like this.

wrmcclellan
Spoke with Banks' wife yesterday. She is doing well as expected. Her Bday was last Sunday so she was sad - good news is family and good friends stepped in.

Happy to hear that they're there for her. The first year is going to be difficult, so hopefully they can take the time over the course of the year to provide her company.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 3, 2021 8:25 PM

DJSpanky
Sadly though parts of Wayne were bult in the flood plain, an even after having been there for 40 years I still see the same thing happening every time there's an event like this.

Yeah, there's some places they just shouldn't build anything, those areas in California that get torched every year come to mind in addition to the flood plains around the country.  They just never learn.

Glad to hear your place is untouched!  

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:41 AM

Morning.  Fall like outside.  Wish I could be out in it.  Frankie on the way to come and do some chores for me.  Rested good.  Now to eat.  Actually have to force myself to eat.  PT guy coming at noon [about time].  Enjoy your day. 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:53 AM

Good afternoon all!

Sunny and summertime! Cool So what else is new?

Not much to report today - doin' some light chores - paint touchups, etc.

DJ - good to hear about your house location!

Agree - the news folks are not bright - they always say how these storms are historic! (uh - last one was 10 yrs ago - but never do they say this has never happened in recorded history) That the damage is so much worse/costly than the last time. So they forget how much stuff has been built in the wrong areas - how much land surface has been covered with non-permeable materials - how much wetland has been drained - how many urban creeks have not been maintained - etc. etc. and then folks are surprised when the water has no place to go...Storm

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 2:22 PM

wrmcclellan
So they forget how much stuff has been built in the wrong areas - how much land surface has been covered with non-permeable materials - how much wetland has been drained - how many urban creeks have not been maintained - etc. etc. and then folks are surprised when the water has no place to go...

Nuthin' new about that.  One of my favorite artists-writers-historians Eric Sloane was saying that as far back as the 1950's!  They just don't learn and they just don't listen.  Or they just don't care. 

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