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19 year old coffee here! Get it while it free! And have some Coffeecake and Doughnuts.
Posted by smokey1 on Friday, November 3, 2023 7:16 AM

Morning all. 

Figured better start a new pot, the other one was getting old. 

DR. appointment today. My equal liberalism has been messing with me for over a week. 

Train wise not much going on.

TGIF all hope all have a good weekend.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, November 3, 2023 8:46 AM

Morning.

Thinking of getting some MTH Realtrax to replace my Lionel fastrack on the setup in the garage. Other than that, not much else, train wise.

Nothing much else to report. Have a good weekend!

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, November 3, 2023 8:50 AM

Not sure anymore, but MTH realtrax use to have problems with switches. Have you ever thought about Gargraves and Ross switches

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, November 3, 2023 9:21 AM

I don't have any switches, it's just a loop of fastrack on the table in the garage...Gargraves I haven't thought about.

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 10:25 AM

This is a test to see if I can add a reply. :-)

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Posted by smokey1 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:15 PM

Yes, but it was down over the weekend, 

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:58 PM

Figured something was wrong when I couldn't access the forum.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, November 10, 2023 8:18 AM

Took my time with this reply...Laugh

Wayside - MTH trackage has the space advantage over Fastrack, especially on a small layout. And I've used the MTH switches without issues. Is that why you are making the track change?

BTW - the constant pop-up ads have totally ruined my enjoyment on this site.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, November 10, 2023 8:59 AM

Fifedog:

I'm actually making the change because after years of use, the Fastrack has finally decided to act up with connectivity issues no matter what I do, and after thinking about it, rather than get new fastrack, I decided to go with the MTH Realtrax. (Don't have any switches, just a single loop)

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, November 12, 2023 5:48 PM

fifedog

 

BTW - the constant pop-up ads have totally ruined my enjoyment on this site.

 

 Yep, Too much for me as well Fife, but someone has to pay the freight. Last thing I want to look at is some ugly persons crotch. This site has been bad ever since the last UPGRADE, years now ago. Laugh First the site is not secure and now the Pop Ups. Other than that, Hi everyone, We have been fine but not a lot of train stuff. maybe as soon as the snow hits if it does. 

Later, maybe. 

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, November 12, 2023 6:11 PM

KRM
 
fifedog

 

BTW - the constant pop-up ads have totally ruined my enjoyment on this site.

 

 

Later, maybe. 

 

I guess I'm lucky as I don't get them, but again could be because I use duckduckgo and it blocks pop-ups I believe
 
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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Sunday, November 12, 2023 8:06 PM

Hi there, everyone.

The Realtrax and lock-on have arrived, and I have the loop of Realtrax assembled and well...I might need a new transformer for the lock-on (unless I can get my CW-80 to hook to it, it's the newer CW-80) 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 13, 2023 11:01 AM

fifedog
BTW - the constant pop-up ads have totally ruined my enjoyment on this site.

I can "kinda-sorta" live with the pop-ups except for the fact they seem to be slowing down the loading of the site's content. I realize something's got to pay the bills for the site and as long as the adds are off to the side I can live with them but the S-L-O-W loading is annoying!

I can't figure out the "site not secure" either.  Kalmbachs got an "https" website address which means it's secure but the initial log-on says "not secure."  Go figure.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, November 13, 2023 6:41 PM

Flintlock76

I can't figure out the "site not secure" either.  Kalmbachs got an "https" website address which means it's secure but the initial log-on says "not secure."  Go figure.

 

 Their main site is secure, the Forum part is not and they have known for years. 

This is not what I care to be exposed to. Do they even have a clue?????

 

Sorry. https://adclick.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai=CqzcxF8JSZYDzFv2T6toP9YePmA-KkO6ZdJ6n6aamEb-7wbjBCRABILflhCFgyY6RiPCj7BKgAaHAmPEoyAEJqAMByAPLBKoE7QFP0DDAI9wNdMag8uRwBRwZR2k_HQ9IQgigHMscv1haVq99n0nlMrYaZZeWEQmKsgNNsAwQ1-n42M5cm0A8Qj6DCTEBYFRGBBvw4qfIU2uY-U7IOwA3aztXiPPMBEYuW9THYfW_fdNTyBOAXrgr_VoXhGNduqqO_gW4SOCqoYv2cJbrZ538-ci815GmQoyQW-lh5nXKzu2j6v5V0ZOZXWcnijSrdQ0d4-jylJa65mw9wQWbWKr1J7bAGOQIOP2HrRxm3icd9h4ZFBCiIMfnueVXa3ht2OjUMnodcUMn2tONdjN4GDIwKUWiF2WugTLABK3y3OGuBIgFptuOikv6BQYIJRABGACgBi6AB47wuJ4EqAfZtrECqAeOzhuoB5PYG6gH7paxAqgH_p6xAqgHpr4bqAeaBqgH89EbqAeW2BuoB6qbsQKoB4OtsQKoB_-esQKoB9-fsQLYBwDACAHSCBQIgGEQARgAMgKKAjoCgEBIvf3BOvIIDWJpZGRlci00NzM3MDCACgSQCwOYCwHICwGADAGiDBAqDgoM5LSxAu61sQK1uLECqg0CVVPIDQHYEwvQFQH4FgGAFwE&ae=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwNrk0KDCggMV_YlaBR31wwPzEAEYASABEgLwwfD_BwE&num=1&pr=13:ZVLCFwAAAABr5u8naEZINywFQIxFvOoKHhqt4w&cid=CAQSGwDICaaN3TCVMYvpAlGMadVzDvVahBnlPpzYKxgB&sig=AOD64_3tNzUA57bQJLwdfgqu2mTpRmkXBQ&client=ca-pub-5722610347565274&nb=9&adurl=https://www.temu.com/moon_subject/un3.html%3F_bg_fs%3D1%26subj%3Ddpa-un-dal%26_p_jump_id%3D644%26_x_vst_scene%3Dadg%26goods_id%3D601099524919294%26sku_id%3D17592253392232%26adg_ctx%3Da-48e80609~c-752e75bb%26_x_ads_sub_channel%3Dfeed%26_p_rfs%3D1%26_x_ns_prz_type%3D-1%26locale_override%3D211~en~USD%26_x_ns_sku_id%3D17592253392232%26_x_ads_channel%3Dgoogle%26_x_gmc_account%3D647900107%26_x_login_type%3DGoogle%26_x_bg_adid%3Dgd326913-1%26topic_classify%3D120%26_x_ads_account%3D5408546592%26_x_ads_set%3D20153871782%26_x_ads_id%3D149991930157%26_x_ads_creative_id%3D661086993261%26_x_ns_source%3Dd%26_x_ns_gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIwNrk0KDCggMV_YlaBR31wwPzEAEYASABEgLwwfD_BwE%26_x_ns_placement%3Dcs.trains.com%26_x_ns_match_type%3D%26_x_ns_ad_position%3D%26_x_ns_product_id%3D%26_x_ns_target%3D%26_x_ns_devicemodel%3D%26_x_ns_wbraid%3D%7Bwbraid%7D%26_x_ns_gbraid%3D%7Bgbraid%7D%26_x_ns_targetid%3D%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIwNrk0KDCggMV_YlaBR31wwPzEAEYASABEgLwwfD_BwE

 

 

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, November 13, 2023 8:44 PM

Minor setback Sad

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 8:56 AM

Holy smoke Becky, what happened?  

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 9:29 AM

I was trying to fix something in the back corner and I got into a situation I couldn't get out of.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 9:41 AM

And here I was thinking she had a bad case of termites...

We got the new LED solar lights for the caboose wreathes charging up outside, and will test fit them afterwhile to see how they show up. Not much else goin's ons.

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10:24 AM

The thing that bugs me most about the situation is that I was chasing a short on the standard gauge line that I still have no idea what caused it.  It's fixed but how a track clip that wasn't touching the center rail could cause a short makes no sense.  Hmm

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:28 PM

pennytrains

I was trying to fix something in the back corner and I got into a situation I couldn't get out of.

 

Yikes!  Almost happened to me once but I was able to go into anti-booby trap mode and back out of it!  

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Posted by 8ntruck on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 6:58 PM

I saw the downed tree and my first thought was "Becky has a cat."

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, November 16, 2023 8:15 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 40 in the Potomac Highlands. Gonna work the back 40 today, blowing the leaves down the mountain (to my neighbors), as tomorrow may be soggy.

Big news in Fifedom, as my local NRHS chapter elected me VP. Even though I ran unopposed, I asked for a recount.

Also, got a nice new Hisense mini BeerBeerBeer fridge for the bar. It will help me "Stay Frosty", as Laz would say. Laugh

The Fifelings have been asking what Dad wants for Christmas"?  I forsee a lot of blue and yellow in my stocking. CO-CO-CO!

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, November 17, 2023 4:49 PM

Evening, not much going on train wise....I'm just taking it easy for the moment. 

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, November 17, 2023 8:48 PM

Fully recovered Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:21 PM

pennytrains
Fully recovered 

Oh cool!  The magic's back!  

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:36 AM

pennytrains

Fully recovered Big Smile

 

 

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:25 PM

A tiny bit of Marx in my bedroom with the buildings my grandmother knitted when I was about 6.

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:26 PM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:35 PM

Becky those little buildings are absolutely charming and you've worked your usual magic with the Christmas layout!  Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 19, 2023 5:30 AM

Now THAT gets me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks, Becky.YesCool

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