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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:25 AM

Good Morning - 

Hot and Steamy here in Central Jersey

1 for 2 with a walk and run scored - we lost by 3

Worked until 530 to get to my game, then returned by 730 to work until 9, that turned into 10, as 2 shops out of Hawaii decided they wanted to get 3 cars done - I scanned 2 of them, the other one is scheduled for 6 AM their time - Noon here.  

Primary day in Jersey - time to figure out who will succeed in challenging Das Fuherer Phil Murphy......I'll do that at lunch - Mom is feeling well enough to work a half day at the polls.

Line/Exec Meeting tonight, I have to return 2 tables to the FD, then a ramp to Jenni's work.  May stay at Jenni's.  Her AC is on at her house.  Mom is comfortable at 90+ in the house.....me, not so much, lol

Nice work, Fife - Yeah, Miss Jenni LOVES her N scale - exactly why I do O gauge......

V8Dennis - 25 to life?  They should be executed (if found guilty, of course....Whistling )

OK - off to work - I'm working Noon to 9 tomorrow, so that should be interesting....

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:57 AM

78 degrees and HUMID. Cloudy but very low chance of rain per guessers.

Slept messy. In bed for 2 hours. On couch for 1 hour. Recliner for 3. All this pain meds don't work. Just makes you high, see things and thirsty. Also can't type. Fingers all over the keyboard.

Ultra sound at 2. Radiation at 3:45. Both at same hospital facility. They have shuttle to get me around.

Have a good one.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:12 AM

anjdevil2
V8Dennis - 25 to life?  They should be executed (if found guilty, of course.... )

In California?  Don't be surprised if they're just told to sit in a corner for an hour to "Think about what you did!"  

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:17 AM

Hello there.

Prayers Chief

Roy congas on 35 years, condolences to the Mrs.

Fife.....bet they are glad they found you

Checking in from radiology waiting room. Mrs. is having follow up Mammogram and ultrasound. Praying this is the end of it. Last time led to biopsy and surgery. Thankfully precancerous.

Back later

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:32 AM

Morning/afternoon folks!

Raining again first thing this am - officially we are 2" over (DFW airport) for 2021 - unofficially we are 6-8" over in the burbs.

Thanks all for the anniv congas! We had a very nice dinner last night at a nice restaurant. Been about a year since we went to a nice place.

We are going to visit my BIL this afternoon and take his dog to see him. BIL is in bad shape mentally - in and out of reality. He is now in a special care place for dementia - he can stay there unless he gets rude/mean or violent.

Chief - continued prayers on the treatments. Also been through the pain killer & sleep regimens - not long until they no longer help and then other problems/side effects start - I have learned to just live with the pain and interrupted sleep. Staying busy helps. Hope your issues are more temporary than mine.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:18 PM

PS....Mrs got an all clear.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:37 PM

Still HOT! Yesterday's rain they were yacking about all day was all of .15" and sucked up in no time. We are at Toast here. Roy, send us some of yours. BTW Congrats on 35 years, ours will be this Oct. Yes Our daughter turned 33 in March, what took you so long? Laugh Wink

Banks, great news on the wife!!

Chief, prayers on the treatments.

Kids shooting kids 12 and 13 year olds running around with guns on the streets, Children raising children,,,WTH is going on???

Only two dead ants in the basement today, progress!! Big Smile

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:44 PM

Back from visiting BIL. He is doing well in the new place. The home is nice with 8 rooms per building - single story - very clean - staff very attentive and nice. Did not recognize his dog - but after a while seemed to remember.

Banks - great news!

Kev - Laugh

Regards, Roy

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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:09 PM

Banks

PS....Mrs got an all clear.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:35 PM

Banks - YesCool

Roy -     YesCowboy

rt -         YesCaptain

Chief-     YesAngel

Kinda makes me want to sing Y-M-C-A....

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:11 PM

Call me claustrophobic, but I hit the chicken switch half way through an MRI today.  Tongue Tied

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Posted by smokey1 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:34 PM

pennytrains

Call me claustrophobic, but I hit the chicken switch half way through an MRI today.  Tongue Tied 

Don't feel bad, I'm claustrophobic, Didn't know it until I tried to become a submariner when I was in the navy and they put us in this small room ( more or less) to do a simulated escape from a sub and I started having big problems, yeah I got disqualified from sub school.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:39 PM

Banks, Roy, rt, Chief, I'm so happy for you all!  A bright light of good news in this dismal world we seem to live in.

Becky, next time take a deep breath, think of the good the MRI can do you, and tap that inner strength we know you've got.  

You've taught us more than you'll ever know of what one person can accomplish when they put their minds to something!  

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:12 AM

they give Mrs Adivan or Valium an hour before it's scheduled

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:19 AM

Good morning folks!

Cloudy and very muggy - the rains and the cooler temps have moved on - temps will hit our normal hi-80's/lo-90's - and with all the moisture on the ground - gonna be ugly - like Houston or New Orleans in August - Ow!

Spent a couple of hours in the afternoon working on transferring the metal mounting brackets from the old El Cam dash assembly to the new reproduction dash. A bit of a science project. This will take a few days due to original parts not really fitting the new mounting holes. A tedious but pleasant project.

Today is one of my 6 week checkups with the cancer surgeon doc after lunch.

Becky - hang in there! I close my eyes and concentrate on other things.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:37 AM

Best of wishes for your check-up. :) 

I have an eye exam today. Boy, do I ever need new glasses. These are falling apart. 

Still waiting for the carpet to be put in the train room. ( 22 June 2021) Ordered 29 March, almost 2 months wait. Then I can start working on my new layout and get things back into the train room. I have stuff in this room behind me, three stacks about 6' tall and about 2' wide each, 3 closets full of stuff, an area in my barn-type shed loft of about 7'W x 12'D and 2' - 3' H. My main concern is stuff behind me and stuff in the shed. ( shed is climate control so weather-wise not worried just want it out of there. I insulated it real well and have heat and A/C in there. 

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:14 AM

Wed.82 Thur. 84 Fri. 87 soon it will be hot all the time.

Remember I used to say were going shooting today. My friend got Alzimers, at first he couldent remember the names of towns and things. He had a heart attack in his sleep around a year ago. He was a real talker and the last year he couldent talk beyond how are you because he couldent remember anything. He seemed to strive to eat as unheart healthy as you can I wonder if that wasen't the cause of his demise.

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:20 AM

Wed.82 Thur. 84 Fri. 87 soon it will be hot all the time.

Remember I used to say were going shooting today. My friend got Alzimers, at first he couldent remember the names of towns and things. He had a heart attack in his sleep around a year ago. He was a real talker and the last year he couldent talk beyond how are you because he couldent remember anything. He seemed to strive to eat as unheart healthy as you can I wonder if that wasen't the cause of his demise.

I have a bunch of guns and ammo that just sits as I don't think I would enjoy going to the range by myself

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:00 AM

V8Vega
I have a bunch of guns and ammo that just sits as I don't think I would enjoy going to the range by myself

Same here.  It's just plain different without a partner to banter and compare notes with.  The antiques look good over the fireplace but aside from that I haven't busted a cap in a long time.  Maybe  in the future I'll try it again but for now I have fun playing with the trains!  

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:57 PM

Dryer than a popcorn fart here, sure could use some rain!  Storm

I have enough of guns and ammo as well but have not shot a round for over two years but with all the problems this year with racoons it may be time. Whistling If I don't wife just may. Surprise

Been trying to get a tree service to come out and quote some tall tree trimming close to the house, guess they have plenty of work to do. Called three places and have only got one call back and he has blown me off for two days now. Angry

The grand-son made the All Star Baseball Team.. looks like the season isn't over yet !  Yes

Prayers for all in need!!!

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:00 PM

Good afternoon - 

Late post as I started work at noon eastern - I'll be on until 9PM Temporary shift change.

Meeting went well, some admin issues, but the parliamentarian will investigate and suggest course(s) of action.

Was in the car and about to head to Jenni's when we had a fire call - I made first due - car fire on the Turnpike - car got rear ended and caught fire - everyone made it out - the Magnesium show when hit with cold water was very cool.  I used the jaws to pop the hood, then rolled up the hose when we were done.  Wrapped that up and headed to Jenni's for dinner.

We have set the day as June 4th, 2022 - hopefully our annulment paperwork will be completed and we'll be done with that.
June 4th in History: World War II: The Battle of Midway begins.  I hope that that is not a bad omen - lol.

Cut the lawn this morning before work - yeah, that was a bad idea - waaaay too hot, but I can't do it this weekend.

Will try to get the tables back to the FD tonight - last night was elections and we couldn't get up there.  So, tonight..............

Rain and thunder rolled through last night but wasn't much rain, the humidity is back - more of the same for later today.

The Ex and her husband returned to Florida today.  I hope my daughter had a nice visit with her.  

I'm off to Mt. Airy, MD on Saturday for a wedding - I'm escorting my Mom - some ritzy campground or some such - I'm just driving, lol

Becky a- you got this, sista!!

Prayers for good results for Chief, Roy and that's great News, Banks!!!

OK back to work - will check in when I can.

I am the monster in your head...And I thought you'd learn by now, It seems you haven't yet.
I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:54 PM

Evenin' boys and girls. Mowed most of the lawn between the raindrops this morning, then helped Ms Kelly clean the air duct vents. The rest of the day has been spent re-wiring the #1 Main in the train room, complete with new power feeds. I did find a 100' spool of 20/2 electric wire at Lowe's, and it did the trick. No longer have to feather the throttle when the loco gets to the most distant track work. It turned out to be nearly a two volt gain. Also replaced hidden Lionel trackage on Upper Line, with Atlas Industrial Rail, for continuity. Again, train runs smoother up there now.

It was just announced that my former boss at WMSR is being replaced by the BoD. Good luck to the new guy. Hope he can get that entity turned around.

anjdevil - I'll head to the dry-cleaners with my top hat and tails...Pirate

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:50 AM

Morning all!

Partly sunny and will be HOT and MUGGY! Summertime! Cool

Well Doc visit went well - I am where I am supposed to be - but doc told me in response to some of the painful side effects I am dealing with that it will be a year to 18 months before I heal up from the radiation treatments. Was not really wanting to hear that - but knew it in the back of my mind. Oh well...

Bought some Evaporust at Harbor Freight to soak some very rusty dash mounting brackets. Wowzers! Worked great and brackets look like new after a 4 hr soak. Had seen Evaporust used by several Youtubers for tool and machine rescue/rebuilds and decided to try it out. $30 for a gallon but well worth it vs wire wheeling stuff and it gets into crevices a wire wheel or brush will never reach. Had tried some of the other methods using household stuff like vinegar, but the results were not as good and it takes a very long time for a mediocre result compared to the Evaporust. Next time I have a rusty toy train part I will give it a try.

Kev - congrats on the GS making the all-star team!

Regards, Roy

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:52 PM

Roy, Evaporust sounds interesting.  Can it be re-used, that is put it in a bucket, let it do its thing, then pour it back into the container for future use?  It sounds like something I can use for some railroad lantern restorations.

Wayne

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:26 PM

Wayne - Yes. Keep using it until it quits working. Iron/etc will settle out. Non-Toxic. Biodegradable. Uses a chelating chemical process vs acid (like vinegar). For me it worked as advertised. Like some of the pics in the link below. Amazing.

https://evapo-rust.com/evapo-rust/

I think it would work great for removing rust from steel lanterns. My brackets were stamped steel. I have seen it remove rust from cast iron in YT videos.

Always test on a similar part before doing something that may be irreplacable.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:07 PM

Thanks Roy!  

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:45 PM

anjdevil2
Becky a- you got this, sista!!

I'm gonna find me an OPEN MRI machine!  Wink

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32 AM

Mornin' boys and girls. Wet and 65 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Just got back from PT (heel Spurs). Got all the yard work done yesterday, before the skies opened up. Calling for flash-flooding across the region. Wifey wants to go grocery shopping today.

Pennytrains - Accessible MRI is the proper search term. Two places highlighted in Snohizo. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, June 11, 2021 11:29 AM

Good morning!

Cloudy and hoooomid - 90 today - 240 heat index Cool

Spent yesterday working on the new dash. The thickness of the new molding is twice that of the original (a good thing) but that means few to none of the stamped panel U-nuts fit (a bad thing). Existing ones allow 1/8" panel thickness and the new dash requires at least 1/4" - which are scarce/hard to find. Took a lot of time to test fit all the trim panels to make sure they fit and not under pressure (37 yr old plastic trim panels crack easily under pressure). Had to do some grinding here and there. Now I am priming/painting all the underdash metal mounting hardware to minimize it rusting again. Also having to fabricate some small hangers for the wiring harness as the original had barbs woven into the harness that plugged (basically permanently) into holes in the rear of the dash. The repro dash has the pads but not the proper holes for the barbs - and all but one of the barbs broke when I pulled them.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by DJSpanky on Friday, June 11, 2021 11:36 AM

Howdy all!

Trying to get through the week. Had a rollout last night at 10, I got started a little early to backup up the DB, which takes about 13-14 minutes. Then pretty much sat around as a few things went wrong and the rollout and testing got stretched to 12:36. Fun.

Hoping to do a couple of things over the weekend, weather permitting. I did move the pieces of the table for the Halloween disply up to the attic last night around 9-10. It was only 91° at that point, really cooling off up there.

wrmcclellan
Well Doc visit went well - I am where I am supposed to be - but doc told me in response to some of the painful side effects I am dealing with that it will be a year to 18 months before I heal up from the radiation treatments. Was not really wanting to hear that - but knew it in the back of my mind. Oh well...


Stick with it Roy, I know the side effects take a while go get over, but ya get a little better every day.

anjdevil2
I'm off to Mt. Airy, MD on Saturday for a wedding - I'm escorting my Mom - some ritzy campground or some such - I'm just driving, lol


Where ya going, Mt. Airy Lodge? For those unaware, that was the place that advertised here in NJ in the last 70's, early 80's for weekend getaways where you could get a room with a heart shaped pool.

Tyler has to do a final project for AP Java and Computer Science. He's decided to build a chess application - I've been working with him on the layout and internal architecture of the code. It's a lot of fun working with him on it, especially since this is my profession.

C'mon weekend!

Have a good one!

Spank


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