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July '22 Coffee Pot. Foot long hotdogs smothered in chilli, onions, mustard, coleslaw, and grits! A Yankee-Doodle-Dandy tradition for 18 years.
Posted by fifedog on Friday, July 1, 2022 6:10 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and hazy along the Alleghany front range. Will be headed up to the museum later on, and start decorating the chapter caboose for the 4th.

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Posted by roundstick3@gmail.com on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:07 AM

Here in Vermont we call them Michigan's for these footling monsters... but being in Michigan no one there calls them that.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:00 AM

Good Morning

I got several "housekeeping" issues handled for the county fireman's association, so I should be ok until the July meeting next Wednesday.  yeah, right, lol

Was supposed to hit Asbury Park last night for the cruise but, we opted to go to the local cruise instead.  It made the Mrs. much happier.

Heat an humidity have finally invaded Central Jersey, so the air is on.

Party tomorrow, my in laws on Sunday  - after I cut the Princess' lawn - then Sunday picnic at the Princess'.  Probably her last event in Jersey as she leaves for FLA USA in either October or November.

78F going to 90 something later.......

 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, July 1, 2022 4:23 PM

Everyone please have a fun and safe 4th. Pray for our country and our way of life.

Wow Fife, so sorry about your pal, that was fast?

Went to the store for food today, first time in 4 months and a week. feeling better every day. Yes Still miles away from where I was if I ever get back there who knows?

No holiday plans so the cost of gas don't matter. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:50 PM

Blazing sun and 91.  Cold front moves in, 66 and cloudy.  Rain starts, hot and humid like Bangkok!  Paradise  Keep the toppings.  I like my hot dogs naked!  Dinner

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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:23 PM

Fourth of July weekend.  Looks like this year is going to be kind of quiet here.  

Hope everybody has a good and safe weekend - especially if you are planning on setting off fireworks.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, July 1, 2022 9:15 PM

Fourth of July weekend.

hopefully, my dad will be well enough to cook some burgers and hot dogs on the grill! (He had a Total Hip Replacement last month, so we'll see)

other than that, no plans.

(My grandfather was born on the 4th in 1935, he sparked the train interest for me. He had post war lionel trains, and one MPC set, The post war being I believe a Lionel Baby Hudson. I now have that and his trains. He passed away in 2018) 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, July 1, 2022 11:17 PM

It was pretty darn hot today, but overall I think I'm adapting relatively well to being back home. In spite of the heat, I managed to get the mowing taken care of for the first time since before we went on vacation.
Just got back from going to see fireworks with the 'fam, it was fun as usual. It was a little bit buggy, especially on the walk back to the car- otherwise a pleasant ordeal Smile, Wink & Grin

Earlier this week I had idly looked into how much a 6519 Allis-Chalmers car was going for on eBay, since I'd never looked into how tough it was to get my hands on one, and it turned out they could be had cheaper than I thought. I dropped a bid on an auction that started at $5 and nobody else jumped. All in all, it was about $16 after shippin' and tax, not too bad for an online purchase of a single car. Should probably come some time tomorrow.

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:42 AM

Mornin' sleepyheads. Zzz 70 degrees and Lightning along the Patterson Creek cut-off, which meant FifeMax woke me up to hold his paws... So I'm drinking coffee and posting a new video.

Did get Clinchfield 1072 all decorated, and cleaned all the windows since I had the ladder out. First time anyone's been on the caboose roof in awhile. After 4 hours in the heat, Fifey was spent.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:33 AM

Happy 4th weekend

Rain and humid today, 1 party was postponed until tomorrow and that ain't gonna fly.  So, tomorrow we head to my in laws for pool/hot tub and BBQ.  Have to cut the lawn at my Princess' prior to leaving.

Saw some fireworks from the comfort of the '70 road runner convert, topless, of course!!  Picked up my Hemi Magnum (and they messed up the exhaust, but will look at it Tuesday).  Will replace the belt tensioner between the rain drops and maybe head to PA for some boom boom stuff.

Nice job, Fife, but working in 90+F in the sun ain't a great idea (like I should talk....lol)

Be safe everyone - I hate doing fire calls during holidays, lol

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 11:39 AM

Aside from running the Spirit of '76 Lionel cars (With the President Washington pulling them!) I've got no plans for the Fourth at the moment. AND the Revolutionary War flag collection will be displayed on the Fortress Flintlock!  We'll see what the weekend brings, aside from Winston the Attack Basset getting a bath!  

He WON'T be happy!  

Hot dogs?  I like 'em with Gulden's brown mustard but that's as far as I go.  Anyone besides me dislike that squeeze bottle they're putting it in now?  I miss the jar!

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:43 PM

Yo,

Getting hotter by the day on The North Bluff. Ran trains yesterday and wifey's #41 switcher from 1955 decided to just sit there and buzz? After a look I found the brushes wore down to the springs. Got a new set on order and I am thinking that will get her back to working order. When I was working on it an alarm kept going off in the sump pump hole. So after looking it was coming on because the back up battery was low. Funny because the back up pump has not worked for years. As I checked on things the battery charger is now as bad as the back up pump. SO I just took it all off line and will figure something else out later. The main pump still works but I will NEVER get another Wayne set up again,,,JUNK!

People around here are getting an early start blowing things up. With 3 camp grounds within 3 miles a lot is going on.

Hot dogs,, wifey likes the garden on hers, I am ketchup mustard and relish. Huh?

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:21 PM

Evening, not doing much now...Enjoying my night after work.

Hot dogs, I like mine with ketchup and Chili. Sometimes, I'll put ketchup, mustard, relish and onions on it. I've even had one with sauerkraut! 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:32 PM

Funny you mention a 1955 No. 41, 'cause I volunteered at the trolley museum today and decided to bring my '55 No. 41 up with my space n military cars to run on our layout for the 4th. They were the best red, white, and blues I had, and the '41 seemed fitting to pull them even though it's not as colorful. Mine runs well, but iirc I replaced the brushes when I serviced it, late last fall.
If it still isn't behaving after the brush replacement, my next thoughts are (without knowing the service history of your wife's) to check if the E-Unit is stuck, and to see if there's old lubricant jamming up the works. 
I absolutely love my 41 and I think in due course I'll need to track down another one of these little critters, done up for a different road. Postwar or MPC, not too particular since they all (should) use open frame motors.

Weekend going well so far, met some lovely people at the museum today. A family came by, there was a 95 year old woman who told us about how she grew up in Springfield MA and her house was right next to one of the trolley stops- she recounted a number of very cool details, it was a real treat to get to talk with her. I hope we see them again.

Today my 6519 Allis-Chalmers car arrived in the mail- well packed in a sturdy box, thank goodness. Currently in the proccess of getting it ready to roll again, which hasn't been much fuss so far since it's in pretty good shape. I'm also having fun trying to learn more about the prototype car that Lionel based the model off of.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, July 3, 2022 6:09 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Overcast and 67 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Sipping my Coffee, tapping away on the keyboard, and listening to the Everly Bros Songs Our Daddy Taught Us in the background. Not much on the docket today, just the Nascar race this afternoon.

Hot day on the station platform yesterday. Met lots of nice folks before and after their train ride, but made my way to the RR museum's AC in between. Wifey bought me a cheesesteak "wedgie" from the local pizza shop.

Dinner

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, July 3, 2022 9:29 AM

Good Morning,

Got back from 2 weeks of vacation last night. We drove from Duluth to northern Maine and back, covering approximatey 3,900 miles. We took a vehicle stuffed with treasures to our daughter and her family. It was a LOT of driving and well worth the time to spend some time with our 9 month old grandson. This morning I am sitting on our deck overlooking the St Louis river and enjoying the sun and breeze and a cup of coffee.  Dorothy was right "There is no place like home."

Looking forward to getting back into our normal routine and getting back to summer projects.  Have a great holiday weekend.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:19 PM

Greg, I'll be near Wiscasset ME late July, but my family usually in past years would go camping on Mount Desert Island, and enjoy Acadia National Park. Ever since conditions made it impossible to go, we've been visiting a family friend who spends the summer in ME, which is also a real delight- it tends to involve a good deal of sailing, which I really enjoy but have never done elsewhere. 

Was able to make it up to the trolley museum again today- it was a blast! We had lots of people come to visit, and the crew was kept nicely busy. There was just enough time (and personel) to squeeze in a lunch break Smile, Wink & Grin
One of the volunteers brought his speeder and was giving rides, and gave very helpful pointers on getting the museum's (on loan from a private owner) speeder to run optimally. Got to take it for a little spin before it got tucked back into its shed! It's a wonderful little machine, I hope I'll get to spend more time with it at some point this summer. Hopefully even give rides to folks.

Tomorrow will be time spent with the family, we have a cookout planned and will be celebrating my grandparents' 60th anniversary. Will probably bring trains to amuse the younger children (and maybe a few of the adults).

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Monday, July 4, 2022 7:07 AM

Happy and Safe 4th of July to all.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, July 4, 2022 7:47 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny & 63 in the Potomac Highlands. Nurse Princess hosting a little cookout today. Girls made cake-pops last night. Good Nascar race at ROA/Wisconsin. Reddick will be around awhile.

Happy 4th of July. Don't run with sparklers.

 

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, July 4, 2022 3:48 PM

Prayers for the casualties, families and community of the Highland Park parade shooting.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, July 4, 2022 4:41 PM

Hi gang, torn today, the Highland Park parade shooting?????  Back when one shot was one hit it may of been stoped, but as long as someone can just spray lead with no skill what end is there? JMHO  Angel not to start anything, just saying. Enough.

 So the Train question is if you could would you? Looks like a great buy  to me and only a 190 mile round trip. Should I????? Talked to them today and have the option.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, July 4, 2022 5:50 PM

If you can, and feel up to the trip, go for it!  You deserve something good after the time you've been having this year!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 4, 2022 6:52 PM

That whole package for $225?  Oh hell yeah it's work the trip, from what I can see from the picture, although there's nothing like seeing it in person.

A working 2055 in good exterior condition is worth about $150 by itself, more or less. And look at everything else you're getting.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Monday, July 4, 2022 11:19 PM

Hello there.

I find myself unable to sleep at the moment. (Guess it could be the grilled hot dogs with Ketchup and Cole Slaw I had)....Anyways, I waited until 11:30 for the Atlanta Braves to restart their game against the St. Louis Cardinals...

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 3:32 PM

All you can say about today is HOT,,,,96 feels like 106. Hiding in the shop with the AC on and a cold, Beer Wink

Well I am locked in and all set to take the trip and pick up those trains on Thursday mid day. I am hot for those 2500 series - Silver Dawn. # 2531-2534, passenger cars myself. The 2055 with tender will be nice as well as all of the post war freight cars. And a ZW. The track is of the brown tie issues and I think that places the stuff around 1960?  Best of all she told me she will take $200 to help me out with the gas. Yes

She told me her husband who passed only used the trains around the X-mass tree each year. So we shall see. My neighbor is going to take the drive with me to get them so we will do a lunch thing someplace up there. should be fun. Like Penny said, I have not had the best time this year and have not gone out much so I am looking foward to this outing. I will let you know what is all in the package once I see them. It will be interesting to see if the passenger cars are post war or classic re-makes? That catalog in the package looks to be from 1997 either way I don't think I can pass it up. I think they reproduced those cars in the 90s but not sure?

Best get

 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 4:26 PM

Kev - Nice grab on the booty, matie! YesPirate

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:34 PM

If those are the car numbers you're golden.  I see cars lettered for Santa Fe produced in 1991, but only the coach and dome/observation have car name plates.

The 1996 set is the one that's possible.  It had the 19160 REA baggage, 19161 SILVER SKY coach, 19162 SILVER MESA dome and 19163 SILVER RAIL obs.

FYI, the D&RGW cars made in 91 have CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR plates above and SILVER name plates below.  They were the 19122 ANTELOPE baggage, 19123 BRONCO dome, 19124 COLT dome, 19125 MUSTANG dome, 19126 PONY dome and 19127 dome obs.  So at least for that set they were all domes outside the baggage car.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:36 PM

I'm tempted to drive up to Illinois and grab it myself!

Just kidding 'K!  I've got plenty of pickin's down here in Virginia!  Wink

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:31 AM

Happy Mid Week

Took another look at my train inventory on Monday - plans are formulating on the transferrence of train items to my parents house.  And there is a lot to move.  Probably September I'll start - there is a lot at the parent's house to move around to my liking first.

My Magnum exhaust will hopefully be done tonight, I'll pick it up after softball at 6 and County Fireman's meeting at 8, so It's gonna be a late night for me.  Next is tires, most likely on Saturday.  We leave for Chryslers at Carlisle in a week + 1 day, so the tire thing needs to get done.

83F now getting to 88F later.

Kev - NICE pick up!!

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:12 PM

NICE, cooled way back today. Only 83 outside, way better than yesterday's 96. We also picked up a much needed 3/4" of rain over night. Maybe the grass will green up by the weekend. I will post pictures if everything works out tomorrow on the train buy. Not sure what I will be getting. I think that 2055 was 1953 to 55 only. Those freight cars all seem to be about there. I looked but am not finding any set the fits the consist so far. Tongue Tied

Later!

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