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August 2022 Coffee Pot: Open 24/7! A Classic Toy Train stop over for over 18 of our best years.

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August 2022 Coffee Pot: Open 24/7! A Classic Toy Train stop over for over 18 of our best years.
Posted by kblester on Monday, August 1, 2022 2:39 PM

True Classic place holder for now.

Hope all are enjoying the Summer of '22.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, August 1, 2022 4:00 PM

Thanks Buckeye.

Not much from the North Bluff but the heat has been turned back on but way better than a lot are seeing.

I got the repair common studs I needed to finish the repairs to the ZW I got in the package deal last month. Now to find a 2530 baggage car to fill out the set. Hmm

I have been working on getting my 1975 Triumph T160 bike running, so not much on the trains. Kick starting this thing with this bad limb may be a problem? Surprise I wil have to try to use the good one. I think I can but I like to run and swap out the fuel it at least once a year. Yes

Ran accross Ms, Becky on a Facebook page I visit, Can't miss her layout work. Big Smile

Bout it.

 

 

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Monday, August 1, 2022 5:56 PM

Evening, ran across a friend who's interested in the hobby, and he might possibly work with me on my layout that I have. (If he has time)

other than that, not much else is going on in my neck of the woods.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, August 1, 2022 7:02 PM

The club's excited about our Charlottesville train show this Saturday, but it's got it's own thread so I won't elaborate here.  

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, August 1, 2022 8:11 PM

KRM

Thanks Buckeye.

Not much from the North Bluff but the heat has been turned back on but way better than a lot are seeing.

I got the repair common studs I needed to finish the repairs to the ZW I got in the package deal last month. Now to find a 2530 baggage car to fill out the set. Hmm

I have been working on getting my 1975 Triumph T160 bike running, so not much on the trains. Kick starting this thing with this bad limb may be a problem? Surprise I wil have to try to use the good one. I think I can but I like to run and swap out the fuel it at least once a year. Yes

Ran accross Ms, Becky on a Facebook page I visit, Can't miss her layout work. Big Smile

Bout it.

 

 

 

Thanks Kevin!  I'm on about 50 groups!   It's fun but it can be hard to keep up with the way the "updates" work over there.  I  try to respond to the oldest comments first but it keeps yanking me back to show me the "just now" updates all the time!  I came over here to fix my brain!  Big Smile

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Monday, August 1, 2022 8:29 PM

Hot & Humid out here in western MA.

Excited and nervous, I have a consultation coming up at the end of the month for a major medical procedure. Been a long time in the making, and it's still a ways off, but I need to start talking to people and decide where to get it. I don't think I'd be where I am so far without my dad's help in particular, he's been really supportive.

Things are progressing well with the new trains I got last week. I have a happily running, smokin' 2056, and spent today working with my new 233. Will leave the details to the dedicated thread I made on that. Fixing trains is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon... but the lawn needs tending to, so I may not have time tomorrow!
Odds are good I'll be volunteering at the trolley museum again this coming weekend, so that's something to look forwards to. 
Take care all, happy August Big Smile
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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:47 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Hazy and 68 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Best be getting yard work done today, as tomorrow may be too hot.

Youngest Princess and I went back east this weekend for our old neighbor's funeral. It was good to see old friends, and the place was packed. Like I predicted, drove back thru all that rain, and was slip-sliding-away between Frederick and Hagerstown. I was worn out when I got home.

If I hadn't been such a roaddog as of late, I would attend Flint's show. Just don't feel like another trip this soon. Getting old...

kblester - Thanks for starting the new Coffee Pot.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:27 AM

fifedog
If I hadn't been such a roaddog as of late, I would attend Flint's show. Just don't feel like another trip this soon. Getting old...

VERY understandable!  Don't worry, there will be others. We're not going anywhere.

Honestly, a two-hour maximum drive is as far as I care to go for a train show.  I might make the "pilgrimage" to York one of these days but I'm in no rush, I've had pretty good luck finding stuff down here as it is so I really don't see the need.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:58 AM

Happy August, all

National Night out tonight - gotta support our brothers in blue.  I have my class B uniform laid out and ready.

We won our last regular season game last night 18-12, I went 2-3 with an RBI and played a respectible 3rd base.

I have my tickets for Greenburgs on Sunday, since Saturday is a work day for me.  The beautiful and amazing Ms. Jenni will be attending, I have some cash saved up for this.  Need to bring my EP-5 as it's giving me fits, I've done all I know to get this to run.  I'm sure the Train Doctor will be happy to see me, lol.

It's been pretty warm here, 90ish or so.  It's summer and I enjoy it.  Supposed to be a little less humid tomorrow for Playoff Game 1.  I have a meeting at 8, so this will be interesting to see if I make the meeting on time.  I'm presding....woooo boyeee.

I have to pick up an N scale layout in PA on the 14th, this will be a solo trip just me and the Magnum, lol - may negotiate for more N scale stuff, it belongs to a friend of ours.

Back to work.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:07 PM

Hello, folks!

Well I've ordered an MTH Bump n Go trolley from TrainWorld (Along with a Lionel Pizza Planet Aquarium car) 

I have a Lionel Coca-Cola bump n go trolley, but now I have an MTH one!

What can I say? I like trolleys!

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 7:05 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny & hot in the Potomac Highlands. Called into action early yesterday for babysitting youngest grandson. As Ms Kelly tended to the boy, I fixed the middle princess's guest toilet, then weeded her front and back walkways. Then it was time to go home and do my lawn. Done by 2pm, and I was spent. Steaks on the grill, then a little ice cream.

Becky - If you came here to "fix my brain", I can only imagine what those other sites are like. LaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:35 AM

KRM

Thanks Buckeye.

Your'e welcome Kev. 

Celebrating 18 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:36 AM

Good afternoon

Lower 90s today and lower humidity.  Nice summer weather for softball.

National Night Out to support our brothers in Blue.  Was a nice time. PD supplied pizza and ice cream.  Afterwards, had Subway (1 slice wasn't enough).  

Tomorrow is Drill Night and Mopar Night at the Local Cruise - temps near 100F - Jenni is insistant on going.  I have drill.  I may cave (maybe not).  Rain on Friday.

Speaking of Trolleys.....I have ordered one from Holly Beach Trains in Wildwood, NJ (We'll visit there in September while there for Fireman's Convention).

Prayers for all in need...

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:47 AM

Afternoon,

Nothing much going on here, just watching the Braves play the Phillies in a midweek day game.

I did see an MTH Railking SEPTA PCC streetcar on trainz.com (I've ordered from them before, can get some good deals there), but opted for the trolley I bought off of Trainworld

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:00 PM

pennytrains

Thanks Kevin!  I'm on about 50 groups!   

50 groups!!!!! I am only there and here and then not much. Surprise

Boy it is hot again, been hiding in the house from the heat so not getting much done on the Trident bike work but that's okay. Got all our money moved from Cat to Thrivent that I was going to do before the broken ankle deal, we will see how they do with it. Can't be much worse. Tongue Tied Good thing about this is wifey has people she knows now and can go to if and when I can't. Wink

Otherwise just cruising along on The North Bluff above Marseilles.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:55 PM

TheWaysideRailroader
MTH Railking SEPTA PCC streetcar on trainz.com

I've been looking (but not frantically) for the MTH Public Service PCC myself.  I've never seen one anywhere.  I suspect all are deeply ensconced in New Jersey O Gauger's basements never to see the light of day again for years!  

I did get very "right-place, right-time" lucky several years ago and got the MTH NJ Transit PCC.  Not the Public Service one but close enough! 

As I understand it SEPTA articles are a little tough to find as well. 

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:36 PM

Flintlock76

 

 

 

I've been looking (but not frantically) for the MTH Public Service PCC myself.  I've never seen one anywhere.  I suspect all are deeply ensconced in New Jersey O Gauger's basements never to see the light of day again for years!  

I did get very "right-place, right-time" lucky several years ago and got the MTH NJ Transit PCC.  Not the Public Service one but close enough! 

As I understand it SEPTA articles are a little tough to find as well. 

 

 

Well, in my case it must've been a right place at the right time thing for me as well

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 8:07 AM

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Well, in my case it must've been a right place at the right time thing for me as well

I guess so!  I was watching one of the Henning's Trains videos on YouTube and the subject of SEPTA models came up.  Harry, Bill, and Walt all agreed SEPTA models come and go quickly and once they've gone they take a while to surface again.

"You just don't see 'em!" 

Since Henning's is in the greater Philly area I'm sure they know what they're talking about.  For what it's worth I'm usually in Henning's once a year and I've never seen any SEPTA models there. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:59 PM

I got a Public Service Trolley from Atlas a few years ago - and the ONLY reason I got it was because I had seen those a long time ago.  Currently, that is packed up , like most of my train things, in it's orignial box.

It's time will come -- soon enough, lol

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:08 PM

anjdevil2
I got a Public Service Trolley from Atlas a few years ago

Me too!  The yellow Public Service trolley, and it was at a Fredericksburg VA train show, the last place I ever expected to see one.  It came as a complete set with track and transformer.  You'll run it soon enough, and it's a good runner.  I run mine on the innermost loop on the layout.  Atlas doesn't make 'em anymore.  Figures.  Why do "they" stop making the good stuff, like Milk Shake candy bars?

I don't remember the trolleys but I DO remember Public Service!  

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:12 PM

My trolley arrived today!

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:59 PM

Hi All,

No train news,,,,,,,but I got the 47 year old 1975 Truimph Trident T160 fired up yesterday and she started in only 5 kicks with my lame ankle foot! Yes Today I swapped out the year old gas for new and took it for a 17 mile spin around the countryside. Polish and once over and back to storage till next time. Funny but this soon to be 70 year old feels 23 again when I am on it. Big Smile

Got around today to post some pictures and a video link of the old bike.

 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/shorts/UwQQg05wOik

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:09 PM

KRM
Funny but this soon to be 70 year old feels 23 again when I am on it.

It ain't just a bike man, it's a time machine!  It does what it's supposed to do!

Kind of like the toy trains we love to play with!  Big Smile

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, August 5, 2022 11:42 AM

Rained last night, cloudy today, still in the 90s.

I have my Road Star - need to get it out this week - 2 wheel therapy is agood thing.  I could never understand why people buy bikes with radios - I ride to enjoy my surroundings and away from the "noise".

I'm getting a mental list of things that need to be sold - once I can get up in my train attic - my selling of the house is getting closer and I need to get to moving things.  I'll need to get my bed here - I love my mattress - but not until the showings are done.

Greenburgs on Sunday - can't wait!!

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, August 5, 2022 1:50 PM

Afternoon, put gas in my Tundra today, and boy was it a work out just to squeeze the lever to pump the gas....

Raining here right now and thundering in rural North Georgia.

Two train related items I ordered from the North Carolina Transportation Museum came in today via mail!
an orange t-shirt for the Original Norfolk Southern railway and a black hoodie with Norfolk and Western J Class 4-8-4 #611 (Southern 4501 is my favorite steamer, but 611 is a close second)

 

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, August 5, 2022 4:39 PM

Evenin' guys and gals. Rain and 71 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Spent the day with youngest princess in and around Hagerstown. She had an intern interview in Boonsboro, then had to get fingerprinted (digital). Laugh Punny...

Took a chance and stopped by The Train Room. He's still open with lots of merchandise. Picked up some scenery goodies, and the RAILKING flickering ghosties gondola. Owner handed me the new Lionel catalog, which apparently uses the same printer as CTT... Devil

Topped that off with a mall excursion, and fish and chips from Red Robin. For you Trekkies, Hallmark has an outstanding light up Enterprise tree topper, for $149.99 (I am not a Trekkie, but it's that cool). Headed home in the rain.

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, August 5, 2022 6:13 PM

TheWaysideRailroader

Afternoon, put gas in my Tundra today, and boy was it a work out just to squeeze the lever to pump the gas....

Raining here right now and thundering in rural North Georgia.

Two train related items I ordered from the North Carolina Transportation Museum came in today via mail!
an orange t-shirt for the Original Norfolk Southern railway and a black hoodie with Norfolk and Western J Class 4-8-4 #611 (Southern 4501 is my favorite steamer, but 611 is a close second) 

I have that engine in G scale Woops mine is 1405 just relooked. It's a 4-6-2

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:15 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny & 81 in the Potomac Highlands. Girls are headed to the Peach Festival. Fifey stuck at home, as I woke up with a wicked hamstring injury. I mean, this bugger runs from my glute to my fute. SPF will probably be my accomplishment for the day.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 4:16 PM

The club's train show's come and gone and it was a roaring success! Typically we sell 60 to 70 tables but this time there were 105 reserved!  We're stunned!  Everyone had a good time too and there was a lot to see.

What did I come home with?  Something I never thought I would.

http://www.dakotapaul.com/items/showitem.asp?iid=2452

Uh-huh, pre-war tinplate!  The set pictured is exactly what I got with the exception being a log car instead of a gondola.  The whole package looked so cool I couldn't pass it up and everything on the engine works, even the whistle tender.  I had it out in the Chugger Barn this afternoon "Partying like it was 1939!" 

A good day all around!  

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, August 7, 2022 6:16 PM

One of us....One of us...Smile, Wink & Grin

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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