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September Coffee Pot. It’s that time of year for Pumpkin Spice GRITS!

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September Coffee Pot. It’s that time of year for Pumpkin Spice GRITS!
Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:09 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 59 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. We did get that rain, and I did get the yard work finished. Been spending the last couple evenings in the train room, working on the scenery on the last section of the layout. Giving the Lionel Generals a work out as well, with no pile-ups. However, the outlaw keeps catching his head on one of the tunnel portals.Black Eye

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, September 1, 2022 8:46 AM

fifedog
However, the outlaw keeps catching his head on one of the tunnel portals.

Serves him right!  "Wages of sin" and all that don't ya know! 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:16 AM

Good Morning

Pumpkin Spice Grits?  Yeah, I'll pass...

Great time seeing Rammstein in Philly - short sleep time - 2nd cup o'joe down the hatch.  Jenni is dragging behind as well, she just left for work, albeit late.

Plans for tonight, check in and log all my "sets" and get them in the attic, then start clearing out the garage for a going through in 2 weeks.  Will be over the Pricess's house to help her put away a few things and I may bring home more train stuff.  Then that will be logged in and inserted up in the attic.

In clearing out the sets, I got to move and group some limited edition things like the Lionel Train Day cars, the Atlas O Golden Spike cars and the TCA-Message Group cars.  All 1 issue only and most still boxed in their shippers. 

Once I get all those sereies together, they they will make the trip over.  Then get logged in and noted.  This will help with insurance which I'm thinking about and will help me either get additional rolling stock or decide not to get more of same.

I have a few boxed engines as well, so I need to get them in 1 spot and geet them all logged in and put away.  I have found my Conrail set with add on cars by K-Line.  This was given to employees with a good safety record.  Love that set.

Loads to do, we sign the papers for house sale on the 12th.  I anticipate closing in October or Early November.

OK I've rattled on enough - back to work

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Thursday, September 1, 2022 6:58 PM

Evening, about to watch some College football for the first time this season!

Purdue vs Penn State! (Boiler up!) 

Nothing train related to report for now...

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:35 PM

Got to put in my occasional page 1 appearance.  No train related items.  Mowed the lawn, beat my wife in a game of cribbage over a cup of espresso, took a pontoon ride around the lake and got the picknic table legs wire brushed in prep for new paint.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, September 2, 2022 5:39 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 58 in the Potomac Highlands. Will be at the museum and caboose today.

Yesterday, Ms Kelly wanted to go for a drive, so we made our way up to Deep Creek and Oakland, MD. There are several shops that we frequent when in town, and she picked out some baubles and trinkets, mainly decor. However, I was able to score a near flawless AF 933 B&O boxcar. It had a decent box, but flap was torn off. $20  When I saw it, I said,"You're going home with me."

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, September 2, 2022 11:10 AM

Good Afternoon 

Brought over a few more things last night, as I had to help the Princess pack for her camping trip.

I started a spreadsheet so whatever goes up stairs cand be logged and accounted for.  

Shopping and making dinner on tap tonight, work as usual tomorrow.  We may go and see Top Gun at a local theatre, it's National Cinema Day, so tickets are $3 + tax.

Trip to Mountain Top, PA on Monday, hope to finally get the N scale layout home.

That's all from here for now

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 Monday, September 5, 2022 9:13 AM

Mornin' gu HOLY COW MY 43 WAS IN VICTORY LANE! YES! Embarrassed Heh-hmm. Pardon me. Yes, um where was I. Raining and 70's along the Patterson Creek cut-off. No Labor Day plans, just trying to finish the plaster work on the layout.

Thunderstorm last night, so Wifey and I had FifeMax in the train room for a bit. She was really complimenting my achievements, and asked about future projects. She's not crazy about the grey color on the shelves though.

Spent all day Friday and Saturday at the chapter caboose and the RR museum. Talked to a lot of nice folks. We might be moving into the WM Station in the near future.

Hope everyone has a nice Labor Day.

ANDDDD...the 43 won last night!!! Big SmileYeah

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 5, 2022 11:29 AM

fifedog
ANDDDD...the 43 won last night!!! 

Well that's great to hear!

Even if the 43 car doesn't look like it's supposed to anymore!  Wink

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 11:40 AM

Greetings railroad folk,

In my world September has always marked the beginning of toy train season.  The weather is definitly starting to change and the daylight hours have already started to decrease.  I'm trying to motivate myself to get started on some long deferred projects.  Actually I have been trying to tell myself that for the last 3 years since I retired.  The first step will be to finish some painting projects on the basement walls and painting the base for the new layout.  At least the lighting has been changed and improved in the train areas.

I will keep you posted.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 2:54 PM

Northwoods - In your world, September means icicles on the North Pier lighthouse, does it not...?Laugh

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:10 PM

Not with the 80+ degree days we have been having.  We do actually have summer up here.  However we have been spared the blistering and baking heat that the rest of the country has been getting.

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:21 PM

And those of us that enjoy a good Alberta clipper are glad that it isn't roasting in the north woods!  Our high so far was 97 back in June when we were at apogee.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11:53 AM

The 43 won a race???  

Too bad it was in a Chevy Sigh - King RIchard will always be the KING especially if he's in a Dodge or a Plymouth

Home on Monday with a nice N Scale set up for Jenni - the rental was $225!!  I had to rent a van as I didn't have a vehicle that would fit it.  It's in the garage awaiting a place in the house in the next couple of days.

Put a few things on Craigs List, they need to go. Made some headway cleaning the house, more stuff up in the attic, still a long ways to go to get the contents of my house to my Mom's.  I am using a spreadsheet to make sure I list everything I have and that makes it a little easier for everyone including me and my bride.

Prepping for our motorcycle ride to Jersey City and the Empty Sky memorial, accross the river from Ground Zero.

Rained Monday night and yesterday, looks like the gray is going away, hope to see sun later today.

 

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 7:42 PM

Evening, played my first softball game of the season today! 6-0 loss. Didn't make the greatest of pitches and what not, but it is still early.

Not much going on that's train related, told a friend who went to the train show in March about the Foley train Museum in Foley, AL. (The big O-gauge layout they have, I've been there before.) He may go there next time he is in that area!

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, September 9, 2022 7:58 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Cool, damp and foggy along the Allegheny front range. Was hoping things would dry some to cut the lawn. I've been RoadDog this week, with trips to Stewartstown and Baltimore. Helped my buddy's widow move to her condo on Wednesday. Spent that evening at Oldest Princess home, visiting with the boys. Thursday morning paid visit with old neighbors, then headed to police range for yearly qualifying. Then back home.

Today is another family funeral up near Huntington, PA. Sister-in-law joined Ms Kelly's brother.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:43 PM

My Condolences and Prayers to you and your Family, Fife.

60s this AM 83F later

Most of the trains that I brought over are now put away and logged in.  The upstairs is ready for a vacuum and set to have my sister come over and go through more stuff from my parents.

More stuff will be heading to Jenni's probably tonight, to clear out the garage as the garage is going to be gone through as well.  The Road Star will be taking up residence back at my house.  Still lots of moving parts here, but there is progress.

Looks like my 2021 Golden Spike car will be in tomorrow!!

Vacation commences on Thursday morning and the countdown clock is ticking, lol

 

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I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by KRM on Saturday, September 10, 2022 2:48 PM

Hi gang, been a lot going on of late.

Sorry Fife for your sister in law.

It just keeps on coming,, yesterdat I had a Thyroid nodule needle biopsy, and,,,,nope I didn't like it. Yeah, nodule, nice word for tumor. First seen it with a CAT scan from the broken back and ankle in Feb. So they decided to dig into it. Bang Head  We will see?

I thought I scored a great deal on a Williams 2530 repo of the Lionel baggage car to go with those 2500 series passenger cars I got in that package deal. Thing looks great,,,,,,,,,,,BUT it un-couples on curves ??? Any ideas? I could sure use some help on this one? Huh? one coupler hangs kind of low the other is spot on but place it either way and they still un-hook??  Bang Head Bang Head

We had to replace the 15 year old well water system and OUCH that hurt,,,$4970.00 later we have great water.

Birthday party tomorrow for the daughter's oldest girl. Wow 12 years old already.

Best get.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 11, 2022 8:31 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. And thanks. Overcast and 66 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. I'm volunteering at the chapter caboose this weekend during Cumberland Heritage festival. The Scenic Railroad is not running trains, nor having a presence...

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 11, 2022 6:48 PM

The setting sun reminds me of the quiet skies, deserted streets and feeling of uncertainty that permeated this night 21 years ago.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:04 PM

pennytrains

The setting sun reminds me of the quiet skies, deserted streets and feeling of uncertainty that permeated this night 21 years ago.

 

"Never forget, never forgive."  

Rest in peace, the fallen of 9/11/2001. 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, September 12, 2022 6:27 PM

Evenin' guys and gals. Soggy and 70's in the Potomac Highlands. Today is an important date in O-gauge lore, as Fifepup was born, which rekindled my interest in Lionel trains. He would receive the Western Maryland hopper set that Christmas, and I would slowly lose interest in N-scale from then on. I'm sure it's on the Company calendar...

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:57 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Clear and 54 along the Allegheny front range. Yard work and grocery shopping await me today. Since a nationwide rail-strike is looming tomorrow, Wifey and I grabbed some ice cream and went trackside in town, after dinner. Saw several CSX freights in an hour's time.

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:08 AM

The strike has been averted, for the time being, a final vote will be done in a few weeks when both sides have time to cool off. Then we get to go threw this all over again ( I hope not ) 

Morning all. 

67* going to 81* today. no real news. 

The garage/storage room has its own sub-panel box now. I still need to separate the Garage outlets from the storage room lights & outlets. that will be down the road. Simple process. 

Need to start insulating the garage overhead.

That's about all for now.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:48 PM

Hello all,

Just to inform those of you who contributed to a TCA Memorial Brick for Banks Wallace. The TCA informed me today that they have received the brick (and mini-brick for Bank's widow/family). They are checking the inscriptions are correct per the order and then the bricks for the TCA Museum walk will be scheduled for placement (hopefully by Oct York) and the mini-brick mailed to Banks' widow Therese.

I have kept up with Therese over the past year and she is doing well with support of family (many within a few blocks) and friends. Banks Jr recently got called back to the RR and is working shifts again. No loss of seniority.

Forgot to add that TCA was short staff, had an issue with the brick supplier, thus the long lag from when I made the order back in August '21.

Take care all!

Regards, Roy

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:49 PM

Evening folks,

Played another softball game yesterday. Struck out some players, got a couple of hits and scored a run! We won that game, but I don't know the final score...

The field I played at must've had some railroad tracks nearby as you could hear the train horns blow! 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:28 PM

Roy - Thank you so much. Love you. Miss you.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:46 PM

Hey Gang. Long time, no see-

Needed to take some time away, looking to get back into being active on the forum. Every so often I need to take breaks from this kind of thing, doesn't mean I won't be back for more Smile

I guess the latest news is that it's a little lonely since the brothers went back off to college, just me and the youngest brother in town now. Managing ok, but we're pretty close-knit so it's tough getting used to it after having them around all summer.
I've been working on N scale lately! A friend of mine is working on getting his N scale layout up and running again after many years in storage, and I've been helping him out by working on his equipment. Turns out this stuff isn't quite as tough to work on as I thought, so long as it's been well designed. Lots of dislike for the Bachmann stuff, due to cracked gears, but everything else so far has been a lot of fun- and admittedly I ended having a lot of fun with one of those Bachmanns once I figured out a way around the gear problem.

Been helpin out at the trolley museum every weekend I can make it. Saw some really lovely folks come by last weekend, hoping things are fun this coming one too.
Today I was helping do some 'clean up', throwing out some old, niffy magazines. I actually ended up going through some and saved an assortment of clippings and a couple full magazines. I found some adds that I felt might be of interest to folks in the forums here, will try to get some of them scanned in the near future.
I was also gifted some trains in recent history- the most exciting things are an 0706 Lionel/Athearn 'Texas Special' dome car, and an 0805 Lionel radioactive waste car. Both were in rough shape but the 0805 cleaned up well, can’t wait to share.
Just today a friend at thge museum gave me something unbelievably nice- a KW in the original box. He also gave me a cheap Lionel tender, tender shell, a 6037 caboose, 3472 milk car and platform with milk cans, and a 2036 with a missing front truck and bent pilot, that suggest it took a nose dive in times gone by. But hey, it's got magnetraction!

more to share but will call things here for now. Take care all.

-Ellie
PS: did anyone else know that Kusan was advertising their O gauge plastic trains in Model Railroader back in the late '50s? Me neither.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:20 PM

Welcome back Ellie!  Bow

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, September 16, 2022 9:13 AM

Ellie

By chance are you in AZ. I have a friend in AZ that works/volunteers at a trolley barn.  

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