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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, September 16, 2022 10:40 AM

Smokey, I'm afraid not, I'm way out on the other side of the country, in MA. The museum is small, but I think the size is beneficial for what we do. If we were too big, we'd never be able to keep up with all the property upkeep and maintenance. Plus, it really allows us to focus more on our specialties- delivering a unique, personalized experience to visitors to learn about and experience what things were like back in the late 19th/early 20th century, when trolleys and 'steam roads' were how the world moved. Most of our visitors are young families and sometimes their grandparents, and everybody has a great time. Really proud to be a part of such a nice place.

This is the website for the museum.

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, September 16, 2022 11:21 AM

I seem to have visited Boston on one of the ships I was on, that was my only visit to MA. I went to a bar called Three Cheers, I went by the Cheers bar/restaurant but didn't go in. Didn't seem worth their charge to go in to it me at the time. 

 I shared the link with Bob. I will see if they have a link to their place. 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, September 16, 2022 2:59 PM

fifedog

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

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:25 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. 59 with an early morning rain (didn't Lightfoot have a big hit with that one) along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Nothing on tap today, but will make a sausage omelette with mozzarella to start things off. Maybe apply some paint to the new plaster scenery...

Spent Fri-Sat at the chapter caboose, and met lots of nice folks (many from Snohizo). 

Hearing it's National Cheeseburger Day. Dinner I like mine with mustard, ketchup, Klausen pickle slice. However, I like my American cheese slice on the bun bottom, placing the burger fresh off the grill onto same.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:27 AM

You're probably wanting a cheeseburger now...

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:32 PM

Hey, I made it back --- 

9/11 we stayed home....heartbroken, I wanted to go, but the rain made it impossible.  

Last weekend was our trip to Wildowood for convention and vacation.  Made it Thursdat and off to the Doo Wop Cafe for burgers and fries for dinner.  Friday was convention day and the memorial ceremony was another tear jerker, for sure. 

Business completed, I went back to the hotel to grab Jenni and went through the tents.  Met up with the guys from the Gettin' Salty podcast.  They are on YouTube Mondays and Thursdays at 8.  We got a mention last during last night's podcast.  We picked up some t-shirts and had my Assisntant Chief's watch fixed.  We had dinner with the department.  Off to the boards shortly after.

Saturday was a quick trip to vote, breakfast with the department and then to Holly Beach trains.  The owner, Larry, is a US Army Vet and retired firefighter.  Jenni picked up some N gauge things and I got a very mint MPC 4-4-2 Lionel Lines Engine and a UP flat to go with my now complete Allegheny set.  The engine is un numbered which I thought was unusual.  Had dinner at the Boathouse, on the water with a beautiful romantic sunset.  The Mrs. approved, lol.  Off to the boards again, then sat with the department on our final night.

Sunday stopped at the Mavis Diner for breakfast (portions were huge), then cruised through Ocean City, NJ and saw an air show.  Then off to her parents house for a bit. got home late, unpacked the car.  Still unpacking.

Did house work yesterday, Jenni had a doc appointment, dinner out.  

Have a softball dinner tonight.  

Good to see you Roy, do wish you would come back.  As an aside, sine the 611 is still in Stradburg, we may make the trek to go see her in the fall, hopefully, the brick is in and we can see it and get pictures.

Well, that's all I got for now, the new train layout is being sketched and looks interesting.  I'm waffling on the room, but we'll see, still will be bigger than the train atic layout.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:05 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Partly cloudy and 60 in the Potomac Highlands. Shopping day, then NRHS Chapter meeting tonight. Did all the yard work yesterday, and Wifey was cheerleading to help me over the finish line. Local utility guys were at Fifedom to fix internet issues. Really bad service the last few weeks, and I hope they replaced (on the pole) what needed to be fixed. True test will be youngest princess coming home this weekend... No fios in region, yet.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, September 23, 2022 10:24 AM

Good Morning

Packing continues, went over to see the Princess last night, brought her a box from the attic for her to pack.  She has other boxes here that will make the trip to her house for packing.

I gathered all my PRSL from Holly Beach Trains and my Blue Comet cars and will bring them over tonight.  I have a week before my Ex comes to help the Princess pack.  So I need to put some hustle in to get a lot more of the trains stuff here.

Tomorrow will be heading north to drop off my spare wheels and tires so we can get our friends Super Bee to Jenni's - I need to work on it and figure out the wiring so it will stay running.  I have all spare parts and tools here rather than trucking them around.

50s now, 60s and windy later.

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, September 23, 2022 6:16 PM

Tiny bit of train news.  I finally found a 3462P milk car platform to replace the one I squashed last October.  Of course shipping was almost twice what I paid for the unit, but what can you do.  6 bucks for the platform was too good to pass up.

And, I got a pair of 021 prewar turnouts for 4.21 each plus shipping.  Again, 8 bucks for a pair of manual switches was too good to pass up.  Besides cleaning, the wire insulation is crumbling, but otherwise they're in very good usable condition.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:06 AM

Nice scores, Becky. My last purchase wasn't such a steal but it was one of those things I just had to have- a Lionel 0642 switcher. Lionel made a million different O gauge 2-4-2s but only made 2 HO versions, and they look utterly ridiculous. Also I have decided that they have the worst designed drive of any Lionel HO I've seen so far. But c'mon... look at those gigantic drivers!

It seems to be the result of combining pieces of the 4-6-2 Pacific, the 0-6-0 switcher, and the 0-4-0 docksider. I also got a few cars with the loco, but nothing too exciting.

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:07 AM

Becky if I was on here more and realized you needed a 3462P I would have given you one, sorry I missed that.

Nice score on the HO 2-4-2, it does look a little strange. 

Morning all.

Started the morning at 53* now 54* going to 77*

No real plans for today, May work in the garage some more today. 

Fall weather has finally gotten here, tomorrow and Monday suppose to just touch the 80's, 80* tomorrow and 81* Monday, other wise high's in the 70's and low's as low as 49*. :)

Well, that's about all for now, hope all have a good weekend.  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:49 AM

Nice n' cool here in the Richmond VA area today, so that means leaf raking, grass cutting, and weed whacking today.  No biggie, it's got to get done and SOMEBODY  has to do it, and that doesn't mean Lady Firestorm or Winston the Attack Basset.  That only leaves one person at the Fortress Flintlock. Guess who?  Hmm

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Saturday, September 24, 2022 11:28 AM

Good Saturday Morning

PRSL and Blue Comet cars are here with me, Lionel Train Day cars will most likely take the trip next.  I have to stop over and get my wheels and tires so the Super Bee project can roll on the flat bed and get transported to Jenni's on Monday.

62F now and will struggle to get to the projected high of 71F and it is cloudy.  I actually fired up the heater for 10 minutes to get the cold out da house.  I have to be diligent about the heat, fuel oil ain't cheap and I still owe the oil company $500 on the impromptu oil delivery in March (we weren't expecting it).  It was $1400 then.

Flint reminds me that I have to cut and whack the Princess' lawn this week, it's overdue.  Probably Monday and maybe the next bunch will be my Atlas O Golden Spike cars.  Mom's attic is getting full and my/Princess' attic is getting empty.  

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:14 PM

Hi all, Well fall feel in this week 60s in the day and low 50s at night. So this week has been cool weather work, finished cutting and splitting that big oak I have had in waiting for a year and the wood shed is full again. We have also had the grandpup since Monday and she is slated to go home tomorrow. She is a job alone to keep up with. No train news but I do have a guy coming tomorrow from PA to pick up my 1964 Wards Riverside Moped. He is going to show it in his morotcycle musem. I am glad it weth to someone who can share it with others.

The acorns are starting to slow down and I should start the 6 weeks of leaves soon. The corn and beans should start to get harvested real soon looking at the fields. So life goes on here on the North Bluff above Marseilles.

Have a good one.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:38 PM

Saturday was a wild, crazy, and overal delightful day of volunteering at the big annual gala at the trolley museum. We had our fairmount speeder running and after a lot of trouble getting it to work reliably over the course of the year, we were all blown away by how fantastic it performed. Not once did it fail to start when asked, as far as I remember.
Another volunteer and friend of mine brought out his two home-made hand cars, and they were doing rides on those too- one is a one-man, 3-wheeled car, a velocipede, the other one seats around 4 on two benches and has 4 wheels. I've had the pleasure of operating both before but it was fantastic to see the public get to experience them.
There was a museum tag sale going on which I helped out a little with, we had some O gauge stuff for sale but almost none of it was my speed, either not my kind of thing or outta my price range. I ended up not buying any of the O gauge but we sold a 262E and tender in rough shape that hadn't sold last year, along with two other tinplate cars, to a woman who I think is going to take good care of them.

I got to see many familiar faces and the weather was nice- chilly in the morning and late afternoon, but sunny and not too windy. And there was LOTS of visitors.

I ended up buying some things I wasn't expecting to end up with, outside my usual scope. An assortment of OO-scale wagons and an 0-4-2T GWR tank engine to go with, mostly Hornby, and an HO scale craftsman kit for a freight motor. Not toy trains, but the price was right and they looked like fun. 

I had to miss out this year on a show in Massena NY I went to last year, a friend was going and I was sad to miss out. He found a few Lionel HO cars for me which was really kind of him. Especially excited about one of them in particular, an 0819-275 C&O work caboose. Now I need to keep an eye out for an 0564 to match!

Take care all
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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:39 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Overcast and 58 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Wifey is at the Outer Banks with Middle Princess's family, and Youngest Princess came home this weekend, so it's been Daddy-Daughter time. Waiting on her to arise to go get some breakfast at the local greasy spoon.

Had a nice three days volunteering at the NRHS Chapter caboose. Met lots of nice couples, some riding the tourist train, some just visiting Cumberland. Friday, 1309 had a mechanical issue, and "new" diesel 558 stood in. My sister and nephew stopped by the caboose, which was nice. Saturday, the steam engine was back, and there was a pretty good crowd. 

I've been tasked with painting the Middle Princess's first floor "thrown room" this week, and taking care of the estate... Hope I get some taffy or caramel popcorn for my efforts... She did stock her fridge with BeerBeerBeer, so I best pace myself.

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, September 26, 2022 8:01 PM

Evening Fellas

Been a while since I posted last... life has been crazy busy with TheQ being on travel week on week off for the summer, had a few weeks break, now she's in Buckeyeland auditing tO$U, next week its Salt Lake City. Lots of minor projects around the house, and short day trips with the family. Back in August we did a short trip to Philly to see Independence Mall and the sites around there. Then we headed up to Lancaster for back-to-school shopping and some funning around. We missed The Doll Outlet for Christina, so the kids and I headed back up there on Tuesday before school on Wednesday. Matthew didn't like the doll store, so we headed down to Strasburgh Model Train Store where he got a pull-n-go Abrahms and I picked up a Lionel Persian Gulf War boxcar, nice conversation piece when I get the train room built.

Good to see Roy. I haven't seen him around much.

I had a bit of a scare on 9/11. I suffered a stroke and luckily TheQ was able to get me to the hospital. Spent 2 days there. I'm OK, no lingering effects. Diet has been modified, exercise daily, and feeling good. Down 13 lbs so far. BP is almost back to normal range.

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, September 26, 2022 9:08 PM

Wow Brent, Take it easy man, Glad to hear your doing better.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 6:49 AM

88- HOKEY SMOKE, how scary!!! Glad you're doing better. NO salt for you. I'll call ya this week. Geez.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:00 AM

Brent - I'm VERY happy to hear that you are ok - you gots lots to live for and a lot going on - take care of yourself!!!

Moving continues, many more boxes fill the living room, need to log them, hit the spread sheet and wait for the next opportunity, my ex is coming in for 2 weeks, I'll need to work around her schedule.

I have a tote full of box cars most out of the boxes, so that will take time.  I did find a 6464-725 New Haven Orange and Black, will need to check the variation.  Not attached, may sell if it's worth it.

Weather has been cooler and breezy.

That's all for now

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Posted by MichRR714 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:37 AM

Wow Brent! Glad to hear your doing ok.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:43 PM

anjdevil - that PW 6464725 would have a loving home at Fifedom. Pirate

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