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BOO y’all! October Coffee Pot. Mountains of pancakes topped with fried apple slices and maple syrup. Bobbing for GRITS over 18+ years.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, October 31, 2022 6:17 PM

I hope not!  It reminded me of the good old days when short track racing meant nobody's car went home with all the sheet metal intact!  Everything's been regulated to death!  My 2 Cents  I applaud the kid for having the guts to try it!  Bow

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, October 31, 2022 8:27 AM

Mornin' ghouls and goblins. Drizzle and 43 here in Sleepy Hollar. Whatever you do, don't lose your heads now...Laugh Bwah-Ha-ha...

Spent whole day at the Chapter Caboose yesterday. Last Fall runs for the WMSR 'til after Turkey Day. Got lots to do around here.

Awesome Martinsville race. The finish is still making me giggle. Rules change a-coming...

I'll be on the road tomorrow, so need someone to make a new COFFEE POT, puh-leeze.

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, October 31, 2022 8:10 AM

I think it's sad you can't private message someone on here now ( yes it's been that way for a while I know) nor can you change your avatar either.

Chief would help anybody at the drop of a hat. He gave me and there's a few others in here engines. 

At one time we use to get 20+ pages a month, But there was a big blow up in here and a lot left. It's a shame as we had a good forum then.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, October 30, 2022 10:34 PM

I never got to know the Chief but hearing everyone speak so well of him is nice- I may have never met him, but maybe with time I'll come to know more about what it was like to know him. 

It's a shame this forum isn't better cared for, but I really do enjoy the people here- and I appreciate that I have more of a choice in what personal information goes in my profile, versus a certain other well known forum where people discuss toy trains. I used to frequent the MRH forums, the people were great there and it worked well in my experience. But they mostly do scale modeling there, and well... I mostly play with toy trains!

Happy Halloween all, it's nice to be here.

-Ellie

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:35 PM

KRM

 Posted twice??? Great software. 

Like that is a surprise Indifferent

 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:01 PM

 Posted twice??? Great software.

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, October 30, 2022 6:59 PM

So sorry Ken, I get confused with all the people who change their names like I do underwear on here, gees I cannot keep up with some,  Take Bill, RT, Smokey 1 or what is next. And I like him a lot but gets weird to me. Everyone these days seem to be hiding behind the key board. I am just Kevin/Kev, KRM, same as always. Anyhow I know Buckeye is from Roger's Corners and was close to Chuck. Another one who has slipped out of site?  So many have left and I fight myself to stay but get why so many have left. Shaake and Bake tried to explain and they wiped his post off. What do you do? So Sorry I got it screwed up. Still, what you had to say about Frank was so true. Thanks again.
Vintagesteamer  You got a smoking deal on those 2500 Series passenger cars and the motive power. Just as of today on the Bay they are nuts on the 2530 Baggage car. I would love to add it to my 4 car set of the 2500 series passenger cars I have to fill out the set but don't want to put out 1/2 of what I paid for the 4 cars and Hudson for a single baggage car. Bang Head I will wait it out.
 

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Posted by kblester on Sunday, October 30, 2022 6:06 PM

KRM

First off, Thanks Buckeye for the comments on THE CHIEF, he was what most of us should only hope to be. I too miss him as I do others who have came and gone.

For me, just been chasing leaves and can now see the light at the end of the trees. Wink Plenty of unwanted drama this week as well. Seems I can't get away from that. I could go into detail, but why? About to give up on that Williams 2530 baggage car repo, it is just junk. Going to look for a real one I guess and off this one on the bay as I got it. They are very proud of these cars, most are in the  $100.00 range. Surprise

About it from The Noerh Bluff for now.

 Kev,

Both Buckeye and I were married to our better halves on the same, extreamley hot day in June almost a half century ago.

We have never met but shared trains stories over the 4- 500 miles between us. I even heard he had relatives living in the same small railroad town where my wife's cousins live in Indiana.

Just shows how close the trains fiends can be, but I'm not Buckeye. My name is Ken from Pennsylvania RR's 4 track main west of Philly. Buckeye is from Roger's Corners, OH I believe.

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:33 PM

kblester

Thank you Bill, I will start searching. 

Look up "railroad coffee pot" 

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Posted by Vintagesteamer on Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:01 PM

Drama sucks.  Lionel 2530's, if your looking for the common postwar version, can be had well under $100 with many in the $50 price range.    

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, October 30, 2022 1:58 PM

First off, Thanks Buckeye for the comments on THE CHIEF, he was what most of us should only hope to be. I too miss him as I do others who have came and gone.

For me, just been chasing leaves and can now see the light at the end of the trees. Wink Plenty of unwanted drama this week as well. Seems I can't get away from that. I could go into detail, but why? About to give up on that Williams 2530 baggage car repo, it is just junk. Going to look for a real one I guess and off this one on the bay as I got it. They are very proud of these cars, most are in the  $100.00 range. Surprise

About it from The Noerh Bluff for now.

 

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Posted by kblester on Sunday, October 30, 2022 11:48 AM

Thank you Bill, I will start searching.

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, October 30, 2022 11:38 AM

There is a forum that still pays homage to the chief everyday you may say. As his picture is still in the heading.

 

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Posted by kblester on Sunday, October 30, 2022 11:33 AM

My little homage to the Chief is trying to keep the Coffee Pot percolatin' each month. Even though folks have come and gone, some still keep a check. I miss him. I miss our telephone chats, and yes, you really had to "process" his Nawth Carolina accent. Laugh To me, his legacy is this message...When you can help others, DO so.

Thank you Fife. Your enthusiasm has kept his spirit alive.

My grandson still remembers when his platform was a half inch higher than the Chiefs carpet central, and your playing " peek a boo" in your CTT premier. I am now teaching him to drive.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, October 30, 2022 6:48 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Crisp and clear along the Alleghany front range. Headed to the Chapter museum and caboose in a bit. If you see someone dressed as Scooby Doo...

My little homage to the Chief is trying to keep the Coffee Pot percolatin' each month. Even though folks have come and gone, some still keep a check. I miss him. I miss our telephone chats, and yes, you really had to "process" his Nawth Carolina accent. Laugh To me, his legacy is this message...When you can help others, DO so. 

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Posted by kblester on Saturday, October 29, 2022 12:16 PM

Just this morning I realized it was a year on October 14th that Chief Frank Eagles passed away. I would have thought that CTT would have made mention of this since The Chief did so much to promote CTT and this forum over many, many years.

I for one remember the excitement he and his cohorts generated here on this forum.

RIP Frank Eagles III "The Chief"

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, October 28, 2022 7:39 PM

pennytrains

 

 
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Evening.

Recieved a book in the mail today, "Chessie System In Color Volume 3: B&O's East End" 

I've been interested in Chessie System ever since I was little watching VHS tapes of it....

 

 

 

Me too!

 



Nice! I love the paint scheme of the Chessie locos. I also remember watching a vhs of C&O 614 running the Chessie Safety Express, recorded off tv from an airing on RFD-TV's "Trains and Locomotives" when I was in Elementary School

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, October 28, 2022 5:59 PM

TheWaysideRailroader

Evening.

Recieved a book in the mail today, "Chessie System In Color Volume 3: B&O's East End" 

I've been interested in Chessie System ever since I was little watching VHS tapes of it....

 

Me too!

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, October 28, 2022 9:17 AM

Good Morning

Fife - Glad you recieved it!!

Amongst the Flags I have is also B&O and C&O, we love the cat....

Windy and chilly here in Central NJ (57F as the high) - heat is on for a bit to cut the chill.

Firehouse ballroom is nice and clean, sat with the boys for a bit last night then ran home to make dinner.

Our sailor will be home tomorrow, we'll let the Princess and the sailor have some personal time and then Sunday we'll be mad cleaning and getting ready for the sale of the house.

Bedroom, shed and basement are all on the agenda (and the Train Attic).

Wedding is 11/3 - just waiting on time and place. Officiant is on board.

That's all for now

 

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


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Posted by fifedog on Friday, October 28, 2022 7:25 AM

Wayside - Also a Chessie fan. Lots of O-gauge, books, slides, hats, etc... I wished CSX would at least put the cat back in the C.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:04 PM

Evening.

Recieved a book in the mail today, "Chessie System In Color Volume 3: B&O's East End" 

I've been interested in Chessie System ever since I was little watching VHS tapes of it....

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:34 PM

anjdevil - Received your correspondence. Thank you. Shot you an email, amigo.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 27, 2022 8:15 AM

Thank you! I'm here through Monday; try the veal.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, October 27, 2022 8:00 AM

fifedog

In the train room, did correct the sag condition, and actually (read unintentionally) created a slight banked curve. So the crews on my PW steamers can breath easier now... Also, fixed the wheel sets on the AF and prewar tender. Didn't want to leave a tender behind.

...tender behind... 

*tap tap* Is this thing on...?

LOL - Tender Behind......

Good morning trains fans -

It's SUNNY (WHAT?) here in Central Jersey, 52F now, 70F later

1.5" of rain since Sunday - I'm way over it.

Went to Manahawkin for Jenni's niece's birthday and a good time was had by all, home by 1045.  All last minute in-law family drama (I'll side with my SIL on this one).

My future SIL will arrive Saturday Night and we'll be on our way to a Halloween party that Mrs Jenni want to attend at the behest of her cousins.  Looks like I'm the DD.

We'll catch up with the soon to be newlyweds Monday, the Princess hasn't seen her Sailor since April.  I MAY get a van from Home Depot and empty the attic and put it all in the garage for logging in to the spreadsheet - yup, there is THAT much.

Much still to do including the dreaded basement and shed out back

OK - OFF to work

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:09 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Cloudy, breezy 49 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. A little garden work today, then get started on our new and improved North Pole Village. I'm fortunate I have a spare garage stall to do this build. Main ingredients are 1x2 Nordic spruce boards, and two packs of styrofoam insulation (13 5/8 x 48"). Going for rigidity and lightness.

In the train room, did correct the sag condition, and actually (read unintentionally) created a slight banked curve. So the crews on my PW steamers can breath easier now... Also, fixed the wheel sets on the AF and prewar tender. Didn't want to leave a tender behind.

...tender behind... 

*tap tap* Is this thing on...?

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:33 PM

Waynestrains

My magazine back when was Toy Trains with it's cutout buildings on the back cover. Those became a third of the buildings on my layout at the time. The other magazines of the day were just too "technical" for me.    Wayne 

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Posted by Waynestrains on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:37 PM

My magazine back when was Toy Trains with it's cutout buildings on the back cover. Those became a third of the buildings on my layout at the time. The other magazines of the day were just too "technical" for me.    Wayne

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:56 AM

1 added note, I would not be surprised to see this rolled into Modelrailroader mag in the future, back in the day ( when I was a kid ) any O gauge info you got was through Railroad modeler (sp) I believe that is what it was called, and even then it was more geared towards HO

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Posted by smokey1 on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:52 PM

Leverettrailfan

I didn't catch those bugs really, but last time I checked, you still can't change your profile picture or update your E-Mail address. Bit of a problem for me, since the old one is literally dead.
I've gotten the impression that Kalmbach just can't be bothered to resolve these issues, unless they're preventing people from being able to access the forum... frustrating Bang Head but what else can you do?

-Ellie 

Actually I have been part of this site since 2006 I believe it was, I understood when they replaced that one, ( even thou most didn't like it.) because the actual forum was running out of space and couldn't be made bigger for some reason. We didn't like what they replaced it with as back then you could see who actually was on a certain topic and more or less go into a chat mode. You couldn't once they did the upgrade, I believe there has been 4 upgrades since I started here, And each time it seems worst. are they trying to do better, I don't know but it sure seems not. They may be in a contract and can't get out of it. ( without paying a lot of money) The only thing is, I wonder how well trains.com as a whole, which this is part of is doing fiancially with all the cut backs, ie drop garden railroad mag completely, reduced how many issues a year of Classic toy trains, etc. I hope what I feel is wrong but who really knows, seems like there more interested in Model railroder mag as they still have 12 issues a year, Classic toy trains is now down to 6 issues a year, I remember when there was I think 10 but might only been 9 issues a year. I do not see this forum improving any time soon, and some of it could be, not enough advertising coming in, Charles roe use to run 3 pages a issue, trainworld was 2 or 3 a issue, Your lucky to see one. The O gauge hobby is getting smaller and HO/n scale seems to be getting bigger. ( as in people collecting/running them) Look at york train show, I keep hear less and less are showing up, Lionel doesn't even go all the time anymore. 

Bottom line if the money isn't coming in they can't do much. Sorry to say that is the issues as I see them, I believe there doing the best they can to stay afloat. 

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