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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 21, 2022 8:34 AM

Ow.  Ow.  Ow.

I helped with the clubs train show tear-down yeasterday.  Man, those rented wooden topped tables were a bear, luckily we had several folks who stuck around to help, but in my case this morning it's ow-ow-ow!  So it's off to the gym later for a soak in the hot tub!

I had a pretty good show as did the club.  I traded three boxes of N Gauge cars I hadn't used in years for a post-war 2065!  I can ALWAYS use another 2065!  

A good crowd on Saturday, not so  much on Sunday, but we're happy.  And everyone had a good time too, which is the main thing.  Can't beat the festival atmosphere of a good train show!  Big Smile  

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:00 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 34 along the Alleghany front-range. I plan on being at the Chapter caboose around 1pm to decorate it. Ms Kelly did a wonderful job with the wreathes, and you can see it on VR @ Cumberland, MD.

Wife made a little turkey dinner for youngest princess's arrival. After a great meal, and some vino, it was nappy time. Zzz

Didn't do any train work, as Ms. Kelly wanted the lighted icicles et al hung outside Fifedom. Not done, but getting there.

Flint - With the additional 2065, what engine or piece of rolling stock was "evicted" from the famous train barn...? Laugh 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:17 AM

Hey, good morning

Busy busy busy.....that's all I can say at this point.

Setr up the racks for Christmas Tress sales last night, Jenni completed 2 more pumkin pies, she did one Sunday, I did 3 pecan pies.

At my In Laws Thursday

Santa does his drive by Friday Night, I'll be cleaning most of Friday and possibly Saturday.  Depending, may start decorating this weekend.

Greenburgs Edison should be ALL DAY Sunday, can't wait....I have some money saved....I'm also off December 3rd for Lionel Train Day.  Hope to get my 1666 and my GP38 back from repairs, may drop off my MTH LocoSound NYC engine, weighing if I should just buy a $100 board or have it diagnosed.

Sunny and 31F - hate it, but it is late fall in Jersey..........

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:24 PM

Been snowing a lot lately...

https://link.shutterfly.com/UHITGRx3avb

 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:49 PM

Lookin fantastic Becky! Here's your pic again, as an embed:

In spite of the snow, all those lights do is make me feel warm and cozy.

It seems like I've gotten hung up on cranes lately, because last night I remembered that I own a 282 Gantry Crane, and it used to even work. It's been in pieces for years, once in a while I would do a little this or that on it, but there was just so much wrong with it that needed fixing! Well, today I decided it was high time I got the old girl running again.

And against all odds, I did! It took me a good few hours, but I now have a fully functional 282 again... though the magnet feels weaker than I remember? Also, it's a lot noisier when raising the hook, than when it is performing any of the other functions. The increase in noise also comes with the cab shaking a bit- at first I was thinking maybe the clutch spring was too tight, but if that were the case, it would be disengaging from the hoist entirely and starting to turn, not just being noisy.

I may throw in some additional lubricant... it's louder than I remember it being! I had to give it a rest after only a few minutes playing with it, the thing growls louder than anything else I have.
Will post a picture, and maybe a video, soon. Didn't have a good moment to do so tonight.

-Ellie

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:30 PM

pennytrains

Been snowing a lot lately...

https://link.shutterfly.com/UHITGRx3avb

 

 

Good Lord Becky, that layout is postively mesmerizing!

Each Christmas you send us all "back to school" with holiday layout building!

Wel done, well done indeed!  Thumbs Up

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:57 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Clear and crisp along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Today will slide back down to the caboose to install the solar candles (that arrived after we got home yesterday, doh). Also, will change the headlamp bulbs on Alexis's Ford.

Becky - I love the tree, AND the trains. YesWink

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:25 AM

Chilly and crisp this morning, but the sun is out- I woke up early, and played around more with the 282. I think I was wrong, the clutch is slipping. Probably will see about adjusting the clutch spring tension later today. I had a lot of fun loading and unloading scrap metal from/to a gondola. The cats took a fair bit of interest too.

I am happy to report my little 0059 Minuteman arrived today with no shipping damage, well packed Yes it's surprised me how often that's not the case, so I was relieved.
It's in worse shape than I thought, but the shell has very little in the way of cracks or chipping. And it has the original motor cover on the bottom! Usually the cover is missing from these, and I don't think anyone's reproduced them?
Anyhow, here she is, alongside a 41 for scale:


Going to be a bit of a job to get her running, but I can peek at the back of the motor through the cab, and all the motor windings look like the right color.

-Ellie

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:30 AM

Good Afternoon

Tree looks great, Penny!!

Ellie - engine looks good - looking forward to the crane

Had a meeting last night, then ran out with Ms. Jenni for birthday present shopping and picked up a few things for the Princess.  We cleaned the piggy cage then bed - another late night.  Hope to take the night off, then to the in laws tomorrow - for the first time in a many years, I will not be cooking and Mom's house will be empty.  Very sad. 

Planning a 4 X 8 under the tree layout in the next few weeks, furniture rearraignment will commence soon.  Operation Decoration will start within the next few weeks and we'll have Mom's house decorated.  Just deciding on Jenni's.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends

 

 

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:58 AM

Ellie Looking forward to seeing finished product.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:46 PM

Didn't get to do work on, or video the 282 gantry crane today. I was too distracted with the new engine Embarrassed
Made a post in the 'HO thread', but here's a before and after:



Also took a quick video of it. For added fun, I fired off the 0850 Missile Car. It uses the same missiles as the O gauge 44, 45, 6544, 6844, etc.


A funny detail about these little switchers, Lionel couldn't fit any significant reduction gearing into their design, which means these little switchers can really fly without too much juice. Full throttle might just send one into hyperspace- I've never tried Laugh

-Ellie

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:22 PM

Very impressive there Ellie. That looks great!

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, November 24, 2022 11:12 AM

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Time to make the pumpkin pies

 

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Posted by Vintagesteamer on Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:33 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all and a quiet time to remember those we have lost this year.   A hugh thank you to those that serve the USA in the armed forces that are deployed overseas keeping us safe on this Thanksgiving day.  Hope everybody gets a chance to run some trains this holiday weekend or start putting up the holiday train display.   

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, November 25, 2022 7:38 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Overcast and 38 in the Potomac Highlands. Headed back to B'more yesterday to enjoy Thanksgiving with in-laws. Oldest Princess and crew were there as well, so it was nice to visit with grandsons too. BIL is a chef, so meal was excellent. I normally balk at back-and-forth driving, but traffic was not an issue, and we made excellent time both directions. I wisely avoided Drinks and too much Dinner.

I intend on attending Hagerstown train show tomorrow. 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 27, 2022 9:08 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Cooler and rainy along the Allegheny front-range. I will be volunteering today at the NRHS WM Chapter museum and caboose later on. Ms Kelly is wanting to decorate inside today.

Attended the train show at the Washington County AG Center. I went there hoping to score a Lionel operating milk car, as well as an operating track with control. Check, and check. Actually got a clean looking Lionel 36621 with 7 cans. Also picked up an AF Mobil tank car 24316 that I've been fancying, and a good ol' RMT WM Northeast style caboose. Found a nice K-Line red push button control, and rounded up my purchases with a new WM Speedletter ball cap from the WMHS table. All-in-all nice show, and I spent less than $100.

Just got done checking the 36621 out, a little oil on the axles, and it fired out the milk cans perfectly. So my Supplee car is obviously the culprit. But now I have another activation track to bench test future repair attempts.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, November 27, 2022 10:54 AM

Fife, my 3662 was one of the best purchases I've made of an operating car! My 3472 can't compete with how reliable the improved 3662 is, and I like the larger size of the 3662 as well. It looks much better alongside my other 'standard O' rollingstock.
I'm still slowly working on my horse car and coral, they also work better than the earlier 'O27' sized cars... but the horses are currently too sluggish on parts of the coral side, so something needs tweaking.

Sounds like it was a good show! I can barely wait for the upcoming show in Springfield MA... it's been 3 years since I could last attend it, and I'm excited to see what kinds of goodies I can find. 

-Ellie

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, November 27, 2022 1:50 PM

hi all,

 Been a long week but a good one. Well it started out on a bummer, a week ago today my PC's hard drive locked up. So I took it Monday to the local guys that work on these and they confirmed it was dead. They suggested I just replace the drive with a new solid state one and said they could do it under $200 so I said sure but it left me without a PC till yesterday and I have spent all of today re-installing stuff but it now seems to be almost back to normal. They did save most everything it had on it so that was good.

Turkey day was fun and we have been having better than normal weather. Yesterday the SIL and grandson came out and they helped me find the west end property pins and install T posts with ribbons so you can see where they are now. Daughter and granddaughter helped wifey put up the Christmas tree and other stuff while we worked on the land. Today has been rain and temps have dropped to normal range so it was a good day to work on the PC issues.

Train stuff has been on hold so not much there but it will come with the colder weather.   I did put the chains on the John Deere 3203 but have not put the snow plow on yet, but that  is a snap so no big deal.

About it from the North Bluff above Marseilles Il.

Be good.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 28, 2022 11:47 AM

smokey1
Time to make the pumpkin pies

Smokey, I see you've retained that slightly warped sense of humor all of us veterans aquire when we're in the service!  At least I'm not alone!  

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:37 AM

The good news is that I finished, painted, and applied cork underlay to North Pole Village layout.Yeah The bad news is all of those D56 boxes waiting to be opened.Dead

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Posted by smokey1 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:46 AM

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smokey1
Time to make the pumpkin pies
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Thank-You for the compliment.
 

Morning all. 

Well back about 2 weeks ago I went to get an eye exam and got sent to an eye specialist as it appears I had the beginning of a torn retina. So I got laser surgery on my left eye. Yesterday went for a 2-week follow-up.

So all is good now. 

Otherwise not a lot going on here. Need to finish insulating and installing a ceiling in the garage, next will be the walls. Then clear all out for T-bird and the truck to be parked in there. 

 I bought some tools the other day, all 3 for $200
 
 
 
 
Already have a table top drill press, router with table and table saw. So now set to do some building when I get time, got a lot going on right now thou. 
 
I bought a 12' x 24' portable garage that I have built a work bench and also using for storage of what I had in the garage. 
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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:53 AM

Smokey - My oldest grandson would go crazy in your shop. Boy loves tools.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:06 AM

smokey1
 I bought some tools the other day, all 3 for $200

Wow!  I wish I could get a deal like that!  All those cool tools for $200!

Where I'd put the things is a whole 'nother matter.  Hmm  

I'm really, really, really getting envious of guys with basements and garages!  Angry

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:01 PM

Isn't that the way it always works?  Get new toys and suddenly there's no time to play with them?  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:11 PM

pennytrains

Isn't that the way it always works?  Get new toys and suddenly there's no time to play with them?  Wink

 

That's the problem!  I've got the time but I don't have the space!  Crying

The NEXT house, whenever it comes along, is gonna have a BASEMENT!  

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 9:06 PM

Evening, over thanksgiving weekend, the Christmas decor went up and the following week, I set up my annual layout under the tree.

Nothing special, just a simple loop of Fastrack under the tree.

I do have my Lionchief plus 2.0 0-6-0t pulling a short little freight under it.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:37 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Damp and 47 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Tree up and decorated. Not sure if NP Village will install today... 

Youngest grandson got his first haircut yesterday. Curls are gone. Sigh He still looks cute.

Princesses are asking what I want for Christmas... Something flanged perhaps?

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:48 AM

Good Morning and a belated Happy Thanksgiving

So for the first time in many a year, Mom's house was empty and quiet on T-Day.  Very sad, indeed.  Traveled to my in laws, had a little hot tub time and I was asked to carve the bird.  Food and merriment was abundant.

Tried to clean the house on Friday, my sore back prevented most of it, but the living room and dining room are about ready to be decorated.

4 AM Saturday we got a call from the Princess, Smurf the Wonder Cat was worse.  We stayed until Jenni had to leave for work at 0700 and I called the local pet hospital, We lost our precious Smurf at 10 AM.  He gave us 20 years of love and amusement.  We are all heartbroken.  Like clockwork, my veritgo decided it was time to kick in and I was in bed until 6 PM.

Sunday we took a ride to Greenburg's Edison and Jenni found some nice N scale things, I bought a new LionChief 2.0 Polar Express, just for the engine and tender so the rest including the track and power supply will be sold off. 

Last night was Jenni's Charger's 50th build date so we were out for a few photos with the roadrunner and her Charger at the local Dodge dealership.  Dinner at Wawa and then home.

Rain today, was at 39F when I fed all the kitties - 59F with rain later.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:09 AM

Angel for Smurfkitty.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:45 PM

Sorry for your loss, glad he was at least able to leave you with 20 years of irreplacable memories. Take it easy.

Congrats on the train show finds, and the build-iversary.

Been lonely out here in western MA, with the siblings back off to college and the gloomy, chilly weather we're having at the moment. My Lionel 0103 transformer seems to have kicked the bucket while I was running trains yesterday, luckily I have alternatives. Will attempt to revive the poor thing, but with how common they are, procuring a replacement should be no hardship. I didn't see any smoke...

-Ellie

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