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December ‘22 Coffee Pot. Warm sticky figgy pudding, with garnish of grits. All welcome for 18 years.
Posted by fifedog on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:10 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Blustery across the Mountain State. Will have to go outside and gather trash cans and decorations when the sun comes up.

Wifey wanted her North Pole Village up, so that's how I spent yesterday. As this was a new version, struggled with the wiring and placement of structures. Hope to finish by noon.

BWAH-hahaha....LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:46 AM

Good Morning

24 Shopping Days until Christmas ----- don't hate me, lol

34F this morning 42F later with Sun

Tested my new Polar Express LionChief 2.0 and it operates like it should.  So the new Christmas Village under the tree should be very cool.

MOST of the downstairs is clean, need to vacuum the family room and Grandma's room and that'll be done.  Hope to move furniture around to prep for tree and Christmas decorations.

Hope to have the Princess over for dinner as this is her day off, maybe steaks on the barbie....

That's all from here for now.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:19 AM

I've started a new, exciting, fun-filled project!  Cleaning out the attic.  Hoo boy.

Took a good look a few days ago and there's stuff up there we haven't touched in the 35 years since we moved here.  That being the case out it all goes, I'm not even going to look at it twice.  However, like eating an elephant it's got to be done one bite at a time, so I did the first pull Tuesday and made a dump run yesterday.  Back up to the attic again today for another pull and another "What did we keep THIS for?" session.  

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:55 AM

Flintlock76

I've started a new, exciting, fun-filled project!  Cleaning out the attic.  Hoo boy.

Took a good look a few days ago and there's stuff up there we haven't touched in the 35 years since we moved here.  That being the case out it all goes, I'm not even going to look at it twice.  However, like eating an elephant it's got to be done one bite at a time, so I did the first pull Tuesday and made a dump run yesterday.  Back up to the attic again today for another pull and another "What did we keep THIS for?" session.  

Going threw it is 1/2 the fun. Find a thrift style store for anything good ( like Salvation Army, Goodwill etc, etc, etc. ) or little cool for yard sale but who knows. Good way to waste a Saturday. You may even get someone towards the end offer you something for everything left, might even at the beginning who know. 

I just hate hearing someone not even looking and taking it to the dump where someone else might get use out of it. 

But have been there done that except took it too goodwill.

Hey all we started out at 31* this a.m. going to 51* today. 

Wife wants to go thrift store shopping today. Not my most favorite thing to do thou. 

I keep having DR. appointments or having to go here or there and not getting done what I need to get done in the garage. ( insulation to protect her plants and give me a warm place to work on my trains. )

Hope all have a good dqay. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:47 AM

smokey1
Going threw it is 1/2 the fun. Find a thrift style store for anything good ( like Salvation Army, Goodwill etc, etc, etc. ) or little cool for yard sale but who knows.

The thought crossed my mind but if I start going through it I'll NEVER get through it!  However I AM keeping an eye out for charity thrift store donation candidates, Lady Firestorm says keep an eye out for glass ware, the local thrift shops always seem to be interested. 

But so far, just useless unused in decades odds n' ends. 

You see, earlier this year we helped a friend clean out her deceased mother's house and Mom was kind of a semi-hoarder.  She NEVER threw anything out although it was nicely boxed and containered.  What a pain, and we learned from the example.  Don't leave a mess for others to clean up.  We lost track of how many times we heard our friend's outburst:  "God-**** it, MOM!" 

And that was ONE clean out, we've helped in three others over the past few years.  Although I'm not planning on "checking out" anytime soon I sure had the truism proved to me multiple times:  No matter what you've got, you can't take it with you.  

 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, December 1, 2022 1:17 PM

Flint - Smokey can be the Angel on one shoulder, and I'll be the Devil on the other side. Git yourself a 8-10 yard roll-off dumpster, place it strategically under a window, and pitch-pitch-pitch...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 3:00 PM

fifedog
Git yourself a 8-10 yard roll-off dumpster

Hey, a dumpister DID cross my mind but there's just not enough stuff to make it worthwhile.  No biggie, Rome wasn't built in a day!  

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:38 PM

I got that beat.   There was stuff in my attic from 15 years before I was even born!  Laugh

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:18 PM

I'm split on both sides of this debate! Are you 100% sure there's no trains hidden up there? How will you know for sure unless you check? 
Then again... you're so right, at some point it's just too much to sort everything. And maybe, not knowing makes it easier to part with the things you really don't need. If you don't know what you're getting rid of, you can't be sad to see it go, I suppose.

-Ellie

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:35 PM

Leverettrailfan
I'm split on both sides of this debate! Are you 100% sure there's no trains hidden up there? How will you know for sure unless you check? 

Don't worry, I checked and AM checking!  No trains, at least not yet.  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:37 PM

pennytrains

I got that beat.   There was stuff in my attic from 15 years before I was even born!  Laugh

 

Yeah, I can understand.  At least I'M the one responsible for all the stuff being up there.

(Although Lady Firestorm helped a bit! Wink  ) 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:48 PM

Just noticed that it is a new month.  I'm still lurking here, just not active with trains at the moment.  Still splitting time between Michigan and Missouri.  

On top of my projects going in two states, my uncle passed a few weeks ago.  As his estate is settled, I will be involved in cleaning out his house.  My sister lives farther away, and she and her husband really can't make the trip to help.    Going to be a busy winter.

Looks like I'll be getting my 'train fix' through your posts.  So, thanks in advance.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:49 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 42 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Sweeping up the mess I made in garage stall #2 today, and changing out the propane tank in the grill. Might get around to setting up the Gingerbread Jct set on the NPV.

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:53 PM

Evening.

I've been running my Christmas tree layout, here lately, Not much else to report right now.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, December 3, 2022 7:39 AM

Hey everyone, I got an e-mail from Ellie (Leverettrailfan) this morning which she's asked me to pass along.  Her computer's had a hard crash so she'll be "off the air" for a time until the problem's resolved.  So don't worry about her "silence," she's fine and will return when she can. 

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, December 3, 2022 5:23 PM

Flintlock76

 

 
pennytrains

I got that beat.   There was stuff in my attic from 15 years before I was even born!  Laugh

 

 

 

Yeah, I can understand.  At least I'M the one responsible for all the stuff being up there.

(Although Lady Firestorm helped a bit! Wink  ) 

 

I had a BOAT up there!Laugh  People think you're lying when you say you had a boat in your attic!  I just tell them it beats having bat's in your belfry!  Laugh

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, December 3, 2022 6:10 PM

...How much for the boat? Pirate

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:07 AM

pennytrains
I had a BOAT up there!  People think you're lying when you say you had a boat in your attic!  I just tell them it beats having bat's in your belfry!  

How about a cannon in the attic?  Surprise

Years back I knew a local detective lieutenant who told me when he was a young patrolman he got a call to "Check on an old lady who says she's got a cannon in the attic.  It's probably an old shotgun or something like that."

Well, she DID have a cannon in the attic!  A French 37mm Hotchkiss of WW1 vintage her late husband managed to "souvenir" from somewhere. "I don't know how they got it up there" he told me, "We had a hell of a time getting it down!"  The chief called the West Point Museum (about an hour's drive away) to see if they wanted it and they said "Sure!"  So that's where it wound up. 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:53 PM

Thought I would say hi.

 Got my PC a new hard drive and it is working again, this one is solid state and should last longer and so far seem nice now that I got most everything working again. So I know what Ellie (Leverettrailfan) is dealing with. Yes

Sold the old 2003 Rusty Ranger plow truck this week and ordered a new plow for the Gator 590i. She started leaking water and I am not wanting to work on these things anymore since the broken ankle thing. Besides I can get rid of the INS, and Plates as well as all the other overhead that goes with the extra truck. It did serve me well, I thought I would have it maybe 2 years and it made 5 years and 7 months, all of that miles and salt kept from the Colorado, so it was a good thing. FB Markplace is a real PITA but it got 3,400 looks and I had so many hits I could not keep up. Gone now and would you know,,,,I left the garage door opener in the thing. Bang HeadBang HeadBang Head I guess I need to reset all the other ones now. Boy it sucks to get old and four garage doors with openers don't help. Surprise

Nothing on the train front at the moment.

Bout it from The North Bluff above Marseilles. Wink

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, December 5, 2022 7:39 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 15. It actually didn't feel that cold when I took FifeMax out. Excitement building as Fifepup and his bride are coming to the mountains tonight. May not be posting much this week...

Did get the Gingerbread Junction set up and running, along with the matching Mrs. Claus chasing gon, and the Baking mint boxcar. So, NPV is finished. Yeah Ms. Kelly very happy with this new edition. May very well be the prettiest tree/garden combo we've ever displayed. Will share as the month moves along.

Did spend weekend at the Chapter caboose, as the WMSR ran it's PE trains. Fun to see all the families in their matching pj's. Do need some Angel for one of our members, Tom, who begins his battle against the Big C today.

KRM - You still have all those other fun "toys"...Pirate Still running that layout from time to time?

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Posted by KRM on Monday, December 5, 2022 4:00 PM

 

KRM - You still have all those other fun "toys"...Pirate Still running that layout from time to time?

 FIFE, you need to work on your spelling,, it is "tools" not "toys". Laugh
 
Sorry about you friend, the big C at the holidays is just too sad. Angel
 
I did run trains last week after all the repairs to the old #50 gang car. She is fit as a fiddle now. Yes The deeper we get into winter the more I will hide in the basement with the trains. Wink
 
Reset all 4 door openers this morning, not to hard but it was stupid of me to forget that in the old truck.
 
Wife and I saw a huge 11 or 12 point buck just about 12 foot out the back door this morning pushing a nice sized doe and right behind him came up an even biger buck with a small 6 point buck in the rears. Very interesting to watch so close. We are blessed out here in the wood!
Not much else today, waiting on the new plow to get here so I can get it set up before we get a snow of plowing size.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 5, 2022 7:00 PM

Well...I may be jetting off to Seattle next week!  I had an interview today with PrimeFlight Aviation Services at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and if everything goes well, I will do 8 days of training with Alaska Airlines to become a ticket counter agent.

The bad news is Alaska Airlines has only one flight a day out of Hopkins so the job is part time only.  Today I rode 2 modern LPG busses, 2 LPG trolley busses and 2 rapid transit cars going to and from the 15 minute interview.  I left at 11, arrived at 12:15, had the interview at 2, left at 2:30 and got home a little after 4.  If I end up working out there I'll definitely need a better routing.  One that doesn't have me standing on corners looking for a bus for an hour at a time.

Anyhoo.  At the present time I'm hemorrhaging dollars so fast I'll be out on my butt by February so I'm going to take the job if offered.  However, I also have a phone interview with Swiss Air tomorrow and maybe I can get a better offer.  Maybe they train in Geneva?  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 5, 2022 7:51 PM

Best of luck on the Alaska and Swissair interviews Becky!  Thumbs Up

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:05 PM

The offer today beat yesterday's hands down in all important respects.  Including training in Cleveland.  Not that I wouldn't want to go to Seattle.  I was already thinking of how to see 4449 on my time off!  Wink

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:03 AM

Good Morning

Since Saturday we have rearraigned the living room to better suit us and now the tree (once we get it) will be near the front window.  The decision was made to not put up the fake tree that Mom had and get a live one. Still have to decorate the house, once I get BACK into the attic

Brought more stuff home from my house including a new unopened NJ Transit work train with add on car, JC Penney 2055 and a few projects.  We're feeling a little under the weather right now, so most activities are on hold for now.

Fife - Prayers for your friend Angel

Becky - Good Luck on your new adventure!!!

Flint - Same happened here, still lots of stuff to go through up in the attic, half the attic was cleaned out by the Princess and my sister.  A LOT of stuff was tossed

Day 2 of Rain 55F now, 59F later

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:42 AM

Oh wow Becky that's good to hear!  Best of luck to you!

Hey 'Devil, finding the Jersey Transit train and the J.C. Penney 2055 must have been like Christmas come early, especially if you'd forgotten you had them! 

So far the only train stuff I've found in the attic I didn't know about (I've found stuff before and sold it at train shows) was a Lionel satellite launch car.  I'm planning on dumping the broken launch unit and repurposing the flat.  Flatcars always come in handy for something. 

Found a whole buncha photographs we'd forgotten about.  I'm surprised how well the old 1970s - 1980s Polaroids have held up, just like the day they were shot.  A lot of the old Kodacolor prints not so much. 

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, December 9, 2022 6:41 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Cloudy and 28 along the Allegheny front-range. Hope the sun makes an appearance during Chris and Launa's visit. She wanted to see snow, so we spent the day up at Deep Creek Lake, and walked in the man-made shohizo at the ski resort. Had an awesome dinner at Ace's Run, on the waterfront. Probably walk around downtown today.

On the train front, FifePup gave me an American Rails collector's plate, with a Chessie SD40-2 on it. Has the gold trim around the edge. I need to find a proper hanger for the wall.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 12, 2022 12:03 PM

Please return your seat back to the full upright position, store your tray table and fasten your seatbelts!  Travel

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 12, 2022 4:04 PM

pennytrains

Please return your seat back to the full upright position, store your tray table and fasten your seatbelts!  Travel

 

You got the job?  (I hope, I hope!)

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 12, 2022 6:42 PM

Training Monday!  Big Smile  Of course, everything hinges on getting my TSA badge.  Wink

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