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Posted by anjdevil2 on Saturday, March 11, 2023 1:26 PM

Good Afternoon

46F today and cloudy - rain and wet Snohizio have stopped.

Work is slow today and I've lost my ability to track work, so I have to ask permission (again) for the tracking software and, like normal, there is no one in today to do that.

I've run off at different times to gather up more items and store them away.  I'm trying to square the house away as the pet sitter is coming on Wednesday.  I'd like the house to be a tad neater than it is now.  Putting away another house foull of stuff in a house full of 2 other houses is a challenge.

Our "new" bedroom is getting more organized and is more comfortable and that is a blessing.  Once I can get rid of the sleeper love seat, I can put another bed in there and we'll have room for at least 3 guests.  

We leave Wednesday night for Florida after the pet sitter leaves, I hope to pack the Magnum starting on Monday.  

We'll make a quick trip to Greenburg's Edison tomorrow, then stand as Honor Guard for one of our members that succumbed to stomach cancer.  He was 1 year younger than I.

Happy Birthday Mrs. KRM and Kay

Fife - As long as that pink suit case isn't yours.....

Back when I can - gotta finish work....

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:04 PM

Evening,

Went to the Piedmont Division Model Train Show in Cartersville, GA today. Had a great time!

I picked up a Lionel Southern Railway GP38 in Green, White and Gold (from a freight set) as well as a caboose from said set. I also picked up a Lionel BN bay window caboose, a Lionel Canadian Pacific boxcar, and a Lionel MPC Illinois Central GP9 (#8030) 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, March 12, 2023 7:20 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Overcast and 28 with snohizo on the way. Gotta lot to do today, prepping for an upcoming trip. Need to replace a blinker bulb on the truck,too.

Spent another Saturday watching the toddler. He took a pretty long nap, which allowed me to screen the last 007 flick. In short, I found it entertaining, and on par with the other Craig movies.

Because of our mentioning the Marx WM Crooks loco, I started watching Tales of Wells Fargo, on GRIT channel. Campy, yet fun Western. I used to think Longmire had an unusual high body count, but that show ain't got nothing on Wells Fargo. Rambo would be impressed. Laugh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:10 AM

fifedog
I started watching Tales of Wells Fargo, on GRIT channel.

Wow!  I've got to look for that!  I remember "Tales of Wells Fargo" from when I was a little boy.  I don't remember everything about the show except Dale Robertson was my hero!  

Right now Lady Firestorm is binge watching "Rawhide" on FETV.  They didn't watch the show in her house when she was growing up (We never missed it in our house, Mom was crazy about Westerns) so she's making up for lost time!   

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:50 AM

Fife, wife and I are big fans of GRIT watch it all the time. Lots of old forgoten westerns on there. Better than todays new shows. JMHO

We got about an inch of the white stuff last night, dog likes it, wife not so much on the dog's paws. Laugh

 Boy CA is getting blasted hope Don does not get washed into the ocean. Surprise They should have plenty of water this year.

Dog is on last day of meds trying to cure her infections because she is a Amish  puppy mill dog. She starts them again in three weeks. That will be right after she gets fixed. She had a bad case of giardia from living in the barn stall. Tongue Tied Our vet told us that the Amish run a lot of puppy mills so I looked it up and the place we got her was not that bad but they did treat the dogs as livestock and not much more. Oh well, live and learn. Enough on that, SoapBox

Not much else going on. Be good. Big Smile

 Update: RT well it could of been worse I guess. She will get better, just thoes Vets like the $$$$$.

I forgot to say I got some new tires for the Gator and boy do I like them.

Here is a picture of Agnes in her shed bed. 

 

 One at the daughter's place.

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 11:11 AM

Kevin, sorry to hear of issues with pup, You would think the state could put some control on the puppy mills but guess people need to complain to get anything done. I know the Amish usually enforce there own laws and states sometimes have hard time placing there laws into the community ( I know from living in PA. amish area when younger. ) My father use to say the Menonite ( relax branch of Amish to a certain point.) knew two speeds when driving stop and full speed ahead. 

Happy belated birthday to your wife. 

 

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 11:53 AM

Good Morning,

A great weekend to stay home!  Pretty much IF you want to go anywhere more than 20 miles from here your going to have flooding issues.  (Exception down to San Diego on the 5, appears to be clear.)  Then what I heard this morning is that the system coming in Tue/Wed will bring 1-3" in our area.  Shouldn't be an issue for us, will just need to drain more water from the pool.  If were to head north that would be a problem, then what would you do when you get to your destination?  Everyone is trying to recover from the flood issues.  Oh Well, It Is What It Is.

I will be just fiddling around with the layout, finish my lighting project. Then do some detail cleaning. Should complete the lighting today.

So take care all and have a great week-end.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:31 PM

KRM
Fife, wife and I are big fans of GRIT watch it all the time. Lots of old forgoten westerns on there. Better than todays new shows.

You ain't kiddin'!  Aside from "NCIS" and shows on HGTV, Magnolia, Animal Planet and Nat Geo Wild we don't watch much of anything, although Lady F likes the Thursday night sitcoms. 

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Sunday, March 12, 2023 9:00 PM

I watch sports (Baseball, football), Trains and Locomotives on RFD-TV (along with I Love Toy Trains on the same channel), and some old cartoons like "The Flintstones", "Looney Tunes" and "Scooby Doo Where Are You?"

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Posted by 8ntruck on Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:24 PM

Was a busy week.  My wife and I both came down with covid.  Fortunately, mild cases - similar to sinus infections.  

I did manage to make some progress on my front porch roof re build.  Got the 2x12 side beams and the 4x12x30' LVL front beam up on the 9' tall columns.  Had to build a couple of sky hooks and use a pair of come alongs to get the front beam up.  Rafter material is being delivered tomorrow.

In the middle of this, I made a trip up to Michigan to check our house there and empty the PO box.  On the way back to Missouri, I went through Lowell, Indiana hoping to find Spike's Railhead open.  Unfortunately, he was not, so I didn't get a chance to see what Lionel goodies came in since my last visit.

By Friday we both got negative covid tests.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, March 13, 2023 6:31 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Thin coating of snohizo and 37 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Highways look clear.

Phoenix race was good, and not too long. Princess sparkle pony did here usual annoying best in the broadcast booth, even wishing for a late caution... 4 team should send her a bouquet.

Think I'll go trackside today. PirateParadise

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Posted by cnw1995 on Monday, March 13, 2023 6:56 AM

Aloha and Happy Monday. Boy, I sure do not like DST - it is pitch black outside. And I am always tired for a week or so whilst I adjust. Oh well. Supposed to be winter-like cold this week. I had a pleasant afternoon yesterday playing an old Milton Bradley boardgame caled Broadsides and Boarding Parties. Also stopped by our local comic book store but didn't pick up anything. Made burgers for family dinner last night and sent off the youngest's GF on her way back to college in FL. Do not have too many work projects today. 

Doug Murphy 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...' Henry V.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, March 13, 2023 7:01 AM

cnw1995 - Sounds like my kind of game, matey! PirateThumbs Up

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, March 13, 2023 8:40 AM

cnw1995
Boy, I sure do not like DST - it is pitch black outside.

I hear you!  Yesterday morning I was (ahem) "bladdered" out of bed in the pitch dark.  When I looked at the bathroom clock I saw it was 7:00 AM!  "It can't be!" I said to myself, "It's DARK!"  A day earlier it would have been light by 7:00 and I would have stayed up.  So I went back to bed and didn't wake up again until 9:30. Threw off the timing for the whole morning.  What are you gonna do? 

I wish they'd go to Standard Time and just stick with it.  I remember back in the 1970s when they went Daylight Savings Time during one of the energy crises thinking it would save fuels and maybe it did.  But the downside was kids were going to school in the DARK!  

"Oh, we never thought of that!"  Bang Head

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, March 13, 2023 12:33 PM

Good Afternoon - 

Yeah, this time change stuff is killer - really hate this time of year.

We ran over to Greenburgs Edison on Sunday and Jenni spent the bulk of the monies.  I did pick up an MPC era Santa Fe A-B unit with 3 cars and caboose, loop of track and a transformer for $25.  Jenni bought more N and Z scall stuff and we picked up some Bachmann EZ track for her On30 set.

Sunday afternoon, I stood honor guard for out past president and past chief of the fire dept.  67 years young.  Then went to the seamstress to get the final fitting for Jenni's gown for my daughter's wedding next Monday.  Just got back from the funeral procession where we had honors in front of the firehouse. 

I skipped the church and graveside services as I need to be here at work, since I'm taking off for a week. 

KRM - yeah, we racked up almost $2K in vet bills from November to February - definiately ain't cheap.

Rain and maybe Snohizo tonight - maybe an inch - 44F today.  80 on Friday in FLA USA

Back soon

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, March 13, 2023 5:49 PM

Flintlock76
I wish they'd go to Standard Time and just stick with it.  I remember back in the 1970s when they went Daylight Savings Time during one of the energy crises thinking it would save fuels and maybe it did.  But the downside was kids were going to school in the DARK!  

Oh yes.  And not only that but we had to share our building with another entire elementary school.  They used it in the morning and we went to school around 2pm to I think 7 or 7:30.  Sad 

Personally I think DST is just idiotic.  "I don't like what time it is... let's just change the clock." Crying

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, March 13, 2023 9:30 PM

pennytrains

 

 
Flintlock76
I wish they'd go to Standard Time and just stick with it.  I remember back in the 1970s when they went Daylight Savings Time during one of the energy crises thinking it would save fuels and maybe it did.  But the downside was kids were going to school in the DARK!  

 

Oh yes.  And not only that but we had to share our building with another entire elementary school.  They used it in the morning and we went to school around 2pm to I think 7 or 7:30.  Sad 

Personally I think DST is just idiotic.  "I don't like what time it is... let's just change the clock." Crying

 

KNEW I remembered it right!  Talk about serendipity, this news story just popped up today.

https://montco.today/2023/03/daylight-savings-time-permanent/

 

Just to keep this hobby related, Montgomery County PA is the home of Henning's Trains, in Lansdale to be exact!

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, March 17, 2023 8:29 AM

Lion88Roar (Brent) Happy Birthday

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, March 17, 2023 1:45 PM

Happy St Patty's Day, guys and gals. Going out for dinner, but will be home waaayyy before the amateurs get started...

88 - Happy B-Day

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, March 17, 2023 9:49 PM

Evening.

Not much going on here, been running what I bought at the recent Piedmont Division NMRA Train Show. (Southern 2730, from a freight set with a Lionel Southern caboose from said set, a Lionel MPC Illinois Central GP9 #8030, and a Lionel Canadian Pacific boxcar)

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:07 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny, windy and chilly along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Not much on the agenda today, but maybe I'll prep something for SPF... 

Wife and I took Youngest Princess to Patrick's (Cumberland) yesterday afternoon. Best wings and fried shrimp, and I partook in a green Beer. We were back at Fifedom by 5:30.

Middle Princess had a check up on "Danny". Everything looks good, and he's 1+ lbs already.Yes

Hope Rich and Jenni bring some of those FL temps up the coast with them.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Sunday, March 19, 2023 8:01 AM

Aloha. Happy Sunday. Sun is up but it is only 15 degrees! I sure hope it reaches 40 like it is supposed to do. We celebrated my MiL's 82 bday last night by surprising her with a nice dinner. Today I have to do a reading at church but there is nothing planned for the afternoon. If it gets warmer, I'd love to take the dogs for a walk.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, March 19, 2023 9:18 AM

Good Morning,

We are actually drying out a little!  It was up to 75 yesterday, nice to be outside.  Heard on the radio we have had twice the amount of rain as Seattle has had this season.   Unbelievable, another storm due in Tue/Wed.

Finally finished my lighting project on the layout, I am pleased it looks better than it has in a long time!  Ran some trains Fri/Sat, it became obvious that track cleaning is necessary, and servicing of some engines is also required.  Will get started on that later this week, need to get the taxes taken care of first.

A belated Birthday wish for Brent!

Fife, glad to hear Daniel is doing well and growing!

Did whatch some Nascar yesterday, the Infinity race was probably the most interesting one I've ever seen.  Included lots of drama as well.

Not much else to report on here, everyone doing well, and seems happy.  Can't get much better than that!

Take care all and be safe.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, March 20, 2023 6:50 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny and 29 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Grandmom is over at Middle Princess's house watching the 2-yr-old, who apparently gave new meaning to "color tv" with a crayon yesterday...

Did travel to Altoona for the Blair County train show, and our chapter president was nice enough to drive. I paid our admission (as well as lunch at Texas Roadhouse). It was a well attended show, stocked with something for all scales, as well as railroadiana. 

I picked up an AF B&O hopper ($5), a Beth Steel gon ($15), a Lionel 6816 flatcar ($8) and Lionel C&O PW 6058 caboose ($16). I had my eye on a 736, but then my eyes caught a custom built AF 4-4-2 camelback, lettered for CNJ, from a sizeable S gauge estate. It had $195 on the sticker, and the vendor approached me and said I could have it for $150. SOLD! I'll share it on a future SPF. It is sweet.

Tom wanted to do some railfanning while we were in Altoona, so we headed over town, then up to Horseshoe Curve. Caught a couple westbounds there, then headed to Gallitzin, then Cresson, where we caught NS 8102 (PRR Heritage unit) on the point of a westbound hopper train. So cool.

Came home to Ms Kelly's side-stickin' homemade chicken noodle soup. Dinner Then sat down to watch a really good NASCAR race. 

Fifey had a good Sunday. PirateThumbs Up

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, March 20, 2023 6:34 PM

Mmmmm.... chicken noodle soup!  My standard breakfast!  Big Smile.  Oh yeah!  Nothing like hot soup in the morning!

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:46 PM

Good Evening,

Still high and dry here, we have had an additional 2" of rain todau, Then clearing for 2 days, and probably more!  Can't believe this weather.

Ended up spending the day working on taxes, and that didn't turn out too bad, then decided to take a break from that!  I almost forgot I had a dental appointment at 5:00 pm, went to that and ended up had a tooth pulled.

OY VEY !!!

Spending a quite evening at home.

Hope you all are doing well, and stay safe!

Don

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 8:39 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Mostly cloudy and 43 in the Potomac Highlands. I think Wifey wants to go shoppin' today, as the rest of the week is s'posed to be rainy, but warm.

Got my Paradise Benji up to the front of the house yesterday. He winters in our downstairs bar, and apparently not bothered by lack of sunlight for months. Then I took down the St. Patty's decor, and strung up the Easter stuff. Looks cute, but Ms Kelly wants more color. Maybe that's why she wants to go shopping...

Did clean and lube the AF camelback, as well as the other goodies I got this past train show. It's a good runner, but has a little "shimmie", and I haven't seen it smoke yet.

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:38 AM

Morning all

50* going to 77* today. 

Plans for today is goto HD get some plants and mirical-grow for wife and 50 bags of Mulch for me to start with, probably will need at least another 50 bags. 50 bags has truck fairly full and HD is only like a 1-2 miles away. I have some weed barrier coming in through Amazon. 

I bought prewar standard gauge train set 403E ( no boxes ) from Trainz and it is suppose to be here today. Thats has a 402E ( dual motor electric ) and 418, 419, & 490 Passenger cars. Needs some work but sure I can get it back to the way it should look, this set was sold originally back in 1923. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, March 23, 2023 8:20 AM

smokey1
Needs some work but sure I can get it back to the way it should look, this set was sold originally back in 1923. 

Congratulations!

Good Lord, that set's 100 years old!  I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact 1923 is 100 years ago.  I'm old enough to remember the Civil War Centennial and in my mind 100 years ago means the 1860s!  Surprise

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:27 PM

Smokey: Apple green?

Wayne: You're not alone!  I find I'm more grateful to my younger self for taking the time to write someone's name on the back of a photo I took in 1989.  At least sometimes I can finally remember who those people were!  Wink

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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