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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, December 30, 2023 10:09 AM

Morning all. 

If some one wants to start a new pot for 2024 on the first, go ahead, if not I will. I guess we can try once a year to start a new one. As I stated about a month ago, we don't get the traffic we did when they requested we do a monthly. we had months that were in the high 20's as for page count. I think that is about what we do a year now. 

Hope all had a good Christmas, I feel I did. One present is still coming thanks to FedEx. Was suppose to be here yesterday, but they decided to take it from here to Concord, S.C.  Bang Head

Hope all have a good new year

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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, December 29, 2023 7:09 PM

I made a  run to Menards today for a few plumbing supplies.  Whali I was there, I dug through the rolling stock display to see if any would call my name.

I ended up taking home a red and white Soo Line hopper and a Space Force box car.  I figure that the Space Force boxcar will go well with space and military themed part of my collection.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 9:26 AM

8ntruck
Anybody going to brag, er I mean, rather share what they got for Christmas?

Well, since at this point in our lives Lady Firestorm and I really don't "need" anything we've confined ourselves to stocking stuffer articles.  I've gotten a whole buncha things to munch on, I mean a BIG bunch!  I've got a man's work ahead of me! 

Lady F's gotten an assortment of super-heavy-duty-comfy slipper-socks which she DID ask for, plus a supply of sugar-free Russell Stover cocoanut "bombs" and Cape Cod potato chip snack packs.  

We'e satisfied!  

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Posted by 8ntruck on Monday, December 25, 2023 7:07 PM

Merry Christmas, all.  Quiet one here, just my wife, the dog and me.  Did cook up a good roast for dinner, though.  Included  twice baked potatoes, roasted turnips and carrots, and an apple salad.

Anybody going to brag, er I mean, rather share what they got for Christmas?

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Posted by 8ntruck on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 10:09 AM

Lionel, a Collectors Guide and History Volume 5 is about the Lionel archives.  The last section is about the concept sketches that are in the archives - a bunch of pages showing examples of concept sketches.  

Very interesting and full of ideas for projects to bring to life.  Today's access to CAD programs and 3d printers make a lot of these concepts easier to scratch build.  Other concepts presented there look to be possible with some creative 'kit bashing'.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 3:32 PM

Volumes 1, 3, and 5 were waiting in the PO box today.

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:46 PM

Lots of great stuff in those books!

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, December 7, 2023 5:49 PM

Hot Rod magazine is going quarterly next year too.  I'm guessing that this is a sign of the times for the publishing of paper media's adaption to the increasingly online world.

I've been reading the copy of Lionel a Collerctors Guide and History by Tom Mc Comas and James Tuohy that I got at the local train show I attended about a month ago.  Interesting enough read that I went on line and ordered the other 5 books in the series.  Should be here in a week to 10 days. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 7, 2023 12:41 PM

fifedog

CTT now quarterly? Sigh

 

That's what they say.  So let me put it this way.

IF  it's done to the same standards as Kalmbach's "Classic Trains" which is also a quarterly, and IF  it's got 75 to 100 plus pages of solid content it might just work.  I'm not ready to jump ship just yet. 

As an aside I picked up a "Classic Toy Trains" off a giveaway table at a train show published in 2000 with 138 pages of content.  OK, a different time but you see what I mean? 

I thought before and I still think it was a major mistake not to fold "Garden Railways" into "Classic Toy Trains" as a content-booster but there's no point in flogging that dead horse again. 

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, December 7, 2023 4:29 AM

fifedog

CTT now quarterly? Sigh 

Hate to say it, but I wonder how long it will still be a surving magazine. 

Morning all. 

28* high will be 55*

Lets remember those who lost there lives today defending us at Pearl Harbor.

No real plans for today. Tree is up still need to decorate it. :) we do things at a slower pace here lol. Keep busy with things most of the day but at a slower pace. I swear if it was up to me, it would be a lot smaller place. I never dreamed I would be planting flowers in December LOL. I bought two flowers Tuesday that they had marked down to $2 ea. Guess who wanted me to plant them. I'll be surprise if they make it a week. 

Guess it's time to take my meds and look for something to eat I guess. 

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 9:34 PM

CTT now quarterly? Sigh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:15 PM

smokey1
Getting ready for the train show on the 16th in Fort Mill, S.C. at the Clarion Hotel 3695 Foothills way. 9 to 3 $2 admission.

I'm heading to the Rappahannock Model Railroader's show this weekend in Fredericksburg VA.  I went to last years and was VERY impressed!  Nice show!

https://www.rmrailroaders.com/_files/ugd/b215d1_b65bae8969b1426db479395f015ee280.pdf

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 8:44 AM

Shall we just let it run like it use to. Seeing we really don't get a lot of post. we started doing monthly because how many post we got each month. I believe it was close to 150 -175 area. We have the most post this month than we have had in a long time. Shows winter is hear and folks are more apt to be in. 

Not much going on here. Getting ready for the train show on the 16th in Fort Mill, S.C. at the Clarion Hotel 3695 Foothills way. 9 to 3 $2 admission.

Hope all have a good Christmas.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 26, 2023 9:11 PM

Are we O Gaugers getting to be like cops, as in there's never one of us around when we're needed?  Hmm

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, November 26, 2023 8:04 PM

Or they put the logo on the wrong side.  Wink

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, November 25, 2023 6:11 PM

To me the way that is running and backwards, is they took shell off to repaint it to say Applebee's and put it back on backwards

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 25, 2023 5:48 PM

I guess we are well and truly out of the steam era if people can't figure out which way the tender's supposed to go!   Crying

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 25, 2023 5:14 PM

Why do people always want to run the tenders backwards?  Wink

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, November 25, 2023 8:59 AM

Hope this is allowed, Applebee's latest commercial

Well don't know how to insert it so here is the link

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOFiyDHrB8

 

 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, November 23, 2023 5:56 AM

Happy Thanksgiving, gals and guys. Now where is the Cool Whip?

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 4:24 AM

Nice Becky. Love what you do.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 19, 2023 5:30 AM

Now THAT gets me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks, Becky.YesCool

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:35 PM

Becky those little buildings are absolutely charming and you've worked your usual magic with the Christmas layout!  Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:26 PM

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:25 PM

A tiny bit of Marx in my bedroom with the buildings my grandmother knitted when I was about 6.

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, November 18, 2023 6:36 AM

pennytrains

Fully recovered Big Smile

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:21 PM

pennytrains
Fully recovered 

Oh cool!  The magic's back!  

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, November 17, 2023 8:48 PM

Fully recovered Big Smile

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Posted by TheWaysideRailroader on Friday, November 17, 2023 4:49 PM

Evening, not much going on train wise....I'm just taking it easy for the moment. 

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