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2024 Coffee pot, Coffee, doughnuts, Bacon, Egg,& Cheese Biscuits
Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, December 31, 2023 5:00 AM

Starting this now as been having a time getting in here all day yesterday and so far this a.m.

Hope for a prosperous new year for all.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, December 31, 2023 6:21 PM

  Happy New Year!  

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 5:22 AM

It's taken me three days to proclaim this... Happy New Year folks!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 11:51 AM

It's taken me FOUR DAYS  to get in here and the link is STILL flaky!  

WHAT is going on?

Now that that's out of the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!  

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 3:54 PM

I had given up. Happy New Year

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 7:13 PM

After starting, this the first I have been able to get in and post. I could get in about 50% of my tries but when I would try to open something so I could read/post it went to 504

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Posted by 8ntruck on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 10:38 PM

Happy New Year, all.

Fighting a kitchen faucet with a leaky gland seal today.  Finally got the valve out and the cartridge out.  Hopefully, somebody in town has one in stock. 

Had to heavily modify a socket to get the valve loose.  Was using my die grinder to do this when my air compressor seized up.  Disappointing, but it is a compressor I bought used some 35 to 40 years ago.  Was far from new when I got it. I've got to see if parts are still available before I make the repair/replace decision.

On the other hand, I have wanted a larger compressor for quite some time.  This might be an excuse to get one.

On train related front, I have decided that I want to obtain a 2000 series Alco with some of my 2024 train budget.  Any suggestions as to which one?

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 7:58 AM

Good Morning and Happy New Year - 

Been having real issues trying to get in here.  Seems like I'm not the only one.....

Rocky start to 2024 as we said good bye to my great aunt - 94 years young. 

Still trying to get moved out of Mom's house.  A more concerted effort is coming, spent the week between Christmas and New Years trying to keep Jenni wee as she had the flu. 

Hope everyone has a healthy and prosperous New Year. 

PS - I'm gonna be a grandfather in March!!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 8:58 AM

anjdevil2
I'm gonna be a grandfather in March!!

Congratulations 'Devil!  One thing's for certain, with the toy trains you're going to be the fun grandpa!

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Posted by cnw1995 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 9:24 AM

Aloha and Happy Newest Year! I had some challenges logging in too. Congratulations on your good news, Rich! 
8n, that is some good use out of the compressor. How about one of the Lionel's S-2 switchers?

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

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, January 4, 2024 2:42 PM

Good to see most had a great holiday,

 Rich, congrats on the grandlid, we have 7 now and one great-great grandson. Talk about a Christmas drain on the money hole. Stick out tongue

 I got a very nice Menards Well car from the son's kids but boy is it big. I was worried about that and passed on it when I saw it in the store and when I got it I found out I was correct. It would not clear the tunnel opening, hit the 315 Truss bridge top, Lionel transfer station roof, or make it around the Marx 34" half turn without hitting the IR gate crossing reader. It is way bigger than the Lionel well car I have and would look weird on the same consist. Their covered car hauller is just as big so I had to pass on that as well. Crying So I returned it and picked up a nice smaller pair of Menards flat cars, one with a trailer on it and the other with the trailer's tractor. They worked fine. Weather has been way to warm for this time of year but I will take it.

8N I would be lost with out my compressor. When we built this place I up sized from my old Sears 3HP 30 Gallon one from 1980 to a new IR 5HP two stage 175psi 60 Gal one. Way better, even if I have only used at about a tenth of what I used the old one. Smile

Be good.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, January 4, 2024 2:43 PM

Congratulations anjdevel.  That your first grandchild?

It is my understanding that the 2000 series Alcos and the S-2s use common drive train parts.  So, yes, an S-2 might be on my shopping list as well.

By the way, what the heck is a B, E, & C biscut?

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:20 PM

8ntruck

Congratulations anjdevel.  That your first grandchild?

It is my understanding that the 2000 series Alcos and the S-2s use common drive train parts.  So, yes, an S-2 might be on my shopping list as well.

By the way, what the heck is a B, E, & C biscut?

 

Bacon, egg, & cheese

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, January 4, 2024 9:20 PM

Bacon, egg, and cheese.  Makes sense. Then again, I'm not a member of an old guy's every morning coffee clutch group at the local Mc Donald's.

Being a Yankee, I will enthusiastically say that a B, E & C biscut is infinitely better than grits! 

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, January 5, 2024 7:06 AM

McDonalds B,E,&C Biscuits sucks. Hardy's or Bojangles in my view make the best for resturants, but I make my own. 

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, January 5, 2024 8:11 AM

Mornin' guys and gals. Sunny today, snohizo tomorrow. Will run around shopping today. 

A nice sausage, egg and cheese, on Texas toast, with mayo and a slice of tomato, is my goto...

anjdevil - Skip the urge to run out and have a train set for the PICU. Yes

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, January 5, 2024 8:37 AM

Good Morning

Sunny now - rain and slush tomorrow afternoon and into Sunday, I hate shoveling snow.

Cleaned up the Christmas Tree lot at the firehouse last night, all the racks are put away until next November.  Did some running around afterwards, a little NY Electric Trains sale watching then off to bed.

I'll have to evaluate what I need to get done, working around the weather.  The Magnum is still getting the engine cradle replaced, so that is unavailable.  With the open bed on the Ram, I don't want stuff exposed to the dampness.

Fife - Not gonna get a "special" set for him - he's in line to inherit the "empire", lol.  All that you see is yours, young Ellis.......

Nice to see I didn't have to fight to get in here, for once....

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, January 6, 2024 3:52 PM

smokey1
McDonalds B,E,&C Biscuits sucks

Yikes!  Reminds me of the Egg McMuffin, the first time I had one of those I gagged on it!  Ick!  No disrespect intended to those who love 'em.

I REALLY liked Burger King's Bacon Croissandwich though, very tasty! 

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:44 PM

Merry Christmas!  Or, Happy Three Kings Day!

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Posted by 8ntruck on Sunday, January 7, 2024 12:43 AM

Went to the local diner this morning and had a Columbian for breakfast.  That is a medley of 3 eggs, green peppers, jalipinos, onions, sausage, bacon, and ham.  Better than B, E, & C.

The FIRST Robotics season kicked off today.  The 2024 game looks pretty interesting.

The local high school has a sizeable program that competes in this series.  I am a mentor on the team.  We have about 7 weeks to design, build, and develop a robot for our first of three competition meets this year.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 7, 2024 9:55 AM

pennytrains
Merry Christmas!  Or, Happy Three Kings Day!

That's right Becky, yesterday was Twelfth Night.

Which means it's "officially" OK to take down the Christmas decorations.

(Not that you HAVE to if you don't WANT to!)  Wink

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, January 7, 2024 3:31 PM

Okay I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I can't seem to get clear video's and the train is actually running twice as fast in the video, than it actually is running

 

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, January 7, 2024 3:32 PM

Okay I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I can't seem to get clear video's and the train is actually running twice as fast in the video, than it actually is running

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp9nCmuvhDA

And have no idea how to post a video in here

 

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, January 14, 2024 5:02 PM

Seems everytime I come I need to log in, which was there way of correcting logging out, which is fine with me. 

Well putting a link in the video spot doesn't seem to work. So here is a link to my new to me 1835E and my 309, 310, & 312 passenger cars. 

https://youtu.be/gAR4obKT7Oo

 

 

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 8:19 PM

Dang it's cold.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:52 PM

sir james I

Dang it's cold.

 
 
Yes it is.  We are supposed to get into POSITIVE double digits tomorrow.  Been pretty much negative for the past few days here in Mo.

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Posted by smokey1 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 4:50 AM

Okay who left the freezer door open.

16* with a high of 41* Friday - Sunday doesn't really look any better. 

Today I plan on working on some of my standard gauge passenger cars, ie install windows, window treatments and rewire as needed. The dark green cars are what I'm talking about. There from 1926 - 1930 time period. so 96 to 98 years old. About time to give them some TLC.

Hope all have a good day. 

 

 

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:11 AM

RT close the freezer door.

Folks I quit posting here because the software won't let me log out. I thought I'd try again but nothing has changed so I bid you ado, again. Waiting for someone to log me out.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:24 AM

sir james I
Folks I quit posting here because the software won't let me log out.

Understandable, there's still some flaky stuff going on here.

Sometimes you can get yourself out by doing a "cookie" purge, that's been known to work. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:29 AM

smokey1
Okay who left the freezer door open.

I hear you!  It was 17 degrees this morning, VERY unusual for the Richmond VA area!  It's supposed to go up to the mid-30's later today, then the 40's tomorrow.  Could be worse, a friend up in Canada (Anyone remember Miningman from the "Trains" and "Classic Trains" Forums?) tells me it's 30 below zero in his neck of the woods!  OUCH!

Anyway, we've got a Greenberg train show coming up here this weekend, I hope the weather doesn't make things tough for the exhibitors trying to get here. 

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