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JEFFREYS TRACKSIDE DINER-MARCH 2015!

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JEFFREYS TRACKSIDE DINER-MARCH 2015!
Posted by galaxy on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:22 PM


In memory of

Jeffrey Scott Wimberly

July 07, 1960-December 15, 2014 

AKA Running Bear, Dr. Frankendiesel, The Spray Can Rembrandt

Volunteer firefighter, exceptional model railroader and friend.

 

Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner is a meeting place for all who wish to join. We talk on-topic, but also off-topic here {the only place allowed by our hosts}, but always within the framework of the forum policy. Talk about your ongoing or future model railroading projects, show us your latest acquisitions or simply share your day. If you need to let off some steam, you can do it here, but beware - Cousin Vinnie, the proprietor, is keeping a close watch on the language and is unforgiving when it comes to violations of the house rule.

There is a new menu item, JSTL - that´s Jeffrey´s Special Tabasco Lemonade.

WELCOME!

 

 

 

The old diner is here:

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/244101.aspx?page=15#2729862

Geeked

 

-G .

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 HO and N Scale.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:31 PM

Wow! That was abrupt!

I hate when movies end that way.

Have A Good One! Big Smile

Frank

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Posted by galaxy on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:40 PM

Welcome to a *new section* of the diner,

The

*Weekly Honors Section*

OF Jeffrey's Trackside Diner!

This *week* we honor a dear friend, who many here have known to share his talents at planing layouts, who may lose his eyesight, our international friend, Sir Madog, himself, Ulrich In Germany!

Each week, we will take nominees for, and votes for, the *Weekly Honors Section*, {if there is any participation}, and honor that person in acknowledgement of their paricipation in, their contributions to, and whom best dignifies the way Jeffrey would operate in life and in our diner world here. Each Sunday, there will be a nominee installed to the "High Exualted Grand Pooba Position" {HEGPP} of *Weekly Honors*! {Weekly members can be re-established for subsequent weeks by voters!}. To start things off, Since it IS Sunday, I have nominated,seconded and voted Ulrich in!

SO, Plan your nominations for next Sunday's Honors! All votes must be cast by Saturday Night!

Let's try it and see if we can have some fun with it!

Geeked

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Posted by galaxy on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:42 PM

zstripe

Wow! That was abrupt!

I hate when movies end that way.

Have A Good One! Big Smile

Frank

 

Sorry, Frank with the stripes! I didn't see you and the doggies there, or I would have warned you!

Geeked

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:51 PM

galaxy

 

 
zstripe

Wow! That was abrupt!

I hate when movies end that way.

Have A Good One! Big Smile

Frank

 

 

 

Sorry, Frank with the stripes! I didn't see you and the doggies there, or I would have warned you!

Geeked

 

Galaxy,

Yeah....It didn't come with instructions when You bought it new, either. NAW! Just kidding, Laugh

Take Care! Big Smile

Frank

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:00 AM

WE are, IN honor of Ulrich, our first HEGPP{Prounounced "HEGPEEP"}, In Germany!

Checek out the site below to travel that great nation:

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/index.shtml

Explore Germany and attand Cultural events!:

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/vacation/travel_offers.shtml

Train travel in Germany today:

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/trains/index.shtml

Train travel MAP including to nearby Hamburg for our Ulrich in Tostedt:

http://www.eurail.com/trains-europe/trains-country/trains-germany

Toast to Ulrich: Prost!

http://www.maplandia.com/germany/niedersachsen/luneburg/harburg/tostedt/

 

 

Get your GErman Rail PAss:

http://www.germanrailpasses.com/plan-your-trip/timetables

http://www.deutschebahn.com/en/start.html

Now that we can get around on rails, lets explore Germany this month on modern trains!

Our train timetable from landing in Berlin to Hamburg to visit Ulrich:

 

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?ld=9647&country=GBR&seqnr=1&ident=ob.02832847.1425189502&rt=1&OK#focus

lets go!

{I'm tired that flight made me so, ah, to relax on the train}

Geeked

 

 

 

 

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:03 AM

zstripe

 

 
galaxy

 

 
zstripe

Wow! That was abrupt!

I hate when movies end that way.

Have A Good One! Big Smile

Frank

 

 

 

Sorry, Frank with the stripes! I didn't see you and the doggies there, or I would have warned you!

Geeked

 

 

 

Galaxy,

Yeah....It didn't come with instructions when You bought it new, either. NAW! Just kidding, Laugh

Take Care! Big Smile

Frank

 

When All else fails, Read the "DEstructions"....

Geeked

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Posted by Uncle_Bob on Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:23 AM

Two below zero at last report, and the furnace decides to go on strike.  Crying  It tries to fire up.for about 15 seconds, then shuts down without any heat coming out of the registers.  Good thing it stopped giving heat after the missus was in bed, though it means a surprise Sunday visit by the HVAC guys.  SoapBox

If you hear an explosion coming from Endicott, Galaxy, it's probably just my house.

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Posted by Uncle_Bob on Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:24 AM

And happy March to everyone!Big Smile

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:07 AM

Uncle_Bob

Two below zero at last report, and the furnace decides to go on strike.  Crying  It tries to fire up.for about 15 seconds, then shuts down without any heat coming out of the registers.  Good thing it stopped giving heat after the missus was in bed, though it means a surprise Sunday visit by the HVAC guys.  SoapBox

If you hear an explosion coming from Endicott, Galaxy, it's probably just my house.

 

And on such a chilly {read: BITTER COLD, negative ambient temps} night too!

Good luck, if you have a fireplace or electic heaters, bring them out!

Often, if they don't have the part in stock, they can't get it til Monday or TUesday anyway!

By Wednesday we will be in the 40s!

GOod, I won't have to wear a heavy coat after shoulder surgery...

Geeked

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Posted by up831 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:15 AM

Good evening/morning Diners,

Flo, no coffee until later , please.

Abrupt end to the movie?!  There weren't any credits.  I didn't get to see who the Key Grip was.  Yeah, like it matters. :):)

YGW:  Merchandise Planning.  You kind of have the right idea, but it's more like let's put 6' of tires next to 2' of chrome plated swizzle sticks.  Then we'll put Men's  and Boys over in the NW corner, and well put Shoes between Juniors and Pluses.  It's not like I'm dressing mannequins or anything like that.  That is usually referred to as Visual Merchandising, which is a whole separate thing.

Well, it's late.  I'm off to bed.  I'll try to post later in the day.

Happy March Diners.  May it be better for each of you than February was.

i hope everyone is OK, safe, and warm.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 1, 2015 3:31 AM

Good Morning!

Already March - I nearly missed a complete month!

Yesterday was a very special day for me! Thanks to your great help, I was able to put the new set of glasses on order! Petra took me to the optometrist, where I spent three hours. The optometrist took extra care to get all the measurements required to taylor-make the glasses for me and rechecked my vision. The left eye has seen some damage, resulting in a somewhat smaller viewing angle. But that should not stop me from coming back to a near normal life again. It´ll take three weeks, before the glasses are ready. Believe me - I have started to count the hours! It´s been a nightmare for me not to see properly.

I will (be able to) look spectacular with the new spectacles Laugh

Blessings to you all!

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:46 AM
March already, where’s the Year going to!!!
Gidday Zoe, I’ll have some iced green tea and you’d better get Bob and the Missus something hot please. Minus 2 and a bung furnace, that’s the trouble with machinery, it only breaks down when you use it.Sigh
I’d better go and hide down in Elliots booth, especially If I mention that it was 79 F today.
YGW. Bear - is that a pic from your place? Yep, looking north.
Thoughts and Best Wishes to all those that need them.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:06 AM

Good mornign again!

I see our High Exautled Grand Pooba stopped in!

Itr is of GREAT fortune we were able to help the old chap out! 3 WEEks wait? well, it'll take at least another week before the funds go over there!

IF YOU STILL WISH TO DONATE, YOU CAN! PM me on how! It IS NOT TOO LATE!

The more the merrier I say!

P.S: To all those who have donated thus far: You will all get a personal thank you form me with *proof* the funds were,indeed,  sent!

Thank yo all so much!

I MAY have a straggler donation coming in yet...

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

Geeked

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Posted by TMarsh on Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:16 AM
Good Morning!!!
 
Sunday Breakfast Buffet please. Oh and coffee thank you.
 
Happy B-Day (late) Ken! Musta missed you’re foot issue. Rest assured my wishes for your healing are plenty.
 
I see where others are doing better and others are still in need of prayers and well wishes. Rest assured I am.
 
Yup, this Sunday is like a mirror of last SundaySigh. Awoke to an additional 8 inches on the ground (nothing compared to some of you I know). I doubt if this will melt by noon though like last time. Good news is it’s all light and fluffy so there is no real weight. I’ll still wait until the village is finished with the majority of the roads so they don’t refill the end of the drive. But as light as the snow is, I doubt it would matter.
 
My back gutters are beginning to look a bit like Rays. He’d laugh and say that was nothing. We’ve seen his and yes he would be right, mine is nothing.
 
Haven’t got into the trainroom proper yet, I have been kinda working my way that way though. Hopefully today….., well after the snow removal issues of course.
 
Ribs for supper. Brenda always insists they need to be boiled first to make them tender. I say boiling takes flavor away and renders a strange taste to the meat. When she makes them I say to her, see that brownish water? That’s flavor boiled out of the meat. You can't get that back in there you know. Not a welcomed commentBlack Eye. She says the BBQ sauce adds flavor so it doesn’t matterConfused.  Low and slow I say and yes they come off the bone clean with ease. Not fall off, but come off. A difference I prefer. I’ll be using the oven because I don’’t feel like removing the foot of snow covering the grill. LazyWhistling.
 
Welp, had to do some skimming again so I hope I didn’t miss and issue with someone. Best get out in the snowfields. Supposed to be 45 and rainy Wednesday and then bac in the 20’s for a couple days then back to the 40’s for what may be a while. (crossed fingers)
 

 

Ya’ll have a good day, ya hear!!!!

Todd  

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I'm a small town boy. A product of two people from even smaller towns. I don’t talk on topic….. I just talk. Laugh

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Posted by angelob6660 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:36 AM

I totally forgot it was March.

Happy Birthday Ken.

You're a very busy person today Galaxy don't have work to hard.

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Posted by zstripe on Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:40 AM

Ulrich,

Good for You!!!!!! The climb is alway's easier....with the help of friends. God Bless.

Should we be looking forward to a photo with Your ''lederhosen'' and Your new spec's?

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:00 AM

Ulrich!  You're "looking good."  And pretty soon you'll be seeing good, too.  (Disclaimer:  "Good" is colloquial, while the correct word would be "well.")

Galaxy, I hope you don't end up like me after my shoulder surgery 20 years ago.  My arm had to be kept up at 90 degrees to my body for a month while it healed.  I could move my forearm, but I had a big chunk of foam strapped to my body to hold the arm up.  I had no clothes that would fit over this contraption, so I bought an ultra-large hockey jersey to wear to work.  After a week or so, I was able to wear a T-shirt and then put the foam block and straps over that, so I didn't need the jersey.  I was passing by a few of the ladies at work the first day in the T-shirt, and one said, "So that's what it looks like underneath."  I thought quickly and came up with one of my best come-backs ever:  "They have them in black at Victoria's Secret."  While in this mode, I had to use a beach ball to hold my arm up while I took a shower.  It took a while to find one of those in April in Massachusetts.  As a goalie, I still wear that Bruins jersey proudly over my pads on Tuesday nights.

I've started installing the first grade crossing system on the layout, the one with just crossing flashers.  I've got the flashers themselves installed (Oregon Rail Supply kit-built) and now I'm working on the photodetectors and IR LEDs so they'll work at night.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Cederstrand on Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:50 AM

Extra strong coffee with a pinch of coal dust in a RUSSIAN IRON mug, please.

So far, most of the N locos I've tested (for sale on the-bay) will only need a little oil and run time and then should run like new. Some of the older vintage locos have mileage on them, but still run after a fashion. Definitely time to sell the collection off. Need to re-establish the HO train funds account after some larger purchases. Really looking forward to starting the new layout.

Think I overdid it on the ankle recovery. Time to back off, but not going to use crutches again because the one shoulder is totally messed up. Probably should have it in a sling. I'm not growing old very gracefully.Grumpy

Have a great day all. Healing thoughts for those in need.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:19 AM

MisterBeasley

Galaxy, I hope you don't end up like me after my shoulder surgery 20 years ago.  My arm had to be kept up at 90 degrees to my body for a month while it healed.  I could move my forearm, but I had a big chunk of foam strapped to my body to hold the arm up.  I had no clothes that would fit over this contraption, so I bought an ultra-large hockey jersey to wear to work.  After a week or so, I was able to wear a T-shirt and then put the foam block and straps over that, so I didn't need the jersey.  I was passing by a few of the ladies at work the first day in the T-shirt, and one said, "So that's what it looks like underneath."  I thought quickly and came up with one of my best come-backs ever:  "They have them in black at Victoria's Secret."  While in this mode, I had to use a beach ball to hold my arm up while I took a shower.  It took a while to find one of those in April in Massachusetts.  As a goalie, I still wear that Bruins jersey proudly over my pads on Tuesday nights.

Nope, I believe he said in a sling strapped to my waist. And that is just what I am inagining, will be difficult enough but, I/we will make it work somehow.

MOH is taking family medical leave and has at least a month of full time off, according to teh Surgeon,but may nto need it in totality... Then I start PT, adn I will be off nad runnign.

I have a couple oversized shirts I intend to wear while I heal...


MOH will shower with, to clean,and will take care of the um, necessities you know...until I can reach certain areas of my own body again.

I CANNOT WAIT. I went to the grocery store yesterday and with no pain killers on board {cna't take as my bleed}, my shoudler has been telling me all about it since! I was in such pain, worse than my back!

MY dyslecxic typing  may actually improve as I will ahve to one-handedly hunt n peck! DOn't epect much form me. I CAN do a mouse left handedly adn I eat left handly anyway..euro style!

so we will seee....

Thanks for yuor concern!

Then in two-3 months, I do the left shoulder!

Yippee!

Geeked

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:57 AM

galaxy
MY dyslecxic typing may actually improve as I will ahve to one-handedly hunt n peck!

Ha!  When I showed up at work wearing my strange arm support, my office mate asked how I was going to type like that.  Since he was strictly a 2-finger typist himself, I held up my good left hand with all 5 fingers outstretched and said, "Two and a half times faster than you."

Anyway, good luck with it.  To be honest, I couldn't wait to get into the OR so my shoulder could get back to normal.  The last thing I remember before waking up in the recovery room was a pretty nurse putting a mask over my face and saying, "Pick a sunny beach!"

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by yougottawanta on Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:44 PM

Bear - Try turning the power off to your unit for a few minutes and then turn the power bck on. Sometimes it will reset itself and fire up.

Todd - hmmm that black eye doesnt look so good here is a steak to throw on it. Next time duck !!

Uncle Bob - March did sneak in I didnt realize it was March also

Up831 - Do you like the work ?

Rob - That is a tough spot to be in. Shoulder and ankle ? Ouch.

Ulrich - we sure have missed you.

Sleeting here and freezing rain ! Yuck. Took a nap and then decided to check the forum. Hope all have a great week end what is left of it. May check in later.

TTTYL

TGW

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:56 PM

Hi

I PM'd TODD AND CEDERSTRAND ANSWERS!

MY shouldre is KILLING me with no pain med to take!

GRR

Geeked

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:07 PM

Galaxy ... Thanks for moving the diner.... Your surgery: I think you said it was in early March.Maybe this week. Hope it goes well... I have an old PM thread from last year when we talked about Jeff. I'll post another message to it, and see if it gets to you. 

Frank ... I saw your truck in WPF... The company name was Galaxy. ... I've heard that name before. ... Thanks for commenting about steel mill. 

Ulrich ... Best wishes to you. Will you soon be making a spectacle of yourself? 

Todd ... Good seeing you. When I do ribs in the broiler I put a small amout of water in the bottom of the broiler pan to keep the meat moist and tender. It is better than boiling first. 

Happy Model Railroading, everybody. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, March 1, 2015 3:19 PM

Afternoon folks!

Chloe, just a hot chocolate for me right now.

Got up early enough to get to church today.  I don't think I mentioned that my DIL's Father who lives in the Southwest had a major heart attack and ended up getting a quadruple bypass.  DIL flew out there to be with him for a few days.  She was supposed to get back early this morning.  My son dropped the girls off at Sunday School and just as I was sitting down to breakfast there is a knock on the door...  I open it and my son walks in.  First thing he tells me is that his wife is not happy...  Her flight was cancelled due to sn*w out there.  She is in New Mexico I think.  Hopefully she will get in sometime late tonight.  So I only got one cup of Marrakesh Express this morning cause I was nice enough to share the pot with my son while I ate breakfast.

Tonight the family is taking my littlest Granddaughter out to dinner.  She picked kentucy Fried Chicken, so that is what I will have for supper.  Not where I would have picked to go, but, it is her Birthday (on Thursday)!  I was planning that we would celebrate her birthday next weekend so I haven't even got a card for her yet...

Glad to hear Ulrich will be getting his new spectacles soon!  Galaxy, prayers for your upcoming surgery!  Hope all goes well and you have a quick recovery!

 Rob, I don't get up on the roof when I remove the sn*w...  I use a roof rake that I can reach most of the panels from the deck on my house.  I don't climb around on roofs anymore!  I occasionally get Benign Positional Vertigo and up on a roof is really not a good place to be when I get one!

Starting work on a new part of the layout.  The fun here is trying to figure out how to get out of the corner I painted myself into, so to speak.  This is where the return loop will be that will end up coming over the lower tracks and onto the fill where the little grider brodge is.  I need to make a part of this area easily removable in case I ever need to get to the tracks that are going to staging under where the mountain will be.  Some of you may remember this spot:

The tracks shown go to upper staging.  There is now another track on the inside which is the return loop.  The return loop will come around to here:

The tracks under the bridge are the feeder to the return loop and to upper staging.

Catch you all later!

73

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We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by Cederstrand on Sunday, March 1, 2015 3:23 PM

Bowl of oatmeal with one last coffee, this time in a Heisler mug, please.

Looks like resistance soldering is the way to go for track using DCC. I've never tried this. Even though I will be using Kato (HO) Unitrack, the more I have read about it, the more inclined I am to solder x-number of sections together with power leads to each section. Still more I need to learn about this, so any suggestions will be appreciated as always.

Time to take more hay out for the horses and do evening critter rounds.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

 

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Posted by up831 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 3:40 PM

Good afternoon Diners,

Flo, I'll have my usual abnormally large cup of coffee with copious amounts of cream, please.

Not much happening here today.  The weatherman said we were to get snow all day.  The sun is shining right now.  Just helping MOH tidy up around the house because we both have to work all week, and that's a good thing.  

YGW: I like the work well enough and it is enjoyable.  It isn't actual design, but like I said, it is related.  It is nice to be back in commercial again.  But, as a result of everything, I find I miss kitchen and bath.  Either way, I love what I do! 

Galaxy: I truly hope you can take advantage of the potential romantic possibilities as a result of your surgeries.  I hope that's ok to say and not have to talk to Vinnie and the boys downtown, ya know?  (Feigned Don Carlione voice).  Anyway, I wish the twain of you well.

Ulrich: Really good to see you posting again.

i hope you all are OK, safe, and warm.  Spring is 3 weeks away.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by Uncle_Bob on Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:04 PM

galaxy

 

 
Uncle_Bob

Two below zero at last report, and the furnace decides to go on strike.  Crying  It tries to fire up.for about 15 seconds, then shuts down without any heat coming out of the registers.  Good thing it stopped giving heat after the missus was in bed, though it means a surprise Sunday visit by the HVAC guys.  SoapBox

If you hear an explosion coming from Endicott, Galaxy, it's probably just my house.

 

 

 

And on such a chilly {read: BITTER COLD, negative ambient temps} night too!

Good luck, if you have a fireplace or electic heaters, bring them out!

Often, if they don't have the part in stock, they can't get it til Monday or TUesday anyway!

By Wednesday we will be in the 40s!

GOod, I won't have to wear a heavy coat after shoulder surgery...

Geeked

 

LOL, yeah, and a high of 21 for Friday!

The space heater is doing its best, but it's not meant to heat a split level by itself.  The wife is convinced the furnace is providing heat, so she's keeping between me and the circuit breaker box so I can't shut it off.  She also refuses to have the HVAC guy come out, even though her mom has had pipes burst the last two winters.  The last air temperature I saw inside was 51, and it's 45 in the train room. Bang Head George Carlin was right!!!

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Posted by CNCharlie on Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:32 PM

Good Afternoon,

A sunny day here in the Great White North. We are at -6C today which is a heat wave for us.

Galaxy, hope the surgery goes well. 

Rob, if you recall I have Kato Unitrack for my HO layout that I laid in 2007. I didn't solder any rail joiners and have a feeder about every 10 feet. I have never experienced a power drop. One of the big advantages of Unitrack is the rail joiner as they are far more secure than the typical Atlas type.  In fact if you tried to solder one I think the plastic would melt. If you use Kato's power feeders, you should not have any problems. At least I haven't in the past 7 years. The Atlas track and turnouts in the service yard are another matter. I have been tempted to rip up that yard and replace the track but it is a lot of work. 

Well tonight is a big PBS night with the season finale of Downton Abbey plus a couple of other shows we like so I will be parked from about 6:30.

CN Charlie

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:55 PM

Evenin' folks!

Janie, just a cup of decaf for me please.

The family went out to Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner tonight as that was where Granddaughter #2 wanted to go for her Birthday Dinner.  She will be 6 this coming Thursday.  I dunno, I seem to remember that at least the chicken used to be good at KFC....  I wasn't impressed tonight.  Was very over cooked and tasteless and the chicken was the best part of the meal......  My son had some sort of coupon that he used so the price was pretty cheap.  Went back over to his house for cake and Ice Cream after dinner.  That was good!

Driving was not good out there tonight.  We got a mixture of sn*w and freezing rain.  I decided to drive into Waterloo and take the main road home rather than the shorter back road over to Geneva that my son lives on.  Good choice I think.  Even the main road was treacherous on the way home.  I arrived safe and more or less sound and headed down to the train rooms and got a bit more done.  This is an area I am somewhat planning as I go.  Have an idea of what I want to do, but need to make a lot of decisions on how to get there.

Uncle_Bob
She also refuses to have the HVAC guy come out, even though her mom has had pipes burst the last two winters.

 Uncle Bob,  You might remind her the cost of repairing the damage that burst pipes would cause in the house and that insurance doesn't cover negligence!  I would say if your furnace and the space heater together are only keeping your house up to 51°F there is a definate problem.  Oh, and don't run the space heater without someone being up to watch it.   Major fire hazard!  Read about them all the time in the newspaper.  Hope you are well insured.  I would inform her that either the space heater has to turned off for the night or she needs to stay awake and watch it!

Be blessed my friends and stay warm!

73

Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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