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BurleyJim
Fireman

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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  07:37:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning all from balmy N.E. Indiana where is it 61f and windy. The coffee urn is READY with Railbender blend today. The special is a full stack, sausage patties and a scoop of scrambled eggs on the side. All other beverages and the oatmeal pot at the end of the line. Get a fresh plate if you come back for seconds (do you really NEED seconds?   ).

Played around with the mill yesterday, while the temperature wasn't too cold out in the 'machine shop' part of the shop. Made a mounting bracket for the anerometer. I'll get that mounted today.

I finished up the static grass on the station project, and should give it to the History Center tomorrow. I also worked with the gentleman and his 'Dispatcher' paperwork. I think he finally saw the logic in the timing diagram and correlation to the timetable. That might make for an interesting clinic.

Today I've got to run to COSTCO and pick up a couple of items for the CFO. We're limiting our contact with the general population. That's all I've got planned.

Have a Super day!

Jim

Take the red pill

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potsy
Crew Chief

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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  07:54:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning Jim thanks for breakfast yummy!! It's 48 and breezy with sunny skies here in SE Ohio. worked on redoing track yesterday turned out well also worked up dirt around my driveway pad plus a bike ride. today I'm going to mow and change oil in s**w tractor!! maybe some train work also. My daughter got exposed to covid 19 so there family is in Quartine our family thanksgiving is not going to happen. she was exposed while subbing at school another teacher tested positive needless to say the school is in lockdown for two weeks

That's all for now
Stay safe it's real


Mark



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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 11/20/2020 :  08:25:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning, crew! Itís another beautiful day, 54F in northern WV.

Third and last coat of mud, feathered out nicely, or as well as I can get it. Being old, and an obtuse angle. the joints are not perfectly straight. I might give it a rest today and work some outside jobs. I have a church zoom meeting at noon which sort of cuts the day in half. Itís budget time.

Might get some modeling done on my coal yard office.

Have a great day everyone!

Mike




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TomPM
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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  09:22:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good morning folks

Warmer today with the current temperature at 44. High is supposed to be 58.

Yesterday began moving the outdoor furniture inside. I brought the two glass top tables in and put them into the attic. I then brought in all the potted plants we save each year and put them on the tables near an attic window. Have to put the plants in the attic which is not heated but insulated to keep them away from the cats who are not allowed in the attic.

I have to start buying the loaves of bread for the turkey stuffing. My wife uses about 8 loaves for a 20-pound bird. Our Thanksgiving dinners have been always small as there is no family close by. In the past it has been my son, daughter, wife, myself, and my father-in-law. This year will be the first truly without my father-in-law. Last year he was in the nursing home and visited him after dinner. I suspect there will be a few rough spots. On the brighter side, my daughterís boyfriend will be attending.

If the weather holds tomorrow it will be rearranging the garage and putting the rest of the outdoor furniture into it for winter storage. I need to take the canopy cover off the gazebo and remove the center light fixture. Sunday will probably be recovery day.

Last night I decided to test the new Proto 1000 PRR Erie-Built A and B unit I acquired. At first the A unit ran fine but the moment I added the B unit the derailing at the one turnout began. Again, I tweaked the turnout and things would go well for a few laps then the derailing would start again. I removed and replaced the turnout. The A unit made it through the turnout okay, but the B unit continued to derail. I pulled the second turnout and replaced it with a curve section. Everything was fine until the B unit started derailing at the next turnout which I have never had a problem. After a few choice words I traced the derailing to a piece of curve track before the original problem some turnout. I discovered that as the loco passed over the track the track sank and bounced knocking the front wheel of the first truck off the track. The track in this area is not permanently attached as this area is a work in progress. I made some adjustments and made sure the track was more secure. Thus far problem is solved, and the train ran smoothly. I will put back the turnout at a later date.

I still have not weathered any of the hoppers. I hope to do them this weekend.

Mark, I hope everything turns out well for your daughter. That has been our biggest fear since my daughter, a paraprofessional and volleyball coach, went back to work at her school in person. She made it through volleyball season despite one scare and one positive case announced after the last practice. The player was positive at the last practice which was their intersquad game. Since she had 26 players on her freshman team due to no cuts being allowed due to COVID this was how they finished the season. Luckily my daughter coached the gray team, and the girl was on the maroon squad, so they had no close contact. Since then there have been several other cases in the school so the school is going into lockdown starting Monday for at least two weeks. Everyone thinks they will extend the lockdown through winter break.

I hope everybody has a good day.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  09:34:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning from sunny S.E. Michigan. Temps will be up near 60 degrees today. It will head back down tomorrow.

I finished putting up the outdoor Christmas decorations yesterday. They are ready to light up on Thanksgiving day.

Bonnie has a small pre-Thanksgiving to-do list waiting for me today. Once that is done, I will work in some hobby time.

Have a great day!


Bruce

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BurleyJim
Fireman

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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  09:44:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Good morning, crew! Itís another beautiful day, 54F in northern WV.

Being old, and an obtuse angle. the joints are not perfectly straight.

Have a great day everyone!

Mike


Sounds like 75% of us here on the Forum!

Jim


Take the red pill

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George D
Moderator

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Posted - 11/20/2020 :  10:44:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning, Jim and crew. I'm in your 75% group, Jim.

I've been to DMV this morning getting my driver's license renewed. I had to make an appointment for this over a month ago. They had their social distancing under control, but they lived up to their inefficiency reputation. My 8:45 appointment worked out to be a 9:10 appointment. I'm glad I don't have an appointment for this afternoon.

Have a good day.
George



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 11/20/2020 :  12:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tried to post and interrupted twice this morning. Lost my train of thought.

-PRESENT-

Here's my wrecked truck from my early deer hunting in the UP:



Just waiting a slot in the shop schedule to get it fixed.


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

Edited by - k9wrangler on 11/20/2020 12:13:15 PM

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