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Live discussion
« on: January 11, 2009, 11:58:13 PM »
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Stephen Hussar wrote:
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Why not try a live discussion? I remember James posted a message about this site having a chat feature. Is anyone interested?
We could try this site's chat feature...and if for some reason it doesn't work or can't handle the traffic we could switch to the railwayvideo.org chat. What say yee?

Joe Fox replied:
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We should have a set time for it though, so that way there would be more than one person on the chat. Talk to you guys later.
Joe

John McNamara replied:
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Joe has a good idea. Let me propose tonight at 7?
-John

James Patten replied:
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You can always tell if somebody is in the chat.  At the bottom of the forum index page is a line which says
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There are 0 user(s) on chat now.   Join Chat
Of course "Join Chat" is a link to the chat room.
7 tonight is fine with me.

Wayne Laepple replied:
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At 7, I'll be hosting a rehearsal dinner for my daughter, who is being maried tomorrow. Don't wait up for me.

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Wayne;
Congratulations! Aren't the groom's parents supposed to pay for the rehearsal dinner? Sorry I won't be able to make the dinner, I'll be chatting with my narrow-minded friends the this site.
Dave

Wayne Laepple replied:
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The prospective in-laws are indeed springing for the dinner, but since the event is a "destination wedding" out here in the wilds of central Pennsylvania, the dinner is at our house. The groom's family is from suburban Philadelphia, and I had to assure them there hadn't been any Indian raids around here in some years. My wife would really be grumpy if I was chatting  this evening instead of being "Mein Host."

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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If I were you I'd make sure to have a large supply of fire water on hand in case those pesky Native Americans want to set up a casino on your front lawn or, more likely, you need relief from you guests....

Wayne Laepple replied:
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Mssrs. Yuengling and Miller. along with Senor Corona, are in attendance.

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Ahh, they're always the life of the party! Mr. Yuengling is hard to find in my area (Boston). I did bump in to him once to my surprise in Jacksonville, FL where I was forced to go on business. He managed to make the trip a little better.

Joe Fox replied:
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You guys are true charecters. Talk to some of you tonight at 7. What are we going to discuss? If it works out well, will we want to do it on certain nights and plan it ahead of time? Just a thought. Talk to you guys tonight.
Joe

Wayne Laepple replied:
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Mr. Yuengling may come to the Spring Track Meet, if I can find room for him in my car.

Joe Fox replied:
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Who is this Mr. Yuengling upon in which you speak of?
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“We are extremely proud of our collection of historical railroad equipment, which is the largest of any U. S. railroad, especially our steam locomotives.”
-Steve Lee-
Joe

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Wayne;
Mr. Reidy and myself would welcome Mr. Yuengling with open arms (fists).
Joe;
In this case you're too young to get to know Mr. Yuengling (at least I hope you haven't met him). When you are 21 I'm sure your Dad will introduce you to him. He is an amber colored, hop flavored, adult beverage from one of the oldest operating breweries in the country.
Dave

Wayne Laepple replied:
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Ahem! There is no question at all. Mr. Yuengling IS the oldest continually operating, family owned brewery in these United States!

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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That didn't come out correctly. I meant to say "the oldest". I di dforget to add "family owned".

Mike Fox replied:
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Guess I'll have to take a road trip to try it. Comes a s close as NY.
Mike

Stephen Hussar replied:
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mmmmm....Wayne, can you pull a small-ish trailer with the Miata? 

Joe Fox replied:
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Just as long as it is kept off museum property, I don't thik anyone will have any problems with it. Bob Gabriel knows that rule from the rule book by heart. I remember him telling me that that rule was the only rule he remembered.
Joe

Dave Crow replied:
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Wayne, how do you feel about Straub's from beautiful little St. Mary's?

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Just as long as it is kept off museum property, I don't think anyone will have any problems with it. Joe
I guess we can keep the coolers outside of the 66 ft limit while we're working. We'll just have to take more breaks from shoveling and tamping. Better make it 4 or 5 cases, Wayne. 

Bruce Wilson replied:
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Straub's...now there's a name from the past. Straub's was "the official adult beverage" of the 1995 Two Foot Gage Owner's Association convention and enjoyed in a responsible manner at the Wiscasset Motor Lodge when that group visited the W.W. & F. Ry. Museum. As I recall, the conventioneers and museum members were responsible for booking all but one room at the motel that weekend. I felt bad for the lone non-railroad occupants of the motel as railroad stories and the sounds of bottle caps being lifted filled the night air...
For you guys in Pennsylvania, too bad about the closure of Latrobe's Rolling Rock brewery. Another fine beverage lost to the mega-conglomerates...(read, Budweiser in New Jersey).
Hhmm, maybe I'll have to try a bottle of Sheepscot pale ale...

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Hmmm, maybe I'll have to try a bottle of Sheepscot pale ale.../i]
Bruce, I highly recommend "New Harbor Lager" from the Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co. of Whitefield 

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Steve never mentioned New Harbor Lager when last we were at the brewery. Is that a new one? My favorite midwest beer is Little Kings in the 7 oz bottles from Cinncinatti. I believe Sam Adams boguth the brewery.
Wayne, what Steve didn't mention is that we'll all pitch in for the beer. Maybe you should have some drop shipped to the Motor Lodge.
Dave

Joe Fox replied:
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So what are we going to talk about tonight on the live chat? I have a few questions about the 470 Railroad club coming to the museum in May I would like to ask, and possibly other things as well. Talk to you guys later.
Joe

Josh Botting replied:
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I was introduced to Mr. Yuengling upon one of my trips to DC, never seen it up here.  I am a big fan of the Sheepscot Valley Ales, Like the Pemaquid, and the double brown.
For all you southerners, who come up to visit, a stop at Grittys in Freeport is one of my favorites.

Bill Reidy replied:
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Mmmmmmmmmm, Yuengling!
I have had one or two or twelve during my many trips to Lancaster, PA, for work in the late '90s.  Great stuff!
Back on topic -- how did the live chat go tonight?
Congratulations, Wayne, on tomorrow's celebration.  Best wishes for a great day tomorrow!
Bill

John McNamara replied:
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Bill,
The live chat on this site seemed to have a number of technical problems, so we moved over to the chat facility at railwayvideo. That worked very well, and we chatted for well over an hour there.

Ira Schreiber replied:
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I can NOT get into the Railway Video chat room.
NO Java Script and error message from Java  "Not enough disc space" tho I have 80 megs free on the "D: drive.
HELP
Ira

elecuyer replied:
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I was using my PDA to try to join in. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to like Java-based chat. Also, the railwayvideo.org site is practically un-navigable on a PDA.
By the time I had access to a real PC everyone was gone. Oh well.
(However, the chat in the forum looked like it would work fine on the PDA.)
Ira, the Java install problem might be tied to free space on your C: drive - not D:. Most extensions to the operating system (like Java) are tied to the folder used by Windows; which is usually C:\Windows.
Try clicking on "My Computer", then right-click on the
C: drive and select Properties. Then in Tools, perform a disk clean up. I'll bet that Java will install properly once that process is complete.
(Then I'll have to know not to try to "chat" while on the road.)
-Ed Lecuyer

fjknight replied:
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Bill,
The live chat on this site seemed to have a number of technical problems, so we moved over to the chat facility at railwayvideo. That worked very well, and we chatted for well over an hour there.
I just entered the chat on this site and it seems to work fine. Of course it is 8:23 in the morning and nobody else is around. I am using Firefox 2.0.0.3.
Frank

John McNamara replied:
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Several people had problems with error messages and had to drop out and log in again, which was a problem in that the program announced their login many times for each actual login. Secondly, there were lots and lots of pop-ups. I am also using Firefox and I had little problem with either of these, but my list of comments would refresh many times between actual new entries. Each time, I'd think, "Ah, a new entry," and it was just the same entries as before. At one point Steve Hussar said that he kept getting some annoying video pop-up, and I (wise guy) said, "Restoration Stories?" and Steve thought I meant going to railwayvideo chat, which is not what I meant. However, it is what we did after about 20 minutes of fighting with this BBS. It worked much, much better.

Joe Fox replied:
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We had 8 members on the chat last night, for about 1hr and 20min. Allan Fisher was the first one to leave, and then shortly after him, everybody else left as well. The members were John McNamara, Joe Fox, James Patten, Steve Zuppa, Steve Hussar, Stewart Rhine, Allan Fisher, and a few others, who had technical issues with the computer. It worked verry well, as many things were discussed, and the time flew by quick.
Joe

Joe Fox replied:
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When willl the next chat be? Tuesday or Wednesday night at 7, or do we want it to just be a weekly thing?
Joe
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“We are extremely proud of our collection of historical railroad equipment, which is the largest of any U. S. railroad, especially our steam locomotives.”
-Steve Lee-
Joe
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