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Duncan Mackiewicz

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2009, 12:23:17 PM »
You too James? I have at least a foot of snow that I cleared before heading off to work this morning.  And to think I was having thoughts of spring.  Ha,ha!
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Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2009, 02:26:06 PM »
just revieved a foot in Lowell.  another 2-6 inches is supposed to start coming down in a few hours....   Is it time to ballast yet?
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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2009, 07:36:24 PM »
9" here, luckly I was able to convince my tractor and snow blower to run for one more storm. 

But I think that James spoke up too much and jinxed us, January is back for the week.  50 on the weekend though, but near or below 0 tonight?  Sap will run some day?

Ira Schreiber

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2009, 08:16:49 PM »
OK, we have been setting record highs here in Denver, CO. 74* yesterday, warmer than Miami or Los Angeles. 75* today. Where is winter??
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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 08:52:17 PM »
Ira, It looks like the Colorado mountain Winter is on vacation in Maryland.  We had 8" of snow Sunday into Monday and this morning the temperature was all the way up to 6 !!  Supposed to be in the single digits tonight as well.

Wayne Laepple

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 10:55:11 PM »
Just a few flurries here, but it was very windy and cold. We are just far enough west to have missed it. That's been the story all winter. Every snow event has fizzled into freezing rain or sleet. I'd enjoy a good storm for a change. Wanna send some this way from Maine?

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 08:35:11 AM »
We are not keeping up with last years totals. Last year I had 124 inches of the white stuff measured by  this date. This year, only 102.5 inches. The snow banks aren't near as high but it is definately a year for snowshoes. Step off a packed snowmobile trail and you are going to your waist in some locations.
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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 09:33:01 AM »
Ahh, but we turn the clocks ahead this weekend. Tempus Fidgets, as they say.
Spring will seem all the more wonderful this year as the black flies swarm,
And Dana's gentle urgings will once again ring out across the forests.... ::)

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 10:15:13 AM »
Shame on you, Gordon. You weren't supposed to show the new microprocessor-controlled Number 10 that operates without crew! :o

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 10:44:07 AM »
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You weren't supposed to show the new microprocessor-controlled Number 10 that operates without crew!

The best part is that it is running on a diesel generator hidden in the tender tank. The fake steam is made by putting 1' diameter pellets that say "LIONEL" on them into the stack. A sub-woofer in the firebox provides all the sounds, perfectly synchronized with the speed, steam releases, etc.

It's so convincing, Jason didn't even notice.
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Gordon Cook

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 06:00:36 PM »
Darn!
McNamara figured it out again!

Here's a picture of the wireless remote control:



Pulllease don't tell Jason.
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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2009, 07:08:32 PM »
I think I saw that in last month's Steampunk Gazette!

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2009, 01:36:31 PM »
ROTFLHMGLMAO! :D

Now if only we could do that with our subs so we wouldn't have to go out to sea ON them all the time! ;)

Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2009, 07:27:21 AM »
Ok ... wait, Steampunk Gazette, are they the ones who do the new cable show - Pimp my Forney ??!?

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Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2009, 12:23:25 PM »
Of course!  Didn't you know?  They're at boothbay refiting #9's boiler with superheaters and a juke box.
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