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Do you have a load of these?
Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:44 PM

#2 pencils

or maybe bananas?  Big Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:07 PM

Yes! We have no bananas.

We have a nice 'tater for dinner, though!

 Tater-flat by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:46 PM

Hahaha no, my flatcars carry trailers, tractors, machinery loads, packaged crates, and sometimes vehicles.

But that was funny! Laugh 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:39 PM

I like the pencil idea.  That end pressing it's way out is very convincing as an eraser.

And that potato!  OMG!  how much sour cream would you need?!  Just imagine the amount of carbs in that baby!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:18 PM

Yep   I see that Mike,  the Eraser punching through the plastic from the number 2 pencil.    

Apparently Henry didn't have these large pencils sharpened or the graphite tips would be poking throughLaugh

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:38 PM

So what city lays claim to the largest pencil?

Duncan B.C. has the worlds largest hockey stick. I often thought it should be moved by train on my layout.

Image result for world's largest hockey stick

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Friday, March 29, 2019 1:00 PM

It has the color of pencils or bananas but I believe that is flexable plastic water pipe.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, March 29, 2019 1:06 PM

Lone Wolf and Santa Fe

It has the color of pencils or bananas but I believe that is flexable plastic water pipe.

 

Aren't water pipes blue? Sewage yellow or black? 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, March 29, 2019 1:48 PM

Lone Wolf and Santa Fe
It has the color of pencils or bananas but I believe that is flexable plastic water pipe.

It's gas piping, for underground natural gas service.  We know what it is, we're just playin around with it.

Back to having fun, please.

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, March 29, 2019 4:55 PM

BATMAN

So what city lays claim to the largest pencil?

Duncan B.C. has the worlds largest hockey stick. I often thought it should be moved by train on my layout.

Image result for world's largest hockey stick

 

... and hockey puck, from what I can see.

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:12 PM

mbinsewi

 

 
Lone Wolf and Santa Fe
It has the color of pencils or bananas but I believe that is flexable plastic water pipe.

 

It's gas piping, for underground natural gas service.  We know what it is, we're just playin around with it.

Back to having fun, please.

Mike.

 

Ah, gas pipes. I knew I saw it on a construction site recently. Good thing I'm not a plumber.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:33 PM

 How about a giant peanut?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:35 PM

It's out of the bag.  Casey Illinois.  Isn't that ironic,  you know, Casey Jones.  32.5 ft. and it appears to me the Eraser has been used.  Must have been a really big mistakeLaugh

Whoops, found the copyright at the bottom of the page.  You can just look it up for yourself.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:46 PM

Ashrita Furman holds the Guinness World Book record for the largest pencil.  65 ft long and 21000 pounds.  8000 board feet of lumber,  4500 pounds of graphite and a 250-pound eraser.

It took a bunch of guys from 15 countries to manufacture it in 2 weeks out of the same materials a regular pencils is made from.  It was unveiled in New York City.  Go check it out.  If anyone needs a 10 1/2 ton pencil,  they have one.

TF

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