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Posted by galaxy on Friday, April 21, 2017 5:40 AM

Sir Madog

Good Afternoon!

 

No room to build a layout?

Look at this!

 

 

Oh dear, I guess MRRing really has gone into the crapper!

Let me guess? the  RVRR?  The Rim Valley RR? Would that be the Copper Tubing Express? The Cast Iron Pipeline Regular?  The Flushing Central?  The Flushing Meadows Line?  The Round River Line? Circ-U-Lation Line?  The Tid-Y-Bowl Express?  I guess this guy likes roundy-rounders RRs and Not point-to-point layouts!

 

Went to an interview and all but checking with my references will mean I am going to be a Hotel Front Desk Clerk, second shift. Naturally, my references were not home/work yesterday!

Other than that, I have slpt a lot..had an intense migraine preceeding a nasty storm yesterday adn last night, so had to sleep off the medication i take for it.

Workign second shift keeps my days free for my Appts and nights so i can still sleep!

ok, thats my real big news.

Prayers for all in need...

let you know later today how it turns out>...

Geeked

BREAKFAST IS ON ME! I GOT TIPPY TOP IT looks like...

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:02 AM

ATSF Guy .... The SD75m's do look good. The one thing I did not like about the BNSSF merger was the demise of the Warbonnet paint scheme. Best paint scheme ever in my opinion. 

Galaxy ... How about Potty Pacific Railway ? Everything comes out in the end. 

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:50 AM

Mornin' everyone!

Zoe, just a pot of Seneca Lake Blend Organic Dark Roast coffee this morning.  Hopefully that will keep my R&GV RR Mug filled for a while....

Sugar was 174 this morning... Sigh  Blasted Easter Candy everyone insists on giving me!  Hate to see what my A1c is going to be a couple weeks from now.  I've also spent way to much time sitting here at the computer getting all the overdue items finished thyat I had to do.

Major bunch of Thunderboomers went overhead last night.  Sky was lit up almost cnstantley for an hour or so.  It wash a major gullywasher too dropping about 1.1" of rain.  About the time it settled down, I ventured out to put out the trash and recycling for pickup today.  Good thing I did as the truck came by about the time I got up this morning.  Water was pouring down the entire width of Bennett St. down to the catch basin right on the corner.  Haven't been down cellar yet, but I can almost guarrantee I have a wet beasement....

 Galaxy, good luck on the job!  Hope that works out for you.

Hmmmmmm???  How about the "Flushing and Saddle Rock RR"?

Catch you all later!

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:14 AM

Morning diners,

Sorry I missed your video Ulrich. I liked the push pull on that little tanker. 

Galaxy- I hope you get the night shift at the hotel.

ATSFGuy-  Easier say than done about getting TTX Maxi cars. Unless you have some but a lot.

I have problems getting Maxi stack well cars and containers modeling my modern era.

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Posted by Sir Madog on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:37 AM

Good Afternoon!

Well, it´s nearly supper time over here, so I´ll just go for a Drinks, please!

Got my aching back scanned, but won´t find out until early next week, if there is a remedy for it. I guess I will be in for some physio-therapeutical things, but no surgery.

I was in and out of the place within 30 minutes and already back home by 9am, so it was more or less a regular day. The weather has been quite unkind to us today, lots of Umbrella and Storm, which is a Crying shame!

The railroad around the rim has turned into quite a conversation piece! Some Brit built is (who else would do such a thing?) and appropriately named it "Flushing Meadows". There is more to it - the water tank in that wooden casing contains a underground mining operation and loading facilities on top of the tank. Nicely done, but I hate to have to lug a porcelaine toilet bowl weighing half a ton from train show to train show without a forklift truck!

Been playing with "Heidi" just a little today. She had a bit of a hitch crossing the unpowered frog of my one and only switch, so I thought I´d have to "juice up the dead frog", but I don´t have to! All I need is to install a spring pressing the switch blades gently to the stock rails and that´ll do the trick. For the time being, I have fastened the throw bar with a little nail until I get a

 installing a DPDT switch as a lever.

Have a great day!

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Posted by yougottawanta on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:51 AM

Lunch time !

Hello all. Been a busy morning at w**k. Production meeting, inspections, scheduling, problem solving etc...

Hobby front - Yesterday I brought home a pick up load of #57 stone for the driveway to the hobby barn and guess what !? It started pouring down Lightning while I unloaded the stone. I looked like a drowned rat when I finally finished unloading the truck !

Ulrich - You keep amazing me. Round tuit ! I havent seen one of those in years : ) . How many views do you average on your You tube videos ? I know you have one more than you did a little bit ago ! You do a really nice job on them !

Howmus - B&D used to be the only electric tradesman tool worth buying. They used to make this wonderful 3/8 drill with a 1/2 chuck. The housing was like any 3/8 drill but the motor and the chuck could handle drilling or boring up to anything that you could fit in that 1/2" chuck. It was so powerful that one had to be careful not to hold it to tight. If the bit hung up it could break your wrist ! I still have the drill and it still runs !

Garry - EEEEEWWW I would not be picking up that engine after a rim shot Dead I am with you I think the war bonnet paint scheme is really great.

ATSF - Nice engine photos. Glad you could get back in ! Is that two engines back to back ?

Herrinchoker - I dont know if you can or want to share those photos but it would really be neat to see them.

Ricky - Some of the Kitchen aid appliances are well bit such as the dual feed range ( gas and electric ), Hoods. We are having a LOT of issues with the side by side frig. The bottom freezer drawer does not shut evenly and then it build up with frost with no way to capture the frost when one thaws it out. And as stated before the service is miserable. Here the link to the subdivision that I am in charge of if you want to look at it http://www.liveatelevenoaks.com/

Ken - You have  avalid point the replacement cost is always way more than the cost to buy. There is demo cost, protection of existing structure, storage etc...

Steve - I would not want to be near those hoppers when they rolled into town ! That would be like followng a farmers "honey wagon" down the road Ick!

Alvie - Sound like you have a busy day off ! Packed with lots of fun stuff to do !

Angel - Glad you are feeling a bit better. Did eating make you feel any better ?

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Posted by CNCharlie on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:55 AM

Good Morning,

I guess it is Good Afternoon for many of you but I still have 10 minutes of morning left so I better use it wisely. 

A beautiful day here with sun and a temp of about 60F. We plan on taking Robbie for a walk this afternoon but that is the extent of the agenda.

Last night we went to a Gilbert and Sullivan production, our first. It was quite enjoyable but I don't think it will make a G&S fan of me. 

On Wednesday we had our first Birding and Breakfast outing. We saw 39 different species which is a good result for an hour and a half. 

I'm still contemplating buying a new pair of binocs but will wait to see if a friend will buy the pair I have now. If so I will have accumulate the cost of the new pair. 

Nothing new on the RR front. I have opened the box on a Red Caboose reefer  kit but other than read the directions, no other progress to date. 

We are still looking at a return to Africa next year but not sure if it will happen yet. I can't believe how much costs have gone up since last year. Sure glad we went then as we couldn't afford that trip now. 

Well I had better get moving here, 

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Posted by galaxy on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:03 PM

Sir Madog

The railroad around the rim has turned into quite a conversation piece! Some Brit built is (who else would do such a thing?) and appropriately named it "Flushing Meadows". There is more to it - the water tank in that wooden casing contains a underground mining operation and loading facilities on top of the tank. Nicely done, but I hate to have to lug a porcelaine toilet bowl weighing half a ton from train show to train show without a forklift truck!

 

I guess I got it right when I called it "The Flushing Meadows Line"...I was also thinking it could be called the "Sitz & Spinz RR"!!

I will go later to find out about the j-o-b. It will be my first earnest paycheck in some odd years. The only problem I see is he wanted to check my references...guess who weren't available yesterday? all three! One I know the manager can get ahold of today and the other two are MIA. But I know a personal way to get ahold of them, and can try that when the manager is available. I will dress up agian in person to esee the manager. Hoep he doesn't rate me on my typing! Darn fingers don't work right since I died. Guess certain language function brain cells died then too. 

well, then If the rain stays stopped, I ahve 8 bags of rocks for the greenhouse to remove from my van to start that project tomorrwo when train mut frined comes over.

Busy bee I am, now for my aching back....

Geeked

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:20 PM

That is quite a project YGW.  Of course I had to check it out!  Laugh

The current Google Earth view, which I'm sure is not actually current Laugh, shows a lot of construction activity.

I guess you do have your hands full!  Thumbs Up

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Posted by Sir Madog on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:32 PM

CNCharlie
We are still looking at a return to Africa next year but not sure if it will happen yet

I recall reading that you had plans on visiting Kenia. Kenia is currently experiencing an increase in terrorist activities and also sees tribal unrest. The German Foreign Ministry has issued a number of warnings concerning travels to Kenia.

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Posted by yougottawanta on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:34 PM

Mike wrote " I guess you do have your hands full!" Yes I am VERY BUSY - My day generally starts around 6am and sometimes ends at 9pm. But we have some great venders who have worked for us and have been hand selected who make the job easier because they know what we expect, used to the flow of the paperwork, POs etc...Know what I expect etc... When we have a new crew it can be painful for a while

Thanks for the Thumbs up : )

BiDaddy - I replied to your PM...

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:14 PM

Afternoon Diners,

yougottawanta

Angel - Glad you are feeling a bit better. Did eating make you feel any better ? 

A feel better today than I felt yesterday. I ate some but trying to not to overdo it. I did drink a lot of water. 

A had a little upset in my stomach when I had sausage for breakfast. It might have been to early. I been taking it easy. What happened really traumatized me.

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Posted by galaxy on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:07 PM

"Good Evening, Gentlemen, Welcome to XXX Inns and Suites, My name is Galaxy, How may I be of service today?"

Or Maybe

"Good Evening Gentlemen, Welcome To XXX Inns and Suites, Would like you to stay in one of our regular rooms, or one of our fabulously redecorated suites this evening?"  "Will that be one evening or all weekend?"

 

Gotta practice my "Hotel-ese"...I start on Monday at 3 PM!!!

In other words, when I went in to see the manager, he said he liked my persistence and despite not being able to reach my references, he was going to hire me anyway!Welcome He siad!

So now I have a new headache on my hands...LOL...

The smae gentleman I work for owns three hotels, so If I want extra hours beyond hte part time there, i can all the extra up to 40 hours at teh other hotels also....I think...lets start part time, shall we?

So I am a happy camper this evening!

Just spetn $507 wiht a discount on two new suits and a new sportcoat and a couple pair of dress pants for my new J-O-B. It's required wear.....I only have ONE that fits me....now thta I've lost the weight...

have a GREAt evning folks....I'm on my own for dinner, MOH is workign dinner tonight.

Geeked

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Posted by der5997 on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:46 PM

JaBear:   
I can’t comment for other ffolkes in the Commonwealth, der5997,you’re more than welcome to put in your two bobs worth, but the big change to cooking was with the “discovery” of Chinese cuisine in the late 70s. IMO they taught us how to cook vegetables, not only properly but that they also tasted yum! 
So on that basis, I’d be prepared to put up “traditional” British Roast Beef, with roast spuds, parsnip, pumpkin, kumera, Yorkshire Puddings, steamed green peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, with gravy made from the dripping, and Hot English mustard, against any other dish!!  
  Right, on the boiled-to-grey-mush cabbage, glad to say that was not a feature of home cooking for us. (School “cooking” however is a in class of its own!)  Chucking the cabbage water –again, mum didn’t. Saved it for other cooking later. Just as my MIL did (but she liked over-cooked veggies – fortunately her daughter doesn’t!) I think you may be correct about the advent of Chinese take out (away?) and their light touch on the veggies. I hadn’t considered that factor. Cool.  Now this roast beef dinner you’ve proposed. The beef will be pink on the inside, yes? Looking forward to trying Kumera. Oh wait, the trusty Ipomoea batatas – sweet potato! Isn’t Google useful? I can’t recall having had that before emigrating to Canada. (50 years this August, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?) Love it now, pretty much a staple in DERland. Gravy made from the dripping of course, but save some dripping for Dripping “butties” at bed-time. Pause while I wipe drool from the keyboard….
Tropical Cyclone Cook … However, it was a week earlier that the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie…
We’ve just had Tropical Storm Arlene pop up in the North Atlantic – easily a month ahead of the official season. These named storms start with “A” and go up the alphabet. Here you are having Cook after Debbie. Do Cyclone names start at or near Z and work towards A? If so, you’ve had a busy season to be at C and still some time until stumps are drawn. Incidentally, we’re very familiar here in Nova Scotia with systems joining forces. The northerly ones come across from Ontario and the southerly ones up the coast from Maine and meet somewhere around the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. Depending on the nature of these beasts and the time of year we get plenty of rain or snow – and always windy withall.
Edgecumbe – it seems there's quite a few lakes in behind there – and the Rangitaiki has Stop Banks ( Levies or Dykes for any NA Diners still paying attention) all the way to the sea at Thornton. I can see how that low agricultural land around there could flood quite easily. Our next Province west, New Brunswick has the St. John River which is a fair size and gets ice jams when the river breaks up in the Spring, where it narrows. They can cause a great deal of grief, but the peak has passed this year and sighs of relief can be heard from over yonder! BTW, just dragging the cursor over the Google Maps image to Lake Rotorua – that looks like a meteor crater. Any thoughts?
 
Ulrich: That is a real pleasure, Heidi is a delight! Thanks for taking the trouble with the video.
 
galaxy:Congratulations on the Front Desk job! You’re right I think  in getting some mileage on the PT and then trying for the extra hours. See how the work load affects your well being – and branch out or not in the light of that. It is certain that the $s will be a relief. Thumbs Up
 
Have to walk quietly when I go upstairs after posting this. Mrs. DER is trying to catch up on sleep she missed from a bad night last night. Christmas, sadly, did not come this week – no package at the Post Office. All I know is that it was in Canada a week ago – tracking from the US stops at the border….
Anyway, Goodnight all, and Prayers for all in need. Angel
 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:44 PM
Gidday Chloe, a large glass of cold pineapple juice with a few cubes of ice, please.
 
YGW. If you don’t mind a rambling Bears History of The World and Things, read on.Zzz
 
“How are you connected to Hawaii?”
 
Well, it is also in the Pacific Ocean.Smile, Wink & Grin
 
What we tend to forget, it that prior to the US Transcontinental Railroad completion in 1869, and the earlier Panama Railway, completed in 1855, the quickest route to California was around Cape Horn. Considering that the Californian Gold Rush which ran from 1848 to 1855, it is not hard to see that the sea route was extensively used.
 
 
The big problem in the sea route was Cape Horn, a notorious sailors’ graveyard, complete with strong winds, huge waves, competing currents, and icebergs; the East to West voyage made even more difficult as it was going against the prevailing wind. (This was in the days of sail, though as one of those ironical foot notes of history, with the advent of steamers, their coaling stations in South America were generally replenished by sailing ships!) There are documented cases where sailing ships have turned around and sailed east in the Roaring 40s, passing below the Cape of Good Hope, and below or between Australia and New Zealand to reach California.
 
What also has to be taken into consideration is distance. New York to San Francisco round Cape Horn is a voyage of 13328 nautical miles (15337 miles) whereas between Auckland and San Francisco is a mere 5680 nautical miles (6536 miles).
 
So, largely forgotten in the annuals of history is that from New Zealand’s early days, starting circa 1790s, there was a small but reasonably vigorous trade between the US West Coast and New Zealand, and Hawaii would have been as good as place as any to top up the water supplies if required.
 
Hawaii remained as a port of call not only with steam ships but was a refuelling stop for airliners flying not only from NZ but Australia, as well. In fact, it is only recently with the new long haul airliners that NZ to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or even Vancouver is now nonstop, though Hawaii remains a popular tourist destination.
 
As far as pineapple on food goes, is that long before the American Fast Food giants unfortunately found their way here, starting in the 1970s, a local “Hawaiian Burger” basically consisted of a minced beef pattie, a ham steak, pineapple, lettuce and mayonnaise; various burger bars had their own variations.
 
 
Galaxy, I wish you well with your new job and hope, apart from the financial aspect, you find it mentally satisfying, just don’t go busting your foo-foo valve.
 
der5997, most definitely the roast beef will be pink in the middle!!
 
Down in this part of the South Pacific the naming of a cyclone depends on whether it formed in either the designated Fiji or Australia regions, and is taken from the next alphabetic letter. So, Debbie was the fourth Australian region cyclone for the year, while Cook was the third from the Fiji region.
 
Lake Rotorua lies in the crater of a volcano that apparently erupted 230,000 years ago, last Tuesday. The area is still geothermically active, Mount Tarawera, some 15 miles south east of Rotorua, last erupted in 1886, with the loss of an estimated 120 folks. Operating a model railroad in an atmosphere that contains hydrogen sulphide (with its associated rotten egg smell) is why I’m a big fan of the “John Allen” track cleaning cars.
 
A view of Lake Rotorua, including Mokoia Island taken from home.
 
Herrinchoker, have sent a PM.
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:15 PM

yougottawanta

 

Garry - EEEEEWWW I would not be picking up that engine after a rim shot Dead I am with you I think the war bonnet paint scheme is really great.

YGW ... Hopefully the trains don't pile up. They might be wiped out. 

 

Galaxy ... Congrats on the job. You will do an outstanding job. 

Bear.... Your memory is remarkably if you recall a volcano errupting 230,000 years ago. 

GARRY

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:35 PM

 Evening Diners

 Flo, Ed, Tom, Jan and I will have a Beer please and give Rick a Root Beer Float.

 Work was real strange today. Got my first customer at 6:05 PM and I had two sales from the guys. Last customer came in at 7:30 PM and I got out half a hour late but they all so bought.

 Jan No reason to thank me on the ATF tip! I was just trying to sucker someone to try it besides me! Smile, Wink & Grin I am glad it is working for you as well. I am going to give it another week before I do the whole layout. You lost me on the Blue Flame thing I will add.Whistling

 Rick Where besides a Air Port or Drag strip do you buy Real Gas?

 YGW Guess laction is everything when it comes to housing. In my neck of the woods a $500,000 home would be around 5000 sq feet.

 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2-Eastway-Ct_Maryville_IL_62062_M71524-88115

 Galaxy I hope you enjoy working again. What is your weight down to? I would guess working a Front Desk means standing a lot, hope they have stools you can sit on.

 Health Feet Front. Sigh Found a new Black Callus on my right foot great toe this morning. Sigh I know what that means, I have a bleeding wound under the skin again. Here I have only cut the grass one time and I have a whole summer a head of me. Not counting all the other things I need to do like finshing the fences, cleaning the gutters, dead wooding tress and the list goes on and on.

 Later Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:57 PM

Ken, your question to Rick about real gas, a Road Ranger truck stop, here in East Troy, WI. sells regular gas, no ethanol.  It's about $0.20 more.  There is a web site that list ethanol free stations across the country, I'd have to search for it to find it again, but it's out there.

It's the best for small engines.  I fix, rebuild, and sell garden tractors as a summer hobby, and that's all I use.

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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:54 PM

Ken,

Brought the still on line last month----200 proof.  So far have sent one neighbor home on his hands and knees.

Burning wood, and dealing with the ash in the house precipatated trying the ATF, I can re-create Pompeii by using the vacuum on the exhaust mode, and hit one end of the layout. Most of it will disappear in a grey cloud. It does facilitate in realistic weathering however.

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Posted by jlehnert on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:48 AM

Ken, 

You can also get ethanol free at most marinas. 

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Posted by galaxy on Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:40 AM

Good Morning All!

 

Ken: I can sit in the office when the front deck is not busy..that will be a welcome relief to standing all the time. If there are no chcek ins or outs, I can't imagine they'd expect one to stand there looking dorky all night. I will ahve to man the occasional phone, but I can do thta in the office... KEn: do you have diabetic-made-for-your-feet-custom shoes? I had some made and i don';t have foot problems yet and they made a world of difference in my support! If not, you should see about having them made., if you pay cash they are onlylike $85. I had slipeers {my around the house wear} ad sandles made {sumemr outting wear} made the slippers were $50, the sandles I think $65 & 75 {two pair, one enclosed one open}

I'm gonna give it my vbest shot!

Train nut frined is comign over, he has bad back also, and I will lte him do the more heavy lifting. He has implanted TENS liek unit he can turn on for relief. I don't.

Well, best get ready for his arrival...

later dudes...

Geeked

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:19 AM

Good morning ... 

Herrinchoker..... 200 proof ! .... No wonder a neighbor went home on hands and knees. Wow. 

Galaxy ... I know you will do well. Of course, dealing with the public takes a lot of patience at times, but you can handle it. 

One of my current non-model-railroad tasks is getting rid of chipmunks. We are using a trap. We release the critters on the other side of the lake in Land Between the Lakes where they can live happily ever after (unless a hungry preditor sees them). 

Reminds me. Does anyone recall a classic Disney cartoon with Donald Duck, his outdoor model railroad, and Chip & dale (the chipmunks) ? 

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:44 AM

Good Afternoon!

Wow - what a day! We are "enjoying" an all-season waether - within less than half an hour from snow to hail to ra*n to thunderstorm to sunshine! No fun spending time outside the house!

I worked down a small HD list this morning, mainly the weekend grocery run and a load of laundry. With Petra on the road to complete recovery, we can now slowly go back to the normal sharing of household duties Yes

Anybody being able to access Photobucket? I have been trying since this morning, but all I get is an error message from them, asking me to retry it. That try ends up somewhere in the nirvana of the Internet, but does not give me access to my picture account. I think, Photobucket wants us to sign on to the pay site, but I won´t let them blackmail me into opening an account I have to pay for!

NoNoNo

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Does anyone recall a classic Disney cartoon with Donald Duck, his outdoor model railroad, and Chip & dale (the chipmunks) ?

I certainly do and I just love it!

Enjoy!

Galaxy - Congratulations on the new job!

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:08 AM

Some more - just because I am in the mood for it!

... and one of my favorites!

 

   Ulrich     

People of my age don´t tan, they simply rust!


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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:30 AM

Photobucket won't even load for me.  I'm switching to imgur.com.  It's also free and so far no popup ads.  It's a rainy day, I think I'll join Toby upstairs.

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:46 AM

It is starting to heat up quickly in the mornings. I left for my ride at 6:45 and the temperature was 65. I got home at 9:00 and it was 80. We are supposed top out at 95 today, and thus begins our seven months of summer.

I have my new glasses. I ended up getting a pair of "office lenses," progressive lenses with a small patch on the bottom for close up, a big patch in the middle for the computer screen (about 24" distant), and a small patch at the top for moderate distance (up to about 8'). It took a little geting used to but I like them. Before them I had single focus lenses for just the computer.

Finally, Fidelity, the company where my 401(k) lives, has a tool to tell you how prepared you are for retirement. I plugged in some reasonable values for my retirement expenses and a retirement age of 62 (I am 57 now). It ran "250 simulations," whatever than means, and came with a rating. The range is from 0 to 150 and my score was "150+". I guess I am in pretty good shape.

Richard

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Posted by yougottawanta on Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:01 PM

Ken - yes location has a lot do with cost. I suspect our labor rates and material cost are way higher. Also we have granite and standard even in the laundry room, most have Elevators, 120 + recess lights, slate patio and deck standard ( decking has hidden fasteners and maintenance free rails ), level 3 cabinets standard, Kitchen aid appliance, two zone gas heat, 16" floor joist, custom trim, solid doors ( vs hollow core )...These house are built top knotch and have very high end finishes.... another reason for the high cost.

ROR - is it hard to see below with that type of glasses ?

Henry - Toby is lucky. If MOH caught one off our dogs doing that we would be minus a dog.  She hates to even have them sleep on the bedroom floor much less the bed !

Ulrich - have you ever watched or read Johnny cashes story ? Did you know early on that he and Elvis and some other musicians traveled to shows together ?

Garry - why are you trying to get rid of chip and Dale ?

Herrinchoker - 200 proof ! That's not a drink that is rocket fuel !

JaBear - that is very interesting ! Thanks for sharing. Lake Ritoria is beautiful. Was it created by a meteor strike ?

Angel - how are you feeling today ?

Ed - how are you doing today ?

Jeremy - haven't seen you in a while ?

Lion - must be out on the prowl ?

TTYL

YGW

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:06 PM

yougottawanta
Ed - how are you doing today ?

Thanks for asking, YGW! Doing fine, fit-as-a-fiddle! Wonder where that phrase comes from?

Thanks, too, for everyone's kind words regarding Cicero. It is sure great to have this community of friends!


 

YGW'S Hobby Barn

WEEKEND UPDATE!

Recent progress on the Hobby Barn!

 

Today it is pouring down rain - again Storm  
The  photos below are of the starting phase of the garage area work bench and shelf. The first photo is all of blocking stacked and cut. The plates on the benches ready to be trimmed and the studs installed. The first framing of the shelf installed. 

 

 

Here is the final product. The work bench   has been framed with 2x4 @ 16" oc, 3/4" plywood installed on the top of the framing.

The work bench/shelf runs the entire length of the back wall. Which is 26' long.

I would rather have been installing siding but the weather just didn't cooperate !

Well it's time for Ibuprofen and some dry clothes. Umbrella

 

See You Later! YGW

Photos submitted by YGW and posted by GMPullman.


 

...and there you have it!

I'll stop in later, myselfSmile

Regards, Ed

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:37 PM

  Evening Diners

 Flo, Ed and I will have a Crown Royal on the Rock and give Jan some gas to drink.

 Galaxy Yes I have diabetic shoes, mine cost about $520.00 a pair. While I have good blood flow in my feet, the feet keep changing and that cause problems.

 Mike (I think it was Mike) I will do a search for real gas in my area.

 Jan, Moonshine? That was what I was thinking when you posted about the Blue Flame but surly not. My ruel of thumb is if it will Burn, I won't drink it! I have broke that rule a few times, but never again.

 Work Front Mix bag of nuts. Sales where OK with $2112.00 and may have made $105.00 in spiff. What got me sort of up set was when I spoke with Marvin (owner) today. Long story made short I don't have the $2500.00 deductible to have the hail damage repaired on the house. Some how that came up and he was very kind and said "I will call Monday and have a $2500.00 check cut for you"! So he does care for the people that work for him! Then he asked " Can you pay me back $200.00 a week?"

 Come on Marvin, if I could save $200.00 a week I have the needed $2500.00! So far this year I have only be able to save $25.00 a week and it has been hard! I really know now He has no clue how little he pays us! It was a kind but out of touch offer. Sigh Still a kind offer!

 Later Ken

 

 

 

I hate Rust

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:08 PM

Good evening all.

Zoe - A RBF please. Thanks. What's that? Oh, thanks Ken!

Ken - Thanks for the RBF! Around my area, ethanol free gas is sold at a few different stations, a bit higher than "standard" gas prices. (.80 cents or so more per gallon, in NWPA anyway.) Where I work, just at the bottom of the hill, less than 1/2 mile away, is a place that sells car parts, and sells fuel. He carries only "regular" fuel (87 octane grade), with the 10% or so ethanol, high octane ethanol free (pure) gas (91 octane minimum, lots get sold to the local dirt track boys and girls, as well as small engine use), and off road diesel. So, we reccommend our customers to him, then there is a fuel dealership just across the NY state line that carries everything from LPG to fuel-oil, including gasoline (ethanol and non-ethanol) and diesel of all kinds, a Shell station just up the road from where I live (next town north of work in PA), and west of us is a fuel dealership that does everything the dealer in NY does. Our store also carries it, by the can, in straight fuel, and pre-mixed for 2 cycle engines, in both 40:1 and 50:1 mixes, but that is very pricey. (More than double the price per gallon if bought at the station!) East of work, near the refinery, is another station that carries ethanol-free fuel, but that is close to a 30 minute drive.

YGW - Woo-eey those are some nice homes! A bit too pricey for my likes though... The house my family is looking at is coming in at around 100K... So one less "0" and "," than those ones! We do sell more LG fridges than Kitchenaid ones, maybe that is a good thing from what you are finding. The GE Slate fridge we have has got to be the heaviest of the bunch weight wise (coming in at around 525lbs, empty!), but we haven't sold a lot of that one yet. (Fully stocked, it would definitely have a "floor-breaking" possibility in some homes!) Yes, that one is a beast to try to move! (Easily out-weighs two of us together who try to move it!)

Galaxy - Congrats on the new job! I too agree with part-time first, just to get used to it, and then "playing by ear" from there.

Photobucket issues - (Ulrich, I think...) I am unable to get in at all as well, so "the game is afoot" as the saying goes. (Sherlock anybody?)

Weather - NWS confirmed a EF0 tornado did in fact touch down nearby (way too many photgraphs and cell phone vids to deny it!) on Thursday night. (They did miss it though, it was the 911 call center that issued the warning. After the thing was on the ground! I myself was keeping a very close watch on that storm, and was thinking there should have been a tornado warning issued as it was near me, about 15-20 minutes before the tornado actually hit, as that storm had clouds trying to qualify for the NASCAR race!) It is now cooler and calmer though! Minor damage, and zero injuries from the storm, which is good news!

W**k - Decent sales day today, hit a $20 spiff in one sale alone, with a decent commission on top of that. Our grand reopening sale is next weekend, and we should have some very good deals on items. (Including a riding lawn tractor for under $1K!) 

Hope all are well, and all enjoy the night!

Ricky W.

HO scale Proto-freelancer.

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1: It's my railroad, my rules.

2: It's for having fun and enjoyment.

3: Any objections, consult above rules.

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