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Posted by cudaken on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:15 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, I will have a keg of Beer with a straw, give the gang what they would like and leave a stein outside for Ulrich.

 Seems Monty Python Looines had a meeting at my store all day! Bang Head I have seen a bigger bunch of idiots in the same day!

 No money for me from dad. Seems the letter was sent out by mistake. It was a old policy that dad had cashed in 10 years ago. While the letter opned up old wounds about dad passing and mom not telling me. Sigh I was not excpeting anything nor did I want anything from his passing.

 No Tennies Ball In A Garagbe Front. Change the engine CV 213 to 128 for longer radio range. Moved the reciver closer to the layout and still nothing? Hum. Not that I am worried about it. Ed did you happen to get jumpers where the Rolling Thunder could be powered my the DCC power rails? Booklet says there should have been a set with the reciver so I can program it.

 The motor control CV's have been changed. CV 5 is 245 and CV 6 is 50 CV 2 is 1 and CV 3 and 4 is set at 5. Far from being a problem! Throttle respones is strang and still a easy fix! Just wondering after a few Crown Royals if you did the Cuda Ken "Lets push this button DCC is Fun"! Laugh

 Still love the engine and you are restoring my faith in BLI!

 Later, Ken

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:15 PM

Evening diners,

Not much going on today.

Look in the "Users Online" section there's a member called "Credit Repair Austin TX" Laugh

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:53 AM

NWP SWP

Evening diners,

Not much going on today.

Look in the "Users Online" section there's a member called "Credit Repair Austin TX" Laugh

Users Online

 

 

We delete those users whenever we see them. Most of the time they merely create their accounts and then never post, so we don't notice they exist. Which makes me wonder, what's the point? Then one day something reminds us and we do a user search for "Credit" or "Casino" or "Xbox" or "Vape" and ban a bunch of 'em at once. I can't imagine that creating an account with a bunch of search keywords in the description BUT NO LINKS TO ANY BUSINESS would be a very effective advertising scheme, but I've only been working in advertising-supported industries for 30 years, so, what do I know.

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Posted by Mike Kieran on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:32 AM
Sometimes they try phishing (to the detriment of the band Phish as well as Ben & Jerry's), but either forget or don't figure out how to put in the link.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:56 AM

I hardly ever see more than a couple people online now.  The virtural railfans on you tube are addicted compared to forum members here. 

If I played a small role in ending the pop up ad discussion, I met my goal for the week.  More emoticons we need: 

Beating the dead horse  :deadhorse:

LOL  :lol2:

I didn't do it.  :innocent0

My eye went from totally fogged over after surgery to seeing shapes on TV about 9 hours after surgery.  This am, through a pinhole device at the eye docs, I think I was seeing pretty close to 20-20.  There is still some swelling and residual pupil dilation and nothing is truly sharp.   I searched through all my old glasses and nothing works for close vision.  The final vision exam is still a month away. 

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:01 AM

Mornin'....  Yep, still morning here in the Finger Lakes

I just got back from the intermediate School over in Waterloo.  Was there to watch Granddaughter #1 recieve a reading award.  She is still #3 in her grade over there for her reading amount.  Doesn't seem possible that next year she will be in Middle School!!!  I'm sure she will stay being a very sweet and beautiful youn glady though.

cudaken
No Tennies Ball In A Garagbe Front. Change the engine CV 213 to 128 for longer radio range. Moved the reciver closer to the layout and still nothing? Hum. Not that I am worried about it. Ed did you happen to get jumpers where the Rolling Thunder could be powered my the DCC power rails? Booklet says there should have been a set with the reciver so I can program it.

Hey Ken, maybe your problem is trackwork???  That even happens with the 1:1 scale stuff.

Predicting another round of winter storm stuff around here tonight and all day tomorrow.  I was hoping to get up in the middle of the night, shower, and go to the Lenten Breakfast at church tomorrow morning (Need to be there around 6:30AM).  Doesn't look like it may happen.  If I manage to get out of my driveway, the city will be sure to fill it in before I get home with a couple feet of heavy wet stuff......

"I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life." - George Burns

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:29 AM

BigDaddy
I hardly ever see more than a couple people online now.

I don't know how "it" determines who is on line.  If you are logged in, then are you continually on line?  Or do you have to be in the process of posting something to be considered on line?

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:24 AM

Good morning, campers!

No, my snow-camping days are long behind me, but I still recall "Tommy" by The Who pretty well.  My Boy Scout troop usually had at least one deep-winter camping trip every year.  It wasn't comfortable, but it was something to be proud of once accomplished.  Ray, I salute your continued involvement with the Scouts.

My daughter was in Girl Scouts for a short time.  They went on a "camping trip" and stayed at the Marriot.

We have 8-10 inches of fresh snow already, and could get that much again by the time the storm winds down tonight.  My plow guy hasn't been by yet.  I've let him know that I'm retired and I don't normally need to get out until the storm is over anyway.  (And, like magic, he just showed up.  This is going to be at least 2 passes anyway.)

I stocked up yesterday on food and beer.  I was hoping to go out tonight for some music at a local bar, but I'm not going to fight bad weather and they will probably cancel the show anyway, which is the prudent thing to do.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:44 PM

Howdy diners,

Looks like me and my dad are going on a "vacation" to Austin Texas (ironic I know) anyway it's more of a half vacation being that we are going to go to a Longhorns baseball game but my dad has to go to some meetings Monday and Tuesday for the the hotels.

I'll pop back in later...

Steven

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:10 PM

Good afternoon all.

Chloe - I will take a nice half rack of BBQ ribs, with home fries, and a Coke please. Thanks.

FRRY - Glad to hear your dad is doing better.

Ken - It was the wrong policy!?! Good grief, they can't get nothing right in this sad situation, can they?

Weather - More snow and blow. Yippee....

W*^k - While the job isn't too bad, the drive is getting annoying. Especially when everyone keeps forgetting how to drive on the snow... My 35 minute commute turned into triple that Friday, and will be fun tomorrow based off of forecast.

Hope all are well, and I will just sit and enjoy those ribs now. Dinner

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:11 PM

I opened an Imgur account today, good bye photobucket good riddens!

To upload to PB took like 20 minutes Imgur under 2 minutes!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:59 PM

NWP SWP
I opened an Imgur account today

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I hope this means we will see participation from you in "Weekend Photo Fun" and "Show Me Something" with regular updates of your modeling work.

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Having something new to post each week in WPF keeps me motivated.

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-Kevin

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Posted by FRRYKid on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:11 PM

BigDaddy

Beating the dead horse  :deadhorse:

There are plenty of times that people assault an expired equine. (I agree one is needed.)

howmus

That is a just a bit curvy. (Looks like quite the stretch as well.)

Dad Front: They did get him moved to a regular room. Everything is back to normal expect for his kidneys. We shall see where that goes.

Hobby Front: Didn't get the engine weathered yet. Did get started on the hopper reletter. The first few pieces of dimensional data are applied. After looking at the decals I have and the car, I think I will also remove the billboard lettering at the top of the car as well. I might try to get some more lettering on it as well tonight.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:29 PM

Hello Folks!

 

BigDaddy
If I played a small role in ending the pop up ad discussion, I met my goal for the week.

I guess it was my reply that caused your consternation, Henry. I really wasn't trying to harm horses in any way, I thought I was replying to young Master Steven in regards to his pointing out that ads even pop up in the "Users Online" window.

I really didn't think it was Off Topic since it was an unwarranted ad placed in a deceptive manner. 

The one that was there in the very early morning hours was for a foot clinic in San Francisco, California.

I just wondered how many customers they expected to attract from the eastern regions of the US and that was my weak attempt at humor.

The ads on this site really don't bother me one bit.

I hope you are all well this evening. Glad you're having fun with the Broadway engine, Ken!

cudaken
Ed did you happen to get jumpers where the Rolling Thunder could be powered my the DCC power rails?

I'll have to take a look. You wouldn't believe all the boxes I have full of all kinds of adapters and cables from dozens of electrical goodies I've had over the years Computer

The DCC plug is simply a 5.5 mm DC barrel plug on a pair of wires you connect to your DCC buss to connect to the Thunder Reciever power input.

You can do a reset on the reciever by pressing the reset button and then powering up.

Regards to all... Angel to the ones in need.

Here's a couple of shots from one of my California Amtrak rides:

 Coast_cal2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Aboard the Coast Starlight...

 Coast_cal by Edmund, on Flickr

Have a wonderful night, Everyone, Ed

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:45 PM

Ed  I had to think about the horse.  No that is for the "My Free photo hosting site is no good"  or Model Trains are Too Expensive" threads.

No Ed it wasn't consternation.  I was amused that a popup ad, easily dismissed by a mouse click gave rise it's own thread. 

However you crossed a line with the vision of cutting toe nails.   Anesthesiologists see people who haven't seen a dentist in 10 years and have teeth like bits of broken black glass.   We see blood and gore and people with end stage nausea, occasionally finding ourselves in the field of fire of both. 

But cutting toe nails......especially the ones that curve like horns,..........It takes a special person to be a podiatrist, or a gastroenterologist.

https://youtu.be/W2gABYTmXos

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:54 PM

BigDaddy
But cutting toe nails......especially the ones that curve like horns,

Big Smile  There should be a warning label to wear eye protection when performing this procedure Whistling

My dad used to use HUGE carpet shears for his podiatry hygene! Ouch!

Aah, the joys of advanced age!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:07 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Yes Flo, I know I am late coming in. Can the gang and I have a Beer please, Rick and Steven would like a RBF and leave a Stein outside for Ulrich please.

 Late Customer At 7:30 PM I thought the day was over at work. Yes But a car pulled in. Sigh They wanted a Futon mattress, not a big deal and should be quick. They spent $1500.00  and I made a extra $110.00 to boot. That was worth staying to 8:45 PM. Surprise

 Called BLI Tech Support today. Not about Rolling Tennies Ball problems, but tips on getting the tender power pick up problems I am having on the Heavy Mike and the Hudson. Did take the time to tell him how much I am enjoying the Pargon 3 Bessemer SD 7!

 Steven I am so sorry it is taking me so long!

 Ed I was going to do a reset on the Bessemer but I got home late. Either way I really enjoying it!

 Ok Ray, what the story on that track work? Was it to stop run away rolling stock?

 Mr B Sounds like a plan I would have if a big snow was coming!

 Trains are running great and life is good.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:19 PM

BigDaddy
I was amused that a popup ad, easily dismissed by a mouse click gave rise it's own thread. 

Henry, were you laughing at me?!?Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh I guess the thread was spawned out of my frustration with computers in general. It's OK, I have finished venting my spleen. I feel much better now!LaughLaugh

Cheers!!

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:43 PM

Evening diners,

Ken, it's fine, I look forward to getting the package.

Well I dig out last year's issue of Great MRRs and looked over a plan that had caught my eye a while back it's 14x30 with two decks and a central peninsula, I might be able to do it depending on the success of my business, if I do I might expand it to 16x48 to get more run maybe even 24x48 if possible. I don't know quite yet nothing is in concrete.

I opened an Imgur account to post pictures to the forums. Hopefully I'll have something to post in WPF soon but for now I am limited to non layout activities till I get a building built.

Steven

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:53 AM

Good morning, everybody .

I've been busy for a couple of days. I see some remarkable photos. 

Ed .... I like your pictures of riding Amtrak in CA. .... Hopefully, we see more CA photos while the Diner is there. 

Ray...... That photo of crooked track is interesting. 

I had some locomotives with decoders not working correctly. Some are now rest to factor defaults and are working fine. Two of them have been replaced becasue they would not reset. I'll take the problem decoders to a friend who has a decoder testor to see if the are fixable. 

GARRY

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Posted by Steven Otte on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM

Happy Pi Day (3.14)! Look over the showcase and make your selection. Ala mode is extra.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:02 AM

Dang, Steve O ..... My sweet tooth is vibrating like crazy with all of those pies !

 

Thank you. 

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:21 AM

Happy Pi(e) Day!

Silly poll question of the day - Does Cheesecake count as pie? Mischief

I will take a slice of Apple pie, to go. I am off to w*^k in some lovely snow storm style weather... 6" and counting since last night.

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:51 AM

Afternoon folks!

Chloe, I could use another pot of Marrekesh Express Dark Roast Java, Please...

cudaken
Ok Ray, what the story on that track work? Was it to stop run away rolling stock?

I have no idea....  I was an attachment to an email about the "Tuesday Night Gang" who do track maintenance and repair out at the museum.  It is most likely the result of high temps and welded rail I would think.  The photo is most likely worse than it looks due to the angle and distance it was taken from.  Still wouldn't want to run a train at speed over that section......Smile, Wink & Grin

Gloom and Doom from the storm hasn't hit here yet.  They were calling for as much as 6 to 12 inches but we have so far gotten a little over an inch.  The roads have been salted and sanded so the sn*w isn't sticking there.

Been doing some more sorting and recyling or storing of stuff that has been sitting around for the last 20 years waiting for me to deal with it.  I should head out to the Fieldhouse and put in at least a mile.....

OK, back to doing something of value!  Catch you all later!

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible." - George Burns

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:24 PM

Afternoon diners, I'll take a slice of pecan pie with some blue bell vanilla bean ice cream. Although in fact 3.14 is PI day as in PI as in math, it's also Einsteins birthday!

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:33 PM

NWP SWP
Although in fact 3.14 is PI day as in PI as in math, it's also Einsteins birthday!

It is also the day we lost Stephen Hawking. Sad

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Posted by up831 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:39 PM

Good afternoon Diners,

Brunhilda, I'll have an extra large coffee with lots of cream, please.

Ray:  Yeah, I'm with you on the track pic.  The close to ground angle makes it look more extreme than it probably is.  Kind of like driving on a road that looks bent and curved, but seeing the same road from the air it looks straight as an arrow.  Looking at the picture, one can see where the ballast was pushed out.

Steve O:  Who knew?!  An alleged true story was that some legislature, (Virginia seems to come to mind on it, but don't know for sure), had voted to make Pi equal to three.  Go figure.  Anyway, the pies look delicious!

And did you know the Apostle Paul was a baker.  Because it says he went to Phillipi (pronounced fill-a-pie).

Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaughWhistling

I'm probably trying everyone's patience with that, soooo.........

Hello to everyone, and I hope everyone is OK, safe, and warm.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mr. Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by Mike Kieran on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:10 PM

My family's t-shirt of the day (courtesy of Marine Park JHS):

Pi day T-shirt

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:31 PM

Jim ... LOL about your Paul joke. 

Mike K ... the T shirt humor is very good 

Steven NWP SWP..... I also like pecan pie.

Speaking of pies, a slice of Kentucky Derby Pie would be good for me.   If you wonder what that is, you can google Original Kentucky Derby Pie.  Yummy.  

GARRY

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:47 PM

howmus
Hey Ken, maybe your problem is trackwork???  That even happens with the 1:1 scale stuff.

The damaged track in Rays photo was as a result of the 2010 Christchurch (NZ) Earthquake and was taken at Rolleston.
Cheers, the Bear.

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