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Jeffreys Trackside Diner, April 2018 from the Deep South
Posted by NWP SWP on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:04 PM

Greetings from the Deep South! From Texas to Florida we are on a month long tour of the Dixie's railroad offerings.

Welcome to Jeffrey's Trackside Diner.  It's a place where you can come in, relax and talk about most anything except religion, politics, immigration, or any other hot button topic that may ruffle feathers or is deemed inappropriate for a family-oriented hobby.  Please see forum rules if you have any questions.

The staff here is very friendly and able to serve. There's Zoe, Chloe, Flo, Janie, and Brunhilda. They'll serve up plenty of virtual food with a smile and a friendly "See any nice trains today?"

Chef Ryan has set up a fire pit and smoker to cook up some good ol' BBQ!

Enjoy!

 

The RIP Track

  • Barry Arnold aka BlownoutCylinder
  • Jerry Cox aka Cox47
  • Wolfgang Dudler aka Westport Terminal
  • Bob Hartle aka cmrproducts
  • Ed Murphy
  • Bill North
  • Stein Rypern, Jr. aka Steinjr
  • Andy Sperandeo
  • Jeffrey "Running Bear" Wimberly
  • Alan B
  • Tom Mills

"Gone, but never forgotten!"

Have fun!

Steven

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:16 PM

Thanks Steven. Better to do the southern US at this time of year rather than in July!

Brent, thanks for the great video! British Columbia is every bit as beautiful as it suggests. We were there a couple of years ago. Didn't get to Squamish but we will next time.

We should consider taking the diner to Northern Ontario in the fall. The Agawa Canyon is spectacular when the fall colours are out, and the route along Lake Superior is magnificent.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:28 PM

I'll try to post some stuff from my neck of the woods.

Yes better do the south now than next month or the next, it's not the most "enjoyable" place come midsummer.

Enjoy, and have fun!

Here's some music about the good old south and the country way of life.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:29 PM

Thanks, Steven

Dave, it is past your bedtime. GO TO BED! As I always tell my kid when he is still up in Ottawa when I am going to bed.Laugh

How about we leave this so our friends that have past will see which way we went.

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:37 PM

BATMAN
Dave, it is past your bedtime. GO TO BED!

I'm afraid I have been a night owl most of my life. My parents let me stay up late on the weekends to watch movies with them, and then they let me sleep in in the morning. That started my nocturnal habits. When I was in university I used to do all my reading and essay writing in the wee hours of the morning because there was nobody around to interrupt me. These days I regularly stay up all night, particularly when I have a task to do like working on the club's layout drawings. My wife has come to accept me sleeping in in the morning. I do go to bed 'on time' when I have to get up the next day.

It's after midnight. Good morning everyone!!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughSleepThumbs DownWhistling

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:41 PM

Steven:

Neat bridge! Where is it located?

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Posted by NWP SWP on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:45 PM

It's the Old Vicksburg Bridge in Vicksburg, MS over the Mississippi River, I had the privilege to go out on the middle with a train coming across for my birthday last year.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:46 PM

hon30critter
When I was in university I used to do all my reading and essay writing in the wee hours of the morning because there was nobody around to interrupt me.

That is exactly what my kid tells me. 

He had two hours of sleep Thursday night. He was up at four and flew to Calgary, was in a van for two hours to Red Deer, got there just in time to play a game that night as the Vancouver part of the team had a big flight delay. Had four hours sleep last night and won both games today. He was sound asleep by nine tonight.Laugh Kids these days just have no stamina.LaughPirate

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:03 AM

BATMAN
Kids these days just have no stamina.

Neither do I!

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:02 AM

hon30critter
BATMAN
Kids these days just have no stamina.

Neither do I!

Dave

I have stamina. Just not very much.

Robert. 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:36 AM

Everybody ... Happy Easter ! 

Steven NWPSWP ..... Thanks for moving the Diner .... I like the photos you included .. The Vicksburgh bridge is a classic. 

In partucluar, I like the SOU GP30 with high short hood. Remarkably, SOU operated its locomotives long end forward, but this photo shows an exception. 

Jeff lived in Louisiana and I bet he would like the choice for this month's location. 

Here are Southern and Frisco E-units in Birmingham AL .

GARRY

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:57 AM

BATMAN
Had four hours sleep last night and won both games today. He was sound asleep by nine tonight. Kids these days just have no stamina.

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Tell me about it. My daughters and sons-in-law hate going out for a night with Mary and me. It is embarassing when the old farts can out-party the twenty year olds!

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They are ready to go home by 10:00 and asleep by 11:00. No stamina at all. Mary and I are just getting started at that point.

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No wonder all the late night dance bars with live music play classic rock. The kids just can't do it.

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-Kevin

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Posted by NWP SWP on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:33 AM

Good morning everyone!

Happy Easter!

I got an email from Walthers that I was the lucky winner of a $10,000 shopping spree!

Just kidding!

Happy April Fools!

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, April 01, 2018 10:16 AM

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, April 01, 2018 11:09 AM

I want one!

Brent

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Posted by up831 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 11:36 AM

Good morning Diners,

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

This just in:  The administration announced today that April is Model Railroading Awareness Month.  According to one official, people may or may not be aware that model railroading is the finest hobby there is.  He went on further to state that it is beneficial, educational, and just plain fun.  Now who doesn't want to have fun.  Another official said that if you've seen a model railroad, you're aware of it.  The celebration will start with a parade of locomotives starting at Horseshoe curve and ending at the Tehachapi Loop.

Happy April Fools.

Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

Seriously, just a suggestion, but I really like the picture of the lantern n the track. If there's no copyright issues, how about using that picture for the RIP Track?

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 Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:08 PM

Jim ... I like your lantern idea very much. . . Nice idea got MRR awareness month. I think our hobby deserves more attention 

Brent ... intriguing video.

Steven NWPSWP  .... $10,000 would be a nice prize.  Perhaps a day will come when you are having a successful career and that amount will be affordable to you. I hope so. 

Happy Model Railroading , everybody! 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:07 PM

Evening diners,

If I did indeed win $10,000 for a shopping spree I do hope that the prize would be $10,000 and a building to put the layout in! I would probably spend the first $2,500 on locomotives the second $2,500 on rolling stock and the last $5,000 on the layout itself. That includes custom painting for some of the locomotives and rolling stock.

I'll stop by later on, happy Easter!

Steven

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Posted by SAR 500 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:25 PM

Happy Easter and April fools

Flo I'll have a large coffee and a couple of those blueberry muffins thanks

Nice lantern batman

Down southh hey... Southern serves the south and its those green passenger steam locomotives that spring to mind.

$10,000 would be jolly handy to have to spend on the layout aloneIndifferent oh the possiblities .

Happy Railroading

Cam

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:26 PM

Brent! Neat video! I'd say that 'Master Glass Blower' is an understatement.

I'll have to build me one of those to mount on my adult tricycle. Not sure about making it out of glass though. I'm amazed that it stayed in one piece.

Happy April 1st everybody!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:37 PM

You know since we are in the South this month, I guessd we should expect to see freight cars from the MIAMI LAKES & EASTERN GEORGIA. This route goes straight up the route that became Interstate 95.

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-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:55 PM

NWP SWP
I would probably spend the first $2,500 on locomotives the second $2,500 on rolling stock and the last $5,000 on the layout itself. That includes custom painting for some of the locomotives and rolling stock.

Steven, $10000 sounds like a lot of money, that is until you actually start to spend it. $2500 for locomotives might get you eight to 10 good quality DCC engines with sound. $2500 for rolling stock will get you maybe 75 good quality RTR cars. $5000 will not cover the cost of a completely finished layout big enough to require its own building, let alone adding in custom painting.

This is a great hobby but it is not cheap! However, learn how to install your own decoders and do your own painting, and $2500 each for locomotives and rolling stock will go a long way. Plus, you will get much more satisfaction out of doing the work yourself rather then just paying for stuff that somebody else has built.

Dave

 

 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:15 PM

Any reason why the Memorial Flame that was posted in Jeffrey's Honor has not been used for three months now??

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:41 PM

Well, she did it--my daughter completed basic combat training and we will see her graduate on Thursday. The "Forge" hike nearly killed her (they had to treat her for severe dehydration but she refused to quit) but she completed all 45-50 miles across the three days. From her last letter:

“Having been awake for approximately 21 hours our final march took us to the field where we will be graduating. All the companies met together as a battalion to be addressed by our battalion commander. Our fingers and toes were frozen and people were so exhausted you could see them dozing off while standing at attention. The ceremony consisted of a history of the Army and what it means to be a soldier. Standing there listening I had never been more proud of my decision to serve and all of my ‘WTF was I thinking’ moments from the past three days vanished as I felt confirmation that being here was the right decision. The battalion commander announced we had officially met all of the requirements and are no longer ‘trainees,’ but soldiers in the US Army. You hear that? I’m a solider in the US Army. I had so many doubts along the way, but I held strong and my eyes are welling up with pride right now just writing that."

I am one pround dad, though I never thought I would be an Army dad. (Well, National Guard...)

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:45 PM

RideOnRoad
The battalion commander announced we had officially met all of the requirements and are no longer ‘trainees,’ but soldiers in the US Army. You hear that? I’m a solider in the US Army.

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You must be very proud.

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Congratulations to your daughter for having the gravel to see this thorugh.

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-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:02 PM

RideOnRoad
I am one pround dad, though I never thought I would be an Army dad. (Well, National Guard...)

Richard, you have every right to be proud of your daughter! She got through some pretty tough stuff to get where she is, and you should take a great deal of credit for her perseverance! Obviously you raised her 'right'.

Congratulations dad!

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Posted by FRRYKid on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:39 PM

Evening All!

No fooling from me today. I finally got the reweight data for the new combo grain car on one side done. It is one of Accurail's new ones. http://accurail.com/accurail/ART/3800/3810_1.jpg (Also discovered that I painted the parts of the car that I had modified to update it for my era the wrong color. Quickly fixed once I discovered the problem.) Hopefully will get the other side done in the morning. (Sounds like lots of snow tomorrow so I won't be going to the ranch.)

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 10:25 PM

FRRYKid
I finally got the reweight data for the new combo grain car on one side done.

Very nice decal work! Everything is lined up perfectly.

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Posted by FRRYKid on Monday, April 02, 2018 10:16 AM

hon30critter

 

 
FRRYKid
I finally got the reweight data for the new combo grain car on one side done.

 

Very nice decal work! Everything is lined up perfectly.

Dave

 

That link is the stock pic. In looking at prototype pictures from that car series, the lettering is off in a few places, but I have no desire to try to fix it. (The logo needs to be closer to the ladder. The reporting marks also need to be closer to that end of the car.) I should finish the car a little later this morning.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, April 02, 2018 10:37 AM

Good morning .... 

While in the South, perhaps we could tour New Orleans which was a railroad town among other things. .. .. Turn back the clock and we can travel to there by trains such as the Crescent Limited, the Panama Limited, The City of New Orleans, the Hummiong Bird, the Southern Belle, the Sunset Limited, etc. .... Great trains ! ..... Maybe some Louis Armstrong music if any of you are fans of that. 

 

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