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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:35 PM

Ken .... LOL .... Just razzing you a bit ! Whistling

 

Those wondering what that is about:  look at my reply in Ken's thread about longest passenger car for 18" curve 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:55 AM

Ken ... An idea for you !

 

Smile, Wink & GrinMischiefWhistlingDevilStick out tongue

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:49 AM

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Ken ... An idea for you !

 

Smile, Wink & GrinMischiefWhistlingDevilStick out tongue

 

In the news today . . . ATSF has announced the first round of budget cuts . . .

LINK to SNSR Blog


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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:15 AM

Robert. ... LOL  

 

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:42 PM

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Ken ... An idea for you !

 

We selectively compress structures, track arrangements, and scenery, so why not rolling stock?

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:53 PM

Evening diners, 

How's these.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:29 PM

The Santa Fe engine was something I did decades go when I was about 13 or 14. I recall an article (I think in MR) on how to kitbash 2 F7's into an E8. ... It was before Rivarrosi produced its first E8 models, and there were no mass produced E8's available in HO. Honestly, the E8 project was one I messed up badly. I made this thing from scrap pieces of that project. ... The short Piker passenger car was an old Walthers kit with wood and metal parts, and I built it back then. .... 

 

Steven NWP SWP .... It looks like people are having fun with photo-shop. 

Steve O .... That's what I can call it. .... Selective compresion... 

 

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Posted by The Jet Clipper on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:23 PM

Day after day, more and more news come my way.

So, my F3A kit got pushed back to an unknown date. Yippee...

And, I don't know when my C&O 10-6 is shipping. Woohoo...

But,

THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IS THE NEW WALTHERS NAME TRAIN!

https://www.walthers.com/products/name-trains/city-of-los-angeles/

I did not expect the COLA. I though that maybe another Santa Fe train? Or maybe even the Sunset Limited? But, I'm not too mad.

If anything, I'm ecstatic! My grandma used to live on a hill in East Los Angeles overlooking Union Station, so she fondly remembers seeing 'The Union Pacific' go by every day. Maybe this could spark a memory or two with her.

Also, I find it funny that the week or two that Walthers dropped the bomb on this, Kato reissued their N Scale COLA with new E9's. And even funnier; I though about putting together a City Of... train using what ever I could find in various train shows and eBay.

The Capitol Limited needs to step aside.

I'm being specific and going Union Pacific! 

(until i change my mind again)

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:48 PM

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Heartland Division CB&Q wrote the following post 13 hours ago: Ken ... An idea for you ! Smile, Wink & GrinMischiefWhistlingDevilStick out tongue

 Flo, Ed, Brent, Jan and I will have a Beer please and the rest of the diners can Bite Me! Angry Ok, not really mad. Whistling

 Steven Hum, if you posted thoes photos before I sent the package? Well I may have dropped in a few iteams as fillers! Confused Smile, Wink & Grin Sent you a PM with the tracking number.

 Steve O Sorry about posting the "Whats Neat In Model Railing with Ken Patterson". I forgot it was backed by a Magazine.

 Work Front Boy am I glad this day is over! It was rough one! Problem customers from the other guys that cover my day off! Bang Head

 Later, Ken

 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:53 PM

Evening diners,

Went to the club, the present members had a discussion on the greatly contested topic of track cleaning, we are considering trying an ultra fine abrasive to polish the rails in one area to see if it works.

Today I was in the sun all day pressure washing, with a rented machine of course, the surface cleaner I was using (my personal machine) broke and I had to rent one, the rental didn't work as it was supposed to. So tomorrow I have to do some more, ahh well.

Ken, I saw your PM, thanks again!

Those pictures aren't mine I just found them online, Laugh

Steven

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Posted by Lonehawk on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:01 AM

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Ken ... An idea for you !

 

Smile, Wink & GrinMischiefWhistlingDevilStick out tongue

 

Reminds me of some of those dinky little "chibi" plane models that were popular a few years back.

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:13 PM

Good sunny morning from the left side of the continent. Definitely "T" shirt weather today.

Steven Otte

Brent, when are you going to tell us "the kid"'s name? Every time you mention him working on some TV project or movie, it's usually something I've seen, so I go to IMDB.com and look at the credits to see if I can figure out which part he's playing. But so far I have yet to find any name in common between the credits of the movies and shows you've mentioned. So either he's operating anonymously or he needs a better publicist. Smile

 

Steven, at some point I hope to be able to post his name and pic's but he signs a contract on every project that is as thick as a telephone book. The "none disclosure agreement" is enforced beyond belief. On every project he has worked on they have fired people for violating it and they don't work again. I won't do anything to jeopardize his position. We had to read the riot act to certain "extended" family members that are no longer getting to know what is going on. 

He has appeared as (uncredited) on IMDB  for every project he has done, however after a couple of weeks his name is removed for some reason. A co-worker told him that if you don't join the Pro-boards and pay the annual membership you get deleted, who knows. It is only a summer job for him and he gets full employment so he doesn't need to promote himself as he doesn't plan to make a career out of it. He has shown up on some of the behind the scenes production photo's online and some of his friends have put those on Facebook, however, he quickly removes them from his page as it violates the agreement having his name tagged to the photo.

A couple of people he knew put you-tube clips up on Facebook and said here is me in such and such. They were fired immediately from their current project and won't work again. They were getting paid good money and gave it up for a few minutes of Facebook fame. This girl he knows forfeited her entire paycheck for a months work for violating the contract. They are ruthless when it comes to enforcing the "NDA".

He has only worked as an extra but has developed some good relationships quickly with people in the production end of things. They have asked him if he would be interested in doing work on the production side of the camera if he isn't needed in front of the camera on certain days. It is all more work for him. Getting coffee for the director pays well.Laugh He took out a one year lease with a friend on a house in Ottawa starting in September when he goes back to University. Livin the good life while at school. This is likely his last Summer of being a movie star.Laugh

His first movie of the Summer he is doing is a low budget Christmas movie. It alone will more than cover the one year lease on the house. He worked on "Wonder", "The Predator" and "Deadpool 2" all big budget stuff. This is the first "El cheapo" he is doing but will likely get at least $5000.00 a week, more if he does production work. All I know about it is they are taking him out of town for the shoot, I don't know where.

Went and picked up the wife and trailer at the dog show late Monday, she had been there six days. I arrived to find the entire (acres) parking lot under about  4" of water. I was glad I wore my boots. The drive home was horrendous. 

I will be spending the afternoon putting my neighbours lawn tractor back together. Don't know how I get myself into these things. It broke and he asked me to look at it and by the time I left, it was in pieces in his garage. He got the new parts and now I need to put it all back together. He is elderly so I guess I don't really mind.Tongue Tied

Beers all round on me, I'll join you if and when I get done.

All the best to all.

Brent

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:37 PM

Flo' I'll have a piece of key lime pie.  A local restaurant served me what they called key lime pie, it was cheesecake with a slice of lime on top. 

It was too cold today to work outside, where I wanted to work on the layout turntable.   This is all I have to add today, a pic of a 1984 railfan trip (found it, I wasn't there)

 

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Posted by up831 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:34 PM

Good evening Diners,

Brunhilda, I'll have an Earl Grey tea with cream and honey, please.

Wow! Those chop jobs give new meaning to the term shorty passenger cars.

Not much happening except the weather.  It is supposed to snow, but all we've gotten so far is misty rain, which would be snow if it was any colder.  So much fotr spring!  

Steve O:  that Tex-Mex platter looked delicious.  Do you remember what the combo was, or was that a stock photo?

Nothing to report MRR wise.

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

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:41 PM

Evening diners,

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

The Union Pacific announced a round of budget cuts to compete with the Santa Fe's new downsized fleet.

In other news, in anticipation of the new 2020 Ford Bronco, Buffalo Bills Custom Trucks announced that they will be releasing an autographed O.J. Simpson Edition Bronco available in one color, WHITE!

(If you haven't figured it out that all is a load of bushwa, as in horse hockey.Laugh)

Anyways, I hope to buy some lumber for my train building.

Not much going on I'll be back later.

Steven

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:30 PM

 Evening Diners

 Flo give some of the gang a Beer Give Rick what he wants and give this box to Steven, it is a Sparkie Dog Speical I picked up from the yard! Whistling Yes leave a Stein outside for Ulrich.

 Short Train Jokes yes they are funny and I don't really mind. Good chances I will be buying these in the next 2 days off I have.

 I am beat, so later

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:49 PM

Laugh Ken, how about the longest passenger car?

Smile, Wink & Grin

Ken I hope the package you sent me doesn't have some of Sparky's special in it!Laugh

I have officially earned the status of "redneck" literally after two days of being in the sun my neck is sorta a redder shade of Oxide Brown.Laugh

My phone battery has its days numbered, I charge it up if I barely use it it loses charge like there ain't no tomorrow.

Layout building, trying to "con"vince (Laugh) the powers that be to let me do a 8x16 building, I went to HD and looked at a 8x12 building, the height is too short for me but the size is pretty good.

I may not be able to spend money on trains but I can do some "marketing" I'm trying to get a website up and running for my railroad.

Well I better go to bed before I fall over.LaughZzz

Steven

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:27 AM

GOOD MORNING!

Everybody get up there's trains to run!Laugh

This mornings special is Cajun Roast Beef with Swiss and Provolone on French Bread.

Out and about early this morning, gotta return the rental car, tomorrow we'll go get the van from the dealership.

Ken, I just checked the tracking, seems USPS hasn't done anything with it yet, at least they haven't updated the tracking info, thank you again for your generosity.

Well I'll be lingering in the corner (possibly asleepLaugh) if anyone needs me.

 

Steven

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:01 PM

Time for a little OH bragging. Mrs. ROR is a lady of many talents. On a whim, or rather at the suggestion of a young lady in our neighborhood, she entered an cross-stitch and a landscape quilt (made up of over 200 individual pieces of fabric, and fabric and thread painting). Long story short, she was awarded First Place for both entries and the cross-stitch was awarded Best in Show. I am a lucky man.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:30 PM

Richard : Kudos to the wife.

Nothing but work, work. I am on call this week but it has been quite nice as one of our "co-workers" has been out for training. we have all had a peaceful week.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:20 PM

Howdy .... What's for dinner ? .... Prime rib with loaded baked potato would be good ... 

Richard... Congrats to your wife.... 

I'm still doing non-model-railroad-stuff .... Not fun stuff either.

Cheers ! 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:23 PM

 Afternoon Dinners

 Flo, the gang and I will have a Beer please. Let Rick and Steven have what they like and leave a a Stein outside for Ulrich.

 Day Off / Work Front. Finally made my self drive to the main store and tell them I have to go part time now that I am on SS. Results where mixed. While they where fine with me working 4 days a week, they did not like the idea I did not want Commission or Spiffs. Some ideas where thrown a round but nothing decied. Have a few ideas that I will call Marvin with Friday.

 Train Front Well I was a the main store for longer than I thought. Did not make it to K-10 Model Trains so no new PRR Pullman Cars.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:40 PM

GOOD EVENING DINERS!

Today was VERY productive especially on the Model Railroading Front! Went to the Hobby Shop, got two Accurail kits! And later went to Home Depot to get some 2x4x8s for my railroad building, they are $3.43 a board for nontreated! It was $3.39 for nontreated knotted up boards or the Pink ones! I opted for the $3.43 "prime" ones with way fewer knots BUT I had to go through the whole stack to find non warped ones! I ended up only getting 10, I'm going to call the Local Lumber Yard to see if they have them cheaper!

But nonetheless today was very successful!

Steven

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Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:50 PM

Richard!

Congrats to your wife! Well done!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:08 AM

Morning diners.  Making the rounds on the webcams and Holy Moley, I thought it was cold on the east coast

Chama NM

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:49 AM

Wow Henry, that is a great looking scene!  How did you do the trees?  Laugh

Sun is out here in WI, but still snow on the ground.  Finially getting into the 40's.

The Northern part of the state has 2 to 3' on the ground yet.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, April 20, 2018 10:04 AM

Good morning.

Henry.... That is a coolphoto. 

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:51 PM

Afternoon folks....

Janie, I could use a refill for my dark rwost coffee please.

Got up this morning to find about an inch of sn*w on the ground outside...  Had breakfast and headed over to the fieldhouse to walk.  Put in my now usual 3 miles (that is one hour of walking and 20 minutes of sitting between legs now), came back out and the green grass was showing.  Currently 41°F outside going uo to 44°F late afternoon today.

Other than walking through the train room on my way to other things down cellar, I haven't done anything down there in a couple weeks now.  I have been working a bunch of needed things for the MLK Scholarship, the Eagle Ceremony coming up on May 5th., and the Division NMRA Meet happening on the same day.

I did get up this morning and waddled down to the little room, used it, and went back to the bedroom and got on the scales..................  YES!  I have as of this morning finally lost 100 lbs.  YES!  I can now clean the cats litter box by just bending over and not have to get down on my knees to do it! (Actually, I have been able to do that for a couple weeks now.)

Took Blackie to the vets yesterday.  His blood sugar reading was much better but still a bit high so she upped his insulin just a little.  We'll see how that does in a month or so.

OK, I need to get back to getting the stuff done that has a deadline coming up!

Later!

73

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:53 PM

Ken, I got your package! Thank you! I appreciate your help!

Steven

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Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, April 20, 2018 7:22 PM

 Afternoon Diners.

 Flow, the gang and I will have a Beer and give Steven and Rick what they want.

 Steven I hope you can use some of the iteams bought for you and some of my left overs.

 I was thinking it was good day, now I am not so sure? Whistling

 1 Good thing! Fixed the dryer! Open up the back and found a burn out fues. Took the heating element and 3 fues to Terry's Appliances for them to test. Got a $100.00 refund on the deposit for the used dyer and spent $32.38 for needed part.

 2 Went to K-10 Model Trains and bought the PRR Pullman cars I have been Stick out tongue They are Bachmann Spectiurm coaches and will handle and 18" turn!

 Part I am not sure about? Whistling

 1 While the dryer will now get hot and dry the stuf, timer has stopped working? Sad Wife has no idea if it was working before it lost heat! 

 2 PRR passangers cars, I thought they where lite? Seems each car has had a wiper removed? Looks like there are lights went looking inside but till I open them up who knows? 

 3 Obversion Car is going to need some work! It is picking and grinning like Roy Clark! Not over turnouts but even in straights!

 Richard Congrats on the wife!

 Henery Great work!

Later Ken

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