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Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner, June 2018

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:22 PM

Jimmy_Braum
I'm gonna be awol.

My condolences to you and your family, Jimmy. I hope you get through this OK. It is something many of us have to deal with and I hope your memories of your dad bring you some comfort.

Top-of-the-page, and a tribute to Jimmy's dad, everyone enjoy their favorite — on the house Angel

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Posted by herrinchoker on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:23 AM

Jimmy,

Condolences to you about your Father, thanks to all for the prayers and well wishes for my stepson.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:47 AM

NWP SWP
I read DE (Diotamaceous Earth) will kill them and is all natural,

Diotamaceous earth will definitely kill the tomato bugs, and it is a natural compound. Apparently it works by abrading the membranes between the insect's exoskeleton segments so that they start to leak bodily fluids. Supposed to be harmless to humans and pets, but best to wash your produce before consuming in any case. It also works great on ants.

We usually have mixed results with our tiny vegetable garden. It gets lots of sun, and we invigorate the soil every year, but sometimes the results are disappointing. One year we will have more swiss chard than we can deal with, and the next year we will get hardly anything. Tomatoes are a crap shoot too, although the cherry tomatoes usually do well. The herbs always seem to do fine. This year we are trying a couple of varieties of green beans. Cross your fingers!

I say "we" but I should say "Dianne". She does all the gardening. It's all I can do to cut the grass anymore.Sigh

Cheers everyone!!

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:13 AM

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Jimmy. my condolences to you and your family.

Kindest Regards, Craig the Bear.

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:19 AM

Thanks everyone. I didn't sleep at all last night, kept tossing and turning, and woke up crying. I have to meet the funeral director today,  do all that. Thankfully he had all his wishes written down, and no services. I couldn't handle a viewing, I really couldn't.  I can't make sense of this at all.  

I guess a Blake Shelton line sums this up "you went away.  how dare you, I miss you. They say I'll be okay, but I'm not gonna ever get over you" 

or a Chris Stapleton "sometimes the greater plan, is kinda hard to understand, but right now it don't make sense" 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:25 AM

Jimmy I am so sorry to hear about your dad.

Herringchoker prayers for your step son and good luck with your surgery.

I'm done ordering from Ebay - China.  One package never showed that it shipped, another arrived in the US on May 19th and came yesterday.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:53 AM

Jimmy - my sincere condolences on your dad´s passing! I lost my dad 5 years ago and still miss sharing my joy and my grief with him so much.

Jan - continuing prayers!

I went to see my heart doc this morning and what he told me is rather disheartening. I will be needing a new motor in a much shorter time than I expected it. I have decided not to go through this ordeal!

I will be enjoying my life with Petra and my little layout as long as I am allowed to.

Things are moving forward on my little toy train set - in baby steps!

The postman brought a tiny package, containing a statue intended to grace the entrance to the church. No, it´s not Bismarck - we are out of Bismarcks, said the vendor. So it is another gentleman of historic fame.

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And a step forward on the sidewalk front!

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It´s about time to get some grass growing on the layout!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:37 AM

Jimmy, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. I totlaly understand all the "issues" associated with it. 

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Posted by Steven Otte on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:05 AM

Jimmy, you have all our condolences on the loss of your father. Angel

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Posted by Billwiz on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:18 AM

My condolences to you Jimmy.  You stated your father didnt want a service - but what would family and friends want or need?  Good funerals bring an opportunity to say "goodbye" and, while the mourning continues, there is a sense of closure (just my opinion from my perspective as a pastor).  Peace to you.  

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:44 AM

Jimmy - Sorry about your dad.

You have my sincerest of condolences.

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 PM

I met with the funeral director...we decided on a graveside service. Nothing in a chapel, and no lucheon afterwards. I couldn't handle one.  I just needed the graveside service for my own closure. I made sure to get him as close to his parents as possible. 

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Posted by angelob6660 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:40 PM

Afternoon Diners,

Jimmy- Sorry about your dad passing. Take care.

Ulrich- Your little man looks like a pastor. 

I received my CMW blue buses. I could find decals for them but I do have the metal parts like the windshield wipers and side mirrors. It doesn't really bother me but it me a little disappointed.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:04 PM

angelob6660
Ulrich- Your little man looks like a pastor.

You are spot on - it´s Martin Luther. I had initially planned on Bismarck, but the vendor sent me a note saying "Sorry, we are out of Bismarcks!" so I went for Luther instead - now guarding a Roman-Catholic church! The prototype building is again a Lutheran church - just to add to the confusion!

I was able to add more "hardware" to my layout. Now I have only one mast to install and with it two pieces of overhead and the catenary is finished and working! Once the wiring is complete, I will be aable to toggle between 3-rail AC and 2-rail + overhead AC!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by howmus on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:09 PM

Afternoon folks!

Jimmy_Braum
I met with the funeral director...we decided on a graveside service. Nothing in a chapel, and no lucheon afterwards. I couldn't handle one. I just needed the graveside service for my own closure. I made sure to get him as close to his parents as possible.

I think that is a good way to send him off!!!  For me, I am already making a listing of what I want for my Final Service.....

Prelude:  None of that quiet maudlin, snuff, snuff, teary eyed crap!  First sound from the Organ, as soon as the family is seated, will be:  Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach (like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNLdHe8uxY)  Have already told my sons that if the current organist at my church can't handle doing it with excellence, then hire whomever the Organ professor is at the time from Eastman!  I am setting aside a couple grand to pay for it!

First hymn:  "The Strife Is O'er, The Battle Won"  Complete with full brass quartet and organ!

Postlude will be:   "Toccata from Organ Symphony #5 by Charles-Marie Widor"  That will be played Full Organ....  Every major rank on and wide open!!!  (And my church has the organ for it!)

That, my friends, is the send off to the next place I want!!!!!!!!!!  Those three were also  done by an exceptional organist for my late wife's funeral service and there was not a dry eye in the sanctuary.  Be joyfull even in sadness!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and if you decide to listen to those, put away the crappy little ear buds, turn on some Top Shelf near field monitors (or other pro sound equipment. I just used my Alesis pro monitors) and crank the volume!!!

Be blessed and 73 my friends!

Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:17 PM

Good afternoon ..... 

Ulrich ..... Regaring your heart issue.... Maybe, I can encouarge you a bit if I tell my situation. ... I remember when the cardiologist told me I would likely have a heart transplant in five years because of my heart failure. He told me that 16 years ago. I'm glad he was wrong about the five years. ... Since then, I have benefitted from some amazing improvements in how they treat haart failure. Tests taken this past winter showed I have had no detioration in the past 7 years. .... It definately helps to be a patient at a major research hospital such as Vanderbilt in Nashville where I go. I get the most technically advanced treatments and the latest available medications. . ... I hope I have encouraged you. 

Jimmy ..... I'm wondering how many family members you have who are sharing your grief. I hope you are not alone in your family..... Meanwhile, your friends here in the forum care very much about you. 

One reason why model railroading is the world's greatest hobby is the high quality of people who participate in the hobby. ... Model railroaders tend to be very good people. 

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Posted by drgwcs on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:20 PM

Jimmy, I mainly lurk here but I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have been praying for you today. I know where you are at, my mom and dad passed away not too long ago. Praying and if I can be of any help let me know.

Jim

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:53 PM

Jimmy_Braum
Thankfully he had all his wishes written down, and no services.

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This is very good he let you know what he wanted. Our daughters all know exactly what my wife and I want. No service, no burial. Just cremation and a memorial at our house with family and anyone that cares to join.

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-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:41 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, get the gang and I a Beer and give Rick and Steven what they like.

 Jimmy Sorry to read about your dad. Lost my Dad Dec 15th 2018 and it still haunts me.

 Jan Sorry to read about your and sons problems, is that why you have not been around? Miss seeing you here.

 Ulrich Listen to Gary you may have the same out come. Can you get a new motor if needed?

 Day Off Worked in the backyard, got the gas cut and weed wacked. Wild Gape Vines are trying to make a come back. Not on my watch, I went though heck cutting then down a few years ago.

 I am done, Ken

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:29 PM

cudaken
Can you get a new motor if needed?

Ken - I don´t think I am eligible for a transplant. There is only a slim chance that such an operation would be successful, given all other health issues that trouble me. I live my life the way it comes, after all, none of us knows when the time is up. A few years some other doc told me it would be unlikely for me to reach 60, and I am past that mark already.

Que sera, sera!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:25 PM

I think he contacted me today.

I was up getting paperwork, and as I was loading it into my car, a monarch butterfly was flying around his mailbox. I've never seen a monarch up there before. I think I might have been the only one to see it. It disappeared into thin air, after I just thought to myself "if you're there, send me a sigh you're okay" 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:58 PM

Oy, I had typed a buck of stuff, walked away, just sat back down to post it, it's all gone!

Anyways I'll try to type it again.

Evening diners,

Jimmy, just know we're all here for you, perhaps consider seeing a counselor/therapist to help you through the process. It will get better with time. Best wishes!Angel

Ulrich, perhaps seek a second opinion, doctors have been wrong, either way good luck!

Tomorrow I start odd jobs as a hourly employee at the hotel. My dad is considering hiring me for front desk full time, 3-11, I would also work at the other hotel part time on my two days off as maintenance during the day, I have nothing else to do so I might as well work.

DE worked! No bugs today!

Well not much else going on.

Steven

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:21 PM

Jimmy_Braum

I think he contacted me today.

I was up getting paperwork, and as I was loading it into my car, a monarch butterfly was flying around his mailbox. I've never seen a monarch up there before. I think I might have been the only one to see it. It disappeared into thin air, after I just thought to myself "if you're there, send me a sigh you're okay" 

 

 

Jimmy .... I would believe that is what happened. Many other people have said they have had similar experiences when a love one has passed away. ... I had had such an experience myself. ... I hope that gives you some comfort. 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:00 AM

Good morning .... Coffee and a donut please. 

GARRY

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:17 AM

Good Afternoon!

A strange day! I must have been caught in a draft lately, affecting my right eye. I am having problems with my vision. Eye drops give only a momentary relief. I hope´it´ll be gone by tomorrow.

Despite the eye problem, I was able tomdo some work on the layout! I am happy to report that all tracks now have received their overhead wires and the engine house is now in full operation. One of the two semaphore signals is also installed, leaving one to go before I can calll the hardware installation completed. Time to do the wiring, but I´ll leave that to my dear friend Lothar.

Today´s mail also brought the replacement pantograph for my Swiss Federal Railway Ae 6/6 C´C´electric. It was a 3 minute job to replace the wrecked one, just one screw to take off the body and another one for the pantograph. Test run was duly completed and the loco is now back in service!

Aside from the eye issue, it´s a good day!

Jimmy - it´s not unusual to have the feeling that a loved one who recently passed away is close to us. When my dad died 5 years ago, my thoughts were so close to him I really thought he was with me. I know he is gone, but I tend to think of him of always just being next door.

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:47 AM

Morning diners,

A family story goes, when my Grandma Ward was sick she told my dad that she would send us a sign if she made it to Heaven, now for the sign part, the back porch light of her house would never work, it had been replaced, rewired, everything, it wouldn't work! Well the night that she left us, after the ambulance had left, my dad noticed that the light was actually on, he took that as her sign.

Well I've got paperwork to fill out at work.

Steven

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, June 15, 2018 11:02 AM

Morning diners,

Ulrich- I can't see a 3 rail track in your pictures. So is the overhead wires going to be electronic to power the locomotives? 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, June 15, 2018 12:59 PM

angelob6660

Morning diners,

Ulrich- I can't see a 3 rail track in your pictures. So is the overhead wires going to be electronic to power the locomotives? 

It´s actually not a third rail, but little black studs in the middle of each tie.

With the overhead, I can run two engines on the same track independently from each other, one collecting the phase from the little studs, the other one from the overhead, both with a common ground via the tinplate rails.

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by NWP SWP on Friday, June 15, 2018 3:35 PM

Hey diners,

Filled out the pertinent paperwork for employment, I start monday! The batteries didn't come in till this afternoon so I will start that monday.

Steven

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, June 15, 2018 4:43 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, I will take a bucket of ice warter to sit in and give the gang the I a Beer and Rick and Steve what they like.

 Been Hot Here! Right now it is 95 F and while I was in the car most of the day the heat beat me up. Had the old Town Car A/C convreted to R-12 last year. Old style freon was $52.00 a pound and hard to find someone that could install it because of fittings. R-12 is like $10.00 a pound but does not cool as well.

 I was going to BBQ but just to darn hot! So I am having fish again.

 Later, Ken

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