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Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner, July 2018

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:05 AM

Hello Fellow Diners...

CNCharlie
We took Robbie to the vet for the results of his biopsy and it came back negative for cancer!!

Excellent news, Charlie Yes

cudaken
Ed I am pulling the B&O and PRR Pullman coaches you sent and they pull great!

Glad the package got to you in good shape, Ken. I thought I gave away or tossed those Bachmann Pullmans a long time ago. Glad you can have fun with them.

I'll be around late in the evening if you decide to call. I'm usually outside or at the "Caboose" until way-late hours. Tonight we watched "Mars Rise" at about 11 PM in the south-east sky. 

cudaken
Soldern Iron Question. How long does your solderning iron take to warm up? My old Radio Shack 45 watt iron take's 8 too 12 minutes.

My twenty-year old Weller 35 watt takes about 45 seconds. At the bench I use a Hakko FX-888 and that will get to about 450° F in about fifteen seconds. Make sure your tip is tightened well into the heater.

 

I bought a "Whirly-Pop" popcorn maker to use at the caboose. Lots of fun and it makes great tasting popcorn! Mrs. Pullman and I are watching old movies and enjoying a fine beverage along with the great popcorn.

 

http://www.whirleypopshop.com/

They're in MONON Indiana, so that's a good thing, right?

 CUT_EMD_9630 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 

[There must have been some editing? I don't remember being at the Top-Of-The-Page? Nonetheless, everyone's tab is on me. I'm getting away cheap! Hardly anyone is ordering food these daysDinner ]

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:18 AM

Good morning ... Coffee and a pecan roll, please. 

Ed ... I like the photo of CUT 9630. 

I showed off the layout to our visitors. A few gremlins showed up just becasue I had company. Not too bad, however. 

One of the gremlins was rechargable batteries  were not keeping their voltage for my wireless controllers.  It is never fun to have a wireless controller stop working when you need it to prevent a collision. I used some regular (not rechargable) barttiers to complete the operating session. 

Have a nice day, everbody. 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:39 PM

Good Evening, Everyone!

We got a fair amount of rain, but not yet enough to quench Mother Nature´s thirst. However, the risk of forest fires is down to 10% now.

Not much happened today - a peaceful (for which I am thankful), but boring day (which I could do without).

Time to go to bed - Good night, Folks!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:47 PM

Hello.

I just caught this on our local news—

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-wayne/scared-train-hoppers-call-911-to-be-rescued-charged-after-clinging-to-train-for-60-miles

 

I'll reserve any judgement in regards to the intelligence of such an act.Oops - Sign

I can certainly see why the railroads have to adopt a "zero-tolerance" policy on trespassers.

Still scratching my headWhistling

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:35 PM

Ed there is no cure for stupid. 

I missed the best part of the museum trip. My grandkids have a future as firemen.

Henry

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:16 PM

That story reminds me of a story I heard recently, a guy went to his car saw that someone had broken into his car, he calls the police and says "someone broke into my car and stole 50 bucks and a pack of (insert illegal drugs here) off my dash!" Police arrive and he has 20 more packs of drugs in his car. He is in jail now, which was to be expected.

3rd party test results, mission no go, I got in the car went around the block and it started to downpour rain, so the lady canceled the test, I went and got my permit to practice in the meantime.

Steven

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:36 PM

Well, I am fuming right now.

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I was in an automobile accident in Tampa, Florida in October, 2013. I was rear ended at a stop light.

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Apparently one of the doctors was never paid by insurance, and I was just served and need to be in court in August. They have filed suit for $2,000.00.

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They have my contact information... and they never contacted me in almost 5 years? Now I am being sued?

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Oh well... so it goes. I will see where this nonsense leads.

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-Kevin

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:51 PM

SeeYou190
They have my contact information... and they never contacted me in almost 5 years? Now I am being sued?

Lots of room for errors and typos.  Physician billing services can be fairly incompetant.  And then there are the insurance companies that claim they never received the bill even when (in the old days before computer billing) the bill was mailed with 5 other bills that were paid.

Stephen, I would like to apply to be the fashion consultant for MRVP.  Whoever picked Jenny to do the July promotion dressed in a long sleeve sweater needs a vacation.  I know you guys are in WI, but sweaters, in July? :shocked3:

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:56 PM

Tinplate Toddler

Steven - it´s much nicer to see the picture in your post than to have to click on a link before being able to view it!

Time to call it a day and head for the hay!

CU tomorrow!

 

Evening diners

Just catching up on the last three or so days here.... somewhere between now, alot of work and that night I was half asleep in my recliner.

I don't know where Alrich dug up this picture but now I can see something. Yep.... when you zoom in you can actually see little flaws and defects and a few little hairs sticking to the ABS solvent. Typical of a scratch build or kitbash.

The other night the clarity of the pictures I was looking at on my phone, looked like newspaper clippings.

Nice looking coal car Stephen, I can see you worked really hard on it.

Well it's off to Bismarck North Dakota tomorrow.... My Son is getting married Saturday. I had spoke of this in the spring or late winter and have been looking forward to it ever since Big Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:07 PM

Howdy 

 

i just read read the good news.  Durango and Silverton has resumed operations of steam locomotives for the first time since the major wildfire in that area.  

Just in time for the Diner’s  Colorado visit . 

Henry ... Nice picture of future locomotive firemen.

Kevin ...  you should talk to the insurance company before the court date to get them to resolve the matter.  Good luck.

GARRY

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:10 PM

In case you guys didn't see the car on its proper trucks.

I ordered long overshank couplers to get the car to run on the club layout.

I'm going to see if the other RR club is open thus weekend to test it there too.

Steven

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Posted by FRRYKid on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:47 PM

Evening all! Ms. Flo, could I get a pineapple and coconut milkshake? Thank you so much.

Hobby Front: The car ferry section was almost as I expected it. I forgot that the lake isn't built to the same width as the other part. (The bench work in question is actually three different frameworks that have been screwed together.) I took some measurements and they were as expected. I won't get a chance to get the cuts made until the 23rd at the earliest. (Other commitments this Monday and Tuesday.) However, Tuesday afternoon I might be able to get some pieces moved. (The two 80" frameworks, tops and legs to town and maybe a couple other sections to storage.) We shall see.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:36 PM

BigDaddy
Whoever picked Jenny to do the July promotion dressed in a long sleeve sweater needs a vacation. I know you guys are in WI, but sweaters, in July? :shocked3:

She works inside an air conditioned building all day, same as my wife, and like my wife, I'm sure she dresses for the enviroment she works in.  Many times my wife can't wait to get outside, and warm up !.

I've been to many home inspectors seminars, in hotel conference rooms, where it was down right cold!

Not much going on with model railroading right now, except train watching, when and where I can.

This is my "outdoor season".

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:12 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a cold Beer Ed a Crown Royal on the rocks and Rick and Steven what they like.

 Sparkie The Rock Dog. Don't think he will be with us much longer, even my wife see's it. He as to be lifted on and off of the bed and helped down the step to the yard. While he can still walk, not that stead on his feet. As long as he is not in pain and willing to eat we will do what we can do for the little guy.

 Car Front Bob did not get a chance to look at my car and Sue has plans Thursday so I will be stuck at home all day. What sucks rail spikes is if Bob gets it fixed say at 12:00 PM, I will have no way to pick it up. Hum, need to see if we have Uber around here?

 Train Front I was all ready to brag about the now Mighty PRR M1A was able to pull 10 Heavy Weight Pullman Coaches. I thought I fixed the PRR Centfaun 10-1-4 coach and yes the Mighty PRR M1A did pull the passanger cars around 2 times. Then the Centfaun came uncoupled (needs new trucks) in the 13 foot tunnel. Sigh Removed it and next time around, lost the back of the train again in the 13 foot tunnel? Bang Head Of all the places I can have a problem why in a section I cannot see what is going on and has no turnouts?

 It is late, so later Ken

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:16 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q
Durango and Silverton has resumed operations of steam locomotives for the first time since the major wildfire in that area. Just in time for the Diner’s Colorado visit .

This is good news indeed!

Today is my 44th anniversary of riding the rails to Silverton!

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:17 PM

cudaken
Car Front Bob did not get a chance to look at my car and Sue has plans Thursday so I will be stuck at home all day.

Speaking of gas leaks, Ken, you weren't anywhere around Kirkwood were you?

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/lamborghini-erupts-into-flames-at-kirkwood-gas-station/63-572028463

  Dunce People driving away with the fuel nozzle still in the filler neck! Too busy to put down their "smart" phone, which is not supposed to be used near the pumps anyway.

Oops - Sign

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:23 AM

Good morning ..... I'll have a western omlet with toast, please.

 

Ken ... I'm sad to read about Sparkie the Rocket Dog. Your story reminds of dogs and cats we have had in the past. It is heartbraking when they get old and suffer. It has been very tough when we would decide to have them put down, but we know it was the right thing to do. It is sad to think about those times. 

Speaking of Colorado, I received a book from Burlington Route Historical Society yesterday about the Denver Zephyr.  In 1956, CB&Q bought two complete trainsets plus extra cars for the train from Budd Company. It was one of the best looking trains anywhere, anytime. The DZ was very popular with travelers, and the train was very successful. The book has many interesting photos along with plenty of text. . 

 

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:36 AM

Morning diners,

The power went out of 6 hours last night!Sigh

I'll be back later.

Steven

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Posted by CNCharlie on Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:44 PM

Good Afternoon,

Another sunny, warm day here. 

Ken, sorry to hear about Sparky, it is always tough to see them get old but that little guy has given you lots and you have given him a great home where he is loved and he knows it. 

Nothing planned for today except go to visit the MIL. We always take Robbie there as he does enjoy visiting her. He has her trained to get him treats she keeps in a cupboard for his visits. 

I must get the car in for an oil change as it is due. Gas sure has gone up here. We are now paying the equivalent of $7.25 US per gallon for premium. 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:45 PM

Nobody models this:

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:47 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, the gang and I will have a Beer give Ed a Crown Royal on the rocks and Rick and Steven what they like.

 Need a new gas tank. Bang Head Bob could not get it to seal with the putty stuff made for it. While the tank it self is not that bad, $82.00 with shipping labor is 1.5 hours so about $150.00 plus the needed oil change and gas fliter I am looking at around $320.00 or so. Sigh And here I am trying to get my CC blances lower.

 Sparkie The Rocket Dog With me being with out a car till 3:00 PM I spent around 3 hours with him watching NCIS reruns. He seemed to feel better and enjoyed the company. Walking was better but still needs help getting in bed.

 Train Front.Took a half hour to clear the 13 foot tunnel of passangers cars and park the PRR M1a. But I did it more like what a real RR would do it and not using the hand of God. Well just a little bit. Whistling

 Stopped by K-10 Model Trains. Looks like he reballast his parking lot. Picked up a free set used Atlas Passanger Car Trucks so I can get the Centfaun 10-1-4 Coach back in the drag. There trucks are junk be the rest of the car looks great.

 Well BBQ is done so later, Ken

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:03 PM

BigDaddy
Nobody models this:

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That is scary. I am not by any means a fan of snakes.

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-Kevin

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:15 PM

Afternoon diners, I drove all day today, I'm doing well but my left turns are quite atrocious, it's mostly when I'm on a major highway or thoroughfare with traffic following close behind I tend to take the turn (when clear to do so) with more speed than necessary. 

I got the staples out of my scalp, wasn't too fun, OK not fun at all.

We got 2 more privacy fence sections built, and I had on a hard hat.

Well I'll be back around.

Steven

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:41 PM

Hey diners

Just sending over a little North Dakota sampler. I Found trains going across the plains.

Steven I saw rather decent sized coal cars, but not as long as the ones you're making..... and by the way I poke a little bull pucky at my friends too. Life is too short to be serious all the time.

The coal drags I seen had pullers and pushers and one in particular had midsection locomotives.... long long trains

I stopped at a wayside rest quickly after I seen how the railroad sometimes doesn't build Bridges. I saw how they prepare for a train to go straight and level across the water.  There is no grade here..... wouldn't you agree

 

 

 

Busy weekend but I'll see what else I can dig upWink

PS....  When you zoomed in and followed it, you wanted to keep going didn't you..... It went down too long, too far and it got too blurry at the other end.... I tried pictures of that. They didn't work.... I deleted them.

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Posted by Little Timmy on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:46 PM

BigDaddy
Nobody models this:

I dont have to model them .... we have the real thing here at Demon's Hollow.

Just killed a 4 foot Western Diamondback last wednesday morning ... AT 3 AM !

( I just "love dealing with deadly critter's ,when I'm not awake , and "Hunting" around in the prickly bushe's in nothing but my Skivvy's and boot's .... all the while carrying a fully loaded 12 - gauge. ) 

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by FRRYKid on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:11 PM

I'm a major herptaphobe myself. I never have liked them.

Hobby Front: Started the first step in shortening the section to make it work for the new design. Will need to make another trip to the lumber yard to get a 1x 4 in order to rebuild the end on the section as well as a new end for the lake when that gets cut down as well. (I'm at the lumber yard enough lately that I get the age-old question: Is this for your railroad?)

I also think that I can fit the shop building and its associated tracks on the pentagonal section. The mainline and yard lead will be curved to create more room in the middle where the shop should fit. It will still connect with the track that was already planned for the shop.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:11 PM

Henry:

Nice little fella!

We used to camp at Killbear Provincial Park on Georgian Bay. The park has a population of Massasauga rattlesnakes. Unfortunately the population is in decline. The only ones we ever saw were either stuffed or captive. The snake warning signs on the roads are kind of funny. "Drive carefully - snakes crossing!"

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:12 PM

NWP SWP
I had on a hard hat.

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Good to hear you are starting to take safety with a less "devil may care" attitude.

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I hope these new habits find their way to modeling too, no more cleaning rail indoor with solvents, wear safety glasses, cut carefully.

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You don't need to learn any more lessons the hard way. Any fool can learn from their own mistakes. Wise people learn from other people's mistakes.

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-Kevin

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Posted by maxman on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:13 PM

Little Timmy
when I'm not awake , and "Hunting" around in the prickly bushe's in nothing but my Skivvy's and boot's .... all the while carrying a fully loaded 12 - gauge. )

Ummm, okay.  I think I'd rather scratch my eyes out than look at that vision.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:21 PM

Little Timmy
Just killed a 4 foot Western Diamondback last wednesday morning ... AT 3 AM !

Why do you kill them? How great a threat do they pose?

I'm not being critical (although I will admit to being a bit of a tree hugger). I just want to understand the reason. The Massasauga rattlesnakes that I spoke of are severely endangered and the number of people who have been bitten recently is extremely low. The Massasaugas are rarely fatal to adults, but a young child might be a different story.

Dave

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