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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, June 24, 2019 9:29 AM

York1
Years ago a BBC show with Jeremy Clarkson had a group who built a very long railroad. I could not find it on youtube -- not sure if anyone remembers that.

I remember that! They built a OO scale line from Barnstaple to Bideford along the old railway grade. It was hosted by James May and was available on Youtube some years ago.

Happy times!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, June 24, 2019 11:06 AM

Howdy .... 

Ulrich .... It is good to see you here, and to know you are recovering. 

Lion .... Interesting photo of new rail line construction. 

John York1 ..... The gas station looks very good .  .... You asked about the sound of electirc locomotives. Here is a video of Milwaukee Road which includes electirc locomotives you can hear as well as diesels.

milwaukee road electric video

 

 

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Monday, June 24, 2019 1:45 PM

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Heartland Division CB&Q
While ,we are in Montana, let us not forget fallen flag, Milwaukee Road.  Here is  video of MILW operating in Montana. Their "Little Joe" electirc locomotves were MU'ed with diesels. 

I have never been around an electric railway (other than New Orleans streetcars and NYC subways).  Standing by the track, were the locomotives quiet?  Just something I've always wondered.

Yes, Garry, we can't forget the legendary Milwaukee!

The MILW seems to have been overshadowed by the other northern transcons, but it was still a great railroad! Unfortanuately it got there last, at which point all the good routes had already been taken. Having narrowly missed the columbia gorge as a result of the building of the SP&S it had to contend with snoquamee pass, a route plagued with heavy snow fall. Also the MILW missed alot of important area, such as Spokane, the major gateway in eastern Washington. In the end the railroad just couldn't compete with the giant BN, the ICC seems to have failed to predict the effects the BN merger would give the MILW.

As an answer to Johns question, based on videos I've seen of the North East Corridor, electrics certainly make noise.

I saw one of the little joes in dear lodge last summer, they are MASSIVE! Regretabbly it was pouring rain then so I could get a great look at it!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 24, 2019 5:11 PM

I found an Iphone 8 today!   It was on a bench at our waterfront.  I posted on our community page,but no one claimed it.  The battery was dead so I put it on the charger

Eventually I could read the messages that display even if it's not unlocked.  Olivia missed her 12:30 am and 1:30 am you better be home young lady, ultimatums from mom.  Mom got a little profane.

If I lost a $800 phone I would have backtracked and looked everywhere 3 times.  Olivia evidently didn't because I didn't find the phone until 4 pm.  I called Mom and told her I had daughters's cell.  Mom came over right away and was a stunning looking woman.  She was not going to tell Olivia her phone had been found right away.

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, June 24, 2019 6:30 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gamg and I a Beer and Ulrich anything he wants!

 Got the rear jungle cut but did not get weed wack. Forgot we had a Vet visit for Sparkie the Rocket Dog.

Cost me $65.00 to find out Sparkie is getting old! We know he has allergies and he has been sneezing outside. Seems he has some reverse sneezing, sounds a lot like wheezing so wife had to take him in. I knew it was because of his allergies, but I am not a vet so what do I know. Reason I knew it was his allergies? He only did it when we took him outside.

 Ulrich Funny you brought up Captain Slow. I have been watching old Top Gear of late. I did watch the video, seems his engine burned up.

 Day 55 and counting none smoking Ken posting again!

 

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Posted by York1 on Monday, June 24, 2019 6:42 PM

I found an article about the attempt to make the longest model railway, but could not find any videos.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1209122/James-Mays-model-railway-record-bid-derailed-vandal-attack.html

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 24, 2019 7:11 PM

York1
I found an article about the attempt to make the longest model railway, but could not find any videos.

Was this it?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6efay0

 

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Posted by saronaterry on Monday, June 24, 2019 7:47 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Doctors say I might be out by Thursday!

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Posted by York1 on Monday, June 24, 2019 9:37 PM

BigDaddy

That's not the one that I remember, but it is sure neat to watch.

Thanks!

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:33 AM
Gidday Chloe, better get John, and Ulrich, if he’s allowed one, a soothing beverage, so they can relax and watch “Captain Slows” second attempt, in comfort. Plus, anyone else if they want one, please.
 
 
Those “Little Joes” look impressive, Garry, it’s a pity they weren’t developed on, but I presume that the US love affair with cheap fuel, and perhaps the cost of keeping catenary serviceable in all weathers, saw to their demise.  
 
55 days!!!! "Onya" Ken.Thumbs UpThumbs Up
 
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Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:08 AM

BigDaddy
Olivia missed her 12:30 am and 1:30 am you better be home young lady, ultimatums from mom. 

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That was a hilarious story. First time in a while I have chuckled while reading the diner. Thank you.

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Yes

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Posted by GMTRacing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:40 AM

Good Morning All,

    A regular to go please Zoe. Back off the road for a couple of weeks. No real layout progress to report though I did get things cleaned up pretty well. It's good to see Ulrich back and recovering well.  

   Youngest son is off to California tomorrow to seek his fortune. I'm actually not too worried as he has a lot of common sense as well as his Masters in math. He always manages to find something to do and at least has a place lined up to stay. 

   We were at Thompson in the far northeast corner of Ct over the weekend. First permanent road circuit in America actually completed by 1940 though it wasn't until the early 50's that it hosted events. The present configuration is the 4th official one and is twisty with some elevation change as well as using part of the oval. The straight actually has two slight bends in it but in the slower cars we just ignore that. One of the few race weekends we actually get to run our own cars, #1 son won the Vanderbilt cup Josh won 4 of 6 heat races. I was second but the course really suited smooth driving, not my overenthusiastic attempts. 

    Lots to catch up on in the shop.   Catch y'all later.   J.R.

   

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:08 AM

SeeYou190

 

 
BigDaddy
Olivia missed her 12:30 am and 1:30 am you better be home young lady, ultimatums from mom. 

 

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That was a hilarious story. First time in a while I have chuckled while reading the diner. Thank you.

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Yes

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-Kevin

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You must be careful about phones and such, because Olivia could have been kidnapped and there you are with her phone. 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:13 AM

You're going to hate all the pills they put you on.  The doctors don't care about your quality of life, just your heart.

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

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:27 AM

Hi there!

It´s way too hot to feel comfortable! Room temperature has reached 90F! I can´t wait to get out of this place!

MisterBeasley

You're going to hate all the pills they put you on.  The doctors don't care about your quality of life, just your heart.

 

Well, as it seems, I won´t die of sudden heart failure, but maybe kidney failure, instead.

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:36 AM

I have to read up on all the side effects of every drug.  Unfortunately, I can sometimes find only official documentation, which does not include all the side effects.

This is my first post from my real computer, after a year of using a tablet.

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

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:16 AM

Good morning from corn and cattle country.

"Top Gear" used to be on TV regularly here, but I have not seen it for several years.

JaBear, thank you!  That was the video I was talking about!  If some of you haven't seen it, I know it's long but it's pretty interesting.  The challenges of building a model railroad over 10 miles of countryside, powered by car batteries hooked to the track.  There's also some neat scenes of the Modelleisenbahn Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, touted as the biggest model train exhibit in the world.

Courtesy of JaBear, here's the James May video:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xja5i0

Here's the miniature wonderland in Hamburg:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrb7Fw3zlSg

I imagine many of you have already seen these.  When you're retired, you have time to watch online videos.  Retirement is great!

Thanks, everyone, for the videos of the electric locomotives.  I wish I could have seen them used.

I'd love to hear what happened when Olivia and her mother got together.

Ulrich, I think I'd want to talk to the hospital administration.  90° hospital room is unacceptable.  Good luck!

 

 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:31 AM

York1
Ulrich, I think I'd want to talk to the hospital administration. 90° hospital room is unacceptable. Good luck!

No A/C and no money to buy portable sets.

York1
miniature wonderland in Hamburg

I seldom watch videos about that place - I´d rather go there - it´s 35 minutes from my place. I have to go there and see the latest addition - Italy - before we pack up and leave Germany for good.

Happy times!

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:52 AM

BigDaddy
. . .If I lost a $800 phone I would have backtracked and looked everywhere 3 times. Olivia evidently didn't because I didn't find the phone until 4 pm. . .

Actually, it should have been even easier. Someone else on their family plan should have been able to use the "Find My iPhone" app to locate and lock the phone. (Unless the daughter has hidden the phone from the app so mom and dad can't locate her. If this is the case, there are bigger issues in play.)

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:38 PM

 Eveing Diner?

 Flo, wake up! I will have a Beer and if the gang shows up a Beer as well.

 Hum, one person in the dinner in 9 hours yeah that seems normal to me. I had two customers in 9 hours.

 Look's like Monson Season is over for now in ILL. Gosh it was a beautiful day today. I even did a tad of yard work before work.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:32 AM

Mornin' Folks!

cudaken
I even did a tad of yard work before work.

Hey Ken, Do you find you have more energy for getting yard work done now that you have gotten certain toxins out of your body?  Congratulations on quiting, BTW!!!  I am happy for you!

I haven't posted in several days, but have snuck in to sit in the back booth to listen several times.  Been busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor lately...  The Dining Room/Office area is finally cleaned out and awaiting the contractor to come back and renovate it.  I am now moved into the living room with my office (computer, etc.) and am now back into my bedroom for tossing and turning at night.  Yesterday UPS delivered the new curtain rods for the bedroom windows, so putting up the new curtains was the main occupier of time for the evening.  (Also talking on the phone with a certain lady I am now, I think, more or less dating.... ;) )

Even spent some time on a project I am am making (background building) for the SLOW yesterday.  That project is going way too slow as time is short.

73

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:36 AM

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG !!!

If we can do it on our layouts the 1:1 guys can do it too.

 

BTW: I knew a dentist who ran a filling station.

 

ROARING

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:38 AM

Good morning.  It's a sleepy morning after a long night of storms.  It hailed for about 20 minutes at 3:00 a.m., some up to a quarter size.  Not good for corn plants or trees.  Some of my trees look like they have very few leaves left.  Now at 9:00 a.m., it's still thundering and raining. 

 

cudaken
 Look's like Monson Season is over for now in ILL. Gosh it was a beautiful day today. I even did a tad of yard work before work.

 Ken, lots of times Illinois gets our weather a day or two later.  Look out!

 

howmus
Been busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor lately

OK, Ray, I thought I had heard just about everything, but that's a new funny one for me!

 

Lots of cleanup to do outside, but with the continuing storms, I am forced to just stay inside and relax.  I'm starting a new building on the layout.  Today I will try to build a foam mockup of it to see different angles and sizes. This is fun for me.

The bacon and eggs are almost done, so that's all for today.

John

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:39 AM

The Light at the end of the tunnel...

 

Hmmm... Maybe that there is a TRAIN!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:43 AM

ROARING!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:48 AM

ROARING!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:50 AM

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:52 AM

RAPID TRANSIT IN NORTH DAKOTA

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:56 AM

Troubles on your layout???

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:01 AM

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