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Posted by NeO6874 on Monday, July 22, 2019 7:18 AM

 ... finally found my way back in here. Smile

 

Man, it's been a crazy (however long), between work and everything else that goes on during the warm months.

 

Looks like the rest of you guys are all in the same boat to some degree ... albeit with the "can still have a drink at the diner" ... hahah Big Smile

 

Uhoh, looks like the breakfast buffet's on me today Laugh

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Posted by York1 on Monday, July 22, 2019 8:23 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Just coffee for me this morning.  I feel terrible.  I caught a bad cold on vacation.

I get my new locomotive today.  Can't wait.

While we were gone, it rained every other day here.  That means the lawn is tall enough to get lost in.  I don't feel like doing anything, but I have to try to get the mower through it today.

TF, enjoy the Big Boy.  I saw it two weeks ago, and it will come back through in two weeks.  I think the crowds might be smaller on its return trip through NE.

Ray, I feel your pain with the new phone.  One of the best days of my life was when I got rid of my phone.  I am able to go places, like the train store, and no one, not even my wife, can reach me to tell me what I should be doing.

Kevin, three daughters kept me hopping for years.  Now I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sons-in-law, grandkids, and the hoopla.

Have a great day.  Those of you working, save your money -- retirement is worth it!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, July 22, 2019 1:37 PM

BroadwayLion

That little boy already has a receeding hairline.

ROAR

 

Lions don't have receding hairlines.  If they did, where would it start? Laugh

LaughTF

 

Thanks John (York 1)  I willSmile  

So much for 11:30,  hoping for smaller crowds too.

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Posted by York1 on Monday, July 22, 2019 2:27 PM

Not feeling well, so I am watching TV today.  On Turner Classic Movies is "The Black Scorpion" from 1957.  A volcano releases giant scorpions to run amok in Mexico.

As one giant scorpion attacks a passenger train, the locomotive and tender get knocked off the track.

Written on the side of the tender is "Lionel Lines"!

Love these old Sci-Fi movies.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, July 22, 2019 3:26 PM

There and getting closer.  Nice no crowds, it's Monday and everyone is at work except for me.

Time enough for prep before the show of courseYes

TF

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, July 22, 2019 3:45 PM

WOW, look at all those beer taps!

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, July 22, 2019 6:37 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Starting to be afraid of the mail.

 First one gave me a chuckel Got a letter yesterday from Department Of ILL Tax Revenue, that is never a good thing! I was afraid to open it till today. I opened it after breakest and it stated I under paid my state tax last year by $1.00! Taxes are done free by AARP and the account made a mistake by $1.00. Rip off part is that $1.00 is going to cost me $38.80 in fines. God I love living in ILL! Bang Head Well I will survive loosing $38.80.

 Today my wife and I got a letter from Social Security. This one I was not worried about, I was wrong! Sigh Seems SS think they over paid my wife and I by $1900.00 in March 2018. I turned 62 on Feb 24 2018 and did not get my first SS check till April 3rd 2018. Reason I got to much money in march? It was commisson I earned in Feb 2018 before I turned 62.

 While I can survive this storm, it will wreck my credit score. My wife will drive me nuts as well. I am going to call SS and see if I can get them to understand! Put I am not going to hold my breath. Only good part they won't keep the money till Oct this year.

 Later, none smoking Ken

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

BATMAN

WOW, look at all those beer taps!

 

Yep, so many I just couldn't decide.  We met Tim at the end of the bar.  

He couldn't decide either so I took two and Tim took threeLaughLaugh

TF

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, July 22, 2019 9:18 PM

Good evening ... 

TF ... The raspberries look good, and I like the name of the bar.  

John / York1. ... Sorry you did not feel well. Did that movie cure your illness? ... Lionel Lines? LOL 

We had a lot of rain here today.  

Have a nice evening. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, July 22, 2019 10:13 PM

This reminded me of a good one.

Heaven was running out of room.  God sent St Peter down to Earth to get the best of everyone out of every profession.

St Peter got the best plumber, the best carpenter, the best electrician, the best of everyone from every profession.

St Peter came to the poets.  He could not decide between Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. 

One of these two famous poets we're the best and have the rights to enter the kingdom of heaven.

St Peter could not decide.

God said put the two poets in a room for 5 minutes and the one that can come up with the best poem that ends in Timbuktu will enter the kingdom.

St Peter agreed and went on with the test.

William Shakespeare came out of the room first and had his poem done.

Across the seas of Desert Sands.  We traveled in our caravan.  We came across the lovely land that is called Timbuktu.

St Peter and God were pleased with this poem.  It was very good and tough to beat.

Edgar Allan Poe came out of his room a few minutes later.

Across the desert Tim and I went.  In which We Came Upon a tent.  There were three maidens and we were two.  So I bucked one and Timbuktu.

I still to this day do not know which one wonLaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by up831 on Monday, July 22, 2019 10:48 PM

Hi Diners,

This weekend the Big Boy is coming to West Chicago.  Don’t know the exact location, but I’ll make every effort to find it.  How do you hide something that large, anyway?

Last week my wife and I celebrated our 41st.  We didn’t do anything on the actual date, but the next night, we went to see a string quartet play in a beer garden.  It was a very enjoyable evening.  It kind of reminded me of Ravinia only on a much smaller scale.  Sit out among the stars with a beverage and/or a snack, and listen to world class music played by world class musicians in an intimate setting.  Ah, it just doesn’t get any better than that in this world.  Well, maybe if there was also a layout and we could switch some cars.

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

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mies Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:01 AM

You're pushing it with that punchline, TF. Dots - Sign

Anyway, I heard someone mention "breakfast buffet"? Dig in, all...

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:45 AM

That is a breakfast?

 

I had two slices of homemade toast with butter and homemade chockecherry jelly.

And Orange Juice with Metamucil in it.

 

ROQARING

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:07 AM

BroadwayLion

That is a breakfast?

I had two slices of homemade toast with butter and homemade chockecherry jelly.

And Orange Juice with Metamucil in it.

ROQARING 

What, no wildebeest bacon? 

(Wildebaacon? Laugh

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:19 AM

Sorry Steve.  You're right, that was a little pushing the borderline. 

I laughed so hard when I heard that joke way back in high school, it's surprising that I even remembered it all these years.  Anyway,  no more of that.

Thanks for that great breakfast buffet.  I only wish I had that right nowSmile, Wink & Grin

It was a beautiful day.  I will remember it always.

TF

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:39 AM

Mornin' folks!

New carpet is being installed as I type.  Hopefully the remodeling will be finished sometime later this week and I can start moving stuff back into the room again.  Halleluia!

Steven Otte

Anyway, I heard someone mention "breakfast buffet"? Dig in, all...

Well, Steven, just looking at that buffet just caused me to gain 2 lbs.!  I don't see anything that is in my diet there, but thanks anyway!  I am glad you let the "poems" stand.....Whistling

As of last night about 10pm I have a date for my 55th. class reunion....  The lady I am seeing and I talked for about an hour and after discussing the upcoming reunion festivities she told told me she just put it on her calendar! Big Smile  I told her I would be honored to have her with me!

Have been making time in my busy schedule to start getting more done on the layout.  Have a lot to get done before the convention!!!  Did some foundation (scenery) painting and may be finishing up (just the roof needing work) a couple of buidings to add to that area of the layout later today.  This is an area that has been sitting half done for about a decade now.  About time I got more done on it.  Who knows what the future holds for me anyway.  Best case scenario would be I have to tear it down and move??? 

Have a great day out there!

6

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:10 AM

Good Evening, Folks!

Summer is back and we actually are in the midst of a heat wave. 95F and rising! These are they days I wish we had A/C!

How can a man hold his diet with all the food shown here? I am just glad that it is only virtual food, low on calories and cholesterol!

We ay have to speed up pur planned move to Denmark. While on one hand this is good news, the reason behind on the other hand is a rather sad and disturbing one.

We have started to dispose of things we won´t be needing where we are going.

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:09 PM

I really liked this one too.  The host decided to do a background drive by behind the showboat!

Nice.    TF

 

Do you think I could have even possibly positioned the flag any better for this photo?Whistling

 

Very Happy with it.  I didn't think so eitherYes....... Zoom in KidsWink..... I really like catching the moment

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:37 PM

I had to delete about 350 photos from my phone just to get about 10 good ones....... That's how I rollSmile

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:14 PM

Steven Otte

You're pushing it with that punchline, TF. Dots - Sign

Anyway, I heard someone mention "breakfast buffet"? Dig in, all...

 

Breakfast buffets are a casualty of my healthy diet.  I can't eat a lot of it, anyway, and I can't eat enough to make the price of a buffet even reasonable.

So, one day it's yogurt and fresh fruit, and the next day is eggs and a sprouted grain English muffin, with a couple of slices of bacon once a week.

Oh, to have a plate of blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.....

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

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:29 PM

Track fiddler
I had to delete about 350 photos from my phone just to get about 10 good ones.

You should be happy that you weren't using film.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:03 PM

I'll make you blueberry pancakes Mr. Beasley.  I have a boat load of blueberries in the freezer don't you know?

 

TF

 

My brother-in-law harvests maple syrup in Wisconsin, I have some of that too

 

Oh and I forgot to mention it's Mom's recipe.  God Rest her soulSmile, Wink & Grin.....  a splash of vanilla and minced walnutsDinner  You all are welcome, come eat at my tableYes

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:14 PM

Good Afternoon everyone!

Well it has been one day shy of a month since I last posted on the MR forums. Alot has happened since then!

I thougth I'd post a quick update on were I've been. Currently I'm in eastern Washington staying with my grandparents. My grandpa is building a sizable HO scale SP&S layout and I am helping him some. Tomorrow one of his friends is due to come over and show me how to handlay track on my grandpa's layout! I'm really looking forward to it!

The reasons for my absense for the past month is I had a significant family reunion and have been doing quite alot of traveling (including a trip to Train Mountain for those of you who do livesteam!). For the remainder of the summer I dought I will be able to be on here as much as I have been, but hopefully can periodically contribute and get back to normal (whatever that is!) once school begins again!

Everyone have a great afternoon!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:29 PM

MisterBeasley
Oh, to have a plate of blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.....

At our house this morning we had waffles made with applesauce instead of oil, topped with fresh blueberries. Next time I will give you a call.

Richard

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:34 PM

I could only provide you friends with my pictures of 4014.  Judy has the sounds.  The Sounds were way better than the pictures.  The Tick's the buzzing all the sounds that thing made I didn't even know they made.  Sometimes that steam engine sounded like it was Godzilla echoing under the bridge.

I wish I could provide the sound track for you guys.  Too much I tell you I only hope someone else has that to post. 

It was really something else

TF

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Posted by Cederstrand on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:42 PM

Chamomile tea in a AT&SF mug, please.

Good to see a number of old regulars still here. Hope everyone is doing well.

Still haven't made the time to finish the addition, which will free up the "train room", but am getting closer. That project goes dormant for months at a time, then I take a break from the farm and other stuff to chip away at it. 

Cheers! Cowboy

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:04 PM

Evenin'

Give me a large fries. 

Got the Hay field ( front yard) mowed finally. I had not been able to mow it for almost 4 weeks. The 77 Snapper bowled right over it. 

That was a lot of grass. It cooled down considerably here today and my yard dried up pretty good after yestrday's drenching rain. 

I ordered some control arms and tie rod ends for my 97 Saturn. I feel after 235K it is time for some new ones , plus it is kind of clunky sounding when it does over bumps etc. 

snack time. 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:09 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Felling a little better tonight about things.

 Wife called Social Security today. Looks like there is a chance they will wave the fine or let me make payments. If they don't, I will have to move and wreck my credit.

 Front Yard I am pleased with how it is starting to look. Got up more of the garden border and spread 4 cubic feet of mulich. I have 12 more cubic feet left, looks like I only need 26 feet more? Whistling

 Later None Smoking Ken

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:11 PM

Cederstrand

Chamomile tea in a AT&SF mug, please.

Good to see a number of old regulars still here. Hope everyone is doing well.

Still haven't made the time to finish the addition, which will free up the "train room", but am getting closer. That project goes dormant for months at a time, then I take a break from the farm and other stuff to chip away at it. 

Cheers! Cowboy

 

 

Rob .... It is very good to see you back here. Please feel free to visit often. (It might be  good idea to identify your name, Rob, in your posts so recent members know who you are. )

Ulrich .... Best wishes as you prepare for your move. It is okay if you do not explain all of the details about why you are leaving your present location. 

TF ... Thanks for sharing the photos of Big Boy 4014. I enjoyed seeing it in Utah in May. 

I've been distracted from model railroading in recent days working on our boat. It has a short circuit or something that runs down the battery. I have yet to figure it out. 

Also, we are getting ready for our trip to Maine. Our flight leaves Nashville Saturday morning. 

 

Good night, everybody. 

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by herrinchoker on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:45 AM

Garry,

Have left you a PM about Maine---

herrinchoker

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