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Posted by saronaterry on Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:46 PM

Congarts on the grandbaby, TF!

On your way to Hayward, if you are coming up US 53 to Spooner/ Hiway 70, you will pass by my place by less than 3 miles. Hollar if you want to stop by and run some trains!

EDIT: Top of page! Belly up!

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:15 PM

herrinchoker
I learned to sing and play tunes through a duck call---everything from the Star Spangled Banner, to the William Tell Overture.

I shudder to think of how you simulated the cannon fire while playing the William Tell (my bad! I was thinking the 1812) Overture through a duck call Indifferent Ick!

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:25 PM

gmpullman

 

 
herrinchoker
I learned to sing and play tunes through a duck call---everything from the Star Spangled Banner, to the William Tell Overture.

 

I shudder to think of how you simulated the cannon fire while playing the William tell Overature through a duck call Indifferent Ick!

Happy Trails — Ed

 

Wouldn´t that be Tchaikovsky´s "1812" overture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2W1Wi2U9sQ

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:28 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Wouldn´t that be Tchaikovsky´s "1812" overture?

Sorry, I fixed my mistake while you were typing Embarrassed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:51 PM

Let's please not overthink things here.  When it comes to William.  There always was the Mr. Bill show way back when....... Oh No,  Oh No,  Mr. BillLaugh

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:06 PM

Terry that's the exact route I take.  PM me your phone number and I will give you a shout while I'm up here and catch you for a visit on my way back on Sunday.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:28 PM

Post Hog  Post Hog.  TF is on the top.  I just ran to the cooler by the evergreen trees,  just like me to grab a few cold ones. 

We are all by the campfire in northern Wisconsin as I call it.  My mother-in-law, Mona left the porch light on ..... and I'll leave it on for you.

Having fun!

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, August 23, 2019 12:21 AM

Good Morning!

I am in a somewhat blue mood today. I am weary of having to move ever more obstacles out of our way. Frankly, I don´t see how we can make that dream of ours come true in due time. Makes me feel sad.

Today´s iconic British steam engine is trhe queen of the branchlines - GWR´s Pannier tank engine.

The GWR 0-6-0PT (Pannier Tank), is a type of steam locomotive built by the British Great Western Railway with the water tanks carried on both sides of the boiler, in the manner of panniers. They were used for local, suburban and branch line passenger and goods traffic, for shunting duties, and as banker engines on inclines. The early examples, such as the 1901 and 2021 classes, were rebuilt from saddle or side tanks when the locos received a Belpaire firebox – this type of firebox has a square top and is incompatible with a curved saddle tank. This process mostly took place during the tenure at Swindon Works of George Jackson Churchward. Only a very small number of saddle tank locomotives escaped rebuilding as panniers, notably the 1361 Class built new under Churchward in 1910, by which date a few of the 1813 Class had already been rebuilt as pannier tanks.

A fairly large number of these somehow odd looking locomotives has been preserved, roaming the rails far away from their former territory.

Pannier tanks are available in N scale, OO scale and O scale.

N scale version from Dapol:

 

OO scale version from Bachmann:

O scale version from Dapol/Minerva:

Happy times!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, August 23, 2019 8:18 AM

Howdy ... 

Ulrich .... Thanks for posting pictures of the 0-6-0PT. I learned something from you because I had not heard of that type before. It is a neat looking ittle steam locomotive. 

TF and Terry .... It sounds like you might meet each other in person. I like it when forum members meet. 

Terry ..... I recall you have a beautiful layout. Feel free to post photos of it again some day. 

Everybody .... Have a nice Friday. 

GARRY

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Posted by York1 on Friday, August 23, 2019 9:18 AM

Good morning.  Another rainy day.  I'm starting to feel like I live in the Pacific northwest.

The good news?  I was going to cut the grass today.  I can't.  It's raining!!!

Terry and others, I'll second Garry's comment.  I'd love to see pictures of your layouts.  Since I've only done this for a short while, I don't have much to show.  But pictures of others' layouts give me inspiration to keep at it.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, August 23, 2019 10:08 AM

I'm watching a great old movie, "The Palm Beach Story".  Claudette Colbert rides the Atlantic Coast Line from New York to Palm Beach.

Members of the Ale & Quail Club do some trap shooting in the lounge car.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, August 23, 2019 2:16 PM

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Posted by saronaterry on Friday, August 23, 2019 5:25 PM

Track fiddler
PM me your phone number

Done!

You are very kind,Garry! I've seen your work also! Way above my abilities!

Ulrich,I truly hope your situation improves.

I was sad to hear about Sparkie, Ken. Our 8 Mo old pup was hit by a car last month. SWMBO was a wreck, blamed herself. We have since adopted a 4yo Great Pyrennes(sp)/Golden retriever mix from a high-kill shelter in Texas. Life is better!!

I've been thinning out the rolling stock that doesn't fit so well. Mostly UP/ATSF and some eastern and NE roads. I got them as train fillers off of evil bay.Most have KD -like couplers, metal KD wheels,some weathered and will all need some sort of tune-up. Some Athearn/Clones, bachman/ tyco,etc.Free to a good home.

Let me know in a pm.

Terry

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:07 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, give the gang what ever they want and I will have a Beer please.

 Terry Thank you for your thoughts and sorry to hear about your pup!

 Guess I am a officaly a Curmudgeon! Big Smile ConfusedConfused Daughter bought me a new printer for my last birthday. While I could stand to have one, I did not want one. Anywaaaaay I now have need of one. Opened up the box today and what the heck? Seems it is a scanner which the other was so I am OK with that. All so a Fax machine, don't need that, WFI anf have no idea how to set that up. I do have a Router but son in law set that up while I was at work so I am clue less.

 Talk with SS today about the over payment. Sigh I applied for SS on Feb 24th 2018 but did not get my first check till April 2018. So I kept working full time till I got a SS check. I could not support my wife and I on $327.00 a week before taxes for 2 months. Seems they think I should have?

 They want 3 months of statements for ever bill I have inculding Loans and Credit Cards? That is why I now have need for a printer. Bill's I get in the mail I sherd as soon as they are paid. CC statments are all electronic so I have to print them.

 Good part of the day? Trains are running great!

 Later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:21 PM

Good news everyone, I got the first section of my layout started

obviously everything is just laid out to see how everything fits out, but it's a start. 

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of a 26 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, August 23, 2019 9:30 PM

Hey Jimmy!

Great beginnings! I know it looks messy right now but that is how great layouts start!!

Are you going to use any roadbed?

Dave

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Friday, August 23, 2019 10:16 PM

Good evening all.

Zoe - A RBF please. Thanks.

Jimmy - Some progress on the layout is better than none. Keep it up. Congrats again on the new employment.

Terry - Belated condolences on losing the puppy.

Ulrich - Thanks for all the neat vids of the Brit steamers. Seems like that last GWR steamer is familiar from something? I just can’t quite figure why... 

Weather - Cooler and less humid. I like it! High temp of 72F today, with lots of sun, but a nice breeze as well. 

W*^k - Had a customer threaten to call the police on me. Why? Well, it’s kinda complicated, but I told her "no".....

See, my main duty is delivery driver for the auto parts sales. In addition, the owner rents U-haul trucks and trailers. Had a lady come in looking to rent a truck.

As it was lunch break rotation time, it was only the owner and myself in the store. As the owner was in the middle of finding a part for a different customer, I was handling the truck rental.

It all was going great, until I got to the point where I needed the customers drivers license to complete that part of the rental. (Last thing before payment.) It is here that it all went wrong.

Her license was expired by several months. This is a huge problem, as that means that she is not legally allowed to rent the truck, as she can not legally drive the truck....

She wanted me to just ignore that rule, and rent it to her anyways. It is here that I said "no", as "I have to follow the rules, or I lose my job." It is here that she asked if she should then call the police. (Why? Who knows... What exactly did she think that would accomplish anyway? Scare me into giving in?) My response was, "Go right ahead. If you wish to call them, be my guest. Call them." (The owner had to stifle a laugh.)

In a way, I almost wish she did follow through and do just that... After all, she drove herself there. I think it might have been quite the show, having the police show up to field her complaint that I would not rent a 26’ Box truck to someone who did not have a valid drivers license, and then finding out that she had drove herself to the store... Whistling 

But, she did not. It was a bluff. And I called it. (Maybe she thought my refusal was a bluff? I don’t bluff when I have the winning hand...) 

Trains - Got caught twice by the same local today. (Not that I’m complaining.) Nothing to report on models though.

Hope all are well, and enjoy the night!

 

Ricky W.

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Posted by CNCharlie on Friday, August 23, 2019 10:56 PM

Good Evening,

A nice, sunny day here and supposed to be nice tomorrow too with temps in low '80s. After that rain which we really need.

Ulrich, sorry to hear your moving plans are running into snags. 

Tonight I took my wife out for dinner as it is her birthday tomorrow. We had originally planned on Saturday but the weather was supposed to be rainy so we changed the day. The weather is important as we wanted to eat out on the patio at this particular place. Anyway, we did have a great meal. 

Nothing new on the train front. I did get the latest copy of Classic Trains the other day and will read it Sunday, the rainy day. That is my favourite magazine. 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:50 PM

Good Morning!

Nature paints the most wonderful pictures! I just watched the sunrise with an explosion of colors ranging from dark red to silver blue. Beautiful!

Anotzer blow to our moving plans - the house we had set our eyes (and hearts) on has been sold. Wthout the necessary financial backing, we could not submit a bid on it to keep it reserved. Gone it is!

Let´s continue with another iconic British steam engine.

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. They were an enlarged and improved version of his previous design, the LMS Princess Royal Class. The locomotives were specifically designed for power as it was intended to use them on express services between London Euston and Glasgow Central; their duties were to include the hauling of a proposed non-stop express, subsequently named the Coronation Scot. The first ten locomotives of the Coronation class were built in a streamlined form in 1937 by the addition of a steel streamlined casing. Five of these ten were specifically set aside to pull the Coronation Scot. Although a later batch of five unstreamlined locomotives was produced in 1938, most of the ensuing Coronation class were outshopped as streamliners. Eventually, from 1944 to 1949, all new engines would be built in unstreamlined form and all the streamliners would have their casings removed. The very last of the 38 locomotives was completed in 1948. The Coronation class was probably painted in more styles of livery than any other engine class, seven in the LMS era up to 1947 and five more during the British Railways era from 1948 onwards. That does not mean that all 38 locomotives were painted in all these different styles; many were specific to just a few engines. The only style that all 38 bore was the British Railways lined Brunswick Green and the entire class was turned out thus between 1955 and 1958. No. 6220 Coronation held the British steam speed record between 1937 and 1939.

The Coronation Class steam locomotives are available in N scale as well as OO scale.

N scale version from Graham Farish (Bachmann) - unstreamlined version only:

OO Scale version (both streamlined and unstreamlined versions) from Hornby:

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:09 AM

Tinplate Toddler
Another blow to our moving plans - the house we had set our eyes (and hearts) on has been sold. Wthout the necessary financial backing, we could not submit a bid on it to keep it reserved. Gone it is!

That's unfortunate Ulrich. When we get our hearts set on something it is very hard when things don't go the way we want. However, i doubt that that house was the only property of its kind on the market in Denmark. Keep looking!!

I must say how disappointed I was to hear that the bureaucracy has fouled up your plans to subdivide Petra's inherited property.

Don't lose sight of your goals! Keep at it!

By the way, how are you feeling these days after your heart surgery? I hope that you are doing much better.

Dave

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:37 AM

Dave - I am sure there will be other equally suitable properties on the market soon. However, this was a near perfect fit in terms of price, layout, condition and location.

The town where my MIL´s property is located, is in desperate search for "undeveloped" real estate, to put up home for our "new" citizens. My MIL´s property is adjacent to a piece of land ideal for a bew subdivision, but it would be the "wrong" kind of people benefitting from developing it, hence the council´s decision. I think I should accept my fate and drop the plan of moving to Denmark and just try to stay alive in an environment turning less and less freindly, especially to older folks.

On the heart issue - I am improving, but still my condition is not what it should be. At least I can now climb a flight of stairs without losing my steam completely.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:43 AM

Good morning .

 

Ulrich .... I am happy to hear your heart conditon is improving. I hope other issues are resolved to your satisfation. ... Thanks for posting photos and the video. I like the 4-6-2. 

Ricky ....... I read your story about the lady with an expired license. Maybe, you should be the one who called the police. I bet your boss is glad you check expiration dataes. 

Everybody ......... Have a nice Saturday. 

GARRY

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:49 AM

ricktrains4824
W*^k - Had a customer threaten to call the police on me. Why? Well, it’s kinda complicated, but I told her "no".....

 

At this point, I would puut the phone on the counter and go back to my sandwitch.

 

ROAR

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Posted by Erie1951 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:58 PM

Good Evening, Crew! Not much mrr work happening on my end right now. I did find a set of out-of-production Microscale Erie RR ALCO decals for an RS2/3 on eBay that I'll get for an undec model project. Yeah It will be an important piece of motive power on my new layout. Next Wednesday I have to go to the VA Hospital in Cleveland to haive two of my lower teeth pulled because of a small but chronic infection under them. Once that's healed, I should be cleared for a date for my hip replacement surgery. I've already picked out a couple of Erie kits to build while I'm recovering, so I'll put together a couple of trays with tools, parts, handrail and brake line wire, etc. to keep me busy at the dining room table since I won't be able to use the stairs to the basement. Smile, Wink & Grin Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Russ

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:17 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Got the front yard cut.

 Wife is really bumming about wanting another American Eskimo. She found the one she wanted and sizes was right at 16 pounds. Luckly he had all ready found is forever home! I think she will take anything at this point. Me, I am not ready for another pet. Yes I would like another 4 legged friend, but just not right now. Sparkie has only been across Rainbow Bridge for 9 days. Plus I would like to visit Ed. Wife will not put a dog in a kennel because they will cause them to die! Yes wife is nuts.

 None smoking Ken posting again.

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:43 PM

Russ,

I hope the dental work goes well, and I really hope the hip replacements work for you. My family doctor recently told me that both my hips are shot. The deterioration is at a level 4 out of 5. I'm not too enthused about having them done in the near future, although I admit my left hip can be pretty miserable some nights. During the day when I am sitting or walking they don't bother me at all.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:59 PM

Good Morning!

Sunday - time for that big and hearty breakfast of crisp fried bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, butter, jams, pancakes, maple syrup, OJ and coffee, lots of coffee, please!

Another sunny day is just starting. I have the windows wide open to let the fresh morning air into the room - nice!

Russ - having a tooth pulled is no fun, but I am sure all will go well!

Let´s take a look at another iconic British steam locomotive today, this time one running on slim rails.

The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow gauge line in northern Wales. The line was constructed between 1833 and 1836 to transport slate from the quarries around the inland town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to the coastal town of Porthmadog where it was loaded onto ships. The railway was graded so that loaded wagons could be run by gravity downhill all the way from Blaenau Ffestiniog to the port. The empty wagons were hauled back up by horses, which travelled down in special 'dandy' wagons. In 1863, steam engines were introduced on the line. These were little 0-4-0 saddle tank engines built by George England and Co. Official passenger services were introduced in 1865. A few years later, these engines proved to be too weak for the growing loads. In 1869, the line's first double Fairlie articulated locomotive was introduced and these double-ended machines have since become one of the most widely recognised features of the railway.

A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies. The locomotive may be double-ended (a double Fairlie) or single ended (a single Fairlie). Fairlies are most associated with the Ffestiniog Railway, which mainly operates Double-Fairlies (and one single Fairlie engine). A Double Fairlie is basically two single Fairlies "bolted together" back to back. It has two fire boxes, but single controls.

Other than a rather crude white metal kit in OO9 gauge and a very elaborate etched brass kit in O16.5 gauge from EDM, there are no RTR locos yet in the market. However, Peco has announced, that these quirky little engines will be made in a cooperation with Kato, being released in 2020, together with the 0-4-0 ST George England engines. The gauge is OO9, that´s 1/76 sacle on 9mm track.

I think I have to start putting some money aside!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:01 AM

Good morning!  No breakfast this morning.  I'll have doughnuts at church.

A nice day predicted.  We may actually get through a day without rain.  It would be nice to see the sun again.

Ken, my wife is the same.  In fact, in September I'm going on a week-long trip to some national parks by myself.  My wife can't leave the dog at the kennel and wants to stay home with Daisy the Dachshund.  I'm actually looking forward to it.  I can eat where I want, stay where I want, drive early in the morning when I want, etc.  Still ... we've been married over 40 years and we've never done this.  It will be an experience.

I hope everyone has a nice and restful Sunday.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:20 AM

Good morning .... 

Ken ..... It is probably best to wait a while before getting another dog. You and your wife are still mourning the loss of Sparkie. 

Ulrich .... Thanks for posting about a very interesting locomotive type. 

John / York 1 ..... Our church has donuts, too, but I still have a small breakfast when  I get up anyhow. 

Today, will be like many Sundays for us. We attend church, and then we drive to Nashville to visit Shelley's family. We will see her Mom who continues to be in a nursing home. Also, our brother in law in Nashville has been in the hospital with heart disease, and we hope to visit him. The rest of the Nashville family is well. 

 

Everybody : ... Have a good Sunday. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:25 AM

This pge is getting a little long in the tooth,

 

Maybe this will pop it up to the top of page sixteen!

 

ROARING

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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