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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:26 AM

Humph!

 LION oin the top! LION on the TOP....

 

 

Stickee Buns and Wildebeests for all!

ROAR

 

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

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Posted by Erie1951 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:37 AM

It's a beautiful morning here in NE Ohio...66° and a clear blue sky. Thanks for the well-wishes, Dave and Ulrich! Today I have to clean out the inside of the car and then see about getting down to the workbench. Have a great one, Guys! Smile, Wink & Grin

Russ

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:40 AM

PS.... Russ .... I meant to tell you .... good luck with the tooth extractions. ... I have had some of those. 

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Posted by Erie1951 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:28 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q

PS.... Russ .... I meant to tell you .... good luck with the tooth extractions. ... I have had some of those.

Thanks, Garry. Maybe the tooth fairy will leave a couple of grand under my pillow. Laugh

Russ

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:33 AM

Good morning from my Southern Command

we are in Mississippi this weekend a well known icon of Oxford Ms passed away this past week . They are having a “second line” New Orleans style memorial for him today so we came down to go to that.

good thing we came anyway the dehumidifier had a full bucket at the house. It is normally drained by a hose. Some creature had stuck an acorn in the end of the drain hose out in the yard causing a clog. I had to cut the end of the hose off to remove the acorn. All water came wooshing out of the hose. At least the failsafe is it will fill the bucket and shut off and not leak all over the floor If the hose clogs.

This is the first time hose has clogged since I put it in 

We will be returning to KY later this evening.

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:41 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Got the new printer up and working! Yes What worried me the most is my CD and DVD players are junk. Old ribbon style and had to force the CD player open to install the drivers. All that got load was the drivers and not all of the extra junk they think you need.

 Not crazy about it's ergonomic for my desk. Where I load the paper my turnout  switches are in the way. So the printer is sitting on top of my PCM Big Boy Box. Works well and cannot beat the prices.

 Wife found a American Eskimo she wants? She heard about him but has never seen him? Partners For Pet's has him. She wants to go meet him Thursday. Wants me to do a on line appaction tonight?

 Trains are running great.

 Later none smoking Ken

 

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Posted by saronaterry on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:29 PM

Afternoon, All!

Had a nice visit with our own Track Fiddler today! Spent a couple hours running trains and chatting about same. He had to pick up Judy in Spooner so I told him about the turntable and roundhouse still there. Hope they had a chance to see it.

Thanks for stopping by ,John!! That was FUN!

Terry

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:32 PM

In a week we will be headed off to Banff and the Rocky Mountaineer.  Any advice on what to see in Vancover would be appreciated.

We spent much of the day writing a doomsday letter to my son.  One of my close friends died earlier this year and his wife was clueless as to passwords, bank accounts, insurance policies, important papers, online stuff, etc.  Dale Earnhardt Jr's recent brush with death in a plane crash enforced the need to get this done. 

We visited my wife's niece.  She and her husband both have good jobs, but still huge student debt, two mortgages, not much savings, and 4 kids.  Yet they are selling one of their kids bikes for $350 so they can buy him a $1,000 bike and buying a huge conversion van (another big loan) because they have to take the kids skiing in Colorado and vacationing in the Outer Banks. 

It's nice to make memories for the kids but that's not the way I was raised.  I think I need to get her a copy of the Millionaire Next Door.  The theme of that book is how to live within your means.

One of my grand nieces is on the 'developmental volley ball team'   There are only so many people that can be on a team and if you don't make the cut, you get a ribbon and a place on the developmental team.  Zip it!

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:15 PM

Good evening, Folks—

I hope everyone enjoyed a fine weekend. I met with some friends at the Painesville, Ohio, New York Central (LS&MS Ry.) Depot, 29.1 railroad miles east of Cleveland. Weather was perfect and I was glad to see a nice display that these dedicated people put together.

 Painesville_NYCS by Edmund, on Flickr

The American Legion "999" locomotive was used in many parades in the Cleveland area. I rember seeing it often as a youngster. It was built by the shop forces at the Collinwood backshops.

Had two eastbound freights pass by during the visit:

 CP_8026eb by Edmund, on Flickr

They have a B&O I-5 caboose on the grounds. Here's one for the "prototype for everything" department!

 BnO-I-5 by Edmund, on Flickr

"Who ever heard of cutting away part of the framework for more wheel clearance! The real railroads never did that." Laugh

One gentleman there had some cast aluminum builders' plates for sale. I picked up a Lima one and another from a PRR I1sa. Had a great time chatting about "old railroad days" around the Cleveland area.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:05 PM

Evening Diners.

Had a great weekend with family.  Good food, good company, and festive evenings...... "Let the Good Times Roll"

I got a chance to meet saronaterry this afternoon.  Terry and his lovely wife live off a beautiful lake in Northern Wisconsin.  The type of place you visit and dont ever want to leave, .....he doesn't have to,  you're a lucky man Terry!

 

Terry's layout was really cool.  It went around the entire perimeter of the basement.  It had two peninsulas, a walk-in bay and a separate staging room with under layout departure and returns.  His layout was impressive to say the least and I had a lot of fun.

Terry and TF,  a couple of happy faces after running trains. 

 

 

I made it to the roundhouse my friend.  The map you drew for me worked good.

Thanks for inviting me to your beautiful home.  I had a blast running trains with you today.

 

TF

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Posted by CNCharlie on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:18 PM

Good Evening,

We had a fairly heavy rainstorm here this evening which we really needed. I had to pump some water out of the pond. It acts as a catch basin for water on the lower level patio that happens to right against the foundation. 

Henry, Brent would be the best one to advise on Vancouver as he lives just up the Fraser Valley from the city. I have been there many times and lived there a year but I  was only 16 at the time and the city has changed a lot since then. The  usual tourist attractions such as Stanley Park are great but my wife and I like to go the Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver which is on the north shore. You would likely need to rent a car to get there. If you have time a drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is very nice and at the end you wind up in Squamish where they keep a Royal Hudson loco. I'm not sure if it is running now. Seems to me it recently ran out its boiler tube certification, but I could be wrong. 

Well time for tellie, 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:36 PM

Good Morning!

The sun is just rising and it´s going to be a hot day again. The nights stay pretty cool, so our apartment doesn´t heat up as much as it did last month.

Today, we take another look at an iconic British steam locomotive, the Great Western Railway´s 6000 class, dubbed "The Kings".

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 6000 Class or King is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work and introduced in 1927. They were the largest locomotives built by the GWR. The class was named after kings of the United Kingdom and of England, beginning with the then reigning monarch, King George V, and going back through history. They handled the principal GWR expresses on the main line from London to the West of England and on the GWR main line to Birmingham and Wolverhampton, until 1962 when the class was withdrawn.

The Great Werstern Railway was for Britain, what the Pennsylvania Railroad was for the USA - a "standard" railroad, not for the world, but for the British Isles. GWR steam engines had a strong family look, which gave them a rather sporty, but old-fashioned look. The 6000 class was no exemption, although built in 1927, the locomotives had the appearance of a 1890s engine.

"Kings" are available in N scale (Dapol)and OO scale (Hornby).

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:37 AM

Good morning ..

Henry ... I'm happy to hear  you will be riding on the Rocky Mountaineer. My wife and I rode it in September 2002 from Vancouver to Calgary. It was an unforgettable trip. While in Vancouver, there was plenty of shopping and excellent restaurants. We stayed at a big hotel on the waterfront where the cruise ships dock. .... We took a daytime trip to a large park (Might have been a provincial park) that is popular with tourists. ... We went to Whistler where we stayed two nights, and that was very enjoyable.

I suspect Brent will have suggestions for visting Vancouver. 

 

On the Rocky Mountaineer, we had first class seating in one of the big dome cars. Our seat was at the front of the first dome car in the train, and I took many photos over the roofs of the single level coaches ahead of us. 

Today, the train has a different paint scheme than when we rode on it. 

GARRY

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 AM

TF and Terry ..... I'm glad you guys got together. 

TF ... I recal when you and your wife were in this area, and unfortunately, my wife and I went to Cincinnati at the time. I have felt badly ever since becuase I wanted to ask you here. Maybe, some day you will be back this way and we can coordinate a time that works. 

Ken .... In the past, you expressed a desire to visit. You still would be welcome. 

GARRY

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:06 AM

LION has appointments, errands, a visit to the zoo, and an airport arrival to attend to today. Somewhere in there is a nice rair red juicy prime rib of wildebeest!

 

ROARING

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

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:28 AM

Ulrich ... I meant to post earlier a thanks to you for continuing to post great photos and videos. . The GWR 4-6-0 appears to be a remarkable locomotive. 

Lion ... Enjoy the prime rib. 

GARRY

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:29 AM

Has LION considered ostrich before? Pretty good, actually!

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:45 AM

Good morning.  Cool and cloudy, so it was a pleasant walk on the trail this morning.

Not much going on today.

My old Dodge Durango may be getting ready for the scrapyard.

I'm thinking about a small pickup.  I really miss my old Ford Ranger.  I traded it to a neighbor for two loads of firewood.  I got the better end of that deal.

I haven't been to Vancouver since 1995.  We left on a cruise ship out of there to go to Alaska.  That trip involved a ride on the White Pass and Yukon route.  We then went north to Dawson City before heading to Fairbanks.

If you ever get the chance to ride the White Pass or see Dawson City, it is worth the effort.  The gold rush history is amazing.

Lion, keep your hands out of the tiger cage.  They don't like lions.

Saints Fan John

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 26, 2019 2:08 PM

Nothing quite like another red caboose. 

There is no such thing as too many red cabeeseLaugh

I don't remember what town in Wisconsin I saw this.  It was one of those towns, you blink and you miss it.  It was in-between Cumberland and Spooner.  Of course I turned the truck around to go take the picture.

 

Garry.  Thank you for the invite.  I'm In!  I would definitely like to see your layout next time I'm in your neck of the woods. 

You were spoken of Highly in Wisconsin, in both your work and your character.  I would have to agree with both.  I look forward to it.

 

Lion.  I hope you find your prime rib of wildebeest at the zoo.  Maybe there is wildebeest in North Dakota after allLaugh

 

 

Brother-in laws Wisconsin fresh fish and mini tater tots for lunch today,  almost like fish and chips.

I don't care what anyone says.  The little panfish sometimes are the best and taste just as good on a Monday as a FridaySmile, Wink & Grin

 

YesTF

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, August 26, 2019 4:19 PM

Thanks Charlie and Garry

Yesterday's honey-do list was put new checks in the checkbook, which lives in the kitchen drawer that holds everything essential. 

Last night my wife asked "where's the checkbook?"   I searched all the usual places, including that drawer 3 different times, behind the drawer, two bags of trash, and the recycle can.  My office, plus and the desk drawers there, the laundry hamper and the living room.

I was in her hand bag.  Sigh

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Posted by maxman on Monday, August 26, 2019 5:08 PM

BigDaddy
I was in her hand bag.

Were you half in the bag, or totally?

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Posted by saronaterry on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:05 PM

Track fiddler
I don't remember what town in Wisconsin I saw this

 That's Barronet , Wis.!!

 Glad you enjoyed the visit, too!!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:35 PM

saronaterry

 

 That's Barronet , Wis.!!

 Glad you enjoyed the visit, too!!

Terry

 

 

The funny thing is I remember you telling me that just yesterday but I still couldn't remember the name of the town a day later.   "What a drag it is getting old" Laugh

I did enjoy my visit.  Thanks again for having me.

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, August 26, 2019 7:05 PM

maxman
Were you half in the bag, or totally?

I've been in the bag but I am not allowed in her bag nor am I qualified to load the dishwasher.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 26, 2019 7:21 PM

BigDaddy

 

nor am I qualified to load the dishwasher.

 

 

LaughLaughLaugh  I like that one.  I am not allowed to do the dishes anymore either.

Do you think when I melted the Tupperware more than once it was an accidentLaugh

Some guys are smarter than the average bear........ No offense to the Bear of course.  I don't think there will be none taken.  In fact I think he will appreciate this one.  Hopefully we'll get a forum funny out of the dealYes  I must admit I miss that big ol Bear lately.

 

TF

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:09 PM

So I am back at w*rk today and I am servicing some of our outlying clinics. I am working on a drug screen machine that the manufacturer had sent a replacement unit. 

I hear inteh background "ding ding ding ding, chuff  chuff."

So joking I say " Ok who is watching UP Bigboy on youtube."

 

Well it turns out the DR is watching it. He was astonihsed that I could tell what he was watching. 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:25 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Well I have had worst days and no one was shooting at me.

 Worked Sucked Rail Spike.

 Terry and TF Glad you guys got to meet.

 Gary, or is it Garry? I think you correct me at one point? Whistling Yes I would still love to visit. So far life is getting in the way.

 Looks like I may be a new Doggy Daddy. Big SmileConfusedConfusedBang Head Yes I have very mixed emotions about it. Pop Corn is suppose to be a American Eskimo. We have not meet him yet but the person from the rescue told us he weigh about 20 pounds. Then she added "With his fur may be 25 pounds"? Then she said he was 12" at the shoulder, then that went to 15"?

 I should never had filled out the on line adoption application for my wife. If I was smart, I would have lied and said I did. Filled out the application last night and today got a E-Mail we have a dog? Really that fast? Last time we had to meet Sparkie, the rescue had to visit our home then leave Sparkie with us.

 Don't get me worng, I still love dogs! I just don't think Sue can handle a health, strong dog that is this large. Sparkie had not been able to see and could not walk well for the last year. I know she has forgotten what a health dog is like. Much less a 15% larger dog!

 Later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 26, 2019 11:01 PM

Evenin' Folks

cudaken
Don't get me worng, I still love dogs! I just don't think Sue can handle a health, strong dog that is this large.

Ken, seriously, you really need to think this plan out. My wife's sister is recovering from a broken hip. She was walking her dog, dog went left while she went right — slipped, fell and broke her hip and has many bruises.

My sister had a similar accident last winter, walking the dog, dog tugged the leash, she hit some ice and fell. Broke both her wrists.

Really, considering your own health and well-being do you think owning a large dog is a good choice? Just offering some unsolicited advice.

You're always welcome to visit here. I'll keep the marker lights on the caboose lit.

 CPR_4-6-4b by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, August 26, 2019 11:35 PM

Good Morning!

What a night! It was too hot in our place to keep the windows shut, but leaving them open invited an army of mosquitos that buzzed around me, keeping me from getting a good night´s sleep.

Today, I am going to present my last, but certainly not least icon of British steam locomotives the LNER class A4 Pacific.

The Class A4 is a class of streamlined 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1935. Their streamlined design gave them high-speed capability as well as making them instantly recognisable, and one of the class, 4468 Mallard, holds the world record as the fastest steam locomotive. Thirty-five of the class were built to haul express passenger trains on the East Coast Main Line route from London Kings Cross via York to Newcastle, and later via Newcastle to Edinburgh, Scotland. They remained in service on the East Coast Main Line until the early 1960s when they were replaced by Deltic diesel locomotives. Several A4s saw out their remaining days until 1966 in Scotland, particularly on the Aberdeen - Glasgow express trains, for which they were used to improve the timing from 3.5 to 3 hours.

There are some doubt´s about Mallard´s world record of 126mph, but even at 125mph, Mallard remains the fastest steam locomotive ever in fregular service.

A4 Pacifics are available in N gauge and OO gauge.

N gauge version from Dapol:

OO gauge version from Hornby:

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by herrinchoker on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:35 AM

Henry,

Phrases like, "have you seen---do you know where----can cause a case of the Grand Clong, the absolutely most frightening words a man can hear are--Oh-Oh!

herrinchoker

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