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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:07 PM

4211   TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:31 PM

Do I need a ticket or can I just look at this box car for free?

Lion I am coming to Mandan North Dakota to see my son very soon and I will have my tool bag.  Can I fix the door on the boxcar this time.  I will buy you a bloody prime rib after we fix The Boxcar Door.  I do remember they were very good at the roadhouseYes

A fun Sunday, take care all.     TF

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Posted by up831 on Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:51 PM

Hi Diners,

York-1:  That’s a bummer that you don’t get to see the Big Boy.  It is worth it.

Fiddler: You’re right.  No words are needed except where the pictures were taken!

Big SmileBig Smile

Please inform us to the location of the pics.

Is the wood burner the General or another locomotive, maybe the Jupiter?

Sorry, I don’t have anything to offer on UK railroading.  I’ll learn along with everyone else.

in light of some very recent events, I for one am glad that Steve O in particular and Kalmbach in general, monitor and restrict off topic posts and comments in this forum.  Apparently there’s stuff out there that is very toxic.  Nuff said!

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

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:06 PM

BigDaddy
I was at the top, for a few minutes. There were several posts made several minutes apart last night by one person.

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OK, that makes sense.

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Thank you for letting me know. I was so confused.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:40 PM

I'll take the bullet.  It was me.  I am guilty.  You didn't miss anything. 

Just an old Scotsman with an old vinyl Pink Floyd Animals album, a very expensive turntable and a ten year old bottle of Scotch.

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Sometimes I get up in the morning and say that don't need to be here.

If I get up in the morning and something doesn't need to be somewhere it gets removed very quickly.

 

Sorry if I offended anyone.     TF

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:46 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Folks thanks for the advice about leaving work at work. But I am just not wired that way. Plus what happened could cost me my job! In any other company I have worked causing a $2000.00 deal to be cancled that had money down I would be out the door. Plus it was a Nancy deal.

 Short Version. Customer came in to pay off a $2000.00 layaway that had $100.00 down. They owed $1900.00 but only $1010.00 was taken off there Debit Card and machine said to collect $990.00 from them? Lady was watching her account and $1010.00 was taken out? I paniced and try to cancel the transaction. I called customer support and it was a automated phone hell (sorry Steve O ) and could not get a real person! After 20 minutes her money was back in her account thank god!

 She said "I will go to the bank to get cash". My mistake? I asked if she could get $100.00 bills? When she came back she canceled the sale and said it was because I asked for 100.00 bills? Sigh There is a little more to the story Like the Husband did not want to buy the bedroom stuff and would not use his card for they payment. In fact Jerry was surpised they came back to pay it off.

 When she came back she stated the reason she was canceling the sale I was asked for $100.00 bills! When husband came in to sign for the refund? He stated that had nothing to do with it, he wanted living room furniture anyway!

 Later Ken

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:07 PM

Don't know if you can get it, but it's 8:00 p.m. Central time.  The Smithsonian Channel is showing an hour-long program on riding the Rocky Mountaineer.  It's part of the series "Mighty Trains".  If you're reading this too late, I think you can catch it on demand.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:28 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
BigDaddy
I was at the top, for a few minutes. There were several posts made several minutes apart last night by one person.

 

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OK, that makes sense.

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Thank you for letting me know. I was so confused.

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-Kevin

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LaughLaughLaugh sorry I was confused too

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:05 PM

I like the Burlington Northerns...... Green Machines

TF

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:16 PM

I'm hitting the rack in about 15 minutes.

I'll leave you with this,  more green.

Good night you guys, a good Sunday was enjoyed.

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:00 PM

SeeYou190

How come so many people are claiming to be on the top of the page that are not on the top of the page?

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-Kevin

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Because they're not me.

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, August 5, 2019 1:43 AM

Good Morning!

If no one objects, I´d like to continue with British railway tidbits.

Have you ever heard of the Beeching Axe? No, it is not the British counterpart of Thor´s Hammer in the nordic mythology, nor was it a secret weapon employed by the Saxons in their futile attempt to fend of William of Normandy in 1066.

Baron Richard Beeching was for a short but very notable time was chairman of British Railways. He became quite infamous in the 1960s for designing and executing a plan of reshaping the railways in Britain, which resulted in the closure of 2,363 stations and 6,000 miles of track until the end of the 1960s. This at that time rather unpopular measurement became known as the Beeching Axe, which received a lot of criticism not only then, but up until today. However, it left Britain with a number of preserved lines, which are realms of history of a gone by area of Britain, not only in terms of transport. Various preservation society sprang up in the earyl 1960s and we owe it to their relentless efforts and tenacity, that so many lines and historical engines and cars have been preserved. Most of the lines have gained a lot of economical importance. attracting tourists from all over the world and thus providing a boost to local economies, sometimes way over the importance the lines had while still part of the network. Just to name  a few of those lines - the Llangollen Railway, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Bluebell Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  I think Britain has the highest number of steam engines preserved in working conditions, second to that may be Germany.

Here is today´s video.

Traveling by train is not really an adventure these days, unlike the pioneer days. However, traveling along the Devon coast can be challenging, especially during the winter storm season. The small and idyllic town of Dawlish is situated right on the coast, with  the train tracks acting as a dam to protect the town. When traveling down that line, passengers are advised to keep the windows closed - see here why:

Enjoy!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Harrison on Monday, August 5, 2019 8:00 AM

Howdy Y'all! I tried to post this last night, but the forum was up to it's old tricks.Huh?

I have been very busy (only modeling was cleaning up the train area) but here's video's of me playing Wabash Cannonball on the Banjo and Mandolin.

Harrison

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:25 AM

Good morning everybody ... 

We returned from our trip to Maine (inlcuding NH and MA too.) 

We never got up to Booth Bay. I wanted to see the HO village George works on. The closest we got was Portland, and I road on a two foot narrow guage train there. .... The Cog Railway in NH certainly was a unique and spectacular train ride. 

I'll post photos when I get a chance. 

 

Have a good Monday everybody. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:25 AM

Bacon, eggs, and lots of strong black coffee this morning.

 

Harrison
...here's video's of me playing Wabash Cannonball on the Banjo and Mandolin.

Wow!  I'm impressed.  Lots of work.  I hope you keep up with it.

 

Walking this morning was more like swimming.  Dew point of 70° and hot -- lots of sweating.

The videos of English railroads are interesting.  Is it possible that Baron Richard Beeching's actions actually helped preserve the British railroad industry due to the public's reactions to his cuts?

TF, I don't need to be tired with a bottle of Scotch to regret typing (or saying) things.  I do that fairly regularly with my wife.  As soon as the words are out, I wish I had a "delete comment" button for my mouth.

Jim, I will second that about the moderators.  I read the junk on the other forum.  Several people probably need to step away from their keyboards for a while.  The accusations and insults are depressing.

Garry, I'm looking forward to the pictures.  As I said earlier, I've always wanted to visit Maine.  It is one of just a few states I've never seen.  I told my wife what you said about Bar Harbor.  I always pictured a quaint, quiet place.  I was surprised to hear it's not quite that quaint.

I don't remember reading anything from Lion lately.  I wonder if his doctor visit went OK?

Nothing more this morning.  I have a full day with nothing to do but work on the layout!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:41 AM

Tinplate Toddler
The small and idyllic town of Dawlish is situated right on the coast, with the train tracks acting as a dam to protect the town. When traveling down that line, passengers are advised to keep the windows closed - see here why:

 

You cannot fool me! Dawlish is the name of an Auror in the Hasrry Potter series.

 

ROAR

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, August 5, 2019 10:16 AM

BroadwayLion

 Tinplate Toddler

The small and idyllic town of Dawlish is situated right on the coast, with the train tracks acting as a dam to protect the town. When traveling down that line, passengers are advised to keep the windows closed - see here why:

 

 

You cannot fool me! Dawlish is the name of an Auror in the Hasrry Potter series.

 

ROAR

 

See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawlish

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, August 5, 2019 10:23 AM

York1
Is it possible that Baron Richard Beeching's actions actually helped preserve the British railroad industry due to the public's reactions to his cuts?

Not really! It soon became apparent, that his axing of branchlines was premature in a lot of instances, leaving communities with no access to the outside world. He completely disregarded the brabnchines function of feeder lines. Following the closure of those 6,000 miles of track, British Rail started to become more of a taxpayer´s nightmare than before, which ended in a pseudo-privatization leading to even bigger problems. British Rail is now history again, after a regional split has been introduced - similar to the split done in 1923.

Happy times!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 5, 2019 12:00 PM

up831

Fiddler: You’re right.  No words are needed except where the pictures were taken!

Big SmileBig Smile

Please inform us to the location of the pics.

Is the wood burner the General or another locomotive, maybe the Jupiter?

 

 

 

The Big Boy 4014 was taken at the Union Depot in St Paul.  The picture of the western style locomotive was taking at the Depot in Duluth. 

Not exactly sure what this locomotive is, maybe this picture can clarify things

TF

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, August 5, 2019 3:43 PM

Track fiddler
Lion I am coming to Mandan North Dakota to see my son very soon and I will have my tool bag. Can I fix the door on the boxcar this time. I will buy you a bloody prime rib after we fix The Boxcar Door. I do remember they were very good at the roadhouse

 

Whale... you can email me at lion@broadwaylion.com

 

ROARING

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, August 5, 2019 4:11 PM

Track fiddler
Not exactly sure what this locomotive is, maybe this picture can clarify things

It's a Civil War era 4-4-0 and the 1st loco to operate in Minnesota according to Wiki

A new TV special "Uniting America: The President's Final Journey" goes behind the scenes with the Union Pacific employees instrumental in executing the funeral train for President George Bush. Watch Sunday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 am (ET/PT) on .

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, August 5, 2019 7:38 PM

Hey Harrison!

You are off to a great start in your music 'career'!

I'm so instrumentally challenged I'd have a hard time getting the pick on my finger the right way around.Embarrassed

Keep it up! There are some very talented musicians on the forums.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, August 5, 2019 7:40 PM

I found a new 3rd cousin on 23 and me, a genetic testing service.  My ex prompted me to do it with my son. Forturnately, he tested out as my son.  She was a lot less Italian than she thought.

They send you a list of your relatives, but some of these people only identify themselves by initials and provide no family names or countries of origin. 23andme identifies most of them as 3rd or 4th cousins to distant relatives. 

I share 11 segments with JS who may be a second cousin but provides no information and I am not inclined to message him/her.   Most of the other relatives who share the most DNA have no obvious connection to me, but there is a saying: it is a wise man who knows his father.

They found a third cousin with my grandmother's maiden name in her background.  We exchanged pm's.  If the testing is correct, our great grandfathers were brothers, came from Latvia and settled in NYC and Baltimore.  They both named their daughters Ida, my grandmother's name.

Before she died, my aunt compiled what she knew about my fathers' side of the family.  His father had 8 brothers and sisters, half of which, she knew almost nothing about.  My grandmother, had a brother, Sam, who also lived in Baltimore.  I remember her talking about him, I do not remember seeing him ever.  He never married, but was supposedly a very nice man according to my aunt and uncle.  My mom is past remembering, so she's no help.  As a kid, it never occured to me to ask "Where is Sam?"

I have what they call 246 Neanderthal varients. The important one there is less back hair, and I am grateful for that.Big Smile

The rest of their 'health' attributes are nonsense.  No I am not prone to sneeze in bright light nor have an excepional sense of smell.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, August 5, 2019 8:32 PM

Nice "pickin" Harrison, keep it up!  I pick a guitar once and while, but nothing I want to display.   Back in the day, late 70's, I played in a couple of "garage bands", mostly rhythm and cords, very few times as lead.

I always wanted to play a banjo, never got to it.

I'm in the WI north woods, doing electrical stuff.

Have a great night!

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Posted by Mark B on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:01 PM

I haven't seen any postings from Steven "The Crooner". Does any one know what his status is?

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:06 PM

I thnk Steven's staus is "muy Busy" 

 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:18 PM

Ah. ¿Tú quieres decir Steven es muy occupado, sí? No muy "busy"

Sorry. Just couldn't resist practicing my Spanish. He he.Smile

For those of you that did not quite comprehend my statement, I said: Ah. You want to say Steven is very busy, yes? Not muy "busy" (muy means very).

And on that note, I wonder if we could move the diner to Spain next month? Shouldn't be too hard to get there from where we are now. Quesidillas and salsa on me!

I'm beginning to realize that Windows 10 and sound decoders have a lot in common. There are so many things you have to change in order to get them to work the way you want.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:43 PM

Speaking of busy, where has the year gone? 

Why is fast food not as fun any more? I loved fast food at one time, now it is as they say "meh" One reason as a child we only had it once in a blue moon and we had to travel allll the way in to Houston to find a Mcdonald's and that was a rare treat, ( yes then it was fun and a treat) Then we got a McDonald's in my town, ( we only had a DQ until then), Then a Burger King, then a Whataburger. 

I miss Franco's Flying Pizza in Clear Lake City Tx ( Looks like it is still there But now run by his Daughter, Franca.) . 

Loma Linda Mexican Restaurant, Monterey House. Ninfa's, The Clear Creek Inn, in Kemah ( best seafood along with Hillman's in San Leon, Both washed away By Hurricane Alicia in 1983.)

Just feeling food nostalgic this evening. 

 

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 5, 2019 9:52 PM

BNSF UP and others modeler

Ah. ¿Tú quieres decir Steven es muy occupado, sí? No muy "busy"

Sorry. Just couldn't resist practicing my Spanish. He he.Smile

For those of you that did not quite comprehend my statement, I said: Ah. You want to say Steven is very busy, yes? Not muy "busy" (muy means very).

And on that note, I wonder if we could move the diner to Spain next month? Shouldn't be too hard to get there from where we are now. Quesidillas and salsa on me!

 

 

Si, Esteban es muy occupado. hace mucho que no practico mi espanol. 

 

Estado occupado. 

 

I would need to study up more to remember mine. I can read it better that soeak or write. It has been so long since I have spoken it or used it. 

 

Spain sounds fun for Next month. 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, August 5, 2019 10:26 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 York Could not see the video? Must be my old computer.

 Ulrich With you enjoying Britsh Railway's you might try the Eward Marston book serices called The Railway Detective. Set around 1865 or so and I enjoyed the series.

 Well so far I still have a job. Either Nancy does not know about the mess that happened last week or did not notice or expected the sale to be canceled. Either way I am keeping my head down.

 Never thought I would covet Mulch! This week I bought 10 more bags and had already bought 5 bags. According to Lowes Mulch Calaulator I need 30 2 cubic feet bags for the front of the house so that the Mulch is 3" deep.

 Sparkie The Rocket Dog is close to the end. Crying I hope he gets to pass away in his forever home in his sleep. He came from a rescue when he was 10 years old. As long as he will eat and some what walk we want to keep the poor guy with us. He spent about 4 years being passed to 1 rescue to another. I promised him when we got him this was is forever home, and it is.

 Later, none smoking Ken

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