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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:14 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q
 

Meanwhile, I took these photos in York, Maine last week. 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry

I must say that looks better than anything I've done lately

 

Yes TF

 

I am happy you had fun.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:24 PM

maxman
My doctor did advise me, however, that I should refrain from frying bacon in the nude.

Good advice!!!CryingLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Thanks for the laugh!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:29 PM

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Hi all, Speaking of cogs, did anyone catch the N.W.S.L. update on the N.W.S.L. closing thread? No replies or comments to an important cog in the great circle of model railroading life. Thought you might want to know what Davd replied.

Here is the thread:

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/275050.aspx?page=2#3167268

This is really great news!!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:12 PM

Post Hog, Post Hog.  TF's on top.

ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused     You know...... that's really all I had to say.

 

Lion I got your reply. 

TF will look you up when him in Mandan to visit son of his.

When Son of TF, Lion and TF in Mandan,  Boxcar Door will be fixed.

Afterwards, bloody prime rib enjoyed by son of TF,  Lion and TF,   paid by TF.

 

My best I tried KidLaugh   Forward to the day I lookYes

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:37 PM

The last post was sincere to Lion.  I was trying to be funny and I'm sure He can appreciate it.  I do want to meet up in North Dakota.

 

I just got an email from my Railroad Club host.  My dear friend from my Railroad Club fell off a ladder yesterday.

He hit his head on the cement floor in his garage so hard he has been in and out of surgery to remove the clots from his brain. He is now in intensive care.  He is not coherent.

This man is so dear to me, you would not even know.  He and I are always joking.  Two train shows ago, I told him when I grow up I want to be just like him.  I said it in a joking manner but I really meant it.

He laughed and said,  when I grow up John I wont be around, then you can take over.  I laughed,  we both laughed and then went about the train show.

This guy really means something to me every Sunday when I go to the railroad Club. As I've gotten older I have found I don't have so many friends anymore. 

Ron is a really good friend of mine and I need you guys to pray for him.

I cannot lose this friend.  I just need to see Ron back at my Railroad Club on Sunday.

Thanks for your Prayers.

 

John

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:44 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Maxman Sure glad you did not go into greater details there.

 Work Front Seems the fall out is starting to rain down on the canceled $2000.00 from last week. Nancy called me today for the details. Hour later next week schedule was faxed over. I have been cut back to two days a week. I can hardly make it on 3 days a week and need 4 days. 2 days a week I an screwed.

 I cannot blame them. I opned my mouth and stuck my foot right in it. Did not seem that way at the time. But we all know about hindsight don't we.

 I have to be honest with my self, I should no longer be in sales. As I have gotten older I have also gotten gruffer with people. Plus I have been with the company for 6 years and they are doing nothing but trying to sale there bulidings and cutting cost. This company is doomed and it is dragging my sprit down with it. Total Advertising budget is around $400.00 a month?

 It is time for a change in many ways.

 Far as Sparkie. When I got home he seemed more alert. Maybe he will fool us again. But at 15 years and 6 months you never really know.

 Later confused about life but still none smoking Ken

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:01 PM

Track fiddler
I just got an email from my Railroad Club host.  My dear friend from my Railroad Club fell off a ladder yesterday. He hit his head on the cement floor in his garage so hard he has been in and out of surgery to remove the clots from his brain. He is now in intensive care.  He is not coherent.

Hi John,

That is not good news. I hope your friend makes a speedy and full recovery!

Dave

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:07 PM

Good evening ...

TF /John .... I’m very sad to read about your good friend, Ron.   Prayers for him..... Also thanks for your earlier comment about my photos. ... I hope your wife’s blood pressure is okay now. 

Ken ... Good to hear you continue being a non-smoker !  

Mr.  B ... I would have liked seeing more trains in Maine .  However, it was a family trip , and we did other stuff.  I got the family to ride the Cog Railway by my paying for all 10 tickets. I did the Portland two foot gauge train while the women shopped and other men went deep sea fishing.  

Everybody.... Have a nice night. 

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:27 AM

Track fiddler
As I've gotten older I have found I don't have so many friends anymore. 

It's not something I dwell on but I often reminisce about now deceased friends. I'm only 63 and I know more dead people than living. Sad but true.

I hope Ron makes a full recovery, TF. Angel

 

Garry, I was last at the M.W. Cog Railway in 1986. Not much has changed Smile

 Cog_rail_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr

My dad was a fan of the Maine Two Footers and he spent a lot of time there in the late 1930s.

Here's a photo of a similar caboose, No. 558, taken at Rangeley, Maine a few years earlier (1933!)

 SR_RL_558 by Edmund, on Flickr

Hey, who stole the stove pipe!

 SR_RL_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr

Regards, Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:00 AM

Nice caboose pics Ed! I wonder what the reasoning was for laying the floor diagonally? Probably had something to do with structural integrety.

One more sign of aging, or more likely drinking too much. I needed a few 3mm LED bezels to complete the control panels for the club. Well, since you can't order a 'few', I ordered 100. The order arrived a couple of days ago. So far so good, except yesterday morning I got another order for 100 3mm LED bezels. So, now I have 3mm LED bezels coming out of my....... you fill in the words! Obviously the right hand isn't in touch with the left hand, and apparently neither are in touch with my brain!

Oh well! anybody need 3mm LED bezels? They are free to a good home!

Now for the real truth - I am questioning why we need the bezels at all! Drilling 3mm holes and just popping the LEDs into them seems like a fine solution. The panels will look more 'delicate', i.e. not quite so cumbersome as they do now. I'll have to do a test before we make the final panels.

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Posted by GMTRacing on Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:01 AM

Good Morning All,

   A regular to go please Zoe. Nothing to report on the layout front as I was here at the shop late last night cleaning the result of a major roof leak. We've had issues all along here but we replaced the roof and did some other work all of which is good. The roof drains however we revised and now we realize the drain pipes were never correct to begin with. We had a torrential downpour late yesterday afternoon and the water backed up in the pipes and cascaded around the down tubes. We will now get to revise the system but it's an unanticipated snag. In the mean time the unit room where I store all the bearings and gearbox parts got a soaking so I was tossing cardboard boxes and draining bins for a while yesterday. Yikes. 

TF - prayers for your friend Ron. Hope he pulls through ok.

Ken - I've always found when one door closes another opens. I agree job hunting is in order. At least the job scene seems better than last time you had to look. 

Nice pics of the cog and 2' stuff. But why does Ed insist on showing his dads cabooseWhistling.

  All for now. Lots to do today.      Best, J.R.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:10 AM

 

ROAR

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

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by GMTRacing on Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:20 AM

For a subway there sure is a lot above ground. What part of North Dakota is that? It looks a lot like it might be the area known as Queens?

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Have already eaten breakfast, so just coffee this morning.  Warm and muggy -- really worked up a sweat walking this morning.

 

hon30critter
One more sign of aging, or more likely drinking too much

I know what you mean.  Sometimes it's a nice surprise to receive something in the mail I forgot I ordered.

 

cudaken
 It is time for a change in many ways.

Ken, it may be that you are ready.  Many years ago I decided to make a change. However, it seemed like roadblocks and fears held me back.  Finally, I went ahead and changed, and it was the best thing I have done.  I hope you find an answer.

 

Track fiddler
Ron is a really good friend of mine and I need you guys to pray for him.

Will do. We'll pray for the best outcome.

 

gmpullman
It's not something I dwell on but I often reminisce about now deceased friends. I'm only 63 and I know more dead people than living. Sad but true.

 

Ed, I know what you mean!  I am realizing it in my own life.  Of course, I'd rather be the one reminiscing than being reminisced about.

 

Have a good day today.  Time for another cup of strong black coffee.

York1 John       

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:43 PM

Good Evening!

It´s been a muggy day here as well. I tried to go for a walk, but got steamed up pretty quick, so I headed back home.

Ken - I am sorry to hear about the way your job is turning into a drag. Maybe it´s the time to look for a new challenge. Keeping my fingers crossed!

TF - a prayer for your friend Ron!

Just another Britsh steam video to end the day!

Enjoy!

Happy times!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:47 PM

GMTRacing

For a subway there sure is a lot above ground. What part of North Dakota is that? It looks a lot like it might be the area known as Queens?

 

 

Eh?  It is in Brooklyn approaching Coney Island, either on the Sea Beach or on the West End, I forget which, they kinda twist around each other.

 

RORA

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Posted by GMTRacing on Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:47 PM

Ok.  At first glance it looked a lot like what I remember as the approach to the large service yard just off the road to JFK. That's in Queens. On the other hand since I'm incorrect, I will use the excuse that I'm normally far too busy with road traffic to pay much attention. Huh?

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:16 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Still feel a little lost today. I knew at some point I would need to look for a new job. Now that it is time I am at a lost to know what I want to do? Confused I don't want to be in managent any longer, nor sales. Maybe a security gard? That way if I see someone in the store I can yell Get Out Of Here! Big Smile If I was a Armed Securiy Guard it would be Bang, Get Out Of Here!

 Wife wants a nother dog after Sparkie is gone. Plus she want's a youger dog but not a puppy. My self, I am not that sure I want another dog. My fear is she won't be able to handle a younger dog. Woman can not walk worth a dang and she will not let a dog run free in the back because "It might get away". Sparkie was only 17 pounds when we got him and she could hardly control him on a leash.

 Later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:49 PM

Ken  Sorry to hear about Sparky.  I actually hurt my back this week lifing Toby in the car so he could see the Vet for his arthritis.

You can rescue a senior dog for really cheap because no one wants them.  The upside is you get a house broken dog well past the puppy chew it up stage.  The downside is they aren't going to be around a long time, but they still deserve love.

MR:  I'm in a slump

Edit good diner story.  My wife had lunch with a neighbor who is about to move.  Doesn't matter where she came from, but she is in her 50's and has lived here for 30 years.  She is moving near a restaurant known for ice cream and hot dogs.

Neighbor:  "I never had a hot dog and don't know what they are made from.  I hear they put the whole goat, including the hooves in it."

I cannot eat a hotdog without a smile on my face and a picture of a skinned goat being loaded into a giant meat grinder now.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:58 PM

Ed ... Thanks for posting your pictures of the Cog Railway and the Two Foot Gauge.  ... Now the cog railway has its track switches powered with a hydraulic mechanism instead of workers doing heavy manual labor to switch the track. ... The two foot caboose has room for one person on just one side . I was going to sit there for my ride , but changed my mind when I saw the forward facing window pane had been replaced with plywood .  I can’t take pictures through plywood. LOL 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:23 PM

BigDaddy
I cannot eat a hotdog without a smile on my face and a picture of a skinned goat being loaded into a giant meat grinder now.

I made some goat sausage some years ago. Mighty tasty, I'll admit. One batch I seasoned so it was like gyro meat so I could cook the sausage, slice it and put it in a piece of pita flat-bread, add onions, diced tomato and some cucumber sauce and have a nearly authentic gyro.

Dinner Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, August 9, 2019 12:29 AM

Good Morning!

I think we are in for a nice day today - good!

Dave - I just discovered you message. I treid to reply, but the system wouldn´t let me.

Some more British steam tidbits for those who like this journey through time.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, steam in  Britain was enjoying its Indian Summer, as the much loved steam engine gave way to the alien Diesel and electric locomotives. In Great Britain, interest in railways was on the increase and the then novel British television was persuaded to entertain its audience with pure railway films. And so, a TV show named "Railway Roundabout was born! For 5 years, from 1958 to 1962, Patrick Whitehouse and John Adams produced films of all aspects of railways, presenting 10 25 minute shows a year. The films now have become a part of Britain´s national heritage.

Enjoy Railway Roundabout of 1958 - the first year!

 

Happy times!

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, August 9, 2019 2:16 AM

Tinplate Toddler
Dave - I just discovered you message. I treid to reply, but the system wouldn´t let me.

No need to reply directly. I'm sure you will keep us posted in the forums.

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, August 9, 2019 2:26 AM

I discovered how to lose some weight! All I have to do is send Dianne on a trip! She is in Alberta right now attending a niece's wedding (my back wouldn't let me go). Since she left I have hardly eaten anything!

I'm not sure how well that would work out in the long run, but I don't have to worry. She's back Saturday.

I have to admit that I have lost my interest in cooking. My back problems mean that I can't stand long enough to do the work. When I do cook, I have to do most of the prep work sitting down and by the time I have finished grilling or cooking something I can hardly walk.Bang HeadBang HeadBang HeadAngrySuper Angry

I'll have to push myself harder. It's not fair to Dianne. I hate the idea of taking more pain killers.

Dave

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Posted by York1 on Friday, August 9, 2019 9:08 AM

Good morning.  I've already eaten, so just black coffee today.

The walk was beautiful this morning -- fairly cool, lower humidity, lots of birds.

 

BigDaddy
Neighbor:  "I never had a hot dog and don't know what they are made from.  I hear they put the whole goat, including the hooves in it." I cannot eat a hotdog without a smile on my face and a picture of a skinned goat being loaded into a giant meat grinder now.

 

I've had some food snobs try to influence me not to eat hot dogs.  They have said, "Don't you know what is actually in them?"

I usually tell them, "Yes.  That is what makes them so good."

When I grew up, our family butchered meat to eat.  I learned there wasn't much on an animal that couldn't be eaten.

How's that for an appetizing topic when you're ready for your breakfast sausage?

Hope everyone has a good day.  Today is grass-cutting day for me, but then I have nothing but time for layout work.  Working on a scratch built motel.  Lots of doors and windows.

York1 John       

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:37 AM

There is a lot more to firing a steam engine than just to shovel coal into the fire box. Proper firing is an art, aimed at matching steam generation with steam consumption while at the same time keeping coal consumption as low as possible. To a nebie this must have been like squaring a circle.

The London, Midland and Scottissh Railway produced an educational film which provides a nice insight into the art of firing a steam engine.

Enjoy!

 

Happy times!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, August 9, 2019 5:47 PM

Good afternoon ..

Dave .... Well that;s one way to lose weight. .... I hope you can get your back problems corrected. Surely, the doctors can do somthing for you. Prayers for you. 

Ulrich .... Thanks for the interesting video about firing a steam locomotive. 

Everybody .... Have a nice evening. 

 

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Posted by maxman on Friday, August 9, 2019 7:20 PM

York1
I learned there wasn't much on an animal that couldn't be eaten.

Does the "moo" taste like chicken?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, August 9, 2019 7:48 PM

York1
I learned there wasn't much on an animal that couldn't be eaten.

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When I was in Boy Scouts, we learned that all the flesh on all mammals covered with fur was edible.

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There were five exceptions.

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I remember one of them was Polar Bear Liver, it is toxic.

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I cannot recall the other four, and they never taught us how to kill a Polar Bear.

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-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:04 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 Sparkie has told us it is his time to cross the Rainbow Bridge. We are heart broken, but it is his time. He will not eat his food, but he ate my chicken? Cannot hardly stand so it is time. Daughter and wife where to do the last trip while I was at work today, but things got in there way. So Sue and I will take him Saturday. Not looking forward to getting up Saturday. Sigh

 Daughter had a Mammoram today and they saw something they did not like. Took more photo's? That was the reason she could not take Sparkie and the Wife to the Vet today.

 Postive note. My hours where only cut next week due to my eye exam this coming Monday.

 Don't want to get up Staurday none smoking Ken

 

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