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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, August 12, 2019 9:39 AM

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Narrowly missed hitting an idiot driver on Saturday morning. Seems that not only was my doing the speed limit not good enough, my signaling that I am making a left turn means that it is okay to pass on the left in a no passing zone as I am executing said left turn...

 

I did not realize that you were driving in Russia...

 Some of these shots are American.

 

ROAR

 HEY... LION is on top....

 

Chinese is for lunch

 

ROAR

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 12, 2019 9:50 AM

You guys have to quit posting videos!  I'm spending too much time watching all these!

Of course, if it's something interesting ...

Nevermind.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:27 AM

Good Evening Folks!

It´s been a quiet day, which I like! No news on the move to Denmark - things progress at a rather slow pace, which is sometimes too slow for my taste.

We are still in Britain.

There are some very scenic routes in Britain, one of them certainly being the former LMS line between Settle and Carlisle, on which the LMS hoped to compete with the LNER on their race to Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle line had a few quite major drawbacks - steep grades, more stops and a few more miles to cover. What was a disadvantage back then finally saved the line, although ist was supposed to be closed under the Beeching Axe.

Come with me on ride on the Settle - Carlisle line!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by maxman on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:06 PM

York1

 

My wife saw me watching this video and asked me how the machine worked.  I wasn't able to explain it to her.

I guess I was just stumped.

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:18 PM

maxman
My wife saw me watching this video and asked me how the machine worked.  I wasn't able to explain it to her. I guess I was just stumped.

 

I'll try to remember that next time I talk to my friend.  He said that if you were having a bad day or week, it sure got rid of your frustrations.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:39 PM

maxman

 

 
York1

 

 

My wife saw me watching this video and asked me how the machine worked.  I wasn't able to explain it to her.

I guess I was just stumped.

 

 

RIMSHOT......

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 12, 2019 2:32 PM

OK Maxman.  If you ever want to meet someone gullible, talk to me.  Your comment went two miles over my head.

That was funny!

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Posted by maxman on Monday, August 12, 2019 5:12 PM

York1
If you ever want to meet someone gullible, talk to me.

I'll bet you're not as gullible as my buddy Tim Burr.

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, August 12, 2019 6:06 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer Please and Rick what ever he wants.

 Rick glad you survied the Richard Head Driver's. I have had my fair sare of enconuters with them! Had a Woman try to pass me on the right side for parking? Really? She had a little 4 banger in a Chevy something and I was not in the Mood! I dropped the hammer in the Town Car. She tried 2 times and did not back off till parked cars where in her way. Normal I would just let her pass me, but I was in a foul mood.

 Sparkie Front We finlly got him to take his med's in cream cheese. Big Smile He all so will eat his dry food if we soak it in Chicken Brooth. Thinking about calling him Sparkie The Chicken Dog. Laugh He seems happy again and alert. So we are happy.

 Later none smoking Ken

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 12, 2019 6:30 PM

Evening guys.

Ron fell asleep and went to his final resting place Sunday afternoon.

He is at peace now.  I'm sure he's going to continue what he loves to do,  his model railroading with no more worries of the world.  I'm confident the man upstairs has provided him with that.

I will always remember my last times with him.  His own happy self.  Ron will be missed and always remembered.

 

 

Today was Judy's birthday and I took her to PF Changs.  That is where she wanted to go and I did not argue.  I was excited to get another hunk of sea bass.

She had the crispy honey shrimp and fried rice.

Here is a picture of her flowers I had her pick out this afternoon at Trader Joe's.  She really liked the black one.

I would not have posted a picture of her flowers but I have never seen the black one with the purple ring and the white dots in the center. 

Does anybody know what this flower is?  I am very curious to know?

TF

 

A picture with the flash,  possibly a little clearer.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 12, 2019 6:40 PM

York1
Just curious -- do you have St. Augustine grass? 

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We had St Augustine grass when we bought the house, it was a beautiful lawn.

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Then we had a terrible drought somewhere in the early 2000s. It was actually illegal (fines possible) to have a green lawn. All watering was banned for several months.

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Every lawn in Cape Coral died.

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A few houses on my road have been resodded, but not many. I will not do it until the properties on either side of me start taking lawn care seriously.

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Now I, like almost everyone in Cape Coral, have a mixture of wild grass and weeds.

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It looks OK in the Summer when mowed. It looks like hell in the Winter time.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 12, 2019 9:08 PM

I'm saddened to hear of Ron's passing, TF.

Track fiddler
I will always remember my last times with him.  His own happy self.  Ron will be missed and always remembered.

Yes, keep his memory with you at all times. I too have fond memories of the times I've spent with now departed dear friends.

Best Happy B-Day wishes to good wife, Judy.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, August 12, 2019 10:35 PM

Hey TF,

I'm sorry to hear about Ron's passing. Obviously he was a great friend to you and you will certainly miss him. It sounds like he was able to offer you a great deal of advice and support, so think of him every time you put his knowledge to use. He will be well remembered.

Dave

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 12, 2019 10:48 PM

Good evening ..

TF ...... Sincere condolences regarding you loss of your friend, Ron..... Also, Happy Birthday to Judy. 

Ken .... I hope things continue to improve for Sparkie.  

GARRY

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:24 AM

Good Morning!

Flo, strong coffee, please! I did not get any sleep last night and now I am absolutely bushed!

TF - I am sorry to hear about Ron´s passing.

Today, we will vist the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man, often referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

The Isle of Man is a railfan´s paradise! Firts of all, there is the Isle of Man Railway, a 3 ft. NG line connecting the capital Douglas and Port Erin. The railway sports rather odd but unique looking 2-4-0 tank engines. built by Beyer Peacock in the 1880s.

But there is a lot more to see!

The Manx Electric Railway is an electric interurban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey. The line is undulating and passes through areas of scenic beauty. Many visitors take an excursion on the trams.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:09 AM
Mr. TF, sorry to read about your friend Ron, but Happy B-Day to Mrs. TF.

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:50 AM

Just coffee this morning.

Great morning for walking.  Saw the blue heron again.

Also a nice day weatherwise -- too bad I have to ruin the day because the lawn needs mowing.  The day is coming when, like Kevin, I'm going to break down and pay someone else to cut it.

I have two neighbors who love yardwork.  Maybe they will pay me if I let them work on my lawn.

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:34 AM

Found this shot of our friendly "Bear" in action. Not too many good AMEs left anymore, but Bear is as devoted as ever!

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Posted by Erie1951 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:33 PM

Good Afternoon, Crew!

TF...My condolences on losing your close friend Ron. Such friends become part of your life and the pain of their passing are the breaking of the bonds that have kept you together for so long.

Ken...Good news about Sparkle the Wonder Dog! Let's see how he does with his meds and keep us posted.

I have two pre-op appointments at the VA Hospital in Cleveland. The one for tomorrow is to have my teeth checked for infectious bacteria that could cause problems with the new hip install. The appointment on Friday is to meet with an orthopedic specialist. I'm pushing to have the surgery done locally, but I expect some push-back on that. Maybe some bench time later on. Have a good one, everybody! 

Russ

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:56 PM

TF: Sorry to hear of Ron's passing, as you say he is at peace now. 

 

 

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Posted by GMTRacing on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:36 PM

TF - Sorry to hear of Rons passing. Belated Happy Birthday to Judy.

Ken - Good to hear Sparkie is having a better time of it. 

Not much to report here though I have driven by a few times without stopping.

Ciao, J.R.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:33 PM

I am very thankful to have friends sending condolences to me.  It's like a breath of fresh air from people I never met face-to-face. 

I like this Forum and the members here.  I will continue to be here.

Thanks guys.  It was not easy saying goodbye to my friend Ron.  I only knew him for two, three years.  My railroad club members knew him a lot longer. 

Ron was such a very good man.  All he ever had to say about anyone was good or he didn't say anything at all.

During the two, three years I knew Ron,  He was the nicest person I would ever wish to meet.

Thanks for thinking of me and my friend. 

Anyone loved never goes away!

A person like Ron occupies the door he just went through.  I'll see him there when it's my timeSmile, Wink & Grin

 

John

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:54 PM

Well, I made it to Nashville.

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Two weeks working with application engineering and a new national account... then to the Atlanta train show.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:03 PM

SeeYou190

Well, I made it to Nashville.

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Two weeks working with application engineering and a new national account... then to the Atlanta train show.

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-Kevin

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Kevin ...... Nashville is a about a 100 miles from here. Mostly via I-24. 

GARRY

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Posted by CNCharlie on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:23 PM

Good Evening,

Ken, great news about Sparkie!

TF, sorry to hear about your friend Ron. 

I've been re-reading a book I bought a month ago. It is called Speed Graphics and Steam 1958. Great photos and narrative of steam in southern Ontario. It is Ian Wilson's latest publication. 

Nothing much new here. I finally fixed a downspout that had been overflowing. I tried using a hose but got serious and took it off and apart. There was a major plug of mud and decayed foliage. It is now on more secure and hopefully will stop some of the water that was going in the laundry room window well. It then flowed down into the floor drain. An exciting life I lead. Next up is a leak in the garage roof. It is a flat tar and gravel roof. It won't be hard to do, just need to do it. The roof is the original, so it is 59 years old. I'm sure the resident squirrel will appreciate it as some of his pine cone stash is getting wet. Mind you he does move things around so perhaps he has done so this time. Once he had built an elaborate nest on one shelf in the lockers and then moved it all to a lower shelf the next year. Basil is one busy fellow. 

Ulrich, I'm enjoying the videos of UK railways. 

Time for tea and tellie, 

CN Charlie

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:46 PM

CNCharlie
There was a major plug of mud and decayed foliage. It is now on more secure and hopefully will stop some of the water that was going in the laundry room window well. It then flowed down into the floor drain.

Deja vu all over again!

Last October we had a real downpour. Something like 5.5 inches of rain in two hours. I repaired the soaked carpet and underlayment, cleaned out the gutters and window well drain and put a plastic cover made for the window well.

 Shop_floor by Edmund, on Flickr

As luck would have it, July 10 brought another cloud-burst! This time 6.36 inches of rain in less than two hours. This time I'm pulling all the underlayment up and installing waterproof plank flooring.

Making progress:

 Model_lab by Edmund, on Flickr

2/3 done:

 Model_lab1 by Edmund, on Flickr

Lived in this house 35 years and never had a weather-related basement soaking. Now, two in less than nine months? Bang Head

Yep! Model Railroading is FUN!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:10 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please.

 TF Sorry to hear about Ron passing.

 Work Front Work was sloooooow. Had only 1 customer today and she did not buy. But she had nice sand domes so it was not a total waste of time. Smile, Wink & Grin I like Sand Domes. Big Smile

 Sparkie The Chicken Dog. Thanks for for his well wishes. He will eat his dry food if it has chicken broth on it but won't touch his canned food that he use to love. Give hin rosted chicken, well he eats it like a great white shark. Even with his pain killer in him tonight when I got home he was alert when I sat next to him.

 Later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:30 AM

Good Morning!

Gee, how I hate those mosquitos! One of those critters found its way into the bedroom and strated to buzz around me at 4am, waking me up. Well, I got it and that one won´t buzz anymore!

Ken - I am glad Sparkie recovered a little bit. He is donating some more time to you!

British Transport Films was an organisation set up in 1949 to make documentary films on the general subject of British transport. Its work included internal training films, travelogues (extolling the virtues of places that could be visited via the British transport system – mostly by rail), and "industrial films" (as they were called) promoting the progress of Britain's railway network.Unfortunately, their excellent work ended in 1981, but remains a treasure trough of information of railroading in the "good old days".

Today´s feature is a film on York Station.

A more recent (filmed and uploaded yesterday!) video shows ex Southern Railway Merchant Navy class "British India" line, a Oliver Bulleid Pacific, which was rebuilt in the 1950s and thus lost her shrewd shroud which earned the Bulleid Pacifics the handle "Spam Cans", pulling a train up north in the Yorkshire Dales, far away from her original turf!

Enjoy!

 

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:47 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q
Kevin ...... Nashville is a about a 100 miles from here. Mostly via I-24. 

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Garry: This trip is going to be ten 12 hour days one right after the other. I am setting up a training center this week, with the first class beginning on Monday. Any free time I have will be consumed by application engineering on the new heavy lift crane they are proving in the same facility.

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I will be back in Nashville (plans anyway, these things change) the following days, and I will be free.

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Sunday September 22nd

Sunday October 20th

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PM me if either of those days look promising.

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gmpullman
Lived in this house 35 years and never had a weather-related basement soaking.

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Well, one good thing about the little house I own is that the basement will never flood!

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So sorry Ed. That looks like a real pain.

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-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:02 AM

I despise water in the basement. When the water table would get high I would get rivulets crosiing the basement. I had a company called Helitech come in and put in their inside drain system prob 10 years ago and I have been dry ever since. second best money I spent. The best money I spent was getting a new sewer line put in. every Feb I would get a sewer clog and up the basement drain it would come. The previous home owners had the line replaced years before but the plumber did not glue the joints on the line so roots grew in. 

 

The day after the Helitech guys finished it came a monsoon, like Ed's 6 inches in 2 hours. I had not a drop in the basement. 

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