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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:50 AM

Garry, glad to hear you are doing better!

gmpullman
and in the background steam locomotives, bells and whistles, etc can be heard!

Ed, for the life of me I can't remember what movie it was this happened in, but I was watching a show that included a scene that had a lash-up of diesels rolling by with the beautiful Chuff-Chuff-Chuff sound of a steam locomotive.  Confused

Ulrich, those lego trains are amazing.  I had no idea they looked that good.

TF, prime rib and crab legs?  Now your talking!  I'll join you for that anytime!

Hope everyone has a good Tuesday.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:03 AM

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Kevin and MLC .... I still would like to show the layout Sunday.  Let me know if it is still okay for you. I can try to communicate with PM’s late tomorrow. 

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Garry, glad to hear you are feeling better. I would love to come up on Sunday. I will send a PM.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:48 AM

Good morning.

Garry,  I'm so glad to hear you're doing better.  Some good positivity this morning is a good thing to wake up toYes

 

TF

 

 

Man the forum was slow this morningSad   I wish I had some of those biscuits and gravy myself MikeDinner

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:57 AM

BATMAN
We have quite a few palm trees around here and they seem to do quite well.

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My next door neighbor in South Florida has a thriving Maple Tree, so why not?

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:12 AM

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Garry, glad to hear you are doing better!

 

 
gmpullman
and in the background steam locomotives, bells and whistles, etc can be heard!

 

Ed, for the life of me I can't remember what movie it was this happened in, but I was watching a show that included a scene that had a lash-up of diesels rolling by with the beautiful Chuff-Chuff-Chuff sound of a steam locomotive.  Confused

 

Ulrich, those lego trains are amazing.  I had no idea they looked that good.

TF, prime rib and crab legs?  Now your talking!  I'll join you for that anytime!

Hope everyone has a good Tuesday.

Adios,


Whoa, top of the page!  Breakfast is on me!

 

 

 

Bacon, Eggs and Polyjuice Potion ???

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:14 AM

Looks like stuff on a shingle to me. How about some more Rocky Mountaineer food

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:09 AM

Good Evening!

Just another ordinary day, just that I am happy Seeing Garry posting and on his way to recovery!

No seafood for me, please. I am not much into crabs, lobsters, oysters and clams. Leave met out when it comes to caviar and octopus as well! My favourite animal protein says "mooh", although I don´t mind the occasional fish ´n chips or tunafish in various forms.  Yessurree, I am a confessing beefeater and I don´t give  a (beep - expletive, deleted) for the carbon footprint! As my late FIL used to say, beef is the best vegetable there is! I like mine as a steak, medium-rare, a typical German beef roll ("Roulade") or an Austrian "Tafelspitz". I also don´t turn down a good hamburger!

 

Happy times!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:26 AM

The LION is going on vacation this Thursday, Him will be gone until Oktober 2nd.

Him will bring a tablet, so him in touch can keep.

 

Going to beautiful downtow Newark, New Jersey. I'll be staying ar Newark Abbey, wich is in a nice quiet street... called Martin Luthar King Blvd.

 

At least I can get to the subway quickly enough.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:37 PM

Tinplate Toddler

Tried to download the Lego Digital Designer software from Lego´s homepage, only to find out they don´t support it any longer! That sucks!

I haven’t checked on the LEGO designer program in years but last I checked (like 3 or 4 years ago...) you could still download the program and use it but no longer order custom sets through it. I don’t know if the program will still work on Windows 10 and other newer operative systems.

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WOAH! Are those CP heritage units! I hope they’ll do some more for the other CP paint schemes and predecessors. I’d like to see some multi mark engines, plus SOO, DSS&A, D&H and all the other CP merger partners!

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:23 PM

well we lost our oldes guinea pig this afternoon. She was 6. 

We had a feeling something has not been right with her for a while. Sunday she started having fluid build up and labored breathing. Took her to the vet yestrday and got some medicine. we made the decision this morning when she would not eat to take her back this afternoon to have her put to sleep. Luckily for us and her we dod not have to make that decision. She died peacfully in her sleep this afternon. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:24 PM

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BATMAN WOAH! Are those CP heritage units! I hope they’ll do some more for the other CP paint schemes and predecessors. I’d like to see some multi mark engines, plus SOO, DSS&A, D&H and all the other CP merger partners!

They are painting up ten in total. Can't wait for one to come to the coast. These brutes are pretty big for my tiny layout but if Jason builds them, I will buy them even though I am a steam guy.Laugh They are beautiful!

Garry glad you are feeling better and hope you keep improving.

Lion, have a good break and send photos.

I love all seafood, living on the coast it is always freshly caught and right into the restaurants. The kid in Ottawa didn't believe our 100-mile rule. That is where the quality drops substantially the further inland you go, so we don't usually eat it once we get a 100 miles inland. He goes for sushi with his friends in Ottawa but can't wait to get some when he gets home, huge difference. That being said, the steak is way better in Alberta than on the coast. On the big island of Hawaii the steak is incredible as they have some large cattle ranches there. We went to a restaurant right on a ranch on Hawaii and it was soooo good.

Henry, enjoying the pics of your trip, keep'em coming.

Time to hit the bike and weights and then the trainroom, just finished playing my guitars for a couple of hours. Retirement is awesome.

All the best to all.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:19 PM

Art Donovan, who signed my autograph book, on David Letterman

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:17 PM

Henry, there was a guy on one of the FB pages that recently took a Rocky Mountaineer trip and bought some Rocky mountaineer coaches and an engine made by Rapido. I think he bought one in the gift shop and the rest online.

 Man, it is sure raining today and for the last three days. I want to take the pool down but it keeps filling up, pools phooey!Laugh

 

Time to get the ice rink ready just in case we get a cold snap this year.

 

I hope we get a cold snap when the kid is home from Ottawa, makes an old man not feel so old when he can still body check his kid into the weeds.MischiefLaugh

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:35 PM

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ecently took a Rocky Mountaineer trip and bought some Rocky mountaineer coaches and an engine made by Rapido.

Only the engine was in the current catalog.  It looks like Rapido made passenger cars in the past in the old paint scheme.  The 40-2 was $159 CA so I guess not DCC, but there was no mention one way or the other. 

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:43 PM

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Kevin and MLC .... I still would like to show the layout Sunday.  Let me know if it is still okay for you. I can try to communicate with PM’s late tomorrow. 

Everybody... Thanks again.

Happy Model Railroading. 

 

 

 

Garry Should be OK for me. I just saw this , it has been a long week and it is only Tuesday so I will be ready for some RR time. 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:50 PM

Howdy .... I just troed sendiong PM's tp Kevin and MLC. I hope thye get them. 

I'm still exhausted from my health issue in recent days. I'll catch up later. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:16 PM

Good to hear from you again, Garry Yes I hope you continue to feel better and the exhaustion goes away.

KEN, I'm turning in for tonight. Been up 31 hours so if you call you will get the machine. Maybe tomorrow.

We had our tree guy over today and took down nine trees! The odd weather behavior is killing off quite a few trees around us. It is looking like we won't have any nice fall color again this year, either Sad

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:23 PM

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Howdy .... I just troed sendiong PM's tp Kevin and MLC. I hope thye get them. 

I'm still exhausted from my health issue in recent days. I'll catch up later. 

 

 

I got it and replied. 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:01 PM

gmpullman
We had our tree guy over today and took down nine trees! The odd weather behavior is killing off quite a few trees around us.

Happening in the mid-Alantic too.  In Virginia there is a Chinese Ash borer killing ash trees, big trees dying on my sons' property, arborist say they are stressed and wants $200 to test the soil and in my neighborhood a bunch of arborviitaes are dying.  We are actually about average for rain, a little higher for temperature, but no run of miserably hot weather

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:46 PM

Tinplate Toddler
No seafood for me, please. I am not much into crabs, lobsters, oysters and clams. Leave met out when it comes to caviar and octopus as well!

Ulrich!

You would never have made it in our house when our kids were young. They loved seafood so it was served frequently. One of their favourites was a mixed seafood dish that had all kinds of tiny previously squiggly bits in it. The boys would hang out in the kitchen when mom was making the dish and steal all the tiny squid and whatever else they could get out of the bowl before it was mixed with the Alfredo sauce. Half of it would be gone before we even sat down! Leftovers, if any, wouldn't last two hours!LaughLaughLaugh Normally our boys were fairly restrained eaters. They would both always leave a small portion of their meals on their plates instead of stuffing themselves. Not so with the seafood!

We have a seafood speciality store just around the corner. It is run by Portuguese people and caters to the large local Portuguese population. Their assortment of fresh seafood is amazing.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:50 PM

Howdy .

(I am awake enough to say this) ..... Ed: Apparently, the tree business is booming. 

Henry... I recall Rocky Mountaineer being as good as any food anywhere. On our trip, it began with a champaign breakfast before oue eastbound train departed from Vancouver. 

MRC and Kevin ..... I just sent PM's again. 

Everybody ... Thanks mush for the well wishes. 

Good night. 

GARRY

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:27 AM

hon30critter
You would never have made it in our house when our kids were young. They loved seafood so it was served frequently.

Dave - my son loved to eat deep fried octopus rings, fish burgers, mussels and other stuff I don´t even dare to look at. My wife made that for him only when I was on a business trip and gone for a few days. The classic seafood is also not native here, we don´t have lobsters, crabs, oysters and the like, just those tiny North Sea shrimps, which I actually do like.

Happy times!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:48 AM

Tinplate Toddler
my son loved to eat deep fried octopus rings, fish burgers, mussels and other stuff

Well there you go Ulrich! Despite your best efforts to ruin his tastes your son survived unscathed!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh Credits to Petra!

We each have our own favourite dishes, and then some that we hate! When I was a kid my mother served liver and onions regularly. I liked the taste but it would go through me immediately with dire consequenses. Something about being able to defecate through the eye of a needle at 40 feet!! My parents never seemed to notice the negative effects it had on me. Ick! Ugh!! I've never quite forgiven them for that!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:07 AM

Dave - my mother hated everything that comes from the sea. She never ate it, but forced us to eat what she half-heartedly had cooked up. I developed an allergic reaction to the taste and the smell of seafood, which gave me a hard time when I was in Japan. I learned to eat a few things because I had no choice then, but even today, I would not order fish in a restaurant if it is not either deep fried, tuna or salmon. In our town, you will have a hard time finding anything else but frozen fish. We have a weekly farmer´s market where you can buy fresh (?) fish fromn a fishmonger, but I don´t trust this guy.

I think I will remain a steak and schnitzel man!

Garry - I am glad to hear you are feeling better!

Happy times!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:51 AM

Tinplate Toddler
I developed an allergic reaction to the taste and the smell of seafood

I'm not surprised!

My mother loved liver and onions. In fact later in life she got it into her head that it was the healthiest meal going so she served it every couple of days! My dad would eat anything as long as it had ketchup on it so he didn't care. Then they had some blood tests done and the doctor couldn't figure out why their iron levels were through the roof, almost to the point of being toxic! My mom would believe anything that she read! "Liver was good for you!!!" Darn near killed the both of them!

The good thing is that my mother is the reason that I learned to be a reasonably good cook. Her cooking skills were limited to say the least, and I figured that there had to be a better way.

What ticks me off now is that my back is so bad that I can't stand long enough to make a whole meal. Ten years ago I was doing most of the cooking. Now I'm not able to do my share. To make things worse, I have had to stop taking one of my back pain medications because it was messing with my depression big time!AngryBang HeadBang Head Now I can hardly move.

Cheers!! (I refuse to be negative about this! I have a train club to run!!)

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:03 AM

hon30critter
The good thing is that my mother is the reason that I learned to be a reasonably good cook. Her cooking skills were limited to say the least, and I figured that there had to be a better way.

That´s why I married Petra Smile, Wink & Grin In over 35 years, I never had a meal prepared by her that I did not eat with great pleasure! She knows how to make something big out of close to nothing. She always adds that one and only ingredient that makes everything taste so nice - love!

Happy times!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:07 AM

Tinplate Toddler
That´s why I married Petra In over 35 years, I never had a meal prepared by her that I did not eat with great pleasure! She knows how to make something big out of close to nothing. She always adds that one and only ingredient that makes everything taste so nice - love!

Ulrich!

You and I have more in common than just trains. We both are blessed with truly great spouses!!!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:13 AM

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MRC and Kevin ..... I just sent PM's again. 

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Got it! Will send reply soon.

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Tinplate Toddler
In over 35 years, I never had a meal prepared by her that I did not eat with great pleasure!

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I have been married 31 years, and I have always been the primary cook in the kitchen. Funny thing is, sine we had the kitchen remodel completed, my wife always refers to it as "her kitchen", but she does not cook any more often!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:52 AM

Back in New England, fish was plentiful and cheap.  That's not true here in Delaware.  I used to get fresh, live lobster for as little as $4 a pound, but it's about $18 a pound here.  Scallops are the same price everywhere.

Diabetes has greatly curtailed my diet, cutting not only sweets, which I ate little of anyway, but basics like bread, rice, beans, pasta and potatoes.  It's not bad at home, where my deprivation diet has become normal, but finding something acceptable at a restaurant can be impossible.  I usually enjoy myself and just double up on the insulin.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:47 PM

Good afternoon from the sunny West Coast. Environment Canada says mostly sunny for the next four days so I will go hop on the Deere and get started on the rather long grass that is a result of all our rain.

We have a few places where we buy fish right off the boat when they come in. Can't beat fresh Salmon on the barbie. Of course when I use to fish a lot, bringing home a 30 pounder always meant having lots of friends over. Sometimes I would give my Mom a couple of salmon and she would can them for me and I had plenty of salmon sandwiches for work for the next year.

I can cook quite well, but my wife's Dad was an executive chef at some pretty hoity-toity places in his career and my wife inherited her Dads cooking abilities that's for sure so she does most of the cooking.

I once had a reaction from eating sushi several nights in a row. My forearms broke out in blisters and so I went to the Doctor and the first thing he asked was had I been eating raw fish? We had a long conversation about where to get the best sushi in Greater Vancouver and he ended up telling me he has had 5 ambulance rides himself from bad food allergies reactions. 

Ed, that cherry picker looks ideal for taking down trees. I think I will see if the rental shop has one next time I have a tree that needs to come down. We had a big die-off of Cedar trees over the last few years. We lost three in the back that were 4' plus in diametre. I just had someone come and fall them and then limbed and bucked them up myself. The city comes and grinds up the branches and the friends take the firewood.

 

I had many times this pile to deal with, the bigger branches were 8 to 10 inches in diametre. It was about a 1000' round trip to the curb and back, the John Deere did provide yeoman service.

Speaking of The Rocky Mountaineer, Wade the guy in this video is a family member that gave us the overnight Rocky Mountaineer trip to Whistler. He is a train manager.

Well, best get outside on this beautiful day.

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All the best to all.

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