Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Welcome to Jeffrey's Trackside Diner for September, 2019 in Spain Locked

15918 views
512 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: 53° 33′ N, 10° 0′ E
  • 1,487 posts
Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 20, 2019 12:02 PM

Water Level Route
Squid ink soup

Thanks, but no thanks! Not for me - yuck!

Worse than the squid ink soup is, at least for me Angulas a lo Pobre, that´s baby eels.

Again, thanks, but no thanks! I´d rather have a

Edit: I think I got top of the page, so it´s burgers for everyone!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • 589 posts
Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Friday, September 20, 2019 1:31 PM

Found these interesting autoracks that AFAIK, are Spanish...

Image result for spanish freight trains

Given the choice, I think I would rather have my car transported on US autoracks. The ones above seem a little too skimpy...Tongue Tied

IDK, maybe they don't have idiots and vandals across the pond...?

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.

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: 53° 33′ N, 10° 0′ E
  • 1,487 posts
Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 20, 2019 1:41 PM

BNSF UP and others modeler
The ones above seem a little to skimpy...

I doubt that Daimler Benz or BMW would ship their quite expensive cars with them if they were "skimpy". They are widely used in continental Europe and are actually quite sturdy.

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Georgetown, Maine
  • 444 posts
Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, September 20, 2019 4:54 PM

Ulrich,

There is about $250.00 worth of elvers in that skillet. This spring the fishermen were getting $1600++ per pound for them. Most nights the catch is 25-40 pounds.

They have to be kept in tanks of circulating water, that is oxygenated. A real PTA to keep.

I kept fishing with a otter trawl off shore.  Breaded squid fried in bacon grease is quite good.......dipped in egg wash, fried in Panko crumbs.

herrinchoker

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 6,086 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Friday, September 20, 2019 4:54 PM

Tinplate Toddler

 

 
BNSF UP and others modeler
The ones above seem a little to skimpy...

 

I doubt that Daimler Benz or BMW would ship their quite expensive cars with them if they were "skimpy". They are widely used in continental Europe and are actually quite sturdy.

 

 

Maybe trains in Europe don't get pelted with rocks by morons the way they do in North America and these auto carriers are all they need. The terrain they cross is also a factor. Rocks, branches and a whole host of other projectiles that nature can throw at trains as they venture thousands of KM across the country may have something to do with it.

Also having to remove two feet of snow before they can be unloaded cost money.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • 5,731 posts
Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, September 20, 2019 5:24 PM

I must say I was shocked to see open auto racks. 

A guy who bought a private rail car told me that windows have to be 1" bullet proof glass.  What happens if they miss the window and shoot low? Kim Jong Un's passenger car may be bullet proof but private varnish is not. 

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: 53° 33′ N, 10° 0′ E
  • 1,487 posts
Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 20, 2019 5:36 PM

BATMAN
Maybe trains in Europe don't get pelted with rocks by morons the way they do in North America and these auto carriers are all they need. The terrain they cross is also a factor. Rocks, branches and a whole host of other projectiles that nature can throw at trains as they venture thousands of KM across the country may have something to do with it. Also having to remove two feet of snow before they can be unloaded cost money.

Such things don´t happen here. Just imagine Mother Nature throwing whatever at a highspeed train barreling down the track at 200mph. Cars are shipped throughout Europe in these carriers and damage is literally unheard of.

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • 2,443 posts
Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 20, 2019 9:06 PM

Christmas is coming Kids.

My Judy just informed me she has never been to Disneyland.

Kevin let me know in a previous post that is in California. 

I will be taking her to Florida to Disney World for Christmas this year.  I'm interested in seeing Epcot Center again.

We will go to Mandan North Dakota to see our grand child before that.  Very achievable, looking forward to it.

I am going to be smart this year and get to where I'm going before Christmas so the town is not closed like last year in Branson Missouri.

I like to drive out of winter but I will drop off the rental car and fly back home this time.

 

I will be in Kevin's home state of Florida for Christmas this year.

 

 

Track Fiddler

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 5,516 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 20, 2019 9:12 PM

Track fiddler
I will be taking her to Florida to Disney World for Christmas this year.  I'm interested in seeing Epcot Center again.

.

If you want to meet up in Orlando, dinner will be on me.

.

-Kevin

.

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • 2,443 posts
Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 20, 2019 9:43 PM

Sounds good to me Kevin. That is so kind of you.  I think I'll buy.

This is one of Judy's dreams she has always dreamed about from childhood.  She never made it there.

I will fulfill it for her.  I always like to give my Judy a big Christmas present.

I will be in contact with you Kevin.

 

Thank you

 

 

TF

 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • 5,731 posts
Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:39 AM

Good morning.  Television question for the rest of the world.   In the US we have a phone company, a couple satellite companies, a big cable TV company and many smaller companies.  None are government owned.

The companies sell internet connections and various packages of TV channels.  The more channels the higher the cost.  In the last few years people are "cutting the cord" as it is called here, and buying the bare bones, local TV channels and then streaming on the Internet connection one or more services like Netflix, Apple TV, YoutubeTV, or Roku.

How is it done 'over there'?  Is there competition or just one company or does the government supply the cable/internet?  Are other streaming services available like Hulu or Roku?  Pretty sure Netflix is all over the civilized world.

 

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: 53° 33′ N, 10° 0′ E
  • 1,487 posts
Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:15 PM

Good Evening!

I had a lengthy talk over the phone with our friend down south - the one we want to move with to Denmark. We all agreed that we should do as soon as possible, whch could be in Spring 2020. I can´t wait to turn my back and say goodbye to Germany. More and more Germans feel that we and the number of well trained and highly educated and qualified people leaving each year is higher than in the early 1900s!

BigDaddy
Television question for the rest of the world. In the US we have a phone company, a couple satellite companies, a big cable TV company and many smaller companies. None are government owned.

We have a big nationwide operating, privately owned cable TV company and a number of local ones. They usually offer different packages, including subscription based services and pay-per-view services. Netflix is gaining market share, but  the other services you mention in your post are largely unknown. Amazon Prime is one of the subscription based services, but there may be others I am not aware of. We don´t watch TV and our TV set has not been connected since 4 years. There are  a number of stations I can get through the Internet, but as these are mainly the government run stations, I don´t care for them. I don´t need propaganda on my screen.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 8,875 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:26 PM

BigDaddy
In the last few years people are "cutting the cord" as it is called here, and buying the bare bones, local TV channels

Don't forget there's still OTA over-the-air digital programming available.

I don't "buy" bare-bones but I have an antenna (three, actually) and although I'm 35 miles from the transmitter I get excellent reception of 54 terrestrial channels without any monthly fee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television

I recently "wired-up" my father-in-law's TV with a $40 antenna and a $35 amplifier. He was paying $110/mo. cable for worthless trash now he gets his worthless trash for free Surprise

Cheers, Ed

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Pacific Northwest
  • 666 posts
Posted by SPSOT fan on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:28 PM

BigDaddy

How is it done 'over there'?  Is there competition or just one company or does the government supply the cable/internet?  Are other streaming services available like Hulu or Roku?  Pretty sure Netflix is all over the civilized world.

Well as someone who lives overseas in the Middle East And has previously live in south Asia I can tell you not much is different! Yeah we got almost all them streaming services and a gov’t internet/phone company and also many private ones. And there a lot of Netflix and such. Of an interesting note is that Netflix actually varies from country to country, so some thing that are not available on Netflix in the US are over here! Living overseas is fun (except the lack of LHSs)!

 

I see NWP SWP has a stereotypical teenage life full of drama and the like! I believe I’m a bit younger than Steven (high school junior), and I guess I’ve been spared some of that junk! Yes Vaping and the like are a big issue in my school too, though non of my friends do it (as far as I know...). Usually when people talk about that kind of stuff I just kind of don’t contribute. I am lucky that most of my friend kind of avoid that stuff!

Well when life is a little bit hard I usually just go up to my room and run my trains in circles! Usually calms me down and gets me excited about something! I hope everyone else is getting some good train running time in this weekend!

Regards, Isaac

I model my railroad and you model yours! I model my way and you model yours!

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 6,086 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:44 PM

Good afternoon from the soon to be raining West Coast.

Just finished a mega ride on the bike and have to cool down and hit the shower so here I am soaking wet. I put a towel on my chair to get the drips.

Isaac, I use to come home from school and turn the trains on as I also found it relaxing to have one running while doing other things.

As far as TV goes, we have bare-bones as all I need is Hockey through the Winter. We have Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime that we get for free because we buy so much from Amazon. The kid did two Amazon Productions, "The Man In The High Castle" twice and "Loudermilk" they pay really well. I think we are going to dump Crave as we watched what we wanted to on it.

The kids can watch the three subscription services from Ottawa and Victoria and so can Grandpa as we pay for four viewers. They also have Firesticks but I don't know much about how that works as I have not watched them.

We have good competition in the internet/TV/phone biz so we have changed a few things over time but not much as they will always price match.

As far as kids behaving badly, I remember my two buddies and I climbing up from a secluded beach once and came across two idiots vandalizing some BCR property where the trail had to cross the tracks. They saw us and took off, we caught them, called the police and they were charged. We were just teenagers at the time. Another time three of us went for coffee and a shoplifter came running out of a store with the tubby manager in hot pursuit. We hopped in my truck and drove along behind him until he got tired and then we stopped, got out and chased him on foot and held him until the RCMP came. There were a few others like that as well over my 62 years. I could never stand by and watch someone stuff something into their bag and leave. I reported a shoplifter at Costco once and they took me to security where I pointed him out on the video and they knew the guy as a "regular" and just said thanks.

TF, I hope you have a great time at Disney. Our friends go there all the time even without the kids now they are grown, The wife loves it, him not so much but he loves her and that's good enough. It always cost them twice as much as they budget for, good thing they can afford it.Laugh

Vaping has killed a few young people quite suddenly up here. They are getting their lungs coated with some chemical and that does them in. Nasty stuff. The Government is moving fast to try and get it under control. 

Lots to get done today and we are going to our favouite Greek restaurant with the gang tonight and even some of their kids are in town and coming along, it use to be fun when all our kids were still at home and Saturday night would roll around, there would be about ten adults and 14 kids over. The men would watch hockey and drink Rum, the women would talk dogs and drink wine and the kids would be in the pool or playing board games. Life was good....still is.

All the best to all.

Image may contain: train and outdoor

 

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 6,086 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:57 PM

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 10,246 posts
Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:55 PM

When I worked for Sears Canada I was involved in several situations where security needed backup to contain shoplifters who weren't too happy about being caught. One day I was trying to pin down a young fellow who was fighting me with all his strength (and I was using all of mine too). Strange thing was that he wasn't trying hit me, but he was trying to reach inside his jacket. When the police searched him they found a pair of tailor's shears about 12" long in an inside pocket of his jacket. I don't know how that would have turned out if I had lost my grip on his arm!

According to the police officer, the tailor's shears were a popular commodity back then. That was when cassette tapes were being sold with elongated cardboard security sleeves to try to prevent shoplifting. The shears made a quick job of lopping the sleeves off so the cassettes could be pocketed.

That was the only time in my life that I have ever been in 'fisticuffs'. I hope to keep it that way!

Dave

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 10,246 posts
Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:58 PM

Brent,

"Ride 'em cowboy!". Give the guy a break! He has all that power, and four wheel drive. He has to use it somewhere!Dunce

Dave

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Kentucky
  • 9,442 posts
Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:22 PM

Good evening .... 

Henry .......... That is a great picture of you and Mrs. Henry. I'm glad you rode the Rocky Mountaineer. Thanks for sharing photos. 

Brent .... The truck in the video looks similar to my Avalanche. The driver must be crazy. I would never do anything that foolish with my Avalanche. 

MLC and Kevin will be visiting my layout tomorrow and my friend's layout. Should be fun! 

Have a nice evening, everyone. 

 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

EVERYWHERE LOST; WE HUSTLE OUR CABOOSE FOR YOU

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 10,246 posts
Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:27 PM

Henry,

The two of you look very happy!

Amazing shot of the owl!

Dave

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 5,516 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:34 PM

BigDaddy
Television question for the rest of the world. 

.

At home I have bare bones cable service and internet. I am not often there, so all I need is an internet connection.

.

Most hotel rooms I stay in have 200+ channels, and that is all the exposure to them I need to know that they have no value to me.

.

Terms that have no meaning now:

.

Music Television (MTV)

Video Hits One (VH1)

The Learning Channel (TLC)

The Sci-Fi Channel (Now SYFY)

American Movie Classics (AMC)

The History Channel (H)

The Discovery Channel (DISC)

.

Only Home and Garden Television and The Golf Channel seem to have stayed true to their names. Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel are still about the same as they ever were. Cartoon Network is currently fantastic!

.

My old favorite, Comedy Central, now only seems to show South Park reruns and infomercials.

.

Anyway... Netflix and my DVD collection provide all the entertainment I need.

.

Heartland Division CB&Q
MLC and Kevin will be visiting my layout tomorrow and my friend's layout. Should be fun! 

.

I am in Nashville now. Time for a shave, shower, and sleep.

.

hon30critter
Amazing shot of the owl!

.

Henry, that picture of the owl is incredible.

.

I went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee today and had a great time. Rode the train pulled by their 2-8-0.

.

.

.

-Kevin

.

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: Sparsely populated Nebraska
  • 739 posts
Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:09 PM

Just got home from my trip hiking some of the national parks.  Grand Canyon was great, but the best for me was the Navajo Loop in Bryce Canyon Nat. Park.  I could not make it the whole way.  I think the 9,000 foot elevation really hindered me.

On the way home, I stopped for the night at Canon City, CO., near the Royal Gorge.  This was right across the street from my hotel:

 

Saints Fan John

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: 53° 33′ N, 10° 0′ E
  • 1,487 posts
Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:02 AM

Good Morning!

Sunday again! It´s a little late for breakfast, so let´s call it a brunch! Make that my usual Sunday fare, Zoe - you know, crisp fried bacon, eggs, toast, butter, jams, OJ, stack of pancakes, maple syrup and a gallon of coffee, please!

Summer says goodbye with a sunny and pleasant day. Air traffic above our house has increased, as flocks of herons, cranes and geese are heading to their winter camps in Spain and Africa. While millions of ill-educated school children rally against man´s participation in the warming of the globe, Mother Nature has decided to send an early entrance into Winter with the first snow of the season in Mid-Sweden and the Alps. Always a pretty sight, those snow capped mountain peaks glistening in the sun!

I have been indulging intom the history of streetcars in the UK. Just like in the US, most of the lines were abandoned in the late 1950s and 1960s and converted to bus routes. Only 30 years later, trams see a massive resurrection in major British cities and the once extensive rail network is being build up again - at the cost of billions of British pounds. So much to the foresight of city councils in those days!

Here is a video on the trams of Liverpool.

I do like those double-decker trams!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 8,875 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:13 AM

Good Sunday Morning—

Late September and I actually ran the air conditioner for a few hours last evening. High was 90° (32.2) and 95% humidity.

Seems odd to be stacking firewood on such a warm (almost) fall day. Mrs. Pullman and I went to the clam bake at the volunteer fire department here in Hambden. Clams, HOT soup, soggy chicken on a 90° day! That might explain running the AC when we got home Confused

 4070_1979 by Edmund, on Flickr

GTW 4070 running in the Cuyahoga Valley in the Cleveland, Ohio area, 1978.

Cheers, Ed

  • Member since
    April 2002
  • From: Paducah KY
  • 759 posts
Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:39 PM

Had a great day visiting with Garry and Kevin (SeeYou190). We started out with Breakfast a the local resaurant then toured Garry's friend Gus's layout first, then went to tour Garry's Heartland division CB&Q layout.

 

Here is the photo of the three of us with the "Mrs Hippy" bridge behind us 

 

More images to come later. 

 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • 5,731 posts
Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:56 PM

Tinplate Toddler
I have been indulging intom the history of streetcars in the UK. Just like in the US, most of the lines were abandoned in the late 1950s and 1960s and converted to bus routes.

I've read the auto manufacturers has something to do with that. Street cars were very quiet on the inside and smooth, but I lived a mile away from the tracks and they weren't quiet riding down the rails.  I was only on a "trackless trolley" once or twice, it was about the same inside, but no outside rail noise.  I don't know how they kept them on the cantenary.

Here we have rails to trails where former train or light rail lines are now walking or bike paths.  We are commited to adding more lanes to each highway in the hopes that will help. It does for about 3 months. 

5 years ago I could drive to the grocery store and get all 5 red lights.  Now with the same number of red lights, it may take 12 red lights to get me there.

Fall arrives tomorrow with 90F temps.  So far we have had .15" of rain, last year 9".  

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: North Dakota
  • 8,380 posts
Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:51 PM

Track fiddler
We will go to Mandan North Dakota to see our grand child before that. Very achievable, looking forward to it.

 

At the moment the Lion is in Newark New Jersey, stayng at Newark Abbey.

 

I'll be backhome Oct 2nd, ROAR

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

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 5,516 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:30 PM

moelarrycurly4
Had a great day visiting with Garry and Kevin (SeeYou190). Here is the photo of the three of us with the "Mrs Hippy" bridge

.

This was a great day. Good breakfast and model trains. Thank you to Garry for putting everything together to make this day possible.

.

-Kevin

.

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Kentucky
  • 9,442 posts
Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:45 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
moelarrycurly4
Had a great day visiting with Garry and Kevin (SeeYou190). Here is the photo of the three of us with the "Mrs Hippy" bridge

 

.

This was a great day. Good breakfast and model trains. Thank you to Garry for putting everything together to make this day possible.

.

-Kevin

.

 

 

Kevin and MLC ...... It was an enjoyable day for sure. 

In the photo posted by MLC .... MLC is kneeling. Kevin is to the right. I am wearing my blue Golden Spike shirt. 

Big Smile

 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

EVERYWHERE LOST; WE HUSTLE OUR CABOOSE FOR YOU

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: NS(ex PRR) Mon Line.
  • 1,249 posts
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:57 PM

Hey everyone.  Good and bad news here.  Good news: The layout is progressing along, and I'm on a laptop again finally.  

Bad news: my ipad may or may not be having issues.  It's either the cord or the charging port not playing nice.  I also keep getting outbid on ebay for NCE starter systems.  At this point, I'm thinking about just biting the bullet and buying a whole new system from tony's.

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of a 26 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Users Online

There are no community member online

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!