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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:51 AM

Gidday Chloe, a round of drinks for the Diners, please, and a large bone for Dirk Pip, if he’s allowed one.

EDIT. Gee Chloe, top of the page Surprise you better let the Lads have more than just a round of drinks, and a very large bone for Dirk Pip!!

 

CNCharlie
Bear, I've read the Sharpe's Rifles books a few times. They are really well done. Have you seen the BBC starring Sean Bean? It follows the books quite closely and is well worth seeing. 

CN Charlie. The first time the SharpeTV series was played on NZ television, the programmers, in their wisdom (????) put it on in the wee small hours, and I only saw part of an episode because I happened to be working crazy hours and had finished work and got home to have tea at around 0230 hrs. I turned on the TV and there it was, even though it took me a little time to realise what I was watching. My wife and I had not long bought our first home, and did not own a VCR so I missed out, that time around.
 
It was when the last two episodes were filmed mid 2000s that another TV station played the whole series, that I finally got to see them. Now thanks to my kids, I have the lot on DVD, and yes, as I reread the books, I do picture the characters as from the TV series.
 
Regarding phraseology, the Bear would never use “You are welcome” and rarely “No problems”. What you would get is “No worries”. What I do strongly dislike is the encroachment of Americanisms such as “Hi” and “Have a nice day”. GRRRR!!! AngryThere’s nothing wrong with “Gidday” and “Have a good day”!! Smile, Wink & Grin
 
I must admit to be rather taken by the RENFE 318 class locomotives.
 
 
 
“No worries, she’ll be right.” Translation: The epitome of the Kiwi attitude. Everything is going to be OK.
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by GMTRacing on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:03 AM

Good Morning All,

   It's early but since Bear is buying, I'll have one of those burgers with the fried egg and slice of beet on it. Thanks, it's too easy. Oh and a coffee too please.

   Just passing through again as we push to catch up shop jobs.  Ciao, J.R.

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:38 PM

Good morning from the partly overcast West Coast. We are due for a few days of rain for our trip upcountry on Friday. I hope we don't hit Snow in the Pass, There have been times when I have been presented with it in the middle of summer in past years.

The kid just messaged me saying they are watching an episode of Star Trek (my kind of class) in one of his communications classes, they are studying how the media manipulates people.Laugh 

Back is much better today so it is workout time. I am getting a bit more muscle definition around the gut as I have been doing more work in that area. The wife noticed.Whistling It will be gone in a week if I don't keep on it. It will be gone by the time we return from upcountry as it is. I do very little weight training or callisthenics as it is pretty painful to do with my arthritis, fortunately it doesn't take very much to keep toned. 

J.R. When you are doing testing on your cars do you do "G" test for traction. I was taught about that years ago in one of my driving courses and when I started looking for my car back in the late eighties I always looked for that rating and found how much it correlated with how the car handled. I am starting to look for a new "sports" car and wonder if the science has advanced at all in that area?

Have a good day all.

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Posted by GMTRacing on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:57 PM

Brent,

   Back in the 80's we tested the first G-Analyst in our 962 Porsche and Hans Stuck prompty ran it off scale and broke it. We now use a variety of data acquisition devices in the different cars. Being somewhat a Neandrethal, I use an AIM Solo that only gives me GPS laptimes and can make a track map. Some of the other cars use AIM EVO5 data loggers with either WIFI or cable download. These typically have a dozen channels for acceleration fore and aft and lateral plus throttle position sensors and usually revs, temps (oil and water) plus brake pressure and steering angle. Lap times are by GPS.

   The pro level cars use Motec and have all the above along with boost pressure, intake air temp, brake temps, ground speed via pitot tube and TPMS for pressure and temp. Other data will include coolant pressure, gearbox temps and pressures (paddle shifters) and a variety of other data points plus most of the enduro cars include a telemetry system so we can monitor things while the car is on track. A pretty far cry from the days when I bolted a stopwatch to the steering wheel. Hope that helps explain it.  J.R.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:19 PM

Howdy, everybody.

we are in Nashville yesterday and today.  I am behind reading all of your posts . Sorry. 

Memories of 9/11 attack. We were in Halifax , Nova Scotia at the time.  We became stranded there because flights to USA were canceled. It was a long way home for us.  Several days later, we rode on Via Rail to Montreal. From there, we rode Via Rail to Toronto.  From there we rode on Amtrak to Flint Michigan. (Amtrak discontinued  service to Toronto since then. ). From Flint, we rented a car and drove to Nashville, TN. We picked up our car which had been parked at the Nashville airport since our flight to Halifax. 

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:31 PM

I had not even realized that it was 9-11 today, shame on me. It still leaves me feeling sick to my stomach thinking about the horror of that day. I certainly had a different kind of day and whole week for that matter at Vancouver airport.

J.R. thanks for the info, I think some reading is required on my part and unlike the 1980s I can do my research online.

Some new life on this day remembered for such death and destruction.

This is a copy and paste from last year of what my day was like on 9-11.


That horrible day for me started with a phone call from the MIL. It was early here on the West Coast and we were still in bed barely awake. It was around 0600hrs. In her very English voice, She said "look whats happening to the Americans! Turn on your TV! Well, we watched until I left for work. 

I got to work and the guys and I had nothin to do as all flights had been grounded. We were sitting out in the sun with our Tim Hortons coffee and all of a sudden 747 after 747 started coming in along with other large long haul planes like DC10s, L10-11s and such, we had a perfect view of the runway. There were airlines with paint schemes we had not seen before because they never frequented Vancouver.

Most of these flights were from Asia and Eastern Europe that come over the pole. We watched for a while and got the news from Ottawa that U.S. bound flights were not allowed in U.S. airspace and Vancouver will get as many planes as can fit on the airport. I said to the guy's let's go, not our job but there is work to be done. We went over to the Air Canada cargo shed and grabbed some equipment and headed out to help get a start on dealing with stuff on all these flights that could not stay on them for much longer. Being an animal lover and married to a veterinarian we started grabbing animals off the planes. There were hundreds and hundreds of them. The Air Canada cargo shed has warm rooms for the tropical beast and cool and cold rooms for others. I was on the phone with the wife a lot that day asking what animals should be prioritized for temperature controlled rooms. We had Air Canada customers that happened to be there at the time helping water and walk dogs and I got someone from Air Canada to get on the phone to arrange for food and water for all these animals. They also got Vets and experts in to help care for them.

It was weird having all these people on the planes looking down at us as we went through the holds of these planes. The passengers had not been told why they were there for security reasons. Many of them spent hours on the plane before they were allowed off. Screening was thorough for obvious reasons.

It was wall to wall planes, they were parked on taxiways and runways tightly together.

Here are some pics from Halifax airport, Vancouver was the same or worse as it is a much larger airport.

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/09/11/the-miracle-amid-the-tragedy-of-911/ 

We got a call from Ottawa to stay and help as long as we were needed, it was a long day and night.

The next day we helped load supplies on to a couple of Military Hercules that were heading up to Whitehorse and Yellowknife as a few flights had been directed there and they needed groceries.

It was an interesting day that I will never forget. 

 
 

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:02 PM

 

I am Wilson—

                            hear me Roar!

 

 Wilson_roar by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Ok, well, actually I'm yawning. I'm easily bored.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:28 PM

Kind of odd to realize that basically no one in high school today was alive on 9/11/01. For them it is not a memory, but a lesson in a history class.

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:45 PM

RideOnRoad

Kind of odd to realize that basically no one in high school today was alive on 9/11/01. For them it is not a memory, but a lesson in a history class.

 

Ya, I was born 12 years after WWII ended and when I was young I remember all the relatives talking about that like it had happened yesterday. The ones that went over and fought always seemed so distant when the subject was broached.

Obviously I was a long way from ground zero, however, it was the most unusual, adrenalin-filled day I think I ever had on the job.

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:38 PM

9/11

The students had just been admitted to the school building, but classes had not yet started.  My wife called the secretary, and she told her to tell me to turn on the TV.

When I saw what happened, I, like most people, assumed it had been accidental.

I called all the teachers and told them to turn the classroom TVs on.  As the 2nd plane hit, I really thought another pilot had made a mistaken turn and crashed.  It only took a minute or two to realize this was not accidental.

 

In December, 1941, my father was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington.  My mother was living with her aunt in Tacoma.  They were engaged, and decided on Sunday to drive up to see Mt. Rainier.  On the way, they heard about Pearl Harbor.  My father turned the car around and headed back.

My mother told me how the entire world seemed ready to end that day.

 

I guess that's the feeling I got on 9/11.

 

I have some pictures of me, taken in 1976, on the roof observation deck of the Trade Center.  When I was there, I was amazed on the ground floor that it seemed so open, realizing there were over 100 stories of building above.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:55 PM

I was sitting with my son Glenn watching TV. I never watch TV let alone in the morning, but Glenn was home from school because he was sick, so I decided to join him in front of the TV. What we saw happening before our eyes left me almost speechless. I said to him that we were watching thousands of people dying right before our eyes. He was without words.

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:26 PM

  9-11 I was a manger at the time for a Midas shop. We had a TV on in the customer lounge for them to watch while waitting. Its was hard to believe a airline pilot messed up that bad! Had to be mechanical problem. Then the second plane hit, I knew we where going to War. Angry

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:57 AM

Good Morning!

9/11 - hard to believe that 18 years have passed since the pictures of this inferno shocked the civilized world! We all remember our feelings when we saw the pictures of the burning and later collapsing towers.

I have never thought I would live to see that.

Happy times!

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:25 AM

Tinplate Toddler
The forces of evil have been unleashed, ready to conquer the entire world. I have never thought I would live to see that.

Hi Ulrich,

Not sure if my comments are within the forum rules, but please rest assured that the forces of evil are not about to conquor the world. Yes, they have done some damage and no doubt they will continue to cause pain, but take over the world?!? I don't think so. You live in a bad neighbourhood. I think it has coloured your opinion of humanity.

Perhaps we best limit further comments on this topic to things like "Cheers!!", "Chin Up!!" etc. etc.

Take care!!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:43 AM

Fall has come and is prepared to stay! This morning, I saw the first flock of geese flying south in a perfect "V" formation! This is a minimum of 4 weeks earlier than usual!

I am thinking of spending the equivalent of a whopping 30 dollars to by a legal Lego clone set to  build an iconic German Diesel loco, the "V100" - no, it´s got nothing to do with the infamous "V 2" missile!

 

The engine can be powered by a bluetooth controlled drive from Lego.

When I grow up and get rich, I am going to buy me this beautiful Lego model of the famous Rhaetian Railway "Crocodile"

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:53 AM

It was 75 degrees out when I left for my bicycle ride this morning. Could the Arizona summer be starting to come to a close? One can only hope.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:24 AM

RideOnRoad

Kind of odd to realize that basically no one in high school today was alive on 9/11/01. For them it is not a memory, but a lesson in a history class.

Well I am one of those High School students born after 9/11! Very weird. Yesterday (9/11) no one even mentioned it. Today, a few people said, “Oh yeah, it was 9/11 yesterday, and that was it.

I do live overseas (as I’m sure some of you know) so perhaps an American High School would remenber it more, though I do go to an American school...

 

On a less sad note I like those LEGO trains Ulrich posted! I used to really be in to Legos when I was young, I probably have something like 100 sets! I have always wanted to get in to Lego trains but the cost has really prevented that! Also, I am still such a big Lego fan that I don’t do any kind of knock offs!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:01 AM

I just found out, that the Diesel engine cannot be motorized, so it´s off my list of desirables! I think I will wait until I can afford the Swiss loco!

SPSOT fan
Also, I am still such a big Lego fan that I don’t do any kind of knock offs!

The Swiss electric engine is made with original LEgo bricks, other than the wheels, as Lego does not have anything suitable. Lego´s pricing is outrageous these days and they are quite negligent when it comes to considering customer needs.

Happy times!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:12 AM

Tinplate Toddler
Lego´s pricing is outrageous these days and they are quite negligent when it comes to considering customer needs.

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I don't think so.

 

Lego trains run perfectly. That kind of quality demands a price tag. Track sections and non-powered train cars are very reasonalbly priced.

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Normal lego town/city kits are still in the 0.10 to 0.12 cost per brick that thay have been for about twenty years or so.

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Technic and Model Builder sets are about double that, basic building sets are about half that.

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Some of the items that require licensing (Star Wars, etc.) have a bit higher price.

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The really cool sets demand a premium. The $800.00 Millennium Falcon kit is crazy. You see it go on ebay for over $1,000.00 sometimes. I can buy them for $800.00 each at the Lego Store in Disney Springs in Orlando. I have owned two of them, and sold them both (for what I paid) to people that just had to have them.

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Lego seems to know their market very well, and deliver products their enthusiasts really want.

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-Kevin

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Posted by CNCharlie on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:20 AM

Good Morning,

A cool, cloudy day here, only 50F right now and rain later.

Well yesterday I went out to my LHS to pick up a set of N scale crossing gates. They are non-operating but will look ok. While there I spotted a HO 5 axle C Liner on consignment. I have been looking for one for a while as there was just one production run about a dozen years ago. It has a bit of gear noise but I suspect it just needs a lube. It also needs a decoder as it is DC. Anyway it is now in my basement. I sent a note to TLT to see about instructions and an exploded diagram as I may have to get into the trucks to lube them. The decoder just plugs in but I wonder how easy it will be to find a sound decoder with the FM sound set. I can always go no sound I suppose. I'll wait on that until I get it running more smoothly. 

It took a week for MTS to fix our phone/internet line. There was a problem in the main trunk line. 

Wonder how Ray is doing. 

Well time to get going,

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:01 PM

CNCharlie
Wonder how Ray is doing.

We may have to commission a posse to search for him! I hope he is doing fine!

Kevin - Lego´s pricing appears to be different over here, But I agree that this my be due to licensing issues. When it comes to Lego trains, this seems to be a stepchild for Lego, although there is a great amount of creations out there, that just will wow you!

Just look at this:

... or this:

Incredible!

Happy times!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:20 PM

I was in the caf for coffee at work on 9/11 and got the news from the cashier.  We had no TV so we were all on the Internet watching it, bringing the system to a crawl.  Very little work got done that day.

I occasionally flew Flight Simulator into LaGuardia Airport back then, and I wondered at first if the ILS, I think for Runway 4, had malfunctioned, but when I checked the NYC weather it was clear so that became unlikely.

My company lost 4 co-workers that day on the planes.  Another was at the Pentagon and it took days to confirm that he was all right.

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

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:09 PM

Beautiful day today -- 73° F.

I'm making lists of everything I need for my trip.  I'm looking forward to it.  I have not seen southern Utah.  All of my trips through Utah have been across the northern part of the state, through Salt Lake City and across the salt flats.

I don't have a cell phone since I retired -- I rely on my wife's cell phone.  However, since I will be on my own this trip, hiking back country, she wanted me to get one.  I got a $30 phone from Walmart with service for one month.

As soon as I got activated with my new number, the phone started ringing with messages for someone named Kayla who evidentally owes money.  I'm not sure they believe me when I say I'm not Kayla and I just got this number.

 

My latest N Scale project.  I gave up trying to make windows and bought them from Tichy.  The roof on the house took a long time, and quite a few mistakes in angles.  My wife thinks I'm weird.

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Posted by howmus on Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:49 PM

CNCharlie
Wonder how Ray is doing.

Hey guys!  Ray is doing fine, just busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor.  Way too many things going on at the moment.

Trying to get the layout ready for a bunch of folks from the NER NMRA Convention to visit my layout the end of next week.  Also getting a lot of stuff ready for my 55th. class reunion coming up next friday and Saturday (20th. and 21st.), getting my house clean little by little, keeping up with my walking/running schedule, and trying to get some time to spend with a lady I am dating (whenever we both have some free time).

I just put about 25 photos onto a USB stick today for the local Hobby Shop who wants to do some promoting of the hobby using some local peoples work.  I am waiting to hear back from Weggiemans about what I need to connect my laptop to their projector for the reunion event being held at at the Canandaigua Grocery store.  Nobody there seems to have a clue about those type of things (not surpirsed).  Also need to get the sound equiment together and check everything out for providing a DJ for the Saturday Event at the Canandaigua Golf Course where the main event will be held.  Have to make sure the play list is still on the laptop from the last events (50th. reunion) and check to make sure the new equipment I now have is going tpo play nice for it.....

Other than that, not much happening around here.

 JR, If I knew you were in Watkins Glen, I would have invited you to the northern end of Seneca Lake and showed you the SLO&W layout.  I do realize you probably would not have had any free time to do such a thing, but would have invited you anyway!

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Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:16 PM

It was foggy in the Mid Atlantic on 9/11 and when the first plane hit, it was reported as a small plane.  I took the dog for a walk during the time the second one hit.

I know people who were there and they said people jumping out of the building looked like leaves falling off a tree.

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:21 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, get the gang and I a bucket of ice, a Beer and some Blue Buffalo dog trreats.

 Dang it is hot today! I broke down and turned on my car A/C today, think it is the 3rd time this year. OK, I am cheap, well more like poor.

 Took Dirk Pip for his wellness check up provided by Parnters For Pets. Remeber when I said he would not eat? Not a problem now! Last week he was at 26.8 pounds and today 27.4 pounds?

 Sadly Train Front Report.Sigh Seems the Mighty CB&Q F7a unit as given up its ghost. When I places it on the track it cause a short and shuts drown the layout? Pulled the shell and there is no burnt smell? In the past when I BBQ a decoder I could smell it? Thinking it made have broke or burnt a winding in the motor but at this point no clue.

 Ed could you repost a photo for me of a BLI F7 board and what plug is which? Just wished they where color code!

 See you later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:03 PM

howmus
busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor.

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LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

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I am going to use this one a lot.

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-Kevin

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:07 PM

SPSOT fan

 I do live overseas (as I’m sure some of you know) so perhaps an American High School would remenber it more, though I do go to an American school...

 

Out of curiousity, how does that work? I know some missionary organizations that have US schools abroad. Is it something like that? Or is it something else entirely...

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:44 PM

SeeYou190
howmus
busier than a cat covering poop on a marble floor.

LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

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I am going to use this one a lot.

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-Kevin

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I always heard it as a "three-legged cat covering poop on a frozen pond" but the phrase might be subject to local lore. Not many frozen ponds in Florida?

 IMG_5400_fix_small_crop by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers! Ed

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:13 PM

Holy torrential downpour on the West Coast starting around 1500hrs. Fall is here, not looking toward the drive to the hinterland tomorrow as it is supposed to continue. 

Ed, that is cool shot of the cats, is that your driveway?

TF, hope the knee feels better soon, gettin old sucks.

John, did you ever watch the TV series Bates Motel? They built this set near my house in the middle of nowhere right on the side of the road. I think it was there for about six years and as soon as the series ended they bulldozed it and cleaned up the land in a day. You never know anything was there. I have never seen a single episode even though I would see them filming it around the neighbourhood. They also film Riverdale around here a lot and I watched one episode because my friend was in it playing a school janitor.

Related image 

Speaking of movies and TV, the kid messaged me late last night and said go look what I got, go to your computer and have a look. One of the casting directors he had worked with on a lot of projects sent him tons of really cool set photos of him working and hanging with the famous guys between takes. It is a collection to be cherished, they are very cool.

Every year when I make the rounds to the train shows the Lego stuff seems to just keep getting better and better, it always piques my interest.

Well, I just had a major workout and need to hit the shower so my beautiful wife will let me sit down at the dinner table.

All the best to all.

Brent

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