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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:27 PM

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

Sure is, Brent. From a few years ago. I caught the furthest two cats prancing and leaping while Wilson, in the foreground is trying to tell them not to look like fools in front of the camera!

Here they are joined by the chickens:

 IMG_5393 by Edmund, on Flickr

 March3-18-2 by Edmund, on Flickr

—and after a light dusting of snow. We're at the end of a cul-de-sac with only one other neighbor around. We love it here Big Smile


 

Looky there! Top of the page!

I just brought this ten-pound (4.5 kg) pork shoulder out of the smoker. I used a bourbon, mesquite rub on her and pecan wood chips in the smoker. And don't it smell delicious! I already took the first, juicy slice (and first sip).

 Smoked-shoulder by Edmund, on Flickr

The rest is for you good folks!

Thank you, Ed

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:27 PM

BATMAN
John, did you ever watch the TV series Bates Motel?

 

I never saw the TV series.  I based the buildings on photos of the Hitchcock movie set.  Not my favorite Hitchcock movie, but the motel and house are memorable.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:04 PM

gmpullman
I just brought this ten-pound (4.5 kg) pork shoulder out of the smoker. I used a bourbon, mesquite rub on her and pecan wood chips in the smoker. And don't it smell delicious! I already took the first, juicy slice (and first sip). Smoked-shoulder by Edmund, on Flickr The rest is for you good folks!

Looks delicious!!! I'll take some of the pork too!! 

Seriously, the pork looks amazing. Beautiful bark and still juicy!!Bow

Dianne and Cole gave me a Bradford smoker a few years ago. I love it. Everything tastes so good, although I have learned that for some recipies, less is more. We are going to do a beef tenderloin for some friends at the end of the month. It will be smoked, but only for an hour or so just to give a hint of smoke.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:16 PM

gmpullman
I just brought this ten-pound (4.5 kg) pork shoulder out of the smoker.

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Ed... That looks incredible. I want some so badly!

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Does anyone know what happened to SpaceMouse?

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When I joined the forum, he posted quite a lot, but I have not seen him in months.

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I was just going through my old PMs, and saw one from him a long time ago.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 13, 2019 12:10 AM

SeeYou190
Does anyone know what happened to SpaceMouse?

The last post I see from Chip was back on May 5, 2018. I hope he's OK. Maybe someone here has been in touch with him?

hon30critter
I love it. Everything tastes so good, although I have learned that for some recipies, less is more.

Good point, Dave. Something as big and fatty as that pork shoulder doesn't suffer from too much smoke. We like to get a whole turkey when they are really cheap, split them into quarters and pre-bake them for a while, then into the smoker for an hour or two. Good eats!

Dinner

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:31 AM

Good Morning —

Friday the thirteenth Big Smile How can the month be almost HALF over already!

I made a photograph last night. I like it Yes

 

 PRR_Z74 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

I wish everyone a pleasant and safe day. Regards, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:53 AM

Good morning all. 

I've been a little scarce the last few days.  I had a little catching up to do here.

Brent.... there's nothing better than a litter of golden retrievers.  It's like they all have Smiles on their faces. 

That comment the kid made looking over your shoulder made me feel both bashful and good all at the same timeLaugh  You can tell him all the years of construction I have to do makes me look like thatLaugh  

The knee feels better this morning,  it's back to wxxk for meSad  You're right,  getting old does kind of suckTongue Tied

Have a good day everyoneSmile, Wink & Grin

 

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:54 AM

Good Morning All,

   A regular and a blueberry cake donut please Zoe. 

   Still thrashing to catch up in the shop but it is going better. Actually got home in time to restart building hi tension towers (the Walthers kit) for the layout. I want to position them before doing more with scenery at the back wall of the layout. Has anyone used Berkshire Junctions EZ line? Looks like a good solution as it is flexible so when clumsy me hits it I won't crash the rest of the poles and lines.

   Ray - You may get your wish. I actually return to the Glen the weekend of October 11th for another race meeting. The September event wouldn't have worked anyway with 15 cars to manage. It wasn't crazy, just really busy from load in to load out. 

   All for now. Back to the shop.     Ciao, J.R.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 13, 2019 8:40 AM

gmpullman
Friday the thirteenth  How can the month be almost HALF over already! I made a photograph last night. I like it

 

Ed, I'll skip my normal breakfast and have some of that smoked pork this morning.  Instead of the drink, I'll have a Bloody Mary, please.

By the way, I love the picture of the train platform!

Not much going on here.  Very cool -- 57°F this morning on the trail.  I actually wore a light jacket for the walk.  Right now, it feels cool.  In the spring, the same temperature feels warm.

More lawn work today.  The best part of leaving town is that I won't have to cut grass for a while.

I meant to get out and take some pictures of some cabooses in the area for the forum, but I haven't got around to it.

Going through some things, I came across some old Weyerhaeuser ads from the 1950s.  Even though the ads are for the lumber company, some of the pictures had trains in them.  As a kid, I loved those pictures -- I'm glad I kept them.

 

 

Everyone have a happy Friday the 13th!

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 8:57 AM

Good Afternoon!

Jeepers, Ed - that pork looks delicious! Should we finally end up in a little house in Denmark, I will get a smoker!

I finally did it! Following in Ray´s footsteps, I shaved my beard and my chin is now as smooth as a baby´s butt. Feels nice for a change! I kept the moustache, though.

The water damage in our friend´s apartment is much bigger than we had feared for. TRhe good thing is, that repair work has started and is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month. Selling the habitat will hopefully be done by the end of the year, which will then gives us the chance to "go shopping" for a house in Denmark by Spring 2020. I wish we could make the move earlier, but this leaves us with ample time to sort things out at this end.

Nothing else to report - which is not bad at all. I like it when it is all calm on the eastern front.

 

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, September 13, 2019 10:14 AM

I owe you guys some pics from my trip.  Starting off near the end, avacado toast and poached egg.  I heard of it, this my first one.  It was good.

I'll throw in the Canadian Canyons bridge

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, September 13, 2019 10:24 AM

 

ROAR

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

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:23 AM

cudaken
. . .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. . .

There have been some studies that have shown that the improvement in aerodynamics of driving with the windows up outweighs the drag of the A/C compressor. It may actually be cheaper to drive with the A/C on than to drive with the windows down. (I think there was a Mythbusters episode about this.)

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:37 AM

RideOnRoad
There have been some studies that have shown that the improvement in aerodynamics of driving with the windows up outweighs the drag of the A/C compressor. It may actually be cheaper to drive with the A/C on than to drive with the windows down. (I think there was a Mythbusters episode about this.)

 

I remember that episode.  Mileage was better when running the AC with the windows up than driving with the windows down and no AC.

Another surprise was that leaving the pickup tailgate down did not increase mileage, and in some tests the mileage actually was lower.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, September 13, 2019 3:39 PM

There was this sad event where a pickup truck went off the road into a lake. The driver got out by opening the door, but the guy in the back could not get the tail gate down and so he drowned.

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

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:02 PM

York1
Another surprise was that leaving the pickup tailgate down did not increase mileage, and in some tests the mileage actually was lower.

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Something else, those "flow through" tailgate nets actually destroy your fuel mileage.

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Leave the tailgate up, the windows closed, the A/C on, and keep your foot off the throttle beyond 50% and you will do the best you can.

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-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:34 PM

 Afternoon Diners, happy Friday the 13th, not.

 Henry Funny you happen to mention avacado toast. I was watching Chip and Diane Gains show Fixer Upper today. They had bought a restaurant and she want to serve avacado toast and Chip was dead against it.

 Richard At highway speeds and a newer car I can understand the better MPG. I mainly drive around town under 40 it hurts my MPG. Old as my Town Car is it tracks instant MPG and average MPG.

 Friday The 13th mixed reviews.

 Took Dirk Pip to the park and he seemed to enjoy him self. Even my wife was not that bad today.

 Train Front Friday the 13th kicked into high gear. Sigh Lost a second CB&Q F7 this time it is the B unit. Won't run backwards, forward it goes nuts at full speed. Hoping a hard decoder reset will fix it.

 Later, Ken and still not smoking.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:35 PM

BroadwayLion
but the guy in the back could not get the tail gate down and so he drowned.

New cars automatically lock the doors when you start moving, at least mine does.   When you go in the drink, everything shorts out and you can't open the windows or unlock the doors. 

A guy in Texas left his cell phone in a restaurant, his corvette battery cable came loose and he and his dog died from heat exhaustion in the car.  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/corvette-texas-man-and-his-dog-die-from-heat-exhaustion-after-getting-trapped-in-luxury-car-10313149.html

After that awfulness, you need another pic.  A pair of grizzly rescue bears, rescued as cubs, no one knew that they would get along later in life.  They did and are now 18

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:53 PM

cudaken
Afternoon Diners, happy Friday the 13th, not.

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Today I saw a woman walk into a convenience store wearing a CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE STAFF T-Shirt. I thought that was so cool.

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I had to explain it to my wife, and she called me a nerd.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 13, 2019 8:36 PM

SeeYou190
I had to explain it to my wife, and she called me a nerd.

You would have had to explain it to me as well. Never heard of it. Once I looked it up I discovered it was from the Friday 13th movie. I don't believe I've ever seen that one.

C'est la vie, Ed

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, September 13, 2019 8:58 PM

Well i guess i call BS. My modern cars and trucks lock the doors when moved but the door handles still work just fine. I have gotten in and out of our Excursion when the batteries were dead so I don't buy dead batteries trapping people in their cars. A submerged car or truck is another story as the pressure on the door or window can be more than can be overcome. In fresh water at least, most car batteries still work for a while so you should be able to roll the window down. After all the lights stay on for a while most times.The trick there is to be able to stay calm and alive until there is enough water in the vehicle to equalize the pressure so the door can open. Does involve rational thought and holding ones breath. Hopefully I never have to prove this. 

   Nice one Lion. Are you the one who sank the sub by leaving the screen door open? Inquiring minds want to know. J.R.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, September 13, 2019 9:17 PM

GMTRacing
Well i guess i call BS. My modern cars and trucks lock the doors when moved but the door handles still work just fine.

Wouldn't be the first time today someone said that to me 

My Highlander has an electronic button to unlock the doors, or the handles don't work.  There have been a couple floods recently in Ellicott City, the original destination of the B&O.  There was a video of a car floating down the street.  The people inside did not survive, but I cannot say for sure it was electrical failure. 

Speaking of subs, there was a German U boat that sank because of a toilet failure.  They only had 2 and one was used to store food.

https://youtu.be/Pfr0nsh0Ghc

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 13, 2019 10:24 PM

gmpullman
You would have had to explain it to me as well. Never heard of it.

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Well.. there you have it. I am still a nerd.

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Geeked

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Here is one for the diner's jukebox.

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I bought this "Prime Chops" sampler CD at a yard sale today. I am a bit of a blues fan, and this song really struck me as quite enjoyable. I love the piano at the beginning.

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It is from 1988. I never heard it before today.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:03 PM

Good evening .

Briefly. My heart failure condition has acted up in recent days. I have excessive fluid in my lungs. Makes me very weak. Doctors are treating me for this. I might not post here very much in days ahead . 

GARRY

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:04 PM

I got A's in math, algebra, trigonometry, physics and geometry all the time.  

Shouldn't I join the Nerd Club thenWhistlingSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:07 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q
Briefly. My heart failure condition has acted up in recent days.

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Garry,

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Best wishes on a speedy recovery, and all my best.

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Let me know if this will effect the plans for next weekend.

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Track fiddler
I got A's in math, algebra, trigonometry, physics and geometry all the time. Shouldn't I join the Nerd Club then

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Only if you know the diffence between a Ranger and Palladin, and you know what rank comes in between Padawan and Master.

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Geeked

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:12 PM

Garry     I did not read your post while I was posting.  I've always liked you here,  this saddens my heart.  

I will be praying for you hard,  you are my kind of guy. 

My heart goes out to you,  always has.

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:37 PM

SeeYou190
keep your foot off the throttle beyond 50%

Hi Kevin.

That may not be true. BMW did a test many years ago comparing various driving techniques with gas consumption. They found that, with their high performance models at least, the best mileage was obtained by putting the pedal to the floor from a standing start and accelerating as quickly as possible until you were up to speed, and then selecting the lowest possible gear and using the throttle very gently from then on, gave the best mileage results!

I have mastered at least the first half of their gas saving theory! I have the 'pedal to the floor' part worked out quite nicely!CowboySmile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh My new Michelins squeal without too much pressure on the pedal. On the very few occassions when it happens I just smile and look around for old ladies with frowns on their faces! Heck, life would be no fun without curmuderons to stir the pot with!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:51 PM

Remembering when we were young,  We all Shone like the Sun!

Shine On You Crazy Diamond!

Now there's that look in our eyes,  like black holes in the sky.

Shine On You Crazy DiamondMusicMusic

 

PF not TFSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 13, 2019 11:54 PM

Garry - I am truly saddened to hear about your heart issues. We will keep a candle lit for your speedy recovery and soon return!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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