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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:25 AM

I whish you a speedy treatment and recovery Garry — a fellow passenger-train aficianado!

Good Luck and hang in there Yes

This one's for you:

 

Bow Angel Ed


 

Well! Top-O-Page again Smile

Let's skip the fatty pork and choose something from the salad/vegetable tray and chase it with a traditional Spanish Sangria for good measure Yes

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Posted by GMTRacing on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:49 AM

Good Morning All,

   Just a to go please Chloe.

Garry, I'm sorry to hear of your health problems. Praying for a quick and complete recovery. Hope to see you back soon on a regular basis.   J.R.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:16 AM

Good Afternoon!

I have been trying to enter this place for over 8 hrs. today and just by luck I made it this time. I have never experienced such an appalling performance other than with Kalmbach. I just imagine how frustrated a subscriber of MR VideoPlus must be if he cannot log in and view the videos. This is a recurring problem that Kalmbach IT people are either unable or unwilling to solve.

It sure takes the fun out of visiting this site!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:58 AM

Garry, I'm very upset to hear of your heart and lung problems.  I am praying for you and for your doctors.  You have a lot of friends here who are praying for you and for your speedy recovery!

 

Tinplate Toddler
I have been trying to enter this place for over 8 hrs. today and just by luck I made it this time.

It's definitely slower for me on this site today.

 

Today is packing day.  I'm starting to worry a little about my upcoming trip.  I plan on hiking some places that are over 9,000 ft elevation.  Some of the hiking involves some fairly steep climbs.  Even though I walk two miles everyday, I live at  1200 ft elevation.  I guess I will have to evaluate the situation when I get there.  I probably will try to get some advice from the park rangers, too.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

 

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:39 PM

cudaken
. . .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. . .

Well, then again, a Town Car is not the most aerodynamic car on the road. Rolling up the windows may not have as strong of an effect on your car. (Your mileage may differ.)

My motorcyle has gone through a bit of a metamorphosis. I added highway bars, had the driver seat custom fit for my backside, recovered the remaining seats, and replaced the saddle bags to match my new seats. The bike now feels like it is mine, just in time to turn 10,000.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:20 PM

Getting on the Forum this morning was like pulling teeth..... Didn't happen. 

It's good to see everyone coming together for Garry.  With all this positive Karma I can only sense he will get through things OKYes  We're all pulling for you Garry

 

I'm sure glad I didn't schedule any wxxk today as I leave Saturday's elective.  I definitely didn't feel it today.

For those of you who live up in my neck of the woods.  Tomorrow is Hugo's 30th annual pig roast car show.  Two football fields of classic cars and some phenomenal slow cooked pork.  If it's anything like their broasted chicken I had two weeks ago.  It has to be dang good!  Dinner 

You don't need a classic car, just bring yourself. Maybe I'll see you there.

 

 

TF

 

 

You have to take advantage of these beautiful sunny fall days and soak them up while you still can.  I ain't going to miss a thing.  I bet you dollars to donuts everyone with their classic cars will have their radios on tuned in to the Vikes-pack gameYes  

Multi-Task-Man-Event....Pork, Cars, Football, Good People, a few beers, and the Northern Pacific Caboose on the way homePirate

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:32 PM

Track fiddler
Getting on the Forum this morning was like pulling teeth..... Didn't happen. 

Yeaph!!

Hang tough, Garry.

Cheers, the Bear. Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:04 PM

Get better soon Garry, lots of good medicines out there these days.

York you will notice the altitude.  Keep well hydrated and stay away from the booze the first couple days. 

Henry

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Posted by herrinchoker on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:33 PM

Garry,

Wishing you a fast recovery from your health challanges.

herrinchoker

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Posted by Erie1951 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:34 PM

Here's wishing you a complete recovery, Garry. We're all with you in this. Thumbs Up

Russ

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:43 PM

 Afternoon Diners!

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer and some dog treats.

 Garry I sure hope for the best for you Sir. RIP list is way to long!

 Finally got to the backyard. I have been playing with Dirk Pip to much and taking him to the park. Plus wife has been on me about keeping the front yard short so she can walk Dirk.

 Backyard was a mess, well still is! Grass / weeds was so tall that it was still wet on the bottom. I had t shut down the lawn mower ever 30 feet or so to clear the discharge hole. Still need to weed wack the heck out of it Sunday. Sue is going to be Angry because there is a good chances frontyard may not get cut this week.

 Got to play Good Samaritan today. While at the bank paying my gas bill I saw a older guy pull into the parking lot in a Chevy pick up truck with his exhaust dragging the ground. Asked him "Do you still have a exhaust hanger left"? Said he had part of one so I was pretty sure I could help him. I keep zip locks in my glove box (never know when they become in handy) Grapped 4 on them and with in 5 minutes I had the exhaust where it should be and he was on his way home.

 Time to sit out front with Dirk and the wife.

 Later, none smoking Ken

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:48 PM

Amazing what you find for sale online.

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This is one of the fantasy freight cars I painted back when I was in N scale. I painted this one 25+ years ago.

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I know who I gave it to. The fact it is for sale makes me believe that an old friend has passed on. He would probably be in his late 80s now.

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-Kevin

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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.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:24 PM

Kevin,  that is really something.  To me that would be like seeing an old friend of the past after all the time and passion you spent making it for your friend years ago.

Why didn't you buy it back?..... or maybe you did?

 

TF

 

 

Or the more I think about it maybe it's like the old saying,  if you give something away you don't take it back.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:34 PM

This is the only STRATTON AND GILLETTE car I have ever bought-back:

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I had to have it, because I did not remember making it. It is an Atlas car, and all SGRR cars were Micro-Trains. It is also lettered incorrectly. The only thing I can think of is that it must have been a test, but back when I was in High School, I could not afford extra models to test on.

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Still... here it is. It is the oldest piece of SGRR rolling stock in my collection.

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I have never tried to get other old pieces back. Once I give them away they are part of the larger collective of model railroading.

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I have never sold a piece of SGRR equipment. Everyone who has one either received it from me as a gift or obtained it from someone else.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:40 PM

Kevin,  you are a good person.

I got to say I like youYes

 

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:45 PM

There is something I would love to buy if one of them ever came up for sale.

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Back in the day... I traded away probably over 100 sets of STRATTON AND GILLETTE decals to get decals for other private road name model railroads.

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The decals from these trades make up the bulk of my private fleet of nonsense.

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I do not know if any of those decals ever were used, but if a SGRR car ever came up for sale that another modeller decorated with a set of decals from a trade I would need to make it my own. That would be pretty neat to have.

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Maybe the guy I traded with to get those MOOSE CREEK decals will get the car I decorated with them.

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-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:50 PM

Track fiddler

Kevin,  you are a good person.

I got to say I like youYes

 

 

TF

 

 

TF, I agree.  I think it's great that Kevin could travel around the country and find model railroads with cars, painted and detailed by him, on layouts that he may not even know about.

Wouldn't it be interesting to hear from everyone with a Stratton and Gillette car on his layout!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:58 PM

Woo hoo, my ex-wife of 20 years has "found" my family pictures, including my father's WW2 pics. 

Most of the later were a ships rail with various degrees of tilt, and funeral fires from India, but there are a few interesting shots of India.  No combat photos, though.  

I guess I can tell you guys, I was once in the Village People

Y....M....C...A

Henry

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:16 PM

 Ed, I just sent you a PM.

 

                   Ken

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:19 PM

cudaken
Ed, I just sent you a PM.

OK, I'll check it out Big Smile

All those photos can be found in this Flickr album, Ken:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpullman/albums/72157687471602612/page2

Let me know if you need more help.

I'm about ready to give up on Broadway Limited myself Super Angry Two out of the three PRR P5a engines I just bought have bad decoders. BLI says it will be eight to nine weeks before they have spare decoders to send me!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:44 PM

SeeYou190

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I had to have it, because I did not remember making it. It is also lettered incorrectly? 

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-Kevin

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Kevin,  I hope you don't mind me asking but I have scoured your car over and over.  I cannot find the spelling mistake.  Where is it lettered incorrectly?

"I just gots to knows" Laugh  

 

That's not the way I talk.  The quote is from the punk from Clint Eastwood's movie, Dirty HarryLaugh

 

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:10 PM

Track fiddler
Where is it lettered incorrectly?

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It should be "SGRR 3506", not "3506 SGRR". The initals and number are reversed.

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Not to say that I never make mistakes...

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Whistling

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:24 PM

Thanks Kevin.

Now I see it,  now that you pointed it out, otherwise I never would have noticed.

I have brought this subject up before.  We are usually the only ones that know our own mistakes unless we point them out to someone else.

Nobody else ever really notices. 

I didn't,  even while I was looking for it...... That car means more to you now, doesn't it?   

Kind of like a missed stamped coin from the mint that's worth thousands of dollarsWhistling

I've always admired your work Kevin,  I'm glad I have oneYes

 

 

Smile, Wink & GrinTF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:49 PM

Terry!

Why don't you drive down from Spooner Wisconsin to Hugo Minnesota and meet me at the pig roast car show tomorrow. 

It's only an hour and 40-minute drive for you,  I looked it up.

It would be great to see you Terry.  I'll buy you the pigSmile, Wink & GrinDinner

 

 

Track Fiddler

 

Blacksmith Lodge, Hugo Minnesota 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sunday September 15th

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 PM

Garry - Speedy recovery.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:29 PM

An image. 

Lost in the Ozark Mountains on Christmas Day 2018

I pulled over to take a picture just like all the cabooses.

 

But this was better

 

 

WinkTF

 

I like stacks of Pratt

 

Try to find a gas station open in the Ozark Mountains on Christmas DaySadTongue TiedIndifferentCrying

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:34 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q
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 . 

Good luck Garry!! We will cross our fingers for you.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:51 PM

Garry's going to be all right.  I know this.  He is loved by many here. 

Love heals all.  That is why Garry will be just fine.

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Posted by last mountain & eastern hogger on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:20 AM

Whistling

Hi there Garry,

I'm saddened to hear you are going through some of those Medical issues again.

You have beat them before and we all expect you to do the same again.

The Chapel car is lit up like a Christmas tree for you with all the candles blazing.

Prayers and Blessings for you good friend, you certainly will be in many Prayers from the Diner this next while.

Johnboy out...................lookin for some ZZZzzzsss.

from Saskatchewan, in the Great White North.. 

We have met the enemy,  and he is us............ (Pogo)

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:46 AM

Good Afternoon!

It´s past lunchtime here in the land of sheer madness. I had a wonderful "Wiener Schnitzel" for lunch and ate way too much! Now I´ll be heading for the sofa for a nice nap. Didn´t catch much sleep last night - just too many things in my head for sleeping!

How´s that for a Lego train?

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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

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