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Posted by saronaterry on Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:53 AM

Sorry to  hear  your news, Garry. I'll get you on the list this morning.

TF, I can't! One week from today I'll have 8 Fellow model RR's from Lacrosse, Chippewa Falls and Chetec in my basement  for my first ever "real" Ops session. Still a lot to do to get ready.These guys are part of a group that host and go to sessions around south and west Wisconsin. I didn't think they would want to drive that far, but after I sent the main guy a video tour, the response was pretty good. 18 guys signed up. You've been here, that would be a bit crowded! Ha!

Best to all.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:04 AM

Good morning.

Wow that sounds like a lot of fun Terry!  I won't stop by that day and make it 19Laugh  Some other day I'd like to stop by again thoughSmile, Wink & Grin

I sure had a lot of fun last time.

 

 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:33 AM

I have been doing some more research on Lego trains today. While most of the sets available from Lego are design to be kid´s toys, there are some interesting own creations to be found in the nirvana of the WWW. I am a narrow gauge buff and have an interest on anything running on slim rails, with a preference to Swiss narrow gauge. Look what I was able to unearth!

Gee, I wish these models were available as sets from Lego!

Happy times!

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:58 AM

Hey Ulrich, in all your web searching have you found this website: https://brickmodelrailroader.com/

The site has a bunch of articles regarding Model Railroading using bricks. It’s a heavy contrast to the unrealistic trains sets LEGO sells. They even sell plans and a few specialized parts to make LEGO model trains (though I think they lack all of the brick you need). I loved LEGOs when I was younger, so I though LEGO trains would be awesome, but at the end of the day N and HO are way cheaper and way more realistic! So I do HO and N. The same reason have kept me away from O scale 3 rail. Whatever, that’s how things are, and I am very happy with how N/HO are!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:34 AM

SPSOT fan
Hey Ulrich, in all your web searching have you found this website: https://brickmodelrailroader.com/

I have seen this site and bookmarked it for future reference!

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!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:59 AM

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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 . 

My heart condition came with fluid buildup around the heart.  All they did for that was give me a diuretic.

Annoying in the hospital, because they wired me with an alarm that went off if I got out of bed, like to use the bathroom.  I was told to buzz for the nurse, but they were always busy.  I just got up myself.  They relented and disconnected the alarm.

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

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:22 PM

MisterBeasley
My heart condition came with fluid buildup around the heart. All they did for that was give me a diuretic.

Been there - done that! That stuff keeps me from sleeping! Got to visit the ceramics department every two to three hours.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:19 PM

They finally took me off it last week and I'm already sleeping better.  I would take the pill in the morning and stay close to home for a few hours.  I would stop taking it when I was flying or driving long distance.

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

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:52 PM

MisterBeasley
They finally took me off it last week and I'm already sleeping better.

I wish they would take me off as well! It´s one of those compound meds for a number of heart issues, which includes a certain amount of diuretic stuff. I could get it changed, but last time I tried it, it earned me that helicopter ride to the ER.

Happy times!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:26 PM

Pork at 2:30 and we're hungry boys.

TF

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:51 PM

Not in Spain... But in New Jersey...

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

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:09 PM

I had two porksDinner and the winner is.

The 69 GTO Judge convertible of course.

 

TF

 

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:06 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Have not had a great day. Been sick to my stomach a lot of late. I think it is becaused by all of the Lemond Aid I drink. Need to find a new drink, and yes I do drink about 2 liters of water a day.

 Did get some more backyard done. Sure did not want to do it, but I did.

 Ed Thank you for the photos!  More than likely I will be calling in the next few days.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:34 PM

Citrus will Jack your stomach Ken.  I tend to stay away from that sort of thing.  OJ and friends are way overrated.... it's acid = stomach problems.

 

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:16 PM

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Posted by Water Level Route on Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:33 PM

Hi all.  Finally got another chance to get back on here tonight.  Today's offering inspired by Ulrich's postings on lego trains.  A couple electrics from the Madrid Railroad Museum. 113 by Michael, on Flickr

 112 by Michael, on Flickr

And finally, some food.  This was probably the most common dinner we ate there (and our favorite.)   402 by Michael, on Flickr

From the top:  Spanish tortilla, bread, croquettas (wonderful), spanish ham, and fried squid.

Mike

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36 PM

I'm on industrial strength diuretics now, but my 2:30 am trip to the bathroom started before I started taking them. 

OJ has a lot of sugar too.

End of summer Maryland Crabs  Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

Gave my grand daughter and grand son their first crabs.  They weren't big on cleaning them. 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 9:50 AM

Good Afternoon!

Mike - thanks for bringing some Spanish goodies into the Diner. I like the Spanish ham. It´s called Pata Negra or Serrano. Both are quite expensive, but delicious.

Some more Lego train builds I found:

DB class 189 BoBo electric

The prototype

Another one - Deutsche Bahn class 143 (formerly East German Deutsche Reichsbahn class 243)

The prototype

I hope Garry is OK! I am worried.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 2:40 PM

Here are some awesome US prototype Lego builds.

Amazing!

Happy times!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 3:17 PM

I love eating crab HenryDinner

It's kind of like an eating sport,  you have to work to get it out of the shell but it's fun.  Fun while you're eating and the reward after you get it out of the shell.

If I can have prime rib cooked just perfectly...... (just a little more done than Lion prefers) still mooing but not raw,  teamed up with fresh Bering Sea king crab..... now that's my perfect dinnerDinner  I feel like I died and went to HeavenLaugh

 

I had kind of crappy Monday for the tail end of my weekend.  Not too long ago my tool trailer was stolen with all my lifetime of specialty tools packed in it.

I had to do my long-drawn-out paperwork assignment for the insurance company that at best I will only get maybe 20% of my lossTongue TiedSad

Going to wxxk tomorrow looks better than what I had to deal with todayIndifferent   

Go figure,  the criminal gets all the goodies and the free cookies in the lunch box while I have to do this big drawn out homework assignment.  Nobody ever said life is fair thoughSmile, Wink & Grin

 

TF

 

 

I hope everybody enjoyed their four days of SummerSmile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 5:39 PM

Post hog post hog.  TF's posting twice in a row.  Still on top.

It was just funny,  I'm hoping someone can appreciate this. I was walking through the living room and Judy was watching Little House on the Prairie. 

I heard the ding ding and stopped dead in my tracks and turned around to do a double take.  It was the School House Church Bell that sounds exactly like number 3.

I was expecting to see the classic steam engine that Clint Eastwood loves so much and so do I. 

I was quite disappointed.

 

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:01 PM

TF Never had crabs so easy to eat.  These were on the light side, meaning crabs have to shed their shell to grow.  The old shell is hard and heavy and full of meat, the new shells, when they are too hard to be called soft shell, are still somewhat soft and flexible or at least thin.

Sometimes the meat sticks inside the shell and you have to dig it out with a knife.  I pulled apart every single leg joint and the meat came right out of 97% of every leg.   I used to think it was related to how long the crabs were cooked, but maybe it has to do with them being in new shells.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:06 PM

Track fiddler
I heard the ding ding and stopped dead in my tracks and turned around to do a double take.  It was the School House Church Bell that sounds exactly like number 3.

I'm frequently amused by the sound files used in movies and TV. Look up "Foley Artist" and see what some of their work involves.

I recently watched a "cheesy" movie Once Upon A Time in America (1984) where the principals, sometime in the 1930s, placed a suitcase in a luggage locker inside a "New York City" train station. One of the guys went back thirty years later and retrieved the same suitcase, stuffed with cash, of course, and in the background steam locomotives, bells and whistles, etc can be heard! Sure, that suitcase would have been untouched for thirty years in a luggage locker. Steam locomotives IN NYC? Not since 1922 or so.

Anyway, all the dialogue sound effects and background sounds are added and tinkered with so they MAY have used a locomotive bell in place of a schoolhouse bell. Unless the director is a real stickler for details, anything that sounds close would be good enough.

Oh, another one of my favorites is screeching tires — on a dirt road!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_(filmmaking)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:40 PM

Thanks Ed  I appreciate that.

Judy and I don't screw around we're down at our favorite Mexican restaurant right now

Dos Margaritas for two and fajitas for two.

 

Dos Margaritas and good food.

 

TF

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:47 PM

Good afternoon from the sunny West Coast. 

It was a weird three days having gone up country to my wife's Uncles service. They placed his ashes in a wall overlooking a beautiful lake and then we went back to the Aunts house for a get-together. It was good to visit with so many friends and relatives. 

The Uncle was in the British Army for years and served all over the world and stood guard at Buckingham Palace as well. He was full of cancer and in excruciating pain and spent his last day with his wife and kids and grand and great-grandkids by the lake and then with them all present in palliative care the next day took the needle and checked out. He was apparently cracking jokes right up til the end according to his kids. I liked him the second I met him and was glad he made the journey to Hawaii where and when we got married, he made the whole event that much better.

While we were up there we got news of a horrible bus crash involving kids from UVic. My daughter was supposed to be on the trip but let another student go instead because that kid could not make the next one. We just felt sick at the thought she could have been on the bus. There were 20 people on her floor in residence that were on the trip. Two were killed and others seriously hurt. My daughter said it was awful having to watch the parents come and clean out the kid's rooms.

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/a-collective-scream-uvic-student-recalls-bus-skidding-off-road-in-fatal-crash-1.23946035?fbclid=IwAR0WTX1j2x_PGqDoFc_KqNRTM-yHqAYiacgGXUtUwTpHyr1Uv5EwW7YljyA 

The drive home was interesting with torrential rain the whole way and low cloud at the summits. Some people drive too fast for the conditions and some people drive too fast for their ability, there is a difference and we passed a bad accident scene as a result. It was so socked in the choppers didn't have a hope of getting in and the ground teams were 40 minutes away at least. 

About five years ago we saw an accident another half hour up the pass from the same spot happen caused by a moron on a crotch rocket. It caused many vehicles to be involved and when 911 was called, three choppers arrived on the scene just as the first RCMP members rolled up. It was a fast response as we were well over an hour from civilization in the mountains.Yes

On the way up to the Uncles service, we stopped to visit another relative that is the same age as me. He recently had a heart attack and so sold the house in the city and moved to what I thought was a cabin off in the middle of nowhere. They have owned it for 40 years and I wasn't expecting much, boy was I surprised to find this big beautiful 6 bedroom house in the woods by a lake. The road was rough getting in for several miles and I wish I had taken the truck. If he has another heart attack help is well over an hour by road, although there is a clearing big enough for a helicopter, but weather is a real concern at that location.

We ate at a lot of great restaurants and I had a good sampling of the local wine and other spirits. I expected a bunch of pounds to be added on my return, but natta one! So I took the day off and did not work out. I am really tired so that was good.

TF, sorry to hear of your insurance woe's, been there done that, what a learning experience, we will handle things much differently next time.

Garry, sorry to hear of your heart issues, sure am thinking of you and hope they get it all sorted out.

Kevin, saw the thing about the palm trees in the caboose thread. We have quite a few palm trees around here and they seem to do quite well. If you nurture them for the first couple of years until they are established they seen to do just fine. 

Two of our six pups are gone to their new homes and once the wife figures what two she is keeping the others will go as well, probably next week. 

We had a group video call for an hour with the two kids last night. Both kids had plenty to tell us, man do they have their heads screwed on straight, I do not need to worry about them and don't, but I'm always thinking about them.Cowboy

No rum, no wine and no scotch in the house so it is green tea for happy hour.Laugh

Fall is definitely here, so I ran trains all morning and gave the track a good cleaning for the fall/winter season. I got some freebee packages of wheels from Rapido when I got the Hudson back and they are quite a bit longer than what is in my rolling stock, not sure what they will fit. Oh well if nothing else they will look good on a roundhouse track. 

Time for another cup of green tea. I better watch a short movie tonight.Laugh

All the best to all.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:14 PM

BATMAN
I got some freebee packages of wheels from Rapido when I got the Hudson back and they are quite a bit longer than what is in my rolling stock, not sure what they will fit.

I got a box of those, too, Brent. Mine are 36" diameter and thin tread, too. Maybe .088 wide? Well, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, I suppose Smile

 

TF, I remember a story one of my Tin Knocker* buddies told me. He got out of his truck to put air in one of the tires. As he was squatting by the rear wheel it began turning! There he stood with the hose in his hand as somebody drove off with his work van full of thousands-plus dollars worth of sheet-metal tools. Super Angry

I don't recall him ever saying if the van was ever found and I'm sure the tools were fenced by the next day. I'm amazed how many times I hear about people leaving their engines running while they "just pop-in" to the store or fast-food joint, sometimes with children in the vehicle Dunce !

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:48 PM

gmpullman
I got a box of those, too, Brent. Mine are 36" diameter and thin tread, too. Maybe .088 wide? Well, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, I suppose   

I was going to install them on one of my Rapido coaches to see how they ran, imagine my surprise when they looked much too long to fit and when I compared them to the ones I took out, they were noticeably longer.ConfusedHmm

If you find out what they fit, let me know.Laugh

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, September 16, 2019 8:49 PM

Banff, from my recent trip

The meeting of the Frasier and the Thompson rivers

Guess what the ex wife found? 

These were famous football players back in the late 50's early 60's

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, September 16, 2019 10:26 PM

 Eveing Diners.

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

 Nancy and Jerry Sitting In a Tree Messing Things up Yes Sir In Deed! Well that sums up my first 2 hours of work. ConfusedConfusedTongue TiedSurprise

 Got a letter from SS today, sort of good news. Wife and I appeal our over payment pently and applyied for a waiver. While under review we will get our full amont next month.

 TF Have you hear of Full Replacment Value Policies? My first house was robbed and I lost my caboose! Friend was my agent and he was late making it to my closing and did not check the policy before hand. Then it was robbed again and I was fully covred. Then I sold the house, time to get the heck out of there.

 Have you ever heard the saying "Don't Poop in your own yard"? Seems Dirk knows the saying and lives by it! Will not poop in our yard! Dang it, he has to get a walk about when I get home. Yes I bag his gifts and I guess I don't really that mind much. Sure would be nices when I get home to have Sue tell me I don't have to walk him. Rather play with him, he is such a sweet dog.

 Later still none smoking Ken

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, September 16, 2019 10:30 PM

Good evening.

Wow!   Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. I feel embarrassed with that much attention.  It was a very tough weekend, but I am now at a favorable turning point.  Fluid in my lungs is decreasing and coughing is improving.  Doctors on Thursday doubled my daily dose of Lasix, and that apparently is working. 

I hope to get back to a normal schedule by end of this week. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning. 

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

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