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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:09 PM

Hi Ed,

Interesting video. I find it amazing to see the things that man has built, and perhaps even more so, the things that he has thrown away. I guess that is what you call 'progress'.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 8:26 PM

gmpullman
  — A prelude to the Diner's visit to the island of Manhattan in 2Ø2Ø:

Great video Ed, thank you.  Plus I get a Hans Zimmer musical fix!

Google maps says I'm 900 miles from NYC.  The view from here is as close as this small town country boy wants to get!  Laugh

I'll look forward to all that show what NYC has to offer.

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:50 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk half a dog treat.

 Thank Goodness I made it home alive! Got out of work at 5:00 PM and every bad driver was out! Doing 3 mph over the speed limt was to slow for them and people where cutting in and out of my lane like there head was on fire and there caboosee was catching. Bang Head Must have wanted to welcome the new year in the ER.Smile, Wink & Grin

 Had to stop at the Wall Mart Neighborhood Market on the way home. It was a nut house.

 Worst Part as I was leaving some one was driving with out there headlights on! Did not see them and pulled out in front of them, luckly they blew there horn or I would hit them! Took them about 300 feet before they realized there head light's where not on? Whistling

 Far as 2019 for me, it was OK. Far from the worst year, but not the best.

 Happy New Year to all and Dirk say's Woof, Woof.

 Ken

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:14 PM

Only have a minute to stop in and say hello. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. John-I'm not where you're at age/family wise, but as my kids get older, I find myself worrying about those days that are coming like yours. Makes me sad already. I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 2:12 PM

Great video Ed, I have put it on my FB page as some of my friends love NY and go there often.

Well, I burned off 1200 calories, I am a proactive person and do not believe in credit.Laugh I can now be a pig tonight with no exercise bills to pay. Now where is my first bottle of red to go with the tenderloin, I can sample while I peel the carrots, potatoes and make the cauliflower and cheese.Pirate 

But first a shower....yes definitely a shower.Laugh

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:48 PM

Good afternoon and Happy New Year!

 

    — A prelude to the Diner's visit to the island of Manhattan in 2Ø2Ø:

 

 

I wish everyone well,

 

Sure wish I would have bought more Walthers Amtrak cars when they were closing them out for $25. each!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-Walthers-Amtrak-Phase-IVb-85-Budd-Grill-Diner-Car-RARE/274166647714?hash=item3fd59b0ba2:g:QHcAAOSwp2deBQVW

 

            Cheers —  Ed

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Posted by herrinchoker on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:16 PM

Happy New Year to all, hope this one coming is better than the last one---just finished shoveling 12++ of 1-3, did they ever get that one wrong!

From the Island,

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Posted by CNCharlie on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 11:56 AM

Good Morning,

Nice sunny day here.

TF, if you like Peco better then get rid of the Atlas. On my little HO layout I got rid of Atlas Tru Track and replaced it with Kato Unitrack, at least for the 'mainline' as I wasn't happy with the Atlas. I kept the Atlas for yards and siding as I didn't want the built in roadbed of the Kato. I regret using those Atlas turnouts and have thought about replacing all of the yard track with Peco. I used ME for my N scale but would likely have gone with Peco except the cost was high. The ME turnouts are ok, but I do get stalling sometimes if the track isn't clean and I find that the ME track seems to accumulate crud quickly.  Also I don't have live frogs. I solved the stalling issue by getting rid of all my N scale steam. I find it too small to see the detail anyway. 

We don't have any New Year's Eve plans but tomorrow we will have some nice smoked salmon and a very small bottle of bubbly to go with it to celebrate. 

This past year has been one of ups and downs for me mostly on a stress level.  I hope 2020 is more on an even keel. At least my health has been good. 

Here's to a great 2020 for all of us.

CN Charlie

 

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 11:53 AM

Good morning, it is a heavy, heavy, rain day today and 10c. Glad I have a steel roof on days like this.

Just can't get going yet, the Arthritis thing is getting me with this extremely low pressure system going through, but I'll get there.

We are having fourteen for dinner tonight, the wife had to leave for unexpected reproductive Veterinary duty so I had better get busy cleaning the house and make a start on dinner. But first, the bike gets top priority, then vegetables and beef tenderloin.

It is only 1000hrs here, but Happy New Year to all! I don't think I'll have time later.Laugh

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:47 AM

Happy New Year or New Year's Eve, as it applies.  Will be staying home, I've done more than my share of carrousing on this date.  They specifically said there are no porta potties in Times Square.   Doesn't that get messy?

We have had fireworks in the neighborhood almost every night since Christmas Eve.  Scares the spikes out of the dog. 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:39 AM

Tinplate Toddler
A little over 6 1/2 hrs. and it´s good bye to 2019. I am glad this year is coming to a close now. It has not been a good year. Here is to hoping that 2020 will be much better.

We're about 13½ hours away here.

I also hope that you have a better year.  Maybe by this date in a year, you will be posting from another place.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:25 AM

Good Afternoon!

A little over 6 1/2 hrs. and it´s good bye to 2019. I am glad this year is coming to a close now. It has not been a good year. Here is to hoping that 2020 will be much better.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:15 AM

Good morning on the last day of the year (or first for Bear).

Lion, tomorrow we move to NYC.  We'll expect to see some of your great pictures.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:07 AM

hon30critter
I think foxes are one of the most beautiful animals on the planet.

 

Spent some time watching the Artic Fox in the Zoo.  I was waiting for her to give me a news report.

I guess she was not that kind of a Fox.

 

ROAR

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 8:24 AM

Bear!   I just turned 56 and I'll RIP UP that Atlas track if I wantLaugh

But really, it won't be a waist.  I only bought a small quantity in both Atlas and ME and laid a little sampler in both to see what I thought about it before I made a decision.

Put down with Alex plus it will come up easy.  I will find someone at my Railroad Club or a swap meet that can use it.

I'm giving up prototypical tie spacing for the robust quality and trouble free turnouts that Peco offers.  I think I made the right decision.

 

Happy New Year to you and yours over there in New Zealand BearSmile

 

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:11 AM
Her in doors and I have just watched the fireworks at the lakefront from the balcony and as it’s now 0011, 1/1/20, we’ll wish you all a Happy New Year.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, December 30, 2019 10:09 PM

cudaken
the neighborhood now have Foxes. Saw a pair when I walked Dirk tonight,

Hi Ken,

I think foxes are one of the most beautiful animals on the planet. Years ago we had one move in under our cottage. We were a bit concerned that she might be aggressive but she was actually quite friendly. She let her pups play quite close to us, and she thoroughly enjoyed the dog kibble we put out. In hindsight, feeding her was probably not the right thing to do. She was there for two years.

 

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, December 30, 2019 9:56 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk half a dog treat.

 Work Front With some luck I may have made a extra $70.00 or so. Did a satisfaction exchange that Jerry & Nancy wrote. Woman want a firm mattress because her back hurt. So they sold her a firm mattress. Now her back is killing her! Explained how a mattress worked and she bought a softer Memory Foam Mattress.

 Beside Coyote's the neighborhood now have Foxes. Saw a pair when I walked Dirk tonight, luckly he did not see them to busy peeing on a mail box. Rather have foxe's than coyote's. Anything that will kill a raccoon is sort of a friend to me.

 Later none smoking Ken and Dirk say's Woof, Woof.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, December 30, 2019 2:52 PM

Garry,

Glad you made it back safe. 

Winter is back here. I am tired of all this rain. We will be heading to the Southern Command for most of this week since I was on call for work during Christmas week I am taking this week off. 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, December 30, 2019 2:17 PM

Howdy 

I hope everybody had a great Christmas .

 

We just returned home in KY from our Christmas trip in OH and MI. I have a lot of things to catch up on. 

When I get back to the model railroad, I will continue with my Super Chief project. 

Cheers !

GARRY

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Posted by York1 on Monday, December 30, 2019 7:46 AM

Good morning.  It's cold, snowy, and the wind sounds like a hurricane outside.  Even the dog doesn't want to go out.

Yesterday was a sad day.  All the kids and grandkids headed home.  That leaves an empty, quiet house that had been filled with life the past several days.  I'm not sure why this time it was much harder to see everyone leave.  I stood in the snow and wind on the street watching the last tail lights as they left.  Empty feeling.

I'm looking forward to seeing New York City.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:13 PM

Track fiddler
I'm for sure planning on ripping up the Atlas track I've already laid and replacing everything with Peco.

Mr. TF, while I’ve only used Peco and Atlas Code 100 flex track in HO, I don’t feel that I can sufficiently comment on your plans, but of course being a Bear, I will!!!
 
If your current Atlas track is not giving any problems running trains, why rip it up? For sure, for all future use go for the Peco.
 
Just the Bears, “waste not, want not” policy. Besides at the ripe old age of 56, I reckon, you can probably make your own decision.Wink Smile, Wink & Grin
 
“Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.”
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G.K. Chesterton.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:41 PM

Post hog Post hog.

I'm for sure planning on ripping up the Atlas track I've already laid and replacing everything with Peco.

By far a more Superior track. 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, December 29, 2019 8:00 PM

mbinsewi

Following the Pack is NOT for wimps. Indifferent

Mike.

 

 

Amongst my Vikings Packers Rivalry all these years.

You got that right Mike!

And Thanks for that..... I think that made me feel somewhat better.

 

Wink You're good people Mike.

 

Congratulations on your team's WinIndifferent........... I can't even believe I just said that.........LaughLaugh.........Smile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:54 PM

I made it to Atlanta. Traffic was awful. Lots of people were heading home after the Christmas Holiday, and there were several section of congestion on I-75 where I normally have smooth sailing on a Sunday.

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There were no wrecks that I saw, that was good.

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Meetings for the next two days, then back home on New Years Day.

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Yay.

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-Kevin

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:44 PM

Track fiddler
So were the Packers last week.

You wouldn't think that watching todays Packers/Lions game.  Surprise

It took the Pack down to the last 3 seconds to win.  Very stressfull. Laugh

Following the Pack is NOT for wimps. Indifferent

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:44 PM

 Evening Diners!

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk half a dog treat.

 Had to work on my day off. Sigh Nancy wanted off today but even she realized Jerry the Dunce he should not work a lone and She is just as bad as him about being a Dunce. Only thing that happened while I was there is Jerry the Dunce had a customer pick up. Of course he gave them a full sizes mattress and they bought a Queen. Whistling What can I say? Laugh

 Bright side? I need to return a couple of things to Harbour Freight which is by work. So I got paid to return something I need to return 2 months ago.

 Only hung around for 2 hours, no customers so I blew the fire trap, cruzied some chicks and got trashed.

 Later, no longer young but none smoking Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:30 PM

On the Football front.  The Bears were a better team today and as hard as it takes me to admit it.  So were the Packers last week.

So here's to the Bears and the Packers from XavierLaughWhistling

All in good fun..... No poor sports hereSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Gotta love that kid!

 

This picture was taken when we all went to Xavier's Brother's football game at the high school.  I swear to God that kid knew everything that was going on.  Look how psyched he is.

You should see the pictures of him with his brothers now.  That little baby is growing up fast and 100% aware of his surroundings.  It's the difference when parents spend time with their kids and the difference it makes.

I am so proud of my Son!

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:34 PM

The hockey games sound fun Brent.  I miss playing hockey in my younger days.  The Sunshiny day sounds good too.  Why don't you send some of that down here once and awhile instead of the FrigidaireLaugh

 

My brother and I had Show and Tell last night too of course.

I showed him this and told him it was made by somebody I know in Florida that is quite the Craftsman.  I asked him what he thought about it.

He said  "It looks Factory Bro."  That's the other thing I like about my brother,  he talks just like meYes

Mind you,  my brother used to be a skateboarder until he Jacked his knee one too many times.  We have the same limp when the weather changes too abruptly. 

Come to think of it,  I may have got that phrase from him.....?

 

 

TF

 

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