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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:08 AM

Are we still in New York?

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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 mbinsewi on Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:55 AM

Helllllooooo....  Diner still here?  Hasn't moved yet?  Is the coffee maker still plugged in?

OK never mind.  It looks closed down.

I'll wait and see where it ends up.

Mike.

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:15 PM

SeeYou190
Billie Eilish. She is an amazing talent,

SeeYou190
Yes she is. . Nice to hear a contemporary artist get a good mention in the diner. . -Kevin

I just hope that she can beat her past mental health problems and go on to have a hugely successful career.

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 31, 2020 9:47 PM

hon30critter
Billie Eilish. She is an amazing talent,

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Yes she is.

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Nice to hear a contemporary artist get a good mention in the diner.

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-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:06 PM

I should have mentioned that another great part of my day was receiving my three True Line Trains Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo slab side hoppers. They are really excellent models!!!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 31, 2020 6:48 PM

Dianne and I had a great day!

We went birding to look for snowy owls and actually found one, our first of the season! It was a nice big female not too far from the road, so we got a good view. By the way Ulrich, our birding is not seasonal. In fact we go out far more often in the winter than we do in the summer. Of course in the summer, the birds come to us, or rather, to our feeders, so we have only to step out onto the deck to see lots of the wee beasties.

We finished the day off by sitting by the outdoor fireplace for a couple of hours, and then we barbequed supper. We had filet mignon with roasted baby potatoes and peppers. It was excellent!! The temperature was just below freezing and we put the wind screen on the deck down to stop the slight breeze. We listened to Jim Croce and Billie Eilish. She is an amazing talent, and far better than any of the newer artists that have become popular in the past few years IMHO.

I hope everyone has had as great a day as we have!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 31, 2020 6:34 PM

cudaken
VA Follow up call. Was called with the results of my blood test from yesterdy. No kidney or liver problem! My A1c is down to 5.8! There is no reason at this point for a follow up visit!

That's good news Ken, especially after the scare you got about the possible blood clots. You are going in the right direction! Keep it up!

Dave

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, January 31, 2020 6:04 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 John thanks for asking!

  VA Follow up call. Was called with the results of my blood test from yesterdy. No kidney or liver problem! My A1c is down to 5.8! Big Smile There is no reason at this point for a follow up visit!

 Took Dirk for a longer walk tonight. Little over a quarter mile and I enjpyed my self.

 Train Front Running my old BLI Blue Line CSX GE/AC 6000. Not a bad engine and pull's well. Only thing I hate is due to the downward facing speakers it sucks up track spikes. Speakers now sound, well not great. It is a good puller at 23 rolling stock.

 See you in February, Ken and Dirk say's that was a good walk Daddy Woof, Woof.

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Posted by howmus on Friday, January 31, 2020 5:09 PM

 Kevin, that is evidently a real game of...  Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Alligator!  Smart prey who keep an eye on the predater in the pond.  'tis the best way to stay alive!

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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 SeeYou190 on Friday, January 31, 2020 3:04 PM

We witnessed a bunch of ducks playing a game of chicken today at the office.

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Six ducks were taking turns walking one step at a time closer to the baby alligator in the pond.

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After a few minutes of this nonsense, the alligator submerged, and the ducks walked away.

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-Kevin

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Posted by howmus on Friday, January 31, 2020 1:57 PM

Ooooooo!  A game of Duck, Duck, Goose..........

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 31, 2020 1:45 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Ducks, geese?

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Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 1:31 PM

Ducks, geese?

Are we in for some fowl play?

Family Affair - who of our generation doesn´t remember that? It started in 1968 in Germany, where its title was "Dear Uncle Bill". Did you know that they all spoke German without an accent? Smile, Wink & Grin

Any idea where the Diner will be parked tomorrow?

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 1:22 PM

MisterBeasley

Judy wanted nothing more than just a rest and relax day after returning home from vacation.  I thought you might get a kick out of the series she decided to watch.

She's on about her fourth one.  I had forgotten all about Uncle Bill, Buffy, Jody and Mr. FrenchLaugh

 

I'd have to agree about the geese.  Some tenants in the condominium complex I live in decided to start feeding them a few Springs ago.

What a brilliant ideaIndifferent  The lawn looks like a massive minefield of goose droppings every Sping since...... Yuck!

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, January 31, 2020 12:47 PM

GMTRacing
If it reappears, maybe roast weasel? Wink

That reminds me of the line from "O Brother Where Art Thou" when they were eating gopher on a stick. "Gopher Everett?"

Delmar O'Donnell: Care for some gopher?

Ulysses Everett McGill: No thank you, Delmar. A third of a gopher would only arouse my appetite without beddin' 'er back down.

Delmar O'Donnell: Oh, you can have the whole thing. Me and Pete already had one apiece. We ran across a whole... gopher village.

 

I doubt my weasel would feed many of us here. Maybe some Buffalo weasel wings?

     Bon appetit, Ed

 

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, January 31, 2020 12:22 PM

Geese.  Yuck.

We have a flock of a couple of hundred of them wintering over.  They make a racket.  Back at the GF's condo, the geese stayed year-round and were a constant mess.

We also have ducks, but they're wild and not anywhere near as numerous.  They just float around in the tidal marsh, mostly.  We've identified a few different species.  The Hooded Mergansers are here for the winter.  They dive and swim underwater for fish.

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

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, January 31, 2020 12:20 PM

If it reappears, maybe roast weasel?Wink

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:47 AM

gmpullman

 

 
York1
TF, I didn't know that McDonalds and casinos went together!  Looks like an interesting place. 

 

I'd say every visit to McDonalds is a gamble. Whistling

 

 

 

LaughYou got that straight Ed.

I have heard more than once when they do an autopsy on someone who died of cardiovascular or heart problems.  The intern always asks  "what is that white goo?"  The head doctor replies McDonald's! Whistling

 

I was saddened to hear about the weasel and your ducksSad but maybe I can come over for duck dinner next yearDinnerSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:40 AM

GMTRacing

TF the pet duck thing can be problematic. The girlfriend of one of my mechanics had a pet goose. It had to wear diapers in the house

 

 

To have a picture of that goose with the diaper on and possibly a yellow bonnetLaughLaugh

I don't even need it,  I imagined it and busted a gutLaugh

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:39 AM

York1
TF, I didn't know that McDonalds and casinos went together!  Looks like an interesting place. 

I'd say every visit to McDonalds is a gamble. Whistling

Our ducks come into the house only once. Usually surrounded by parsley and steamed vegetables Dinner

 Quacks by Edmund, on Flickr

This fall a weasel killed off all 12 of our remaining ducks. No more duckies.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:53 AM

York1

TF, neat picture of the mountains in the sunset!  That's pretty amazing.

 

 

It was truly amazing John,  you had to be there to see it for yourself.  The camera really did it no justice. 

It was just one of those few experiences of being in the right place at the right time.  By the time I ran in the room to grab the camera and take pictures,  it went away just as fast as it appeared.

 

Post-Hog Post-Hog...  TF is a post hogLaugh

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:45 AM

York1

TF, I didn't know that McDonalds and casinos went together!  Looks like an interesting place. 

 

 

I didn't either until I found it.  We went in there for a little while, it was kind of fun.

From what I understand they give a decent percentage of the proceeds to charity.  Micky D's always has been good to the childrenYes

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:42 AM

TF, neat picture of the mountains in the sunset!  That's pretty amazing.

York1 John       

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:38 AM

Thanks J.R.

I will pass your post on to her for confirmationYes  I told her those things poop at will all over the place and quite frequently.  The duck thing was shot down immediatelyLaugh

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:32 AM

Good morning.  Just finished bacon and eggs, so just coffee at the diner this morning.

The sun may shine a little today.  No more snow until middle of next week.

Ken, hope everything is going well with your leg.

Ulrich, how are the plans for the container house coming? 

TF, I didn't know that McDonalds and casinos went together!  Looks like an interesting place. 

 

BigDaddy
Laudanum, 10% opium, was a mainstay of 19th century medicine. 

During a lecture on the Civil War, I heard of Laudanum -- the Civil War doctors used it extensively to stop the Tennessee Trots.  Of course, doctors didn't wash their hands or their instruments.  They did not yet know of microbes that caused infections.  The lecturer said that soldiers tried to avoid the hospitals.

 

I'm working on the layout, but I have the TV tuned to Vegas Vacation.  Chevy Chase just fell off Hoover Dam.  

Well, back to work on the railroad.  Retirement is great.

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:22 AM

TF the pet duck thing can be problematic. The girlfriend of one of my mechanics had a pet goose. It had to wear diapers in the house and was itermittently viscious not to mention noisy and just generally out of control. When she would visit the shop the dogs that stay here would all go nuts so it was even worse. Like you said to Judy - good luck with thatSad  J.R. 

I got top again! Order what you want and lets have some fun. I stiffed everyone yesteday and again the post didn't appear on top when I first posted. Strange. Me? I'll have the filet medium rare with baked potato, corn on the cob and a nice slice of blueberry pie ala mode. And some Pinot Noir to go with it. I'm takeing off work early just to celebrate!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:14 AM

moelarrycurly4

Minot North dakota.

 

 

 

Why not Minot?  That's what they say there.

I'll tell you why not,  I've been there two times and had a bad experience twice.  For this Northern boy,  I'm all done with that placeLaugh

 

It's always good to get back home again. 

We had a really good reflection of the Sun Set down there one night.  It looked like the mountains were on fire.  It only happened one evening at dusk and only lasted about two minutes.

In this view it almost looked like molten lava.

 

On the last day there we took the river taxi up and down the Colorado River to visit the other resorts.

A mallard duck adopted our River Taxi Driver about two years ago.  He finds her everyday and jumps aboard her boat.  He moves to the front of the bow when it's time for the passengers to get off.

Now Judy wants a pet duckLaugh  I told her good luck with thatSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Happy Belated Birthday Steven.

Ken,  glad to hear your blood clot scare was only a scareYes

 

Have a good day all.

 

 

TF

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 31, 2020 9:20 AM

Good morning .... Coffee and a donut, please. 

JR ... Yes, the Diner is quiet this morning. Where is everybody ? 

Steve O asked where we are going for February. ..... How about Wisconsin ? We can spend the month pestering Steve O. Whistling and have some good tasting Wisconsin cheese along with other good food. 

CN Charlie.... Good to read you have your brass loco working. I know what you mean about sound decoders all working at the same time when you turn power on to the layout. 

Ken ... Glad to hear your good report from the VA. 

Everybody ..... Happy Model Railroading. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, January 31, 2020 9:03 AM

Good Morning All,

   12 hours without a post. Guess we're less gabby than we used to be. 17F this morning but not windy so not too bad. Got a late start to the shop as I had to stop at one of the machine shops we use to drop stuff off. Finishing suspension stuff off than onto the wiring harnesses for two cars.   Ciao, J.R.

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