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Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner February 2020 - This Month in Kentucky

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 1:50 PM

For me the F´s and the E´s are still the epitome of "modern" US railroading! Simply icons of a time, when traveling by train was sheer luxury!

Remember this?

So You Want A Model Railroad?

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:39 PM

I agree Ulrich.

A short line in WI and UP MI. uses an FP7 for freight service.

 ELS 600 Arriving Critvitz by Kevin Madsen, on Flickr

Photo by Kevin Madsen.

I'm also excited for you on the possibilities of moving, back in your future,

I don't know what I was thinking, needed a quite study of the counties of earth, but after seeing your location, Denmark is actually north.

When I think of Denmark, Sweden, and the other countries, I thought it always seemed more west of you,  NOPE.  Laugh

I wish you best of luck!

Mike.

 PS. By the way, the FP7 is 4' longer than the regular F, for extra water storage for passenger trains.  I believe the E&LS accuired it from the WSOR, who aquired it from the MILW.  I think.  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:52 PM

Howdy ....

Rob .... I'm sad to hear your news. Praying for you to have a full recovery. Keep us informed. 

Ulrich .... I, too, like EMD E's and F's. I saw a lot of them as a grew up near Chicago, and I have HO models of them now. .. The Spencer video is very nice, and I especially like seeing the Burlington E5 with its stainless steel. 

 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:59 PM

Rob,

Prayers for you, I have empathy for what you will be going through----

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Posted by York1 on Friday, February 21, 2020 3:28 PM

Tinplate Toddler
For me the F´s and the E´s are still the epitome of "modern" US railroading! Simply icons of a time, when traveling by train was sheer luxury!

 

My favorite locomotive -- both on the layout and in real life:

 

John  --  Saints Fan  

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:34 PM

Track fiddler
All I have to do is call the Golden Wok and say the usual, that's it, and it's on its way.

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I have a take out place within a mile called "Chinatown Food". If I text them an emoji of a fork, they will have our usual lunch order ready for pick up in ten minutes.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:58 PM

SeeYou190

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I have a take out place within a mile called "Chinatown Food". If I text them an emoji of a fork, they will have our usual lunch order ready for pick up in ten minutes.

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Does the symbol look something similar to thisDinner  

And being a regular customer is a good thing, ... No special wonton soup for youLaugh

 

Judy just got home from work and brought a box in from the mailboxBig Smile   She had to get the castor oil out to wipe the smile off my face.  I don't know how you pulled that off so quick but I'm going to try to come up with some kind of mach up so I can post soon.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 5:02 PM

Track fiddler
Judy just got home from work and brought a box in from the mailbox

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Wow! That made it there very fast. That is surprising.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 5:20 PM

Yeah it surprised the heck out of me!  I love Friday,  now it just got better.

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, February 21, 2020 5:54 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Rob Angel prayers for you that you will beat the odd's.

 Work Front Filled in for Jerry today for 4.25 hours. I got some needed prices tag's made and hung. Not one customer came in the 4.25 hours I was there.

 It was a pretty day today and enjoyed walking Dirk. Seems Dirk does not like Rolling Thunder and was barking his brains out as I ran the Bissiemer SD 7.

 Train Front I love F Units. May be beacuse I grew up watching them at the B&O Yard in Washington Ind.

 Speaking of trains, the BLI PRR I1sa is chuffing again? Just don't get it? ConfusedConfusedHmm

 Later, Ken and Dirk say's I hate them Thundering Tennis Ball's Daddy, Woof, Woof!

I hate Rust

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Posted by Cederstrand on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:02 PM

Mixed greens salad with all the fixings, please.

***John, cool photo. Have always loved E8's and similar locos. Still have one in N scale. 

Thank you all for the well wishes. 

Will be in the corner booth near the wood stove warming up. 

Cheers! Cowboy

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:18 PM

mbinsewi
When I think of Denmark, Sweden, and the other countries, I thought it always seemed more west of you, NOPE.

All of the houses we are interested in are on the Danish island of Lolland, which is actually not too far away. The island can be reached via a ferry from Puttgarden, which is about 120 miles northeast of our place. The ferry takes only 30 minutes to reach Lolland. In a few years, the ferry will be replaced by a tunnel underneath the Fehmarn Belt Narrows, which will give us direct train links between Hamburg and Copenhagen. Travel time to Hamburg will be down to a little over an hour then, should I live to see the opening of the tunnel. They have just started construction o the Danish side.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:24 PM

Rob I am very sorry to hear of your diagnosis and will be praying for you.

Started packing up trains today for my move.  Seems to me, I should have more boxes from recent purchase and the same number of bottoms and tops, which for now I don't.

Do you guys have boxes with just a few screws and parts, trucks, couplers and a few figures?

Flip flopped the blue and white wires on my Wow sound 4-4-0 installation and still don't have a head light.  Had a headlight before I installed the decoder and the led wires are in continuity with the plug on the loco, so I don't know I should do next.  I guess try power the led pins in the loco and see if it lights and maybe trying to wire an led directly to the board to see if it lights.   Maybe I will wait till after my move.

Figuring out how to pack buildings is going to be a bigger challenge.

Henry

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:11 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Just found this video on Youtube!

Hi Ulrich,

Thanks for sharing that video. I can't imagine how much work and effort went into getting all of those locomotives in one place for such a great show.

Does anyone know if this is a regular event? The video was done in 2014.

Dave

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:11 PM

Good luck with the packing Henry.  I have very few of the original boxes, as they were taking up WAY too much space.  There are many alternatives I'll investigate when our time comes.  

Getting rid of a lot of stuff included, as my next will probably be more of a small ISL.  We'll see what type of house, or possibly community, we move to.

We won't be in this small cape cod, with all of it's stairs, too much longer.  I give it maybe 8 to 10 years at the most.

Builders and developers have realized that retirement communities for aging boomers is a big market.  They are coming out of the ground fast around here.

ROB, wishing you the best, and the strength for it all.

Chinese, maybe once or twice a year.  It has the same texture and taste to me, no matter what they name the dish.  Egg rolls, we'll fix sometimes as weekend munchies.

Mike.

PS. Thanks Ulrich, I'll have to check that out!

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:21 PM

Cederstrand
Not good news regarding the brain biopsy. Will start the challening treatments soon to buy time.

Sorry to hear that Rob. I hope you can stay positive, although I'm sure there will be some hard times.

My aunt Ruth was diagnosed with a brain tumor in her early 60s. She died in her early 90s. There is hope!

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 10:22 PM

BigDaddy
Figuring out how to pack buildings is going to be a bigger challenge.

 

Loose styrofoam peanuts and big boxes will be your friends.

-Kevin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 10:54 PM

I started the day with big ambitions for cleaning out the back bedroom to continue the house remodel. The rear bedroom and bathroom are next.

Well... that was all good until I came across these two almost finished figures, and of course, I decided to finish them. I just bought all those new Vallejo Paints and Winsor & Newton brushes after all.

Scale on both figures is 1/56.

Warhammer 40K Ork Nob with Shoota and Choppa:

Female Soviet Sniper (Red Army, WW2):

I am a bit out of practice with figure painting, but it sure felt good to get these done.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:19 AM

SeeYou190
Well... that was all good until I came across these two almost finished figures, and of course, I decided to finish them. I just bought all those new Vallejo Paints and Winsor & Newton brushes after all.

Your figure painting skills are pretty amazing Kevin, out of practise or not!

I just bought three Winsor and Newton brushes based on your recommendations. I have tons of brushes but they are all crap. I'm looking forward to giving the Winsor and Newton brushes a try.

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:43 AM

Good morning.  Black coffee please. 

First of all,  Thoughts and best wishes go out to Rob. We're all pulling for ya.

 

Those figurines of Kevin's are incredible.  He seems to be gifted with some kind of micro-detail precision thing, ... Nice.

 

Well,  I'm not one much to complain, especially when others have more significant ailments.  So I won't.  Just stating the facts here.

I've been mainly on the couch since last Friday,  that drives me nuts.  I'm the kind of guy that always likes to be doing something physical.

When that Sub-Zero air moved in a few weeks ago my knee went South as it usually does, only this time it didn't come back.  It feels like an ice pick is jammed under the side of my knee cap every time I take a step.

To make a long story short I'm willing to do anything to prevent surgery again.  My mechanic told me about this fairly new procedure called PRP.  He had amazing results with it.  

I had my first treatment on Monday.  I have a follow-up and another treatment if needed on March 2nd.

Has anyone heard of this?  I'm hopeful it will work as well for me as it did for my mechanic.

 

 

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:49 AM

I just did some reading about it, after seeing your post.  The articles I read also say it's used for growing hair.

Look out! Laugh  Good luck!

Kevin, what particular W&N brushes do you use?  Is there a set that would be good to have? or individual brushes?

I'm looking at a Blick web site, looking at what they have.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:20 AM

Wow Mike,  you must be some kind of speed reader.  I was looking from the time I posted till the time you posted was only 5 minutes and you read articles.  I wish I could read that fast.

I must have overlooked the grow hair thing when I was doing my research.  Maybe I should get a treatment in the center top of my forehead and I could grow that Mickey Mouse triangle thing backLaugh

Blick used to be called Dick Blick.  I have a store about a mile and a half from my house.  My daughters are quite artsy-fartsy like me.  I take them there once in awhile and buy them some things.  They don't get into model railroading unfortunately.

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:23 AM

I have no idea why it works, but it does.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=prp+injection

Is it going to be covered by your insurance?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:29 AM

Henry

No,  it is not covered by anyone's insurance as of now I understand.  A few years ago it was 2500 per treatment,  now it is down to 900.  I coughed it up,  I feel my knee is worth at least that. 

My mechanic had terrible pain in his wrist with his tendons for over 10 years.  He had his wrist done about two years ago and has absolutely no pain anymore.  He has had 10 surgeries on his knee in his life and had the PRP done on his knee a little over a month ago.  He says he feels like he could run now. 

Hearing his testimony is what sold me to give the procedure a try.

 

 

TF

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Posted by Cederstrand on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:30 AM

Extra strong Italian Roast coffee in a UNION PACIFIC mug, please.

***Kevin, those are very cool. Well done!

Going to start figuring out what lumber will be needed to continue with the new layout expansion and get it perhaps this weekend. Patti is rather persistant about getting on with this project. Determined!

Have a fantastic day all.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:33 AM

Maybe I'll bring it up with my Dr. and rheumatologist.  I'm getting over an episode in my knee that has been diagnosed as pseudogout, through a fluid test, because of mineral build up in my joints.

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Posted by Weighmaster on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:56 AM

mbinsewi
pseudogout

I got that in my knees a couple years ago.  The doc at hospital sucked almost 4 BIG syringes of fluid out and put me on prednesone to knock it down.  I'm on 400 mg of alopurinol a day.  Tart cherry juice is also beneficial.

Gary

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:03 AM

Weighmaster

 

Tart cherry juice is also beneficial.

 

 

 

Tart cherry juice before hitting the rack is also well known to help you sleep, ... (Ulrich)Smile

Judy has a juicer book.  Cabbage, cucumbers, and salary is also very beneficial for your joints.

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:12 AM

Weighmaster
I got that in my knees a couple years ago.  The doc at hospital sucked almost 4 BIG syringes of fluid out and put me on prednesone to knock it down.  I'm on 400 mg of alopurinol a day.  Tart cherry juice is also beneficial.

I take the allo for regular uric acid type gout, now I have another med for the pseudogout.

I've tried the cherry juice for a few years, no difference.  TF's thing about sleep, maybe I'll try that again.  I can't seem to shut my brain down.  I rethink, rebuild, remodel, solve problems, build, fix, plan, move things, things I could do different for better results, and things I want to accomplish in the near and distant future.  I don't seem to have time for sleep!  Laugh

Our neighbor, at our place up north jokes and tells me "That'll teach you to go to bed sober!"

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:16 AM

Good morning, everybody. 

The Clinchfield Railroad operated from eastern Kentucky to South Carolina. Its primary source of revenue was coal.

 

GARRY

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