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

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:20 AM

Some of you were talking about New Orleans. Before Amtrak there were several trains passing through Kentucky going to New Orleans. 

Louisville and Nashville had two daily trains from Cincinnati to New Orleans named the Humming Bird and the Pan American. They ran on L&N from Cincinnati and stopped in Louisville KY, Bowling Green KY, Nashville TN, Birmingham AL, Montgomery AL, Mobile AL, and Gulfport MS on their way to New Orleans.

 

 

..... 

 

Everybody : .... Happy Model Railroading .... Have some Kentucky Derby Pie on me. It is yummy !

GARRY

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Posted by GMTRacing on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:22 AM

Good Morning All,

    Belated Happy Birthday Ken.  I'm sitting in the hotel in Sebring waiting to go out to the track to set up awnings in the rain. Fun times walking on the wet trailer roofs. Went for an airboat ride yesterday - saw a bunch of gators a water moccasin and a ton of birds. Also a pair of matching yellow Cesnnas doing the float plane equivalent of touch and gos. Ciao, J.R. 

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:43 AM

Good morning.  Sausage and egg biscuits this morning.

I'm working on the layout and watching one of the great WWII movies, "They Were Expendable".

John  --  Saints Fan  

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:12 AM

Howdy!!!!

Back again.  I have the insurance cards (temporary type) and talked to the CU about wiring the payment to the car company...  Should be very doable.  Getting things done little by little.  Will end up driving to Mt. Kisco, NY (Westchester County just North of the Rotten Apple) to pick up the car.  That way I will get some important personal training on how to operate and know the car a bit better.

What am I getting???  This car: (Tesla Model 3)

One of the salesmen over at the GM dealership where I bought the Volt wanted to know how I would get the oil changed.....  Duh!  "Well, what if you need a wheel bearing changed!!??!!"  I guess their cars must have problems I haven't seen one go on anything since I changed out the front wheel bearing on a 1926 4 ton axle Chevy Truck back when I was about 10... Whistling Gotta love the Bull they try to give you.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:12 AM

Good morning.

I sure am getting ready to slowly get back into things.  I'm thankful my knee is starting to feel a lot better the last few days.  This boredom of being at home to long is starting to drive me a little nuts.

I'm thinking of taking on some small easy jobs soon and see how it goes.  The PRP treatment must be working.  Judy has told me not to jump the gun too soon but I don't see how some small handyman type jobs could hurt.

I have some ceiling repairs and a few light fixtures to install in the condo complex here.  I think that would be a good way to start and see how it goes. 

I'm supposed to wait till after my follow-up appointment but I don't know if I can sit around for another week. 

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:58 PM

howmus
What am I getting???  This car: (Tesla Model 3)

Hey Ray,

That looks like a neat toy! Congratulations!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:44 PM

Yes,  for sure, looks like a gas Miser and I've been thinking about a fuel efficient car myselfYes

Judy's making egg salad sandwiches for dinner tonight.  You know the really thick ones with the really thick stacks of lettuce on top and lots of pepperDinner  Oh! and with the cottage potato bread.

I do enjoy a breakfast persuasion dinner at times, ... Change it upYes   

Sometimes I do like that JudySmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:51 PM

Howdy again!

hon30critter
Hey Ray, That looks like a neat toy! Congratulations! Dave

Should be a neat little car.  Plenty of room for what I need to put in it and pretty decent specs.  The Model 3 with the basic 2 wheel drive can do 0 to 60mph in 5 seconds.  The Volt I have now?  Try maybe in 9 secs with both the Electric and the Gas engine going flat out....  The Volt has a top speed of 98mph (limited by the computer), the Tesla Model 3 is a little over 140mph (no I don't think I will try that myself...).  I do think it should be fun to drive.  It ain't the Roadster, but.....Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:08 PM

Track fiddler
Yes, for sure, looks like a gas Miser and I've been thinking about a fuel efficient car myself

It sure is!  Especially since gas usage will be...... Ah,   ZERO!  The mpge (miles per gallon equivilent) is rated at 141.  That is the distance a gasoline powered car would have to go on a gallon of gasoline to be as efficient.  Not bad at all.  Most of the electric for mine will be generated on the roof of my house.... (well I can say that as all my electric can be said to be either solar or wind power as I put the same amount that I pull off the grid onto the grid using wind and solar).

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11 PM

Hey, hey, hey hey.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Well I'm back,  And I'm Back In Black!

 

LaughThe egg salad sandwiches were really goodDinner

 

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:17 PM

No gas really?

But what about when it comes time to have to change out the battery?

$$$  Just wondering?

 

 

TF

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Posted by Cederstrand on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 PM

Seafood dinner with all the fixings, please.

Cool train pics being shared and a neat looking new car for Ray, too.Yes

Finished the lumber list for the new train tables. Just need to have Patti drive my old farm truck (that will be a first) to pick it all up. Can't drive under the meds I'm on so rely on her for everything off the farm now. 

Have a great evening/night all.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:41 PM

Track fiddler
But what about when it comes time to have to change the battery?

Ah....  The batteries tend to outlast the car...  In fact one of the technology questions my son (The advisor on Electric Storage to the PM of the UK) is part of is to find ways to reuse the still usable Li-on Batteries after the car itself is kaput!  There are some new technologies on the verge of being ready to use that are even better, BTW.  I have been driving the Volt mostly on Battery for well over 2 years now.  I have seen no degradation of Battery range so far.  On occasion a cell of the battery pack can go bad, but that is usually covered by warrenty.  Your range may vary.....Whistling. Oh and the Li-on batteries are something like 98% recyclable.  BTW, lithium is not mined in big, dirty, open pit mines like you may have seen some people say (there was a stupid horror article going around the web a few years back), it can be found and extracted from seawater......

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:42 PM

I do hate going to the gas station.

That kind of Technology of yours you just bought is really cool RayYes

It would be kind of a high to own some modern technology available these days.

 

Good for you and I'm happy for you Ray!

 

 

TF

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Posted by GMTRacing on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:54 PM

Good Evening All,

    Rain held off this afternoon so we got in and set up whilst staying dry (it was hot though but I'm not complaining. Tomorrow is the extra test day then practice and qualifying Friday. 

   Nice car Ray. I do find the wheels offputting but... Is the model 3 the one with motors in each wheel or does it use a drive train? I like the idea of having all the power generation in one place instead of all the fuel vapors/spillage/emmission etc. I will look forward to hearing how the real world experience is.

Ciao, J.R.

                   

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:07 PM

Hi J.R.

GMTRacing
Nice car Ray. I do find the wheels offputting but... Is the model 3 the one with motors in each wheel or does it use a drive train?

The wheel covers supposedly reduce the wind drag on the car by, I think, 4%.  There is another option for the wheels and the hubcaps can just be removed as well and the car looks like some of the other cars you see on the road.  The drivetrain is an electric Motor about the size of a watermellon that sits between the rear wheels (at least on the one I will be getting.  I don't know about the all wheel drive ones).  You can see what it looks like here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4eQ7nN_Lwo

I can't remember how to embed the video here..

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:29 PM

A good friend of mine has owned a Tesla SUV for about three years and had virtually no maintenance costs.

He loves it.

"Refueling" stations for Tesla are easy to find in Florida.

-Kevin

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 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:33 PM

Cederstrand

Finished the lumber list for the new train tables. Just need to have Patti drive my old farm truck (that will be a first) to pick it all up.

 

 

And Your Patti sounds just like my Judy and she will surprise you and do your first and perhaps later do some more.

You're in good hands as you have a good woman.

 

I read between the lines of your guys's Great Style TogetherYes

 

After all, ... that is your pattiSmile

 

 

TF

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:46 PM

howmus
The drivetrain is an electric Motor about the size of a watermellon that sits between the rear wheels (at least on the one I will be getting.  I don't know about the all wheel drive ones).  You can see what it looks like here:

Well, whatdya'no! it looks like a traction motor on a diesel electric loco!  Only you don't have a 16 cylinder diesel motor, running a generator, that powers the traction motor!

OK, never mind, I'll be quiet...Whistling...good luck with the car Ray!

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:50 PM

The LI-ION batteries are amazing, we have some Medical computer carts that some have LI_ION and some have SLA( Sealed Lead Acid) and I have had one LI-ION cart go bad after 4 years and several SLA after only a year. So the LI-Ions are holding up waaay better. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:34 PM

Track fiddler
my Judy and she will surprise you

My wife just came back home from the Dollar Tree where I guess she strolled down the toy aisle and picked up some plastic dinosaurs, then surprised me.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:40 PM

And that's what it's all about stupid insignificant funny stuff that keeps the boat afloat

 

 

TF

 

And I did laugh

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:27 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Work was a little busy. Had 5 customers and three load out's so I was not bored.

 Ray I have been a Tesla fan for a while.

 Up late last night and I am beat, so later.

 Ken and Dirk say's "Daddy I can still smell the Possum, can I play with it, Woof, Woof?"

I hate Rust

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:30 PM

Judy just brought me another thick egg salad with thick lettuceDinner

It's the little thingsYes

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:57 PM

Track fiddler
udy just brought me another thick egg salad with thick lettuce

.

I think I will make myself an egg salad sandwich, you have inspired me.

I like my egg salad with dijon mustard and only a little mayonaise on whole wheat bread. I think we are out of lettuce. Grocery shopping day is Friday.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:57 AM

Good Morning:

Winter storms moving through NE Ohio for the next few days. I'm ready — plenty of Layout projects Cool

Here's a look at a sad reality:

 

Go ahead! You know you want to Big Smile

 donuts by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:36 AM

Good morning.

Ed, you may be getting some of what went through here yesterday.  Thankfully the heavy snow didn't materialize.

With all the news of the virus sweeping the world, a doctor on the radio reminded us that two years ago, in the U.S., the flu and side effects caused 80,000 deaths.  Most years in the U.S., the flu accounts for 20,000 - 50,000 deaths.

Excuse me, I'm going to pause my comments and go wash my hands.

Not much going on.  Off to see grandkids -- have to make sure we spend money to match what the other set of grandparents are doing!  We're taking Daisy the Dachshund rather than put her in the vet's kennel.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:55 AM

Good morning ........ Coffee and one of Ed's donuts, please. Powdered sugar would be good. Thanks, Ed. 

Rob .... It is good to hear you have Patti to help do things for you such as driving. 

Ray ..... A Tesla, eh. Wow!. I'm impressed. 

Ed ....... Must still be winter. 

..... 

C&O is another railroad operating in Kentucky with trains to and from Cincinnati. Passenger trains were The George Washington and the FFV. ..From Cincinnati,  they crossed over the Ohio River to Covington, KY, and then eastward to Ashland KY. They  continued eastward through WV and VA to Washington DC. The second train is listed as FFV in the timetable, but it is short for Fast Flying Virginian.

In the 1950's, these trains typically has EMD E8's with stainless steel passenger cars. C&O had an attractive paint scheme for its passeger trains.

 

 

Everybody: ........ Have a nice day. 

GARRY

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:51 AM

Gary, your pictures are, and have been, excellent!  Thank you! Yes

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:53 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q
In the 1950's, these trains typically has EMD E8's with stainless steel passenger cars. C&O had an attractive paint scheme for its passeger trains.

 

Those were such great looking trains!

John  --  Saints Fan  

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