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

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:02 AM

Track fiddler
Lion's steak is done first, I put it on the heat coming up from the sweet potatoes cooking in the oven. Should be just about right now. He can pick the front or the back one

 

That Steak looks just PURRFECKT

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:59 AM

cudaken
Fan in the garage is on it's last leg. I use it to move the heat around in the garage. Bearing is going bad and stop's spinning or just makes a racket. I have been oiling the motor shaft to get it going again. Yep, it is about time to spend $30.00 on a new one.

 

LION was noty aware that fans had anya legs.

That might be your problem right there.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:25 PM

I'm back from my Caribbean cruise, getting warm in February.

I even saw trains.  While docked in the Dominican Republic, there was a single engine shuffling around open stake cars full of what looked like straw or hay.

The first thing they did when we boarded the ship was take everyone's temperature.

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

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:24 PM

SeeYou190
Down here most of the stores have installed self checkouts that have coin slots. I usually take a handful of change out of the jar each trip to the store and let it sort it out for me. I seem to get 3-4 dollars worth of change every handful.

Hi Kevin,

That sounds like a much more customer friendly approach.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:41 PM

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. Our bank used to have sorting machines that we could use at no charge. They took them out because they were constantly jamming up. They could only be fed a few coins at a time. The local grocery store has a coin sorting machine but they charge a mere 13% to use it

Down here most of the stores have installed self checkouts that have coin slots. I usually take a handful of change out of the jar each trip to the store and let it sort it out for me. I seem to get 3-4 dollars worth of change every handful. It is like found free money. No fee, and it shaves a few dollars off of every trip.

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:26 PM

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We have a change jug or two in the house.  A plastice Maxwell House can, the big one, holds about $300. 

Hi Mike,

Up here in Canada we get to drop our Loonies and Toonies ($1.00 and $2.00 coins) into the change bucket too. I can easily get $300.00 out of a single margarine tub!

Sorting the stuff is a PITA AFAIC. Our bank used to have sorting machines that we could use at no charge. They took them out because they were constantly jamming up. They could only be fed a few coins at a time. The local grocery store has a coin sorting machine but they charge a mere 13% to use itGrumpy. The first time I used it the fee was close to $50.00 for one margarine tub of coins!Grumpy Then I realized how stupid I had been by putting my $1.00 and $2.00 coins through it. It cost me $0.26 to sort a single $2.00 coin!Bang HeadBang HeadBang HeadDunce Now I take all the Loonies, Toonies and quarters out first and roll them myself. Having the machine sort the remaining dimes and nickels is worth the cost. Pennies are no longer used, although I think the banks will still take them if they are rolled.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:15 PM

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Good evening ... I'm here to say "You are welcome." to those who took time to thank me for my posts about Kentucky railroads.

Garry, I did not say it before, but let me say it now, loud and clear... Thank You for being a good host this month while we were in Kentucky. I enjoyed all of your posts about your beautiful state.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:45 PM

BNSF UP and others modeler

 

 

 

Sorry BNSF.  I looked through my cards and didn't find him. 

I looked at the floor plan I downloaded this morning and he was exhibit 413  right next to Kato.  

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I'm sure they would have the information you need.

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:14 PM

Good evening ... 

I'm here to say "You are welcome." to those who took time to thank me for my posts about Kentucky railroads. 

 

Everybody :..... Happy Model Railroading. 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:07 PM

Track fiddler

Good evening.

The train show wasn't as fun as the one 7-8 years ago but it was still fun.  The crane guy was my heroBow

He made these cranes from scratch out of styrene.  These things were sweetYes,  and now I want to make a craneGeeked

 

Does he have a website or company name? I'd like to see if I can find more pictures of his work...

I'm beginning to realize that Windows 10 and sound decoders have a lot in common. There are so many things you have to change in order to get them to work the way you want.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:02 PM

BigDaddy
or there is only one way out of the building

I have only been in three locomotive shops, but in all three there was only one track in and out of the building, and the locomotives had to be lifted by massive cranes onto the repair tracks.

I do not know how much work required moving locomotives from one work track to another.

-Kevin

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:54 PM

Seems inefficient unless there is something they can do in one stall that they can't do at every stall or there is only one way out of the building.

One guy up there is wearing a starched collar and tie.  He doesn't operate cranes anymore, if he ever did.  My guess is the guys in line are the railroad board members with 2 shop foremen in the pic.

I googled starched collars to see when they went out of fashion and apparently they are still worn by barristers in the Queens' domains.  They are attached by studs, which look like very small and plain cuff links.  I inherited some studs from my father and thought "these are the worst cuff links I ever saw and threw them away"

I wasn't hot to wear a starched collar anyway.  I have 2 shirts that have French cuffs but I haven't worn them in a couple years.  For our younger members French cuffs have button holes on both sides but no buttons, so you need a cuff links.  Starched collars were detachable.  I can't imagine they were anything but uncomfortable.

The MRC throttle repair thread shows a pic of 'made in China'.  Would my mid 1980's throttle have been made there?

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:21 PM

BigDaddy
Is there a purpose to jacking the loco that high or was it just done for the photo?

They would hoist it even higher to get over the tops of the other engines for a lateral bridge move.

 

BigDaddy
Note the group above and to the left of the headlight?

The crane operators position, I presume?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:16 PM

It was hard to walk away from these things Kevin.  I love talking to people,  I talked to this guy for close to an hour.  His work was so Factory it was just fascinating.  Every time I think I'm developing my modeling skills,  along comes a faster ratLaugh

The cranes were not for sale,  they were just one of the exhibit displays.  I was amazed.  To have a tall building being erected with one of these Cranes hovering over it on a layout would be something else!

That brass Shay in Florida sounds interesting too.  Don't go out of your way but if you get down to the Hobby shop looking for something, take a picture for me if ya wouldSmile,  and the damageSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:08 PM

moelarrycurly4

 

Is there a purpose to jacking the loco that high or was it just done for the photo?

Note the group above and to the left of the headlight?

 Ken  Can't you find the part at a junk yard?  They must have online junkyards by now.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:01 PM

Track fiddler
The crane guy was my hero

Classic Construction Models made an HO scale brass model of a Manitowoc model 4600 drag line. I see them ocassionally for around $2,000.00 and it is very hard to walk away from them.

If they had the KTA1150/NH855 engines and upper deck railing there is no way I would be able to resist. Fortunately every model I have seen has had the single V-12 engine arrangement. Those were an early version, and I have never seen one of those in real life.

Track fiddler
Shay's are becoming extremely hard to find in N scale and if you do find them they want an arm and a leg.

Gulf Coast Model Railroading in Sarasota, Florida has a brass N scale shay in their consignment case. It has been there for about a year. They might be willing to cut a deal to move it.

-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:43 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 I swear everything I own is breaking! Well, not everthing but you get the gist.

 Trunk latch broke on my old Town Car. Yep, cannot get the part so I will have to rig a redneck repair. Bought a Barrel Bolt Latch from Lowes. I will have to drill holes in the trunk and quarter panel to mount on the outside of the the car. Will not beable to lock the trunk but it will stay down.

 Fan in the garage is on it's last leg. I use it to move the heat around in the garage. Bearing is going bad and stop's spinning or just makes a racket. I have been oiling the motor shaft to get it going again. Yep, it is about time to spend $30.00 on a new one.

 Train Front Dang near puiled the trigger on a BLI PRR A&B Shark Nose set. I had them in my basket at check out and talked my self out of them at the last second.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:38 PM

Good evening.

The train show wasn't as fun as the one 7-8 years ago but it was still fun.  The crane guy was my heroBow

He made these cranes from scratch out of styrene.  These things were sweetYes,  and now I want to make a craneGeeked

I was on a quest for a shay or two.  No such thing.  Shay's are becoming extremely hard to find in N scale and if you do find them they want an arm and a leg.

I only brought home a DMIR shirt. 

My Bro got the DWP.

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:46 PM

Track fiddler
I think Wisconsin might just be a good place for the Diner next month.  I like how Wisconsin Central has the maroon and gold color scheme like the old DMIR locomotives used to have.  You often see Wisconsin Central up in Duluth, Minnesota.  

Naww...WI and MN are too cold yet.  Save for the summer when the neat stuff and places  that are brought up can be visited.

Kind of reminds when Kevin did that trip to see his daughter, and the hobby shop thing, and half the country was in "winter shut down mode" yet.  I kinda' felt bad for him, in his shorts, and cotton shirts....Indifferent....never mind, Mischief

The wife has a few clients that winter in Arkansas, they say it's beautiful.  There must be some trains there.  Class I's:  UP, BNSF and KCS.  Also lots of short lines, and terminal type roads, according to good ole' Wicky.

I'll shut up, I've never "moved" the diner before, I'm sure I'd leave parts of it scattered around from KY to AK. Laugh, and I've never been there.

Interesting you see WC up north.  The CN still lets a few GP40 and 38's roam in there faded colors.  There's probably quite a few in service on other shortlines, etc., around the country.

I'm sure the WC's fleet of reliable SD45's is getting to the end of their life. Some of us on various CN, WC and trains FB groups have mentioned that the CN outa do heritage stuff, like the other class I's. 

I can picture an GE AC4400 GEVO in that beautiful marron and yellow now......Angel...Bow  Or even maybe an SD70ACs.  OH YEAAA...what a sight! Surprise

I picked up some misc. needed tools yesterday, I think I'll go look at my stash...Smile, Wink & Grin

Everyone have a great day!  It's Saturday, have one on me!  Beer Drinks.  ( we need more emoji's.  Oh wait, not much in here works now, Mischief,  never mind!)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:27 AM

Good morning again.

I'm waiting for my brother to show up at the crack of noon to go to the train show.  I hope he's not late cuz I'm really excited to go down thereSmile

As another Forum member had mentioned, my grandmother used to give me a silver dollar as well for every birthday.  I don't know what ever happened to thoseSad  I also have Susan B's, two dollar bills and a collection of gold colored coins. 

Years ago I acquired a $2 bill that was in pretty rough shape.  I tried to spend it at the gas station and the young cashier looked at me like I was crazy.  She would not accept it.  She did not believe it was real and thought it was some kind of a joke.

 

I as well would like to thank Garry again for posting all the great pictures, history and information he provided on Kentucky this month.  That kind of thing takes time and it is appreciated!

You know, ... I don't know Mike,  I think Wisconsin might just be a good place for the Diner next month.  I like how Wisconsin Central has the maroon and gold color scheme like the old DMIR locomotives used to have.  You often see Wisconsin Central up in Duluth, Minnesota.  

Besides,  Wisconsin is the cheese capital of the world and although the residents eat half of itLaugh,  the other half is a huge commodity that I'm sure has to be shipped out by Railroad.

 

Just my thoughts.

 

 

TF

 

P.S.   Back to the coronavirus subject,  I'm by no means paranoid but I'm thinking of starting to spray my mail with LysolLaugh

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:18 AM

Mike ... You are welocme. 

There were other passenger trains passing through Kentucky from northern cities to southern destinations. 

I mentioned the Humming Bird from Cincinnati to New Orleans. That train had sections from Chicago and St louis that crossed the Ohio River at Evansville, IN which traveled through western KY and were combined with the Cincinnati section in Nashville, TN where the train continued on to New Orleans. 

Dixie Flyer was another train from Chicago which crossed the Ohio River at Evansville, IN. It traveled through western Kentucky to Nashville TN, Birmingham AL, and Montgomery AL. There, it transferred to the ACL RR and went to Florida.

The South Wind originated in Chicago on the PRR and went to Louisville. There, it transferred to L&N. It went to Florida via L&N and connecting railroads. This train had a Northern Pacific dome car in the winter season. PRR never owned any dome cars. Therefore, it was the only regularly scheduled PRR train with a dome car. 

 

In the Amtrak era, there are no trains passing through Kentcuky from Chicago to Florida .  Sad. 

 

 

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:23 AM

Good morning.  Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns with onions, and coffee this morning.

We got home from visiting grandchildren, and have a free couple of days.

Working on layout today.  Where will we be tomorrow?  It will be an adventure to wake up and find out where the train diner has moved.

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:12 AM

BigDaddy

The US tried to popularize the dollar coin, but gave up in 1999.  They made a coin almost the same size as a quarter, named it after Susan Anthony, a suffragette.  The coin itself had no character.

And to add to the confusion, Susan B Anthony looked a lot like George Washington.

We have $2 bills, they stopped printing those last year.  Somebody told me they were produced for horse racing.  I have about 8 of them.  I don't know why.  I haven't gotten one in change in decades.  There are cases of people being arrested for trying to use them because people think they are not real.

You also get a lot of blank stares when trying to pay for ten dollars worth of gas with ten 'quarters'.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:09 AM

Last day in KY.  Gary, once again, great pictures! 

No clue as to where next, I'll leave that in more capable hands. 

I only hope for some place warmer than WI. Laugh

We have a change jug or two in the house.  A plastice Maxwell House can, the big one, holds about $300.  It's due for a cash-in.  Just a part of our "Up North" fund.

I remember those SBA dollars, the same size as a quarter...Indifferent...really??  I also have a couple of the States quarters collection things full.  My original thought was one for each kid.....millennials....Laugh...they think it's nice...but...really dad?

My weekend diners usually includes a beer to wash it all down.  Usually a fish bake on Fridays, some type of beef, maybe a steak on the grill, on Saturday nights.  My current beer of choice is Coors Light.

Last night, and tonight, I had a few minutes of silence, with my ice cold Coors.  Sigh

 Off to other projects,

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:48 AM

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

moelarrycurly4

 

IC Paducah Ky Locomotive shops

 

 

The IC's Paducah locomotive shop was famous for rebuilding IC's GP7 and GP9 locomtives into chop nise GP10's. In later yers, IC sold the shop to VMV Corporation which was an independant company that rebuilt locomotives. 

Another locomotive rebuilder is Progress Rail owned by Caterpiller. It is in Mayfield KY which is about 40 miles south of Paducah. .

 

Illinois Central RR operated passenger trains that crossed the Ohio River from IL at Cairo, IL. These trains originated in Chicago and St Louis and went to southern destinations. One of he trains has a song about it "The City of New Orleans". Another IC train to New Orleans was the Panama Limited. I rode on the City of Miami on the 1960's from Chicago to Florida. . 

 

 

 

 

GM&O also crossed the Ohio River at Cairo, IL and went through KY to southern destinations. 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00 AM

Good morning.  I'll have a cup of go juice with ya.  

Eased back into the work front this week. Shorter and lighter days were all the weak knee was permitting, so not any time for modeling lately.

I parked the thread I started as I have no progress to post.  I think when I resume I'm going to use Brent's  I-beam technique on the second portal.  It looks like a great idea and I really want to try it outYes

Saturday would normally be a great day to resume modeling but today is the Big Kahuna Train Show at the River Center in Saint Paul.

This show is guaranteed over 200 exhibits and only comes to town every 7-8 years.  I'm definitely not missing this one.  I just hope walking on all that cement doesn't wear out the old knee too quickLaugh

 

Have a great Saturday everyone.

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:27 AM

Top of the page.   Cup of java for everyone.

I have packing to do up too.  I found a bunch of reloading equipment I need to Ebay. 

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Posted by Cederstrand on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:18 AM

Seattle's Best roast in a Burlington Northern mug, please.

The model train room is about 90% cleared out now, except of course for the old HO layout which will be incorporated with the new. Major progress made yesterday. 

Have a great day all.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, February 28, 2020 8:13 PM

My grandmother used to give me a silver dollar when she visited.  They were real silver back Morgans, from 1921 and earlier.  The later "Peace" dollars weren't as pretty.

The US tried to popularize the dollar coin, but gave up in 1999.  They made a coin almost the same size as a quarter, named it after Susan Anthony, a suffragette.  The coin itself had no character. 

We have $2 bills, they stopped printing those last year.  Somebody told me they were produced for horse racing.  I have about 8 of them.  I don't know why.  I haven't gotten one in change in decades.  There are cases of people being arrested for trying to use them because people think they are not real.

Henry

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