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Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner March 2020 - This Month in Texas!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:16 AM

Just imagine how smelly life was aboard a German U-Boat after weeks and weeks on the hunt in the North Atlantic! My English teacher, a Bosun´s Mate on one of these death traps, once told us it took him a day in a bathtub and a bottle of some nice smelly stuff to get rid of the odor acquired during the "Feindfahrt".

I was in a better position during my service - I had my own shower on board my boat. But then my boat wouldn´t be able to resurface, once it would have gone down.

Edit: Tops! Order up, folks - any poison you like!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Billwiz on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:25 AM

hon30critter

 

 
Tinplate Toddler
Moving the diner - why don´t we just stay right what we are. The virus doesn´t travel through the Internet, but I am not up to traveling right now.

 

Hi Ulrich,

I'm sorry that you are not up to moving the diner, but if you don't mind, I would be willing to take on the task, that is if everyone is comfortable with getting plopped down in the middle of the Rocky Mountains at Golden, BC.

What does everyone think?

Dave

 

 

How about Hunger Games district 12?  There is a train. 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:32 AM

Victory!

The grocery store had TP.

I can quit collecting leaves and corn husks for at least several more weeks.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:37 AM

Billwiz
How about Hunger Games district 12? There is a train.

Not at all my cup of tea!

Happy times!

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:04 PM

York1
I can quit collecting leaves and corn husks for at least several more weeks.

Laugh  Those pointed leaves in a cluster of 3 are really a time saver.  You get 3 for 1. Whistling

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:12 PM

Judy and I were lucky we never had the TP problem,  we had a 12 pack of double rolls and a partial pack before all the selfish hoarder thing started

I gotta tell you, it's so nice working in the building I live in,  this ceiling and plumbing repair is12ft outside my door   

I first cut a small hole where the stain was by the wall but the leak had travelled about two feet over so the hole got bigger before I found it

You can see the new compression fittings on the 3/4 pipe that returns to the boiler from the 3-inch main circulation pipe

This one is a bathroom floor repair and redo on the third floor   It's no wonder it lasted this long as it was done improperly in the 70s

The nice thing is I can go home and grab a sandwich while I'm waiting 45 minutes for the Kilz to dry over the partially rotten wood before I put the floor creat back on

It's so easy to juggle jobs when they're all in the same buildingSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:28 PM

Good Afternoon,

Sunny and a warm 55F here. Feels like summer. 

We are planning a final grocery run for tomorrow morning. We want to get our supplies up to a 2 month level. The new fridge is working fine, so ready to be filled. Sure is a stressful time. 

I'm fine with Golden, B.C. I've been there several times over the years all for business as we had a store there. It isn't too far to Revelstoke which was a CP Division Point and is home to a great RR museum. They have a restored Mike inside. Golden is a skiing spot and I suppose April isn't too late for that if there are any in the Diner so inclined.

Yesterday I went out to the store where we buy bird seed and I think we have enough seed to get us through migration. I have about 200lbs. of shelled sunflower seed on hand. It is more expensive than the black oil stuff but there is no mess. Black oil seed casings kill vegitation.

I was wondering about Batman too. 

Time to do something. 

Stay safe, 

CN Charlie  

 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:39 PM

SeeYou190

I found this one in a tray with a bunch of Soviet T-34s I started painting a few years ago.

 

 

Do you have pictures of those tanks? I happen to be a HUGE fan of WWII tanks, model, game, and prototype alike.

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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:50 PM

Tinplate Toddler
Being nocturnal is usually not by own choice.

I have been nocturnal since I quit working.

I have been staying up until 4:00 in the morning and sleeping until noon.

This is the life!

Billwiz
How about Hunger Games district 12? There is a train.

If someone would be willing to put in the effort to host, I would love a dystopian/sci-fi stop for the diner.

mbinsewi
Those pointed leaves in a cluster of 3 are really a time saver. You get 3 for 1. Mike.

And they are pretty soft... even better! Whistling

Track fiddler
Judy and I were lucky we never had the TP problem, we had a 12 pack of double rolls and a partial pack before all the selfish hoarder thing started

Same here. Fortunately we had plenty on hand prior to the panic buying.

-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 SeeYou190 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:21 PM

BNSF UP and others modeler
Do you have pictures of those tanks? I happen to be a HUGE fan of WWII tanks, model, game, and prototype alike.

I don't have any pictures of those tanks, I packed them away already.

I do have plenty of T-34s I can take pictures of... I think I have well over 100 T34s.

I do not paint my tanks (or my trains for that matter) in historically accurate schemes. Mine are much more cool looking.

My beloved Soviet Army is kept in this case:

These are some 1941 model T-34s. This column advances hen-and-chick, and is usually gone by turn three. However, every once in a while they can find some Wehrmacht troopers without armour support, and then they drill through those goosesteppers like a spade bit through balsa:

This is my command tank:

These T34s are part of the Siberian Guards company, and are fitted with the high-velocity 57mm anti-tank cannon. They are ready to patrol and snack on some disgusting fascist kitty-cats. They like Panthers best. Those make a funny crunching noise as they get chewed up:

Of course, you can't be a hero without a bad guy, so here are a few. I don't know how the Tiger commander lost his head, but I liked it, so it has not been fixed yet.

I could post hundreds more pictures of my armies, but I think the diners are already tired of seeing them.

-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 Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:35 PM

I agree BC is a good choice for  April.  It should be the entire  province , and not just one town In my opinion. 

GARRY

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:40 PM

SeeYou190
They like Panthers best. Those make a funny crunching noise as they get chewed up:

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

Robert 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:54 PM

SeeYou190
I have been nocturnal since I quit working. I have been staying up until 4:00 in the morning and sleeping until noon. This is the life!

 

For 45 years I got up at 5:30 a.m., and when I retired 3 years ago, I quit setting the alarm.

It doesn't matter.  I still wake up at 5:30 a.m.  My wife doesn't get up until hours later.  It gives me time to exercise, a leisurely breakfast, and time on the layout before she requires my time.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:05 PM

Kevin - apparently you have forgotten that I am German. Members of my family fought at the eastern front. None of them returned, although having been captured by the Red Army. None of them were fascists or those "goosesteppers" you chose to make fun of. They were fathers, husbands, or sons who had been drafted to,fight a war which wasn´t theirs, like most of the Wehrmacht soldiers.

I am really offended by your unthoughtful post.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:53 PM

 My grand uncle was killed by Communists in Croatia.  I cannot disagree with Ulrich. 

There are games and there is war. 

The covid crisis doesn't even begin to come close to any war I've studied.  My father was on an evacuation troop ship at Guadalcanal, ferrying wounded to Austrailia.  He never told me, but my uncle said there were POW's too.  None of the POW's made it to Australia.

I spent some time at the National Archives and the US Navy Museum at the DC Naval Yard searching through records to confirm the story. Records are incomplete and I found nothing but the head of the museum thought it was a probable story. I've read extensively about the war in the Pacific and it was pretty grim.

Killing of POW's happened in the Revolution the Civil War, WW1, 2 Korea Vietnam and probably every other war.

Henry

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:05 PM

SeeYou190

 

 

 

You're probably right but not me,  I thought tanks were really neat when I was a kid and I still do

We used to build the Revell 1/32 model kits when we were kids    We really got into it,  we would heat up the handle of a kitchen knive and put dents in them,  paint silver for scraped paint,  rust and grime to make them look realistic, much like I weather MR buildings these days

I still find myself looking at those tank models I built when I was a kid when I'm at the hobby store   I know if I get one I'll take away from my railroad modeling but maybe I should get one anyway

My favorite tanks were the Sherman and the Tiger 1 but then again my favorite movie at the time was Kelly's Heroes  That movie had all the great actors and kind of a unique movie for Clint Eastwood,  they got the Gold in the end

I might watch that one tonight,  I have itYes

 

 

TF

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:27 PM

My opinion ... Ulrich has a valid point.  We should respect his feelings.  Tanks are big guns, and conversations about guns are not allowed according to forum rules. 

GARRY

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:36 PM

Good evening all.

Zoe - A RBF please. Thanks.

Diner next month - Canada, Eh? Sounds good to me.

Steve-O - Mars the planet? Or, Mars, PA? Maybe Mars the factory?

W*^k - Slowing down, and down to a skeleton crew now. Waiting to be told to not come in. (Or for our parts orders to be shut down, whichever comes first.)

3 of the 4 counties I deliver in are now, officially (at 8PM eastern) under "Stay at home" orders, with one county being entirely shut down, making it inaccessible to us to deliver into. (Only 5 places we deliver to in that county, but still...)

Humor - How about a Dr. Seuss version of Covid-19?

I cannot let you in my house, I cannot let you near my spouse.
There is nowhere to go to cut my hair, nor any toilet paper left anywhere.
When you cough I run away, so at my house is where I will stay.
Everyday I put on weight, from all the junk I somehow ate.
I have ran out of wine and beer, and the cat is so annoyed the kids are still here.
I've read through all the books I had, yes my reading collection is that sad. 
We have not bathed in days, which probably explains the thick green haze. 
The good news is, the oven is now clean, yet another task complete that won't be seen. 
I binge watched all of 'Boy Meets World', and rediscovered that Topanga girl. 
My freezer is now clean, the floors all mopped. The shower is scrubbed, its drain now unstopped. 
Supplies are running low, and insanity high. My hands get so washed my skin is now dry. 
I'm now laid off of work, and my bank account is draining. 
Can someone please explain how 'McDonald's' is considered "life sustaining"?
Maybe the economy can expect a big boom, now that everyone is so obsessed with 'Zoom'. 
While cleaning the pantry I found my last yam, but why on earth did I buy so much canned 'Spam'? 
I sold my free tickets to a now cancelled show, and gas is so cheap when I have nowhere to go. 
Stuck inside is where I am found, because there is no 'Purell' for miles around. 
Help this virus not to roam, Do your part and Just Stay Home!

That was sent to me by a friend.

Hope all are well, and all enjoy the night!

 

 

Ricky W.

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1: It's my railroad, my rules.

2: It's for having fun and enjoyment.

3: Any objections, consult above rules.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:16 PM

ricktrains4824
Humor - How about a Dr. Seuss version of Covid-19?

LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:16 PM

Kevin-

Thanks! I enjoyed the pictures. What scale? 

You should pick up a few T34-85s for your platoon. An 85mm gun and rounded turret cheeks were rather frustrating for opposition, if I recall correctly...

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:31 PM

Honey honey

What is it Jimbo

The world has been shut down for three weeks now

Has it been three weeks already Jim

Yes,... It's been three weeks now in isolation    Do you think it's doing anyone any good

No I don't Jim because it's not isolation,  we get our mail here and paper is porous,  do you know how many people handled it and how many germs are on it

We could go to the store and get some Lysol honey and spray it

They're out of Lysol but thats another Point Jim,  you go to the store around people   Do you think they're all following the six foot rule when the Isles are only four foot wide

I guess I never thought about that honey and we need another beer run soon

And those aisles are only three foot wide Jim   Tomorrow we need groceries,  at least those aisles are five foot wide

Thank goodness for that honey

 

 

LaughTF

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:52 PM

So tomorrow I will wake up in BC?   Cool.  

 

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

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:27 PM

SeeYou190

 

I need to explain this to her now...

 

 

Honest Dear,  I didn't download it 

It just kind of popped upLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

 

P.S.    Kevin your posts gone,  the night monitor got it   

I wouldn't feel too bad,  he's only doing his job   He's gotten a few of mine over the years I'll tell youSmile, Wink & Grin

 

It's almost 10:00 but I'm hitting the rack an hour early tonight,  I'm beat

Have a good night railroad fansZzz

 

 

TF

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:51 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer Ed A Crown Royal, Rick a RBF and Dirk half a dog treat.

 Rick Now that made me smile.

 I have about had it with going to work! I am getting so close to tell them I am not going rick my and other people health by going in!

 Later, Ken and Dirk say's Stay at home daddy, Woof, Woof!

I hate Rust

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