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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:15 PM

We just had the gulley washer, toad strangler, sheep drowner come thru here. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 10, 2020 11:45 PM

Track fiddler
It started out this couple was hungover and didn't remember much from the night before and didn't know where they were.  They got aboard the train trying to get to some place they could get their bearings and start to realize where they were again.  That's all I'll tell you in case you ever catch that episode.

That episode is where I got the name Centerville for the main town on my layout.

The other train-town name from The Twilight Zone is Willoughby.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:20 AM

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That's all I'll tell you in case you ever catch that episode.  

Is that the one where the conductor calls out "Willoughby" all the time?

I've never seen it but my friend of many years ago used to talk about it as there is a town near me called Willoughby, Ohio.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:26 AM

Track fiddler
Thanks for the nice Premium Select Pine Bear.

I gotta laugh MR.TF. QuestionQuestion  I live in a tourism / timber town and if I want to buy Good Clear Pine, it comes from Chile!!!!LaughLaughLaughLaughSigh
  
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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:30 AM

Good morning

Nice and cool this morning over coffee.  The Crickets still chirping after dark give signs of the Fall, my favorite time of the year.

I did a little research on that Twilight Zone episode I happened to catch in the middle of the night.  Being half asleep I cannot remember details such as Centerville Kevin or Willoughby Ed.  There must be two of these Train episodes.  I'll have to see if I can find the other one on Amazon.

The episode is "Stopover in a quiet town"  #150 season 5 episode 30 starring Barry Nelson and Nancy Malone, aired April 24th 1964.  I remember periodicly while watching it, there was a little girl giggling in the background.  Those old shows are freaky man.  Not something you want to watch the middle of the night when you're trying to fall asleep againDevilLaugh

 

So my Clear Select Pine comes from Chile Bear.  That is funny.  I take it a middleman in New Zealand imported it from Chili in bulk, milled it, put a stamp on it and sold it to the US.  No wonder this wood was so spendy, I thought to myself, I'm buying boards not bricks of bullionLaugh

It fascinates me how we have all our plentiful northern and southern forest resources here and we have to import wood from other countries.  I guess it makes sense, "The American Way" all about the dollar.

Well I guess I'm going to put the rest of my Chili WoodLaugh face frames together today and start some assembly.

 

Have a great day everyone

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:01 AM

Good morning, everyone.

It will be a good morning for me in about two hours.  I have to cut the grass and I should be finished by then.

I belong to an organization that has not met since January.  We are meeting tonight at a local restaurant, so it seems like another step toward normality.

Twilight Zone: 

Track fiddler
It started out this couple was hungover and didn't remember much from the night before and didn't know where they were.  They got aboard the train trying to get to some place they could get their bearings and start to realize where they were again.  That's all I'll tell you in case you ever catch that episode.

 

I know that episode well.  It's a good one.  Several years ago, I set out to watch every single episode of Twilight Zone (the original black and white ones introduced by Rod Serling).  I believe I've seen every one, although there are some that I don't remember.  My favorite is "Third from the Sun".  A series with great writing!

We haven't heard from some diners for a while.  Hope everyone is doing well.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:44 AM

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There must be two of these Train episodes.  I'll have to see if I can find the other one on Amazon.

There are two train episodes of The Twilight Zone.

Centerville: Stopover In A Quiet Town: A couple is trapped on a model railroad layout.

Willoughby: A Stop At Willoughby: A man wants to escape his terrible life by going back in time and living in the 19th century.

I have a set of decals in my collection printed by Rail Graphics that someone had made for the CENTERVILLE & WILLOUGHBY RAILROAD.

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Posted by Cederstrand on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:45 AM

Scrambled eggs and an Italian roast coffee in a Santa Fe mug, please. 

***TF and Kevin, those were terrific episodes. I'll have to go watch them tonight.

I'll be giving a nod to a few shows on the new layout, including Soylent Green, The Red Green show, and Farmer Vincents smoked meats. Patti may have one or two of her own to add to the list as well. 

Still selling off old train stuff (mostly N) in order to shop for the items I want for the new HO layout. It's going pretty well thus far. 

Back on scheduled chemo for a bit. Feel rotten but beats the alternative. Actually lost my ballance last night and fortunately a chair caught me.

Have a great day all. Cowboy Rob 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:46 AM

York1
 

Right John

 

Calling Ol' Lion  Come in Lion

The railroad forum gang misses our Munk!

And Blue does too

I was surprised the prime rib didn't seem to work.  Usually a juicy slab lures the Lion.  Maybe this will get his attention. 

 

I hope he's okay too.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:21 AM

Cederstrand
I'll be giving a nod to a few shows on the new layout, including Soylent Green, The Red Green show, and Farmer Vincents smoked meats. Patti may have one or two of her own to add to the list as well. 

I hope to include a large industrial complex in one corner that will have signs that can be changed.

It could be either a SLURM bottling plant (Futurama), POPPLER packaging plant (also Futurama), or a GERN flux processing mill (Dr. Wayne).

Someone else in here has already made MOM'S ROBOT OIL.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:59 AM

Cool

Now I can watch the other one.  Thanks for listing the willoughby one Kevin.  I don't believe I've ever seen it yet and I'm going to type it up on Amazon tonight.  Even if it isn't free I'll just pay the $3.99.

I've always liked the Red Green show Rob.  I tune into that one when I can.  I love when he builds those contraptions to try to get out of the work his wife wants him to do.  His logic telling you what he's doing as he's building it is a hoot.  Cracks me up but my wife just doesn't have time for this sort of thing.

I think you need to be of the right humor type for this show, not really comparable but along the same lines as a certain breed that likes British humor.

 

Good Lord look at what time it is.  I've had such a good time talking to you all, the morning slipped by like water.

Time to get back to my bench work project.

 

Have a good one guys, catch up with ya tonight

 

 

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:25 PM

Red Green is very distinctly Canadian humour. Not everybody gets it. Being of British birth but essentially growing up in Canada, right next to the US, I respond to all three variations of English speaking humour. True Canadian humour is the best. Sometimes you cannot be sure that a Canadian is laughing at you but if he is you can be pretty sure he's laughing at himself also, and at the same joke. It's because it gets so cold up here.....

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:22 PM

Afternoon folks...

Just remember, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

73

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:59 PM

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So my Clear Select Pine comes from Chile Bear.  That is funny.  I take it a middleman in New Zealand imported it from Chili in bulk, milled it, put a stamp on it and sold it to the US

No, you do have New Zealand grown Clear Pine. There is far more money to be made exporting our high grade timber, so that is why cheaper Chilean timber is imported and sold on our local market!
I think it is known as “Globalisation”!!
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:50 PM

Hello everybody .... 

We just finished having a very long weekend with family members visiting fromn Cincinnati. We spent most of the time with lake activities. 

I'm glad to see so many posts here in the Diner with interesting conversations and photos. I hope to have time to catch up tomorrow. 

 

Cheers ! Smile

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:21 PM

Good afternoon folks, just an ice tea please. I got my target done today on my project, but I felt like I should have kept going. But I had to break to take my son to work. He's autistic and afraid to drive. Works as a dishwasher at a casino. I keep telling him that he'll have to learn sometime. eventually they will take my license. It's not like he doesn't have hand-eye coordination. He rips up in Mario Cart. 

And he's only 22. The earliest my other two kids got thteir licences was 26.

Anyway he's off tomorrow so I'm off. Maybe I'll take a nap.

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:40 PM

howmus

Afternoon folks...

Just remember, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

73

 

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and "we're all in this together" with "all" meaning the men...

Men Anonymous and the men's prayer...priceless.

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:46 PM

I haven't seen Red Green in years.  That was a hilarious show.

How about the Possum Lodge?  And the prayer: "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."

I don't have any channels that carry that show anymore.  Maybe I can get it online.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:00 PM

Evening

We have the Red Green Show on the public broadcast station at 12:30 everyday.  Sometimes I catch it but usually I'm doing something.  It's on every Friday at 9:30 PM and I always catch that one.

Well I got all my face frames for my new bench work all put together today.  I'm really into it now, too bad my wife has me busy on her day off tomorrow.

 

Hey Kevin,  Did you crawl up in the scissor trusses above the ceiling and get that insulation re-situated before it got too hot today?

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:20 PM

I get aggravated sometimes watching the Twilight Zone on the SciFi Channel.  I know each of the episodes pretty well.

The SciFi Channel will show quite a few Twilight Zones, and they have edited the original shows quite a bit.  They fit in a lot of commercials, and to keep the half-hour time slot, they edit the shows heavily.  Sometimes things that were important to the story are cut.

MeTV, on the other hand, usually shows complete episodes, or at least less edited.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:31 PM

There are full episodes of Red Green on YouTube.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:35 PM

I hate when they edit shows. I know almost all the MASH episodes and they heavy edit them on TV now. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:41 PM

I hate that too.  In the seventies there was only about two commercials for a half hour program, now a half hour episode is only 20 minutes because there's 10 minutes of commercials.  

And how about those new commercials that are darn near like a small movie during your program.  Like Emeril with his air fryer or those two lawyers sitting in the chairs talking about lawsuits.  

I have to have two programs going on at one time and juggle back and forth but they're starting to time the commercials in sync with one anotherLaugh so it's getting harder to do that anymore.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:38 PM

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Hey Kevin,  Did you crawl up in the scissor trusses above the ceiling and get that insulation re-situated before it got too hot today?

No, I opted to delay that work.

I looked around up there and realized that when the ceiling is down in the bedroom I will have a larger access hole and an easier crawl-path.

It will get done next month.

York1
I get aggravated sometimes watching the Twilight Zone on the SciFi Channel.  I know each of the episodes pretty well.

I could not watch the original Star Trek on Sci-Fi Channel because they cut so much out of the episodes. Now that it is on H&I it seems less edited, but I have them all on DVD now... no commercials ever.

Track fiddler
And how about those new commercials that are darn near like a small movie during your program

I watch a classic TV show every night at 2:00 AM on one of our cable channels. They edit a 5 minute commercial break into the middle of it and it is all one commercial for a skin care product. The same long commercial every night at the same time.

That is aggravating.

-Kevin

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:09 PM

When I was a kid I used to watch all the old movies.  John Wayne was in westerns, long before Stagecoach, and so was Superman, Clayton Moore, the Lone Ranger, was also in the early westerns.

I had an aunt that was in several of the 1950's shows, Dragnet, Wagon Train, Gun Smoke, the Millionaire.  She and my uncle were divorced and I never got to know her, but in her 80's she is still active in acting.

That said, I don't have much interest in watching any old movies I've seen before.  I used to watch the oldies multiple times, Abbott and Costello, the Bowery Boys, the Marx brothers, WW2 movies, the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti westerns, anything with Humphrey Bogart.  I watched most of the original Outer Limits and Twilight Zone, but I have no interest in rewatching them today.  Don't know why?

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:14 PM

BigDaddy
John Wayne was in westerns, long before Stagecoach

In my list of 100 best movies, Stagecoach is my #1. Truly a work of art. It is like Godfather (#2), or Citizen Kane (#3)... Every time you watch it you can pick up on some detail you missed before.

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That said, I don't have much interest in watching any old movies I've seen before.

I have a collection of about 300 movies on DVD/Blue-Ray that I can watch over and over. There are some movies, not necessarily the best movies, that are re-watchable.

Some great movies like Little Big Man I only want to see once, but some others that are not so great, like Thor, I can watch over and over.

I know I have seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show over 100 times. Not a great movie.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:26 PM

SeeYou190
 

That is aggravating.

I know the exact one you are talking about.  Luminess,  where the women air brush their face.

It gets funny.  I get so sick of that commercial too.  I usually change the channel for a while.  But one night I looked at it and started wondering if I could paint my bridges with itLaughLaugh  The airbrush I have right now is cheap and I don't have a compressor for it yet.

So I call my brother who is heavily into model railroading to ask him what he thinks.  He busted a gut and said bro, I was thinking the same thing, I wonder if you can put paint in it.

So we got to talking about it and I made a point that these women are airbrushing their face at 6 in the morning, that compressor has to be quiet, I bet it purs like a cat.

So to make a long story short my brother checked into it.  What we thought would be a cheap airbrush fix was ungodly expensiveLaugh

 

I still hate that long commercial.

 

 

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:31 PM

Track fiddler

I hate that too.  In the seventies there was only about two commercials for a half hour program, now a half hour episode is only 20 minutes because there's 10 minutes of commercials.  

And how about those new commercials that are darn near like a small movie during your program.  Like Emeril with his air fryer or those two lawyers sitting in the chairs talking about lawsuits.  

I have to have two programs going on at one time and juggle back and forth but they're starting to time the commercials in sync with one anotherLaugh so it's getting harder to do that anymore.

TF

When Mash and some other shows that were originally half hour shows were on for an hour but cut several scenes out of the original show to be able to get all the commercial time in is when I turned off the stupid TV and found some more interesting things to do.  I hate commercials (yes I know they pay the bills but.......)  The only time I ever watch TV is when I am at my Lady friend's house and watch a couple of game shows before we find a movie on one of the No Commercial type channels to watch...  Here at home I have probably a few month's worth of DVD with movies and such that I can put on if I feel that bored. Whistling  Last time I turned on the TV here was about a year ago when I hooked my laptop to it so the Troop Committee I work with could do their "Youth Protection Training" as a group with a presenter.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:54 PM

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I know the exact one you are talking about.  Luminess,  where the women air brush their face. It gets funny.  I get so sick of that commercial too. 

That's it. 5 Minutes of the same women fake-laughing about how all their face problems just vanish.

So terrible.

howmus
The only time I ever watch TV is when I am at my Lady friend's house and watch a couple of game shows before we find a movie on one of the No Commercial type channels to watch.

The only shows I watch on "real TV" are reality competition shows. America's Got Talent, Survivor, Big Brother, and a few others. They have a beginning, middle, and an end. They do not require a long commitment.

All scripted dramas and sit-coms I wait for to come available on DVD through Netflix. No commercials. An episode of Seal Team is only about 35 minutes long on DVD. I cannot imagine watching it on regular TV.

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:05 PM

My wife joined Netflix when it was still mailing DVD's--2004 I think. She gave up commercial TV for us at that point. I admit I miss sports--golf and baseball mostly--but now, between Netflix and Amazon Prime. I see plenty to watch.

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