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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:44 PM

I just saw on the news that the Giant Ribald Tegu Lizard has been confirmed in South Carolina.

Sorry folks, that is one nasty non-native nuisance to deal with. They are already living in Florida and Georgia.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:37 PM

Good

I am relieved because I really like our Brother Lion.

Now I can sleep at night because I was really worried about him.

 

Thanks DaveYes

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:33 PM

Dave: Thank you for the update on Lion. I am glad to here all is well.

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Budweiser was on sale at Publix this week, so that is what I am having... feel free to grab one for yourself!

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30 PM

I have heard from the Lion! He is fine! Here is what he had to say:

I am here, well and fine. And thanks for checking in with me.

 
 
This past two weeks I have been up to my eyeballs in servers that do not work, and tow of these are my mail servers.
 
Beyond that I have just been busy with many things, and have not bothered to stop in, mostly because my web server is not working and I had no way to post photographs. I think that there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it just might be a locomotive. ewe never know!
 
I tried to get in today, but the forum wanted me to log in, and my log-in information seems to have left my computer. all gone!
 
I am not sure what I was using for an email address or a password. I tried to reset the password but the Kalmbach server does not have updated security certificates and so Firefox will not let me in to reset the password. You might let the webmaster know that modern browsers are locking him out.
 
Anyway, give my regards to everyone there, and I will try to check in to see what is happening, even if I cannot log in yet.
 
All my best, Elias
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:03 PM

Nighty night  After that I'm hitting the rack early and I sure do miss Brother Lion

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 8:48 PM

The current owner Ray because they own the Resort now.

 

 

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Posted by howmus on Monday, August 24, 2020 8:28 PM

Hmmmmmmm.......  OK TF!  Whose left hand is in the upper left corner of the second photo and why?

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Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 7:41 PM

Post hog

I found the picture of the sign I built with my dad at the resort over 40 years ago when it was brand new.  Since then my dad is no longer with us.

That's me although I do not have red hair is the aging of the photo.

Here is a current picture of it now with the weathering and patina after 40 some years.  I'm just glad it's still there.

 

It melted my heart that it's still there after all these years and I do like it looking old like me.

 

 

 

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:56 PM

I am looking forward to Winter.  It has been hot way too long up here in Minnesota and I can't even imagine your Southern States.

It seems I don't have a worry in the world anymore but the weather.  I don't like what's being dealt but I can deal with it.

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:24 PM

I always thought you were a little crazy like me Ed.  Burning coal in the wood burning stove?  That stuff Burns hot, I hope you have a thick one.

You just summed it upLaughLaughYes  The aromaIndifferent Pirate

"Manly yes but I like it too" LaughLaughLaugh

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:14 PM

Hello, everyone —

York1
My brother wanted me to change our fireplace to gas, but I refused.  I love going out through the snow to the wood storage, bringing in wood, and stirring the fire.

Yes! I installed our freestanding airtight stove the first year I moved in here in 1984. It has been working every year since. I've been splitting and stacking firewood over the past few weeks. Our land here provides plenty of firewood, all our potable water, (and sewage treatment) much of our vegetables from the garden, plus years of enjoyment. We are so fortunate.

We have no plans to move to a milder climate. Our wood stove provides about 75% of our heating needs, and we keep it comfortable inside. Most years we light the stove in mid-November and it burns through mid- to late-April. Plus several stoves in the caboose, tractor barn, depot and garden shed. I sometimes burn coal in these just for the "aroma" Big Smile

 Depot_view by Edmund, on Flickr

I'm looking forward to another cool, crisp fall.

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:03 PM

York1

Nothing is better to me than coming in from the snow and sitting in front of the fireplace, watching TV.

My brother wanted me to change our fireplace to gas, but I refused.  I love going out through the snow to the wood storage, bringing in wood, and stirring the fire.  The fireplace doesn't heat the house, but it sure makes the atmosphere great.

 

 

Perfect John!

This is exactly what I'm talking about.  Dinner and a nice cold beer comfortable in front of the fireplace.  And that cool crisp feeling going out to get some more firewoodYesYeah

 

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:00 PM

I'm with Track Fiddler.  I liked the cold of Massachusetts.  One night, I pitched a tent out where I worked, just to test my new sleeping bag.  It worked fine.  Zero degrees.

A couple of more weeks and the summer tourists will disappear.  The heat will go with them.

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

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:52 PM

Richard and Chip, those temperatures are crazy. We had a high of 94 today and a low of 72. We also had a nice cool rain about 3:00 in the afternoon.

We usually only have 2-3 days a year with highs over 100, we never get over 110!

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:50 PM

Cool down to 90, ...LaughLaughLaugh  I think I have cooked really good slow cooked burgers at 120 Richard.

I will say again, I don't know how you guys do this.

Give me an ice cold beer on a cold winter dayYeah

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:48 PM

I'll take the side of TF.

Coming from New Orleans, I never thought I would enjoy northern weather.

However, I now prefer cold to hot.  Nothing is better to me than coming in from the snow and sitting in front of the fireplace, watching TV.

My brother wanted me to change our fireplace to gas, but I refused.  I love going out through the snow to the wood storage, bringing in wood, and stirring the fire.  The fireplace doesn't heat the house, but it sure makes the atmosphere great.

If I had to make a choice today, I would opt for the north woods over the southern beaches.  My daughters are all the other way.  Being raised in Louisiana, they are Southern through and through.

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:46 PM

RideOnRoad
I am so tired of the heat.

I feel your pain. I'm just up the I-17 from you. We're not quite as bad, but our AC unit's compressor went out in June. We decided to wait until spring to replace it. Not fun. 

Corona Time. That's Mexican for Miller time.

Chip

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:40 PM

I am going to sit here in the corner and complain. Just ignore me.

I am so tired of the heat. The previous record for number of days where the high temperature in Phoenix was 110+ was set in 2011 -- 33 days. We clipped that mark on August 9th and, counting today (it is currently 114), have had an additional 10 days. The forecast shows three more days this week. This morning it cooled all the way down to 90 went I went out for my morning ride at 5:45.

(*Grumble*, *Grumble*, *Grumble*)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:16 PM

Evening

Very glitchy coming in here, I had to pull a few tricks out of my hat.

I'm just the opposite Kevin.  I love the cold and hate the hot summer.  When it's cold I go from the building to my truck or from my truck to the building.  I don't work outside anymore in the winter unless it's nice.  And that's the other thing I like about winter is there's not as much work and I plan ahead for that.  I have multiple days off all winter long and my semi-retirement becomes like a full retirement breakLaughYes

Kingsford grill cooking is still done out my sliding glass door for good food all winter.  And the nice agreeable days in the spring and fall I do thoroughly enjoy and take advantage of.

Too Cold winter and Too Hot summer take up 3/4 of a year up here.  I call it junk weather but hate the heat more than the cold.

We have to enjoy that quarter year of prime weather when we get it up here scattered aroundWink

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 4:41 PM

Track fiddler
I don't know how you do it Kevin.  Living in Hurricane Alley that is.

We get four months every year of 100% pure paradise interrupted by one day of winter. I hate being cold, I hate snow, I really hate ice, and I hate to see people all bundled up.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 3:15 PM

Afternoon

I don't know how you do it Kevin.  Living in Hurricane Alley that is.  The price you pay for Paradise to escape 20° below zero.  But then again it takes a certain breed to put up with that heat you get.

Got my terminal joiner wires extended.  It's kind of nice they had the wire ends pre soldered so it didn't take that long.  With the heat wrap tubes I will have to drill a bit bigger hole now.

Don't know what you guys are doing but I'm sucking down a cold one on a hot day getting ready to clean my pigsty of a layout deck, it really needs to be done.

Well that's next.

 

P.S.  The Forum has been down here again for me.  The only way I can get on is incognito mode and have to login again which takes more time then usual, I have to do it twice.  And my messaging still doesn't work after 4 months and two phone calls of being told someone would fix itIndifferentSad

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 11:25 AM

Five days ago the weather service predicted that on Monday morning, Hurricane Laura would be right over my house.

Here we are, five days later, and it is on the other side of Cuba, and we are experiencing zero effects of the storm.

More proof that the safest place to be in a hurricance is dead center of the probability cone five days before predicted landfall.

I'll bet the lines of people returning chansaws and generators at Home Depot this morning are very long.

-Kevin

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Posted by Cederstrand on Monday, August 24, 2020 11:16 AM

Scrambled eggs, fully loaded, please and thanks.

***Ed, does roundhouse cat receive free travel down the line? Big Smile

Haven't felt up to doing much, so have been watching, "Behind the scenes visit to Model Railroader Magazine" today. Well done!

Have a great day all.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:36 AM

Track fiddler
Another hot one today as they say the humidity index of a 105

I thought humidity index (heat index) was something we only did in South Florida. Maybe we will need to start having "wind chill factors" in the winter time. No, maybe we shouldn't, winter is a confusing enough day already.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 8:59 AM

Good morning

A black coffee please.

Felt good not to have to jump out of bed early this morning, especially after cocktail nightWhistling

Glad to have a day off.  Yesterday was extreamly muggy customizing those doors.  The people I was working for are from Ecuador so I guess their use to the heat.  I'm not, I went six doors down to change my ringing wet shirt twiceLaugh

Another hot one today as they say the humidity index of a 105.  I guess I'll find inside stuff to do.  Cleaning my layout deck would be good.  I have to extend my terminal joiners before I can lay my track.  I wish I would have known the PECO ones are only 8 inches.  The Atlas ones are 12.  Should have got those.  Oh well, I'll make it work.

That freight car barge is huge John.  Makes me wonder how much of it is under the water to make it float?

 

Have a great day and stay cool.

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 24, 2020 7:51 AM

Good morning.  Just coffee this morning.

Another day with nothing to do except play with trains.

Another picture of the train cars headed out of Mobile to Mexico across the Gulf:

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, August 24, 2020 12:00 AM

moelarrycurly4
engine on mower was reving up waay to fast after starting and it started screeching. The screeching I knew was caused by a frozen start clutch on the shaft. So a wheeled mower up to sunken patio and took it apart. cleaned clutch and relubed the one part. Then I notced that one of the bolts had fallen off that holds the carb on, no wonder it took off with high idle. I had to go find some bolts to install it back.

Hi MLC,

Congratulations on being able to diagnose and fix your riding mower.

That ability is something that I really respect in others and that I pride myself on. I give credit to my dad and my older brother for teaching me to fix things myself. Many of my repairs were certainly not state of the art. In fact, they were rather crude, but the point is that they worked! I got nearly 350,000 miles out on an MGB that was rusted out when I bought it with almost no money in my pockets. That has to say something! Maybe it says that I am a stubborn idiot!!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:38 PM

So I went out about an hour beifre sundown to mow.

engine on mower was reving up waay to fast after starting and it started screeching. The screeching I knew was caused by a frozen start clutch on the shaft. So a wheeled mower up to sunken patio and took it apart. cleaned clutch and relubed the one part. Then I notced that one of the bolts had fallen off that holds the carb on, no wonder it took off with high idle. I had to go find some bolts to install it back. NOw it is 0 dark 30, So i stick my magenetic flashlight on the front and mow at 9 pm. I was determined to mow. so I did. Mower runs better. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:31 PM

Evening

It's a Sunday night and a little low on thoughts here

But I do know this 

One is very fortunate if they have one true friend after a whole life  (Those Killer Whales are cool Brent)

One True Friend 

 

I do like my Judy

 

 

TF

 

 

And Go Canucks Go!

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:21 PM

Good evening from the stunning West Coast where it was in the mid 20s today.

Just waiting on game one between the Canucks and Golden Knights. Once again it is the best of seven.

hon30critter
Hi Brent, The Orca pictures are beautiful!

Thanks, Dave I love everything about the Orca and the relationship to the Native heritage the West Coast offers. When the Canucks put the native Orca artwork as their logo I was thrilled. We fished a lot out on the chuck and the Orca kept close company with us on more than one occasion. Of course, when they showed up that meant the fish disappeared in a real hurry.Laugh That was okay though as it was such a spiritual experience being in such close proximity to them, fishing was completely forgotten about. On more than one occasion we had them come up to the boat and I could give them a rub on the snout. Those were days to remember and we did not care about fishing when that happened. I can't imagine living anywhere else. This is not us, but you get the idea. You feel no threat and totally at peace with them.

The Whale - Movies on Google Play

Ken, you keep on wearing your mask. It makes me feel really proud when I see the compliance here by those wearing mask. Effort reaps results and we are seeing the results here.

Just about time for the puck to drop. We had a relationship with the previous owners of the Canucks and sat in their box more times than I ever could count watching them play. The kid carried on with the team in other ways as well, so we are well connected so please forgive my/our enthusiasm.

All the best to all.

GO CANUCKS GO!

Canuck Logos - Canucks Community

 

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

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