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Welcome to the September Diner! This month we are in New Mexico!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:07 AM

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I managed to get the bathroom tile masked off and the walls and ceiling primed today.

You are doing good work Kevin! I'm envious because I used to do all of that stuff myself. My back problems have put an end to all of that sort of stuff!GrumpyBang HeadAngryCrying

Cheers!! Keep up the good work!

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:31 AM

This is the stuff I use and it's made in Mexico.

BTW--I find the worst hot sauce is served in Mexican restaurants.

Kevin--When I moved into our current house, I just got our bed set up when I had to leave to take care of my dad for a month. My wife had to do all the painting. I didn't get to sleep in my own bed for a while. 

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:15 AM

An oldie, but still my favorite:

 

 

By the way, this is made at Avery Island, in Louisiana.  It is a neat place to visit, out in the swamps.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:06 AM

Good morning 

 

we are still visiting in Cincinnati . So I have no model train news. 

I like the pictures of New Mexico .

 

Richard .. The tram ride video looks amazing.

Cheers

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:32 AM

Good morning everyone.

Chloe: I will take cream and sugar with my coffee this morning, thank you.

It finally stopped raining down here. My lawn service showed up at 5:00 AM this morning. The rain must have put them behind and they started early to try and catch up.

Last night, the H&I network was showing the NYPD Blue episodes where Detective Simone died in the hospital. I had never seen these, and I was still awake when the lawn guys showed up.

I woke up feeling great, so today will be a great day.

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:26 PM

ah Tobasco. ever had tobasco mixed with Mayo on a burger yum. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:07 PM

moelarrycurly4
ever had tobasco mixed with Mayo on a burger yum. 

Yes... YUM!

Tobasco mixed with mayo and some black pepper is the best fry-dipping sauce I know of.

Big Smile  Dinner  Big Smile

-Kevin

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Posted by CNCharlie on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:38 PM

Good Afternoon,

A balmy 50F here with strong NW winds. Frost tonight. I guess fall is really here not to mention the leaves turning yellow and falling. 

On the RR front I have been running the 5 axle C Liner with a passenger train. Must admit I like the look of those locos the best of all the cab units. F units are nice but there is just something about the FM C Liner. 

The brass guy has my J4e and says it runs nice so he is putting in a can motor, and installing a sound decoder. It will go around 18" radius as the wheelbase is short and it has only 69" drivers. It will replace the BLI Pacific and likely the Mikado too. I have to take the CP Hudson back to him as it is stalling a lot. He says he can fix it and thinks he knows what the problem is as it appears to be a pickup issue. The stalling is worse on curves. It will go around 22" radius as it doesn't bind when pushed. It has that coasting drive so the drivers turn when you push by hand. 

Our Robbie has injured the cruciate ligament in a back leg so he is on meds and restricted movement. Sure hope it heals up ok. He likely hurt it jumping up. 

Not much else new here. 

Nice work on the bathroom See You. 

CN  Charlie

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:54 PM

Big in Maryland, but not everything needs or should taste like steamed crabs

My heartburn doesn't get along well with really hot spices.  I was on a hunting trip in New Mexico and they made me gringo chile while the other hunters two Mexican American brothers, one a Secret Service Agent, the other a pediatrician and the New Mexican guides, thought that having their noses run because it was so hot, was a good thing.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:59 PM

SeeYou190
Tobasco mixed with mayo and some black pepper is the best fry-dipping sauce I know of.

Hi Kevin,

Fries and mayo hasn't caught on here in Canada. Sounds pretty rich! Of course, our love of poutine (fries, gravy and cheese curds) isn't exactly a healthy alternative!DinnerThumbs UpYeah

Cheers!!

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:05 PM

Hi Henry,

I'm not into burning hot stuff either. Medium is okay.

We do like Old Bay Seasoning. We have a 16 oz shaker in the pantry. We love it on grilled corn on the cob! For a long time it was almost impossible to find in Canada, and when you did find it, it was tres expensive. Then along came Amazon!Thumbs Up

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:53 PM

Fries and mayo is Belgian street food. Double cooked fries is the secret. Parboiling the chips first keeps them from absorbing too much of the cooking fat. Mmmm.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:47 PM

I got a bit of tile layed today along with getting the first coat of paint on the bathroom walls.

I bought enough of this tile (over 2,000 Sq Ft) 18 years ago to cover lots of home projects. The guest room will be the last of it. This is looking in towards the dining room.

Finally, all of the tile in the house will match.

 

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:47 PM

Got the smoker fired up and a nice, fat pork shoulder and some ribs in there. Plus the corn, to be served elote style!

 Smoker_pork by Edmund, on Flickr

Cholula is my favorite "everyday" pepper sauce, but I love 'em all. I used to deep fry all my "chips" also using the double-dip method, but since we got an air-fryer it has been our go-to method Dinner 

McCain Beer Batter fries are the best when done in the air-fryer!

I'm on my second maraurita! margarita  Everybody's welcome! Cheers, Ed  DrinksDrinks

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:50 PM

gmpullman
I'm on my second maraurita! Everybody's welcome! Cheers, Ed

I would love one. Margaritas are one of my favorites.

Thanks Ed.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:15 AM

SeeYou190
gmpullman: I'm on my second maraurita!

Oops, I guess spell-check doesn't work so well when you have a salty rim Whistling

Let's try Margarita one more time:

mar·ga·ri·ta

  (mär′gə-rē′tə)

n.
cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the glass.

[Perhaps from Spanish margaritadaisy (on the model of English magnoliakind of cocktail popular before the margarita), or from the Spanish name MargaritaMargaretboth from Latin margarītapearlfrom Greek margarītēssee margarite.]
Double Cheers, Ed
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Posted by maxman on Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:58 AM

Wasting away in mar·ga·ri·ta-ville...

Looking for my lost shaker of

 

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Posted by Ringo58 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:15 AM

Good morning everyone! I already ate so Ill just have a cup of coffee.

Ill second the cholula! I have a bottle in my kitchen right now. I also recently found out taco bell sells their sauces so Ive been buying those.

Made a breakast samwich yesterday with the spicy ranchero sauce, scrambled eggs, bacon and taco style cheese on an english muffin. It was amazing.

Started spackling all the holes in the apartment, which I thought would be an hour project, turned into a whole evening. Still lots of work to be done before we can paint and get the new couch. But we still can't decide on a color!

As for they layout, I've been sneaking in time here and there. I finally started tackling the bridge and I partially finished one side of the abutment. It's my first time working with scratch styrene but I'm getting the hang of it. The midle part is from the walthers kits but the wings I made along with the top. Still needs to be smoothed out but thats another days project.

And BN 2084 finally turned into WC 2084. 

Well off to work for me. I hope you all have a great day!

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:40 AM

Ringo58
But we still can't decide on a color!

We used to try and do colors, but color choices are subjective and go out of style.

Now we make everything white. Floor, walls, ceiling, cabinets, everything. It all still looks good 20 years later, and matching the new work is easy.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:51 AM

SeeYou190
Now we make everything white.

We switched to just about all white ten years ago.  Outside of the wood floor and the black kitchen cabinets, everything else is white.  My wife has a lot of pictures and other junk, so it doesn't seem like we're in a snowstorm.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:15 AM

York1
My wife has a lot of pictures and other junk, so it doesn't seem like we're in a snowstorm.

My wife is also very good at adding colorful things to the room to get rid of the ultra-sanitary look of all white. Paintings, rugs, "collectables", and so on.

And it is a lot easier to move that stuff around than to repaint.

-Kevin

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Posted by up831 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

I'll second on Cholula sauce.  Tabasco is ok, but I've alway prefered Cholula.  

I get it that painting the walls white is nice although I would prefer an offwhite such as a Mission White or similar.  Something that's a bit warmer.  But, if it would suit your fancy, don't be afraid of color.  The days of reigning neutrals and pastels has diminished in recent years and homeowners have opted for some really bold colors.  Admitedly it's not for everyone, but it's not bad either.

I bought a MDC SP PS-2 2 bay covered hopper at a train show awhile back.  Only cost $5, but the lettering is wrong.  So, going to try to stop in a LHS  see if I can get the right decals for it.  It's going to prove to be not sucha a deal afterall, but it will be an experience builder.

 SP PS-2 2 bay hopper-2 by Jim S, on Flickr

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27 AM

up831
I would prefer an offwhite such as a Mission White or similar.  Something that's a bit warmer. 

My walls and ceilings are Antique White, very close to the color of White Chocolate. My floor tiles are "sand", and they have a hint of yellows and grays in them. The outside of the house is a beautiful off-white called "crushed silk" which is a bit of a blend of Antique White and Light Gray with a little bit of warmth.

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

For our Southern Command house we painted all off white inside and just added pictures, painting and otehr stuff for color

 

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:11 PM

I just got the following email.  If they're going to go to all the trouble of sending these emails, maybe they could have someone who speaks English check them.  These guys are hilarious.

 

"We which is locks your amazon, we secure you directly, because of access, validation of your account, From (Browser) Mozilla Firefox (9/17/2020 7:32:38 PM)"

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Posted by Ringo58 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:23 PM

York1

I just got the following email.  If they're going to go to all the trouble of sending these emails, maybe they could have someone who speaks English check them.  These guys are hilarious.

 

"We which is locks your amazon, we secure you directly, because of access, validation of your account, From (Browser) Mozilla Firefox (9/17/2020 7:32:38 PM)"

 

That made a lot of sense lol. I had a good chuckle installing door lights on my truck from china. The insructions were useless. Couldn't understand a thing

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:39 PM

Funny stuff JohnLaugh

When I buy something and they say can I have your email before they even finish their sentence I say NO!!!  That helps but because I have a registered business on the internet sometimes it takes at least five minutes to clear my junk emails every morning over coffee.

The junk calls and messages are even worse.  I guess my phone service provider has some kind of program to eliminate most of these scam likely calls that I should look into.  The thing that fascinates me is if the powers-that-be are already labeling them scam more than likely calls,  why don't they just block them in the first place?

What's funny is some of these calls you try to call back just to see what it's about and it says call cannot be reached.  And if you block the number it doesn't matter they just call back with the same Spiel from some other numberSadTongue Tied

 

As far as color of paint on walls I prefer the neutral families of tan, beige or taupe.  I learned years ago don't pick a neutral color that resembles fleshtones, ...Yuck.

I also like accent walls that are a medium tone of color and any color goes well with a good neutral.  I've lived too long not to have a splash of color in the house as I feel it makes us happy.  I love to paint and if I get sick of a certain color on a wall I just change it. 

And with all wall paint I only use flat.  I hate shiny walls as you can see every little imperfection, especially when the sun shines in. 

I don't let the paint store people give me this if it has a Sheen you can wash it malarkey!  It's not a mechanic shop or a butcher shop, it's my home. 

If the walls get that dirty it's time to repaint anyway and I never waste my money on painters tape.  When they started making it thinner and charging $6 a roll that's when I learned to cut in twice as fast as I can waste a roll of tape on a room.   And that was many years agoSmile, Wink & Grin

 

P.S.   I like Frank's Red Hot!  I use it in all my cooking and like it mixed with Hellman's on most sandwiches.  I think Miracle Whip only belongs on chicken, turkey, tuna and definitely BLT sandwiches.  Don't need Frank's on those, just a thick hunk of lettuce and some pepperYes

 

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:58 PM

Good Afternoon,

Bit of a heat wave this afternoon as it got up to 55F. We are expecting 70F by Saturday so summer is returning at least for a few days. 

We also have neutral walls. In our case it is white with a gray undertone as our tile floor is white with a gray tone. All colour is in some fairly large paintings and also a couple of cobalt blue chairs. Our kitchen is gloss black. We did it in 1990 and the fellow who did our bathroom a couple of years ago thought we had just done it recently. Surprisingly the black makes the kitchen look larger. I think it is because the gloss reflects the light. There is a 3ft square skylight in the kitchen too that helps a lot. 

I put away the passenger cars and put out the express reefers. I have 5 of them as they make a nice train for a passenger loco on a small layout. I usually use the light mountain to pull them. Fall is the time produce and fresh foods go to market. Perhaps there is lobster in those cars, speeding to market or fresh water fish from the docks in the harbour. 

Been quiet in  the diner lately. 

CN Charlie

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:58 PM

I haven't been all that impressed with Google Translate. 

When the Rocky Mountaineer landed in Vancouver we had a tour bus tour of the city.  They used Chinese electric buses.  The driver said they were $1 mil a piece(Canadian?)  There was something rolling around in the luggage area above the seat.  He stopped he bus to look for it.  He said he had a whole box of pieces that have fallen off various places.

The ISP with a dish on the mountain that was going to get me Internet in 2 weeks is now obfuscating.  Now there are equipment delays, which they knew about when they said 2 weeks, rain, which we have a lot of.

Still it ought to be simple math  number of installations/installations per day. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:11 PM

CNCharlie

Our kitchen is gloss black. We did it in 1990 and the fellow who did our bathroom a couple of years ago thought we had just done it recently. Surprisingly the black makes the kitchen look larger. I think it is because the gloss reflects the light. There is a 3ft square skylight in the kitchen too that helps a lot. 

Fall is the time produce and fresh foods go to market. Perhaps there is lobster in those cars, speeding to market or fresh water fish from the docks in the harbour. 

Been quiet in  the diner lately. 

 

Hi Charlie

I had a gloss black 1972 Pontiac Ventura in my younger days I liked quite a bit. I never seen a gloss black kitchen before though but that does sound interesting.  If we all didn't have different tastes,  what a boring world it would beYes  That Car of mine always did look better in the shadeStick out tongue

Fresh Fish from the harbor yes. How about some walleye with a loaded baked potato and some asparagus?

And it does look like it has been a bit quiet in the diner lately!  It looks like it needs 2B Loudened up a bit with a few Stories in lieu of hot sauce and paintLaughSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Remember those days when you were young and stupid and life was a blast?

Well, ...A family get-together is always good.  And boy did I have one.  A three-day weekend in a hotel would have been better under better circumstances but I'll see family anytime.

It's kind of like that song by The Cars "Let the good times roll".  A lot of times I'm King of the Castle with the humor section but Steve won at this gathering.  Steve is my brother-in-law, Master Senior Tech Ford mechanic that rebuilt the engine in my car.

 

It was 1974 and he went to the David Bowie Major Tom concert.  Him and his friends stopped at some kind of Bar and Grill close to the stadium and the special was all-you-can-eat oysters.  Him and his friends had shots of Jagermeister back then and called it Monster.

To make a long story short they all had their fill of all-you-can-eat oysters with Lots of Shots of Monster and went to the Bowie concert.

Entering the concert they came to a T and the security guard was directing people to the left and at that point Steve decided to put his hand up to his mouth and Blow Oysters and Monster through the cracks of his fingers.

The security guard stepped back fast and said Woe Woe!!!  Steve of course went to the hall to the right away from people to Blow Oysters and MonsterLaugh  The security guard wasn't messing with that one and the next thing Steve was backstage with Roadies and David Bowie's guests.

I guess that concert,  David Bowie came down suspended from cables from the ceiling on the phone singing his Ground Control to Major Tom song.

I never laughed so hard in my life from this story and neither did anyone else.  I guess you had to be there. 

The whole rest of the night when a little humor came up during our Socialization and Cocktails,  one of us would add to it by saying Blue Oysters and Monster and everything got just a little more hilarious all through the night.

The next morning my gut and throat muscles hurt from laughing so hard but apparently laughing is very good for you.

 

It was a heck of a night at Sea SirLaugh

 

 

 

TF

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