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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:33 PM

In Canada the toothbrush is Oral A

Dave, John  I wish you were here, you would have so much fun we would have to change something I guess but probably not, is all good up hereLaughConfused

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:58 PM

I took a campfire break and the second thing to remember is if I had my way

I would have

Brent

CN Charlie

Kevin

John

Ed- twice and the goat

Dave

Terry

Mike

Lion

Chip

Jan

Randy

Wayne

And all the rest of the gang here.

I almost forgot Overmod, I've been getting to like that Kid too!

 

Here right along with me for some good food and funYes

 

 

Smile, Wink & GrinTF

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:59 PM

At one time in my life, my goal was to have a house on a southern beach.

For some reason that goal changed.  Now, my dream is to have a northwoods cabin.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:17 PM

Track fiddler
Ed- twice and the goat

Thanks for always keeping the goats in mind, TF Big Smile

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Enjoy your time with nature! Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:32 PM

Iv'e always loved your goat Ed.

He isn't as smelly and doesn't have as many whiskers as youLaughLaughLaugh

 

 

SmileStick out tongueTF

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:33 PM

TF, that cabin sounds just like what I need right about now along with a little fishing.

The boys and I had a place we could go and every morning just as you could see a sliver of light on the horizon without fail our friend Don would go down to the dock, peel off every stitch and go for a skinny before the rest of the lake was up to see him in his altogether. Now when we would take a newbie up with us, or a couple of ladies we would warn them not to get up too early because they do not want to see the crack of Don.WhistlingLaugh

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

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:50 PM

I saw where you're going with that Brent but I pay to differ.LaughWhistling

When I lived up by International Falls I knew this hot number I met at a basketball game that lived on the Iron Range

Her name was Dawn

I would drive down to see her drive down to see her drive down to see her drive down to see her

She was so lovely but I never saw the sun come up and I never did know a girl named Dusk or I would have gave that one a shot 

 

 

TF

 

That was funny Brent,  you did make me laugh.  It's just I could relate to the name Don/Dawn....as I was searching for the crack of Dawn

Early in the morningYes

 

All just silly humor of course

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:04 PM

Track fiddler
In Canada the toothbrush is Oral A

Did you mean 'Oral Eh'? LaughLaughLaugh

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:35 PM

Yep Oral Eh!

Dave that's what I was searching for but I didn't get it that time

 

I guess I had to switch to CrestLaugh

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:43 PM

Track fiddler
Yep Oral Eh! Dave that's what I was searching for but I didn't get it that time

TF,

Thank you for acknowledging one of our Canadian idiosyncrasies, eh. Have another beer on me, eh!LaughLaughLaughLaugh

Oh, sorry, I forgot to say sorry, eh!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaughClown

Cheers, eh!!

Dave, eh!!

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:47 PM

Eh!!!   LaughLaughLaughLaughStick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:52 PM

Track fiddler
Eh!!! 

TF,

You just passed the Canadian citizenship test!! Come on up any time!LaughLaugh

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:33 AM

Feeling much better tonight. I watched a movie with my wife, and just enjoyed a very peaceful evening at home.

I hope all are well.

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, September 21, 2020 8:19 AM

Garry, sorry for your loss. 

 

not much going on this morning, back to real work, no cooties. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:35 AM

Good morning MLC, looks like you and I are the only ones in here.

I simply want to have two hard boiled eggs in a bowl and a cup of black coffee to start this day.

The house behind mine is empty now, as is another about three houses North on my street. There are probably more, but these two are showing signs of abandonment and no upkeep. Lawns have not been mowed in three weeks, etc.

There are still more than a dozen For Sale or For Rent signs in my neighborhood. It seems September was the month a lot of people moved out.

Not much going on today for me... just working on the bathroom.

-Kevin

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:28 PM

LION has some tears for those who as lost loved ones.

 

Hey... maybe my servers are working again! : )

 

Let me know if you cannot sea the LION :(

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:40 PM

BroadwayLion
Let me know if you cannot sea the LION :( Add Quote

I see her just fine,

-Kevin

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:59 PM

BroadwayLion
 

Let me know if you cannot sea the LION 

 

I see a Queen or a Lioness.

Brent

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

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:15 PM

I see that Feline just fine LionYes and I wouldn't mess with her eitherIndifferent

 

Whopper in the woods

Now I feel Just like Kevin and his Bad-Chili the other day.  So does Judy,  Barbie and Steve-O seem to be okay.

We had so much fun last night we will all need to look for a plastic surgeon to remove the smiles off our faces but there's nothing better than a greasy burger and a coke when you play late, sleep late and get up late.

Blue Oysters -n- Monster and me went to town cuz Burger King has 245 going on right now.  And we had to re-up on adult beveragesWhistling

They tasted (Kinda) goodZip it!Sad but Judy and I are not used to eating like that and both our stomachs are Jacked!

 

Maybe some Pepto-Bismol or somethingLaugh.....The first night went fast and round 2 is just around the corner

 

Ding Ding!LaughLaugh

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:32 PM

Good afternoon, everyone.  A few duties to do today, but otherwise another nice easy day.  Finishing a building on the layout is about the most pressing thing I have to do.

It won't be the northwoods, but we will meet all three daughters and families at a cabin in southern Missouri next month.  Like always, I will just sit to the side and enjoy the bedlam.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 21, 2020 2:30 PM

You can't be bored on your first day of vacation and I'm not by any means whatsoever but the afternoon just got a little more interesting.

Blue Oyster just fumbled around in his deep freezer in the garage.  He said Brother-in-law it's getting a little slim pickings in here.  It's time to go get another quarter of beef because we all need to eat good tonight.

I've been by there but we've never stopped.  We ain't going to this farm and we're not going to that farm.  We're going to the Udder Farm.

I'm serious,  their last name is Udder.  And it's not that dyed red crap you buy in the grocery store.  This stuff is Brown Grass-fed, Fresh, aged right and DeliciousDinner 

Even Lion would approve!

I'll be getting my grub on tonight with my brother-in-lawDinnerYeah

 

The Thunder is starting to rumble up here but that's okay.  We can cook in the double garage tonight or down in the pole barn and Sid left his old bass here

 

 

TF

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:36 PM

Good afternoon ..

Kevin, MLC, and anyone I missed: ... Thank you for commenting regarding my post about my good friend, Dan,  passing away yesterday. 

Below is a picture taken a few years ago with Dan and the Dinner Train in Bardstown, KY. Four couples road the train that day, and we all enjoyed it.

 

Everybody: .... Have a good evening. 

GARRY

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 21, 2020 4:24 PM

Garry

Where were my manners?  I may be preoccupied up North but I am not too busy to overlook the loss of one of your dear friends. 

My friends are Golden and so are yours.

My condolences for your loss of your friend Dan.  That's my little Brother's name.

 

In our family we have Little Garry.  His Father is Garry Senior that is loved just as much.  There is no Garry Jr.  If you called him that, he would know what you're saying but he would look at you like you didn't.  He is just Little Garry and always makes the best chili at our family get-togethers.

 

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Dan

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 21, 2020 7:45 PM

 

Did Dirk wander off with Ken in tow again?

I hope everyone is getting along OK out there. We went to Autumn weather seemingly overnight. It was 42°F last night. I've been stocking up on firewood Yes

 Service_0017 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 PM

Good evening all. 

Flo - A nice big RBF please. Thanks.

Condolences to those who have lost friends/family. 

Weather - The time of year where we go from AC to heat back to AC. At least it's blue skies and sunshine! 

W*^k - The j*b is going well. Just got notice today we are getting the "hazard pay" from March 13-June 30 this week, so my chiropractor visits just got paid for. (As did a pre-order loco.) 

Trains - Anyone ever remove side frames from a BLI AC6000? Maybe I'm being too gentle (again), or there's some trick to release some hidden clip I'm missing. (Found a undec version to custom paint, but the side frames are gray instead of black...) 

Caught a NS local outside Erie today, as well as a GE Wabtec rebuild test set with the battery power 3000 in the consist. (Chiropractor office is just a couple of blocks from the plant.) 

Birds - Caught a bald eagle with my camera on Friday. Have to get them onto my computer. 

Hope all are well, and all enjoy the night. 


 

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2: It's for having fun and enjoyment.

3: Any objections, consult above rules.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:38 PM

ricktrains4824
Trains - Anyone ever remove side frames from a BLI AC6000? Maybe I'm being too gentle (again), or there's some trick to release some hidden clip I'm missing.

Rick —

Just like Athearn, Atlas, P2K and others, you HAVE to remove the bottom gear cover [76] by unlatching the two end clips as shown in the BLI drawing. There are four prongs that engage tabs on the sideframes to lock them in.

 BLI_AC6000 by Edmund, on Flickr

Once the bottom cover is off the sideframes should slide right out. In many cases the bronze bearing/pickup strip is fixed to the plastic sideframe. You may have to disconnect the wire to completely remove it.

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Monday, September 21, 2020 10:08 PM

Thanks Ed.

While I like that manufacturers are including parts diagrams, they are sometimes lacking in detail. (And I even found one for a different brand that was incorrect! Fortunately I figured that one out before something broke.)

I wondered if it was bottom cover off first. Now you have confirmed it. 
Thanks again!

Now I just need to wait for the snail to bring the Pactra black (Engineering plastic compatible) paint. 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:51 AM

Good morning.  Lots of coffee today.

We have a lot of forum diners with health issues or dealing with family tragedies.  I hope each of you can get healing, peace, or both into your life again.

These are the days we wait for all summer long -- low humidity, temperatures in the 70s, light winds.  The only complaint after being outside is that the insects love this weather, too.  We'll put up with insects to sit in the front porch rocking chairs.  Daisy the Dachshund loves being out there, too.

I continue to work on some layout buildings, but more and more, I'm getting the feeling I may need to make major changes to the layout.  When my wife agreed that I could use a spare bedroom for the layout, it was a small undertaking.  Gradually, I have taken over the room.Big Smile

But what started as a small layout has been added onto, and not always with good planning.

I'm not ready to scrap it yet and start over, but I have a feeling that day may come.  I am keeping track of all the mistakes I have made so that I can make improvements next time.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:25 AM

Good morning ... 

 

Track fiddler

 

Garry

Where were my manners?  I may be preoccupied up North but I am not too busy to overlook the loss of one of your dear friends. 

My friends are Golden and so are yours.

My condolences for your loss of your friend Dan.  That's my little Brother's name.

 

In our family we have Little Garry.  His Father is Garry Senior that is loved just as much.  There is no Garry Jr.  If you called him that, he would know what you're saying but he would look at you like you didn't.  He is just Little Garry and always makes the best chili at our family get-togethers.

 

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Dan

 

 

John

 

John TF ..... Thanks for saying that. ... If you remember Garry Moore, he also spelled the name with 2 R's. ... I like trains because there is an "RR" in my name. 

I was running trains last evening. Always enjoyable. 

 

Have a nice Tuesday, everybody. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:01 AM

York1
These are the days we wait for all summer long -- low humidity, temperatures in the 70s, light winds.

I am still 2-3 months away from those days, but I get to enjoy them more. They will not be followed by 2-3 months of cold weather! We just get 4 months of paradise every year.

The Tropical Systems have been crazy this year. That is all the news is talking about. You would not even know anything else was going on the world right now. All the local news has is weather and sports now. 90% weather. We had six named storms at once over the weekend.

-Kevin

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