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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:13 PM

Good evening.

 

I am still limited to posting with cell phone. 

I had time to run trains this evening .  All passenger . 3 trains. CB&Q Zephyr. GN Empire Builder . ATSF Super Chief. 

have a nice evening. 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:33 AM

hon30critter

 

 

 

Hi BigDaddy,

I didn't realize that 'rubby' wasn't part of the American vernacular. I suspect the term is English. 

Dave

 

Rubby! Rubby being English?

No.  Never heard it before,  or is this a new word added to the  (UK) English language that has come from the States.  Laugh 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:55 AM

NorthBrit
Rubby being English?

The dictionary I use says it is Canadian Slang:

rubby

 (ˈrʌbɪ)

npl -bies
1. (Brewing) rubbing alcohol, esp when mixed with cheap wine for drinking
2. person who drinks such mixtures, esp a derelict alcoholic
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

rub•by

 (ˈrʌb i)

n., pl. -bies. Canadian Slang.

derelict or alcoholic, esp. one who drinks rubbing alcohol flavored with cheap wine.
[1950–55; rubb(ing alcohol) + -y2]
 
 
I'll stick with my Crown Royal, thank you —
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:52 AM

This whole drinking rubbing alchohol just sounds awful!

Ick!

Flo, please bring my a cup of coffee, and please hold the rubbinh alchohol!

Good morning everyone. I have nothing planned for today, just a lazy uneventful day is all I am hoping for. I am taking the weekend off from working on the house. Time to relax and just laze around for a couple of days.

-Kevin

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:11 AM

Good morning from the West Coast where it is still very dark outside. Took a cup of coffee and went out as I heard a tree come down across in the hundred-acre wood but it did not land across the road so no chain saw awakening for the neighbours this morning. It is sure warm out though.

TF, I hope you and Judy are feeling better as the days pass, staying well rested will help a lot to see you through these tough times.

When I was a kid, we used the word rubby a lot along with a number of other words that I would never use today. The thing is we had no idea what they meant when we used them and I never heard anyones parent say something to us when we used them. Rubbys were down and outers to be avoided like the plague when I was a kid as taught by my vanity filled mother and grandmother, as an adult I engage the homeless whenever the opportunity presents itself. My kids were taught to treat homeless people with respect and never think twice about engaging them in conversation. They volunteered a lot at the soup kitchen through their teens. 

Hillman cars are a topic of conversation in the WPF thread. In 1959 when we moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver my Mom and Dad drove their Hillman out to the Coast. In 1959 there was no paved road over the Rockies and sane people would go down into the U.S. go over the Rockies and then head north back into Canada. My Dad would have none of that, he was insistent that he should be able to cross Canada without leaving the country. Looking at that car in the carport, I would not trust it to go anywhere never mine over hundreds of miles of wilderness on dirt roads.Laugh

We moved to the wilds of North Vancouver across the inlet from Vancouver proper and people thought my Dad was nuts for wanting to live over there in the boonies. They bought a lot and my Uncle built the house for the tidy sum of $16,500.00 in 1959, they sold it in 1977 for $73,000.00 and it sold two years ago (2018) for $1,600,000.00.

Went and bought a few hundred feet of moulding and door casing yesterday as I have been upgrading from what was in the house. In another thread, Kevin mentioned moulding made out of foam. I had not seen this before and at the moulding place, you could buy the same moulding in wood, composite or foam! They also had lots of other fancy pieces (like pillars and beams) made of foam. I am old fashion I guess and bought the wood.

Henry mentioned deer hunting. Up at the ranch that involves taking a rifle out of the gun cabinet, stepping out of the front door a firing off a round. No search and destroy required, it is like going out for an armload of firewood. In the spring a rifle goes in the truck when the Grizzlies wake up and we will leave it on the hood of the truck if there is evidence of one close by. Usually, by the end of June, the bears just start minding their own business as their tummies are full and the guns stay home locked up.

Well, it is now light outside so I better go be productive, but first.

North Brit David, welcome to the forum, I am enjoying your photos, you can never have too many pics. Where in the "old country" are you at? My family comes from Ipswich, immigrated in the late 1700s and Buxton, immigrated right after WWI.

All the best to all.

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:12 AM

SeeYou190
I have nothing planned for today, just a lazy uneventful day is all I am hoping for. I am taking the weekend off from working on the house. Time to relax and just laze around for a couple of days.

 

Now you're talking like a real retired person!  What you have planned gets habit forming after a while.  I love it.

I also don't have much going on.  Harvest continues.  It may rain later today, but nobody gets upset.  In our part of the country, no one complains about rain, even if it is an inconvenience.

I'll work a little on the layout, and I think I'll get some of the trains running for a while.  The layout church is turning out to be harder than I thought.  It's a good challenge to keep me thinking.

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and Isle Royale National Park are the two places in Michigan I still want to visit.  I'm running out of time since next year is already pretty much booked.  Michigan may be a neat place to visit, but visiting grandchildren seems to be a higher priority.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:25 AM

BATMAN
. I had not seen this before and at the moulding place, you could buy the same moulding in wood, composite or foam! They also had lots of other fancy pieces (like pillars and beams) made of foam.

Three houses North of mine, there is a very large house with an impressive entrance with columns, beams, and fancy stuff over the entrance and garage. It looks very good. Really massive, but it is all foam.

A good designer/architect can do some very handsome things with the architectural foam that is available.

I am seriously considering stacked fieldstone foam castings to cover a bad 1980s feature on the outside of my house. It could not look any worse.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:11 AM

BATMAN

North Brit David, welcome to the forum, I am enjoying your photos, you can never have too many pics. Where in the "old country" are you at? My family comes from Ipswich, immigrated in the late 1700s and Buxton, immigrated right after WWI.

All the best to all.

 

I am living in South Tyneside now.   

Born in Leeds. Moved to Tyneside.  Then spent a little while in NYC.  Moved back to the UK  to near the border of Scotland next to the North British Railway (as was) to look after the family house.  Now someone else is looking after it as I have retired from work. Now I am back on Tyneside.

Love the steamer in the snow.  

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:31 PM

I am the Post Hog today. 

Had my day sort of planned out but now I have to take my daughter to get her learners license. She may be going to Burma next spring for school and needs to be able to drive the vehicles connected with the Anthropological group she will be working with.Hmm She had no interest in getting her DL until now. Transit into and around Vancouver is excellent and even my son takes it when he goes into Bigtown. I guess I will be giving more driving lessons. I think she will be a good study. I teach car control in a controlled environment before we hit the public roadway. We just happen to have an area a short drive away that is acres of pavement. Hard to lose control in new cars with ABS and traction control but we will have lots of fun in my old truck.Smile, Wink & Grin

I also need to go food shopping as the wife is busy, can't remember the last time I did that. I see lots of prime rib and roast lamb in my future.Mischief

Puppy update.

All the best to all.

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Posted by saronaterry on Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:53 PM

Afternoon, everybody. Monthly check-in so you guys know I'm still upright and breathin"!! Ha!

Love Goldens, Brent! We're on our third, Labs before that.

Sorry to hear about the trials and tribulations, but seems the good news stuff evens it all out.

I'm in the train basement. Refreshing scenery, making and planting more trees( need a TON to model NW Wis!) and running trains in the background. A relaxing afternoon of Nascar will follow.

Unfortunately, I also have a bit of not-so-good news. My daughter will be having brain surgery November 6th to remove a tumor she's been battling for 11 months.Docs say it's pretty straight-forward, but you can't help but worry when they're cuttin' open your little girl's head. ( She's 40, but you know what I mean! Ha!)

Anyhoo, back to trains.They always make me feel better!

That's all for now! Prayers for those that want 'em!

Terry

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:04 PM

Afternoon folks!

Welcome to the diner David.  You appear to be about a 5 hour drive from where my son lives at the moment.  He is residing in West Berkshire and rents an old home said to be somewhere between 400 and 600 years old (photo below).  Nice pad I would say.  If the world ever reopens again I hope to fly over for a couple week stay sometime.  He says I would enjoy the countryside where he is.

73

 

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:27 PM

 Eveing Diners.

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer and Dirk and Robbie a dog treat.

 Boring day and I like it! Dirk did get to go to the park again. I dropped something in the Maryville Library yesterday so I had to go pick it up, and the Library is in the park.

 Daughter health is bad right now. She may me promise not to tell her mom.

 Time to sit out with Dirk so later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:39 PM

Howdy ...

I'm still posting with iPhone instead of with the computer. we are now waiting because the guy who works on our computers had surgery on Thursday. He should be okay soon.

Terry ... I am very sorry to hear your daughter needs surgery for a brain tumor.  I am praying for her. Please keep us informed. 

Ken ... I'm sorry to hear your daughter also has health issues.

David ... Good to see you here in the Diner. 

Brent ... I enjoy seeing the puppies. Best wishes teaching your daughter to drive. 

Kevin... I have seen those foam castings for house exteriors and they look nice. 

everybody ... Have a good evening. 

GARRY

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:55 PM

Thoughts and Best Wishes to both Terrys and Kens daughters.

Cheers. the Bear.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:14 AM

Some thing to watch while you savour your first Sunday morning coffee.

CoffeeSmile

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:15 AM

saronaterry
My daughter will be having brain surgery November 6th to remove a tumor she's been battling for 11 months.Docs say it's pretty straight-forward, but you can't help but worry when they're cuttin' open your little girl's head. ( She's 40, but you know what I mean! Ha!)

Hi Terry,

I hope your daughter's operation is a success. My aunt Ruth had an orange sized brain tumor removed when she was in her early 60s. She lived to be 92. There is hope.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:17 AM

cudaken
 Dughter health is bad right now. She may me promise not to tell her mom.

Hi Ken,

Best wishes for your daughter.

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:38 AM

NorthBrit
Rubby! Rubby being English? No.  Never heard it before,  or is this a new word added to the  (UK) English language that has come from the States.

Hi David,

I guess that the term 'rubby' might be a Canadian original. Our friends from the USA don't seem to recognize it, and obviously as you say, it isn't a British saying.

Without wishing to offend the moderators, the real issue is that these people need our help.

Dave

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:52 AM

Good morning all.    First  ---

Thoughts and Best Wishes to both Terry's and Ken's daughters.     Been there when it happened to my son.

A new engine arrived.  A London Midland & Scottish Railway  Coronation Class locomotive.  , So gave it a run on the layout.  Will post pictures later.

Take care all

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:07 AM

Good morning.

Ken and Terry -- prayers for you daughters.

It's cold out, but we didn't get the expected snow.  

I seem to be in a bouncing around mood.  I started my model railroad with N Scale in a small corner of a guest bedroom.  About a month ago, I started questioning myself if I wanted to switch to HO.  We have a large, fairly flat backyard with lots of trees, and I now find myself watching garden railroad videos, thinking G Scale is really neat.  I need to quit watching videos and just concentrate on what I have.

Have a good Sunday (or Monday, Bear), everyone.

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Posted by herrinchoker on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:15 AM

Ken, Terry, best wishes for your children.

Jan

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:25 AM

Mistaken post.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:21 AM

We are going to see my youngest daughter today for her birthday.

Her fiance had to fly to Orlando to do some sound engineering for a new album, and she is going to be on the cover art. This is the first real work they have had in a couple of months, so this is good.

We are taking her out to eat at Charley's on International Drive. This is one of my favorite steakhouses in Florida. We have not been to a sit down restaurant, or had a steak, since the quarantine began.

We will quarantine ourselves for another 15 days when we get back. We have all the supplies on hand already. This will be our third post-exposure quarantine since this began, but I need to see my baby. L.A. is too far away, so if she is in Orlando, I am going!

Also, I really need a steak, loaded baked potato, and lobster macaroni and cheese!

Dinner   Big Smile   Dinner   Big Smile   Dinner   Big Smile   Dinner   Big Smile   Dinner

-Kevin

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:36 AM

 

ROARING~!

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

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:14 PM

We have a restaurant in town that has an old steam engine on display, plus two parlour cars available for dining.  There used to be another restaurant there, I believe, but that was before I got here.  I saw one reference that said the building was a former railroad station.  I looked at satellite photos, but can't see any evidence of train tracks around.  I know it's been quite some time since trains ran in many of the local towns.  We have some trains nearby, but they mostly deliver covered hoppers of chicken feed to to poultry producers around here.  The chickens go out by truck.

I started looking at this because the restaurant has announced it's moving.  The owner said she would "miss the trains,"  so I assume they aren't going to move them.  It would be a huge undertaking with no tracks anymore.  I would imagine they lease the building and the trains are part of the property.  Their new home will be a restaurant that never reopened this year, perhaps a Covid victim.  It's bigger and has more parking.

I hope the new tenant is another small local restaurant, and they keep the train car dining.  It's a good location and even now the parking lot is usually full.  The current restaurant is an Americanized Mexican restaurant.  I like it, but the GF doesn't, so we don't go there often.

They make tacos the way I like them, ground beef in a spicy chili sauce, with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion of a crisp corn tortilla.  A lot of restaurants have done the California cop-out, serving fish tacos on soft flour tortillas with some kind of salad dressing sauce.

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Posted by CNCharlie on Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:21 PM

Good Afternoon,

Another very cool da here, only 32F.

Using rhe tablet so spelling might be a little off

Go the pacific back  from the brass guru. He fixed the tender cnnector so now goes around 18" radius just fine. I have  about the cost of a new Rapido steam in this engine but it is worth it to me. Rapido is supposed to do a J4e but it will be years if ever and time isn't on my side. Anyway I doubt if their's will be any better. The piping detail on brass is amazing. 

Brent, I spent 1 year in Coquitlam from summer 1964 to 1965, My parents house was a twin of the one you pictured,. Dad's business venture didn't work out so we moved to Manitoba. My last 3 years of high school were in 3 different provinces. 

Yard work is coming along. Have to get the fish out of the pond before it freezes. 

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:50 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk and Robbie a dog treat.

 Thanks for the concern for my daughter health. She is a asthmatic and is having real problems. She has coughed so much one of her rib's is out of places aagin. Sadly it is not the first time. Her blood oxgen level was down to 96%. She is back on steroides and muscle relaxer's so it is helping the rib pain. Monday she is getting tested again for covid, I think this is her 3rd time. With her health problems I understand her being paranoid.

 Trains hate my guts tonight! Only good news is I have resat the PRR Sharks abbress back to 3 and they with both run togather. After that things just went down into the ash pit! Bang Head Nether the PRR GG1 nor the PRR Sharks can get the PRR Heavy Weights around the bench. Not the car falut because I added a Reefer between the led coach which I have never used before.

 Ok, I will run the Bessimers, they worked fine! But some how my RS 3 was in reverse and hit a parked freight train? Whistling After that I was done! Bang Head

 Time to take Dirk out so later.

 Ken amd Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:42 AM

SeeYou190
I really need a steak, loaded baked potato, and lobster macaroni and cheese!

OK, I swapped out the loaded baked potato for mashed potatoes, but I got my steak and lobster macaroni & cheese!

It was an amazing and delicious meal. I have not had a good night out in so long.

And... I got to be with my baby! Look at how cute we are in our Corona Masks! The look of 2020:

She is almost as old as her mother was when we met, and it is unbelievable how much she looks exactly like her mother. Our middle daughter is a copy of me, and the baby is a copy of my wife. 

I am so lucky.

Now I get to have a 15 day quarantine.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 19, 2020 4:58 AM

Thanks for sharing your good times, Kevin! I hope we are able to have a small gathering with my boys and their great kids when the Holidays get closer.

Here's a pair of "motors" from Henry Ford's Railroad:

 DTI_motor by Edmund, on Flickr

Those must have been some impressive monsters to see!

I hope everyone is doing well and I especially hope those dealing with health issues of loved ones are doing better.

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, October 19, 2020 6:12 AM

Good morning all.   An icy cold day here in the UK.     Due to Covid 19  we are in the vulnerable group  and have to be very careful what we do and where we go.  In fact we have seen our grandchildren four times since March and then only at a distance.  The oldest is 7, the youngest  now 4.

We love to go cruising and have been on 60 of them.   Baring our circumstances to the fact we 'struggle' to leave our village a holiday company keeps sending us emails regarding cruises to China.  As Queen Victoria once said "We are not amused."

Ah well!  Back to railroad modeling.  

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