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Welcome to the October, 2020 Jeffrey's Trackside Diner in Michigan

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:44 PM

York1

I've already started my 25 hour flight.  I'd rather take a ship.

 

Well, ...Have them land the plane John   I'd much rather take a ship too   Never have been too fond of flying   I'll ride that ship with ya if you can get them to land the plane and I will get the ship Captain to pull the ship over into the airport to pick you up somewhere along the way as long as we arrive in New Zealand by 7:30 AM

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:15 PM

I've already started my 25 hour flight.  I'd rather take a ship.

York1 John       

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:02 PM

I'm hitting the rack Kids.

I'll see you all in New Zealand tomorrow morning over coffeeYes

 

Thank you and have a great night gentleman

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:25 PM

hon30critter

 

 
Track fiddler
We ate our little stuffed pepper pumpkins and they were great

 

They do look great! I love stuffed peppers!!

Dave

 

They were really good.

You are my neighbor Dave!  If you lived a Little closer than Canada from Minnesota I would bring you a stuffed pepper any dayWink

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:17 PM

Okay we're taking votes now.

New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand!

 

Now you have my vote!  I like that part of the country where the Bear lives   I have seen the pictures

And it's springtime over there and he just came out of hibernation for crying out loudLaugh

 

Let's all go over there and Talk Trains with the BearYes

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:55 PM

Track fiddler
We ate our little stuffed pepper pumpkins and they were great

They do look great! I love stuffed peppers!!

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:34 PM

We ate our little stuffed pepper pumpkins and they were greatDinner

The mozzarella cheese was dripping out of its headDinner

It's not everyday I get real hamburger from Judy sauteed with Vandalia onionsDinner

I had fun eating the face off firstLaugh  Good for Halloween but I told Judy we have to do this once or twice a monthStick out tongueYeah

 

 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:01 PM

Very fond memories of New Zealand beer, Go Bear!!! 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:33 PM

Track fiddler
I have not done many of things for many Blue Moons Ray!

Yes, thanks for the reminder Yes

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:20 PM

I have not done many of things for many Blue Moons Ray!

But thanks for the reminder  I didn't even know that was tonight   I will go outside a few times to take a lookYes

 

 

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:02 PM

Evenin' Folks!

I'm happy with either location.  Was hoping to travel to see my son in England sometime, but since they are not open at the moment, I will postpone that and continue to see him on Zoom for a while longer...  LOL

The Bear should be able to give us a great tour if we go to NZ, but I am very impressed with Garretts as well. 

Whatever, is better than hanging around here, except for the Blue Moon outside...  I did pop out of the house and have a look see on that.  Beau-----tif----full it is!

73

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 Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:59 PM

Judy just set the clocks back

I like Fall behind at first until it starts getting dark at 4:30 

I can't remember who else said their wife don't drive 

Judy has a driver's license but never drives unless in a pinch  

 

I'm Johnny CabLaugh

I get an extra hour of sleep in the morning before I drive her to work tomorrow

 

Yippee!

 

 

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:48 PM

Some great food in S. Africa. A dish called bobotie is really good. Can't forget the Mrs. Ball's Chutney. We actually sent to the U.K. to some. Use it instead of ketchup.  I was in the cab of a class 25N steamer that was used to pull the train out of the station. Do a youtube search on the Red Devil and you should find video of a really great engine in S. Africa.

Having salmon for dinner in a sweet chili sauce.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:48 PM

Thanks for the explanation, Ed.   If it is N Z then it is Lord of the Rings. Smile

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:47 PM

Cool!

Than New Zealand it is!Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Ya Guys have a Happy FiddlerLaughYes

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:41 PM

hon30critter
I would like to learn more about the funny looking steam engines used in South Africa that had what looks like an extra tender out front.

You're in luck, Dave! They have Garratts in New Zealand, too

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_G_class_(1928)

 NZR_g_class_garratt by Edmund, on Flickr

Kind of looks like a Doctor Doolittle Pushme-Pullyou!

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:38 PM

Hi Ed,

You are most welcome to move the Diner. I was about to make the same offer but I'll happily let you have the honour. I was going to ask Kevin directly if he wanted to do the job again since he did such a good job for October.

I'm easy with any of the three possible locations. I would like to learn more about the funny looking steam engines used in South Africa that had what looks like an extra tender out front. I don't understand how they work. Heck, I don't even know what they're called.Dunce

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:33 PM

NorthBrit
I do not understand this moving from Michigan,

The Diner rolls into a new location on the first of each month, David. One of us elects to be the host and we can all join in to explore the culture, railways and foods of the region.

We will be sheltered-in-place in the diner so no Covid worries.

 

I just let the cat out and saw the huge, full, SleepBlue Moon! Perfect for Halloween!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:31 PM

Are you kidding me Ed?

Hands down we go to New Zealand where Spring just sprung and visit our old friend The Bear in his native Homeland habitat over there.

Count me in on that one!Stick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:30 PM

I do not understand this moving from Michigan, but England will be on lockdown until 2nd DecemberAngry

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:26 PM

Four hours to go before we pull the pin on the Diner in Michigan.

I've heard two suggestions IIRC, South Africa or New Zealand? Or was it Australia proper?

IF I don't hear any feedback, I'll take the reins and move us to South Africa for a look-see. They have a dish there called Bunny Chow Dinner (Not the Energizer Bunny, I hope Ick!) Or a tasty Chakalaka?

Or would we prefer New Zealand? A Mãori Boil Up? Marmite on the side. A Pavlova for dessert...

Four hours to decide —

Luck O' the Irish! Top of the page Big Smile

How about a nice mulled cider with a nip —

 hot-toddy by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:00 PM

I think your truck will be alright Alvie. I have accidentally done that a time or two

Went to my buddy Erv's today  Had some good conversation and got my rear wheel wells on my truck sprayed with the rubberized undercoating so the panels I put on this summer don't rust out this winter

Picked up Judy at 4:30 from the hotel and went straight to the pumpkin patch   It was way busy so she had me stop by at the grocery store and got some big orange peppers

Kind of silly  These are our pumpkins this yearLaugh

Can you guess which one is mineStick out tongue

 

She's making stuffed peppers this year for dinner so it won't be too silly laterDinnerLaugh

 

 

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Posted by cats think well of me on Saturday, October 31, 2020 4:11 PM

Hi all, 

My last post on the topic for this month! Wishing everyone a Happy and safe Halloween this year.

Two things came up with my truck recently. I had forgotten I'd left my passenger side window down and went out to go to work Thursday afternoon after it had rained for many hours and of course the seat, carpet, and panel were oh so wet. And I couldn't address that at the moment as I had to go work. After work got out around 11pm, I went to a place with vacuums and that seemed to help, as did putting towels on the seats. I went at it again with my home shop vac and a heat gun and that too helped a lot to the point where it's dry to the touch. I sprayed it down with Febreeze and have a Damp-Rid thing inside to help. Teach me to double check my windows! In 18-years of driving, I've never left windows down and my interior got rained in. I had a crummy night at work and that may have contributed to my being a bit forgetful that night. On the same truck, my heat started to well not work, it'd blow cold air no matter how long I drove, and how high I turned up the heat. I get online and I see a few places suggest topping off the coolant reservoir and that seemed to help a lot. It's not burning my hands hot, but does blow hot air. I'd be glad if that holds up. I've had the truck about 3-years, two months, and two weeks, and overall it's held up extremely well, but I only put 30000 miles on it in a year according to inspections. 

On the train front, I picked up some freight car kits and as those arrive I'll be looking forward to putting them together, adding detail parts I like, plus weathering, Sergent couplers, and Code88 wheels. 

Sending some hopes and good wishes for all. 

Alvie

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:44 PM

I am another fan of Hunt for Red October. Both Sean Connery and Sam Neill were excellent in their respective rolls. "One ping only."

For the first time in our married life we are hunkering down for Halloween. The lights will be off and the door will be ignored. Lousy Covid.

Tonight everyone will change their time relationship with the State of Arizona.

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Posted by CNCharlie on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:53 PM

All fine here except we are going code red Monday which means restaurants closed for 'in' dining, bars closed, etc. I need to book fir my annual physical. I'm ok with that but my wife will have me in basement quaranteen for 2 weeks afterwards.

We are getting TF's warm weather starting Monday, Today it is 30F with avery strong NW wind, a double reefed main and storm jib day from my sailing days.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:21 PM

Track fiddler
Anyone have a picture of that one they could post here?  It's a shame living that thing in description from conversation.

Not the greatest camera work but this is one of the bigger machines:

There are quite a few videos of baby-brush cutters at work but those are pruning shears compared to what this fellow can do.

That time again? Set the clocks back for some of us. Comes around faster and faster every year!

The Hunt For Red October, yes!    One of my favorite Sean Connery films. Excellent performances by a top-notch cast.

 

I hope everyone is well these days.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:10 PM

Uoo Uoo - Uoo Uoo

Is there anybody out there?

Just after 1:00 O-Clock and I'm heading to Prior Lake

 

Bye

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:05 PM

We are going to go into a total lockdown for a month.

A letter from our National Health Service - because we are in a high risk group  and we come down with Covid 19 and 'they are too busy'   they will not treat us.

A Merry Christmas to them as well.

Stay safe everyone.

David

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:46 PM

UooUoo-UooUoo

Is there anybody out there?

 

Don't worry,  Going to take a Long break!   Talked to a wall once and got more of a responseLaugh

 

 

 

PirateTF

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