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Just hello
Posted by Modelcar on Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:35 PM

Don't recogonize anything on here.....Away too long....qm

 Hello again.......Still looking how to get around in here.  But it's getting warm out today, and I must fill my roller with water and get my lawn rolled, maybe yet today.....And then it will be about ready to mow.  Thanks to everyone for saying hello....Q

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:37 PM

Modelcar
Don't recogonize anything on here.....Away too long....qm

same old same old

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:38 PM

Quentin, it is good to see you back.

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Posted by mudchicken on Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:41 PM

Still around - welcome back.

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:03 PM

Still following Der Chicken around....

She who has no signature! cinscocom-tmw

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Posted by samfp1943 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Deggesty

Quentin, it is good to see you back.

 

 

                                  ABSOLUTELY! Welcome

                            Hope your health  and family are well. 

  Missed hearing from and about you and what's happening there in Indiana.

Sam

 

 


 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:59 AM

Welcome back !  Come on in, the water's still fine!

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:11 PM

Nice to see you back!

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:55 PM

Hey Quentin! How are you getting along?

Thanks to Chris / CopCarSS for my avatar.

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Posted by rrnut282 on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:31 AM

Are things quieter in Muncie, now that they have enacted the horn-free zone?

I know train watching is more difficult since they closed some of those crossings. 

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Posted by Convicted One on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:11 PM

Quentin, Glad to see you are still around.

 

Muncie question: That large, vacant industrial building out on West Kilgore ave. what outfit was in that building, originally? 5500 block or so.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:05 PM

Hi, Quentin - glad to see you're back ! 

As far as recognizing anything here - well, I believe K.P. Harrier's Cajon Pass and Sunset Route threads were underway the last time you were here - and they're still going strong !  Might take you about a week to catch up on each of them, though . . . Mischief

- PDN.

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Posted by Boyd on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:23 PM

I'm still on my quest to photograph a live Jackalope. Might get a Bigfoot picture before that ever happens.

Modeling the "Fargo Area Rapid Transit" in O scale 3 rail.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:12 PM

tree68

Nice to see you back!

Nice to see you front, too!  Welcome home!

Carl

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Posted by tdmidget on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:35 PM

Good bye

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:35 PM

Hello Larry...and our friend Carl...I believe Carl & Pat are in transit on Amtrak...however they may have already arrived back in their home area...Last I saw word from Carl, they were running late eastbound...

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Posted by rrnut282 on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:16 PM

Convicted One

Quentin, Glad to see you are still around.

 

Muncie question: That large, vacant industrial building out on West Kilgore ave. what outfit was in that building, originally? 5500 block or so.

 

I think that is the former Borg-Warner gear factory.  MC may or may not have worked there. 

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Posted by samfp1943 on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:09 PM

Boyd

I'm still on my quest to photograph a live Jackalope. Might get a Bigfoot picture before that ever happens.

 

  Off Topic           On a side note,Boyd, to your quest for the fabled Jackalope...There was a restaurant in Memphis [was Baretta's@ Park and Highland] had a number of Jackalopes that were stuffed, and mounted around the upper cornice in their eatery...I recall their story was, they 'shot' them while on vacations in Colorado and New Mexico. Must have had about 30 or 40 in their restaurant...Cowboy  Maybe, Mudchicken can tell you a location where they roam in that area...He's probably seen many, as he goes about the countryside on his rounds.Whistling

Sam

 

 


 

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:13 AM

Sam: If you folks would quit burning them out of their natural habitat, they'd still be around your part of the prairie. Ever been to the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver?  - They have a few in residence, on the red felt walls. Assume Baretta's closed after the Jackelopes started shooting back (they do that)...

 

ps- Solved the crisis on the Coffeyville Belt only to get hit with a new one at Pittsburg. (think the McDonald's at Broadway & Quincy...My old employer did it again!)

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:41 PM

mudchicken

Sam: If you folks would quit burning them out of their natural habitat, they'd still be around your part of the prairie. Ever been to the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver?  - They have a few in residence, on the red felt walls. Assume Baretta's closed after the Jackelopes started shooting back (they do that)...

 

ps- Solved the crisis on the Coffeyville Belt only to get hit with a new one at Pittsburg. (think the McDonald's at Broadway & Quincy...My old employer did it again!)

 

    Those Jackalopes!  You have to be really careful,when hunting 'em.Mischief   Horny little buggars!   Huh?     Need to approach with caution, and be armed...Never know when they will turn, and attack! Or one could wind up on the horns of a delimma. Whistling

Understand about the Mickey D's in Pittsburg, they were my lunch stop when I was a student at Pitt S. My bride and I got a chance to ride that line from Pittsburg to Cherokee some years back... Train was pulled by SP #745, and our train was the Passenger Equip( unpowered RDC's, furnished by Heart of the Heartlands RR Club& Museum). SP#745 took us to Cherokee, and WATCO #10 pulled us back to Pittsburg.  ( That was done as part of LASTA's 2004 KC Trip frorm La.)

    In fact, we are planning to ride the WATCO excursion this coming Apr 22,'17 on Former MP trackage. [Won't be fast, but the' grands' will have a ball ! ] Power?  No idea, but it will probably be one of WATCO's 'Hornets'Wink

 

Sam

 

 


 

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Posted by Boyd on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:58 PM

A person could start a business with a van and call it Jackalope tours. Drive around in western states in search of this elusive animal. Just make sure the contract specifies that there is no guarantee of seeing a Jackalope. 

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:29 PM

Boyd
Just make sure the contract specifies that there is no guarantee of seeing a Jackalope. 

One of the more common questions we get on our trains is whether the passengers will see a moose.  

While possible, the chances are probably pretty much zero.

One of these days, I'm going to get one of those plywood sillouette mooses and put it out in the woods, well back from the tracks....  Devil

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