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Elliott's Trackside Diner XI
Posted by nik .n on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:10 AM

 Bergie snapped the padlock again, I'll start again.Smile

Here's a link back: Diner X

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Posted by pcarrell on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:26 AM

OfflineJimRCGMO, you mean pastors don't do that stuff? Whistling

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Posted by TMarsh on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:31 AM

Uh, oh hi nik, no, don't need anything. What? Uhh, just looking to...um see if....uh everything made it.Whistling I mean pies, yeah, the pies. Huh? Oh yeah I know the pie case is over there. I was ..uh ... just checking ...um to see if ...uh... everything was ok in the booth. Yeah, the booth. Don't want the vinyl to ...uh...well you know. Ahem. I mean the view! Just checking to see if the view of the switching was good. You know. In case we might have to adjust... uh.....oh yeah the pies. I'll go check the pies. Yup all here. See ya!

(jingle, jingle, SLAM!)

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Posted by TheK4Kid on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:37 AM

 Well then let's start the new month out with a great western omelet, wheat toast with plenty of butter and jelly,  a tall glass of orange juice, and a cup of hot decaf coffee and live'en up the diner a little with some great music accompanied by a really great slide show of some great steam  locomotives that once roamed the vast distances of the Great American West, along with a remembrance back of some great western actors who portrayed the cowboys of the Great American West, along with a great song of the west.

http://www.landercasper.com/GhostRiders/GhostRiders.html

Everyone sing along now!!! Big Smile

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Posted by Cederstrand on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:50 AM

Coffee refill, please.

Off Topic: FIL fell in a parking lot and hit his head. He is being taken to the hospital. My wife is in route. Hope it is not too serious, he sure can't handle many more of these and my wife is having a hard enough time with her parents fast decline.

On Topic: Here are two pics of the road experiment. Tore a scrap of tar paper, made a mixture of Ceramic Tile Adhesive/Snaded Cement Grout/White Elmers Glue and smoothed it on the tar paper. Once dry it was then rolled and pinched to make the cracks & pot-holes. Please note, this was just an experiment so there is MUCH room for improvement (like placing fewer pot holes in logical locations and adjusting color, etc). The lighter area was a failed attempt to make traffic wear. I think simply rolling actual wheels over it will work. Have no idea yet how to add painted "center lines". Any thoughts?

Cowboy Rob

 

 

 

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Posted by LSWrr on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:02 PM
Good morning all, Ah a new diner! Rob, check out Cody’s office on this site and he did a nice job doing roads and painting centerlines. 

They re-posted the job and I re-applied for it.  I guess there was an outcry from someone who didn’t make the cut so they posted it again.

Lee

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Posted by saronaterry on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:13 PM

That's a great start,Rob!

For striping I use Elmer's paint pens, fine point. You can get them at wallyworld. I used a steel straight edge to try to keep them straightish.

 

Glad I found the new place. SNOW day today, hard to put up siding in this slop! Laid some carpet in the basement train room. I'm supposed to find out this week when the C&NW ROF's want to come see the layout. Hopefully I get enough notice and things go a little better than last time!Ashamed

 

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Posted by nik .n on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:34 PM

Milk and a steak, Chloe.

 Got some photos to show and get some advice on.

Weathered Hopper:

Before:

 

After:


 

 Telegraph poles made out of lollipop sticks, atlas flextrack ties, and cardstock:

 

 Have a nice day!Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:43 PM

Hello........

I just put up stars so we can find this place more easily. Thanks for re-starting the diner Nik. Also, Nik...nice work on the hopper and the poles.

Just in time for KY burgoo with KY hot sauce. That'll warm you up!

Lee, I hope they award you the job. Looks like ypu might travel in the MI Upper Penensula if that's the case.

Terry, I like the highway scene! 

 

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Posted by ewl01 on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:04 PM

Rob - Thanks for the info.  The Hoboken Shore RR had tracks in River St.  The street was actually RR property and was used for truck access to the warehouses. Since it was RR owned, the street was never maintained and had ENORMOUS potholes.  Towards the end the road was almost impassible by truck.  I might use this method for that section past the plant.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:13 PM

I won a million dollars for my layout.

I won $1,000,000 in the Polish lottery.


I get a $1 per year until it reaches a million.


The lottery ticket cost only $1.


Terrific!

April Fools.

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Posted by Robby P. on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:30 PM

Well I can say I haven't been FOOLED yet!!!

Ahh, another new Diner.  Maybe the theme song can be from "The Jeffersons".

Well I got a new car to weather.  A bulkhead car.  I will make a custom load on it.  That should take a few days.

Didn't do much today, other than a trip to the LHS.  I did help at my wifes pre-school class.  She asked if they remember me, and one said "wobby".  She was amazed, and so was the supervisor.

Well everybody have a good day, and I will take a  WHOLE pecan pie!!

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Posted by TMarsh on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:32 PM

LSWrr
They re-posted the job and I re-applied for it.  I guess there was an outcry from someone who didn’t make the cut so they posted it again.

Lee-I've seen that plenty of times. I've got my fingers crossed it's NOT because the one they wanted didn't get through HRO to the selecting officials packet. On the plus side, they could have done it because they just don't want the "crier" to come back later and cry foul play. Big mess.

Rob- Hope your FIL is OK. I think you're on to something with the road. Looks like a real possibility. Can't wait to see the pics after you get the details worked out.

S Terry- Road looks great. I'm envious. But not in a bad way.

Nik- Looks good too.

Looks like the new neighbors got moved in. Must have sent the switcher over to haul the Beer Barn right after they dropped us off. Just stopped in to see if.... Um... I mean the cheapo pressure washer I'm using to wash off the back porch is cutting out a lot so I thought I'd let it cool down a bitGrumpy. Otherwise, ANOTHER project half done.

Worked on re-routing some track this morn while I waited for outside to warm up. I'll get a better flow and a couple more sidings for two industries, yet to be determined, and, and a small staging or yard for the cars. ANOTHER thing that wasn't planned for. But will have one now. Well, best get back outside. Lost internet connection 3 times just since this post started.

Everybody is just popping in. Have a seat, set a spell. Nice view from over there. Whistling

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Posted by bjdukert on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:28 PM

Garry   #1 Berk #2 Hudson #3 Pacific (K4)

Lee   Sounds like someone missed and now seems to think it isn’t fair. Good Luck.

Dick   We haven’t heard from Fergie since he last went out on the wavy blue and not sure if the hounds can swim that long.

It would be nice to see Bill come back in again.

That’s about it

Best to all on sick call and those recovering AngelAngelAngel

Talk to you later

Duke

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Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:31 PM

Hmmmm...

Hi guys...had to find this place first. I got lost on the way here as it moved again.

All that and I don't have much to say just now.

Got a headache and so not doing much....tried to work on Taxes.....Fed was in and refunds received already its NEW YORK STATE that's a pain in my caboose.We file separately. But NYS forms are not EZ like the Fed EZ, and we are FORCED this year to file Electronically. I can find the forms, instructions and can even print them out to do the "old fashioned way", but I cannot find out what magic button to push ELECTRONICALLY when I get done. Guess we will have to pony up $$ for some preparer who is connected to do it this and every year now. The great state of NY. UGH SoapBox

Of course doing taxes can give one a headache, let alone starting with one.

Well I will go and lay down and take some more Excedrin!

 

 

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Posted by AmanaMedic on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:38 PM

Good afternoon,

 I thought we were getting close to another move...didn't expect it to be today. Almost thought it was an April Fools' day joke.

Nik, thanks for taking care of the move...looks like everything is present and accounted for, especially THAT pie case!Dinner

Lee, sounds like the same BS games the community college I used to work for likes to play. They've been known to have a candidate in mind, then open the search/hold interviews...all for appearances, knowing full well nobody else has a prayer, even if another candidate is more qualified.Disapprove

Some great road work showing today, very inspiring. The mega-pothole asphalt road looks familiar, I about destroyed the home healthcare company van on some just like it...Whistling

I see Phillip left me a message in the last Diner. I agree, being subtle is best, but to paraphrase from "EMERGENCY!" Don't be subtle, she's not the type. Ex-Lax brownies would be "subtle." Don't know. I've been putting up with this B..........................., I mean, "peach" for years now, biting my tongue to preserve peace and harmony in the family. But...the day is coming. My nuclear armageddon clock is at thirty seconds to midnight... Pirate

Uh, just realized...anybody seen Jeff yet today???

Maybe I'll just hunker down in a back corner... I've got a feeling...

ChrisEight Ball

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Posted by pcarrell on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:59 PM

Robby P.
......and I will take a  WHOLE pecan pie!!

And as you eat it you can actually FEEL your arteries hardening as you chew!

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Posted by pcarrell on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:01 PM

AmanaMedic

I see Phillip left me a message in the last Diner. I agree, being subtle is best, but to paraphrase from "EMERGENCY!" Don't be subtle, she's not the type. Ex-Lax brownies would be "subtle." Don't know. I've been putting up with this B..........................., I mean, "peach" for years now, biting my tongue to preserve peace and harmony in the family. But...the day is coming. My nuclear armageddon clock is at thirty seconds to midnight... Pirate

Well then, in that case, why settle for ExLax?  Why not visit your local vet for some horse laxative?

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Posted by Cederstrand on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:03 PM

Coffee refill, please & thanks.

***Eric, I finally made it to the PO today and picked up a package. THANK YOU! The wife will use that one closest to the circus/carnival. Much appreciated!

***Lee, where on this site do I find Cody's Corner?

***Terry, those roads look excellent.Thumbs Up Thanks for the Elmers Paint Pen tip. Trying not to spend anything more, but might have to for this particular task.

FIL just came out of head scan, so we don't know if there is anything going on beyond the obvious yet. His lip required 10 stitches and one eye is swollen shut. Mentally he is still there. He said, "I took a dive into a swimming pool but there was no water in it". We never know for sure if he's joking or not, but that's the way he has been since his big stroke 2 years ago. My wife will stay there over the next 24 hours to keep a close eye on him.

Hope everyone is doing well. Cowboy Rob

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Posted by AmanaMedic on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:24 PM

pcarrell
Well then, in that case, why settle for ExLax?  Why not visit your local vet for some horse laxative?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I'm liking this...

But, I wonder if even THAT would work on the Spawn of Satan...

Now, from the whimisical to the serious.

Rob: hope all works out for the FIL

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Posted by saronaterry on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:31 PM

Rob, they're in the crafts department and only a buck or so each. Make sure you get the fine point, or,you could use a thicker straight edge to help hold the pen up a little. Hope all works out with the FIL,too!

nik, good start on the power poles.

Thanks for the nice comments on the roads, guys!!!

Terry

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Posted by ewl01 on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:38 PM

Chris - Jeff said he was going to pass on today because of the possible computer worm.

Rob - Glad you can use the crossing.  Hope your FIL makes out okay. During  EMS calls to stroke patients I've noticed that some people who enjoyed life and have strokes have an off-beat sense of humor.

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Posted by Packers#1 on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:43 PM

 Well, jsut thought I'd stop in. see the place is nice and cleeeeeaaaaaSHPLAT! WHO THREW THAT PIE?!

 

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Posted by AmanaMedic on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 4:07 PM

ewl01
Jeff said he was going to pass on today because of the possible computer worm.

Thanks, I thought maybe he was lurking about, ready to spring some kinda prank...Smile,Wink, & Grin

I second your assessment of stroke patients with "off-beat" humor. I almost always took that to be a good sign. The ones that couldn't speak were far more common. Are you still running EMS calls? What cert. level?

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Posted by TheK4Kid on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:17 PM

 Well another big job done  at the house today!
Debbie will be happy!
Installed a new kitchen faucet, made by Delta, one of those with a pull out wand with a button on it for regular flow or spray,
I did it all myself and it didn't even leak.
I even put in the new sensor valve for the hot water recirculating pump system, so when you turn on the hot water anywhere in the house, you have hot water right now!!!
No more waiting for it to get warmed up.
Plus replaced the old 40 gallon water heater witha new 50 gallon Kenmore from Sears.
The new heater uses less natural gas than the old one and the recirculating pump cuts down on gas use also. Quite a deal!

Gee I better finish my coffee and get out of the diner or they'll put me to work as a plumber-fix-it man!Big Smile

I think I'll put one more quarter in the jukebox and listen to Ghost Riders in the Sky and watch all them really neat trains again before I skeedaddle out of here!

http://www.landercasper.com/GhostRiders/GhostRiders.html

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:44 PM

Rob...That's awful about your FIL. I hope he recovers quickly.

Duke said :::  "Garry   #1 Berk #2 Hudson #3 Pacific (K4)"

Duke would you reconsider when you saw the fair lady (CB&Q 4-6-4, Aeolus) all dressed up in her Sunday best?

I am beginning to think we need to put this up for a vote!

GARRY

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Posted by LSWrr on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:51 PM

http://www.trains.com/mrr/default.aspx?keywords=cody's+office&c=se

Rob here is the link.  He used a metal ruler with a cork bottom (to prevent wicking) and a paint marker to draw the lines.  Curves he used a french curve with a pice of tape to hold the curve off hte table so the paint didn't wickunder the curve.

Lee

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Posted by bjdukert on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:27 PM
Garry  
would you reconsider when you saw the fair lady (CB&Q 4-6-4, Aeolus) all dressed up in her Sunday best?
Naw,I don’t think so,but then I am only mildly set in my ways ,at least that is what I keep telling the CFO. I also tell her I heard every word I wanted to and that tends to get me into trouble too. Black EyeBig Smile

Talk to you later

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Posted by ewl01 on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:52 PM

Chris -  I'm an EMT-B.   Here in New Jersey you're either a Paramedic (paid, private corporation based out of local hospitals) or an EMT-B, mostly volunteer, there are no other catagories.  We're a volunteer, non-taxpayer supported squad, as several here are.  Our town (1.5sq. miles) is at its most 3 miles from the local trauma center.  Lately I haven't done many calls due to family issues (both parents died in Feb.) but last 2 years I ran 85%of the calls.  I work for the town as a mechanic so I'm "on call" for the day.  My partner works a night shift at the local military base.  Two of our police officers are EMTs and most cops are trained as 'First Responders' in New Jersey.  What burns our butt is racing to a call to find the 'unknown medical emergency' waiting with a suitcase to go to the crisis center at the hospital. Cheaper than a taxi.....

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:54 PM

 Bad news in the family today. My last uncle is gone. He passed on at 7:45 this morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He will be missed.

Went out this morning and paid the monthly bills then went to Alexandria to visit the LHS. Picked up a couple of kits while I was there. I usually don't get kits if I can help it. My physical problems makes putting them together somewhat difficult. But I couldn't find these built-up at a descent price. I wanted them so I grabbed them. Cost me $53 and that was at 20% off. I got the Model Power town hall kit and a Walther's 2-stall engine house. I like engine houses for some reason. After that I returned to Leesville and went out to a late lunch with my parents.
 

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