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Posted by n2mopac on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 10:23 AM
Good morning all. Tue, Wed, and Thr are my busiest days at work, so I'm usually luck to get on here once in those three days, but here I am. UP has 3 MOW gangs working out of the sidings in my little town. They are replacing ties, etc. through town here today, so I think I'll spend my lunch hour down by the tracks watching. After all it is sunny and heading for about 82 here today.
Good day to all.
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Posted by Big_Boy_4005 on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 10:27 AM
I wonder if Mexicans are envious of Americans on the Fourth of July??? After all that's what Cinco De Mayo is to them. Is it fair that the imigrants get two of the same holiday. Perhaps their envy is more of an everyday thing.

I wonder if the Canadians have as much celebration on July 14th. That's Bastille Day in France. Anyone speaking english in Quebec on that day probably has to go into hiding.

Hey Kevin, what happens??? Now I'm curious.[swg]
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Posted by lupo on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 10:50 AM
morning all ! my day is finished, was sunny but windy, nevermind, inside work temperature is allways 80 - 90 degrees.

Hey Ron, those MOW gangs working near you:
What kind off cars and equipment do they have around?
I have an interest in MOW consists
thanks in advance!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 12:32 PM
talk about a need for coffee, the brew of the gods....hm....hm...
dozed off there.
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Posted by Big_Boy_4005 on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 12:50 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JCtrain

talk about a need for coffee, the brew of the gods....hm....hm...
dozed off there.

Are you sick again / still? Or did you find a computer at school?[swg]
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Posted by Noah Hofrichter on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 3:26 PM
speaking of school, I got a 4.5 day weekend! My dad is taking me out of school and we're going to the WSOR's Janesville WI yards. Its about a 1:45 minutes away. I've been waiting to go here for quite a while, so this is big for me. I'm not going to miss much at school though. they're just going to a camp overnight. Now that I've gotten to the Janesville yards, I've got to sceam away to get to the horicon yards.

I've got a motion to propose. Alot of time, not all the time, but alot of the time, lupo is on here when we're sleeping or trying to sleep. So I propose that we vote him the night watchman of this place, just to make sure it doesn't fall off the first page at night. Ideas? Good? Bad?
Lupo, that okay with you?

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Posted by lupo on Thursday, May 6, 2004 12:41 AM
NIGHTSHIFT ARRIVED!
fire up the boiler and lets ROCK!

and kick in some smilies along the way:[:)][:D][8D][:I][:o)][;)][}:)][:p][B)][8][:(][8)][|)][xx(][:(!][:0][:X][^][V][?]
(watch it no animated smilies used!!!)
a pot of coffee wil animate them!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:00 AM
Lupo--what would a shot of tequila do to the smilies? After all, yesterday was Cinco de Mayo??

P.S. Since you're the night watchman, you should get PAID!!! I'll take up the collection--cash only, and send it to
123 Shyster Lane, Granola Gorge, TX--can't miss us, were right next to the OkraCola plant!! [:D][:-,][(-D]
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Posted by lupo on Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:19 AM
Gracias! the smilies thank thee por their tequilla!


bring on the entertainment NOW !
tonight it's gonna be the Coffee Shop "Of ILL Repute "

no spittin' on the floor - no cursing - no boldly going where no man went before
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Posted by lupo on Thursday, May 6, 2004 7:41 AM
Well goodmorning yall!
swept the floor,
kicked [}:)] out last [:o)]nights [:P][:P][:P] entertainment, [wow]

Fresh pot of coffee is on the stove, back to normal this morning,
BTW offering me a payed job overhere?
well I have to turn down that offer politely,
would be third hobby turned into work for me, and for now: 2 is enough !
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 6, 2004 10:49 AM
OH MY. [:0]

I go to work and the place becomes a "House" [:0] [:0] [:0]

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM [}:)] [}:)] [}:)]

Shame, shame, shame.

So how many have a "house" on their model railroad? Is it right next to the railroad motel? [}:)] [:p] [;)]


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Posted by lupo on Thursday, May 6, 2004 11:07 AM
Jim, "The House of Ill Repute" was a topic by Emeraldisle some time ago:

http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10424

was about the Wicked Wanda kit by Barmills
nice posts came up!

BTW: Didn't clean-up well enough? gonna "evaluate"[V] the clean-up crew
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Posted by cwclark on Thursday, May 6, 2004 11:26 AM
now what's the pastor gonna think when i put the house of ill repute next to the church?...I can see the ho scale people holding up those little signs in front of the place already...this calls for a cup of coffe while i rethink the matter...

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 6, 2004 12:56 PM
man, a cold and now the flu. Feel terrible.
And its really sunny outside.
I've missed six days of school so I'll have to play catch up later...groan.
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Posted by lupo on Thursday, May 6, 2004 2:42 PM
wish you well JCtrain !,
had a head filled with goo for the last week too, but the last days of sunshine cleared up a lot of that!

see yall tomorrow morning !
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Posted by egmurphy on Thursday, May 6, 2004 4:27 PM
I'm a day late, but just wanted to comment on Big_Boy's post that said "I wonder if Mexicans are envious of Americans on the Fourth of July??? After all that's what Cinco De Mayo is to them."

From all the partying going on in the States for 'Cinco de Mayo' you would be natural in assuming that it is Mexican Independence Day, but it's not. It's actually the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the invading French army in 1862. While it is a government and bank holiday (and usually a school holiday), there is actually very little celebration outside of the state of Puebla and the official government bash in Mexico City. For most working stiffs it's a day like any other.

Mexican Independence Day (dating from the War of Independence from Spain in 1810-1821) is September 16th.

Okay, there's a bit of trivia you can bore your friends with over your next cup of coffee (or shot of tequila)...........

Hasta Luego

Ed
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 6, 2004 4:41 PM
Hi guys, I'm back. I just got some bad news. They're closing the CN yard in Battle Creek, MI! NOOOO!!!! Well, it's not like the tracks are being ripped up, though, just re-routed. It's to bad, I saw it on the news and it looked like a great place to railfan.[:(]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 7, 2004 1:03 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JCtrain

man, a cold and now the flu. Feel terrible.
And its really sunny outside.
I've missed six days of school so I'll have to play catch up later...groan.



Well I just guess I am going to have to wish you another "Get Well Soon". [;)]

While you are sidelined you should download the msn messenger and chat with "the guys". Oh I better not forget Nora (she sharted the Stupid Question Thread in the trains.mag forum. She might run over me in the van she drives. She got a job driving NS crews to their trains and back. So I am only going to say NICE things about Nora. Nice Nora, very Nice Nora. [;)] [:)] [:D]

There are a few other ladies in our chat group too. Joe's wife Stacey chats with us some and so does Kevin's girlfriend Christa. So don't be bashful, download msn messenger and come join the family. [:p] [:)] [:D]


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Posted by Big_Boy_4005 on Friday, May 7, 2004 6:35 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JCtrain

man, a cold and now the flu. Feel terrible.
And its really sunny outside.
I've missed six days of school so I'll have to play catch up later...groan.

Remember, in life you will always pay dearly for any time that you take off, from whatever work you do. Because upon your return from your absence, you will have to work at least twice as hard to catch back up. I'm afraid vacations are no bargain if you are the only one taking one.[:0][:(][;)]
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Posted by Big_Boy_4005 on Friday, May 7, 2004 6:46 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by egmurphy

I'm a day late, but just wanted to comment on Big_Boy's post that said "I wonder if Mexicans are envious of Americans on the Fourth of July??? After all that's what Cinco De Mayo is to them."

From all the partying going on in the States for 'Cinco de Mayo' you would be natural in assuming that it is Mexican Independence Day, but it's not. It's actually the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the invading French army in 1862. While it is a government and bank holiday (and usually a school holiday), there is actually very little celebration outside of the state of Puebla and the official government bash in Mexico City. For most working stiffs it's a day like any other.

Mexican Independence Day (dating from the War of Independence from Spain in 1810-1821) is September 16th.

Okay, there's a bit of trivia you can bore your friends with over your next cup of coffee (or shot of tequila)...........

Hasta Luego

Ed
Gracias Ed, I try to learn something new every day. All this time, that's what I thought Cinco De Mayo was. I must have picked up that idea in high school Spanish class.[:I][;)]
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Posted by cwclark on Friday, May 7, 2004 7:24 AM
worked on the layout from 4 pm to 9 pm last night...managed to get my work bench in and build a place to work on my rolling stock...i'll have a train bring in bad orders right off the layout and onto the work bench...put in a nice multi-wall plug extension for drills, soldering irons, sanders, ect...gonna paint it when i get home and work on the bench work some more...

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Posted by n2mopac on Friday, May 7, 2004 8:46 AM
Man, I've caught a bug also. Must be something contagious going around this forum. You know, a . . . computer virus. [(-D]

That is my first attempt at one of these animated smiles. We'll see if it works.

Hope y'all feel better soon . . . myself inluded. Its a shame to miss out on such a lovely day (sunny and 86 here today, and its my day off--terrible time to get sick[sigh] )

Ron

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 7, 2004 10:55 AM
Back in school....
I'm on the school computer though, so I caan't really stay here.
this reall sux.
A math test and I really don't know whats going on [?]
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Posted by krump on Friday, May 7, 2004 1:32 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jhhtrainsplanes

Well now, I am home from work. I don't want any coffee right now. I have to get my morning nap in before I start the day, if I am lucky the dog will let me sleep to 8 am, and if I am not lucky I will be up before that. I won't get in bed till about 230am. It takes times to wind down and be ready to go to sleep.


I get home from work at 6pm and keep the same hrs as you.[:D][:D][:D]
mmmmmmmmmmocha for me, anytime
mocha and trains, could it get any better ?
G'day all

cheers, krump

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Posted by CP5415 on Friday, May 7, 2004 1:38 PM
Still at work this afternoon.
Had a chance this week to work on the railroad at lunch. I fixed a problem spot where the longer cars were un-coupling by themselves. Nothing a hammer on the underside of the benchwork couldn't fix [;)]

Other than that, I've been busy planning a suprise B'day party for the wife tomorrow.
So far so good! She doens't know

Gordon

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Posted by krump on Friday, May 7, 2004 1:41 PM
I saw the CP Rail Hudson Steam engine #2816 rolling through town (Salmon Arm, BC) last week. They say it'll be back on Tuesday facing the other direction, we'll see. I got really close (grabrails/ handrails) as the crew was taking a break. chatted with them, but then the 2816 got "steamed" [:(!] and I couldn't see a thing for 10 seconds (weird) ... I left.

cheers, krump

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Posted by lupo on Friday, May 7, 2004 2:24 PM


i found the picture to go with your post mr Krump hope you don't mind I posted it

http://www.rrsites.com/royalhudson/2816.htm
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Posted by krump on Friday, May 7, 2004 2:32 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by CP5415


Other than that, I've been busy planning a suprise B'day party for the wife tomorrow.
So far so good! She doens't know

Gordon


don't forget to logoff... or SHE WILL KNOW, have a great party[:)]

cheers, krump

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Posted by krump on Friday, May 7, 2004 2:48 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by lupo



i found the picture to go with your post mr Krump hope you don't mind I posted it

http://www.rrsites.com/royalhudson/2816.htm


that's it... thanks lupo
(ps - my mom is travelling to The Netherlands on Wednesday next week - North Holland, and all of her old stomping grounds... how's the weather?) I've asked her to buy a freight car with a Dutch R/R paint scheme - we'll see what she finds... any good Hobby Shops I should tell her about ?

cheers, krump

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Posted by lupo on Friday, May 7, 2004 3:13 PM
All Right!
the weather is not too good overhere, windy raining and about 50-60 degrees, ( 12 - 15 celcius ) getting dryer and bit more sunny towards next weekend.
here are some north holland trains shops I found on http://modelspoor.pagina.nl
around - in Amsterdam:
http://home.wanadoo.nl/hobbyland/
http://www.modeltreinen.nl/index1.htm
http://www.schaaltreinenhuis.nl/
Castricum (Noord Holland): http://www.totaltrain.nl/
these are some I found on the linkpage modelbouw.pagina.nl,
as I am into US trains I have not too much knoledge about hobbyshops overhere in holland, but I hope there is something usefull in this post

wish your mom a good trip "home"
[:)]

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