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Elliot´s Trackside Diner - February 2012
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:48 PM

ようこそ and Konichiwa to Japan!

As Barry suggested, this month´s Diner has been moved to Japan. We are about to enjoy a number of train rides in this beautiful country, from bullet trains to winter steam in the mountains.

バリーが示唆したように今月のダイナー日本に移動されました我々は、山の中で蒸気新幹線からこの美しい国で列車の乗り物楽しむこととしています

I hope you will have a good time!

A trail of bread crumbs to the old location is here

 

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Posted by ns3010 on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:01 PM

Just stopping in quickly. No time to catch up on posts tonight.

Hmm, Japan. Never been to this side of the world before. It's definitely different!

See you guys tomorrow.

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Posted by Curt Webb on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:26 PM

Evening All,

I'm glad my passport is up to date. I have been to Japan about 5 times while in the Navy. I like the country and the people are hard workers. I look forward to our train travels this month.

Everybody have a great night.

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:00 PM

And a big welcome to all of you to Japan!!

Found a video of something from ABB...how about this little thing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=VuEnOJsEWCc

explanation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLKfDjUfor4&feature=related

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:06 PM

Any argument carried far enough will end up in Semantics--Hartz's law of rhetoric Emerald. Leemer and Southern The route of the Sceptre Express Barry

I just started my blog site...more stuff to come...

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:40 AM

Good Morning Gang!

Flo, strong coffee and a brekfast bagel, please.

Barry - thanks for posting the links! Ever since I started to model Japanese prototype, I developed a strong interest in Japanese trains - mainly steam, though. Japanese steam locos are fascinating, as they appear to be a well made mix of US and German practice. They also have a family look to them, so it is fairly easy to develop a good looking roster.

Japanese people have a good interest in their trains and their railroading history. There is quite a high number of old steamers kept in working condition. The best thing is that Kato and Tomix, the leading brands offer nearly all of them in N scale.

Have a look at some winter steam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5FfH0JyTyU

Enjoy!

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2/1/2012
Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:52 AM

GOOD MORNING!!!

Today is Wednesday, February 1, 2012!!!

Let the new month begin!!!

Geeked

-G .

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February 1, 2012
Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:58 AM

Sir Madog

ようこそ and Konichiwa to Japan!

 

バリーが示唆したように、今月のダイナーは日本に移動されました。我々は、山の中で冬の蒸気に新幹線からこの美しい国で列車の乗り物の数を、楽しむこととしています。

Ulrich! how Dare you use such language here on the forum!

Domo Arigato!

Wink

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Good Morning...
Posted by wetidlerjr on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:29 AM

 

Good Morning ! from Tipton IN.

 

 

Cool

 

 

 

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Posted by james saunders on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 5:38 AM

We are certainly getting around.

 

Konichiwa everyone!

James, Brisbane Australia

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Posted by LSWrr on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 6:44 AM

Good Morning All,

 

Jim, shoot me an email to the house and I’ll reply with the spreadsheet. I moved everything to a new computer in October and my address book is still a mess.

 

Last night I made an AAR car code cheat sheet and I filed my taxes. If only I could count my layout as a dependent…..

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:11 AM

What is the name of that Japanese soup that I like so much. A big bowl with a chicken base, with spinach, noodles and eggs in it. LION is going to try some Japanese foods. Maybe we could buy some more tracks while we are in town.

LION used to ride the train between Yokouska and Yokohama. Been to Tokyo too, but liked Yokohama better. Nice trolley cars there. Nice hobby shop in Yokohama, him bought many trains there: some Japanese transit stock and a long NYC set in brass. Never was able to run that big passenger train on any of my layouts, apparently it wanted 36" radius curves.

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Posted by LSWrr on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:23 AM

Hot and sour soup?

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:23 AM

Good Morning...in other words....おはよう

Currently partly cloudy out and 44F ...got to 55F yesterday in the sun..we actually had people out at the local diner sitting outside at the patio...

Going to do up some layout stuff today as we contemplate Floor Wars, London ON division part 2

Someone tossed a cat out of a car last night...and we took it to a vet emerg to get it checked over....going to survive..very healthy aside from getting tossed and having scuff marks from it landing on the lawn here...

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Posted by TMarsh on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:01 AM

Good Morning!! Coffee and Tongue Tied….uh…..what happened? Somebody let a chicken with ink on it’s feet loose on the menu? Can’t read a thing. Biscuits and gravy please. Thanks.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

Bob- Sorry about Dusty.

Galaxy- I’m sure they probably told you or you already know, when you cut back the food your body tends to go into storage mode. It turns most what it gets into fat to store for the next unknown meal. Try eating less, but more often to trick your body into thinking there is always more food and soon. It should burn more fat because it doesn’t think it needs to store it. Just don’t eat a lot and eat non fattening foods of course. Fruits, salads, lean meat but not much. Just balance it well and hopefully in spite of you inability to exercise, you can lose some weight.

Joe- How sad. They are in my prayers.

Jim- Have no idea how to get rid of it. The filmy stuff that is. What about Windex? That seems top work on a lot of stuff. Don’t know how it will react with the material though. Maybe try on a small section.

Barry- Too bad someone with a rifle didn't see that person pitch the cat out of the window.Whistling

Welp, stopped in yesterday but didn’t have time to post before I got “called away”. needless to say I didn’t get much done on the floor. Hopefully today I will make great strides. Of course as long as we wear shoes, there will always be one waiting to fallSigh. We’ll see what today brings.

Ya’ll have a Great Day!!!

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:09 AM

Galaxy - what language?

It just means :

Barī ga shisa shita yō ni, kongetsu no dainā wa Nihon ni idō sa remashita. Wareware wa, yama no naka de fuyu no jōki ni shinkansen kara kono utsukushī kuni de ressha no norimono no kazu o, tanoshimu koto to shite imasu, which translates into: As Barry suggested, the Diner has been .... (see my first post)

Now if you translate that back and forth a couple of times, using Google translate, you might end up ordering a Beer.

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:25 AM

Good morning. It's 64° and cloudy with some sun. The high will be 75° and there's a 50% chance of thunderstorms.

Need to go out and pay some bills today. Then need to get the first half of the grocery shopping done. Other than that, not much happening today.

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:25 AM

Happy February Modelers!

It's 27F here and they are talking about some serious white stuff coming our way in the next day or two.  Already had to pull over two SPAMMER posts today so this RR Forum Cop would like his coffee a bit stronger today with maybe a hint of Jack in it please. Coffee

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Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:30 AM

Sir Madog

Galaxy - what language?

It just means :

Barī ga shisa shita yō ni, kongetsu no dainā wa Nihon ni idō sa remashita. Wareware wa, yama no naka de fuyu no jōki ni shinkansen kara kono utsukushī kuni de ressha no norimono no kazu o, tanoshimu koto to shite imasu, which translates into: As Barry suggested, the Diner has been .... (see my first post)

You just be careful what language you use here in the DIner, Mister!!!

WE run a Clean establishment, Mister!!!

よい一日を

yoi ichinichi wo

So there!

Geeked

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Posted by Drew4950 on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:56 AM

Hello Everyone,

      43 degree and partly cloudy. strange weather we have been having here. 10 days ago the temp was in the teens and we receive about 6 inches of the white stuff. since then it has warmed up. yesterday the temp was in the 50s. Tomorrow is Ground Hog Day. If he sees his shadow we get 6 more weeks of winter? Heck we have not had winter yet to have 6 more weeks of it.

    The building distruction across the road from my office is progressing well. Yesterday I watched them load dump trucks in just 9 scoops.

     Glad to know the cat is okay. I hope there is a "special" place for people that do things like that to animals!

hope everyone stays well

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:29 AM

 Late Morning Fellow Dinners!

 Flo, Coffee please.

 Ken

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Posted by Cederstrand on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:43 AM

Strong coffee in a JR-MAGLEV    mug, please.

Have a good day all.

Cowboy Rob

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:53 AM

galaxy

 

よい一日を

And a nice day to you, too!

My computer speaks Japanese, y´know...

Some more winter steam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oj36xIeuJU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=eyabecCmyFo

The JNR class C11 is one of my favorite locos. Kato has a quite nice N scale model, but it is an older release, not as detailed and well running as their newer releases. A revamped version is announced for later in this year, so I have started to put nickels and dimes aside - maybe I can buy one...

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Good afternoon...
Posted by wetidlerjr on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:49 AM

Sorry but no Japan for me. You will have send your comments to Indiana for me to see.

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Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:52 PM

Sir Madog

 galaxy:

 

よい一日を

 

And a nice day to you, too!

かわいい

Yeah? well go and  chanoyu yourself and the wife too!! SO there!

Just what are your 必要資格?

LOL.

Glad to see you are feeling better Ulrich!!!

Geeked

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:35 PM

Uhhhhhhh???  Hmmmmmm???  Where are we?  Oh, Japan!  THAT explains the funny looking buildings and stuff.  Always wanted to visit Japan.

Lunch, lets see.  Ah fish?  Oh Zoe.... psst....  I think you forgot to cook it?  It is supposed to be THAT way?  OK, then how about some Kushiyaki and a cup of hot tea.....

I only know two words in Japanese BTW.  Ohayó which means Good Morning, and Sayónara which should never be confused with cyanide because THAT is goodbye in any language!

Currently 48°F outside this afternoon with wind gusts up to 40 mph.  They say we could have a power outage from it.  The ground is super saturated which is not a help.

About all I have done today is my taxes for 2011.  Should be getting a few $$$ back this year.  I may be able to save the money for the new nearing aids by March after all.

Now I'm going to disappear to the train rooms for a while!  Right after I go Grocery Shopping on second thought!

Later!

73

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:44 PM

Currently 72 here with heavy clouds. Got the bills paid. Got the groceries and filled up the tank on the van. $47 for fourteen gallons. That's a little over half a tank on that monster. Got to go see my primary doctor tomorrow morning. Follow-up on the lab work work that was done last time. That's a waste of a morning.

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Posted by Cederstrand on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:24 PM

CoffeeCoffee refill, please.

Here's a Japanese word (Brand) I know: "Onkyo", which IMO = JUNK. Ok, that's just my My 2 Cents  worth after once buying an expensive, nothing but trouble, rotten receiver which they never fixed right. Wonder if the Yamaha I replace it with, and really like, came from Japan, China or Malasia? Guess it would say on the label.

StormCold rain here today. At least it looks cold. Resting the ankle today inside. Feels cold inside, too. Must be me. Insentive to get that wood stove project further along.

Update: UPS just delivered the last box of verde-amazonia tiles. Cool!

Will be in the corner booth, next to the stove. Cowboy Rob

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:29 PM

Cha no yu = tea ceremony

必要資格? ? required qualifications?

Good to have Google Translate!

Laugh

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Posted by galaxy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 3:18 PM

Sir Madog

Cha no yu = tea ceremony

必要資格? ? required qualifications?

Good to have Google Translate!

Laugh

Well, did you chanoyu with the wife? DId she enjoy it too? with the weather over there your way, I'd think you would like that!

My neighbor growing up were japanese. He= American born Japanese, SHe= Japanese transplant. He= signed up promptly for WW II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor Hawaii bringing USA intothe war to show his true aligiance to USA. SHe= put in a "concentration camp" in California during thge war...not like HItler's conentration camps...but just so as the Japanese here in the USA were "under control" and "not a threat" to the USA. They married later and had one son. He is aobut 5 years older than I. He still lives next foor to my father,, SHe= lives with son's wife in another county so wife doesn;t have to drive all the way ther ot take care of her., She= born in 1914!!! So watch your language anything not computer translatable I can ask them!! Or we could ask TomikawaTT As Chuck's wife is Japanese, I think.

Well according to my thermometer it is 59*F, according to the local news channel its 54*. {sorry Ulrich, but we are having heat waves over here while you guys get labasted with a barrage of bad nasty weather}.

Well went ot Drs to get new script and did the grocery shopping and ran errands. WHew I am exhausted! Hamburger Helper for dinner tonight...easy to cook soul-warming  food. Though with the heat wave we are having, seems inapropriate somehow. Should be maybe BLTs but I didn't think enough at the grocery store.

Waiting for the neighbors to come home for bread give-away day. They get teh about to expire and day old breads and goodies from the grocery bakery this day every week, then pass them out to the neighbors. I saw them in the AM a the grocery store, adn they promised to save something for me. But they had a Drs appointment they are going to so not home yet. SUre helps to stretch the budget this does!

Well, my back is killling me so back to "couch potato" mode unless they came home.

LAter.

Have a great evening!...{Japanese  chanoyu or not}

Geeked

-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

 HO and N Scale.

After long and careful thought, they have convinced me. I have come to the conclusion that they are right. The aliens did it.

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