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Jeffrey's Trackside Diner, June 2017 - All are welcome, All Aboard! Locked

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:42 AM

maxman
Well, I guess I must be doing something differently because I just copied the above from Photobucket IMG and pasted here. Maybe they just didn't get to my end of the alphabet yet?

Yesterday, I thought the same.

Don´t worry, they will be "asking" you as well!

Who is going to move the Diner to the July location?

Volunteers, one step back!

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:04 AM

I'm not qualified to move the Diner, but I have a suggestion. Since next week is Independence Day in the U.S., why not Philadelphia?

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:15 AM

Howdy

Randy.  Welcome to the Diner. 

Everybody... We returned from the trip last night. It was a very busy two days .

i was able to visit my model train friend, Dan, in the hospital in Lexington on Wednesday . He was still in ICU and he hoped to be moved into a regular room in a day or so.  I left him thinking he would continue to improve. Last evening I heard from Dan's wife, and she said  he had a set back and would remain in ICU.  I was sad to hear that. 

After Lexingtom, I went to Cincinnati. My wife had arrived in Cincinnati  from Michigan shortly before I got there.  Yesterday we went to Louisville and after that we went home  . 

Have a good Friday  

 

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Posted by yougottawanta on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

Lunch time !!!!

Flo - MOH has me on a stinking diet !! SHE EVEN TOOK AWAY THE FLAVORED CARDBOARD crackers !!! SoapBox Can I please have a VERY LARGE T bone steak, baked potato with butter ooozzzzing out, sour cream, salt and pepper, chiveS, That warm bread that Melts in your mouth, three ears of corn, FRIED okra...I am STARVING !

Hobby barn news - The underground utility VP stopped by today He may have a crew available Monday and he may be able to install my conduit from the power source to the Hobby Barn Monday !!! How awesome would that be !!! I also picked up paint prep material today so this weekend I can continue the paint prep.

Garry - Glad you made it back safe. How is Dans spirits ? Down or Up ? Been Angel for you and him.

Steve - I think that is an excellant choice. Why would you think you cant move the diner ? Speaking only for myself I dont have an issue with it.

Maxman - What is the load in the cars ?

Yannis - Howdy ! Thanks so much for the cold one ! It is hot as you know what here !

Randy - LOL ! Closet MRR ? What engine do you run on your 80s layout ?

Dave - Touch wood ? Never heard that one. We use "knock on wood" here. I have no idea what either one refers to ? Do you ?

JaBear - ROTFL, LOL !!! On the lion menu ! Thanks I enjoyed that one.

Brent - Word of advice for sweaty smelling vehicles tainted by teen boys - Fabreez - buy it by the gallon ! Is the car worth repairing ?

Ricky W. - What is the owner like ? Good guy ? 

Ken - Understand. I could leave my job and make 30% more BUT I am wore out and do not feel like working for national builders who throw up junk in 90 days, treat owners liek junk, worried about squeezing a knickel out of every sub, work you until there is nothing left and then toss you on the trash pile with the last 500 people they wore out. Heck with that !

ROR - That stinks starting over. What about changing locations ? Around here there is a TERRIBLE shortage in workers. The add for a plumber that is running in our local paper with a $5000 sign on bonus  STILL HAS NOT been filled ! And that is not only in our industry.

HOWMUS - What is clipping ? Do not understand your description.

Gotta git back to w**k.

TTYL

YGW

 

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:24 PM

Afternoon Diners,

I read about your conserves for Photobucket. I wondered about myself too. They said for paying members right? If that's the case I don't have to worry because I'm not a paying member. If it's for everyone than yeah I can't pay for price. I can delete photos on conversations within a month or so. 

ROR- good luck finding a new job.

Brent- Sorry about your car, I hope getting a new isn't going to be a pain.

Garry- Best wishes for your friend Dan in ICU.

My next door neighbor Robert went to the hospital two days. He was sent to the VA hospital. His condition was not medically worded by falling down to much. I helped him up two years ago in the front yard when he pulling weeds luckily his wife was outside too.

 

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Posted by last mountain & eastern hogger on Friday, June 30, 2017 2:22 PM

Steven Otte

I've updated the "How to Post a Photo" sticky to point out that you can't use Photobucket anymore without paying extra.

Whistling

Br. Otte or anyone,

Where does this old man find these sticky notes you mentioned.   Geeked

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Friday, June 30, 2017 2:34 PM

last mountain & eastern hogger

 

 
Steven Otte

I've updated the "How to Post a Photo" sticky to point out that you can't use Photobucket anymore without paying extra.

 

 

Whistling

Br. Otte or anyone,

Where does this old man find these sticky notes you mentioned.   Geeked

Johnboy out...................and still trying to learn

 

The "sticky" is on the forums main page, {EDIT: I should say the "General Discussions" page} at the top, always "stuck" above the other topics.

YGW - The owner is cool. One of the nicest boss's I've had in retail. 

I will check back later after I'm done guarding the store.... I have been here since 1030, go till 1900 (AKA 7pm) and have not even sold $50 yet... 

Yep. I'm getting bored!

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Posted by howmus on Friday, June 30, 2017 3:09 PM

Afternoon folks!

New sound equipment for the waterfront at camp came inyesterday evening, so after my hearing appointment and lunch I drove back out to Boy Scout camp to deliver it to the Aquatic Director with some instructions for him as well...

yougottawanta
HOWMUS - What is clipping ? Do not understand your description.

Simple answer pertaining to amplifiers (from Wikipedia): "Clipping is a form of waveform distortion that occurs when an amplifier is overdriven and attempts to deliver an output voltage or current beyond its maximum capability. Driving an amplifier into clipping may cause it to output power in excess of its power rating."

Actually clipping can occur anywhere along the various elements in the path of the signal.  Clipping can cause damage to both amps and speakers.  The grunge sound used with electric guitars uses clipping of the signal early in the path to create the distorted sound.  At worst it clips off the top and bottom of the waveform and by overdriving the speakers can cause permanent damage.  Generally you want to avoid doing that at the level of the amp and the speakers.  I did live sound for the last 18 years of my career.

 Garry, know that Dan is in my prayers as well as you during this time.

Thunderstorms have been forecast all day here in the Finger Lakes Region, but except for on and off rainy periods no Booming and Flashes yet.

Had my hearing test this morning and the good news is that there has been little to no new loss of hearing.  The bad news is that I am still deaf!  I signed on the dotted line for a new pair to the tune of $6,262.  He is looking at a few options for them but the final p[rice will be the same.  These will be the top of the line for suppressing noise which is one of the problems I have with hearing aids (p[articularly at the RR Museum).  These may be bluetooth equiped.  Says most of the new ones are.  That way I could turn on my iTunes at meetings and completely tune out the meeting without anyone knowing...  Hmmmmmmm.....

Have a good rest of the day.  I need to get busy on a dozen or so items I have not gotten too that should have been done a week ago, at least!

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 Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 30, 2017 3:53 PM

Ray, Angel and YGW ... Thanks for your concern about my friend, Dan. 

Steven  .... Philadelphia is a good idea. It would be good to see PRR electrics such as GG1's ..... Regarding photo hosting websites, why doesn't the MR Forum allow members to download directly from their computers?  Another model railroad forum allows that. 

 

 

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, June 30, 2017 4:39 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

Steven  .... Philadelphia is a good idea. It would be good to see PRR electrics such as GG1's ..... Regarding photo hosting websites, why doesn't the MR Forum allow members to download directly from their computers?  Another model railroad forum allows that.

Two reasons. First of all, we don't make any money off the Forums, so we don't want to have to buy a bunch of servers to host the photos on. Photos take up a lot more MB than plain text. Look back over the years this Forum has been around and you can imagine how much space this Forum would take if we hosted photos. Secondly, we don't want to be liable for whatever photos someone might want to post here: copyrighted material, inappropriate material, whatever. We don't have the staff time to police it all, so we'd rather it all be hosted elsewhere.

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Posted by BrassBootleg on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:13 PM

Hey gang!  So back home a little early, but his mom got really sick so we figured we'd come on back.  It's probably a good thing, too, because now he's sick and throwing up. 

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:10 PM

 Evening Diners

 Flo, Brent, Jan, Randy and I will have a Beer please and if Ed makes it in, his Royal Crown on the rocks.

 Work Sucked but I did beat Rick in sales with $1085.00. To bad I had to slit the sale with the Dunce Jerry. He had me ready to spit nails as soon as I wanted into the store today! Again the Dunce sold a display Futon I had new in the stock room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bang Head

 Far as Photo Bucket I was all ready pretty much done with there Ash Pit Ways!

 Brent What site do you use to post photos?

 Garry Best wishes for Dan!

 I see Flo is backing stuff, so later Diners.

 Ken

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:26 PM

Good evening all.

Chloe - A RBF Please. Thanks.

Ken - Glad you beat my measily sales today! I did double my total, to right around $80.00 before close.... still a lousy day though!

Ulrich - If I didn't have a busy morning, I would volunteer to do the move, but I will not be able to this month.... Any one "step back" for you though?

Photo Hosting - I am switching to Flickr, as I got a couple pics to show in the thread on photo hosting sites... The only 2 in my album so far! It is a little more work to post, as they put a bunch of "stuff" in the link, but I figured it out, at least from my PC... Tablet posting will be my next test... 

Weather - Hot and Humid. Also a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for my area... Good thing I never have any flooding here! We are expecting a lot of rain though....

W*^k - SLOW...... Our whole store barely broke $100 today....

Trains - Nothing new on that front today.

Hope all have a good night, and see you all in Philly!

Ricky W.

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Posted by FRRYKid on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:35 PM

Steven Otte

I'm not qualified to move the Diner, but I have a suggestion. Since next week is Independence Day in the U.S., why not Philadelphia?

Given that this year is the 150th Anniversary of Canada, I was going to suggest that we put it somewhere in Canada. Maybe as a compromise someone can find a well known place that has rail connections to both. Just my two cents.

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:47 PM

FRRYKid
Given that this year is the 150th Anniversary of Canada, I was going to suggest that we put it somewhere in Canada.

Being Canadian, I rather like that idea! How about putting the Diner aboard The Rocky Mountaineer? Make sure you scroll down to see the details of the trip:

https://www.rockymountaineer.com/experience

Most of us can only dream about taking a luxury train through the Canadian Rockies. The Diner would make the price just right!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:12 PM

Steven.  ... thanks for the explanation about why Kalmbach prefers pictures be posted from photo hosting sites.  Makes sense.

everybody. ... Canada is fine with me for our July location.  I have been on the Rocky Mountaneer.  I have traveled on other trains in Canada.  I worked for Canadian National for about 20 years.  I like Canada and Canadians .

GARRY

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