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Jeffreys Trackside Diner November 2021 Locked

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Posted by Lazers on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:08 AM

GMTRacing
   David and Paul - I'm glad you escaped the brunt of the winds last week. I'm not sure a traditional thatched roof is up to 100 mph winds. 

Hi JR, thank you for your thoughts.

It is so rare to have these winds in England. My neighbours have lost roof & ridge tiles and chimney-pots. I took my wife to work today and I have never seen so many trees, flattened at once - all along the roadsides. At least the electricity & mains water are back on.

It is very true, 'you never miss your water, until your well runs dry'. Paul

Goodness me. Top of the page, albeit No.13. That's another first (if that makes sense?)

Ladies of the Diner, please serve whatever anyone would like to drink - on my tab. Thankyou, Paul

"It's the South Shore Line, Jim - but not as we know it".

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:38 AM

Good morning all.

Lazers: Thanks for the refreshments.

I am up early, and I am going to be digging a small trench this morning.

Best wishes to all.

-Kevin

Living the dream.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Monday, November 29, 2021 5:36 PM

Hmmm.  Quiet day in the diner.  Perhaps if I offer to provide dinner and a drink for everyone.  Chloe, send the order in for these for anyone that shows up tonight.  It's okay if brother lion wants his raw.

Mike

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Posted by GMTRacing on Monday, November 29, 2021 5:56 PM

Thanks Mike. Don't mind if I do. Would you be distressed if I swopped out the Guiness for a NewCastle?  

   Just a wasted day at the shop today. Went to the chassis dyno to try to sort what I thought was a jetting problem only to find a fried clutch. Two people and four unbillable hours. 

   Got out of the shop early and I'm between finishing up the Christmas tree and getting ready to head out to the airport at 0 dark thirty. 

   Wonder how Kevins' ditch digging went? I rate shoveling right down there with leaf raking. Raking leaves is the only job I've ever been fired from - twice. 

   I did start moving things about in the basement so I can start with the foam insulation once i get back from Sebring. I will count that as layout progress. 

     Ciao, J.R.

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Posted by up831 on Monday, November 29, 2021 10:45 PM

Hi Everyone,

That steak looks excellent and yummy.  I would have to substitute wine for the beer, but hey, who's quibbling?

Well, Thanksgiving is past for another year and lots of leftovers.  I hope everyone had a great day.  One of my DIL's relatives cooked a turkey and hickory smoked it.  Quite possibly the best turkey I've ever had. It was delicious!  Of course, there were sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a couple of different salads, but no green bean casserole or cooked carrots.  I'm not complaining.  It was all good.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mies Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, November 29, 2021 11:50 PM

SeeYou190
My three favorite house repair YouTube channels are Canadians. However, they are not the right guys to go to for information on building my landscape features. All they talk about is keeping water out so that when it freezes the expanding water does not damage the pavers, ledgers, caps, or concrete. They spend hours and hours talking about this.

Hi Kevin,

They should spend hours talking about the effects of ground freezing up here! Not dealing with it properly is a guaranteed recipe for disaster! There are examples everywhere where people ignored the rules. Perhaps the most common are fence posts that fall over after a few years. Those are fairly easily repaired, but not placing your foundation deep enough can destroy your house, and don't ask your insurance company to cover the loss.

Our roads are another example. Every spring we deal with frost heaving which can turn a nice smooth road into a roller coaster in a couple of days.

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, November 29, 2021 11:51 PM

GMTRacing
 Wonder how Kevins' ditch digging went? I rate shoveling right down there with leaf raking.

I got about 15 feet dug. The roots from the Royal Ponciana were giving me big troubles today.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:50 AM

Good afternoon Diners.  Rustle up a meal and a large coffee please,  Zoe

The storm has gone.  Now the cold rain is here.

Sorting things out for Christmas  today sending presents to family & friends who live  a distance away.

 

As it is the last day  of the month for the theme on Military Railroads,  some music  for Remembrance.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY

 

Thoughts & Peace to All who Require

 

Is it a Christmas theme for December?

 

David

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:51 AM

NorthBrit
As it is the last day  of the month for the theme on Military Railroads,  some music  for Remembrance.

-Kevin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:52 AM

Hmmm... It looks like embedded videos are not working for me anymore.

Good morning!

-Kevin

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:26 AM

Good morning gang.  

Glad the steaks worked to bring some people out of hiding.  No worries on switching up the drink either.  Guiness extra stout is what I have on hand right now, so had to go with that picture.

Got my hands on a set of Stewart hopper cars that arrived yesterday.  Haven't opened them up yet, but confident they will be better than my last group purchase: a set of Front Range boxcars.  Hopefully I'm right.  

Thought I was done with my Christmas shopping, but happened to glance back at my list last night.  Whoops!  Missed a couple things.  Glad I caught it now instead of too late.

A little bait to try to bring Track Fiddler back to the diner.....

(Nuts, I can't embed video either today.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_WLxseq0o

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:55 PM

Good evening Diners.   A mild day.  Strong winds and snow are returning. Sad

I can see  the videos being posted.   

Here is another of life in Rural Britain - 1943.   

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVwtuqP4LU

 

David

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Posted by CNCharlie on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:46 PM

Good Afternoon,

Nothing new here but I did manage to get 2 boxes of Walkers mincemeat tarts so my Christmas will be conplete. I like them the best of the commercial ones I have tried but haven't been able to fund them for the past couple of years. 

Looking into washing machines as ours is on its last legs. It is 12 years old so can't complain. Looking at a Speed Qeen but may not be able to find one here. My wife wants a top loader. I want one that lasts and is trouble free.

Getting dark outside and it isn't even 5 yet.

CN Charlie

 

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:12 PM

I see a big space in Kevin's 7:15 post.

My sister in law visited the last 3 days.  My wife and her 2 sisters went out to lunch and the SIL brought back 1/2 a sandwich in her hand bag.

I have a coonhound, who can find a piece of Halloween candy in November.  Guess what happened to the sandwich?Crying

Henry

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:17 PM

Hi David,

I found the video of the Military cemetaries to be quite moving.

Thank you.

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:41 PM

I'm getting ready to move the Diner to the December 'location' (theme might be a better word). Unless there are objections, I would like to go with the 'Christmas Trains' theme and hold the trackside structures theme until January. We have also received an excellent suggestion from Paul Lazenby aka Lazers about using the history of short lines for a theme in 2022. I will comment on that again in the December Diner.

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 10:23 PM

hon30critter
I'm getting ready to move the Diner to the December 'location' (theme might be a better word). Unless there are objections, I would like to go with the 'Christmas Trains' theme and hold the trackside structures theme until January.

No objections at all.

Goodbye November!

-Kevin

Living the dream.

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