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Jefferys Track Side Diner for April, 2022

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:36 PM

gmpullman
I wonder if you can get a keystone shaped pie?

 

No, but you can get key-lime pie

 

 

Looks like the LION is on top again!  Rare Wildebeests for all! Geeked

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:37 PM

York1
Lion, I have finally decided to get to hike Teddy Roosevelt Nat. Park this summer. I have wanted to go for several years, and something always comes up. I'm determined to get there this year. I'm running out of years to do things like that.

 

Yeah, me too! be sure to stop by our house!

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 PM

Good evening, just waiting for the hockey game to start.

It was a warm day today, started on the bike and was soaking wet after so went outside to pick up all the weeds I had pulled a couple of days ago and then cut the front yard.

Our very pregnant girl has got four days to go and is cooking away. She is such a cool dog.

 

The warm sunshine helped with the baking process.

The wife came home with a bottle of Rum and fine Whiskey. I haven't had a drink in about two weeks and have dropped five pounds. Booze will help fatten me up.Laugh

Ed, Charlie is right, a dog will keep the unwanted wildlife away, works for us. Get a puppy and it and the rest of the animals will be fine together.

Henry, sorry to hear your surgery has slowed you down, I went for X-Rays of my left shoulder and they showed I need to see the surgeon, I have been putting off making the call.Whistling

 

Hockey time.

All the best to all.

 

Brent

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:55 PM

Attuvian1
You know, there's a great idea for the June diner (seeing that May is already spoken for).  Could Jeffrey's Track Side endure the competition by rolling up to other famous track-side diners in North America??  We should ask Bear, Dave and our Aussie contributors what passes for them on other shores.   John

Hi John,

Sounds like a good idea to me! Could get fattening though.Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaughDinner

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:59 PM

CNCharlie
Dave, glad to hear you are ok after your shower mishap. When I was recovering from my prostate surgery I had a mat in the shower so I wouldn't slip. Would something like that help?

Hi CNCharlie,

Yes, it would. The shower has a 'non-slip' floor, but it obviously didn't work when there was a bit of soap on it. I have ordered some 3M self adhesive non-slip strips. They will be here tomorrow.

Rinsing the floor before I stood up would have helped too.Dunce

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:01 PM

CNCharlie
Time to check the feeders again. The flock of Redpolls is still here. We had about 200 in our back yard yesterday. Sure eat a lot for a tiny bird. CN Charlie

Wonderful!!

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:18 AM

We had another beautiful day today.

They needed someone to cover outside garden at work, I jumped on it. It was like heaven out there. Weather this good even makes work wonderful.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:23 AM

EGGS ESSENTIAL SUNDAY

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:39 AM

BroadwayLion
EGGS ESSENTIAL SUNDAY

Hi Bro Elias,

The scrambled eggs look delicious! I like mine on the moist side which those appear to be.DinnerThumbs Up

By the way, I love all of your pictures of the big cats.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:28 AM

Good morning Diners.  A full English and a tea please, Janie.

A sunny day this side of the pond.

Our younger granddaughter is with us this weekend.  She has asked if she can stay another day,  "It's so peaceful here,"  she says.

John (York)    I actually dislike shopping unless I am by myself.  With Dawn I find I am going round in circles.   Up and down the aisles just looking  and looking.  Not buying,  just looking.

Yesterday's shopping was mainly new clothes for me.  In the Mall  and out.  Laugh

 

Lion.  Loving the big 'pussycats'.  Thanks for posting.

 

Today we are doing a clear out of old clothes, 'old faithfuls'  and the like.

 

Thoughts & Peace to All who Require.

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:04 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Just coffee for me right now -- it's donut day.

It looks like a perfect day outside today.

Kevin, I may need to visit you at work today.  In our backyard, we have a six foot high cedar fence, with 4x4 posts.  Last week, we had three days of wind that reached 65 mph.  One of the posts is broken at the ground.  I will need to dig it out and put in a new post.  This weather is perfect for work outside, not too cold or too hot.  I can't complain -- this fence is now thirty years old and still in good shape.

I'll try to check in later today when we get home.  Have a good Sunday, everyone.

 

For Lion on Palm Sunday:

York1 John       

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:05 PM

Good evening Diners.   A Scotch, no ice please, Chloe.

A productive day today.   Cleared out some 'that willl come in handy someday' items with the assistance of my younger granddaughter.

Then we ran some trains.

She normally runs the locomotives at breakneck speed  and she did.

After a little while she took control and ran locomotives like I do into the Engine Shed.

An assistant in the making. Yeah

 

David

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:36 PM

Good afternoon from the sunny but cool Pacific Rim.

Wife just got back from X-Raying the girl and they see 9 pups on board, she will be a busy Mom.

John, are your fence post in concrete? One trick I use to pull the broken bit of post out is to put a large lag bolt or course thread I-bolt into it and pull it straight out of the ground. Sometimes I can just pull it out by hand or I will lever it out using a 2" x 4" over a tree round with a rope tied to the bolt. Sometimes you can use a wedge and with a couple of taps on all four sides to just break the post away from the cement it will slide right out and you can slide the new post right in and be done in no time. You can also do it if it is just in dirt. The best part is, that the new one is perfectly aligned and straight as soon as it is in the hole.

David, I hate shopping and one of the things I really love about my wife is she walks through the door of the store, goes directly to the thing she wants, grabs it, and is out of there. You should see how fast we get in and out of Costco with $400.00 worth of groceries. I will dump her out, go get gas, go park and she is almost at the checkout by the time I catch up to her.Yes

Lion, I am enjoying the photos of lions, keep'em coming. My favourite creature is the Orca, number two is the Grizzly. I have been fortunate to see both more times than I can count in the wild. When we would be fishing the Orca would come right up to the boat and say hi.

On one of the RR FB pages I follow, the guys have been posting lots of pics of water towers lately. There have been some really cool ones posted. We should have a water tower month sometime.

Did we ever ad Jan (Herringchoker) to the RIP track? He did say his final farewell a while back. The RIP wall will not load for me these days so I can't tell if he was added or not.

Spent two hours on the guitar this morning, time to go hop on the Deere and finish the grass-cutting detail.

The wife wants the pool up this summer. Didn't put it up last summer and it was a scorcher. It hardly gets used now the kids are gone, it holds 60,000 liters of water and nine bags of salt. It's nice on the hot days but not worth the work it takes to set up. The turtle pool was a much better deal for the kids.Laugh

 

The pool was used a lot when the kids were young so I guess it was worth it. With all the lakes, streams, and ocean within easy reach, I would never buy a house with a pool now. My cousin filled her inground one in once her kids left. Houses with pools lower house values here. I would much rather walk down to the lake for a dip. Or go scuba diving in the ocean.

Oh look! Ed's locomotive.

All the best to all.

 

 

 

 

Brent

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:10 PM

Well, the afternoon wind is now howling again.  The worst part is that the tree pollen is out, so the wind is whipping it all into my nose.

I love the Major League Baseball season beginning, but my favorite team is behind 12 - 0 in the third inning.  Sigh

My TV still has the game playing, but I'm able to do a little more layout work with the game this lopsided.

I'm really struggling with the bridges I hope to build.  Right now I've got some temporary bridges in place so that I can run some trains.  I'm not sure of how to begin the new bridges.  I guess the best thing to do is just to jump in.  If I make a mistake, I'll buy more Evergreen and Plastruct pieces.

Have a good Sunday evening.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:24 PM

BATMAN
Did we ever ad Jan (Herringchoker) to the RIP track? He did say his final farewell a while back. The RIP wall will not load for me these days so I can't tell if he was added or not.

Gidday Brent. Just a quick note. Jan and I have spasmodically communicated off Forum for a couple of years and his last message was late September 21. Without being a ghoul, I do check the Maine Obituaries, and so I believe that his inclusion to the RIP Track would be premature.
OK, back to w**k!!!Sigh
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:33 PM

Without being a ghoul, I do check the Maine Obituaries, and so I believe that his inclusion to the RIP Track would be premature.

To paraphase Mark Twain - "The report of his death was an exaggeration".

Well....  A deep subject!  I have just won something at auction from my church's "One Great Hour of Sharing" auction (Proceeds go to charity - food cupboards, community lunch programs, etc.)  I just won a one half hour helicopter ride for 2.  I know the pilot well (friend from church), and he has owned a helicopter business for many years.  He is considered one of the best around this area so I do feel safe doing this.

I bid on it last year and got out bid at the last second so this time I placed a larger bid with 5 seconds to go.... Smile, Wink & Grin  Last year I was dating a lady whom I planned to take on the ride.  This year I am just starting to chat with a lady who I have no idea whether she would do something like that.  Supposedly if all goes well we will meet for lunch this thursday for the first time.  (Wish me well.)

73

Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:03 PM

howmus
Without being a ghoul, I do check the Maine Obituaries, and so I believe that his inclusion to the RIP Track would be premature. To paraphase Mark Twain - "The report of his death was an exaggeration".

Well, that is good to hear. My apologies to Jan. I always enjoy his post, especially hearing about his dogs and fishing. Hope he drops back in sometime.

Speaking of dogs, the wife whipped over to the hospital and X-Rayed the girl. She shows nine possibly ten on X-Ray. Just had it sent over.

Click to enlarge.... Count'em if you can.

I was just going to go hop on the Deere and hail started falling from the sky. Hail is a rare occurrence around here, much like lightning, it happens so seldom, that you stop and look.

Cebolla-Colorado-1910

Where -O- where is the Fiddler?

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:04 PM

A quiet Sunday for us. We did manage to get a chilly walk in this afternoon at 40°F.

York1
Ed, everytime I see something in your posts about Euclid, I have to show my wife.  She grew up there and her father worked for Addressograph.  We are going to try to get there this summer sometime.  She has not been back in 40 years.

I came across this stroll down memory lane for you, John:

 NYC_Babbitt-Rd by Edmund, on Flickr

July of 1952. That's Babbitt Road in the foreground and the Lincoln Electric water tower behind the A-M water tower and smoke stack. Looking west.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:07 PM

BATMAN
Where -O- where is the Fiddler?

 

Did you look on the roof ???

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:39 PM

Did you ever want to walk inside of a diesel engine ???

 

https://youtu.be/k0u2lhV4K6E

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:39 PM

gmpullman
I came across this stroll down memory lane for you, John:

 NYC_Babbitt-Rd by Edmund, on Flickr

July of 1952. That's Babbitt Road in the foreground and the Lincoln Electric water tower behind the A-M water tower and smoke stack. Looking west.

Cheers, Ed

 

Ed, I showed my wife this photo.  She wants to know if there was a small train shop at this road to the right.  She seems to remember being there.  Thanks for the memory.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, April 10, 2022 8:42 PM

York1
She wants to know if there was a small train shop at this road to the right.

As I recall, John, that was at the next crossing to the east at E. 260th St. I seem to remember my dad taking me there way back when.

 Euclid_E260-NYCRR by Edmund, on Flickr

The building is still there and it is now a bar/tavern. There was a little hobby shop on E. 222nd. St. and Miller Ave. too. I forget the name of that one but I used to go there in the late '60s.

So many changes over the years...

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 9:28 PM

Good evening everyone.

Dinner is in the oven. Potatoes, cheese, brocolli, and sausage caserole.

I am hoping for a yummy success.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:22 PM

York1
I'm really struggling with the bridges I hope to build.  Right now I've got some temporary bridges in place so that I can run some trains.  I'm not sure of how to begin the new bridges.  I guess the best thing to do is just to jump in.  If I make a mistake, I'll buy more Evergreen and Plastruct pieces.

Hi John,

That's the way I do it. Sometimes it takes a while to make the first step but once you get started you will be fine.

If I can make a suggestion, try not to make your welds really solid at first. Use just enough cement to make a light bond that will hold up to being handled but can also be separated fairly easily if you have to make a change. Once construction has reached the stage where you know the bridge will work, then you can go back and add more cement to solidify things.

Just out of curiousity, what glue are you using?

Have fun,

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 11:03 PM

SeeYou190
Dinner is in the oven. Potatoes, cheese, brocolli, and sausage caserole.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

It is far from perfect, but for my first attempt at a cheesy potato caserole dish, I am pretty proud of how it turned out.

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I will see everyone again tomorrow.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, April 11, 2022 3:57 AM

Good morning Diners.   A busy day ahead, so a coffee on the go  please, Janie.

Taking younger granddaughter home.

To the book store to buy some books.

Taking Dawn to exercise class.

All three places in different directions.

 

Stay Safe Everyone.

 

David

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, April 11, 2022 6:44 AM

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:21 AM

good morning all,

 

I mowed the yard the first time this season.  I needed a hay baler. it was that overgrown.  Last season I could not get my weedeater started. I got it started yesterday and trimmed all I could. I realized that I have had that weedeater for 22 years. It is a cheap weedeater from wall mart so it has served well. I bought a 2 pack carb rebuild kit for 8 bucks on the amazon. I have more gas powered weedeaters in my shed, people gave them to me or I bought them at auciton for $2. I was going to use them for parts. 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:31 AM

No Grass to cut here. We just got another inch of snow, which means about a 1/2 inch in the grass and none on the walks. We cannot put the snow blowers away quite yet, the weather person is suggesting 20-30 inches afore wednesday.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, April 11, 2022 10:06 AM

Ray, I tried to reply to your thread about the helicopter ride yesterday, but I was a 403 victim.  Let's try again with no quote.

I've only flown in a helicopter once.  It was a tourist flight on Kuaii with the ex-wife and daughter.  We flew over cliffs by the ocean and extinct volcanoes, and over the Jurassic field where the movie was filmed.  In keeping with our month's theme, though, it's now pasture land as Hawaii raises more cattle than Brontosaurus these days.

So, yeah, take a lady friend up with you.  It is tons of fun.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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