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Jeffreys Track Side Diner for March 2023
Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:12 PM

 

Hello folks!

Once again it is time to move the diner. The theme that we have chosen is unusual rolling stock, both locomotives and cars. I am a little bit afraid of what will show up because I have a bad habit of wanting to build oddball projects!Smile, Wink & Grin

Let's see what you can come up with! I would really like to see some scale models as well as the real McCoy.

Cheers everyone!!

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:51 PM

Thanks for the flawless move, Dave!

I guess to start off in the Diner I'll present a few photos of, a diner!

 Diner_patrons6 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Diner_patrons7 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Diner_Erie8 by Edmund, on Flickr

 NYC_Diner_Rockwell by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:04 AM

Dave, I will have the new RIP track graphic ready by tomorrow night.

Sorry.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 4:53 AM

Good morning Diners.   A busy day today, so a large coffee on the go please, Brunhilda.

 

Consett Iron Company was well known here for its iron ore wagons.

 

 IMG_5113 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 It is not known for its tank wagons.

 

One seen here at Beamish Museum.

 

 consett tank wagon by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:28 AM

NorthBrit
Consett Iron Company was well known here for its iron ore wagons.

A few in the US Messabe and Great Lakes regions have some classy "Ore Jennys":

 Rolling through Wales by Mike Danneman, on Flickr

Aren't they all pretty in matched paint like that!

 BLE_ore by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:59 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Thanks for the diner move, Dave.

It's a busy day -- I'll try to check in tonight when I get home.  Have a good day, everyone.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 9:00 AM

Good morning, everyone. A new month, eh? Glad to see it -- February was rough. Anyway, I'm supposed to be cutting down on carbs and sugars, so I won't be bringing donuts that often any more. So instead...

Enjoy! (Someone else get the eggs, they're too spendy for an editor's salary.)

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Posted by NorthBrit on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 9:24 AM

Steven Otte

 (Someone else get the eggs, they're too spendy for an editor's salary.)

 

 
 
They are on ration here in the U.K..  Along with a list of other foods.  
Or to put it another way;   Another reason to 'whack the price up and make more profit.'
 
Thanks Steven  for the other goodies.
 
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 11:25 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. I slept like a rock last night. I feel completely refreshed this morning and I am ready for a great day.

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Steven Otte
Anyway, I'm supposed to be cutting down on carbs and sugars, so I won't be bringing donuts that often any more. So instead...

Mmmmm... give me a whole plate of that bacon! Thanks Steve!

Steven Otte
Someone else get the eggs, they're too spendy for an editor's salary.

We have not bought eggs in a few months. I hope whatever is going on gets resolved.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:05 PM

My dining car is an old metal streamliner from Tyco.  It's probably from the 50s and had no specific prototype.  The windows are a thin, cloudy plastic strip, so I haven't put in any interiors for my streamliners.

I named my diner Alferd G. Packer after the only American ever convicted of cannibalism.

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Posted by AEP528 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:37 PM

SeeYou190

-Kevin

Bird flu. In December it was reported that in the latest outbreak the US has lost over 50 million chickens so far. If they each averaged one egg a day, that's over 18 billion eggs per year. 

It isn't going to be over with any time soon. 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 3:23 PM

Steven Otte
Good morning, everyone. A new month, eh? Glad to see it -- February was rough. Anyway, I'm supposed to be cutting down on carbs and sugars, so I won't be bringing donuts that often any more. So instead...

 

GREAT LIONS like lumps of meat!

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 3:27 PM

Farmer brings us eggs every week. And on Sunday, I can eat at least six eggs.

Tonight, being a Wendesday in Lent, we will have fewsh homemade speciaity bread and homemade soup.

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 3:29 PM

I do not know if this will work:

 

NOPE, I guess it will not work, anyway a big passenger train wrect in Greece.

Some station master has been arrested. Carriges all over the place.

Cannot post URL either. They are tightening up access tgo their site.

 

GRRR

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:21 PM

Somehow, we have eggs.  Our mailman is a local egg farmer, small scale, and to keep enough healthy hens he sells eggs to his postal patrons in our community.  He delivers us a dozen eggs every week for the princely sum of $3.  These are farm-fresh eggs from hens that get to go out and peck in the garden, so the yolks are bright golden yellow.  We have bacon and eggs every other day, alternating with yogurt and fruit.  In not too many more weeks we'll start getting fresh fruit from the farmstand.  We have a freezer still mostly full of a quarter steer we got from an organic grass-fed place last fall, and our fish market gets right-off-the-boat fish in season.  A local butcher supplies our bacon and pork.

So why can't we lose weight?

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Posted by saronaterry on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:04 PM

Bi-monthly check in so I don't go on the list.

I have a friend who sells me all the eggs we want at $2 a dozen. We have to save the cartons for them, though!

All is well in NW Wisconsin. Son moved from Kalifornia to Nevada to take care of his FIL.

 Daughter and SIL are flourishing.

#1 Grandson plays juniors hockey for the New Mexico Ice Wolves, they made the playoffs their first year in the southern league. Starts in a week. Stanley Hubbard owns the team. Track Fiddler probably knows that name.

 Daughter's brain cancer seems to be under control. I hope it stays that way. Docs found a mass at the base of her neck at the last scan, but it hasn't grown. They seem unconcerned. I do not.

 I've been following everyone's postings, hope all is well.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:52 PM

Rolling Stock:

 

The Century's 1948, 5 BR-lounge observation Hickory Creek is in Philadelphia and New York City this week:

 23-1368 by George  Hamlin, on Flickr

 

Here's her sister, Sandy Creek, on my layout:

 Century_Sandy by Edmund, on Flickr

Quite possibly my favorite pieces of Pullman rolling stock. Thankfully both survive.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 10:04 PM

HAY, I got som of those! I bought them in Japan back in the 60s. Never able to make them work on my layout. Looks like they need 30 or mor for the curves. A and B locos and a whole string of cars. All need tender loving care. You can have the lot of them if you want them   (Lion@broadwaylion.com)

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 10:44 PM

Here is the updated RIP track:

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 11:10 PM

Thanks Kevin! I appreciate your help. I just updated the first post.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, March 2, 2023 2:31 AM
Gidday Chloe, would you please give Kevin a beverage of his choice for updating the RIP Track.
 
Yes, Br. Lion, no good about that crash in Greece.
 
Good to see you drop in Terry, I also hope that the doctors remain unconcerned regarding your daughter for many many years!
 
Sighted in the Ferrymead Heritage Park was this “Q” coal hopper car. There were 11 variants and for all my “digging” I haven’t found out how many were actually built between 1899 and 1954, except the number was in excess of 500. Some of these cars remained in revenue service until 1987. They were mainly used on the South Islands West Coast, taking coal from the mines to either Westport or Greymouth where the coal was loaded onto colliers.
 
  NZR Q Hopper by Bear, on Flickr
 
From the Te Papa Archives this 1908 photo shows loading, (the bloke closest to the camera is too cleanshaven, but I do notice he is in one of the Bears favourite poses; standing around with his hands in his pockets!)…
 
 Westport coal by Bear, on Flickr
 
…. and at 12.30 on this video of the Denniston Incline, it also shows a “Q” hopper being unloaded.
 
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, March 2, 2023 5:48 AM

saronaterry
Docs found a mass at the base of her neck at the last scan, but it hasn't grown. They seem unconcerned. I do not.

I hope the doctors are right Terry.  Fingers crossed.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:04 AM

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Chloe, please keep this cofee cup filled while I wait on my bacon and hashbrowns.

There is another roofing company coming by today to give me an estimate. I got an uneasy feeling about the previous company and decided to look elsewhere.

I want this to be the last roof I ever buy.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:18 AM

Good afternoon Diners.  Dawn has come down with symptoms of Covid although the tests say no.   Therefore a large coffee on the go please, Janie.  

 

Terry.   As my daughter would say,  "Knocked sideways. Never backwards."   I know it is difficult,  (Dawn and I have been in a similar situation with our son,)   but remain positive.

 

Try and call in later.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:21 AM

NorthBrit
Dawn has come down with symptoms of Covid although the testd say no.

I hope that recovery will be speedy and this is nothing serious.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:32 AM

Good morning

Hi Terry, good to hear from you.  Stanley Hubbard, sure, he played hockey for the University of Minnesota and made his fortune in the TV and radio business.  Didn't know about the Ice Wolves in New Mexico though.  That's cool your grandson plays for his team.

Glad to hear your daughter's condition stabilized and she is doing better.  Certainly can understand your concern from her last CT scan as having two daughters myself, can only imagine your worry.  Rightfully so, that's just what a good father tends to do.  Continued prayers and best wishes from Judy and me over hereSmile, Wink & Grin

Still hold on to that fun memory, the day we ran trains on that impressive basement layout of yours.  Remembering all the cool consists of trains that came out of that neat staging room with the window overlooking the layout.  The only thing I'd do differently that day, is take some pictures of the great ideas seen in your modeling.

Judy and her sister had a ball at the bar where they got dropped off in Spooner for beers and lunch, so everyone had fun that day.

Hope you don't mind me posting our pic that your lovely wife took.  I'm thinking that'll be okay as it was posted the day it was taken.

Hope to have an afternoon like that again one day.

 

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:31 AM

 
From the Te Papa Archives this 1908 photo shows loading, (the bloke closest to the camera is too cleanshaven, but I do notice he is in one of the Bears favourite poses; standing around with his hands in his pockets!)…
 
 Westport coal by Bear, on Flickr

 
I couldn't resist the temptation to blow up this photo.  All sorts of goodies can come to light.  Such as what these old photos reveal about "hat culture" in the past.  Like the guy standing at unloading track level: coal handling in a bowler!  Now that's real class!  Mr. Hands-in-his-pocket is duly inimpressed.  Is it enough to call for a Beartoon?  Whistling Laugh
 
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Posted by Tin Can II on Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:44 AM

Terry:  Hope your daughter remains stable.  My brother is a transplanted Texan living in St. Croix Falls; that is where his wife is from.

David:  Hope Dawn feels better, soon. 

My journey to better vision takes a big step on Monday when I will have cataract surgery on my right eye.  I have been in my new job for 25 months; and I have not been able to see out of my right eye for 18 of those months because my original corneal transplant "died" and then I developed a cataract in my newly transplanted eye.  At some point, I will probably have to have a second transplant on my left eye as it is experiencing issues, as well.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:47 AM

Good morning, diners.  Bacon, eggs (no matter what they cost), and black coffee, Chloe.

Our egg prices here are down to about what they were before the price increase.  I paid around $3.00 a dozen yesterday.

Terry, I also hope the doctors are right.  Modern medicine can do so much more than even just a few years ago.  Praying.

Ed, the detail work and your photography of your passenger cars is excellent.  Your photos remind me of Mel's passenger car interiors.  I can't imagine the time and effort you have put into that work.

Bear, what exactly is the state of ownership of trains in NZ now?  Does the state have outright ownership, or is there a combination of private and public operation?  I didn't know that background of NZ's trains.

Kevin, good luck with the roof.  I know what you mean about hoping for a roof that you will not have to worry about in a few years.  With my latest roof put on this past summer, and my age of 71, I have high hopes this is my last roof.

David, I hope Dawn feels better soon with no side effects.

TF, I hope your hectic work schedules calm down and you can post more in the diner.  We missed you.

Tin Can, I hope the eye surgery goes well.

MisterBeasley, you have a great system with your food supply.  I wish we had the same.  We do have fresh beef, chicken, and eggs available here, but everything else has to be frozen or canned before it gets here.  At the start of Covid, when there was a shortage of some things, I kind of wished I had the system some people have of storing enough food for a year.

Instead ... I make a trip to the grocery store at least four times a week.  We have enough food to last us about two days before we would have to start borrowing some of Daisy the Dachshund's food.

Growing up, my parents and grandparents grew and preserved almost all the food we ate.  Our basement had a "fruitroom" that stored all the home-canned food.  There were also large freezers for the meat.  One of my prizes during butchering was finding the bullet that killed the hog.

After the fall harvest, all the days of cleaning and canning food drove me crazy.  I was so sick of chicken feathers, corn husks, and canning jars.  Maybe that's why I don't store any food anymore.

After living in New Orleans so long, I really miss the fresh seafood.  We had a place near our house that was stocked each morning with fresh shrimp and oysters.  I loved it.

Well, I started out with a short message and now find I've written a book.  Sorry about that.  I'm headed to the grocery store before the snow starts.  March came in like a lamb, but the lamb didn't stick around too long.

For everyone mentioned and not mentioned, I hope you have a great Thursday.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 11:42 AM

York1
Kevin, good luck with the roof.  I know what you mean about hoping for a roof that you will not have to worry about in a few years.  With my latest roof put on this past summer, and my age of 71, I have high hopes this is my last roof.

I hope this is my last roof too, but I am only 56.

A steel epoxy coated hidden fastener white roof is $32,000.00 which is about double what a shingle roof will cost.

I think it would be worth it. That should get me to 76-81 years old.

Things to consider...

-Kevin

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