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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, March 5, 2023 2:14 PM

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Did I mention that it was snowing outside. Good day to stay inside with a tasty

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 Track fiddler on Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:31 PM

Evening

Done!  I'm certainly not as quick anymore.

Counted the sticks at the end and they shorted me four.  There's three missing on the 16' wall, but it'll be easier to carry the sheetrock through.  Done till Wednesday, after the electrician's done Tuesday. 

Bridge TimeBig Smile

 

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, March 5, 2023 5:41 PM

Track fiddler
Bridge TimeBig Smile

For me is "Music Time".  After reading the usual news of man's hatred for Man, I have this one running through my brain!

"Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now"

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, March 5, 2023 6:01 PM

Good call RaySmile

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, March 5, 2023 7:37 PM

Track fiddler

Good call RaySmile

 

TF

 

Ditto.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, March 5, 2023 9:25 PM

Rolling stock on display at B&O's Eckington team track, Washington D.C.:

B&O displays their Newest and Oldest for the Shiners Convention, Eckington Yards, Wash DC June, 1923. Note the scimitar emblems on the cylinder cover and tender. All decked out for a Shriner's convention.

 B&O_Eckington-team tracks by Edmund, on Flickr

A replica of the Baltimore and Ohio's Atlantic sits next to Class EL-1   2-8-8-0, road number 7100, a 1916 product of Baldwin, at Eckington Yards in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 1923.

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, March 5, 2023 9:25 PM

Praise the Lord and pass the amunition!

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 moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 10:28 PM

howmus

 

 
Track fiddler
Bridge TimeBig Smile

 

For me is "Music Time".  After reading the usual news of man's hatred for Man, I have this one running through my brain!

"Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now"

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I am bad about changing lyrics to songs. so this one became.

"come on people now , smart mouth your mother, get your face slapped in...."

On the colon scope front, had my first one ever, they said " see you in 10 years" So I am good on that front. 

we had a tornado a few miles away on Friday, did quite a bit of damage to one neigbrohood. 

we had tons of rain and really high winds. luckily the power stayed on and the new sump pump did it's job. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 10:45 PM

York1
One would think that would also be a problem in Louisiana, but in all the years I lived in New Orleans, I don't remember mosquitos being a problem in the city itself.  I think if you went outside the city, it was a different story.

I spent a little less than a year in Slaughter, Louisiana, and the mosquitos were so bad that I felt right at home.

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 10:56 PM

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York1
One would think that would also be a problem in Louisiana, but in all the years I lived in New Orleans, I don't remember mosquitos being a problem in the city itself.  I think if you went outside the city, it was a different story.

I spent a little less than a year in Slaughter, Louisiana, and the mosquitos were so bad that I felt right at home.

-Kevin

 
Grew up in Lower Michigan lake country.  Not as bad as Minnesota but likely could hold its own against both Florida and Louisiana, depending on when and where.  Moved out to Oregon.  Have met a few Portland locals who complain about the skeeters.  Total pansies, all without a clue.  Laugh
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:06 PM

Attuvian1
Grew up in Lower Michigan lake country.

I 100% agree with you there. After visiting Michigan a few times, I can tell you it is the only place I have seen with bugs as bad as Florida... and some very scary bugs too!

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:19 PM

one year I was camping at Lansing MI and the mosquitos were so bad I had to run from tent to screen shelter or car to keep from getting carried away. I only have seen mosquitos that bad in Forrest City Arkansas, where they had warning signs at the motel pool that after dark the mosquitos would come off the rice fields. a huge cloud decended at dusk. In Texas we had mosquitos so big, one landed at Hobby airport and they had it fueled and ready to go, before they realized it was not a plane. Wink

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:19 PM

SeeYou190

 

Attuvian1
Grew up in Lower Michigan lake country.

I 100% agree with you there. After visiting Michigan a few times, I can tell you it is the only place I have seen with bugs as bad as Florida... and some very scary bugs too!

-Kevin

 
I do miss the lightning bugs (fireflies, or whatever).
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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, March 6, 2023 5:51 AM

Good day Diners.  A large coffee please, Chloe.

Snow is beginning to fall.

Dawn is taking it bad again with Covid.  I too am getting the symptoms.  That's enough about us.

 

Wickham Trolley

 

 IMG_2343 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickham_trolley

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, March 6, 2023 6:03 AM

Good morning

York1

TF, How is your layout coming?

Hi John,  SLOOOW!  Could be the slowest modeler in the MidwestLaugh...Whistling  Some of that (is) my fault, but there are other stumbling blocks lately.  The hardest thing about this N scale hobby, is some of the product availability these days.

Got all my custom piers built for bridge # 8.  Then found out Micro Engineering sold a while ago, and can't get 3" girder plates for the multi-span decks.  Bruce at Scale Model Supply has had them backordered for about 2 months now, among other things. 

Can't understand why a company purchases a multi-million dollar business, and doesn't supply all their product to the distributors.  Was thinking all these years, purchasers of a business want to make moneyHuh?   And with that said, something to consider is they might want to discontinue the blanks, to make more money selling the whole kit.

Went to start my ore loader project.  Got all my styrene and other ducks in a row.  Then come to find out, Midwest Products, (the best manufacturer of cork road-bed in my opinion) was bought out by a company in Saunders, Wisconsin. 

Was quite bummed out they discontinued product #4444, (board & batten) with 1/16" OC.  It's not a true board & batten, so the windows snug nice.  Have always used that Basswood for N scale buildings, and can't find a replacement.

Even with things on the back burner though, the beautiful thing about this hobby is there's always something else to do.  

Cheers 

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, March 6, 2023 7:40 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone, something is weird today. I woke up feeling like I just ate two meals. I have the feeling that I have when I overeat at a great restaurant, but all I had for dinner last night was some rice and mixed vegetables.

Hopefully this uncomfortable feeling passes soon.

Track fiddler
Was quite bummed out they discontinued product #4444, (board & batten) with 1/16" OC.  It's not a true board & batten, so the windows snug nice.  Have always used that Basswood for N scale buildings, and can't find a replacement.

As I love to say... 

If there is something you need to enjoy the hobby, buy your lifetime supply now while it is available.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I should have all the wood that I will ever need.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Monday, March 6, 2023 7:40 AM

Good morning.  Bacon, eggs, and black coffee, please.

Saw some good news this morning -- the predicted snow has now been changed to predicted rain.  Rain on the driveway!  No scooping or running the snowblower!

MLC, that's good news.  Also, I have in-laws in Bowling Green.  They had high winds, but no house damage.

Grandchildren are coming for a one night visit.  They are bringing their new puppy with them.  I'm not sure how Daisy the Dachshund will like that.  She feels she's the queen of the house and she doesn't really like any challengers.

I wonder how many years of clanking metal it took to get this result:

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:18 AM

I have homeowners insurance again.

It is with a company I have never heard of, but cost considerably less than I feared.

I no longer have all the extra coverage for my hobby items. I need to work on getting this all covered next year.

At least I have a little better peace of mind.

-Kevin

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:25 AM

We got snow.

I am not going to go outside to measure the stuff.

Somebody here will post a number and I will live with that.

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

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Posted by howmus on Monday, March 6, 2023 2:57 PM

BroadwayLion
We got snow. I am not going to go outside to measure the stuff.

Well here in the Finger Lakes Region of NYS everything is Green outside...  May have to get the mower checked out soon... 

BTW, I think you forgot to cook that steak!  I poked a fork at it and I heard Mooooo.....  I like rare but that is just a bit too raw!  LOL  To each their own Brother Lion.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, March 6, 2023 3:44 PM

60 degrees here today and sunny.  Gotta get a new groundhog.

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

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Posted by howmus on Monday, March 6, 2023 5:56 PM

MisterBeasley

60 degrees here today and sunny.  Gotta get a new groundhog.

Meanwhile in NY....

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Posted by howmus on Monday, March 6, 2023 5:57 PM

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Posted by howmus on Monday, March 6, 2023 6:00 PM

This ones for Batman!

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, March 6, 2023 7:26 PM

BroadwayLion

We got snow.

I am not going to go outside to measure the stuff.

Somebody here will post a number and I will live with that.

 

Bro. Elias! that looks like a perfect cut of roast beef! When are you going to cook it?Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughClownDunce

Sorry, I couldn'd resist! If my wife were served a cut of beef in that state of rareness, she would go into a state of shock! That would be followed immediately by her charging into the kitchen and thoroughly throttling the chef!!

In the past she has always chosen to have her beef well done. There is hope however! Right now we have a flank steak resting in the fridge and she has told me to cook it 'rare'. We shall see if she likes it. I'm looking forward to it. We are going to serve it with brussels sprouts that have been briefly boiled in sugared water. They will be drained on a towel and then fried in clarified butter, bacon bits with the bacon fat, lemon zest and balsamic vinegar with a bit of chopped garlic at the very end. Credit to Chef Jean Pierre for the recipe. I'll let you know how everything turns out.

Cheers!!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:03 PM

My wife too.   She used to eat well done, but now says meat upsets her stomach.  We are wondering if she got a tick bite that makes one intolerant of meat?

I have someone (who has posted 3x/yr for 13 years), in another thread that is mad at me because I used a Dunce to indicate I didn't have a clue as to what he was talking about.  He called me cruel for calling him a dunce.  I did not do that, but I confess I have called people far worse, to their face. Wink

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:25 PM

Meanwhile, at Eckington Yard:

 B&O_Eckington-bi-polar-6k by Edmund, on Flickr

The EVs have moved in! The fellow with the card table just behind the stairs is signing folks up to the Milwaukee Road historical society? Get in on the ground floor, folks.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 3:30 AM
Gidday Chloe, I think that the cook should check Br. Lions meal, it may not be actually deceased!!
 
That said Br. Lions subway work trains was interesting and appreciated.
 
MLC, my former workmate from Texas reckoned that everything was bigger and better in Texas, so I can believe that story about a mosquito being refuelled, the guys thinking it was an aeroplane. Something similar happened in Fiordland back during the “Deer Wars” except the guys there thought it was a Hughes 500.
 
Mr. TF, I’m pleased you had a pleasant trip down memory lane, for a long time I was concerned about privacy and didn’t allow full access to my Flickr account. It wasn’t until I was searching Flickr for the various New Zealand Rail liveries that I realised that I’ve not uploaded anything that my Mum would have disapproved of, so I’ve relaxed!
 
York1John, I’ve linked to a basic timeline but currently the Railways is back in Government ownership. It’s far more complicated but in my research; from time to time Governmental interference in the daily operations of the NZR was very detrimental but privatisation was a complete disaster, though to be fair, the current management doesn’t fill me with confidence.
 
 
Mike, hope a full and speedy recovery continues. I’ve been informed I’ve some corrosion to be removed soon, not something I wanted on my bucket list, but hey!!??
 
Ed, boy oh boy, those Eckington photos!! There’s a lot going on, well worth enlarging and spending a couple of coffees studying them, though it does raise questions. Is that steam (?) shovel on a flatcar and if so, is it part of the MOW stock? I not at all sure what those wooden “derricks” are for, unloading flatcars??
I have my FILs sack barrow which looks just like the one in the horse drawn cart, which in itself is a juxtaposition with the big electric! 
 
Get well soon Dawn and David.
 
Another Wickham Track Inspection Car.
 
 
Thoughts and best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6:28 AM

You have a good eye for detail, Bear! Thanks for your interest in the photos I have posted. I surmise the B&O has a small storage and reclamation area back where the gin poles, jib cranes and steam shovel are.

 Washington at Eckington topo by Edmund, on Flickr

I have another photo coming up of the cars stationed at the team tracks for the big Shriner's Convention. More fascinating details to see.

That big B&O sign lasted well into the late '70s. These scenes below are from 1956.

 Thomas Underwood Coll B&O412 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, on Flickr

Here's a view of the yard from the other end. Ivy City engine terminal is behind us:

 Thomas Underwood Coll B&O413 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, on Flickr

Regards, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 8:55 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

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My wife used to only eat steaks that were thin and well done. It has only been in the past few years this has changed.

-Kevin

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