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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, March 9, 2023 1:44 PM

Good morning from the beautiful West Coast.

Got the first cut of the season done and the Daffodils are coming up. Sure glad Dad moved us out from Winnipeg when I was two.Laugh

 

Got the last of the downed trees cleaned up that came down in the ice storm just before Christmas. Others have the same idea as I can hear lots of chainsaws off in the distance. It is nice to be out in the yard with just a light hoodie on.

We have a busy weekend coming up so best get at it.

All the best to all.

 Edit: I see I have tops. The farmer down the road owns three fishing boats and brings home a small part of the catch for us locals. He puts a small sign out to tell us when he has just come in. The sign is out! I will go grab a 20lb salmon for the barbie. 

Help yourselves.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, March 9, 2023 1:56 PM

I'm glad to see your lawn is green, Brent.  My lawn was brown yesterday, and today it's white.  I'll have some of that fish when it's finished.  Thanks!

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, March 9, 2023 2:24 PM

Happy B-Day   Happy Birthday MisterBeasley.   You are a day older than me.Smile

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, March 9, 2023 2:59 PM

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, March 9, 2023 3:35 PM

Happy Birthday Mr B!CakeGiftHappy B-Day

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:38 PM

Happy Birthday, MisterBeasley!

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:49 PM

Good evening 

Water Level Route

There's something a little more from my era TF.  Thanks for posting!  I'm going to have to listen to that album now.  That album (Empire) is fantastic!

For sure Mike, glad you enjoyed it, have always really liked that one too.

 

Happy birthday Mister B. Hope you had a good oneSmile

And a proper Scottish Birthday salute to ya as wellSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Got the hot mud on the walls upstairs today, and tomorrow the mudding should be finished with the top coating.  No reason to sand anymore as the final coat is pulled tight and feathered thin. 

Finally a light at the end of the tunnel, a couple of doors and some trim and I'm out of thereBow

 

Have a good night fellas.

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, March 9, 2023 7:12 PM

NorthBrit

Happy B-Day   Happy Birthday MisterBeasley.   You are a day older than me.Smile

David

Then you share a birthday with Tom Scholz of the rock group Boston.  He and I were in a dorm band back in the sixties.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, March 9, 2023 8:16 PM

Brent

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, March 9, 2023 8:28 PM

York1
I'm glad to see your lawn is green, Brent. My lawn was brown yesterday, and today it's white.

My new irrigation system is working magnificently.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Almost every other lawn on my street is brown. I love this!

-Kevin

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Posted by CNCharlie on Thursday, March 9, 2023 8:35 PM

Happy Birthday Mister B!

Picked up my BLI mike I had at the LHS as they said it ran poorly. It ran great before I took it in to sell. It doesn't run at all now. I did a reset of the Paragon 2 decoder but no joy. I wonder if BLI sells replacement boards. I could remove it and send it to them. Guess I will call them tomorrow. Very annoying.  The owner of the shop doesn't like BLI locos as she has had problems with them.

Expecting a big snow on Saturday.  

I did get some cleanup done in the garage.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, March 9, 2023 8:40 PM

Nice lawn.  I had to mow my backyard, which gets all day sun, yesterday.  In town, the Bradford Pears and Cherry trees are blooming.  The vineyards and apple orchards don't want blooms because our Frost Free Day isn't until isn't until April 28th.

I spent most of the day downloading and printing 1099's and filling out a form my accountant sends me.  I am not finished.  When I get that done, I can return to the model railroad.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, March 9, 2023 9:04 PM

SeeYou190
My new irrigation system is working magnificently.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Almost every other lawn on my street is brown. I love this!  -Kevin

 

Kevin, that lawn looks great.  Even watering and fertilizing, we can't get lawns to look like that up here.  And I really miss palm trees.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, March 9, 2023 10:05 PM

BroadwayLion

 

Now how is THAT for a LION

Manely distinguished!!Whistling

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, March 10, 2023 12:47 AM

NorthBrit
Camping Coach

Hi David,

I didn't know that camping coaches existed. Thanks for that.

The Group of Seven Canadian artists did a similar thing in order to get into the interior of northern Ontario, but it was on a much less sophisicated level. They would rent a plain boxcar and have it parked on a siding of the Algoma Central Railway in the wilderness north of Sault St. Marie. They would spend several weeks canoeing on the vast number of lakes and rivers in order to find suitable scenes. They often stayed well into the fall.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, March 10, 2023 3:09 AM
A belated Happy B-Day Mr. B, hope you found a suitable craft beer to toast yourself.

Kevin if you have the time and the inclination, would you mind taking and posting a photo of the underneath of this hopper car, as I’m interested in the arrangement of the outlet doors, please.

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 Friday, March 10, 2023 5:36 AM

David, Happy Birthday!Happy B-DayGiftCake

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, March 10, 2023 6:27 AM

Good afternoon Diners.   A large coffee and some cherry pie please, Janie.

Snow and more snow this weekend.   Just like it was 76 years ago.

Thanks Mike.

Dave.  Camping Coaches were popular in the 1950s/1960s.  Now they are run by private individuals,  off the railway tracks.

 

Royal Trains.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IybrQMbAhgQ&ab_channel=NationalRailwayMuseum

 

David

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, March 10, 2023 7:33 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. I need a big cup of black coffee this morning Chloe, and a whole plate of bacon!

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JaBear
Kevin if you have the time and the inclination, would you mind taking and posting a photo of the underneath of this hopper car.

Sorry, I cannot get to it rightnow, and I do not already have a photograph of the under-view.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Friday, March 10, 2023 9:20 AM

Good morning, diners.  Bacon, eggs, and black coffee, Chloe.

With all the pictures of old buildings, I need to take some photos of our town's old buildings.  Many years back, some of the buildings got new facades covering the old, ornate fronts.  Now, the new thing is to remove the 1950s facades and restore the original fronts.  Some of them look very neat.  Of course, it costs a lot of money for some small town merchants who are barely getting by.

Took the Expedition for some work.  I knew the front struts needed replacing, but I wasn't prepared for the other front suspension work.  It will cost quite a bit, but it' a lot cheaper than a new car.  Right now it sits at 125,000 miles, so I hope I can double that.  That should get me close to nursing home time when I won't need a car anyway.

I hope everyone has a great day.

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, March 10, 2023 11:08 AM

Happy birthday, David!

Happy B-Day

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, March 10, 2023 11:46 AM

Brent

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Posted by CNCharlie on Friday, March 10, 2023 3:37 PM

Good Afternoon,

Happy Birthday David!

May get a snowstorm tomorrow, depends on how it tracks.

Have decided that if no joy from BLI on the decoder I will replace it. I have a TCS motor decoder and a seperate sound decoder I can hardwire. I just have to figure out the wiring harness as all wires are black. 

I put the car in the garage. Hope those pepermint oil canisters work. 

CN Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tin Can II on Friday, March 10, 2023 3:41 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. B.

Happy Birthday, David.  Hope both of you had wonderful days.

Just got back from my optometrist; got a new contact on my left eye; I am seeing 20/25; which is much better than the 20/70 previously.  My other eye doctor says my right eye should be correctable in three or four weeks.  Yeah!

My wife might even let me drive by myself to Garden City for the train show this weekend....

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Posted by howmus on Friday, March 10, 2023 4:58 PM

Evenin' folks!

Another beautiful day here in the Finger Lakes Region of NYS.  We have "partly cloudy" falling out of the sky along with something they are calling Freezing Fog.  We should get about 4" to 8" of whatever it is by tomorrow morning to shovel off the driveway.  Right now it is that interesting "Winter Wonderland" effect on everything.  And, "Since we've no place to go.... Let it Snow, Let it Snow. Let it Snow!"

This ones for a guy on an island across the country....

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 howmus on Friday, March 10, 2023 5:02 PM

Meanwhile at Wegman's:

73

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

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, March 10, 2023 7:14 PM

 

Early Texting:

 DRGW, Denver, Colorado, 1974 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr

Get my message?

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by howmus on Friday, March 10, 2023 8:06 PM

gmpullman
Early Texting:

Likely just a form 19....  I've both sent and recieved those out at the RG&V RR Museum.  Fun is having a kid reach out and grab it on the fly and be able to explain what, how, and why to the kid and family.

73

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:25 AM

Good morning Diners.  Tea and toast please,  Brunhilda.

 

Wisbech & Upwell Tramway  & Rev Audrey's 'Toby'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYOJJdS88Lg&ab_channel=ValerieHaberland

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEz9xE_4mNg&ab_channel=ValerieHaberland

 

Enjoy

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:48 AM

Still Snowing in the Land of Dakota North....

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

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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