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    There's a prototype for that, part II

    O, it would still be a 4-4-0, just running in reverse. You may be asking your question incorrectly. Steam locomotives could, and frequently did, run in reverse. That means unless it is a tank engine, it would be running tender-first. If you are asking about a steam locomotive that was turned...
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Good morning. It's raining and 69. We had 3"+ of rain overnight from strong thunderstorms that rolled through starting at about 8:30. There is an areal flood advisory and flash flood watch until 9:00 tomorrow. I picked up the new, new tractor last night, and arrived home with it just in time for...
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Just the person that holds the account.
  4. bnsf971

    There's a prototype for that, part II

    We ran our 2-6-2 in reverse half the time for excursions, since there was no way to turn it.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Willie, the reason it continues to get hotter when the days are getting shorter is due to the Earth's orbit continuing to approach the Sun even though the axial tilt moves the Northern hemisphere away.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Ray, if you want those ditch lights and the seller won't ship to Australia, there's always plan B. You can Paypal the money to me, I can buy them, get them shipped to me, and forward them via our shipping station to you.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Our weather station at the local airport seems to be having an issue... About an hour ago, it showed it was 255 degrees F, and just now it shows -130 degrees F.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Good morning. It's partly cloudy and 75.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Well, the lawn is cut, but it looks like Stevie Wonder did it, after the damage to the deck. I talked to the store where I bought it, and their response was, "bring it back, and we'll swap it out for another one". I'll probably do that tomorrow evening.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    keN, the new one was manufactured in Tennessee. The broken one was manufactured in Ohio.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    I'll buy one if you'll come over and mow my yard with it.
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Sigh... The new tractor lasted .3 hours before it go tore up... Our local cable provider left several feet of steel wire laying in the grass, which I found by running over it while mowing. A new blade assembly and mandrel for the blade is needed, which Charter/Spectrum/Time Warner/whoever they...
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Good morning. It's clear and 62. I decided to temp fate one last time before turning in, and ran a 60 car freight powered by 7 locomotives. It ran like it should, with no problems. I do need to adjust some volume levels, because the EMDs in the consist drowned out the GEs, and it should have...
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    I fought the lawn, and the lawn won. I've spent almost the entire day since my last post earlier trying to fix a sudden disaster in the lawn department at our house. In 2012, I bought a brand new Cub Cadet tractor, with the intention of it being the last one I would need to buy. Yeah, right...
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    Running Bear's June 2019 Coffee Shop

    Sherrel, the phone plan is called Magenta 55 plus. As for the television situation, there are many stations you can get over-the-air with a basic outside antenna.





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