Running Bear's October 2019 Coffee Shop

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Joe- after the Kike’ ‘s home run, the Dodgers only managed 2 hits the rest of the game. IMO, they mailed it in because they thought they had it locked up(with how dominant Walker was pitching). That loss was not all of Kersh or Kelly. Just like if they had won, it would not have been solely due to Walker & Max. 25 guys to win; same to lose. #waittilnextyear
Mike: Quite honestly, I assumed that Washington would roll over and give the game to da Bums. Since I cut the cord, I don't get the cable sports networks that exclusively cover the playoffs. i was surprised when I looked at my phone this morning and realized that the Nats were going to the NLCS. At this point, it's anyone's series, so instead of a long distance subway series, we might have an Acela Series.

Concerning your Taylor Ham deprivation, check out https://jerseyporkroll.com/ I know nothing about them, but they offer everything but Italian Hot Dogs :rolleyes:. Might be worth the look, who knows. Around here Walmart sells Habersett Scrapple, which, BTW, is no longer made in Delaware County, PA, but in Bridgeville, DE. Of course, Taylor Ham is a local staple along with Sabret Hot Dogs.

Boris
 

Sirfoldalot

Plucked Tailfeathers
Staff member
Time for my Grande entrance! It is a very pleasant 79* just now with the record low being 45* in 2007 and the record high being 100* IN 1999. FLO, please, a tall glass of iced tea and a ham sandwich will do just fine, ok, a small slice of apple pie would top it off!

Been busy populating the new fridge this morning. The Spousal Unit missed both games yesterday returning from one of her orientation meetings and two DR appointments where she received another shot in her bad knee. The DR. said that if it did not work after 3-4 days to call him - there was no charge this time, un-usual?
Then she bolted out of here this morning around 7 AM to go to take care of her Mom for the next 4 days. As soon as I finish this, I am going to take the pups out there for a run-around, but first, I have to take care of a couple of errands in town.

CHET - Your snow picture made me laugh out loud - scared the dogs! I remember those days living in SW Colorado and we usually had our first snows around this time of year; Sorta clears out the flies too! We have lots of flies in the summer due to all the horses around here, but thankfully - NO skeeters at all! Looks like you got the tires switched just in time and your timing on the auction was phenomenal!

LOUIS - Living in KC one time, In a raging fit back in the '70s, I took off my wedding ring and threw it out the door - it was about this time of year. Well, we sort of made up and one day in the spring as I was mowing the yard to rid of leaves (big yard lots of trees) I heard a clang, clang of the riding mower - I stopped, tilted it up on one side, and there was the ring that I had tossed some 6 months before. I still have that ring, just not that wife, but we stayed hitched for another 11 years. I don't wear a ring, or any sort of jewelry anymore - current wife gave me a ring when we hitched, but I caught my finger in a gearbox and the ring was almost crushed, but I figure that it saved my finger. Since then I have not even worn my watch when around anything mechanical. Kind of a shame because I have a nice diamond ring from my father; it's too loose for my fingers nowdays and I don't know what to do with it? If I pass it along to my son, I feel that he will sell it to buy another AR-15 or another set of 6-shooters. He only has 7-8 AR's of all different calibers - he bought one and built the rest.
I got lost on this - Glad you found your ring - Some things are just important to us!
 

bnsf971

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Sherrel, I remember living there, I would know when I passed Norco on the interstate. I would be able to smell the dairy farms even with the windows rolled up and the a/c on.
 

PRR Modeler

Well-Known Member
Afternoon All,

Did a few chores this morning then drove out to visit my parents. Tomorrow I have pool chores to do.

Thank you Chet, Joe, TrucTrain, Garry and anyone I may of missed for your kind words.

Chet- You can have the white stuff.

Joe- Nice looking cafe kitbash.

TrucTrain- Nice layout pictures and a lot of neat vehicles.

Louis- ASA=Aspirin (EMS abbreviation). Neat video.

Johnny- You did a nice job on the improved siding.

Garry- Nice scene.

I hope everyone has a good night.
 

MikeInHubCity

Well-Known Member
Sherrel, I remember living there, I would know when I passed Norco on the interstate. I would be able to smell the dairy farms even with the windows rolled up and the a/c on.
Terry- when the wind is coming from the right/wrong direction, we can smell the “dairy air” with our apartment windows/patio doors closed. Weber’s Dairy Farm is about 1/4- 1/3 mile ATCF away.
 

tootnkumin

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Staff member
Came across this page on the web about one in particular, Aussie variant of Chrysler's local 1970's production, the hardtop coupes. They were stretched 4" (I thought it was more like 6") to produce a more spacious rear seat accommodation. As noted the 4 door model (not shown) was named the Chrysler by Chrysler, but also as a Limousine. The rear quarter panel of the "Coupe", was the largest panel of it's type, pressed in Australia. A less flattering name given them was, "Whale". The vinyl covered roof was the cause of many a demise, because of the rust that would love the dampness trapped between cloth and steel.
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I used the 4 headlight front panels etc on my 2nd Charger.
http://herman.coomans.net/hardtops.html
 
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Chet- I think you have a greater variety of cars than I do.
I have many Maestro, Metal Classics and Oxford model, but I have many others made from kits in plastic, cast resin and cast metal.
When Walmart discontinued the Maestro 1/87 vehicles, I bought multiples of the '55 Chevy, Cadillac convertibles and chopped Mercuries.
I am slowly repainting some of the duplicates to give some variety. I don't need 9 yellow and white '55 Chevys on my little layout.

I am working on my HO pipe loads from the remnant arrow shafts. So far, my 17 pipe stacks take from 6 to 16 carbon pieces per stack.
You can guess how much of my time is taken up watching glue dry!
When I get done, I'll take some pictures, good or bad results.
 

Bruette

Well-Known Member
Louis- digits may sound “cold”(in mid-October, perhaps). In a couple months, for those of us on the Northern Tier, that will sound like a heatwave(when it’s cold enough that the USPS(& other delivery companies) shut down for multiple days.
Mike, here in Baltimore we usually get a week, maybe two of single digit temperatures. Some winters it never gets that low.

The coldest I ever experienced was when I took on a contract to operate a crane for a commercial roofing company. The job was on a Verizon long distance switching station in Georgetown, Washington DC, in-between the Potomac river and a canal. The amount of money passing through that station was unreal. I had to have $1 million of liability insurance for every minute I logged on the crane! Long distance switching stations can not shut down and the roof was in dire straights, the job had to be done, delays were out of the question. The temperatures ranged from 4-12 degrees and the wind chills were below zero for the entire week I worked on the job. I've never been so cold in my life! You can imagine what I was thinking about Verizon for putting off the job for so long!

I'm always amazed at the temperatures I see in the upper mid-west. I can't imagine what those, some times far below subzero temperatures feel like. Humans are amazing creations, adaptable to almost anything. I always think of those who work outside in those temperatures.

We do occasionally get deep snows. In 2010 we had 3 nor'easters in succession in less than 2 weeks. Accumulation was over 30 inches, not much by some standards, but crippling to the mid-Atlantic region. My son had the snow piled over my head (I'm 6'8") in our front yard from clearing our driveway and parking in front of our house. I was completely disabled at the time, but my wife and my son only missed one day of work. That was when Baltimore City banned cars from the roads.
 

Bruette

Well-Known Member
LOUIS - Living in KC one time, In a raging fit back in the '70s, I took off my wedding ring and threw it out the door - it was about this time of year. Well, we sort of made up and one day in the spring as I was mowing the yard to rid of leaves (big yard lots of trees) I heard a clang, clang of the riding mower - I stopped, tilted it up on one side, and there was the ring that I had tossed some 6 months before. I still have that ring, just not that wife, but we stayed hitched for another 11 years. I don't wear a ring, or any sort of jewelry anymore - current wife gave me a ring when we hitched, but I caught my finger in a gearbox and the ring was almost crushed, but I figure that it saved my finger. Since then I have not even worn my watch when around anything mechanical. Kind of a shame because I have a nice diamond ring from my father; it's too loose for my fingers nowdays and I don't know what to do with it? If I pass it along to my son, I feel that he will sell it to buy another AR-15 or another set of 6-shooters. He only has 7-8 AR's of all different calibers - he bought one and built the rest.
I got lost on this - Glad you found your ring - Some things are just important to us!
Sherrel, that is an amazing story! My oldest daughter would probably be upset with me for telling you this, but she tossed her wedding rings into the Chesapeake under similar circumstance. Now she has a tattoo on her ring finger. Both of my daughters are volatile. I've been described as "cold hearted and calculating, but in a good way" by my cousin who I grew up with. I learned the hard way when I was young; action in anger is usually counter productive. Growing up on the streets you learn quick, don't act out of anger or fear, if you want to thrive.

Having said that, I wish I had my former wedding ring and all the gaudy jewelry my ex-wife gave me. With the price of gold today, I could convert it into a good bit of cash! In anger I told her "you keep it, I never liked any of it!", anger cost me. We are all prone to acting in anger occasionally, especially when a crazy woman lights the fuse.

I'll pass my ring on to me youngest grandson. When he was a baby he would play with the ring on my finger and I would tell him "that ring is a symbol of the love I have for Nagyi" (Nagyi is a Hungarian term for grandmother). My ring is not worth more than $1000. I'll just leave and extra grand for my oldest grandson or let him pick something of mine he wants to make it even.

Thank you, I am so very happy to have my ring, thank God.
 

Raincoat2

Well-Known Member
Good morning everyone. 41 and raining - in fact it rained all night.

Well, MOH and I went to our second (and final) retirement class last night, hosted at Missouri State U here in Springfield. Good information, some of which we already knew, some we didn't. Helping us plan our future.

Chet, Lee, Chad, CCoffran, Garry, Willie, Boris, Sherrel, Wheeler, Louis, and anyone I may have missed - thanks for the likes and comments on the photos of the finished lumber company area.
Chet - Always like seeing photos of your layout, especially the town of Gallatin Junction - that's a busy place!! Like the "mosquitoes" sign.

Nothing to report from the train room. got home too late from that retirement planning class to do anything. I think I've identified the next area of the layout to work on - a part that's been there untouched ("unscenicked"?) for nearly 3 years. Will post next week.

Have a good day everyone.
 

santafewillie

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Good Morning All. 41° and drizzling/sprinkling to start the day here on the SFW estate. Wind chill at 35°. The major thunderstorm that was forecast for last night fizzled out or went somewhere else. I don't know, I actually slept an incredible 9.5 hours last night, minus the two mandatory bathroom breaks; and missed a lot. Grocery trip yesterday was uneventful, but I spent too much. Gas was $2.19/gal, but don't tell Sherrel!
After the trek into the big city, I did some winterizing and pre-thunderstorm chores out in the yard/garden/world.
First order of business this morning is to prepare that large crockpot full of chili. Starting with a three pound chuck roast, so I have to do some cutting, chopping and grinding. My wife says that she will be the one to add the spices this time. Hmmmh! Wonder what that means?

A double order of sausage patties and two eggs over easy for me this morning Francine.

I finally got to the train shed late yesterday but mainly ran trains while I am still in that modeling funk! I ran an out and back switch job and took some photos along the way, but I once again left the camera out in the shed, I think the phones out there too! But I did remember to turn the heater on. I also did a little more general housekeeping out there.
In absence of those switching pictures, here's a couple of pictures of the main drag in Vernon, a smallish town on my layout. It is named after my late FIL. First, in homage to my wife's employer is the tax preparer and drug store. Both of these structures are Smalltown kits.
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Further south along the same road is the Red Owl Food store and the local bookstore. The grocery is an updated Walther's kit that traces it's heritage back to a Magnuson kit of the Gemini Building. The bookstore is a DPM kit, the original name escapes me right now.
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Chet - Enjoyed the pictures once again, some I don't remember seeing before. Looks like the Chevy dealership will need to lease some additional space for that new shipment! At the pace that I have seen, soon there won't be any parking spaces left in town!;)
Mikey -
The south has very few diners, but loads of BBQ joints.
And what's wrong with that?;)
Mike - Great history on the rings.
Louis - Only saw part of the Lionel video, too long for me right now. Looked interesting though.

Cows? They live 250' away across the road. However they're not concentrated like a dairy of feedlot. In these parts, ranchers usually have three to four acres per cow to avoid overgrazing.

Today is National Sausage Pizza Day. To me it ain't pizza without some pepperoni as well.
Everybody have a great day, and an awesome weekend. Stay safe and warm.
 



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