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Title: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Terry Toenges on March 17, 2009, 01:35:09 PM
Bob -
In reading your many posts on this board (The last being Freight Car Truck Guide) I can only say -
"You're just so danged organized, that I don't know how you do it."
I mean that in a good way. :)
There just never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done that I should get done, much less be organized about it, too.
My hat's off to you for the wealth of information you have provided on here.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 17, 2009, 05:11:03 PM
Dear Terry,

I humbly thank you for the kind words, I admit they brought tears to my eyes. At the moment I'm speechless.

All I can say is, I love this forum, as much if not more, than running my trains. I've always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, the more I learn about model railroading the more I want to learn. Sharing makes it all the better.

Thanks again, you are all a swell bunch of modelers.
Bob



Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 17, 2009, 05:37:40 PM
I ditto Terry's thoughts Bob. Considering your handicap, You've done great! There have been some bumps in the road but you have weathered them well. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: CNE Runner on March 17, 2009, 08:05:55 PM
I had to sit back and think awhile about this thread. What is it about Yampa Bob that is so appealing? As a retired psychologist I should be able to put several terms on his behavior; but I guess I'll have to settle for fellowship. Bob, you always seem to find the time to answer anyone's questions - no matter how mundane. Your answers are always to the point and delivered with a healthy dose of sincerity. I always read a post that includes Yampa Bob's name (you would be amazed how much I have learned by keeping my mouth closed and my fingers still).

For my own small part, I have tried to emulate Bob's manner. Yes, there are times when a poster can upset the best of us (in my business it is called Racket Behavior). But the underlying purpose of our hobby is to keep it growing. The only way to accomplish that is to welcome new folks and share our collective wisdom with all who ask. Bob: you are truly one of the treasures on this forum...and we are all lucky to have you.

Best regards,
Ray O'Donnell
Runner: Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroad


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: BestSnowman on March 17, 2009, 08:37:43 PM
I agree, I haven't been around long but I always like reading your posts!


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: az2rail on March 17, 2009, 08:41:52 PM
Just think Bob. Two weeks ago, you were getting slammed, now your getting praised. Go figure.

Anyway, how can you not like a guy who has a valley and a railroad named after him.

Bruce


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Frisco on March 17, 2009, 08:58:14 PM
Yes, thank you. You've been a great help many times.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Santa Fe buff on March 17, 2009, 10:06:47 PM
Yampa Bob has always been a good man. He's given me advice on everything from life-long knowledge to simple instructions.

I'd love to say this,

Thank you, Bob.

Good luck on your layout, and thanks for all the help, or should I say the help I will possibly be getting. I'm getting a DCC system soon, so we'll see... ;)

Sincerely,
     Joshua


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: WGL on March 18, 2009, 02:18:52 AM
 Thanks, Bob, for all of the help your posts have given me during my short membership in this forum & for the help & enjoyment you have given me by e-mails.

My best regards,
Bill


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: boomertom on March 18, 2009, 11:09:23 AM
Bob,

I applaud your willingness to share  knowledge with the rest of us. In fact, I don't think I am far off in suspecting if a question comes up that you don't have a ready answer for that you search it out to supply an answer.

Occasionally, you get somewhat technical when it comes to the electrical side of things, but you are always willing to simplify your explanations for the electrically challenged among us.

Most of all, you accept good natured teasing in the spurt it was intended.

Bob, I am proud to call your my friend.

Tom


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 18, 2009, 07:55:40 PM
Your kind comments are indeed heart warming. Hey, I am just one member of the team, it takes all of us working together.

I'm what you might call a "nuts and bolts" modeler, fascinated with the mechanics (call it "dynamics" if you will) of model trains.

I enjoy working the late night shift, that's when the best westerns are on TV. It seems I'm not the only night owl. I think of this board as "The forum that never sleeps".   8)

Ray.
It's impossible to "analyze" a cowboy.
http://christianhomesite.com/funnies/Cowboy.htm


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: OkieRick on March 18, 2009, 08:58:29 PM

When I first signed on this forum and explained that it had been a long time since I'd done anything with HO gauge and that I was disabled but still seeking information re: adding sound to a DCC equipped steam locomotive I was welcomed to the forum by most everyone.  It was Yampa Bob who replied first with a message filled with information.  I learned I wasn't the only disabled person here - that there was someone recovering from a stroke, another with not so good eyesight and others.

The next day in my email there was a message from Bob - a personal welcome and was told not to hesitate in asking him Q:'s via email.  Together we got the sound added to the locomotive and I learned a lot about more than DCC sound.  There was a period here when some folks were right down testy & full of hot air.  The gentle old bear had thoughts of leaving here but held on to weather the storm.

Thanks for putting up with my badgering questions Bob.  Your assistance is always appreciated.

Okie Rick
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Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: grumpy on March 19, 2009, 12:49:56 AM
Bob
Are you retiring ? I have only seen that many accolades when I went to a retirement party.
Don- Paul say something.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 19, 2009, 01:35:42 AM
something


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 19, 2009, 02:30:20 AM
Don,
Yeah, I'm sitting here laughing (at Paul) and thinking: "Ok, where's my gold watch?" 

Am I going somewhere?  :D

When I bookmarked this thread in my favorites folder, I renamed it "Bob's Retirement Party".  On days when I'm a bit gloomy, I shall recall it to cheer me up. Thanks for putting a smile on an old man's face.  8)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 19, 2009, 03:27:05 AM
you died but no one told you. ;D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Terry Toenges on March 19, 2009, 01:15:54 PM
Bob,
I'd be lost without my Western channel. That eats up some of the hours in my day. ;)
And now, with the ability to record the Westerns on TV for later viewing, I'm in "Western heaven". Cheyenne and Maverick are two series that I currently record.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 20, 2009, 06:19:13 AM
Many of the old western movies have train scenes. I recently watched  "Kansas Pacific" with Sterling Hayden, the entire movie was about building a railroad across the plains. Of course it wouldn't be a western movie without the bad guys blowing things up. The Engineer's name was "Smokestack".

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1280327


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Stephen D. Richards on March 20, 2009, 09:31:13 PM
Bet the Fireman's name was boiler!  lol     :D :D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 21, 2009, 02:52:48 AM
I don't think the fireman's name was mentioned, anyway he was shot in the end (of the movie that is).  Smokestack just got a minor flesh wound.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: El Loco on March 22, 2009, 09:48:52 AM
Many of the old western movies have train scenes. I recently watched  "Kansas Pacific" with Sterling Hayden, the entire movie was about building a railroad across the plains. Of course it wouldn't be a western movie without the bad guys blowing things up. The Engineer's name was "Smokestack".

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1280327
Ah yes what a wonderful old movie! I have it on DVD, Being I  reside in Kansas and travel its highway system daily, I am amazed at the mountain scenes ;D they slip in. I am still searching for those mountains! BTW The Old Kansas Pacific right of way is still being used by the Union Pacific RR It runs along old US 40.
Bob You sir are a jewel! Thank you for your expertise.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Terry Toenges on March 22, 2009, 10:45:02 AM
Seems like most of the Western series had a train in at least a couple episodes.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 22, 2009, 03:52:10 PM
El Loco
Thank you. I am a former Jayhawker, born on a farm near Mayetta. I found those mountains you're looking for, since 1980 I have lived in the Yampa Valley region of Colorado. 

My layout is "Yampa Valley Railroad".  Pictures at this site were taken near here.
http://www.drgw.org/data/passenger/Yampa.htm

http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00011005%2BOP-11005%20
http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00011004%2BOP-11004
http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00011017%2BOP-11017
http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00010956%2BOP-10956

My favorites. I'm still bashing to duplicate the cars.
http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00010999%2BOP-10999
http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00011023%2BOP-11023

Where do you live?  My Grandkids (and Great Grandson) live around Tokeka and Wichita.  How about getting hooked up with email? I have lots of pictures.  8)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 23, 2009, 08:46:05 AM
Oh, I'm very patient. I'm still waiting for my gold watch.

(I hope it's in braille)  :D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: CG04 on March 23, 2009, 11:38:57 AM
Hello Yampa Bob,

I didn't know you were retiring.

A bit off topic here, but I saw the neatest thing last Thursday.  While playing golf in Cuero, Texas, I saw what looked like a brand spanking new Union Pacific passenger train going thru.  What a sight it was.  I don't have a clue where it was coming from or where it was going.

Clif


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Rangerover on March 23, 2009, 11:54:55 AM
Bob I'm a newcomer here too sort of, but I like your common sense and easy as you go approach to fixing things. Because of that I somehow thought you were from the south. I too would like to call you  my friend.

I remember another poster was bashing you pretty harsh, but you kept your head and didn't return bashing, you kept your head and that makes you a real man and a leader! Jim


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 23, 2009, 10:51:08 PM
Hello Clif,
Yep, I hung up my spurs for the last time.  8)



Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 23, 2009, 11:09:13 PM
His wife won't let him wear his spurs in bed ;D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: grumpy on March 23, 2009, 11:23:05 PM
I wonder if he hangs his six gun on the bedpost.
Don


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 23, 2009, 11:25:27 PM
Right next to the chewing gum


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: OkieRick on March 24, 2009, 12:07:28 AM

You fellers are going to learn the hard way that Bob hasn't ever stopped carrying his belly gun.  He gets testy around suppa time... 


Okie Rick


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 24, 2009, 12:50:09 AM
On the way back from Denver tonight there was heavy snow in the pass. For awhile I thought I might have to go hunting in the forest for our supper.  :D

We waited for the snow plow then followed it through. We enjoy the trip but always nice to get back home.



Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 24, 2009, 03:40:48 AM
Watch it Rick! I'll break your stick ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: El Loco on March 24, 2009, 08:24:14 PM
Bob it was nice to hear from you, Those pictures are great I always liked the contrast with the black and white photo's.
Your trip to the mile high city sounds like you may have needed the irons with all the snow.

  ;) Misbehave & Happy trails hand


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 24, 2009, 10:32:18 PM
Thanks.
So far I have bashed a 76' coach into a 55' version of this one. I just need to add the top vents.  I have some side frames that will work fine.

http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00073806%2BMCC-3806

My next challenge is to bash a 55' version of the baggage/rpo and my Yampa Valley Mail train is ready to roll. (I keep the maximum at 55' for my 18" track) I don't have a "bashable" yet, but still looking. Any suggestions?  ???

http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00011030%2BOP-11030

My plan is to paint them to match my FT A/B Rio Grande.

Hey Terry, hope you don't mind my "pirating" this thread. (you wrote the title) :D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: OkieRick on March 24, 2009, 11:26:06 PM
Watch it Rick! I'll break your stick ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Hey pd - you'll have to wrangle with my "attack Bassett Hound" Daisy first.  If you're successful I'll not write again...till I get a new stick.

Ain't it about your nap time?   ;)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 25, 2009, 12:32:08 AM
 Grrrrr. Just woke up from my nap, Someone kept pocking me with a stick!  I'm ready to go, albeit slow ::)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 25, 2009, 12:50:09 AM
"Poke, poke, poke...see I told you he's awake".  :D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 25, 2009, 01:13:20 AM
What side of the coffin did you roll out of this morning? ;D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 25, 2009, 01:22:38 AM
You're too much....of what I haven't figured out yet.  >:( :D


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 25, 2009, 01:52:53 AM
Bob, you still like the Denver public library site. It has some great pictures, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 25, 2009, 03:30:28 AM
The Denver Public Library is indeed a great site. We would like to visit the library, but never seem to have the time when in Denver.

They changed the online format recently, a bit harder to find stuff but I still get some great pictures from the site.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 25, 2009, 04:19:25 AM
The Otto Perry collection of train pictures is about 15000 strong.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Terry Toenges on March 25, 2009, 10:55:18 AM
Bob - You're right about the title, so post away. 8)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: BradKT on March 26, 2009, 01:54:17 AM
Yampa Bob, you have always been a great help to me.  You have saved me a lot of time and trouble.  You know how to suggest something simple as an answer without making me feel like a dummy or making yourself seem like you are a know-it-all...and your answers have always been right on the money.  That's a special talent.

You have always been there for me and I thank you for it.  Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 26, 2009, 05:15:57 AM
Thanks Brad, I enjoy your fellowship. I'm still learning like everyone else, and we learn more from our setbacks than we do from our successes.



Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: pdlethbridge on March 26, 2009, 05:19:35 AM
And I have had a lot of set backs lately and have learned a lot.


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: OkieRick on March 28, 2009, 12:32:15 AM

Bob, I'd really really like to thank you for the snow you and Denver sent our way but...I don't like snow.  The only more awkward than a hog on ice is a wheelchair on ice!

.....but thanks.

Rick
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Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: 9911A E5 on March 28, 2009, 11:07:47 AM
Yampa thanks for helping me may times before.

  9911A E5


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Yampa Bob on March 29, 2009, 05:04:22 AM
You're welcome Ryan, we all appreciate your contributions as well. I hope I spelled your name correctly, hard to keep track of all the members.

I never forget a face, but am terrible with names. One of the sweetest sounds in the world is for someone to hear their name spoken. If I goof, please tell me.  8)


Title: Re: Yampa Bob's posts
Post by: Santa Fe buff on March 29, 2009, 11:07:16 AM
No, I think you got it right.  :)


Josh