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    UNBOXING! Super Fun BRIO Metro Railway Set! Off to work on the Train Lab!

    September 11, 2019

    – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train coming in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! (baby babble) – [Man] Door’s opening! (train whistle blows) – Train Lab! – [Man] Hey guys! We’re
    gonna do another surprise for Eric and Cody since
    we love Brio so much! This is the Metro Rail Set, and this is the coolest! It’s part of the Brio world set… Eric, Cody! – [Eric] Yeah! – [Cody] Yay! – [Man] What is it? – [Eric] The Brio Metro Train! – [Man] Whoa! We’ve
    been looking at that one for awhile
    haven’t we? – [Eric] Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Let’s open it! – [Man] Whoa! Where should we put it? Like right here? I think
    we’ve got a space for it – [Eric] Look what it comes with! It comes with all of this!
    So much! – [Man] Looks like 20 pieces, of like all the metro pieces… – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Is it battery operated too? – [Eric] No… – [Man] I think it is battery-operated. – [Eric] No it’s not – [Man] I think it is!
    It says on the outside of it. Oh! And there’s the beautiful brochure that really really likes Daddy’s wallet! (ringing) Look at that! There’s a
    couple of cool trains, oh we already have one
    of those tunnels too! And that’s the subway station? – [Eric] Where’s the Subway Station? – [Man] It’s in there! – [Eric] Is this the subway? – [Man] Yeah! It looks
    like the subway station – [Eric] I’ll get the subway out.. – [Man] Wow! That’s… – [Eric] Subway! – [Man] Wow I love that subway! – [Eric] Watch this! – [Man] Wow! The doors
    come open and closed too!? – [Eric] Yes!
    And look on the inside… – [Man] (awing) – [Eric] These little things… – [Man] Metro Maps… – [Eric] Ooh what is this? – [Man] – Couple of seats… – [Eric] What is this? – [Man] Looks like it’s the rail map. (high pitched) Ah! I’m going on holiday! – [Cody] And it comes with a suitcase! – [Man] Whoa! That’s so cool! He’s going on a trip! – [Eric] Does this drive? – [Man] It’s battery. – [Eric] The batteries
    are always for the lights – [Man] You think so? – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Huh- – [Eric] Because…
    you have to push it around – [Man] You do? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] That’s sound and what? Sound and lights? – [Man 2] (affirmative) – [Man] Okay it’s sound and lights. What’s the sound? – [Eric] Well I don’t know! – [Man] Does it have some sound? – [Eric] No! – [Man] Hmm… it says it has sound. Let me see. Guess that’s
    where the battery goes. Ahh… (music plays) Where are we gonna put it? I think we’re gonna put
    it right in here huh? Put it right there? Oh! We even have a city
    bus in there! Look at that! So maybe we can put it
    right there and then, that would be a cool place… Can you join it in the tunnel, and then it goes straight out? – [Eric] Sure! – [Man] Oh that would be cool! – [Eric] But now we have two metros! – [Cody] That’s exciting! – [Man] Well this is just the tunnel, that will come into the Metro. – [Eric] Hey! – [Man] Oh that’s cool! – [Eric] Hey how’s about we put this, out this sign right here? – [Man] Whoa! Okay! Cool, so it’s got the metro ticket
    dispenser right there, and…
    metro rail map right there. – [Eric] And they can walk in, and we’ll- – [Cody] How about we put this right here? – [Eric] And wait for the metro. – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train comin in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! – [Man] Doors opening! (whooing & laughter) – [Cody] We need a seat for our suitcase! – [Eric] Oh that goes front car. Need to put that in later. We put that in when the train backs up. First door closing! – [Man] (engine revving)
    Here comes the bus with more passengers! (brakes squeal) – [Cody] We don’t have
    a place for this one! – [Man] (high pitched) Wait for me! Wait for me! Wait for me! Oh! You’re filled up!
    Okay! I’ll go for the next one…
    Oh! You do have an extra train! – [Eric] (giggles) Yeah! – [Man] Yay! Come on in! – [Cody] We’re busy over here! – [Man] Oh! You have
    another one? Who can ride? The construction worker
    needs to get to work. Here he comes! – [Eric] The construction worker doesn’t need to come. – [Man] Yeah! Cause he needs to get to the Gantry crane area to drive his forklift. – [Eric] Wow! This is
    becoming a long train. – [Man] Whoa! It’s the morning rush hour. – [Eric] (mimics train chugging) – [Man] Boy! That’s a long
    early morning metro train – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Wow! Everybody
    needs to get to work. – [Cody] Sir, get back here. – [Man] Uh oh… might be too long. – [Eric] It can’t. – [Man] Over to the ferry! Might have to take a couple at a time huh? (music playing) – [Eric] Might be… this person is actually too tall! – [Man] He is?
    Oh !I guess he is! Look at that. – [Eric] Oh that’s the end. Can’t hold any… – [Man] Okay go across the ferry. (ferry horn blows) – [Cody] We do it again? – [Man] Here we go! (boy mimics train) – [Eric] Oh the switch is wrong! We want to go this way!
    It sure is a long train! – [Man] Everybody is going to work… A bear who cares… A noob in a suit. – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Rolling into the station! – [Man] Look! We’ve got everybody waiting to get loaded up! (screeching) – Okay let the people get off… Stopped at the work site, hauling all that load for the day! Lots of customers with lots of loads! – [Eric] This guys riding the gentry, this guy getting the forklift. – [Man] Cool (engine whirring) – [Eric] This guys not driving – [Man] Okay! I’m ready for a load! Looks like the ships almost unloaded! There we go! See you later!
    Going for another load! (mimics boat horn) – [Eric] Hey there guys!
    Come on, hop in! – [Man] Is it lunch time already? – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Oh! Okay! I’m off! Beep!
    I’m off! (engine whirring) – [Cody] (train sound effects) – [Eric] Well I’m heading
    back from the metro. Because the big long
    train is getting ready. And now the driver’s are gonna switch. – [Man] Okay – [Eric] Train ways – [Man] Did you have a
    good time with Brio today? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] How about you Cody? – [Cody] Yes! – [Man] We love Brio! – [Eric] We love Brio! – [Man] We love Brio. – [Eric] Yeah! Too much! (laughter) – [Man] See you later!
    Everybody’s going home. (train whistle) – TrainLab!

    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!
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    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!

    September 6, 2019

    [Eric} Go! [Dad] oh! It’s head-to-head! TrainLab [Dad] Woah! What’s going on guys? [Eric] We’re having a race! [Dad] What kind of a race? [Eric] Do you see all the engines we have around? Those are the engines we’re going to be racing. And the Shinkansen! [Dad] And Action Chugger! Racing to see who really is the fastest train in the world. [Dad] And I’ve got Action Chugger ready to go over here. Okay ready, set… [Eric] GO! GO! Okay Action Chugger is off! [Dad] The Shinkansen? What’s going on with the Shinkansen? he’s paused. Oh,
    Action Chugger is catching up! He’s catching up! [Dad] Maybe Action Chugger is faster than Shinkansen… [Eric] The Shinkansen is still not being hit. [Dad] Yeah, but Action Chugger is going to catch him quick! Oh noooo! Ohhh! Action Chugger pushes the Shinkansen off the track. [Dad] And the first round goes to Action Chugger! [Dad] So, to even up the playing field, Shinkansen has a brand new set of batteries. He’s looking pretty fast… and Action Chugger is going to have his cars on. Oh look at that, Action Chugger is fairly slow now… But the Shinkansen is blazing fast! [Eric giggling] The Shinkansen has new batteries! [Dad] Look how fast that thing is! He’s definitely catching up! Oh my goodness, look at that he’s moving so quick! Oh he’s going to be right behind Action Chugger here! Oh! If he doesn’t… he almost derailed! Can he keep going? Oh no! He derailed! Quick! He needs to be fixed! Action Chugger is going to catch up. Quick! Quick! [Eric laughing] [Dad] Action Chugger is going to catch up! [Eric] Here! [Dad] Oh there we go! Whew! He’s back in action, and catching up! [Eric laughing!] Look at that! Shinkansen is looking like he’s having a bit of a malfunction. Oh! Oh! [Eric laughing!] He’s in his review lights! Oh he caught him! but can he be powerful enough to push Action Chugger? off the rail? I don’t know! [Eric] but he’s coming off the rail! [Dad] Yes he is coming off the rail… He’s fast but he’s light! That’s the problem… Oh! No! [Eric] Again! And Action Chugger wins the round. [Dad] Okay, looks like we have a modification to the track there… [Eric] That’s the finish line [Dad] Looks like we have a big long head-to-head track! Are you ready? [Eric] GO! oh no we have a malfunction at the start [Eric] Go! Look at that… look at that! The Shinkansen! [Eric] GO! Yes! The Shinkansen is the fastest train! [Eric] I wish Action Chugger was the fastest train. [Dad] Oh no! Let’s have another race, best out of three… Were you disappointed Action
    Chugger didn’t win? [Eric] so I’m going to make him go faster! How’s that? What are you gonna do? I’m going to make him go faster by putting new batteries [Dad] Ohhh… Even the score! Alright, let’s do it! [upbeat rock music] We’re going to have the full trains race head-to-head [Eric] Ready… Set… Go! It’s head-to-head! But the Shinkansen is moving ahead! And the Shinkansen wins! [Eric] And crashed! Crashed into the stop. [Dad] It’s the world champion… The Shinkansen train. Alright guys thanks for watching! [Eric] Thumbs up if you like this video! Don’t forget to subscribe! TrainLab

    Wooden Bridge, Reagan, Berlin Wall & Railroad Precision
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    Wooden Bridge, Reagan, Berlin Wall & Railroad Precision

    August 24, 2019

    and a pleasant good morning to y’all
    guys back on the Lincoln Highway here check this out
    a wooden covered bridge a tall one 14:6 I should make this I should make this I
    don’t see a weight limit here so we’re gonna drive right on to this wooden
    covered bridge Wow I can already smell the wood like the
    old wood built through here that is actually pretty cool actually it fit
    just fine okay well mark that off my bucket list
    that I have driven through a wooden bridge in the RV let me pull off I want
    to look at this a little more I’m a big geek over this kind of stuff because it
    really intrigues me to see old wooden structures still working today
    and it kind of reminds me of the one that a campervan Kevin showed me there
    in Georgia except like I said you can drive an RV through this one so that is
    pretty cool along with the little walking trail we can see the river down
    there actually there’s no cars coming so let’s see what we got here
    even the concrete leading to the bridge is old and then here’s where the wood
    starts you can see the nails kinda that are constructed inside here Wow look at
    all the hay from all the hay trucks going through here a lot of history in
    this bridge right here oh there is a car coming and like I said we are back to
    Lincoln Highway officially here in the city of Morrison so just inside Illinois
    just where I left off from Iowa so uh have a good day whoa look at Main Street
    in Morrison what an interesting little town this
    this is a really cool Main Street Wow how about right here
    go past the fire hydrant there we go see not blocking the fire hydrant and the
    yellow stops right there we’re good I cannot begin to tell you how good it
    feels to be away from a big city once again I I like the calmer more laid-back
    back road feel small-town America that’s what I like I’m walking right through
    Lincoln Highway cuz I want to show you this cool little mural here with the old
    garage look and feel and everything okay they got a red light and I can show you
    better 24-hour service Lincoln highway garage gas pumps up the cool mural guys
    they do have the Morrison Heritage Museum and on here it says it’s free
    maps and brochures Lincoln Highway exhibit look at check it out nope only
    open Friday Saturday and Sunday today’s Wednesday mini park with trees and shade
    and cool city but let’s get back on the road I want to grab some grub east of
    here later I think the state of Illinois is most well known for the home of
    Lincoln it’s on their license plate land of Lincoln and stuff but there was
    another president who spent some time here in Illinois we are in Dixon
    Illinois and no it’s not President Nixon it’s a Ronald Reagan this is actually
    his boyhood home or one of his boyhood homes here in Dixon restored pretty much
    how it looked in 1920 they have a museum in there which I’m only going to skip
    because it says photography okay but no videography well videography is just a
    bunch of pictures that are all put together but I’m not gonna get into it
    and besides I kinda just don’t feel like going into a museum right now
    but what’s this a 1919 Model T Ford in the garage right there they do have a
    little statue here of Ronald Reagan outside one of the homes do you know
    what’s in his hand so in the Plateau below him it says that Illinois is
    famous for his production of agricultural products so it seems only
    appropriate for him to be in admiring the kernels of corn in this hand I think
    that’s pretty neat not gonna get into politics on my
    channel I am just sharing the boyhood physical home of President Ronald Reagan
    those of you that need to say nasty things about him or a voice an opinion
    why I’m not gonna get involved with it but I hey if you want to start a war in
    the comments below my video have at it just helps my channel actually I’m not
    gonna get involved man look how nasty the RB looks that bug shield just whoo
    look it’s awesome I want to repaint the windshield wipers
    too I’m gonna fix the black on there later next project oh that’s cool look
    at this little archway over here Dixon Dixon archway neat hey a hundred percent
    chance of rain today and I haven’t filmed or been outside in the rain once
    just keep missing it although look at those dark ominous clouds coming yeah
    there might possibly be something interesting to see over here I don’t
    know okay that’s different for whatever reason the city of Dixon has well
    recreated the Berlin Wall a section of it with I mean like fake graffiti that’s
    a lot of effort there actually it says that you seek peace if you seek
    prosperity for the Soviet Union and the Eastern Europe if you seek
    liberalization come here to this gate well that’s different
    I’ll give you that Jex man you have done really good today
    you’ve been a good little commuter kitty I’m proud of you man he looks and treats
    when we get barked okay I’m gonna give me a high five a low five okay thanks
    I kinda wish I could just boondock right here Sofia to be a nice place to spend
    an evening here it’s a a park reservoir up at there’s fish over there public
    there’s a lot of fishermen job ends so bad this is a presidents
    Park here and we have a different kind of Lincoln statue here that’s Lincoln
    right yes what says Lincoln mr. Lincoln for the first time in full uniform
    everybody look at that carrying his sword have not seen one I mean it’s kind
    of a casual uniform but still Lincoln 1832 and then I don’t know what we have
    here there’s nothing written on this building is that plaque to say anything
    nope it’s just empty okay but it’s obviously old can tell by the wood and
    the concrete plaster but what is it and who lived here we’ll never know it’s
    cool though you know it’s tempting with the Wendy’s
    and McDonald’s and Arby’s and all the fast food around here but now I’m gonna
    stick to my attempt to put money back into some of these local communities but
    I want to get on the road a little bit farther by the way this was really
    promising with the chef’s out front holding the big pizza there but that’s
    three o’clock on a Wednesday as it is starting to rain and they’re closed
    well doesn’t even say close all the doors are locked so I tried guys but I
    can only try so hard sometimes well I’m parked here in the back of
    McDonald’s right now I’m just gonna wait till the rain stops cuz it’s kind of hit
    and miss and then there’s one more thing I want to look at here in Rochelle
    Illinois so I’m gonna grab my lunch I want to watch some Netflix and hangout
    sounds good that’s yours alright train lovers this is the mother lode this is a
    famous intersection of rail tracks here in Rochelle Illinois they’ve actually
    built a little part construction so that you can look around at what’s going on
    but when I pulled in there was a sign that said no train horns on the part
    right there but actually they’re like the very next train Blue is whore in all
    kinds of ways so down here it looks normal it’s just two tracks but what
    ends up happening is down here at this end
    is the only quad intersection of railroad in the country where there are
    literally four different intersections built in one spot we’re gonna check that
    out right now say a three engine wants to play train horn war yeah that’s
    all hey that’s a double-decker yeah so see they clearly do blow their horns I
    don’t know when it wasn’t they didn’t but they do now look at that
    railroad stamps there’s a route 66 one there and of course one more little
    reminder that we are obviously on historic Lincoln Highway oh yeah oh and
    don’t forget no train yard would be complete without a little fire pit for
    the hobos a hobo train riders right next to the intersection – they
    got firewood available if you want to make a fire that’s awesome that’s pretty
    cool that’s probably the best part this entire day is seeing that quad
    intersection do you guys think I kind of want to know how they coordinate that
    because you potentially got eight different trains all meeting in one spot
    you count all eight tracks that’s crazy somebody up there is paying attention
    just like air air traffic control somebody is monitoring that intersection
    full-time I guarantee you and yeah thankfully the visitor center
    gift shop was open there and I was able to get a magnet
    from the railyards how sweet is that put that guy right up there oh yeah well
    guys I have decided I am going to boondock in camp in town there’s a
    Walmart here in Rochelle so this will give me a nice spot to overnight park
    and get a fresh start in the morning so you guys have a good day
    see you back on Lincoln Highway from Jackson I my guess and you know what I
    wonder if anyone has ever honked an airhorn in an old wooden country bridge
    oh yeah

    Tawa Mulch: Growing the Midwestern Landscape (Morbark 3400XT Wood Hog)
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    Tawa Mulch: Growing the Midwestern Landscape (Morbark 3400XT Wood Hog)

    August 18, 2019

    I’m Eric Kuhlman, Tawa Mulch and Landscape
    Supply here in Findlay, Ohio. Here at Tawa Mulch we supply landscapers with organic
    mulch and different landscape supplies. We started in 2006. We had a little 1000
    tub grinder, two guys working for us, one semi, and now we got seven semis, we own
    a grinder, and 15 employees. We service Indiana, southern Michigan, and
    Northwest Ohio grinding for various municipalities; grinding their brush and
    compost, their leaves, big wood. We bring all the material in here already
    ground once and then once we bring it here we run it through our Morbark with
    either an inch and a half or two inch screen depending on the product that
    we’re running; and then we will dye it. We just purchased this 3400XT. We
    graduated from the wheeled machine to a track machine. We move the machine at
    least once if not twice a week from different municipalities. With this
    machine as light as it is and the narrowness of it we can get in and out
    of all these little small compost locations. My name is Justin Schutz,
    a loader operator slash yard manager here. I run anything from the coloring
    machine to the grinder. With this thing being on tracks, it’s helped a lot on
    moving it around here in the yard, not having to hook a semi up to it so we’re
    gaining time there. We can haul after hours now with this machine not being
    over width. So, for coordinating-wise and moving from job to job it makes it a lot nicer for us. The infeed hopper on the 3400 with the
    slanted slope is a lot more conducive for the operator. The visibility is very
    nice. You can actually see the bed chain now so you don’t overload it, have
    it too high, have it too low so you don’t get the spearing. You can see so much more keeping
    material as level as possible. You don’t have to guess. It’s really important to
    have the material level because the more level you have it the constant it’s
    going to go in there and then the yoke doesn’t have to go up and down. It just
    makes everything run that much smoother. You know, from a production standpoint we were hoping to get somewhere between 300 and 350 and shockingly after running 2-inch
    screens with the narrow webbing we were clocking yesterday at 445 yards an hour. We were getting 250 to 325. With this one now it’s anywhere from 450 to 500. Yeah, definitely a two loader operation with this machine. The higher production will definitely help us get home to our
    families a little bit quicker. What this means for my business is is
    that the overall cost of the per yard is going to come down significantly. It’ll definitely be a profitable scenario for us at the end of the year. The screens and the teeth — we buy everything through Columbus Equipment They’re all Morbark products. The Alpha 3
    is what we’re using right now for the teeth. We get really good wear out of them. The space between the engine and the mill has helped with changing screens
    you’re not compacted in there and it has helped a lot. We work with Columbus Equipment. They’re really good on service. If we have a problem we call. Within usually 24 hours
    they have a tech on site. We work this time of year around the clock. We got a two-month timeframe here where this stuff needs to be working and if
    you call you’re going to get an answer right away. That support goes a long ways. “Morbark Strong” — you know there’s 60
    years of building top-notch machines that are here with us. They’re a name that’s been around the grinding industry for years, so it’s nice
    to have that good connection. you