Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Been gone a while but it is good to be back.

    I missed the Caboose.
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good to see you back Gil.:wave: :wave:
  3. ozzy

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    well, looks like today was my last day working day shift, starting tomarrow i will be working 2nd shift as a lead man, and i nice rase to boot., so now ill beable to come into the caboose more now....lol
  4. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    We use finishing deck screws #6. It is about 1 3/4" long and fits thru the holes in the tracks. These have heads that also fit in MTH realtrack. That is what I orginally bought them for.

    If you put enough of them in, the track holds its place. Do remember, this part of the layout is only tempary for our open house and Christmas Display.

    When we build the finial layout, the track will be mounted on 1/2" foam and 1/2" plywood. I have found this to be the best for noise reduction.

    And now for other good things.

    Today we recieved 7" of the white stuff and only had a high of 25 deg. Over night low was 17 deg and they say we can get another 7 or 8" tomorrow morning and I have to go to Grand Rapits again.:rolleyes:

    :wave:
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Me too - - But it happens all the time - I click the link then click on "Last" in the page listing at the top of the forum....
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ...and those temps are coming to visit us here in the East - on Friday :( :(
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice Pics!!!!!!
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Glad you're back, Gil!! Hope you feel better!!! :)
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Cool!! Congrats on the raise!!! :D :D :D
  10. oldtanker

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    Morning, got a heat wave going on today, +15 at 6AM!!!!!

    Have a great day all

    Rick
  11. ozzy

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    well, its 27 degrees here in south east IOWA, at 7:15 AM just got my new engine working, first thing today,,,, im happy now!...lol was a simple fix, i just had to find the problem.
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Morning from a 38 degree NC. More building on benchwork today. Had to stop early yesterday to water greenhouse plants and then for the Sheriff's victory celebration party [fried fish, fried chicken and Eastern NC Pork Bar-be-que]. Plenty of sweet ice tea. :D Then I had Town Board. Hope to get back going as soon as I get back from Lowes picking up a few more 1X4's. Have a great day.
  13. Bob Collins

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    ozzy; where in SE Iowa? Keokuk, Ft. Madison, Burlington???
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good Morning Everyone. It is a cold 19 degrees here. We got some of that white stuff early this morning. Just a dusting, enough to make the roads slick. Hope everyone has a great day today.
  15. ozzy

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    im in Milton,,, small town on highway 2. burington is 70 miles from me, Ft. Madison is maybe an hour, Ottumwa is 32 miles away. bloomfield is 15 miles away.

    im in Van Buren county,
  16. Bob Collins

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    Van Buren County, just above the Missouri line. Know exactly where you are !
  17. ozzy

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    yep, im 6 miles from the state line.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good Morning Everyone. Right now it is a cold 17 degrees here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Today I plan on painting my steam locomotive cab black and get it into place on the train park scene. After that I will be hanging up more christmas lights and maybe get the tree out and start with that.

    :wave: Have A Great Day Everyone.:wave:

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  19. N Gauger

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    Oooo Do-Nuts!!! :D :D

    You mean it's not 30 there - like it is near Phila?!?!?!?!?

    It's going up to 50 here - Gonna try to get a bit of geocaching in tonight :D :D

    See ya - everyone have a good one!!!
  20. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    No.:D It is supposed to get up to 45 today. Big heat wave moving on in.sign1
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