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. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Hey all,
    I don't know the temp here in the hammer but pretty safe to say it is cold.

    if you get a minute please check out these two threads and let me know if im on the right track. Their purpose is to make it easier for new members to find great posts here.

    scratchin and bashin
    Ho Layouts

    I hope this is a worth while contribution
  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Morning all. Warming up fine. 50's later they say. 60's tomorrow and going to Kerr Lake for some fish and help buddy winterize his pontoon. Hope to put the "subflooring" on all of my benchwork in the big room today. Jsut got back from Sunday School and visiting my pond in the woods. Beavers have tried to dam up my spillway. Not anymore. Guess I willb e on beaver patrol for a while this winter [like last winter]. Shoot at them with my pistol and they run off. Game we played last winter. Worried them so much they left and went back to neighbor's pond. Later
  3. oldtanker

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    Chief, maybe you should spend some time at the range.....then you would hit emsign1 .

    We have that problem here, darned beaver!

    Rick
  4. oldtanker

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    Good morning all, supposed to get in the 30s today....its 30 now....I'm going to be showing Conner, my 3yo grandson engineer the expanded layout today, then insulating and sheet rocking one wall in the kitchen.
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    If you could check out my help threads in the HO section and track planning I could really use some guidance in figuring out what I'm really going to do for a track plan.

    Have a great day all.

    Rick
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    56 today - spring weather in winter! :)

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  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good Morning Everyone. It is supposed to get up into the 50's here today. Nice warm weather to melt all that snow we got last week.:D
  7. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Got to water greenhouse adn then hook up to the Ranger to go to Kerr Lake for some fishing while it has warmed up. Oldtanker, not much on HO. A few sidings and "working" things like coal, grain, intermodle and etc. My O layout I am working on has all of those. I like playing with trains and not just look at them go in circles. Have a good one.
  8. oldtanker

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    Chief, what you see as layout will be going away. I'm going back to flex track and atlas switches to give me more flexibility. I would like a double main and some switching for the big folks..like me. I laid that out after rebuilding my bench work so that my 3yo grandson can check it out today....he's Pappas helper in this.

    Rick
  9. Gil Finn

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    I like that bench work. Will you be selling your fast track old tanker.
  10. Gil Finn

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    I like that bench work. Will you be selling your fast track old tanker.

    My mail man was wearing a tee shirt today. I dont think it that warm myself.
  11. oldtanker

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    Gil, I don't know yet, gotta figure that out.

    Rick
  12. Gil Finn

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    Keep me in mind for some switches. What size curves do you use?
  13. oldtanker

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    Standard that comes with a starter set. I think 18".


    Rick
  14. cedarcreekrr

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    Got in the 50's today, I managed to have time to buy some mini lights for my roundhouse project as usual they did not have enough lights, but it is a start. Can you imagine radioshack only having three sets in the drawer.
  15. 60103

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    Gil: I think oldtanker is using Bachman HO track.

    Picked up the Polar Express Diner from repair today -- total cost under $10, mostly labour. (broken pin uder coupling).
  16. oldtanker

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    It's Life Like Power Loc track.

    Rick
  17. oldtanker

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    good morning everyone! Its 30, supposed to stay there today. My grandson loved the new bench work. He would stop the train near the tank transporter say he had stuff for the Army guys, then at the elevator to get "stuff" there, then he would run the train the the Christmas houses saying I have to be in Fergus (a town near us) on time......he's 3.

    Grandkids are great!

    Rick
  18. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Up early. Had great day at the lake. Nose started running when I was pitting up the boat last night. Woke up early this AM with cold [again]. Going to do some work on layout today but Dr's apt at 1 [Dermatologist]. Starbucks in the pot now so I will drink some. Tanker, email me at feagles1@nc.rr.com and I will email you my layout plan [put something in the title about my layout plans as it might go to Spam folder]. It is in O but might give you some ideas. Mostly 072 curves and switches [a couple 054]. All have a good one.
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good Morning Everyone.:wave: It is a cold 38 degrees here today but supposed to get up into the high 50's again. Hope everyone has a Great Day.:wave:
  20. Gil Finn

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    HO? You are correct, I went back and expan ded the pic of his layout.

    I got fast track on the brain I think.
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