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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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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.
  2. 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
  3. Gil Finn

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    I like that bench work. Will you be selling your fast track old tanker.
  4. 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.
  5. oldtanker

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

    Rick
  6. Gil Finn

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

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


    Rick
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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.
  9. 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).
  10. oldtanker

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    It's Life Like Power Loc track.

    Rick
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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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    Hi guys,

    Terrible weather here...mid 70's. Tanker, want to see my grandkid in action?? Check out my thread titled :"UP and grandson - Future railroader?" Grandkids are REALLY great...!!!
  16. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Had to take cough med last night. Trying to stay awake now. More coffee needed. Ran first train on temp track on new layout. Wanted to say I had done it. Off to visit retired 87 year old pilot friend of mine. Going to do some traget shooting [he loves that]. Back tomorrow evening. BTW: lows in the 40's and highs in the upper 60's. :thumb:
  17. oldtanker

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    Good Morning all. It's close to 30 supposed to get near 40 today! Got my "new" engines yesterday, 2 UP Sw1500s and a GP40 BN! They run nice for being older "used" engines.

    Rick
  18. N Gauger

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    Rain today - - but better than the white stuff :) :D

    30, going to the 50's today Sunny and 60 tomorrow - they say we might be "Stuck" with this weather 'till X-mas weekend.....
    One can only hope :) :)

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  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Sounds good Chief - - hope you feel better!!!
  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Wow - - good deal!!!! :) :)
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