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

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  1. pennman

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  2. Chief Eagles

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    Home again. Went to the Hamlet NC restord Seaboard Depot and Museum. Really great. Just been opened a short while. Alos CSX has a big yard in Hamlet and the big crossing for north/south and east/west for the CSX. Can you believe it is in the 70s in Jan.????!!! Later
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    Test post.....................................................

    Today is bank day. Hi in the upper 60* s and we should get a major rain storm if you can believe the weather guy.
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    Made a good haul today.

    I just got back from the LHS in Alexandria (not so local). I made out like a fat rat! I got 2 Athearn RS3's for $30 and 2 Athearn F7A's for $40. That's like half price on all of them.
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    Goodnight Everyone,

    I'll Introduce myself tomorrow.

    --Hill Davis
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    Hey John,

    Somehow I missed that gorgeous streamliner at the top of the previous page. Is that a Pacific hiding under the shiny chrome...??? Super trains...!!! Let's see more...!!!:thumb:
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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.
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    Morning all, the new kitchen has water!!!! Taught my oldest grandson (8) how to run a train last night:thumb: . His 4 year old brother gets to learn today:) . Our last Christmas for this year is today too!

    Have a great day all!

    Rick
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    Hi Guys
    Finished the main line of "The Ware River Line" in Bachmann roadbed track. The sidings are still in LL but that is okay. Expanded the Boston/Maine and Providence/Cape Cod outlets. Each will now hold a six car cut. Blew out the second main line as it was useless for traffic. Used it to finish a rough laid track for "The Ames Ridge". Have not decided if it will get it's own yard, but that is for the future anyway. I now have eight traffic points plus a yard. That should be enough for 1 man on powerpacked control dc.

    Best news of all, I got my XP computer back after10 days on an Me. Big difference! John
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    Going up to 71 today - - 60 tomorrow :) :)

    Have a nice day everyone!!
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    Great news!! Making new model railroaders is always a fun thing :) :) :)
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    Morning all. Going into the 70's!!!!! Off to Todd's Train Depot. Tanker, you are moving right along with that project. Carpeted to floor in the walk-in attic yesterday [thought that carpet would be better than flooring for trains that might drop] and did some of the benchwork in there to match the holes in the walls. Hope to get more done before I go to NH Monday. Might have trains running complete circles soon. Have a good one.
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    Hey Chief, Have a real good friend who lives in hammlett, I use to go there before they restored the station its a nice place to sit and watch trains go bye, From what I hear they moved the station out of the Wye and took down the cannopy that ran along the old tracks? Want to get back there some day.
    I have spent most of this week building a table for Thomas and friends, I do believe that my soninlaw (which has now been bitten by the train bug), son , grandson and daughter and myself are having more fun with the thomas set than anything else this Christmas has brought.
    Welloff to the addition for me working to get it done now that the holidays are past.
    Yall have fun now,
    Tony
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    No 70* day here. The wind chill will see to that.
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    Here is wherre it was:
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    On where it is now:
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    Inside waiting room.

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    Eating room over the waiting room [both are round].
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    Wow, cant believe how nice the place looks. last time I was there the paint was peeling and the roof leaked, it was falling apart. Do they still have the old museum there and the engine and caboose outside?
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    Sure do with HO layout of exactly how Hmalet was at 1950.
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    I'll have to dig them up but I have somegreat shots around there from the 80'sand early 90's.When I find them I'll post them
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    Yes the prototypes,only two were built, were Reading G-1sa Pacifics. Beautiful to look at but not to practical in use. The wind got under the sheathing and created buffeting which poped the rivets frequently and required a lot of repairs. They took the streamling off after a few years.

    Chief, Those are great pictures. Exactly where is this located?
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