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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    Afternoon. Sunny and into the 70's. Got the benchwork done in the walk-in attic. Got temp track down as need a lot more straights to make loops go to the back of the room. Trains still running through the walls and back out now. :D

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    This side has derail protector board [will paint].
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    Have temp derail protector up where my access hole is located. Notice I have all the track for reversing loop but switches are still on order.
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    NS officials are inspecting the new Roseyville Div track in old NW passenger cars.
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    Business is going great as coal and grain now roll over the division tracks throught eh tunnels.
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    Post Wars run and seem to always meet going in opposite directions/
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    Who says Lionels can't be made to smoke [with a little mods by me]
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  2. Gil Finn

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    Great work Chief.

    Warm & wet here
  3. oldtanker

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    Spanky, great looking bikes!:thumb:

    Chief, thats way too many trains for one man!sign1

    Was pretty darn cold changing that alternator yesterday, got it fixed and didn't have to go anyplace:cry: .....now it's +9 and I fixed the darn thing yesterday :curse: .

    I did get a couple of cars built yesterday afternoon in spite of the shivering, a covered hopper and an ore car, last of Roundhouse kits from the train show that I attended in Dec. Now I'm going to have to go and buy more!:thumb:

    Have a great day!

    Rick
  4. jefelectric

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    Afternoon all,

    Chief, Pictures look very nice. Did you get the straights you need yet?

    Well the Seahawks and Bears just went into overtime.

    Went to Greenberg show yesterday and took a few layout pictures of N scale modular layouts. Real nice bunch of guys operating them.

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    They had three large modular N gauge layouts there.
  5. BMRR

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    Chief, looks like you're making great progress on your layout.

    Stan.
  6. dirt man

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    Good dcc system

    Brian Look into NCE noth coast enginering. Igot my power cab 4 days ago. had it running on existing dc layout in less than an hour. Manual explains operation in plain language. I'm real happy with it so far. Dirt Man:thumb:
  7. oldtanker

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    Good morning all. It's about -4, supposed to get to a very warm +2, later this week we are going to have sun tanning weater!!! Should be in the +20s!

    Working on the house again today.

    Rick
  8. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Off to get physical. At least it is a her giving it instead of a him. :thumb: Can't eat until it is over and that will be 1PM or so.:cry: Later.
  9. Chessie6459

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    Chief the layout is looking good.


    Good Morning Everyone. Been busy this morning printing out a Test Preparation Manual fo the FDNY ( Fire Department of New York ). Got alot of studying to do as it is 105 pages. Been thinking about this for some time and finally got around to doing this as I am hoping to go to fire school up there and get a job. Well off I go to start to look this manual over.

    :wave: Have A Safe & Wonderful Day Everyone.:wave:
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.
    It's a cool one here today. That barbed wire fence between here and the north pole done fell down.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/15/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 38°F
    Humidity: 91%
    Dew Point: 42°F

    So Far Today
    High: 62°F
    Low: 43°F
    Rain: 0.39"
    Rain Rate: 0.04"/h
    Gust: 29mph NNE

    High: 43 °F
    Low: 32 °F
    Important Message

    Winter weather advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 12 PM cst Tuesday.
    Now through 12:00 PM CST January 15, 2007

    Through 11 AM...scattered to numerous patches of rain or showers will occur over central and southwest Louisiana. Precipitation will diminish from the west over southeast Texas while continuing over much of Jasper...Newton and Orange counties. Widely scattered patches of rain or showers will occur over south-central Louisiana in the Lafayette...Abbeville...New Iberia and Saint Martinville areas. Rain amounts will be mostly light but to a tenth of an inch per hour in some places.

    Rest Of Today Low: 38 High: 38 Periods of rain. Much colder. Temperatures falling into the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 32 Rain in the evening...then rain and light freezing rain likely after midnight. Colder. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.


    I'll be having the scrambled eggs today.

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  11. pennman

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    Chief, thats looking real nice. Cant wait to get mine going.

    Matt, good luck on the test, its a tough one.

    Eventful weekend here, got the extra window in and gota good portion of the drywall up. Now just have to work on taping and plumbing.

    The countdown to trains continues!!
    Yall have fun,
    Tony
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Chessie, good luck. Nothing wrong with that line of work. I was a volunteer fireman for 16 in a very busy fire dept. Was Captain and then Asst Chief for most of that time. Moved away. Hope you get it.
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    Cold day here in Brownsville........BRRRRR. Started out at 70 at 6:00 AM and by 12:00 it was 45...!!! Going to get colder...!!! Probably freezing rain tonight....:cry:

    Guess winter was going to get here someday...

    I'll have the pancakes tomorrow, please...
  14. oldtanker

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    Morning all. Got 2 kitchen cupboards built yesterday, going to do more today.:thumb:

    -11 this morning, supposed to get +9 and be in the 20s tomorrow!!!!!:D

    Hope to get another cupboard done today, start painting them and get the stove hood put in.:rolleyes:

    Somehow steak and eggs over easy with patatos sounds real good.:thumb:

    Rick
  15. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning fellow modelers. It's wet, cold and windy here this AM. Looks like I'll be inside most of the day. The only thing I'll have to go out for is to take the car to the shop.


    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/16/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 23°F
    Humidity: 81%
    Dew Point: 27°F

    So Far Today
    High: 33°F
    Low: 32°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 22mph N

    High: 35 °F
    Low: 31 °F

    Important Message!

    Winter weather advisory in effect until noon cst today.
    Now through 09:00 AM CST January 16, 2007

    Through 9 AM...areas of light to moderate rain will continue moving northeast at 30 mph across the coastal waters from Intracoastal City to 20 miles south of High Island out 60 miles. Inland...patchy light sprinkles will continue to affect the immediate coastal areas of south central Louisiana.

    Today High: 35 Cloudy. Chance of rain or drizzle or light freezing rain or light freezing drizzle in the morning...then a chance of rain and slight chance of light sleet in the afternoon. Colder. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

    Tonight Low: 30 Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or light freezing rain or light sleet. Lows around 30. North winds 10 to 15 mph.


    I'll have the french toast today.

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  16. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Everything with physical yesterday came out fine [including her finger, have female Dr.]. :rolleyes: Cloudy and rainy but still warm. Supoose to cool down a lot by night fall. Want to go to Todd's Train Depot and pickup more straight track to make my loops go to the back of the room. Couldn't go yesterdy as she is closed on Sunday and Monday. Buddy was catching 2 lb crappie in my pond. Later
  17. oldtanker

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    Chief, how does one go about becoming one of your buddies that can fish in your pondsign1

    Rick
  18. jefelectric

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    Good question Rick ! BTW your weather sounds more like Alaska, is that normal weather for you in January?

    Just got home from services for brother in law, Sister doing pretty good. They were married 57 years so it is very hard on her.

    Tomorrow I will be going to LHS to pick up an MTH Railking PRR A-B-A set that I had preordered. It has been running on the shop layout for a couple of days so it should be good to go. My LHS owner and I have an understanding that he is free to unpack and test run items that I order to make sure they are A-OK before I bring them home. Sometimes he sells others while he is testing mine. A win-win situation. Also picking up some more MTH catenary sets.
    Chief, Glad everything came out OK. :D Pun intended. sign1 BTW, still waiting on the O72 switches on that slow boat from china? I have some of the same Realtrax problems on O54 sections that you had, the tops of the rails have an offset due to the space under the rail not being deep enough. Just some of them & only one side???

    I think our warm weather is over, cold and windy today & predicted to get down to 19 tomorrow night.
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    The temp here dropped like a rock, freeizng rain was the order of the day.

    Today was erron day, made an apointmnet at the VA clinic, went to the DMV and then had some lab work. Magaged to squeeze in a Slim Jim at Shoney;s which is way off my diet.

    I will be in Charlottesvill VA the rest of the week. I am meeting a fellow that I sold an engine to there.
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    And I thought it was cold here in Alabama. :)

    John, sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Chief, glad to hear the physical went OK.

    Stan.
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