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

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Do you click "Quote"??? It should copy the text with quote tages before and after - - then you type under it.
  2. jefelectric

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    Good evening guys,

    I finally got a loop of catenary up. Check this thread for some pictures.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?p=248344#post248344

    Was a very wintery day here, after lunch it clouded up and got very, very windy. Good train running and layout working day.

    About to call it a day,
  3. pennman

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    Yeah Mike,I did that and it didnt post it in that neet little box?
    And I beat Yall to it, Made a big pot of Squirrell,and Vennisen chilli Wed night, its about ready to eat.
    Tony
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Off to Todd's Train Depot in a hurry. My switches are in. Want to get them and get them installed. Been waiting for a long time. Later
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/20/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 37°F
    Humidity: 60%
    Dew Point: 30°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 42°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 11mph E

    High: 48 °F
    Low: 38 °F
    Today High: 52 Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
    Tonight Low: 45 Rain and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.

    I'll have the scrambled eggs today.
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  6. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the big snow missed us. Isn't it great when the weather man is wrong and we are all happy! :D

    This monring RFD channel has the UP 3985 Challenger on
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    and later today Barrett-Jackson Classit Car Auction is on Speed Ch
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  7. N Gauger

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    missed us yesterday - - hoping it'll miss us tomorrow too :)

    Cold and windy here - 31 deg - Winds gusting to 40mph Wind chill 16 :( :(
  8. Gil Finn

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    Spanky Bird, can I get my old Caddy washed there?

    It is to cold here.

    How is the new job working out for you?
  9. oldtanker

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    Morning all, dogs have been out and fed, coffee is done and the puter warmed up.

    it 19, with some winds out of the south! Should make it a little warmer!

    Have a great day!

    Rick
  10. spankybird

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    Gil - is there room for two old Caddies in a small town?

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    New Job keeps us very bussy. We are out of town alot, between Detriot and Grand Rapits.

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    Hey Spanky,
    A friend of my ol' man had a Caddy just like the pink one there, 'cept it was a hard top. And is that a Toronado that blonde cutie (with the very short shorts) is oggling? Kinda dates me...Love your scenes.:thumb:

    Also, is that 3985 articulated on both engines?? Sure look like mighty tight curves for that monster. Someone posted some links here last week to videos of a UP Challenger...!!! What a monster. I'll try to paste the link.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=25013

    Check it out--Awesome engine - turn up the sound when you view them...

    Y'all have a good day.
  12. Gil Finn

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    What ever the young engineer was driving in October Sky, a Vet I think I need for my layout.
  13. jefelectric

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    Afternoon all,

    Spanky, Like your scenes, you have a real talent for arranging photos.

    Chief, Glad to hear the switches came in. Now you can finish your trackwork, if we ever really finish a layout.

    Gus, I watched the first two videos, real nice. Will check out the other later.

    I spent the morning at the TCA Museum. Went to a volunteer meeting. They are looking for more help so I am going to sign up for a couple of days a month. Chose several items and will let them assign me where needed. Getting there is not bad this time of year, 31 miles took me 37 minutes, in the summer, when the tourist swarm in, it can take up to 1-1/2 hours depending on traffic. If you take the back roads to avoid the traffic, you can get stuck behind a horse and buggy, with just enough oncoming traffic to make passing difficult.
  14. spankybird

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    Steamhead - Not only do we run the UP we also have the C-O Alleghany running on our pike. And it's all O27 track

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    WoW...Awesome engines. Just out of curiosity, how big are they & how much do they weigh...??? That head-on shot made me move to the side...
  16. spankybird

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    Steamhead, both engine and tender are diecast, about 21" long and about 8 or 9 pounds. They are giants in 'O' gauge.
  17. pennman

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    \Well thought it was going to be a nice Sat, But the rain that was comming in tonight is here early and has brought ICE with it. Got plenty of fire wood in the house. And Man is it going to be a busy night at the fire house, seems every ice storm they just pile them up on I-24,
    Yall Have fun
    Tony
  18. oldtanker

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    Tony yea and the bad ones are the SUV's:curse: .....people don't stop and think :curse: that 4 wheels skidding on ice are.... 4 wheel skidding on ice....don't matter is they are connected to the drive train or not!announce1


    Rick
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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/21/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    High: 59 °F
    Low: 47 °F
    So Far Today
    High: 52°F
    Low: 48°F
    Rain: 0.50"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 20mph WNW

    Wind Chill: 46°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 46°F

    Now through 07:15 AM CST January 21, 2007
    High: 62
    Through 7 AM...an area of light to moderate rain will cover much of coastal southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana...and all of the coastal waters...generally along and south of a line from Kountze to Alexandria. Rainfall amounts of up to 0.25" are possible as this area of rain moves off to the northeast at 40 mph.
    Today High: 62 Cloudy with scattered showers. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
    Tonight Low: 45 Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds becoming north around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.

    I'll have the french toast today.
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  20. oldtanker

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    Morning all:wave: . Bout 21, going to stay there today, may get a little light snow.

    Working on the house again today. I should run out of materials sometime around Tuesday. That means I'll have time to work on my layout:thumb: ! We are doing our renovation on the house out of pocket. I get my retirement and disability pay on the 1st of each month, then buy what I think I'm going to need. When I run out I wait till next month. So as of Wednesday I should be able to work on the layout:thumb: :thumb: . I have the foam that needs to go on the bench work, 4 buildings to build which will give me 9 so far, all that need detail and weathering work. Then there is rolling stock to weather, do coupler hight adjustments on and so on.sign1

    Have a great dayannounce1 .


    Rick
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