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

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  1. jefelectric

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    Good evening,

    Running a little late today. Was baby sitting the three smallest granddaughters this morning till about 1:00 PM.

    Neighbor was over for a short while this evening and I ran trains for him. Murphy was a work again. One of the trains parted for no reason. Caught it before we had a disaster.
  2. oldtanker

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    Chief, only 10':rolleyes: ???? and you don't have it done yetsign1 ???? I've only put up about 40 sheets in the last couple of months:D .

    Wait a sec here, crappie pond???????sign1 sign1 And it's warm?????


    Rick
  3. oldtanker

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    Morning all, mid teens going to be mid 20s. Gotta build 2 kitchen cupboards this morning then this afternoon the foam goes on the layout!

    Have a great day.

    Rick
  4. 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 1/24/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23
    Wind Chill: 40°F
    Humidity: 86%
    Dew Point: 38°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 42°F
    Rain: 0.01"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph N

    High: 48 °F
    Low: 35 °F
    Now through 09:00 AM CST January 24, 2007
    High: 48
    Through 9 AM...light rain will continue over much of southeast Texas and southwest into south-central Louisiana. Widely scattered patches of light rain or drizzle will occur over central Louisiana into interior southeast Texas. Rainfall rates will average just a few hundredths of an inch...although areas of moderate rain over mainly southeast Texas will produce over a tenth of an inch. Over the coastal waters...rain will be widespread from Marsh Island Louisiana west to High Island Texas and out to 60 nautical miles.
    Today High: 48 Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 35 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    I'll have an omelet with all the fixings.
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  5. pennman

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    Morning all,Great day here in Tn SUNNY and warm this morning!
    Grandson got me up at 600am.Cant believe a 2 yroldcan wear meout that fast.
    Yall have fun,
    Tony
  6. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Big bowl of grits and coffee down. Now for some train work and then outside work. Warming up fast here. Later
  7. jefelectric

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    Morning all,

    Cold and Cloudy here. Rest of the week looks the same with a chance of some snow.

    Think I will work on a few unfinished projects in an attempt to clean of the bench a little.

    Rick, Don't envy you the choir of remodeling the kitchen while it is in use. We did that about 10 years ago, lots of fun. :D

    Keep warm and dry.
  8. oldtanker

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    Morning all, a bit cooler here this morning, bout 7. Getting tired of winter real quick here.

    Rick
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning, how is everybody on this Thursday morning?
    Yesterday I removed the old open frame motor from my antique Bachmann and shoe-horned a PPW can motor into it's place. There's a 300% difference.
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    Before
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    After
    Now it doesn't sound like a pepper mill anymore.
    Here's a scene that's been preserved from my old layout and will be a part of the new one.
    First, in darkness.
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    Then in the light.
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    Now, on with the business at hand.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/25/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 31°F
    Humidity: 84%
    Dew Point: 33°F

    So Far Today
    High: 41°F
    Low: 37°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph N

    High: 59 °F
    Low: 36 °F
    Today High: 60 Sunny and warmer. Highs around 60. North winds up to 10 mph.
    Tonight Low: 35 Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

    For breakfast this morning, pancakes!
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    Good morning to you all.

    We've got a nasty day going on here, a blustery north wind driving cold rain. It's almost 9:30, and the temp is still only in the low 60's. Lousy weather for S. Fla. :cry::D
  11. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Chilly here. Got to get upstairs and do more wiring. Transfering all the wiring to permanent locations. Worked on wife's uplights for house most of yesterday. Finished after dark. Have a good one.
  12. jefelectric

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    Good morning,

    Didn't look at the temp this morning but it is clear and sunny and not to cold. Went to the lab for blood work first thing this morning and now back home and had a good breakfast.

    Actually did get one project finished on the bench yesterday.

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    Weaver flat car with add on wooden deck, Corgi tank. Added tarp covered loads, blocking and chains. Have a couple more I want to do later.

    Jeffrey is that "N" scale, can't quite tell from the pics if it is N or HO.
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    It's HO. N scale is too small for me to handle.
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    I got a p2k 2-8-8-2 engine today realy nice, can't wait to run it.
  17. oldtanker

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    John that is a fantastic looking flatcar with load....M48 TANK!!!! Not knocking this at all but....

    , they shipped from the factory with the gun tube blocked in the fender and a wooden crate on the rear deck that contained and of the Basic Issue Items (BII). Also the gun tube in your case should be in the bracket on the back edge of the rear deck while in transit...its called a travel lock. While serving in Germany we were delayed on a train coming back from the gunnery ranges at Grafenwier for 12 hours. We were being pulled by and electric engine. One of the gun tubes came loose from the travel lock, the turret turned to the side and the tube knocked down one of the towers that supported the overhead electrical lines for train.

    The tiedowns shoud be crossed too. Tracks were blocked front and rear with planks laid down on the inside of the tracks to stop side shifting.

    That is a very nice model of that tank too!

    Cedar, you going to post some pictures of that??


    Rick
  18. Alan d Lambert

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    flat car

    Hey John'
    Like Old tanker said , the front and rear chains should be croosed. And the turret should be in the travel lock located under the turret. Like he said load shifting can have bad results. I am still in the Texas Army National Guard and we sometimes used fail service to get our trucks to summer camp locations instead of driving the long distance required.
  19. cedarcreekrr

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    Rick I will try posting one tomorrow.
  20. oldtanker

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    Good morning all, bout 21 here. Got lazy yesterday and didn't do too much, foam goes on today.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Rick
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