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

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  1. conrailmike

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    Morning everybody. -4 out there, high of 10 expected today! Hope it's not as cold in the plant today as it was yesterday! Have a good one...
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Still hot as hell!!!
  3. oldtanker

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    Morning all.

    Bout +1...feels great! Where the sun blocker!!!! oops it's snowing too, not supposed to be much.

    Tony, sorry bout the furnace, I'm putting in a new one next year, mine is almost 40 years old....i'm getting a train...LOL thats the brand to have up here, they advertise "its hard to stop a train"...LOL going to be around 4k with air.

    Have a great day all.

    Rick
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

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    And I thought it was cold down here in Louisiana! Compared to -4, we're having a heat wave. The low today was 35.

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

    Today, I'll be converting another Proto 2000 to DCC. An E8. It will bee repainted as well.
    Wanna know what the fun will be? It ain't DCC ready. It'll have to be hard wired.
    It's in Southern Pacific livery right now, but will soon be KCS.

    It'll look like this when I finish with it.

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    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/6/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 36°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 34°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 35°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    High: 67 °F
    Low: 36 °F

    Today High: 68 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 48 Increasing clouds. Not as cool. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    Today I'll have eggs Benedict.

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  5. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Got to 18 on my thermometer. Warming up though. Off to the southern part of NC to visit retired Air America Pilot and shoot some. Have a good one and stay warm.
  6. brakie

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    Good Morning All!
    Not much to report from the land of Buckeyes other then I am hibernating while its cold and sticking my nose out far enough to let my dog in and out and she doesn't stay out to long.
    Of course yesterday the computer had to be reformatted,redone or whatever its called and I lost a lot of things and to top that off my son thinks the hard drive is going out..
    I shall have a cup and look over the forum.

    Stay warm all!
  7. Gil Finn

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    We have snow, the first of any depth. Enough that school will out.

    I hate this cold weather up here, tis always 10* colder than in Charleston-Huntington.
  8. jefelectric

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    Good evening all,

    Tony, Bad time to have the heat go out, I guess it never happens in the summer. :D Good thing you have a fireplace.

    MadHatter, OK, OK, don't rub it in so much. :(

    Jeffrey, You sure have been busy as of late. I am in O gauge but I imagine you get the same benifits with DCC as we get with DCS & TMCC except our manufacturers can't get together with a standard, they just sue each other in their spare time. hamr I love the new electronic controls. Even the old Lionel AC motored units run much slower and smoother when converted to TMCC.

    Today was a volunteer day at the TCA musuem but only spent a half day there. It seems the fuel oil tank went dry sometime this morning and they hadn't come to fill it and restart the burner by noon, so they sent us home.

    Hay Mikey, if you are monitoring this thread, I asked John if he remembered you and he sure did. Said it has been a while.

    It was 5 here this morning and 16 now. I guess it was in the low 20s at the high, but I didn't check. They say the low will be 12 tonight but it looks to go lower than that if it is 16 now.

    Picked up an MTH Blue Comet set today, will post a picture later.
  9. CNWman

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    Evening folks

    Today I got out 90 minutes early from fear of an apraching snowstorm. She it when I left and was in full-force 2 hours later. Unfortunetly, I had a massive headache and so was bed ridden ( at least I had no HW). possibility that we miss tomorow for snow. Planing on getting Bachman to make Mavis ASAP or else (*cracks knuckles* LOL not really).

    CNWman
  10. steamhead

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    Ohhhh...poor souls....low 70's here...!!!:D

    Gotta keep workin' on the railroad...

    Guys, announce1 keep those pictures of your 3-railers comin'...!!!
  11. pennman

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    The ironey of it all,
    They finnaly came and got the heater fixed the house is nice and toasty. I'm broke now for atleast the next few weeks.
    Now to beat all its around 11pm and its 50 deg outside.
    yall have fun,
    Tony
  12. conrailmike

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    Morning everybody. It's actuall 4 above zero this morning, maybe a high close to 20 today. Woo Hoo, heat wave! Looking foward to 3 more weeks of layoff time....more time to drive the wife nuts and work on trains :D Have a good one...
  13. oldtanker

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    Morning all! BRRRR! -20 again, supposed to get to the + side around noon.

    have a great day!

    Rick
  14. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Off Topic SORRY!! Conrailmike, that train in your signature did you make it yourself, or did you go to a website to buy it? If you did make it, do you take requests??

    Regards
  15. Torpedo

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    Looks like his 'train' is really six separate images. :cool:

    To be more specific, it looks like he has linked images hosted on photbucket six times in a row, although there are only three unique images: the two engines and a hopper. No secrets are safe here. :D :wave:

    sign1
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning. Work continues on the E8. Today I'll be doing the trimwork, decal work and detailing.

    Today's Weather for:

    Leesville, LA 71446 2/7/2007

    Wind Chill: 48°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 47°F

    So Far Today
    High: 52°F
    Low: 46°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph SSW

    Low: 45 °F

    Now through 09:00 AM CST February 07, 2007

    High: 72

    Through 9 AM...areas of dense fog will continue to form across inland southeast Texas...western and southwestern Louisiana. Visibilities will drop greatly to less than a quarter of a mile over a short distance...making driving conditions hazardous this morning. The areas of fog will be lifting between 8 and 9 AM.

    High: 72

    Today: Partly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 48 Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.

    I'll have the ham and eggs today.

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  17. Gil Finn

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    Had a fire in the garge last night from a heating tape but I put it out.

    Now the car is frozen inplace from the ice and I cant get to the adjusters.
  18. jefelectric

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    Good afternoon,
    Tony, Glad to hear that you got your permanent heat up and running.

    Gil, Sorry to hear about your fire, but glad you were able to get out without a lot of damage.

    Pulled up the three Atlas switches in the back of the layout, which can't be reached without getting up on the table. Had an intermitent problem with engines stalling, not at the center rail gap but on the section from frog to end of switch. I think I found the problem, loose screw where jumpers are fastened on the bottom. While I have them up I am taking the oportunity to add some more feeders and jumpers to avoid problems in the future. At least I hope so.

    We had about an inch of snow this morning, so I declared a holiday at the musuem and stayed home, that's why I am working on the layout. Hate driving on snowy roads, to many idiots out there. Bunch of accidents on TV with only an inch of snow!

    Temp was 15 this morning, didn't look since but not warming up much. Seven day forcast shows only one day with a high of freezing, everything else below freezing night and day. I am ready for a little break.

    Take care,
  19. pennman

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    Gil sorry to hear about the fire atleasteverythingis ok.

    John,yeah thanks, the house is nice and toasty but my Wallet is still hurting..lol

    Its another nice day here in TN as well,kind of warm 34 outside and sunny.

    Well yall have fun,
    Tony
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Gil:Sorry to hear about the fire. I had a few fire calls to go on yesterday. Nothing serious, just some small forest fires.


    The work on the E7 is almost complete. Here are some pics.

    First, with the basic flat white paint from yesterday.
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    Second, with the flat black trim added and the decals applied.
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    Third, this decal was the hardist one to apply.
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    I still have to apply the finishing touches such as grime and rust
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