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

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  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Of course he's complaining; he's retired! (so he sez).
    Chief do you get up to Canada or just the southern shops?
  2. Alan d Lambert

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    hey Chief,
    Sounds like you want to goof off some. Iused to until my uncle moved and sold his lake house on the lake with boat dock. One heck of a fishing hole. don't get sunburned down in Florida, remember water acts like a mirror.
  3. 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 2/10/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 32°F
    Humidity: 77%
    Dew Point: 31°F

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

    High: 55 °F
    Low: 36 °F
    Today High: 52 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 35 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.
    Bacon and eggs today.
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  4. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Got to miss the TCA train meet for a Town Board retreat. :cry: :curse: Should tell them I am sick and go anyway. On my travels. Not gone to Canada to BPS. Have done Rogers, MN and Richfield, WI. Done and going to Bosie ID. Worked Detroit [Albun Hills] BPS. This year, Harrisburg PA will be as far north as I will go [so far] and Bosie the fartherest west. Did go to Pam Springs and San Diego for West Marine Dealer Show last year. Got most of my shows so I can drive a rental for this year. Got 40,000+ miles with US Airways in two years and I fly others too. Trying not to fly so much this year. Cold here this AM. Got to run trains as I cleaned my rifle real good from the ohter day's shooting. Had not had time as running up and down the highway with Mom in hospital [90]. Got her home and doing OK yesterday PM. Now I have surgery on my right hand on Monday. Got a skin cancer the size of a dime and getting real tall. Be glad to get that out. Now to the real coffee pot. Later.
  5. oldtanker

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    Mornin all. bout -18, supposed to get to 0.

    Chief if ya ever to the rogers show again let me know. Hope the surgery goes well.

    Going to take the wife out to dinner tonight with friends.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Rick
  6. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Good Mroning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 7 deg and head into the 20's for the first time in weeks!.. :D

    Chief - when are you ever coming to the Cleveland area or at least thru it. :rolleyes: This week we have to make our trip back up to Grand Rapits. :curse:

    Last night at our OTTS meeting we played with a 1934 Loinel Jr. Boy did it run good. :thumb:

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  7. steamhead

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    Weather's gone to he.. in a hand basket. Cold front came thru - dropped all the way to upper 40's (Bbbrrrrr...) and brought buckets of rain & thunder....

    Tom, that's the sweetest little engine I've ever seen...!!! Looks like the little engine that could...

    Thanks for sharing.:thumb:
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    Morning everyone. 17 degrees out, at least it's above zero! As I type, CSX is going through the back yard, looks like mixed freight with a HLCX unit on the head end. Started to plan the BIG layout for the second floor of the garage, may not come to fruition for a few years, but I have to have a plan don't I? :D That just leaves more time for a diorama or a small layout in the basement. :thumb: Gotta run, have a good one....
  9. jefelectric

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    Hi guys,
    Just checking in to see what is happening.

    Not much action here, so take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
  10. hiscopilot

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    Hey its cold here and I have exceeded my needed calories for the day, you have any hot Earl Grey tea? :)


    Hi everyone! I enjoy reading this thread when I get a chance!
  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Hey lo folks,
    Haven't been out in a few hours but last I did, it was freezing, 26 I think. the Grain elevator is delayed for my grandparents visiting. got my Scout Troop's 75th anerversary tomorow at 10:50 AM for the rechartering, so it's gonna be heck getting up. I've posted the first chapter of my train mystery in it's thread, please read and comment.
    Cheers,
    CNWman (the man who wants to have an HO Mavis:oops: sign1 )
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    cool, i'm in the scouts. to.

    consider yourselves lucky. i work in an old quonset hut on diesel engines ( for tug boats and things, no locomotive power plants, lol). Its actually colder in there at all times then it is outside.
  13. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where we are at a Brrrrrrrr 7 deg with snow on the way tonight.

    Yesterday we worked on a switch back layout that was donated to the musuem. It was a display at a local train store (Willoughby Trains) some 30 years ago. It is an On3 layout.
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  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Hey Tom, that looks really good.

    Good morning. Cool and damp here today.

    More layout work for me. What else is there for me to do.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/11/2007


    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 37°F
    Humidity: 69%
    Dew Point: 28°F

    So Far Today
    High: 38°F
    Low: 36°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    High: 54 °F
    Low: 52 °F


    Now through 10:00 AM CST February 11, 2007

    High: 55

    Through 10 AM...isolated showers will move east across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Rainfall will be light.

    Today High: 55 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 52 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Warmer. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

    Biscuits and gravy today.

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  15. oldtanker

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    Good Morning all!!! Real heat wave going on here +10!!!!!!!!!!! Haven't done much on the house in the last couple of weeks, doing the cutting outside and its been below zero so I'm goin to work my you know what off today.

    Great looking layout there.

    Cute engine..

    Rick
  16. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Warmer here. Ran trains while waiting for Frankie to get ready to go to Mom's. He is always behind except when going on duty. He's got phone static problems [as of this AM] and I told him I would go to his house and help him when we get back. He goes on duty tomorrow morning [Deputy Sheriff]. Yanks, stay warm up there. Hope all have a good day. God bless.
  17. steamhead

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    Tom, that's so cool...!!! I tinkered with the idea of setting one up in my layout but figured I'd need some 8 feet to be able to haul a 4-5 car consist up the mountain. That's a lot of real estate. How big is that baby? What kind of grades is it running? How many switchback tracks does it have?? You guys sure are lucky to be able to tinker (play...) with something like that...!!!
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    Good Morning All!
    Not much to report from the land of Buckeyes except its another day closer to Spring.
    Went out this morning for breakfast(I had ham steak,eggs,and cat head biscuits with jelly-$3.99 including coffee) and manage to see 2 NS trains on the trip there and back and I also drove by the T&OC station and it looked so inviting to stop awhile but,I continued on home way to cold for that happiness...
    I went with my Brother-in-law yesterday and watch him spend money on 15 used Athearn cars,7 used Walthers coil cars and 3 use Atlas S2 switchers. At least he knows quailty.. The oddest thing about this equipment is they are equipped with X2F couplers.
    We are planing on building a HO layout in his basement.He also models N Scale but,me thinks he will sell the N Scale.

    Well I shall have a cup and look over the forum..
    Have a great day all
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Morning Everyone. Been a little busy lately and haven't been around here that much lately. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Been doing a little research this weekend on On30. Thinking of switching scales. Well got to get going for now.

    :wave: Have A Great Day Everyone.:wave:
  20. Gil Finn

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    14* up here and I have no plans to leave the house. I have to 3 times next weeks so I need to save my heat and energy for then.
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