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

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  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Morning all. I was watching on CNN this morning as an Ohio state police car got creamed by an out-of-control FedEx truck! Don't you know that made the truck driver's week!

    It's going to be cloudy and cold today.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/15/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 27°F
    Humidity: 78%
    Dew Point: 24°F

    So Far Today
    High: 31°F
    Low: 30°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph NNE

    Today High: 45 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 25 Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

    I'll have the scrambled eggs today.

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  2. oldtanker

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    Hope the cop and driver are ok

    Rick
  3. jefelectric

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    Good morning from frigid central PA.

    Schools here are closed again today. Only had 1 1/2 days this week & Friday and Monday are holidays.]

    Went out to the greenhouse this morning to checkon the seadlings & seeds. Using artificial light as the sun has not been out much. They are doing OK, but slow.

    Pond frozen over except for a spot at the heater and another where the water fall hits the pond. Birds love that running ice water!

    Hope to get a little more catenary done today. Can't run trains on the main while the construction crew is at work.

    Tonight is my night to make dinner. Cornish hens, rice and a veggie of some kind, have to check the freezer, with salad and mixed fruit.

    On the snow blower engine, I'm old enough to know better, but I guess you get lazy when you get away with it for a while. Also the way they build stuff today with everything enclosed. It is a major job to drain the fuel tank. I do usually turn the fuel valve off and run the fuel out of the carb. Unfortunately I did not do that to the snowblower the last time it was run wihich was about september when the oil was changed. Guilty as charged. :oops: :( hamr

    Enjoy the trains & stay warm.
  4. cedarcreekrr

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    Had a 2 hour school delay today and it is currently snowing. We won't have a delay tommorrow it's an inservice day for teachers. I bet I learn alot about safety tommorrowsign1 love the inservice presentations.
  5. oldtanker

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    John wasn't say you were wrong. Was trying to point out that while Sta-bil does keep gas from going bad it has a limit....about 90 days. Up here in the north country we can park our boats and lawn mowers in late Step and not need they until mid to late Apr. We park our blowers and sleds in late Feb early Mar and they sit till Nov. I have one friend who owns a small engine shop who tells me that in Oct and Mar he does a lot of driving. He has to summarize sleds and blowers, winterize mowers and boats. He has to show that he disposed of the gas he drains and the only cheap way to do that is to burn it in his truck.
    The EPA allows him to do that with documentation, otherwise he has to pay hazardous waste disposal fees.

    This was meant to inform members of potential problems and maybe save em a few bucks in the long run....then they can spend more money on trains!!!!!!!!!!

    Because we had no snow this year and I got my 2 Wheel Horse tractors that I use for snow ready in early Nov and haven't even started em I'm going to have to drain and get rid of the gas, pull and clean the carburetors, then out everything back together and readjust em.

    Rick
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Being that it's coming up on lunch and I worked right through breakfast, I'm thinking about a Dagwood special.

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    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/16/2007


    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 20°F
    Humidity: 67%
    Dew Point: 17°F

    So Far Today
    High
    : 32°F
    Low: 25°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 11mph NNW

    High: 48 °F
    Low: 34 °F

    Rest Of Today High: 48 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 35 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds around 10 mph.
  7. jefelectric

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    Good evening all,

    It was a pretty nice, but cold day today. PennDot is in deep dodo over the inept way they handled the snow storm. The Gov. is very unhappy, we are likely to get a new Secretary of Trans, or maybe someone further down the ladder will be made the scape goat. Didn't really bother me, being retired I just stay home. :)

    Rick, No offence taken, just wanted to let you know that I know better, just didn't do it. :oops:

    We are baby sitting the three granddaughters this evening, 6, 4 & 3 months. Ran trains for the two oldest awhile. 3 steamers and a lashup of two GP9s, all 5 with smoke. Cough, cough. :D

    The Chief is now in Orlando, guess he didn't get a chance to check in here.

    Completed the catenary on the shelf layout. Now have about 24 feet more to go. Next week is going to be pretty busy, unless I get another snow day, so it wont get any work until at least next Saturday.

    Have a nice weekend,
  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Can you post pictures of the catenary, or give advice? i've been looking into and researching the ctaneary while I finish up my other scenery ( that way i won't have to reach over the catenary to much).
  9. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    jeffrey-wimberl, you are making me hungry, those pics you send always look delicious!!

    Had some eggs and toast for breakfast this morning. Also drank a brown cow.
  10. oldtanker

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    Morning all, bout 10 and supposed to get to 14.

    Got 2 more cupboards finished and hung yesterday going to start on a couple more today.

    Have a great day all

    Rick
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

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    It's going to be a busy day today. I have to prepare for the Mardi-Gras parade, which I'm in, then come back home and prepare for the Mardi-Gras ball tonight. That should have me tied up most of the day.

    Today's Weather for:

    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/17/2007


    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 37°F
    Humidity: 89%
    Dew Point: 36°F

    So Far Today
    High: 39°F
    Low: 28°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 12mph WNW

    High: 57 °F
    Low: 31 °F


    Today High: 58 Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds becoming northwest around 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 32 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

    I'll have the french toast today.
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    And I'll be snacking on some of these throughout the day.
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  12. jefelectric

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    Good afternoon,

    We are having a heat wave. Already 36, was only predicted to get to 33, we'll take it.

    Chris, I probably will not be able to help you much on the catenary since I am in O gauge. I have been using MTH's catenary system with some modifications. I under stand there are several systems available for HO, including some from Europe. I did post some pictures on this tread earlier, but will post again when I get a chance to take pictures of the new section.

    I've been working on a few projects at the bench today. Flat car load, office interior & billboard sign.

    Plants in the green house are comming along. Geraniums are getting first geranium shaped leaves with some color in the center. The impatients are starting to come up. As soon as it is safe to take the geraniums off of the heat mats, I will be starting some other seeds. No sign yet of the early tomato seeds sprouting. I used some left over seed from last year, hope they come up. Old seed is not usually a problem with tomatoes but you never know.

    Enjoy your trains,
  13. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    This 3 day weekend will see the construction of this building take place! I plan on taking pics for all of you people, so you can see my main industry take shape! The gray thing extending out of the building is part of the actual mill, which I will not build for price and size restriction reasons.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, I can almost smell the french toast and donuts :D
  15. oldtanker

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    Morning all. Currently 16 supposed to get to 22.......35 tomorrow!!!! Guess I better start getting the boat ready....with 18" to 24" of ice on the lakes it will be a while.....LOL.

    Going to do some more on the house today, got a little done yesterday then took my other half out for dinner.

    Have a great day all!

    Rick
  16. jefelectric

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    Good evening,

    CNWman, That looks like an ambitious project for a weekend. Be sure to post some pics of the finished product.

    I did complete the catenary on my double track section.

    Now I have about 24 feet of single track to complete the main line. Then I can run my electrics with the pantographs up.
  17. CNWman

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    Well....

    It's almost complete, we just need to do one last thing: asemble it:oops: sign1 :D Applying the decals and weathering the roof peices were longer than anticipated, so the assembly will take place either tomorow or next weekend available. We also plan on gluing the track on the baseplate of the elevator after removing the offending ties so it won't be nessisary to try to hold the building up to the track while we try to plan how to put the cork down:thumb: The only other problem we faced: The structure is suposed to LOAD the mill instead of the cars!:eek: We made up some story to explain why it was loading grain handling cars instead:D . That is the latest from 9 Newssign1
  18. Chief Eagles

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    Evening all. Got in before dark. Wife had hot soup waiting. Ready for bed. Flew home with lots of Mickey's little friends. One cried almost all the way. Orlando was cold and windy all weekend. REAL windy here now. Hawling.

    Hey "NG", site is gettting real slow lately. Almost did not post as it was taking so long to get here.

    Chat tomorrow AM.
  19. oldtanker

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    Morning all. 19, the wind has died and supposed to get above freezing..33 today!!!!!!!!!

    Going to take the granson who burnt his arm in for a checkup...he seems to be doing very good and it doesn't seem to be bothering him.

    Have a great day all!

    Rick
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning. The temp here this morning was 35 and is expected to reach a high of 65 today.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/19/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 30°F
    Humidity: 90%
    Dew Point: 33°F

    So Far Today
    High: 40°F
    Low: 35°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph SE

    High: 65 °F
    Low: 56 °F

    Today High: 65 Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph this morning...increasing to 15 to 20 mph and gusty this afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 55 Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Ham and eggs today.

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