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

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  1. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

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    JOhn I was ready for spring about 2 months ago! ANd yes I have recieve a lot of good advice on G scale.

    Update on our weather, we are part of a small band of hevey showfall that streched from Fergus Falls MN to Wadena MN, right now they figure we have somewhere between 18 and 24 ". It took 3 1/2 hours to clear our farm drivve with a blade on a garden tractor.


    RIck
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Spent yesterday cleaning out Dad's house. 12 boxes of books to Sally Ann (don't tell him) and today my sister went over to have the piano demolished and disposed of. We went over today to see him and he's still annoyed that the scraps of paper he wants can't be found. Came back and got home just as the snow started falling. (dad's in a retirement home with some nursing facilities: his body is failing and his recent memory is also unreliable.)
  3. oldtanker

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    David my thoughts and prays are with you and your father.

    Rick
  4. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Hi All

    We are having crazy weather here too! Cold, hot, hot, cold- dunno whether (no pun intended) I should dress warm or cool anymore!

    David (60103) Hope things gom better with your dad.

    Keep well all
  5. pennman

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    GUYS on a liter note,Got woken up this morning at 200AM by the wife she heard scartching under the bed. (thought it was the dogs)NOT!!, after some proding by the wife went under the house into the crawl space and found a Oposuim, forgot my daughter was sleeping over, well shot the little bastered and scared the **** out of my daughter literaully, her bed room was right under the crawl space door..OOPS

    David sorry to hear, our prayers are there.

    Rick, sorry to hear about the snow been fairly warm down here, rained all weekend but warm.Got a hole bunch more accomplished on the addition, hope real soon to be working on trains again.
    Yall have fun,
    Fully qualified Redneck, Tony
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    David, I hope your father improves.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/26/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 39°F
    Humidity: 85%
    Dew Point: 35°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 38°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    High: 75 °F
    Low: 48 °F

    Today High: 75 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 48 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.


    I'll have french toast today.

    [​IMG]
  7. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Back from Myrtle Beach. Hope all are OK from storms and snow. I came back through Wilmington NC and ran through only a little heavy rain. I know some got drenched. Slow weekend at Bass Pro Shops. Now to do reports and clothes. Of to Hampton VA on Thrusday. Lot to do. Later.
  8. jefelectric

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    David, We completely understand the situation with your Dad. Have a similar situation with my FIL. Makes for some difficult visits.

    Grandkids are wonderful.

    By the time I was dressed and looked out the door, the drive was cleared and my papers were laying on the kitchen counter. [​IMG] 2 hour delays are great too.

    Breakfast was a bowl of yellow corn grits, bacon, fruit and coffee. How does that sound Chief?

    Check out this flat car load.

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    Now for the bad news, I'm about to start working on taxes. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Take care,
  9. Gil Finn

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    I dont know sometimes why I post on this forum. It never seems to change. The logging section area is DOD and HO aint much better..

    By the way the tractors look nice and bright, nice touch Jeff.

    Nice sight here:


    http://www.choochoobarn.com/
  10. steamhead

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    John, nice tractors...Great trackwork too...!!!

    David, hang in there. It's tough to see one's loved ones slowly loosing their capacities. I went through the same thing nearly two years ago. It's the good things I remember though...(Like building a layout together in our home in Madison).
  11. jefelectric

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    Gil, Have you ever been to the Choo-Choo Barn? It's been a few years since I have been inside. It is nice & well maintained, I drive by it twice a week when I go to the TCA Museum. Same folks also own the Strasburg Train Shop. Nicely stocked, but everything is priced at list price, I think they mostly sell to tourists, I have only bought a few things there that I couldn't get elsewhere. Not the friendliest either. Guess that comes form dealing with the tourest trade instead of regulars.

    steamhead, The track in this area is Atlas on cork roadbed. Don't think I will ever get up enough ambition to ballast it. I wish now I had spray painted the cork before installing it. I can live with it until I run out of other things to do, not likely as I have been building this layout since Jan 2001 and still have a lot to do. It would help if I would quite changing things.

    Most of the snow that fell yesterday has melted, so we are back to the stuff that was on the ground for the past week and a half, ice & snow mix. Temps to be high 20s at night and low 40s during the day so it wont melt real fast without some sun, which is not predicted to be out much.

    Take care,
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah - we know - some forums are slower than others :(

    The Choo Choo barn is a great place - I've been there about 10 times.... I try to go every couple years. :D
  13. steamhead

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    John, To tell the truth, I wouldn't touch the roadbed. Ballast is for us who pretend to bring a sense of "realism" (however flawed) to our layouts. Yours is in a class of it's own. A dream world we can all escape to, if only through your great pictures...!!!
  14. Gil Finn

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    IT is not the posts or even rusty wheels that make them. It is those who set and read and never post, never join and never get it topgether to re-enter model railroading that gets me....and the dead who still read the logging area from the next wolrd.
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    IT is not the posts or even rusty wheels that make them. It is those who set and read and never post, never join and never get it topgether to re-enter model railroading that gets me....and the dead who still read the logging area from the next wolrd.
  16. oldtanker

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    Morning all, was out of here yesterday morning at 5:45 to Fargo for a VA appt. Got shots in my knees and scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on the left one. Stopped by my sons house in Morehead on the way home. He has train tracks running right on the edge of his back yard. Great for him and his girl freind....she plays bass he, guitar and drums....no complains about the noise. While there I watched a coal train heading east go through. 3 engine consist....looked like SD60s, lead engine BN paint, 2nd BSFS colors and the 3rd EMD blue and white. Earlyer I saw a 2engine consist SD70s SF Warbonnet!


    Bout 19, his of 30.

    Rick
  17. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    You gotta love them Warbonnet colours!! Is that EMD blue and white what they call "demonstrator" colours.
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    Morning everybody. 30 degrees here with some light snow falling, at least it's not below zero! With three weeks of layoff time I think I can find some time to work on trains :) That is after I complete some of the things on the "honey do" list.... Gotta run, have a good day!
  19. oldtanker

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    J sure was. The track it was on runs along US Hwy 10 from Fargo through Staples MN and I think into the Twin Cities. I left my son's place and went down Hwy 10 passing it once before Detroit Lakes where I stopped for coffee. Saw it pass me at the convenience store where it got the coffee and caught up the the engines as it was arriving at Perham where I left Hwy10..was interesting to see.

    Rick
  20. Gil Finn

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    Yesterday we had hail as lare as soft balls and then it snowed followed by 60* afternoon temps.

    Last night it dropped to 20* and we awoke to snow but that melted and it is almost 60*

    Most plants are up and the rose buds are forming and I can see tiny apples on the trees.

    The lake here still has a coating of ice about 9 " think and I decided to ice fish before the projected temp makes it to 80* this afternoon again.

    To be sure, it is nice to see the paw paw trees & the red bud out now and the ramps ready for an early harvest.

    Up here at Bergo we have odd weather, climatologists marvel at it and study us all the time.

    Tomarrow I am going golgfng if the greens have been cut over the winter.

    [​IMG]

    You all have a nice day.
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