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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. 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).
  2. 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,
  3. 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
  4. 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...!!!
  5. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. conrailmike

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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!
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Sunny and warm. Grape vines to prune. Tanker, good luck with the knee thing. Guess Grandson's arm is OK. Hope all are doing OK and have a good one.
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    My blood sugar crashed early this morning to 28. I have it back up to 130 now but still feel like s**t. Sorry I don't have my usual full weather report this morning but my mind is still quite fuzzy. I'm not even sure what day it is.

    I'll have a cheese amd mushroom omelet.
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    Today's High: 78
    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

    Tonight's Low: 52
    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.
  14. oldtanker

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    hope you are feeling better

    rick
  15. Gil Finn

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    No one cares about weather , just something to post when you have nothing worth saying, dont worry about it.

    Keeep the M&Ms handy bud and take care of your coonass self.:thumb:
  16. pennman

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    the pics I promised

    Hey guys great weather down here been real nice and giving me time to get stuff done. Hereare some of the pics promised hope to be laying track and rails soon!I hope.
    Ive enclosed a few shots of progress and some shots of Debutts yard.
    Cant forget My Little Helper, bestbud Ive had in a long time.:)

    Something of interests so some people dont complain..
    Yall have fun,
    Tony

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  17. Gil Finn

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    Hey Tony, do you have any Union Carbide covered hoppers?
  18. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I put some HO stuff on ebay under my name of Gil_Finn ( just like that, with the line).

    A new C&O tender and also 3 old timey cars suitable for a 4-4-0.

    Take a look and email via ebay me a message to see if it shows up yet if you will.

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  19. oldtanker

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    Can you PM the auction #

    Rick
  20. CNWman

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    the C&O tender looks like it's meant for the George Washington loco from the C&O because that tender has our first president's name on it
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