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

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  1. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    It feels good to be back home @ The Gauge!!!

    I capped my ADSL account from being on here the whole day everyday!!
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye. A bit cooler today and no rain in sight.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/5/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 48°F
    Humidity: 58%
    Dew Point: 37°F

    So Far Today
    High: 55°F
    Low: 52°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 17mph NE

    Today High: 65 Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 42 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    Today I'll have the hickory smoked sausage.

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  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Okay Mr. Wimberly, you better start taking orders, 'coz now I'm hungry!!!
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Been downloading Fishing Hot Spots in buddy's Garmin GPS. Ready to install in his boat. Tanker, you can take your cold air back. Freeze warning. Got fruit trees blooming and grape vines budding. Wife has flowers bloming oand plants coming up. This is not good.:cry: Go to go. Trains are calling.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Afternoon Everyone. It is a cold 21 degrees here. Snow flying all over the place. Supposed to get warmer by the middle of next week. Hopefully the warmer weather next week will stay around for awhile.
  6. CNWman

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    Nice going!:thumb: I can probably say you have the Railroading Merit badge, no?:D
  7. jefelectric

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    Evening all,

    Grandson was mowing our lawn today when it strated snowing. Didn't amount to anything but it sure looked odd. I should have taken a picture. It is cold for April, even in PA. Only made 39 today and to go down into low 20s tonight.

    I am ready for SPRING!!!
  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    i have the book for it, but i never called anyone. I'm going to progress to life scout in about 2 weeks when the board of reviews take place, and i'm am agonizingly close to the deadlines for aging out ( i turn 18 december of this year). I still have 5 eagle required to go, and i have to get started on my eagle project.

    since there is a 6 month period that i need to be in a leadership position, i'll only reach eagle at October at the earliest. Personally, i think i can accomplish more than one merit badge at a time. they aren't that difficult, just time consuming.

    I have all other merit badges i need except these-

    • Personal managment
    • Family Life
    • Personal Fitness
    • Enviormental science
    • Citizenship in the community, i have a partial on this one. all i need to do is volunteer 8 hours. that has been tough, since i can't find anywhere near here that is non profit non scouts. the few people i have talked to, things don't work out. I also need to find a new counselor for it.
    Personal fitness looks to be the hardest right now, because i'd have to exercise everyday for a few months, and i'm way to lazy for that, lol. I have stuff in my basement though, so i can if i want to.

    I'm working on enviormental science now, so i just need to do the experiments and type up most of my findings and in general explain the requirments to the counselor. I'm sure i'll knock that one out by the end of april.

    tommorow i will call my old scout master about Personal Fitness and Family life, because he does both of those badges, and i think you can do 2 merit badges with one counselor ( but no more apperently)

    i know someone who does personal management, and i've been keeping track of my game and train spending, so i have the 3 months of finnancial records covered.


    right now finding an adequate eagle project is the tough part. I've been thinking of helping to restore a local railroad museum's equipment, and i suppose that counts as preserving history and there fore helping the community, but some have expressed doubts that this is really what they are looking for. I plan to conact the museum as soon as i get life.


    If anyone here can help me go in thge right direction, i'd appreciate it. I know i am really cutting things close, and i think i need all the help i can get if i want to become eagle

    boy scouts is one of the few things that stresses me enough to keep me awake at night. its something i want to complete, but i was dumb when i was younger and didn't work on it that much. now that i'm short on time i'm scrambling.
  9. Chief Eagles

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    Morning from a cold NC. Tanker, you can take your cold air back up Nawth. Off to Mom's down east. Youngest due to have Grandson any time. Son sick so he can not go with with me to Mom's. Busy day. Ran trains [Post War Lionels and modern diesels] last night for 3 hours. Glad I had exhaust fan in ceiling. Have a good one.
  10. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where it is cold and snowy :curse: . What ever happen to the 80 deg temps of the other day?

    Well we have 3 days off, and we are back in town today. Have been on the road so much, haven't had time to keep up with the forums. :cry:

    We also needed to buy a new box as the old one died. Most of the files have been transfered over, but may have lost all our email addresses.

    All have a Happy Easter :thumb:

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  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    I think that's more than adiquite GEC, you aren't just helping the comunity, but helping everyone who visits there:thumb:
  12. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    Can you make soup out of rabbits? It looks like Spanky has enough of them. Well I just spent a few days in Lancaster, Pa and even took some time to look at some train things. However I was disappointed that the Strasburg Train Shop was closed when I made it there. I figured it was there loss closing at 5pm. I did take some time to look at some of the trains around the museum though.

    We did have some brief snowflakes in the air on Thursday and I think I even so a few today. I had some bad news when I got home we lost a few beef cows so that will hurt the budget a little for the next month. It hurts to see a few thousand dollars on the ground. While it is rare it does happen.

    [FONT=&quot]Oh we are to get some more snow tonight back here at home so I guess it is time to fire up the coal boiler again.[/FONT]
  13. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    Ok I'm going to show my age, Pres. Nixon signed my Eagle Scout Certificate.

    Good Luck.
  14. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Heck - I voted for him! :oops:
  15. steamhead

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    Tom...Was that in '60 or '68..?? It makes a difference, age-wise... :D
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye. Going to continue with layout work today. I have 6 spurs to wire then I'll start in with the WS stuff.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/7/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 38°F
    Humidity: 50%
    Dew Point: 26°F

    So Far Today
    High: 47°F
    Low: 44°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 20mph N

    Today High: 52 Cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Cooler. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 35 Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    I need something quick today. How about a sausage biscuit.

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  17. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    It was in 72, 68 we just finished High School and registered for the draft. What fun day! :rolleyes:

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 21 deg with snow in the area! :curse:

    Here is a pic of one of the OTTS members new Lionel 269E

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  18. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Cold!!!! Off to Miss Edna's for a Sat. Been a long time since I was home on a weekend. Glad to see Tom back posting his morning pictues. Always enjoy them.
  19. Alan d Lambert

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    Mid 30's in north texas( Fort Worth) to be exact. Ya'll need to keep the snow up in the northern parts. We set a record for the latest that it has snowed in Texas even though it didn't stick. If it had we would have about 5 inches on the ground, but that temp was higher so the snow melted on the roads. If ti would have stuck we would have had big problems. Nobody down here nows how to drive on the white stuff. Now I will stay in where it is warm and run my s gauge trains around my basic loop of track. got plan for layout but not enough room at home.
  20. jefelectric

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    Good evening guys,

    Tom, Glad to see you got some time off.

    Renovo, Next time you are going to be in the neighborhood, let me know. I'm only 31 miles from Strasburg. We have a train shop right here in Elizabethtown that has more O gauge than the Strasburg Train Shop at the Cho Cho Barn and they are open later too. Did you visit the TCA Museum? Yesterday was the first day open for the Season. There is also a train shop on the Strasburg RR grounds, but not sure of their hours. Know how that beef cattle loss can make you feel, we lost the son's 4H steer one year.

    Spent most of the day in the greenhouse potting seedlings and repotting geraniums. It was nasty outside today, never got out of the 30s and was WINDY.

    Ran trains with the granddaughters this evening, they are now using booth the DCS controller and the TMCC controller, only 6 & 4.

    Take care,
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