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

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  1. oldtanker

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    You should see what pocket gophers do!

    Rick
  2. oldtanker

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    HI everyone, been a bit. We have been real busy the last several weeks with garden work, putting in a pig pen (4 feeders) and getting ready to put in a few head of beef for our own meat.

    I should start laying track later this week!

    Rick
  3. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. been working on putting smoke unit in MTH dummy. Off to County Commissioners meeting. Got Town Board tonight. Got to rush.
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    It should do in squires, rats and ferrel cats toot sweet!
  5. pennman

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    Hey Guys,SeeI have missed a bunch here.hmm Looks Good! Well been working on the layout Picks tofollow soon.
    Sorry been away and busy,Soninlaw came homefrom Iraq a few weeks ago, Been taking care of him and making Modes to the house so he can get around. WEwill be having him and my daughterliving with us for atleast the next year or untilthe Army decides what to do with him.
    More to follow....
    Yall have fun,
    Tony
  6. Straycat

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    Today is Harry Truman's birthday, a holiday for state workers. Born in Lamar Missouri he is noted as the President who dropped the bomb ending WWII.
    If you ever get to the Air and Space museum in DC the Enola Gay is on display.
  7. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. tired from all day and then all night meetings for Town. We did pull an upset to the County Fire/EMS leaders and the County Commisioners sided with us [we did allow the Fire/EMS folks to save face].

    Pennman, did I miss something. SIL wounded??? Disabled??? Hats off to all serving in Iraq [a war that should not have been]. These soilders went any way and have done a great job. Those disabled deserve the highest salute and should be taken care of for life.

    CN in PA. Yes. Enola Yard out of Harrisburg PA.
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    CN engines waiting for crew change. Then coupled to train and pulled out. Lots of the rolling stock was CN.

    Have a great day.
  8. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I had to make a trip to Cumberland, MD today. Again I was pleasantly surprised to see a bunch of CN rolling stock just outside the Narrows. Cumberland is one of those special places for rail fans. Sandpatch is so close it has to make this area a haven for trains.

    Lunch though wasn’t as good. An elderly woman passed out in the parking lot and when head first to the pavement. Unfortunately I was the first to her side. I comforted her until the ambulance came doing my best to keep the sun out of her face. While I did end up buying lunch I had lost my appetite.
  9. CNWman

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    Hi everyone:-D
    Last night my dad and I put on our plexiglass guards to stop any possible train-pavement meetings. The engine shed is next, and that's a problem. All the engine sheds I can find are either to expensive, to european, or both! I personaly say that the layout should get the Walthers Cornerstone Engine shed ($30 bucks at our LHS and looks awesome to me), but dad says that the shed should only be where the train is stored at night to protect it from the elements. We may have to scratchbuild this. Any help guys?

    At the Wright-Patterson National Air Force Base and Museum in Dayton,OH , the 'Bockscar' (yes, that's what it's called!) is the biggest plane there and it droped the other bomb on Japan. They also have a C-130, stealth fighter, and an actual SATURN V rocket along with Apolo 15's command module!
  10. Straycat

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    Sparky the cardinal is at the feeder with his mate, I'll have to think of a name for her. My husband was mowing the back yard and found 3 turtles. The pampas grass is making a comeback. Everything is so GREEN.

    "Pretty Green Hills
    Take me into them Pretty Green Hills"
    Dave Evans
  11. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Misty rain and then sun and then all over again. Wish it would just rain. Got some calls to make. Did the plexiglass thing too. Good safety move. Got lots of feeders in my yard. It takes about one 40lb bag of blackoil and 9lb bag of thistle every 10 days. Two suet blocks every two weeks. Gets expensive. Hope all have a great day.
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Atlas is my hero. Sent off a GP60 that was over a year old. Atlas said they would fix it. Shipped it off Wed. and they got it Friday. Brown came today with the repaired engine. No charge!!!! Now that is service.
  13. steamhead

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    Two thumbs up for Atlas..!! I had a similar experience with an OOOOlllddd turntable which I don't think was actually ever usedbut had somehow stripped a gear...I called them up and asked if they had a gear set from the older TT version. They said they'd look, but didn't think so....Three days later an envelope showed up with a new gear set...FREE..!! AAahhh...good ol' service....
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good Morning.

    I have to take my parents dogs to the groomer this morning. That means two things. #1.) I'll be using my father's car (Mercury Tracer, tiny, way underpowered), #2.) I'll have to take time off from work to bring them back home.

    I'll have a funeral to go to soon also. One of my fellow fire fighters died in his sleep the other night. At least he went peacefully.


    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/10/2007


    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 69°F
    Humidity: 79%
    Dew Point: 62°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 69°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph W

    Today High: 82 Decreasing clouds. Patchy fog in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 62 Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

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  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Sorry about your loss... Always a shame.... but "Peacefully" is a good way to go...

    The size of the car is only a concern if the dogs are big :D :D :D
  16. Chief Eagles

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    Always a sad day to lose a fellow worker. Pretty day here Never got a lot of rain but thankful for what we got. Off to Kerr Lake to install GPS on buddy's boat. Have a good one.
  17. Straycat

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    Sorry to hear about your friend.
    Rained over night so we had to turn on the AC for a while this morning.
    Last night we saw a train with 145 empty coal cars go by and on the other track going the other way was a train with full coal cars and a helper in the middle. Cheap entertainment.:mrgreen:
  18. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Got off work at 12:45 today because my health is acting up, again. Went to the groomers and picked the dogs up and took them home, then went home myself.
  19. CNWman

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    Hi Everyone,
    Sorry to hear about your fellow worker passing away, and at least he was able to move on peacefully.

    EDIT: Ok, I have more to add to this but for some reason the thing auto-posted ??? Oh well, and back to what I was going to say:

    2 months ago, my sister brought over a friend, and although I did tell her not to touch my trains, she (and this is just inference judging by what was found at the incident scene) aparently picked up my caboose and broke off one end detail, snaped off one of the step-ladders, and but a little dent in the corrner! Now, whatever happened, as I was running my train around a week later, I discover the damage, and after a little searching, find the missing end on the table w/ my transformer and the ladder on the ground 5 feet away (in a perfect spot for a foot to crush it, too)! Now, last night, after 15 tense minutes (this was a first experience for my dad and myself), CNW steel cuppola caboose No.100800 is back in service! The ladder is lopsided, but I think it adds a bit to the idea that it's been used (the model, a P2K one FYI, says it was built July 1941).
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    The weather today is right for a funeral and that's where I'll be heading at 2 pm today as the Sundown fire dept lays one of it's own to rest.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/11/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 68°F
    Humidity: 84%
    Dew Point: 63°F

    So Far Today
    High: 68°F
    Low: 66°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Now, May 11, 2007

    High: 80

    Very light rain or mist will persist across southeast Texas. A few light to moderate showers will also be possible...m mainly across the lakes region. Rainfall amounts will average just a few hundredths of an inch...with the showers producing up to a tenth of an inch. Over the coastal waters...scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist over the waters out to 60 nautical miles.

    Today High: 80 Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80. Light and variable winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 65 Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

    I'll have the sausage links today.

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