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

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  1. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Getting ready to take meal to Mom's down east. This is our Thanksgiving meal with her. She will not ride up here to eat with us on Thanksgiving [when Dad was alive, her brought her here for Thanksgiving and Chirstmas]. Back tonight to go to a friend's birthday dinner. Have a great day and God bless all.
  2. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 45 and heading up to 55 with
    Blue Clear Sky's
    What a great weekend weather after having a snow storm this past week.:cool:

    Chief - have a good time with your mom.

    Maybe today we will do some more work on the RR

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  3. Gil Finn

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    ThatS the ticket.

    Nice train....I am jonesing for a loop and some smoke in my nose...I am putting on in the floor today.
  4. Gil Finn

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    Your scenery look great Spanky, the town is laid out well also.

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    Todays progect while Bubbette is away and I shoud be doing my chors is an engine repaint. Else where I posted...

    ??? Why do I do these things ???

    I started out to repaint this Berkshire for use on my C&O coal road .
    I use several different types of flat black to get different shade of black on the engine in different places and that replicates an engine with a lot of miles and hard use, plenty of heat & soot.

    While poking around in the garage for some grill paint.
    Found the touch up paint for my car. It is a dark, heavy metallic blue and I gave the tender a shot...it looked good.

    The pictures dont truly show the color and the metal in the paint, it is brilliant in the sun.

    I will let this set out a few days..it is dry to the touch now, I will let the paint cure, lot it over then decide to either clear coat it and reassemble it or strip it and go black to black and weather it. i would rather do that however, as it is, deaclled and renumbered, it may look pretty sharp especially if I paint the front silver. It is gray now, that is if I did a good masking job.

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    i BET GET THE MESS CLEANED UP AND TAKE A SHOWER, i TOLD MY FOLKS ALSO i WOULD BE UP TODAY BUT i HAVE TO GET MY CHORES DONE FIRST..GOOTA DASH..DAMN CAP LOCKS!:curse:
  5. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 40 deg and heading to 50 with Clear Blue Skies. What a great weekend after having the snow strom on Thursday. :thumb:

    Gil - That looks like a great start. Can't wait to see the next step. I do think you have to change the color of the blue coal. :rolleyes:

    This is the week that they try to put 5 days of work in 3 days. :mad: We will see how it goes.

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    Great Stuff.:thumb:
  7. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Much needed rain. Wife is home this week getting ready for Thanksgiving meal for her folks and getting house ready for Chirstmas. She says whe is cleaning out upstairs. :D We are going to put things in black plastic bags to go to Goodwill or dump. Can't do today as raining. Told her I would store and haul tomorrow or next day after rain. Then to find time to do my painting, finish insulating and covering walking in and finally building benchwork. This is a great start. Later
  8. Gil Finn

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    The same here Chief, and I better get something done today unlike yesterday when I broke the belt on the vacume.:(
  9. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 41 and headed down to 27 with snow on the way. :eek:

    Today is Hup Day for this work week, 4 day weekend will be nice with a train show on Saturday to boot. :thumb:

    Here is a new Diecast Truck that I picked up

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  10. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Been on the run and still am. 1 /34 inches of much needed rain. Later
  11. Gil Finn

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    Good Morning.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 27 deg and heading to 37 with 1 to 3" of snow on the way. Weatherman say the inches with turn to feet of snow by Thursday night. :eek:

    Last night we put pin stripping on our new engine.

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    It's in the 30's here in SE PA and weading to 45... We're getting cold rain showers from tomight till friday night :(
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    Psst Mikey, it's snowing here.:p LOL 6-12 inches by sunday they say.:D :D
    It's 16 degrees here right now.
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    yeah - but you're "way" west of me :) Light dusting here - overnight - they change the forcast as they go - so they won't be wrong :D :D
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    It's been snowing here in NE Ohio most of the day. It started to stick around 3:00pm and now we have about 2 inches or so. They say that by tomorrow night we will be measuring it in feet instead of inches :eek:

    Time will tell. :rolleyes: We are close to the lake and it may blow over our house, but the area just south of us will get hit. :(

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    I think I will add some cole to this and leave a few chunks spilled around the box. Think that would like real? This load of cola looks to much like slack, to even and tidy.



    I am going to repiant the Blue Berk to look the same.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 31 and headed to 20 with SNOW :eek:

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    Today I have to be thankful for good friends made on the forums and my trains. I also have to be thankful for a great wife allowing me my trains and being part of a great family.

    Today is a time for Good Eats

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    Double Heading to my Mother-in-laws for dinner

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  19. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Tom always has a great holiday picture or danner [both sometimes]. Will take two engines to to push through all of that Ohio SNOW. :D Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  20. Gil Finn

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    Ditto.
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