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

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  1. Tileguy

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    Gil, you just couldnt wait 1 more day to get Santa into the picture could ya :D
    tomorrow is Death by shopping day..............but today is Death by turkey stuffing and cranberries.
    Have a good one all!!! :)
  2. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 18 and only going to 24 deg with overcast skies and snow falling. :eek: Well they updated the forcast and lighten up the snow fall amount. We are only going to get 8 to 10" now. :thumb:

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    My Mother-in-law did a great job on dinner yesterday with enought leftovers to do it again today.

    Tomorrow is a train show at Parma UAW hall. :)

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  3. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Let it snow on Ohio, let it snow. :D Cold here but above freezing. Warming tomorrow. :D NO SNOW here. :p God bless all.
  4. Gil Finn

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    I have eaten the first left over turkey sandwich of the post thaksgiving season at 12:02 this morning. And the first Christmas cookie of the Christmas seaon, 12:03 Am today. Now at noon at 11:57 I high the hist Blood Sugar of the season at 477. Got takea pill, take a shot and gog down the street and back. ...and do it again :D
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the skies are cloudly and the temp is 25 deg and heading to 35.

    Well Chief, you got your wish, 3" of new snow over night, now I have to go out and clean the driveway.

    Off to a train show today. Can't wait to see what I bring home.

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  6. Chief Eagles

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    morning all. Cold here. 39 now. To get warmer today. Was not as cold as they had predicted and yesterday got into the mid 40's. Off to see Miss Edna at Todd's Train Depot. Then help wife decorate the house. :rolleyes: God bless all.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 46 deg and headed to 52 with rain coming. There goes the snow.

    Chief, did you pick up anything new ?

    Gil - eating too much turkey will make you nap too much.

    We had a train vers jeep crossing accident here in Willoughby. You know who won, sorry to say the driver of the jeep lost his live. I was wondering what all the extra train horns were this morning. :cry:


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  8. Chief Eagles

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    Morning gang. Back from Early Church and Sunday School. Traveling, I don't get to go. Chilly and cloudy. Suppose to rain today and tomorrow. Inside decorating to do. Tom, picked up Thomas The Tank Train for a buddy's [like brothers] Grandson. Miss Edna will ship out to Texas on Tuesday [she is closed Monday's]. Holding off on ohter rolling stocka s got so much now, no where to put it until layout built and get some storage tracks. Will spend money on switches now. Got lots fo track already. All have a good one and God bless.
  9. spankybird

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    AT the show yesterday, a guy was selling MTH 031 remote swithces for $20.00 each and K-line 042 remote for $10.00. I didn't need any, so didn't buy any, but boy what a deal.
  10. Gil Finn

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    We also had a train car colision this weekend how ever it was with parked cars, people didnt want to pay for parking to watch the Christams parade and pared on the right of way a bit to close to the tracks.

    3 cars were side swiped by the engines tank which ruptured dumping 500 hundred gallons of fuel all over town
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 52 deg and heading to 68 with rain.

    Hard to believe that just last Thurday we had record low temps and today record high temps.

    Gil - I will never understand why people can't wait the two minutes it takes a train at 60mph to pass. Was that 2 minutes worth his life? :cry: :confused:

    It sure was nice having 4 days off.

    Here are some new poles we put on the pike.

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  12. Chief Eagles

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    Morning gang. 60 degrees and rising. Cloudy and foggy. Had good soaking rain. More to come this PM. Tom, 4 days off???? From what. :confused: ;) Hope to take a load to the dump today. Have a good one and God bless all.
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    Hi Guys,
    It got into the teens here last night with high winds. It will warm up to the high 50s though today.
    My wife got me up at 4:30 and said the furnace was out. The wind blew out the pilot.
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    Spanky, I agree but these local morons parked the car close to the ties and left. Imagine their surprise upon returning and seeing half their car where they left it and the other half 200 yards down the track.

    I was telling Bubba Gene, the nephew, I would bring up a little train and put it under the tree for he and his two girls, 8 and 2. Several years ago I bought the oldest girl a Lionel Jungle set.

    I suggested I would build a small layout and when the three of them were putting up their tree, Bubbette and I would come up, bake some cookies with the girls and make coco. The littlest one then shouted "I will help you build it" and clapped her hands.
    Gene and his wife are seperated.

    We had a good laugh.

    This is her l;ast July 4th.

    We have no grand kids but we are close To Gene and the kids, brats though they be.:rolleyes:
    Well, you work with what God gives you I guess,:)

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 48 deg and heading to 58 with rain. Tomorrow the bottom falls out with snow comes :eek:

    Gil - She is a real quitie. :cool: What a little doll :thumb:

    I bet those poeple will learn never to park on a RR right-a-way again. Make you wonder what goes thru their minds. :rolleyes:

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  16. Gil Finn

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    I need to confer with you Mr. Bird on trucks for my lay out.

    I think I will set it in the early to mid 50's.

    The Berkshire and the Shay were in use then and a turn of the century to 1920 theme would be to early for the engine and there isnt as much availabe in trucks and cars, is there?

    The blue Berk engine came out really nice, better than the Shay I think. My car is in the shop so I have to wait untill tomarrow to get to the hobby shop to get it finished. I need to letter it and spay on a layer of Dull Coat.

    It is raining and hard this morning.

    The cold is no better.
    I think it may be something else but my luacites are not up\ so it sint something they can put a finger on. Maybe a cold and an allergy.
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    Morning. Warm 63 and raining. Inside stuff today. Still might make another haul to the dump.

    Gil, she is not related to you. Too cute. ;) :thumb:

    Have a good one and God bless.
  18. spankybird

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    HI Gil,


    There is actully quit alot in the 50's and both ends of the price range. NewRay has alot of cars from$2.00 to $5.00 each in the 50's in what I like to call the near scale 1/43. Some are not true scale, but for $5.00 you get what you pay for. RoadChamps also made many cars in the 50's. Lot's of pick up truck in the mid 50's also.

    Check Diecast Direct and select scale, 1/43

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    Now when you look for the 40's there is a fair amount of cars out there, but you are looking at $15.00 to $35.00 each. But also much nicer details.

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    Morning all. On the run. Regional Transportation meeting. Have a good one.
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