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

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  1. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 32 deg and heading to 38 with overcast skies. Forecast is for snow overnight and into tomorrow. :eek:

    We have our OTTS meeting tomorrow night at my house. It's always fun to run trains as a group. :cool: :D

    Chief - did you tell the board they need to put in passanger service on the NS or at least a trolley line ? ;)

    Gil - good luck at the VA :thumb:

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 30 deg and heading to 33 with SNOW falling. It tis the season :p

    OTTS meeting tonight. Great fun running trains as a group.

    Looks like no one stop by yesterday to say hi :cry:

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 21 and headed to 36 with lots of snow. Some areas just east of me (3 to 4 miles) had up to 18" of the loving stuff. :eek:


    Well Chief is out of town, so I will be nice and not pick on him.

    Gil - where are you. How did your visit at the VA go :confused:

    Last nights OTTS meeting was small turnout because of the weather. I did do some trading and know own a Lionel Crain car #3360. I will post some pics of it later.

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  4. spankybird

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    Here are a few pics of my new-to-me crain car

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    This is a fully motorized unit.

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    Neat Crane :) :) And we're getting our "possible" first snowfall this year :) 1" tomorrow & 2 on Monday, maybe.... it all depends on how it comes through :( :(
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 27 deg and heading to 32 with more snow in the forecast. :(

    N Gauger - thanks, this crane is fully motorized. Foward, revease, Left and right on the boom and up and down on the hook. :thumb:

    Well Chief is still out of town, so things are quit. :cool:

    Hey Gil - are you OK :confused:

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    WE also pick this up Friday.

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    COLD... and wet! :mad: Realy nasty this morning and I had hoped to display the Holiday Family Unit on the lawn.

    Spanky, tell me all about thisd car, I would like to have one although I imagine it is out side of my budget for cars.

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    Today I am touching up a 657 caboose and looking for the rest of my pre war trains for under the tree.

    I may place the Japan paper houses under there also theis year and Bachman fense. I have about 20 of the little buildings is several sizes, the large ones are harder to come by and I have maybe 5 of those.

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    I haven't decided.

    My favorite orament other than or in a ddition to the card board houses are the glow in the dark animals and the plastic elves.

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    I often set up a 4 ft artifical tree with the glass bulp lights and my collection of ornaments some where in the house in addition to our family tee, for myself as Bubbette doesnt care for any of that, twas all before her time.

    I bought a nice 30's truck that would be a good one with a load of coal in Virginia this weekend ( Lexington) and while in Staunton, we visited a local train shop and I took some photos of the train depot there.

    Here is a little Seasonal humor...http://ww12.e-tractions.com/snowglobe/globe.htm
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 27 and headed to 32 with overcast skies and more snow on the way tonight. Just think, winter hasn't even started yet. Still 2 1/2 weeks away. :cry:

    Chief should be finding his way home today.

    Gil - did you pick out what color car you wanted ?

    We start our vacation on Friday, for 2 1/2 weeks off.:thumb:

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    I looked at the site and found a bunch of items I want.

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    Behind the curtin.:rolleyes:

    Gils play room.

    My cool-lections are in here but I will soon have a train room with permanent displays of coins, CW artifacts and RR items and coal and RR stocks & bond certifigates.

    I all so have a tellegraph set and a candle stick phone I like to put on my controll board for the trains.

    I will mount my antique guns like the flintlock pictured here and my swords.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 10 deg and headed to 22 with a good chance of snow tonight. :(

    Gil - I could spend alot of money (like I already have) with Diecast Direct. The have a great slecetion of new cars.

    Well the Chief is sick from drinking too much Sweet Tea. Now he has a soure throught :mad:

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    Tom, where did you get that coach, must have it!

    You leading me to ruin!

    My Bubbette doll. Patzy brought it home as I said I wanted one when she bought one for a stocking stuffer for her niece.

    It lokks like her.

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    Lots fo rain. Sunny now. Got bad cold and sore throat. Resting and taking cold meds. Later
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    Planning for under the tree this week.


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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 13 deg and headed to 22 with more snow in the forcast. We pick up about 3" over night, but just a couple of miles East of me, got 10 to 12" Got to love the Lake Effect Snow :D

    Gil - Great pics of your Christmas Layout.

    The best part of Christmas as a kid was geting something for the trains :thumb: And it still is today ;)

    Here is another coach that I have. This one was made by Brumm

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    Good morning. Feel better today. Had 101 temp all day and last night. Now they say that the Yankee push of snow will be repelled and we will get just cold rain. Off to a County Planning Borad meeting this PM. Let it snow in Snohio. :) God bless all.
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    Gil, that's some very nice tinplate you have there. I'll bet it looks awesome around the tree with the room lights off and the tree lit up. Does it run OK on Fastrack switches? I have a Lionel 259E that didn't like Gargraves or Ross switches when I tried to run it on a club layout.
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    I haven't run it yet and any way I have no fast track switches but then it is set up I will let you know.
  20. Gil Finn

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    Chief, wanna join the new trainclub? :D


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