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

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  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I need severl small sizes of brass brushes for that and small files for the tool box as well as a supply of Lionel screws. I can get those at Main Tt. Trains.
  2. Buckeye........

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    Finally able to log on to THE GAUGE. Misplaced my password.[​IMG]

    Tom, it sounds like everything is going to work out. train97 I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

    Had a little fire on the layout last night, but the Basement Saving Fire Department took good care of it.[​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Gil Finn

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    Hillbillies have culture, 300 years worth.sign1

    I fouind this web site of great music by a liitle girl named Cox in Florida.

    Give it a listen, you van hear all here music on line.

    She may even have some RR tunes.

    We Finns have been listening to this and Cleltic music in this land since 1670. After a while it sort of grows on you.

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    http://cdbaby.com/cd/maryzcox4
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Pretty Much Mikey. sign1
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Well it is 27 Degrees here now. Started to snow a little this morning but not enough to cover the ground. I am still off of work as I don't know when I will get back. LOL. But i'm not complaining. Got more time to work on the trains and such.

    :wave: Have A Good Day Everyone :wave:
  6. wrmcclellan

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    Evening Gents!

    Beautiful day here today. Sunny and 70's.

    Need more rain.

    Tom, glad to hear the interview went well! Hope it goes just as well for round #2!

    Buckeye - just what kind of fire is that anyway? Who's the guy in the chemical suit???

    Gil - Again - sorry for your losses on that. I was also able to cover my collection under my homeowners for no extra cost (not that its cheap anyway!).

    Chief will soon be back in friendly territory!

    Regards,
    Roy
  7. Gil Finn

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    It has been 3 years..I am getting over it but thank you for your kind thoughts.

    announce1 Gil's observation of the day:

    I had to chuckle last night while watching the State of the Union address at all the "empowered" women in red dresses. It looked like the British army setting out there.
    At least Ms. Rodom-Clinton had the good sense to not run with the pack, or should I say herd? sign1
  8. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 34 and headed to 45 with overcast skies.


    Well guy, we go in for our second interview next week. At least they didn't have sticker shock at my wages.
    Chessie - don't let your stay at home become as long as mine sign1

    Buckeye - great pic

    Pick of the Day
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  9. Chief Eagles

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    "Lucy, Im home!" Escaped from Yankeeland. Now busy doing expense report and then book three months worth of flights.
  10. wrmcclellan

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    Tom - good to hear they are calling you back and they know the wages.

    Chief - welcome back! Good to see you survived. Big cold front rolling through the nawth now that you have safely crossed the MD! train97

    Cloudy today. Possible, but unlikely, for some light rain. Cold front here will bring 70 tomorrow! :cool:

    Have a great one today!
    Roy
  11. wrmcclellan

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    Here is my PW Texas Special A-B that I drug out last weekend.


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  12. Steamtom1

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    WR,



    Nice Texas Special.



    There is a gentleman who lives up near Vancouver who makes custom coaches in Gauge 1. He says he also builds coaches in 10mm gauge. I don’t know if that is British for O gauge, but it might be. His coaches are magnificent. I have a set of British Southern coaches, and have another set of LMS on order. It takes about 18 months, but it is worth the wait.



    His website is http://www.user.dccnet.com/d.leech/index.html . Take a look, even if you are not in the market. Click on North American Cars.

    Here is a picture of my David Leech coaches...

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  13. wrmcclellan

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    Tom,

    Beautiful set you have there. The gentleman from BC does some nice work. I collect mostly Lionel, MTH, Willaims, Weaver O stuff. Short radius track does not lend itself to wide radius cars!

    I also like the UK prototypes. Wish I had the $$ for some of the ACE trains stuff. Would be fun to have.

    Regards,
    Roy
  14. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    HI Tom

    The 10mm is very small. 10mm = 0.400" or just over 3/8". It is shown on the following link has HOO scale (half of OO gauge?????)

    http://rail.felgall.com/scale.htm

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  15. Steamtom1

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    By 10 mm he means 10 mm to the foot. That translates to a scale of approximately 1:30.5, which would be a little big for O Gauge.

    Also he says his coaches require a minimum radius of 10 feet, although I have run his coaches on a radius of 7 feet. The only trouble at that curvature is the corridor connectors, (diaphrams to us non-Brits), get a little squished.
  16. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    OK then that would be British Gague 45 (mm) which is a little larger than Gauge1.

    Thanks Tom
  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Well Tom, i had to go back to work today, only tomorrow and friday left then i am off for the weekend.:D :D :D :D
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    Mad Wife disease:

    A guy was sitting quitly reading his paper when his Wife walked up behind him and whacked him on the head with a Magazine .

    "What was that for" he asked .

    "That was for the piece of paper in your Pants pocket with the name Laura Lou written on it" she replied.

    "Two weeks ago when I went to the Races , Laura Lou was the name of one of the Horses I bet on "he explained .

    "Oh Honey , I am sorry" she said " I should have known there was a good expanation".

    Three days later he was watching a Ballgame on TV ,when she walked up and hit him in the head again,this time with the Iron Skillet,which knocked him out cold .When he came to,he ask , "What the hell was that for "?
  20. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. A lot of "paperwork" to get done this AM. Beautiful and really warm day. Have a good one and God bless all.
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