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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Sorry gang I am so late getting here. Busy this AM. got errands done and haircut. Went to Miss Edna's [Todd's Train Depot]. Took the gang squash, cucs and tomatoes. This PM, put cord in new/old ZW. Ran some trains to see how it would do. John F has a great farm in PA. Grandkids have prize cows and goats. Nice place with greenhouse and garden out back. Now it is popcorn time.
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    The rain started coming down again about 11:00 last night and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 7/15/2007

    Heat Index: 78°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 71°F

    So Far Today
    High: 75°F
    Low: 72°F
    Rain: 0.13"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 20mph NNE

    Now through 06:00 AM CDT July 15, 2007
    Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur in the area along and southeast of a line from Livingston to Woodville and Newton Texas to fort Polk and Alexandria Louisiana. Over the coastal waters...scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will occur from the lower Atchafalaya River to High Island out 60 nautical miles. The storms will move east to northeast 15 mph.

    Today High: 85 Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

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  3. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Back from early Church and Sunday School. Going to be hot. "MAYBE" some afternoon showers for the next few days. :?: Maybe some trains today. Hope all have a great one.
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

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    We have plenty of rain down here in Louisiana, want some?:mrgreen:
  5. jefelectric

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    Good evening,

    Just like the chief, went to early church and then went out for breakfast with friends. This afternoon went trap shooting with son & two grandsons. Yes all three of them outshot me. Son's best was 23 out of 25, both grandsons had 21 as a high and grandpa's best was a 16. Guess I can claim I tought them everything they know. :thumb: Shoulder is just a little sore, we shot 100 rounds each, actually the oldest grandson shot 125.

    I am actually running trains as I type this. First I was running my looooong PRR coal train and the Reading T-1 pulling Passenger cars and milk cars along with an express reefer. These both were running on the long outside loop.

    I am now running the new Weaver 2-8-0 (Lackawanna) pulling a mixed freight. This is actually a break in run. I run it forward for a while then reverse it and run it that way for a while. It has actually improved in operation in the 1/2 hour of operation so far. It was a little jerky at first.

    Take care,
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hello,

    Still not much rain here in the Twin Cities. We did have a nice shower for a couple of hours several days ago but that was it. Went to Red Wing, MN yesterday to watch and photograph trains and river barges, and ALMOST photographed the Empire Builder but my camera battery died!!!!

    Ralph
  7. pennman

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    the layout comuth

    Hey guys just spent the weekend working on the trains thought I'dget your opinion?
    Ralph should like these.
    All the engines are prototypes taken from photos, the scenery is still in progress and the buildings still need there finishing details but its a work in progress.
    Itsbeen a nice weekend hot and humid perfect for sitting in the house and working on the layout.

    Wellsomuch for thatr wont upload pics whats upwith that??
    picssoon to come, sorry guys
    Tony
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    We've been having a glitch uploading photos directly to Gauge threads for a couple of weeks. Peter is working on it. Meanwhile, you can load up in the Gauge Gallery and link to your post or use a host site like photobucket.
    Ralph
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    On the subject of rainfall, we got 3.5 inches today in 9 hours.
  10. steamhead

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    Hey John...How 'bout some pics of those great trains of yours..?? And the Chief's as well... Long time no see....
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning. More wet stuff today with expected rainfall up to two inches an hour.

    Today's Weather for:
    Leesville, LA 71446 7/16/2007

    Leesville airport

    So Far Today
    High: 73°F
    Low: 72°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph NNE
    Heat Index: 77°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 70°F

    Today High: 88 Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    Rainfall expectations are for scattered thunderstorms with heavy rainfall up to 2 inches an hour in some areas.

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  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good morning folks

    We had a big downpour last night. Now it looks like the hot and hazies are coming back. It is 74F now on its way to 86 F with a possibility of thunderstorms.

    We had a busy weekend with the old grocery shopping expedition. We did go to see the new Harry Potter movie. Also spent some time mowing the grass and doing other yard work.

    I finished coloring the wall on the layout and made good progress coloring the road near the farm house. I also began weathering wheels for the tank cars I am working on.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  13. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Big down pour???? We need several. Weatherpesons are saying big chance of showers all week and into weekend. :thumb: We need it bad. Some have been getting big rains but not us. Will paint my soundboard under shelter and then bring it in to put under track. Hope all have a great week. Later.
  14. pennman

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    Hey guys, need some help, Treied to upload photos no go, tried to go into gallery and it still didnt work. So how do use PHOTOBUCKET?
    thanks guys.Oh how do you link it to this post?
    Thanks
    Tony
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Tony,

    Google photobucket and follow their directions for registering. Then you simply hit their "browse" button to hook up with the photos you have stored on your computer and upload them. Then, once uploaded, you copy the IMG tag and paste it in you threads on The Gauge. Check it out. Its pretty easy. I'm a computer cave man but found it simple to use.
    Ralph
  16. Chief Eagles

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    A lot of use on other forums and this one too, use Shutterfly.com. Once you get your pictures downloaded, click and enlarge your photo, right click on photo, click on copy, come back to forum, click and paste. Good luck.
  17. CNWman

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    Hi everyone,
    Went to DCCTrain yesterday, my new LHS. The store kinda looked like the pics that stripes has been posting of his store. Only one guy was on staff, but he was able to help me tremendously. They've only been open one month the clerk said, but they already had a really nice inventory of engines, cars, and mic. stuff for HO and N scale. I wish I could have gotten even more, but I could only get a can of dullcoat, a 2-pair pack of Kadee no.5's , and a book on scenery. I plan on returning sometime, probably when I need DCC. Here's their site: www.dcctrain.com
  18. jefelectric

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    Chief, copy/paste doesn't work for me on the forum, I have to use the image icon at the top of the message page or type in the html tags. Have you used copy/paste here?
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    We're off to Northern Lower Michigan for about 2 weeks. Traverse Bay/ Interlochen for a base and an evening in Cadillac and another in Evart for the dulcimer fest. Much of the rest is free -- I will go to the train shop in TC.
    Anyone else in the area? I'll be checking in occasionally if the laptop connects.
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.
    Just a quick weather post before I hit the shower.

    Today High: 88 Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

    No breakfast for me this morning. I'm going in for a ct scan this morning.
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