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

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  1. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Well, winter down here is nice during the day, been hitting 20*C and nights not too bad either hitting the 5* mark.

    No time unfortunatly for either of my layouts. This Friday night our informal group will be going in a convoy to visit someones Marklin Layout, ah- something new for a change.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Funny - - we're getting the same thing here -- Same weather - - same job problems -- GEEZE - you might think we lived 5 - 6 miles apart :p:p:p

    We have the same thing going on here - All the young bucks want to start at a higher salary.. so we lose a bunch after the interview... A lot still can't pass a drug test :cry::cry: and the rest - stay a while and leave for more money...

    Those of us "old-timers" can't afford to leave if we wanted to... :(
    but it's the same thing here - they are really slow to hire a new person - -Must be the medical plan they have to pay for........
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Been relatively cool here the past week or so. We actually had a couple of days where it didn't reach 100 degrees. Why? Well, it's rained somewhere in our valley every day now for over a week, and where it rains, it pours. It's just very spotty. Monday night there was flooding on the other side of town and more flooding just about five miles south of us, and we saw barely a drop. When it's this way, its hard to say which is easier to deal with, high temps and low humidity, or the other way around. But of course, we need the rain regardless.

    As far as modeling goes, does demo work qualify? If so, I've been modeling some these past few days.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Actually, I've been tearing apart some track and ballast on my newer section... once again.:eek: This will be the third go-around or is this the fourth? I can't remember,:p :p but I'm almost ready to tear it all out and start over again if I can't clean up the mess I'm making right now.wall1
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Evening all. Picked up Ranger Bass Boat from dealer. Had carbs rebuilt [Faststrike with plastic bowls, why do you put plastic on a hot motor???]. Took it to Kerr Lake for a good long run. Runs great. No layout work today. Off to Mom's down east tomorrow. Hope to be home before late and then do some work on layout. Continue to work on Friday. Got to get soundboard out of the shelter so I can back boat in. Getting hotter and dryer. No rain in sight. :cry:
    Good night all.
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/2/2007

    Heat Index: 78°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 72°F

    So Far Today
    High: 76°F
    Low: 73°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph E

    Today High: 92 Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds.

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

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  6. alexbnfan

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    Heyb everyone. I've just arrived in Sydney. I plan on having fun buying lots of train stuff.
  7. oldtanker

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    HI everyone. Just thought I'd let you know we are doing good and were no where near the bridge in the Twin Cities. Been very busy with family (Downs grandson had to have more surgery and is doing great) and fishing. We are now even busyer with livestock on the farm for our own meat and should start butchering pigs in the next few weeks....the beef will not be ready for the table until next spring....

    Rick
  8. Chief Eagles

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    Nose itch, ears burn????? We've been asking about you. No one knew if you had left us and did not like us anymore. :p Glad to hear farm is doing OK. We are drying up. Can't get a big rain. Pond down two feet. Hope Grandson gets better. Off to see my Mom down east. All have a great day [including the guy who is upside down in Sydney :rolleyes:].
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good morning folks

    It looks like we are in another heat wave. High yesterday was 93 F, today it is supposed to 95 F, tomorrow 93 F. Basically it will be in the nineties through the weekend. Right now it is 78 F. The humidity is tolerable at the moment. We’ll have to see if it stays that way.

    My son got his equipment for football last night. Tonight will be the first night of hitting.

    Hold the press! I actually got some modeling done! I got back to weathering the trucks on seven tank cars. I added WS fine turf –earth to the farm house area to begin making the driveways.

    Vacation in 5 days. High today in Curacao will be 92 F, partly cloudy.

    Same thing here. I have several higher ups turn around to me recently and say “you better not leave!” I realized the other day how true that was when I had to stick my nose into problem and solve it. If I didn’t nothing would have gotten done. The scary thing is being labeled an old-timer at 44. Of course I have 23 years with the DOT and am the second most senior person in my unit.

    Trying dealing with State Civil Service Commission and their rules.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  10. pennman

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    hey guys,
    just checking in, been busy running around trying to beat the heat. Havent had the time to mess with the trains.
    Hey Tanker good tohear from ya.
    well yall have fun keepcool,
    Tony
  11. Gil Finn

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    Man, it is a hot one here again today.90* days forcast for a week.

    My swimming pool has gotten away from me while on vacation and was full of leaves and stuff. I add3d to containers of shock & alge killer and netted most of the debri out yesterday.

    I will work at from with in today.:thumb:



    I am expecting the Fed X man today with a set of cables for a marine radio. It converts the rubber duck antena to a ground plane on the tower my that my scanner uses.

    I can hear the barge and lock traffic here with an out side antena.

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  12. Chief Eagles

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    Evening all. Was a hot one today. Watered when I got home as no rain forecasted for days and temps to go to 99 Sat and Sunday., Hope to get early start outside tomorrow. Please, no interruptions tomorrow so I can get soundboard down. Train meet Sat AM. Good night all.
  13. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/3/2007

    Heat Index: 78°F
    Humidity: 89%
    Dew Point: 70°F

    So Far Today
    High: 76°F
    Low: 72°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 95 Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 72 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

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  14. Gil Finn

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    An other hot dry one ahead.

    I am going to drive over to my dad's house today for a visit then to Wal Mart for some pool chemicals.

    I need to clean up the front room where I have been working on my train table, it's a mess.
  15. Chief Eagles

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    Hot and dry!!!!! Going to clean Ranger carpet [bet it dries fast] and then do soundboard. Hey N Gauger, what has happened to my Advar? All I suddenly see is an X. HUMM Have a good one.
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It says that you don't have an avatar, you'll have to upload yours again :( :(
  17. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I see a number of people that used to have avatars but don't now. In their place I see "username's avatar" and that's it.
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Betcha it's that link problem - it affected the avatars too :( :(
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, because those that never had an avatar, there's nothing there. Those that had them and they got lost, well, they have that under their names.

    I guess we have to ask the Chief if he uploaded his avatar, or was it linked... How about it Chief?
  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good morning folks

    It is definitely hot and humid here in the Delaware Valley. High today is supposed to be 93 F. It is 82 F now. We have a slight chance of thunderstorms tonight. Last it was 88 F at 9:30 PM. My son survived his first football practice of the season with full pads. He does it again tonight.

    No modeling last night.

    This weekend will be busy getting last minute things done before vacation. There is packing to do and we have to go shopping for a few last minute items. Also our TV in the kitchen more or less died so we will be shopping for a new one.

    Modeling I would like to do this weekend is finish weathering the trucks on the tank cars and begin the foliage on the hill behind on the farm house.

    Things have nuts around the office since the Minneapolis bridge collapse. The local press has been keeping our Press Office busy and the news trucks are lined up in the parking lot. There is a pretty good article highlighting my boss’s boss at: One engineer's top worrisome site | Inquirer | 08/03/2007

    I hope everybody has a good day.
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