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

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Man - that's scary - - But now that I'm thinking about it - - I can't imagine any division of any level of government being any better or worse than any other part of our government...

    Sp PennDot is no better or worse than any other division :( :(
  2. Gil Finn

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    Chief, I still have mine...maybe you broke the screen as if it were a looking glas, LOL.

    Took this at Kitty Hawk last month when we were there.

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  3. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    It is nice to be home after a long week. I will not get around to doing much for another week. We have to go to Lancaster to pick up the farm truck tomorrow then I have to go back down late Sunday night. So in a nut shell I will be busy for the next few weeks.

    I got home this evening and spent what little time I had fighting a out break of ringworm. A nasty fungus that meant I had to do some treatment and disinfecting. My little one was not so lucky and was the only one of the family to get it. It appears to be contained to the cats and has not spread to the livestock. However I didn't take any chances and went through containment and lock down procedures.

    I guess my only day home which is Sunday will be spent doing some more disinfecting and trying making sure all the cats are contained. The wife wasn't too happy when she noticed me starting to disinfecting her front porch. She is just lucky they are not house cats.:twisted:

    My LHS did stop by the farm and dropped off the new Lionel and K-Line catalogs but I haven't even open them up yet.

    Speaking of boats mine is still under the apple trees. I did get to wax the Verado 275 a few times but it has only been in the water once this year. I didn't know people still bought Rangers. I even had to pass on my trip to West Arm of Lake Nippissing.

    Oh as a side note I made my fourth trip to Strasburg this year, one of these days I just might make it there when it is actually open.sign1 At least the parking lots have a tons of spaces. I plan on going tomorrow if I can get everyone up early enough and they don't spend too much time at the outlets. My wife has to bring the big truck back so I'm not sure if we will get the time to make it there or not.

    I think I added enough detail for the last month of August so i will take some time to see what I have missed in the forums.
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Thanks NGauger. Fixed it. Could not use Shutterfly link anymore. Copied it to new laptop picture file [this Vista is different!!!]. Then browzed file from laptop.

    Notice our Coffee Pot family is getting larger and more often repeat posters. :thumb: Trying to post at least twice a day now. Good to hear about how things are going with everyone.

    Spent all day cleaning carpet [cleaning with SpotBot] in Ranger Bass Boat. Then a couple of hours with RR on email problem [still left from Monday]. Still not fixed [actually National RR Help Desk screwed it up worse]. they will call. :curse:

    Train meet tomorrow AM [mostly junk :rolleyes:].

    Good night all.
  5. CNWman

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    Hi guys,
    sorry I havent been able to post recently, I've been on the move and now I'm coming to you from my grandma's apartment in Chinatown, San Francisco via my aunt's laptop! Today in peticular was very lucky for me. Two days ago I bought a little train clock and got into a train related chat with the casheer, and when I said I was into model railroading, she gave me the address of a local hobby shop! I visited them today, and I was just browsing the rolling stock when a helpfull employee named Jim came along, and after talking about the use of old cars on shortlines, he showed me the used and abused box. It was there my luck shined, for inside was a almost new boxcar from Life-Like from some time ago (no date on box and no papers), two Tyco cars from a set I think (some reefer and a 'VERY' nice Chesse caboose), and the literal shining gem of it all, a dissasembled desiel switcher!( I'm not kidding, aside from a missing washer on the drive axel, the bag contaned one complete unpainted switcher, which was gold). However, Jim then showed me how to oil the engine of the switcher and made sure it worked, and to top it all off, he gave me all of the aforementioned stuff FREE!!!!! Because of this enormous generosity and kindness, I'm defenently going to give them return bussness!

    Cheers!
    CNWman
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Glad to have you back CNW :) :) That is a great find too!! :) :) :) :) COOL STUFF!!! :cool::cool::cool:
  7. oldtanker

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    Hi, again....a little update. I got myself a boat motor and trailer for 1800 and had to replace all the wood in it but now have a nice 18' fishing boat with electronics and a bow mount trolling motor. Still working on the house but it has been slow because of knee problems...and the 2 Docs at VA, one wants me to get a new knee the other is saying I'm to young for that....so i limp a lot...LOL. Was very busy this spring with 2 new grandchildren, a girl and boy and another due any time. And getting pasture fences in for the steers and a pen built for the pigs which are alomost ready for the dinner table. Haven't really had time for the layout but will start again onthat soon as fall hits if hunting doesn't get in the way....oh yea and scuba diving....just finishing my advanced serts for that too.

    Rick
  8. thumsup

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    :cry:
    Hold the phone, old tanker. Your saying the house has to wait because of the "knee's"? Yet the fishing boat is in the picture?

    Good job my man....sign1

    Joe
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good Morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/4/2007

    Heat Index: 81°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 74°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 76°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 95 Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Light and variable winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

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

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  10. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Off to train meet and then Miss Edna's. Hot and dry.
  11. steamhead

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    Well...It's that time of year again....VACATION TIME...!!! :mrgreen:

    I'm off to see my grandson & chilluns so I'll be off the "airwaves" for some time.
    You all keep working on your trains & take care. See ya in about a week's time..!!
  12. Gil Finn

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    Sounds resonable to me:wave:
  13. pennman

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    Lets see fishing or hunting verses working on the house..hmmm no brainer there..lol
    Just got done at the VA again, looks ok I guess they want to do some test for somethings they found. Gave me moredrugs to kep me happy..
    Going to try and get a little done on the layout this weekend. Good thing to its supposeto hit 100 today.
    yall have fun and keep cool,
    Tony
  14. CNWman

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    Thanks for the welcome back!:mrgreen: My new stuff is all in pretty good condition, the best being my lifelike oldie because other than a bent footgrab, it's still shiny, even though the box is in poor condition. The small switcher is also in great condition, but other than that it is a mystery to me, for there is NO indication of the manufactuer or place of creation on ANY of the parts, and my only clue being "Hustler" on the grill. Lastly, THe TYCO cars are defenntly toy set quality, seeing as the weights are the only metal part on them, they are almost completley molded with needed details, no windows at all, and they have truck mounted couplers! I'd post pics in the weekly pic thread, but I can't take any pics untill I get home.

    Cheers!
    CNWman
  15. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    Well I finally made it to both the Toy Train Museum and the Railroad Museum in Strasburg to day. I didn’t make it across the street but I did get to see the steam locomotive in action.

    I found out if it is a very hot day the inside of the museum could be even hotter. It was well worth the time spent walking among the old ladies. I was surprised how much they actual could fit inside the building. My daughter and wife enjoyed the trip to the Toy Museum and I think they wore out a few buttons on the displays.

    My opinion is still out for the train store though. The stock is split between the gauges and the store is small and has a limited amount of O gauge trains. The counter person didn’t impress me. He was rude to the older customers and kept getting in the way stocking the shelves. I’m not sure if he was the owner but I sure hope he isn’t treated the way he treats his older customers. It was enough to make me not make a purchase and I helped the older man find the die cast car he was looking for.

    It was a long day with 6 hours of driving and about 7 hours split between the shopping and Strasburg. I did notice the traffic was about 20 times worse on the weekends. The highlight of the trip was the Pennsylvania Turn Pike Tunnels though. It was the first time my wife had to actually drive a vehicle through any of them. However she brought the truck home in one piece even if she drove like she was attached to my bumper.
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    CNW:
    Hustler was the name Athearn gave to a little 4 wheel diesel switcher that they made for decades. (Started in the 60s). Its actual prototype was debatable and it was probably distorted to fit over the motor.
    The original was a rubber-band drive (trade name Hi-F) with a double-ended motor and a rubber band to 2 very thick axles.
    Its two claims to fame were being the cheapest loco in HO ($4.95) and "winning" Model Railroader's speed test with a speed of 400+ scale miles per hour.
    I think the mechanism may have been upgraded in later years. "Hustler" may have been used by other firms, but I doubt it.
    "Heisler" is something else.
    When I arrive in new town, I always check the phone book in the Hobby Shops section (it used to be Model Construction Supplies).
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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/5/2007

    Heat Index: 83°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 75°F

    So Far Today
    High: 77°F
    Low: 76°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 92 Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 75 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds.

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    Pennman any choice is a good one. I wish I had all those options.

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    Afternoon all. Been lazy. Cooked pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Watched mostly elk hunting on TV. Hot and dry. Going to have heat index of up to 110 this week. :cry: Got to get ready and go to MIL's for meal. Later. Later.
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    WE got a little rain. I see Va Beach was hard hit.
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