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

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  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/16/2007

    Wind Chill: 64°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 63°F

    So Far Today
    High: 64°F
    Low: 63°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph NNE

    Areas of light rain are streaming across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana this morning. This area is moving to the northeast and dissipating at this time.

    Today High: 85 Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 68 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds.

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Good Morning Everyone. Going to be a nice day here today. Not going to be doing much today. Might go outside and enjoy the nice weather while it is here again. LOL.
  3. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    Another nice fall day for us here in the Delaware Valley. It was 58 F as I headed off to work this morning. Our high today is supposed to be 70 F with a slight chance of showers. We really could use more rain. Everything is drying up again.

    Tonight is one of those days parents love. You know the kind where you have to be in ten places at once. Tonight my son has football practice, and Back to School Night/Book Fair. I am supposed to pick up bags for our Cub Scout pack’s Scouting for Food Drive. Of course all these things are at the same time.

    Speaking of football practice it will be interesting to see how things go tonight after the uninspired performance on Sunday. Another example of how unmotivated or don’t care the kids were. When my son’s team was making a defensive stand in the first quarter my wife tried to get the kids on the sidelines to cheer for the defense. The team’s tradition in this situation is to clap-clap-slap thigh pad-slap thigh pad. The kids looked at her as if she had three heads. My wife told them they should be doing it to encourage their team mates. One them turned around to her and asked, “Why?” In the meantime my son and a couple of the more experienced players were trying to get the rest of the defense to do the same on the field. Out of 11 only 4 did it. Needless to say the other team got a touchdown two plays later. Just plain and simple sad.

    I finished sealing and thus weathering the four cylindrical hoppers and seven open hoppers.

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

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    Morning. Been watering all morning. That is because you mean Yanks will not send us any rain. :eek::cry: Going out of town Thursday to Baton Rouge so had to water real good today. Can't water during the approved hours tonight as Town Board meeting during that time. Busy day and no work on backdrop. Got it partly painted. LAter.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Afternoon Everyone. Had a busy day so far today. Had 3 fire calls in 3 hours. So this has been a busy day so far. Hopefully it will calm down here tonight. Other than that it has been a good day. Hope everyone else is having a good day.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/17/2007


    Rain with embedded thunderstorms will continue moving north at 15 mph from the Kirbyville area to Rosepine and Pitkin. Heaviest rains will be from Burr Ferry to Leesville and fort Polk where rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches an hour can be expected. Elsewhere light rain will continue east of this area including around Alexandria and Marksville. Off the coast...weakening showers and a few thunderstorms 20 to 40 nm off High Island and Cameron will move north at 25 knots. Visibilities down to 1 mile can be expected from 20 nm out from sea rim state Park to the coast.

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

    So Far Today
    High: 74°F
    Low: 71°F
    Rain: 0.03"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 20mph SSE

    Today High: 85 Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Decreasing clouds. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  7. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It is beginning to get a little warm again. The last few nights have been a little stuffy and still. I had to get up in the middle of the night and open the windows and turn the fan on. Morning drive temperature was 60 F and our high is going to be 78 F.

    No modeling last night. We had football practice and my son’ school had their Open House and Book Fair. I solved my problem of being in three places at once. I had to stop by the Scout Council Office to drop off some paperwork and I was able to pick-up our pack’s bags for the Scouting For Food Drive.

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

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    Morning all. Got to get packed for Baton Rouge LA. Send rain. We are now in more water restrictions. Tom, what is "Scouting for Food Drive"? Lordy, now they may want me to go to Hartford CT for Cabela's Grand Opening Nov. 8 thru 11. I'm suppose to be quiting to be Mayor. Later
  9. TomPM

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    It is a food drive in the Philadelphia area that is done every November thru December. It is done in conjunction with a local TV station. It also has several parts. The Boy scouts handle the bins that are placed at local businesses, stores, and public locations. They also march in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade and do a collection as part of the parade. The Cub Scouts do a neighborhood door to door campaign. On one Saturday the Cub scouts leave bags on their neighbors doors asking for food donations. The following Saturday they collect them and bring them to the pack collection station. From there the items are sorted and taken to local shelters, and/or soup kitchens. Cradle of Liberty Council - Scouting For Food
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Spent a few hours repairing the track and the trains are rolling again!!! :D :D
  11. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    What'd I miss? Why did you have to repair your track?
  12. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Yyyaay for N Gauger!!

    Nothing better than to see some trains rolling on one's layout!
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here's the link to my blog :)

    Zealot Hobby Forum - Grade problem

    That "curve and grade" was supported by about 20 wood wedges. The last time I was able to run the train was around Easter (April 2007???). The cats have been scratching themselves on the wedge ends and pulled them out :(

    I spent the time last night - Cutting new wedges, making the track better and pinning the wedges in place :) so the fix should last a while now :D :D :D I finally got the chance to test my staple gun that also shoots mini-brads :) :)

    I had to clean out the stuff we had stored under the layout so I could cut an access hole in it and leave me a path to crawl under to do all this work. The Main Curve is 7 ft from the front of the layout :eek:

    I fianlly got it cleaned a few weeks ago and cut out the hole :)
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    YUP - It was Nice!!! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  15. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Off to the airport. Did get to run some trains last night for a short time. LAter
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    At least the weather here has settled down a bit.


    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/18/2007

    Heat Index: 85°F
    Humidity: 89%
    Dew Point: 75°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 76°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 20mph SSW

    Today High: 92 Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 62 Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.

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  17. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It looks like the humidity has returned along with the unseasonable warm temperatures. It was 62 F this morning. We are expecting a high of 79 F. As the day progress the chance of showers increases. By tomorrow night we are supposed to have thunderstorms. That does not bode well with a Scout trip we have planned for tomorrow night which involves a hayride.

    No modeling last night. We had Cub Scouts.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  18. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    AAAAHHH!:eek: Jeffrey!! There's a giant hole in your o-zone layer!!!! :p:p:p
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Yeah, that's the storage shelf effect.
  20. Chief Eagles

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    Well, I'm in Bat-tone Roooge [Baton Rogue]. Full of shrimp and gumbo with soe catfish on the side. Tired. Going to bed. Later
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