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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    Morning. Got new 4Runner. Want to put two coats of Finish First polish [polymer coating] on her today. Wife drove old car to work. Ran diesels yesterday. Repaired one dummy's smoke unit [I put smoke units in all my dummy units]. Connection problem. Chilly and windy. Suppose to be cold tonight [39]. Have a great weekend. I have to go to Wilmington NC for a In-laws wedding party thing [SIL's Sister]. Will get to see Grandson and take him his Lionel Thomas set. Hope my Lionel Big Boy is here [they told Miss Edna it would be this week]. Later
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/2/2007

    Wind Chill: 56°F
    Humidity: 79%
    Dew Point: 49°F

    So Far Today
    High: 61°F
    Low: 56°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph ENE

    Today High: 78 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.
    Tonight Low: 52 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    C-C-C-hily and windy in our neck 'o the woods.....

    Going all the way up to 58 deg.... we're used to 65 :( :(

    S'posed to be windy this afternoon and 43 tonight... A bit nicer this weekend though :)
  4. csxt30

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    Hi Gill !! Sure hope you're doing better .
    Thanks, John
  5. Chief Eagles

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    Got my Lionel Big Boy. Ran it. [:D] Looks great. Sounds great. Smokes great. One thing, at medium low speed the chuffs seems to make the whistle sound like it is "breaking up". Terry is going to check that out with his tomorrow at Miss Edna's. What a swing out. Got to run it on my inside mainline or do major track changes in back room. Up the street to vacant lot for outdoor showing of the Polar Express. Later
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    Man, she does swing out on the curves.
  7. Dr. John

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    Wow, Frank - that thing's HUGE! The prototype Big Boys swung out just like that on curves. Any idea how many cars it can pull?
  8. BlueberryhillRR

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    That is a great looking engine, Chief. BIG.

    Now you have to build a bigger layout.:twisted:

    Chuck
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    WoW....That Big Boy ain't big...!!! It's huge..!!!! Gorgeous engine...Enjoy....
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    B - eautiful!!!!
  11. BlueberryhillRR

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    Good Morning.............
    It is a cold morning. Going to warm up to 60, today.
    I will be busy today, but I will relax later on.
    Running trains is always a good relaxer.
    Nice pictures, Chief.
    Everyone have a nice day.
    Chuck
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Dr. John, no sure. A lot. Has no traction tires that I saw but then I think a set in the bag of accessories. Need to check that out. So big. I turned it over and applied oil like the instruction book indicated. Did the engine number programing thing and really did not look that closely. If it had traction tires, they blended in good. Shear weight would make it pull a lot. Instruction book has more about TMCCII operations than the info on the engine it self. TMCCII, not ready yet so you mail in a card and they will ship later.
    Suppose to go to Wilmington to a pre-wedding party as SIL's and Youngest's. Get to take Thomas set to Grandson. WOW, spent a lot on trains this month.

    Later
  13. Dr. John

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    Morning, all.

    Chief, as big as that thing is, you don't need traction tires, just throw some sand on the rails! :mrgreen:

    Sunny and cool this AM. Wife's gone to Birmingham to help older daughter shop for a washer and dryer. Quiet in the house, right now except for dogs snoring on the couch.

    Have a good day, everyone!
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/3/2007

    Wind Chill: 58°F
    Humidity: 80
    Dew Point: 52°F

    So Far Today
    High: 62°F
    Low: 58°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph ENE

    Today High: 78 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 48 Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.

    Have a nice day.
  15. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Chief, she's a BEAUT!!!!!
  16. BlueberryhillRR

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    Sure is quiet tonite. Getting colder outside. Just sitting here watching the Weather Channel.
    Set the clocks back one hour. Now, it will be dark early. Good Night.
    Chuck
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/4/2007


    Wind Chill: 51°F
    Humidity: 90%
    Dew Point: 48°F


    So Far Today
    High: 54°F
    Low: 51°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE


    Today High: 82 Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 55 Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

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  18. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Off to Early Church and Sunday School. Dr. John, it has 4 traction tires. They just do not stand out like on some locos. Have a good one.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Morning everybody - - Off to a local train show.......
  20. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Good Afternoon.

    Busy enjoying an Oreo McFlurry and Coke. Reading through the stuff on the Gauge and getting inspiration for my layout.

    Typical Sunday, just trying to relax.
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