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

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  1. rtraincollector

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    This guy backing out from visiting across got his foot stuck under the break peddal and on the gas. It apeaers we have more damage the more we look. I know one set of cinderblocks is down that was under the door and the kitchen seems to be leaning now torwards the front of the house. He also all most hit a kid but the kids grandfather grab him up in time.
  2. sir james

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    rt-thats a mess,[​IMG] It's good no one was hurt and it will take awhile to get fixed. do you have another door.or is the porch safe? Cold here today 20s low 30s tomorrow and no snow. waiting for tomorrows dinner I guess that will be the best of tomorrow. MERRY CHRISTMAS,,,,Sir James
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    wow that was close. glad to hear nobody got hurt
  4. Frank53

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    Sorry to see that rt.

    Broke out some post war freight and put my favorite engines to work. It's starting to run smoother as I get the track connections firmed up.

    Here's the video:

    YouTube - Post War Lionel Test Run Part 2
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Happy b-day Chief!! :D :D
  6. Chief Eagles

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    Evening all. NOT THIS CHIEF. My Birthday is in June. Went to Mom's, back to Church and thne to In-laws. I'm tired. No trains today. Later. Need to get to bed so Santa can come by. God bless.
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    RT - I am so glad nobody was hurt! I hope you can get your porch shored up. I wish I lived near you, I'd come over and help you out. Did he have insurance at least? Be sure to check your gas connections!

    Sorry, Chief - there was a rumor going around.... Anyway, be sure everyone goes to bed on time so Santa shows up!
  8. Brutus

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    Frank - nice video, do you ever have problems with tunnel portals on curves?
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    cool i live in south east iowa, 120 miles from Des Moines. im a member of a train club in Oskaloosa IA. only 60 miles from Des Moines. called Penn Central Railroad Club. its in the Penn Central Mall in oskaloosa. the mall gives us an empty store rent free. we have an HO and O scale modular layouts, its open most monday nights and every other sat a few hours for anyone to come look around. its a cool club as our members ages run from like 10 years old to 80 some years old, so some of the modulars are beginners just learning to old timers that are experts.
  10. John Baker

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    RT bad luck lad, hope it 's not as bad as it looks. All our houses are made of brick, the car definately would have come off second best.
    Hey Chief! that nearly came off, two birthdays a year, only good Queen Bettie gets that.

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    RT: Glad no one was hurt.

    Went to a new church last night for candlelight service. Our Church doesn't have Christmas Eve Service. Skit started with a lot of footage of the Amtrack Coast Starlight. Someone here likes trains! Eldest daughter had fun with the other chldren that couldn't sit thru service, says she wants to go to school there. We'll be there this Sunday. Been looking for another church fo awhile.

    Youngest is up gotta go! Figures, elsest 3-yo who is most excited decided to sleep in!????

    Merry Christmas!
    Kurt
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS..... and

    Good Morning from Blueberryhill....

    It is a clear and cold 27 degrees. Going up 46 today with sunshine.
    Today is a " stay at home " day. We are going to enjoy the day and a nice meal. Maybe, company for an hour, later. Lots of presents to open. Wife should like hers.
    Dining car is here with breakfast. Later.
    Everyone have a great Christmas day,
    Chuck
  13. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Merry Christmas
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    RT - Santa was watching over you to be sure that no one was hurt.
    Many diecast car mfg call their cars 1/43 scale, but they do not define scale as we do. To them, scale is the size of the diecast molds. When was a GTO the same size as a vette or Chryler 300? But for the price, they are OK.

    Today we will be with the wife's family.

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  14. rtraincollector

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    I understand were your coming from but on these they may not be true 1:43 but there close as stated the vet is same as my 1:43 that came with kline flat car the gto and the 300 and the crysler turbo car are all at least 1/2" longer than the vets these cars are your low end but if your getting to that point you may want to re think who is going to really pick a car up from your layout and measure it to see if its true 1:43 scale. I personally can't see these vehicles I see listed for $50.00 and up to sit on a layout .
    Okay the argument can go well you pay $200.00 and up for a engine well maybe but it does something other than sit there and look neat. Again I guess it really lies with what your budget allows mine doesn't probaly why I don't have the high teck engines and all yet and I'm still into post war type trains.
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    RT - I underside where you are coming from, but I just wanted you to know the differance.

    Here is a compairson of scale and not scale cars. The two in the middle are the same as what you just bought. The two on the outside are scale

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    :wave: MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. Afternoon will be with our kids and grandsons(6) no little girls,thought we would get at least one but nope.And goofy me bought a pink GG1 set.
    Have a wonderful day and travel safe...........Sir James
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    Morning all. Merry Christmas. First Christmas to get up with out someone other than the wife and boys here. Wife said she liked it peaceful like this. No rush to get breakfast. Tradition, I cook stuffed sausage and biscuits. Santa was good to both of us. Even left the boys chewy things.

    I see Tom P is driving the train. Seems he has been in the egg nog. Nose is kind of red. :rolleyes:

    John Baker sent email. Trains in UK running well. Going to expand his layout. :thumb:

    Well, time to play trains some.

    As Tiny Tim says, "God bless us everyone."
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    Good morning and Merry Christmas from Dixie! Cold and rainy this AM. We had our gift exchange on Saturday so I'm having a quiet morning with the dogs and the trains running around the tree. Wife, kids, her SIL's family down in Disney World this week.

    RT, very sorry to hear about the car hitting your home, but glad no one was hurt! Hope the driver had liability coverage.

    We had a packed house for the Christmas Eve service last night. Over 1200 in attendance. Always enjoy the end where the house lights are dimmed and everyone holds a candle while we sing "Silent Night." Gives me chills!

    Taking Christmas dinner over to Mom and Dad's later. Very likely Mom's last on this Earth, so it's kind of bittersweet.

    Have a great day, all!
  19. ozzy

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    well i did not get any trains for x.mas,, (i knew i would not...lol) but i did get a new 19 volt craftsmen cordless 1/2 drill/driver! one of the higher end ones. look out now!, ill be able to throw bench work together at a rapid rate. told the wife what i could do with it and the upstairs and she picked the screw gun up and started heading back to the store with it.....lol

    what everyone else get for x-mas.?
  20. Buckeye........

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    Merry Christmas Day from Roger's Corners, OHIO!
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    Again this year, I got a lump of coal. :confused::rippedoff:wall1
    Ever since I met the Chief, I get coal, before that......Hey! Wait a minute! Something just occurred to me. Mmmm... I better check the naughty and nice list with Santa to see who is giving him the info about me.

    RT...I'm glad everyone is safe. The damage can be repaired and the owner/driver of that car should pay every cent of your repairs. If he even argues with anything get a lawyer. My car was hit during Thanksgiving by a tow truck and they have paid every dime of my repairs with nothing more said than, "We are sorry." That is called taking responsibility.

    Laz...I think I see a deer for you. Just stand by the tracks and wait until Tom's locomotive passes. Clean shot through the window.

    Dr. John...Our church does the same thing with the candles. Someday I will tell you about our Philadelphia Pastor who decided to have an inside living nativity during Christmas Eve and the sheep did not cooperate.
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