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

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  1. sir james

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    Good evening, I have a small project rolling around in my head, but it will have to wait till the train show season starts. I have a GP38 DT&I, they are orange, sooo I'm thinking the DT&I cars I have been buying one by one could have a orange caboose. A cheap Lionel set caboose would be an easy do. Thats enough thinking not good for the ole head to think too much...TTFN...S.J.
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 62 and partly cloudy. The high is expected to be around 80 and it will be partly cloudy.

    Most of yesterday was taken up with getting started on cutting up the willow that fell on my parent's island bridge. Man, that tree's big! We made a cut through the middle of it. It's just under two feet thick there. We also cut off several of the large branches. It's gonna be slow going. I cut down the tops of two old Mantua flatcars last night to make them, well, more flat. I leveled off the tops with wallboard joint compound. Later I'll put scribed paper over them and paint it to look like wood decking.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 9/17/2008


    Wind Chill: 60°F
    Humidity: 84%
    Dew Point: 56°F

    So Far Today
    High: 62°F
    Low: 61°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph NNE

    Today High: 78 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight Low: 58 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

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  3. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Ribbon cutting and etc went well [inside as raining] at new Town Hall. Presided over first meeting there with flat screens, mics and speakers. Off to Mom's down east. She will be 92 tomorrow. Lake House closing tomorrow morning. Later.
  4. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    61 F was the temperature as I hit the pavement this morning. High today will be 78 F.

    I have one of those crazy days in store. I have to run out into the field and take a look at project under construction to make sure that a bridge parapet is not going to cause a problem with vehicles exiting a side road near the bridge in response to a letter from a State Senator. I then have to leave early so I get ready for our Cub Scout Welcome Back Night and Open House.

    Last night was an up and down night. My son’s football team is continuing its downward spiral. I found out that they did not score again in Saturday’s game. Their scoreless streak is now 12 quarters. Of course maybe I should rephrase it and say his former team. He was finally moved down to the JV squad where I wanted him. He wasn’t playing or practicing, so why was he on the Varsity squad? Last night was a prime example. They had a scrimmage and the coaches played the same 13 kids on offense who have not scored and again they were shut out. The offense ran something like 50 plays with no substitutions except for running backs bringing in the plays. My son played a total of 10 plays on defense and basically stood around for the last hour doing nothing. Tomorrow will be his first practice with the JV. He was upset at first but after he thought about it he was glad that he now away from the “Losers” that he has had to deal with the last two years.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  5. rtraincollector

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    S.J. I believe if you hunt on ebay you will find ( I believe it is Rio grande) orange caboose they normally sell for less than $5.00 the big thing is how much someone wants to rip you off in shipping when it should be less than $6.00 to ship anywhere in us as it should not wiegh more than 2.0 LBS including packing and box.

    Morning all doing great here today another day off and got my Chessie frieght train set in last night and my NS SD-80 both which are Train master command control engines:mrgreen: Did do some backwards hooking up at first but brutus and I got to the bottom of it Laz and I tried first but Laz didn't have whole pic and it wasn't till Brutus got me to go on web page coil couplers did I see what I was doing wrong oh well live and learn glad I have both there phone numbers in fact called chief too but he was in a meeting but he did call after this yankee got help and got it figured out lol. @ yankees got it figured out right anyway. sign1
  6. Chief Eagles

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    Back from down east. Had good old Eastern NC Pork Bar-be-que, cole slaw [yellow as mustard in it], Southern fried chicken and lots of sweet ice tea. :thumb: Later
  7. sir james

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    GOOD EVENING, RT that is exactly the kind of caboose I had in mind,and these guys that overcharge on s/h get no bid from me. Sunny and 78 today, cut the grass, its amazing what four inch's of rain will do to grass. I hope everyone is well and see you tomorrow. No trains today though....S.J.
    Chief-now there's a good meal that even I would be glad to eat.
  8. CSXect

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    :wave:


    Glad to be alive after the unbelievable wind storm I was on the road when it on the way to grovetucky Sunday. What damage there was was bad, storm knocked out power from Illinoies, Indiana,Ohio and part of Kentucky:eek: We have never experienced wind like that other then from a tornado, Hope wes and buckeye are alright. Hope to have power basck Friday.......wall1got to go plug freezer back in:curse:
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    Hey guys, I'll be Gone Fishin' for a couple days, so you all take it easy and run those trains for me. Pretty soon I'll be running mine again too! God bless, Jim
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    Hey guys, ever notice that the Chief never gets time to run his trains - he is always eating according to his posts!
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  11. Chief Eagles

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    Grass mowed. Truck loaded and Ranger ready to go. Off to bed I go. Good night.
  12. rtraincollector

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    Yeah John he keeps eating like that and he's going to need a real John Deere tractor just to get around town in sign1
  13. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 64 and partly cloudy here in the Sportsman's Paradise. The high today should be around 80 and it will be partly cloudy.

    Most of yesterday was taken up with mowing the grass and moving the pieces of the cut-up willow tree. I counted the rings in the trunk and found that it had been there since 1941, about what I figured. As my parents nor myself need the wood we're dumping the pieces in the nearby marsh to rot. The ants have already found them to be of interest.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 9/18/2008


    Wind Chill: 64°F
    Humidity: 79%
    Dew Point: 58°F

    So Far Today
    High: 66°F
    Low: 64°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph NNE

    Today High: 82 Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight Low: 62 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

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  14. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Going to VA for closing on Lake House. Hauling Ranger boat and lots of stuff there this AM. Back tonight. Have a great day.
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    Good morning folks

    The temperature was a crisp 59 F as I headed out to the traffic jams this morning. High today will be 79 F with sun.

    I had a busy day yesterday. For work I had to drive 40 miles to take a look at a bridge under construction and determine if the new parapet was causing a problem. We had our Cub Scout Welcome Back Night and Bingo. It was a fun night. We had almost three quarters of our “old” scouts re-up and we had a couple of new scouts. Our Bingo went over great and the boys loved the prizes. Next week will be our big recruitment night with hopefully a good number of new scouts joining.

    No modeling last night. My son and one his friends ran some trains. His friend brought over his new Bachmann Union Pacific SD-40-2 and they were running that.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I did more work on the Mantua flatcars today and they look a lot less toy-like. The 1st photo shows how they looked when I got them. The 2nd photo is how they looked after I cut the tops down and leveled them with wallboard joint compound and the 3rd photo is haow they look now. I still have to make the scribed paper decks for them. The decks will be painted a dark wood color and will be weathered appropriately.


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    More later.
  17. Chief Eagles

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    We own it. Lake House, two boats [one I'm selling], jet ski and golf cart. He is buying back his John Deere lawn mower. Has 52 inch deck and gaps up yard. I will take his check and buy a John Deere with smaller deck and pocket $500. Later.
  18. steamhead

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    Hey Chief...Congratulations on that lake house..!!! :thumb:
    Sounds like there may be a lot of fishing going on.....:mrgreen:
    And $500 bucks to top it off..!! :twisted:
  19. sir james

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    A quick HOWDY to all, not a very eventful day, took neighbor to the train station as she was going to Chicago to see her new granddaughter. I did not wait for the train as I would have had to pay for parking. And besides I can look at my trains. Tomorrow is Friday already boy they don't come around this fast during the winter, but have a good one...S.J.
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 71 and clear. The high today is expected to be around 80 and it will be mostly cloudy. There's a small chance of isolated showers.

    We still have part of the willow to clear out today. It's gonna be a little harder cutting up the lower part of the trunk as it's better than 24" across and the saw is only 20". Moving the pieces will be like Johnny Cash building his 'Hillbilly Cadillac", one piece at a time.

    I have the old Atlas GP40 pulling a 16 car train around the layout. That seems to be it's limit.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446 9/19/2008

    Heat Index: 77°F
    Humidity: 74%
    Dew Point: 63°F

    So Far Today
    High: 71°F
    Low: 71°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph NNE

    Today High: 85 Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 65 Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

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