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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Chief Eagles

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    Afternoon. Back from Early Church and SS. Almost 70 degrees. WOW. Have a good one.
  2. Brutus

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    Jeffrey, glad you got your eyes on. Sounds like a good job you did for the sister. Other place is down? Nothing much going on here, watching some tv and then have chores and work to do around the house before the weather changes again. TTFN
  3. jefelectric

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    Chief, It was almost as warm here in PA today, on our way to breakfast, after early church, the car thermometer had 61. It did cool off a little after about 11:00 AM. Not sure what it is now but it was pretty cool about 4:00 PM.

    Steamhead, Let me know when you are ready. I do progress pictures on all of the ones I build. Put together a CD for a member of the CTT forum, who built one for his daughter.


    Jeffrey, Glad to hear that you got your glasses. I know how bad it is to go without for a short time as I have worn them since I was about 8 years old.
  4. sir james

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    Good Evening, A very windy day, lots of power outages, 62 degrees yesterday melted the ten inches of snow we had. hurray.32 now and 41 tomorrow. No trains, watched first half of Lions game woke up in time to watch them go down in NFL history. S.J.
  5. Chief Eagles

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    TOO HOT HERE!!! 64 outside right now. So warm inside about to turn on A/C. Unbelievable. Suppose to be cooler tomorrow. Good night all.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 42 and clear here. The high will be in the low 60's and it will be partly cloudy.

    Didn't get any layout work done yesterday. Went to Lowe's and looked at some electric heaters. I may be needing one soon. Mine is starting to make some strange motor related noises. I may get another milkhouse heater like I have or I may get something larger. They have an electric fireplace that looks like it will fit under the front of the layout. I'll have to check the measurements. It has a 1950's look to it that would go well with the age of my trailer (1950) as well as supply all the heat I would need. There's no gas or wood required as it's all electric so there's no need for a vent and I like the way it looks. I'll just have to clear the junk from under that part of the layout and mount a metal plate to the underside of the layout. I'll also have to figure out the finances for it.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/29/2008


    Wind Chill: 39°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 37°F

    So Far Today
    High: 46°F
    Low: 42°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Today High: 62 Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 38 Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

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  7. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It was 38 F this morning on the half empty roads. I wish more morning commutes were like today’s. Our high will be 49 F. This weekend was another in the weird weather. Yesterday we had temperatures in the mid-sixties. It looks like this weekend could be yucky. Of course my son is supposed to go to a Boy Scout Winter Survival Day as part of his Arrow of Light requirements.

    I worked on a couple of Accurail Outside Braced Wood Box cars last night. I pulled five of them out of the pile to assemble. I discovered that I have two L&NE cars. I also found that I have a set of the extra number decals from Accurail so I can renumber one of the cars.

    Tonight we are going to the Mummers Fest in Philadelphia with my son’s Cub Scout pack. The Mummers are giving a tour for scouts tonight.

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

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    Record high of 74 yesterday. Going to stay in the high 50's to middle 60's for a few days. Was spitting rain but sun just came out. Got work to do at lake house tomorrow. Might take friend and his grandson fishing in the pond this PM. Have a great week.
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    My special shoes have finally come in! I'm going to the docs office tomorrow to pick them up.
  10. sir james

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    Good Evening All, Not a train day. Did some errands this morning and then just goofed off. Temp. is 44 but the wind is back loud and strong. I sure hope the power srays on, we have a fireplace but James has no wood. Enjoy your evening...S.J.
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Got my new heater today. Only put a $370 dent in my Lowe's card but it's tucked neatly under the front of the layout (after I loped the base off of the heater that is). It heats the place up in no time and has a very nice looking fireplace effect too.
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 34 here and clear. The high is expected to be in the high 60's and it will be partly cloudy.

    After finally getting fed up with having to kick and shake the old electric heater to get it started I went to Lowe's yesterday and got a new electric heater or more accurately an electric fireplace. I had to trim 7 inches off it's height to fit it into the space available but it's working very well and has the entire trailer at a toasty 70 degrees this morning. Whereas the old one pulled 1300 watts at 15 amps to heat a small space this one pulls 1350 watts at 12.5 amps and heats the whole place. I really like it. I have to go to DeRidder later this morning to see the orthopedist there to pick up my new shoes. That means I'll be able to get out of these dang boat anchors I've been in for the past couple of years. Now if I could get my car running properly everything would be fine. The computer said the problem was a bad EGR valve. I replaced the EGR valve but the problem remains.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/30/2008

    Wind Chill: 35°F
    Humidity: 90%
    Dew Point: 33°F

    So Far Today
    High: 38°F
    Low: 35°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 68 Mostly sunny early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds in the morning becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 45 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds in the evening becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

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  13. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It was a cold 40 F this morning with the surprisingly cold wind blowing. Wind chill is 32 F but it feels much colder. High today will be 46 F.

    We went to the Mummers Fest last night. It was a really fun event. They had arts and crafts, and the kids got to dress up as Mummers. My daughter’s picture is in the Metro newspaper ( http://philly.metro.us/ ). If you look close you can see my son in the background. We got a behind the scenes tour of the Fancy Brigades and saw how they were constructing their scenery. Then we got to see a sneak peak of Thursday show as all 11 brigades performed their routines minus their costumes and few “special” props. If you want more info on the Fancy Brigades checkout http://fancybrigade.com/ .

    Tonight we are taking the Cub Scouts to a local sports memorabilia store for a baseball card collecting event.

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

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    Gone fishing in the pond. Pretty day here.
  15. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Got my new shoes and do they feel good. I don't have all that weight on my feet now.
  16. jefelectric

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    Tom, Nice picture, will you be going to the parade? I have never seen it myself, don't really like standing in the cold to watch a parade. Watching on TV is much more comfortable. :thumb:
  17. jefelectric

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    Jeffrey, Is that one of those Amish fireplaces they are always advertising on TV?
  18. sir james

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    Good Evening, I had company today, a forum friend came over to play with our trains. man he brought banilla ice cream and root beer and a nice pile of firewood. A forum friend from Ohio offered me the use of a generator,and another called with an offer of wood. what a great bunch of guys..thanks to all...S.J.
  19. Chief Eagles

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    Reclinerized too long. Stay warm Sir J. Good night all.
  20. Chief Eagles

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    WAKE UP!!!!!
    Where is Jefffrey? Usually up by now. Off to the lake house to work. Later