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

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  1. sir james

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    Dropped in to say hello. Temp is 43 degrees, not spring but we will take it. trains did a few laps today nothing big. TTFN...S.J.
  2. MadModeler

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    Hear hear! Especially for the coffee. (I'll take mine black!)
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's a pleasant 61 here and most cloudy. The high will be around 77 and it will be partly cloudy. A lake wind advisory is in affect for this afternoon.

    White caps were rolling on the lake yesterday and some nut was out there trying to get some fishing done. He finally gave up. The gravel work is done! My neighbor (niece's boyfriend) showed up yesterday afternoon accompanied by a big burly friend and they got the shovel work done quick considering the gravel had to be moved about an 1/8th of a mile. They then set the felt paper on top of the gravel like I wanted it done. I'll be buying him a couple of 12 packs of his favorite beer this weekend. That's the least I can do. I called the old boy with the track hoe and left a message that I was ready to have the ditches filled in. That's a major project completed. Got to go see the foot doc today so he can poke and prod my feet a bit. After that I'll be going to the post office to send a loco back to a friend who sent it to me to have some work done on it. The requested work was done in less than an hour and I replaced a few broken items I found in it as well. No way was I sending him back a broken loco even though it arrived here that way. He was pleasantly surprised that it was done so quickly. Got the Amtrak 85' observation car stripped yesterday and repainted primer gray. Next thing to do on it will be to cut the holes for the sliding doors to fit into and mount the rails for the doors to mount on. The doors won't actually slide but they'll appear to be able to do so.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/26/2009


    Wind Chill: 60°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 59°F

    So Far Today
    High: 61°F
    Low: 60°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 9mph SSE

    Lake wind advisory in effect from noon today to 5 PM cst this afternoon.

    Today High: 78 Partly cloudy and breezy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

    Tonight Low: 62 Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with isolated showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  4. sir james

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    We have rain tonite and 43 degrees, it's ok I do not have to shovel rain. Got a new caboose today, local store is thinning its mth rolling stock at half off..S.J.
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 70 and quite cloudy. The high will be about 80 and it will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

    Went to see the foot doc yesterday early in the am and got a good report. The wounds are healing, slowly, but they're healing. In other news, the guy who dug the ditches for my sewage drain field showed up while I was at the doctor's office and filled the ditches in. He did a really good job. There are no little piles lying around here or there but rather it was all smoothed over and compacted. I'll be recommending him to others for sure. Didn't get any work done on the observation car yesterday. I was just too tired. I don't know why but I was extremely tired for most of the day but also extremely restless. I tried to get some rest but try as I might I couldn't get any sleep. It was almost as if I had an IV loaded with caffeine going on a slow drip while in a semi conscious state. I'll try and get back to the observation car today. It's laying here in front of me in many pieces. So is an engine house I got from another modeler. Don't know exactly what I'll be doing with it yet.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/27/2009


    Wind Chill: 70°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 64°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 69°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 23mph SW

    Today High: 80 Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs near 80. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 55 Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 70 and quite cloudy. The high will be about 80 and it will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

    Went to see the foot doc yesterday early in the am and got a good report. The wounds are healing, slowly, but they're healing. In other news, the guy who dug the ditches for my sewage drain field showed up while I was at the doctor's office and filled the ditches in. He did a really good job. There are no little piles lying around here or there but rather it was all smoothed over and compacted. I'll be recommending him to others for sure. Didn't get any work done on the observation car yesterday. I was just too tired. I don't know why but I was extremely tired for most of the day but also extremely restless. I tried to get some rest but try as I might I couldn't get any sleep. It was almost as if I had an IV loaded with caffeine going on a slow drip while in a semi conscious state. I'll try and get back to the observation car today. It's laying here in front of me in many pieces. So is an engine house I got from another modeler. Don't know exactly what I'll be doing with it yet.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/27/2009


    Wind Chill: 70°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 64°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 69°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 23mph SW

    Today High: 80 Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs near 80. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 55 Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  7. Sirfoldalot

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    Nice Photo - Jeffrey. Glad to hear that you are doing better.
    Haven't done anything worthwhile lately. Too many house projects to contend with. Have a sprinkler valve that has to be repaced - leaking enough to flood the low spot in the yard. Have the water shut off, but now have to wait for it to dry out enough to stand on it. Of course the low spot is right where the sprinkler valves are located. If no rain for a couple days it should dry out rather quickly.


    Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Isolated visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Highs 68 to 73. Light winds.
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    [​IMG]Tonight
    Partly cloudy in the evening...becoming mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55. Light winds.

    [​IMG]Saturday
    Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs 78 to 83. Winds east 15 mph in the morning becoming light.

    [​IMG]45.6 °F / 7 °C
    Fog
    Windchill:46 °F / 8 °C Humidity:88%Dew Point:42 °F / 6 °C Wind:0.8 mph / 1 km/h
    Wind Gust:0.8 mph / 1 km/hPressure:28.58 in / 967.7 hPa (Rising) Visibility:0.2 miles / 0.4 kilometers UV:0 out of 16Clouds:Overcast 100 ft / 30 m
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  8. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Thanks for the compliment on the photo. I can feel your pain about the sprinkler valve. I've helped my father replace a few. They can be a royal pain in the backside if they've been in place a long time.
  9. sir james

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    Good Morning
    I think it rained all nite, gone now but temp. has gone from 50s down to 37 in just a few hours. Maybe some toy train time today. I don't have sprinkler system, figure water cost to much not worth it just to have greener grass..S.J.
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 69, cloudy and windy. The high today will be around 60 and there's a chance of rain.

    Got some work done on the observation car yesterday. I thought about what to use to cover the windows besides aluminum foil without it looking tacky when the answer was staring me in the face the whole time. It's a Rivarossi car. It has a plastic surround that serves as window glass as well as holding the roof on. It was a simple matter to paint this surround in varying shades of gray, black and rust so that when it's in place the windows look as if metal panels were welded on the inside. Here's a photo showing how it looks.

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    This way I don't have to worry about any external panels (or internal for that matter) being broken off due to handling, falls, etc .

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/28/2009

    Wind Chill: 59°F
    Humidity: 88%
    Dew Point: 57°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 61°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 12mph N

    Now through 07:00 AM CST February 28, 2009

    A band of scattered showers...associated with a cold front...will affect locations from Kirbyville northeast to Glenmora and Marksville. This band is moving southeast around 20 mph...and is expected to reach a line from Deweyville to Kinder to Ville Platte through 7 AM. Rainfall will be light with amounts less than one tenth of an inch.

    Today High: 62 Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Cooler. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

    Tonight Low: 32 Mostly clear. Much colder. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  11. Sirfoldalot

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    Jeffrey - Your getting quite good with the camera. Those auto's and the MKT tank car need a little weathering. Looks too "off the shelf" if you know what I mean.
    Got to head to the HD or the Pipe and Supply store this morning. I pulled the two troublesome sprinkler valves apart yesterday afternoon. Thought maybe they might have had some trash in them that would not let them seat, but, they still leaked when pressure was put back on them. I think I can get away with replacing the diapharm, I hope so. I sure don't want to replace the entire valve.
    Sir James -- have to water here, otherwise, won't have any grass .. just desert weeds. Without water, lawn goes back to sagebrush, tumbleweeds, and ragweed. Besides, this dumb a$$ homeowners association would be all over me like a swat team.
    Gonna be a nice day today. :mrgreen:

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    Warmer. Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs 78 to 85. Light winds.

    [​IMG]Tonight
    Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 57. Light winds.

    [​IMG]Sunday
    Mostly sunny in the morning...becoming partly cloudy. Highs 78 to 84. Light winds.

    Currently
    44.9 °F / 7 °C
    Clear
    Windchill:47 °F / 8 °C Humidity:73%Dew Point:38 °F / 3 °C Wind:0.0 mph / 0 km/h
  12. sir james

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    Good Morning, very cold 12 this morning. But sunny. I do not have my day planned yet so no breaking news.....TTFN...S.J.
  13. Sirfoldalot

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    omg -- 12* are you kidding me?
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 30° and sunny. The high will be around 50 and it will be partly cloudy.

    Didn't get much done on the layout yesterday. I was out looking for a tool to remove the spindles in the bathroom faucets without much success. The local hardware store is ordering a few sets of them though. They;ll have them in a week from Monday. Guess I'll have to put up with leaky washers for a little while longer. Replacing the fixture is out of the question. To access the back of it the kitchen cabinet must be dismantled and the water heater moved and that ain't happening. Today I will probably be working on the observation car again. I still have to drill out the broken pins that held the trucks on and tap the holes for screws. Not a project to be taken lightly with even slightly shaky hands.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 3/1/2009


    Wind Chill: 21°F
    Humidity: 65%
    Dew Point: 20°F

    So Far Today
    High: 35°F
    Low: 30°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 30mph N

    Today High: 52 Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 32 Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

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  15. laz57

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    HI GYZ,
    Been away for awhile. Thought I take a look at some good scerery. Bracing foe some snow?
    Saty Frosty,
    laz57
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 33° and clear. The high is expected to be around 60 and it will be partly cloudy.

    I was planning on going to town yesterday but discovered my car had a flat tire. I removed it and looked for a hole. No dice. Even after inflating it I couldn't find a hole. I'm going to take it to the tire place in town and have them find it. Once they find the hole a quick plug will take care of that. I suspect that it's probably a rock cut. That's a fairly common occurrence in this area. I got the broken pins drilled out on the observation car and only have to set the screws in place and inject epoxy in around them and wait for it to set. Then I'll remove the screws and I should have two pre-tapped holes.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 3/2/2009


    Wind Chill: 27°F
    Humidity: 72%
    Dew Point: 24°F

    So Far Today
    High: 38°F
    Low: 32°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph N

    Today High: 58 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight Low: 35 Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

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  17. sir james

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    Good morning, cold here but no snow. ground is dry. Maybe some train running today as I have no plans at this time. enjoy your day..S.J.
  18. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 33° outside and 73° inside. It's partly cloudy and may get up to around 60° later today. Conditions will remain at partly cloudy.

    Didn't get a chance to work on the observation car yesterday or any other layout project for that matter. I had to go to the tire shop in town to get a flat dealt with. There was a good reason I couldn't find a hole in the tire as there wasn't one to be found. I had neglected however to check around the bead. A little oxidized aluminum can really cause problems, but it has been corrected and everything is good now. I then most of the rest of the day helping my father clean his yard. Big job there. He loaded while I drove and unloaded. By the time I got home I was to pooped to pop, and for good reason. My blood sugar level was 44. Not good. That was way too low. I finish off some fried fish and fried okra and went to bed for a bit. When I got up later I felt more human. This afternoon I have to go to DeRidder to get one of my shoes repaired. While I'm there I'll get some grocery shopping done and have a look at the 1/87 cars to see if they have anything I don't already have.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 3/3/2009


    Wind Chill: 28°F
    Humidity: 70%
    Dew Point: 24°F

    So Far Today
    High: 40°F
    Low: 33°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph NNE

    Today High: 62 Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 45 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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  19. sir james

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    Good morning, Well the day started at 8 degrees, but sunny and dry. No snow. I ran some old postwar steam yesterday and it was good to see them run again. A little oil and off they go. Bet the new stuff won't do that 50 years from now...S.J.
  20. Sirfoldalot

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    I have been watching the weather posts' from all.
    While you are trying to stay warm, I have been trying to repair lawn sprinklers (annual maintainance) and baby-sitting my daughter's 7-8 month old boxer. What a handful it has been. I already have two dogs, so they have taken over. I am packing my bag .. anyone have a spare bedroon?
    Nice day today - possible showers in the forcast for Wed nite.

    Jeffrey - not fair to post real RR pic. That Cotton Belt photo looks like out of the real world. Very nice shot.
    You guys stay warm, OK?

    Conditions noontime here.
    [​IMG]73.2 °F / 22.9 °C
    Partly Cloudy
    Humidity:45%Dew Point:50 °F / 10 °C Wind:1.3 mph / 2 km/h
    Wind Gust:1.3 mph / 2 km/hPressure:28.57 in / 967.4 hPa (Falling) Heat Index:77 °F / 25 °C Visibility:10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers