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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. pennman

    pennman Member

    Hey guys, been away most of the last weekin Dalton GA. visiting Grand kids, getting big quick.

    Came back to TN and it was 68deg yesterday and suppose to be 70 deg out today..Yeah ha... Bad thing is means ime to start the outside work.

    Got some great pics from over at DEBUTTS yard and some from GA will post them soon.

    Rick glad to hear the kid is doing better.

    Yall have fun,
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Just an idea

    Just an idea: In real life when electric locos go past a joint in the catinary- or rather the pantographs- they make a spark.

    A friend of mine has immitated this on his layout by attaching two tiny LEDs over where technicaly a joint would be- i.e. points. When the electric locos go past this point they create a connection to the LEDs and they flash- the reason he used two LEDs is because they only operate with current flowing one direction through them.

    When other trains, like diesel or steam, go past they obviously do not make contact so in turn won't immitate the spark- I will post some pics when I visit him later next week.

    Now we just have to immitate the flames coming out of the exhausts of his
    diesel electrics- only visible @ night in real life. :thumb:

    Keep well all.....................

    P.S. I'm so angry, they tried breaking in my car the other night. :curse:
  3. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    :thumb: Tony, great for you, grandkids are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they do grow so fast! One second they lay there, mess up diapers, cry and eat......the next they are talking, walking and learning to love trains (if grandpa has the patientssign1 )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Catinary??? Very scary!!!! Too many soldiers have died (safety briefings were held, warnings given...but mistakes were made) from those in Germany while rail loading vehicles!

    Just so you know.

  5. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Be afraid Be very afraid, mwahahaha!!

    oldtanker, that is a very true statement you made there.... That is why it is imperitive to make sure your track is near perfect and, unless your friends know how, only you put and remove locos from the layout, otherwise all that hard work putting up the catinary is wasted- don't be scared, just careful. :thumb: :D
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hi everyone
    Been sick for the past two days, been miserable for I had to rest in bed and I couldn't say hi to everyone:D The elevator with the decals from:curse: is almost done for my dad and I just need to assemble it. My dad, however, says he won't let it be put on the layout untill we put some real dirt on the roof peices (a bad side effect from our visit to the Johnny's Toys model expo) to make it "really real". Personaly I think it's fine as-is because we've painted the :) out of the roof. Oh, well. It's gonna look good when it's done:D . I haven't been able to post pics because of our ad-block program thinggy ended up to be so dang corupted (it mad all our files ".ink"!) and the pics were destoyed in the end. I can still take some pics though:thumb: :D sign1

  7. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening,

    CNW man, I hope you are feeling better.

    Found a package when I got home this eveing. Here is what was in it.


    New Beep from Jeff at Mega-Steam. This is a special run he had made. Gave it a test run around the layout pulling two Atlas Diecast hoppers and an MTH caboose. Zipped right along, also great slow speed operation. Put it on the shelf until I get time to install TMCC.

    Rick & MadHatter, Yes the real Catenary can be dangerous. Had two teenagers get burned very severly not far from here about 2 years ago, they were climbing on freight cars sitting under wire. They won a big lawsuit not long ago, bunch of crap, they were old enough to know better.

    Take care all,
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah Cnw - get well soon!! :)

    Neat Engine jef :) :D :) :D :)
  9. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    J nothing to do with model trains......them overhead wires were dangerous!!!!

  10. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Morning all, bout 12, might get snow tis weekend.....

    Havve a great day everyone!

  11. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Foggy and warm. Was 73 yesterday [tied record]. Feel horrible with cold. Off to airport to get rental car. Got to get there and gone before George W gets there. He screws up the whole place each time he comes here.
    John F, will have dome direction to a restaurant in Harrisburg PA. We are going to have a gathering of train guys [lots from CTT forum] at lunch on March 24. All in the area are invited. Will give more details [or John will] as they develope.
    Off to Myrtle Beach SC Bass Pro Shops for weekend. Have a good one.
  12. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

  14. pennman

    pennman Member

    Hey yall,whats going on out there? Been a great weekso far herein Tn warm and sunny for the most part guess spring is around the corner.

    Big push coming up this weekend to finish the rooms and then a break till we get some money together for the cabinets.
    Well Yall have a good one,
  15. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    We are having funny weather down here, it was cold last week, now we're having a heatwave and now there is a cyclone going through Mozambique (A country 600km North East of us). We never get any tornados, twisters, huricans, etc. over here!
  16. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    NIce here, about 48* again today and they are making snow in the mountains for the shi crowd,
  17. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    HI all saw about 32 today but supposed to get hit with 4-12 " of the white stuff over the weekend with 25-25 mph winds. Looks like I'm going to have to plow snow afterall.....

  18. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/24/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 65°F
    Humidity: 89%
    Dew Point: 63°F

    So Far Today
    High: 66°F
    Low: 63°F
    Rain: 0.02"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 25mph S

    High: 71 °F
    Low: 47 °F

    Important Message

    Lake wind advisory in effect until 5 PM cst this afternoon.

    Today High: 75 Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

    Tonight Low: 45 Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Cooler. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

    I'll have bacon and eggs today.

  19. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Morning all, about 28 and that white stuff is coming down, bout 6" so far.

    Have a great day.

  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Morning fellas,

    Well, thanks to my fever, I have missed one FULL week of school (Mon. was of for the Prez. day though). Sadly, none of that time could be put into the trains!:cry: oh, well. I'm stuck doing HW today, but the elevator might see work If I get it all done!:D

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