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

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  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Try dirt from the vacume cleaner, nasty stuff and dull coat it.

    Feel better.
  2. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening,

    The bad weather is due to arrive here late tomorrow afternoon. Ice storm is predicted, what fun. No early spring here it would seem.

    Ran trains for the 4 year old granddaughter this afternoon. She is a real train fan.

    We are going to get together with the Chief in Harrisburg on March 24th, 1:00PM at Doc Holliday's Steak House. If any can join us and needs directions send me an email. I would like to get a count so a table can be reserved at least a week in advance.

    Madhatter, Yes I realized that you and Rick were not on the same page, that is why I made two separate replies. I have purposely waited until I didn't have to do a lot of reaching over the wire to install it. This stuff is pretty substantial but still can be damaged.

    Might start working on the taxes tomorrow afternoon. Finally got all the data I need this week so have run out of excusses. :cry:

    Take care,
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah - it's going to get interesting tomorrow :( :( I'm on call, too, for salt and calcium.... :(

    Put me down for 1 at Harrisburgh and I'll need an address... I can google the directions from phila... If anyone needs a lift - I have room for 1 more in the pickup!!! :) :)

  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/25/2007
    Live Conditions 6:24 AM

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 49°F
    Humidity: 46%
    Dew Point: 31°F

    So Far Today
    High: 60°F
    Low: 51°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 9mph WNW

    Your Local Forecast

    High: 66 °F
    Low: 36 °F

    Today High: 68 Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 38 Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds.

    Scrambled eggs for me today.

  5. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Morning all, we have at least 12"of the white junk on the ground and maybe more. About 25 now and snow showers for the rest of today.

    Have a great day all.

  6. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good afternoon,

    It has started, about an inch down now. Supposed to change to rain/freezing rain, if I had my druthers it would stay snow.

    Mikey, I sent you a private message.

    Rick, Looks like you are getting some good info on G gauge from people with real experience. Bet you are getting anxious for Spring now. :)

    Take care all,
  7. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    JOhn I was ready for spring about 2 months ago! ANd yes I have recieve a lot of good advice on G scale.

    Update on our weather, we are part of a small band of hevey showfall that streched from Fergus Falls MN to Wadena MN, right now they figure we have somewhere between 18 and 24 ". It took 3 1/2 hours to clear our farm drivve with a blade on a garden tractor.

  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Spent yesterday cleaning out Dad's house. 12 boxes of books to Sally Ann (don't tell him) and today my sister went over to have the piano demolished and disposed of. We went over today to see him and he's still annoyed that the scraps of paper he wants can't be found. Came back and got home just as the snow started falling. (dad's in a retirement home with some nursing facilities: his body is failing and his recent memory is also unreliable.)
  9. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    David my thoughts and prays are with you and your father.

  10. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Hi All

    We are having crazy weather here too! Cold, hot, hot, cold- dunno whether (no pun intended) I should dress warm or cool anymore!

    David (60103) Hope things gom better with your dad.

    Keep well all
  11. pennman

    pennman Member

    GUYS on a liter note,Got woken up this morning at 200AM by the wife she heard scartching under the bed. (thought it was the dogs)NOT!!, after some proding by the wife went under the house into the crawl space and found a Oposuim, forgot my daughter was sleeping over, well shot the little bastered and scared the **** out of my daughter literaully, her bed room was right under the crawl space door..OOPS

    David sorry to hear, our prayers are there.

    Rick, sorry to hear about the snow been fairly warm down here, rained all weekend but warm.Got a hole bunch more accomplished on the addition, hope real soon to be working on trains again.
    Yall have fun,
    Fully qualified Redneck, Tony
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    David, I hope your father improves.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/26/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 39°F
    Humidity: 85%
    Dew Point: 35°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 38°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    High: 75 °F
    Low: 48 °F

    Today High: 75 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 48 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    I'll have french toast today.

  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Back from Myrtle Beach. Hope all are OK from storms and snow. I came back through Wilmington NC and ran through only a little heavy rain. I know some got drenched. Slow weekend at Bass Pro Shops. Now to do reports and clothes. Of to Hampton VA on Thrusday. Lot to do. Later.
  14. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    David, We completely understand the situation with your Dad. Have a similar situation with my FIL. Makes for some difficult visits.

    Grandkids are wonderful.

    By the time I was dressed and looked out the door, the drive was cleared and my papers were laying on the kitchen counter. [​IMG] 2 hour delays are great too.

    Breakfast was a bowl of yellow corn grits, bacon, fruit and coffee. How does that sound Chief?

    Check out this flat car load.



    Now for the bad news, I'm about to start working on taxes. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Take care,
  15. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I dont know sometimes why I post on this forum. It never seems to change. The logging section area is DOD and HO aint much better..

    By the way the tractors look nice and bright, nice touch Jeff.

    Nice sight here:
  16. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    John, nice tractors...Great trackwork too...!!!

    David, hang in there. It's tough to see one's loved ones slowly loosing their capacities. I went through the same thing nearly two years ago. It's the good things I remember though...(Like building a layout together in our home in Madison).
  17. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Gil, Have you ever been to the Choo-Choo Barn? It's been a few years since I have been inside. It is nice & well maintained, I drive by it twice a week when I go to the TCA Museum. Same folks also own the Strasburg Train Shop. Nicely stocked, but everything is priced at list price, I think they mostly sell to tourists, I have only bought a few things there that I couldn't get elsewhere. Not the friendliest either. Guess that comes form dealing with the tourest trade instead of regulars.

    steamhead, The track in this area is Atlas on cork roadbed. Don't think I will ever get up enough ambition to ballast it. I wish now I had spray painted the cork before installing it. I can live with it until I run out of other things to do, not likely as I have been building this layout since Jan 2001 and still have a lot to do. It would help if I would quite changing things.

    Most of the snow that fell yesterday has melted, so we are back to the stuff that was on the ground for the past week and a half, ice & snow mix. Temps to be high 20s at night and low 40s during the day so it wont melt real fast without some sun, which is not predicted to be out much.

    Take care,
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah - we know - some forums are slower than others :(

    The Choo Choo barn is a great place - I've been there about 10 times.... I try to go every couple years. :D
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    John, To tell the truth, I wouldn't touch the roadbed. Ballast is for us who pretend to bring a sense of "realism" (however flawed) to our layouts. Yours is in a class of it's own. A dream world we can all escape to, if only through your great pictures...!!!
  20. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    IT is not the posts or even rusty wheels that make them. It is those who set and read and never post, never join and never get it topgether to re-enter model railroading that gets me....and the dead who still read the logging area from the next wolrd.
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