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

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Really Cool!!!!!
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    When I hear the thunder boom, I unplug everything electronic, Save time dealing with our insurance by not cooking the computer, phones and TV.
  3. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    I had to go to the Pittsburgh area for my daughter’s soccer game today. I was driving down the road when I saw some CN rolling stock. I never knew they had any rolling in this area but it appears they service some of the coal yards along the Mon.

    Another thing I noticed was that the tracks going up the Allegheny are now reduced to a single track up near New Kensington. I guess they took them out awhile back on the West side of the river but when I was a kid there were a double main line out from Pittsburgh.

    [FONT=&quot]One last thing I was driving near Cresson last week and noticed a train bridge that was clearly marked Pennsylvania Railroad. I though it was cool to see the grand old name still around after all of these years. Someday I should take a few photographs of these.

    Oh I don't really unplug any of my stuff since I have replacement cost on my farm owners policy. I figure if it gets hit I just end up with a new and better computer. Besides it is a covered cause of loss and what happens when the storm hits and I'm not home to unplug it.
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/7/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Heat Index: 77°F
    Humidity: 100%
    Dew Point: 72°F

    So Far Today
    High: 73°F
    Low: 70°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph NNE

    Now through 07:00 AM CDT May 07, 2007

    High: 88

    Through 7 AM...patchy and dense ground fog will cause visibilities to vary from greater than 1 mile down to a few feet. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and watch for rapid changes in visibilities. Rear end collisions are a common Hazard with this type of changing patchy dense fog. The fog should lift by around 7 AM.

    Today High: 88 Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 65 Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    I'll have the scrambled eggs today.

  5. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Good morning, it is an excellant spring day ahead.

    I am leaving for a doctors appointment, a follow up from my recent hospitalazation.

    I am awaiting on a new air gun I bought on line that may come tody hopefully.

    It shoots pellets at 450 FPS and with metal siloet should targets should prove 'iibe great fum. It will take care of the starlings that raiding my bird feeders too.

    Picture below is the model I bought. These things are not cheap, not like the bb guns we had as kids.

  6. Straycat

    Straycat Member

    Does it work for squirrels? jawdrop
    We have a lot of moles and yesterday one of the wild stray cats around here did an exterminating job on one. They ruin the lawn in record time.
  7. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    You should see what pocket gophers do!

  8. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    HI everyone, been a bit. We have been real busy the last several weeks with garden work, putting in a pig pen (4 feeders) and getting ready to put in a few head of beef for our own meat.

    I should start laying track later this week!

  9. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. been working on putting smoke unit in MTH dummy. Off to County Commissioners meeting. Got Town Board tonight. Got to rush.
  10. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    It should do in squires, rats and ferrel cats toot sweet!
  11. pennman

    pennman Member

    Hey Guys,SeeI have missed a bunch here.hmm Looks Good! Well been working on the layout Picks tofollow soon.
    Sorry been away and busy,Soninlaw came homefrom Iraq a few weeks ago, Been taking care of him and making Modes to the house so he can get around. WEwill be having him and my daughterliving with us for atleast the next year or untilthe Army decides what to do with him.
    More to follow....
    Yall have fun,
  12. Straycat

    Straycat Member

    Today is Harry Truman's birthday, a holiday for state workers. Born in Lamar Missouri he is noted as the President who dropped the bomb ending WWII.
    If you ever get to the Air and Space museum in DC the Enola Gay is on display.
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. tired from all day and then all night meetings for Town. We did pull an upset to the County Fire/EMS leaders and the County Commisioners sided with us [we did allow the Fire/EMS folks to save face].

    Pennman, did I miss something. SIL wounded??? Disabled??? Hats off to all serving in Iraq [a war that should not have been]. These soilders went any way and have done a great job. Those disabled deserve the highest salute and should be taken care of for life.

    CN in PA. Yes. Enola Yard out of Harrisburg PA.

    CN engines waiting for crew change. Then coupled to train and pulled out. Lots of the rolling stock was CN.

    Have a great day.
  14. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    I had to make a trip to Cumberland, MD today. Again I was pleasantly surprised to see a bunch of CN rolling stock just outside the Narrows. Cumberland is one of those special places for rail fans. Sandpatch is so close it has to make this area a haven for trains.

    Lunch though wasn’t as good. An elderly woman passed out in the parking lot and when head first to the pavement. Unfortunately I was the first to her side. I comforted her until the ambulance came doing my best to keep the sun out of her face. While I did end up buying lunch I had lost my appetite.
  15. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hi everyone:-D
    Last night my dad and I put on our plexiglass guards to stop any possible train-pavement meetings. The engine shed is next, and that's a problem. All the engine sheds I can find are either to expensive, to european, or both! I personaly say that the layout should get the Walthers Cornerstone Engine shed ($30 bucks at our LHS and looks awesome to me), but dad says that the shed should only be where the train is stored at night to protect it from the elements. We may have to scratchbuild this. Any help guys?

    At the Wright-Patterson National Air Force Base and Museum in Dayton,OH , the 'Bockscar' (yes, that's what it's called!) is the biggest plane there and it droped the other bomb on Japan. They also have a C-130, stealth fighter, and an actual SATURN V rocket along with Apolo 15's command module!
  16. Straycat

    Straycat Member

    Sparky the cardinal is at the feeder with his mate, I'll have to think of a name for her. My husband was mowing the back yard and found 3 turtles. The pampas grass is making a comeback. Everything is so GREEN.

    "Pretty Green Hills
    Take me into them Pretty Green Hills"
    Dave Evans
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Misty rain and then sun and then all over again. Wish it would just rain. Got some calls to make. Did the plexiglass thing too. Good safety move. Got lots of feeders in my yard. It takes about one 40lb bag of blackoil and 9lb bag of thistle every 10 days. Two suet blocks every two weeks. Gets expensive. Hope all have a great day.
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Atlas is my hero. Sent off a GP60 that was over a year old. Atlas said they would fix it. Shipped it off Wed. and they got it Friday. Brown came today with the repaired engine. No charge!!!! Now that is service.
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Two thumbs up for Atlas..!! I had a similar experience with an OOOOlllddd turntable which I don't think was actually ever usedbut had somehow stripped a gear...I called them up and asked if they had a gear set from the older TT version. They said they'd look, but didn't think so....Three days later an envelope showed up with a new gear set...FREE..!! AAahhh...good ol' service....
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good Morning.

    I have to take my parents dogs to the groomer this morning. That means two things. #1.) I'll be using my father's car (Mercury Tracer, tiny, way underpowered), #2.) I'll have to take time off from work to bring them back home.

    I'll have a funeral to go to soon also. One of my fellow fire fighters died in his sleep the other night. At least he went peacefully.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/10/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 69°F
    Humidity: 79%
    Dew Point: 62°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 69°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph W

    Today High: 82 Decreasing clouds. Patchy fog in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 62 Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

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