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

    Hello, it is me again.

    It seems I thought I would be away for a few months but that has been postponed so if you dont mind I will post once in awhile here untill then.

    A friend from down where Chief lives who is a button and CW relic collector sent me a dozen or so buttom. Among them are several RR buttons and some overall buttons with RR icons.

    Alaso 3 GAR and two post office buttons.

    I will photo the train buttons and post them later.
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    QUESTION: How do you tell the difference between Liberals, Conservatives, and Southerners?
    ANSWER: Pose the following question:

    You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and 7yr old daughter. Suddenly, a dangerous
    man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you - screams obscenities, raises the
    knife, and charges.

    You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert shot.
    You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do ?

    Liberal Answer:
    Well, that's not enough information to answer the question ! Does the man look poor or oppressed?
    Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack ? Could we run away ? What does
    my wife think ? What about the kids ? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out
    of his hand ? What does the law say about this situation ? Does the Glock have the appropriate safety
    built into it ?

    Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway - and what kind of message does this send to society and to
    my children ? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me ?

    Does he definitely want to kill me ?- Or would he be content just to wound me ? If I were to grab his
    knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me ? Should I call 9-1-1 ?

    Why is this street so deserted ? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day, and make this
    a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior !

    This is all so confusing ! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a

    Conservative Answer:

    BANG !

    Southerners Answer:

    click, click,,,,,,,,,,,,,(sounds of reloading).
    Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy ! Were those the Winchester silver tips ??"
  3. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 45 deg and heading to 60 with Blue Clear Sky's

    Gill - I think I know that Southern Guy :D

    BTW - good to know that you will be around :thumb:

    Last night we added the Carousel to the Circus layout. I believe it looks great.




  4. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Gil, ME too. ;) Morning. Big breakfast I cooked. :) Off to visit Miss Edna at Todd's Train Depot. Later.
  5. zedob

    zedob Member

    To: Gil Finn,

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH, (wiping tears away from eyes),...that is so true!

    For example, in Louisisana they have the "Shooot the Carjacker Law". Bad guy trying to get into your car with you in it while your stopped at an intersection? Pull your trusty pistol out, shoot and then tell him to freeze. It came about after alot of people were getting carjacked at intersections in, guess what city, that's right The Big Easy itself, New Orleans. Who would have figured?

    By the Law in LA, your car is an extension of your house, which you can defend if some dope decides to break-in (unlike the state I live in now, where you have to wait until he/she fires first).

    The amount of carjackings decreased drastically, BTW.
  6. Roger B.

    Roger B. Member

    Years ago when our daughter finally moved out on her own she asked me for one of my handguns. One of the questions she asked was "How many times do I have to shoot to stop someone?" My reply, "Till its empty."

    She is the least redneck looking woman around, yet she took defensive shooting lessons and was the only woman. Her hands were even used in a handgun ad. She also has a black belt in one of the martial arts, took the classes for exercise.

    Moral - watch out what blond who you attack near Balt., it might be her.
  7. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 43 deg and headed to 60 with
    Blue Clear Sky's

    IT's great to see the Sun two days in a row and being the weekend.:cool:

    Great day to travel to a trains show (Medina Train Show for buckeye boys) :thumb:

    Testing O27 track and how long of a car can run on it


  8. csxt30

    csxt30 Member

    [​IMG] Good Morning Everyone ![​IMG] Should be a great turn out for the Medina show! Nothing I hate more than to miss a good train show[​IMG]. Hope Tom finds some good deals, he usually walks right up & gets em' ! If he sets it back down , I buy it ![​IMG] All have a nice day, thanks, John
  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    It was just a joke. :D

    I didnt mean to start an NRA rally, but I must agree.
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning gang. Back from early Church [new pastor we are calling today] and Sunday School. Warming up today. Was chilly last night and early this AM.
    Gil, NRA all the way. :thumb: Got my Concealed Carry Permit. Have a good one and God bless all.
  11. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    "Made another e-bay purchase Friday, I won the auction for a K-line Burlington tanker. I've been trying to get this one for quite a while and finally put in a max that was only about $10 below list, luckily it didn't go that far."

    You should break even with the shipping perhaps Rodger, wont you?

  12. Roger B.

    Roger B. Member

    Gil, if it was the Burlington, not the Burlington Northern, they are hard to come by. It took me close to a year to get one. In that time I only saw one other up for bid. Like you I put in a fairly high max., list - shipping = max. Luckily mine also came in with a bit of a savings.
  13. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member


    Patience pay off.
  14. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 48 and headed to 64 with overcast skies

    Happy Halloween

    What a great time at the Train Show yesterday. OTTS had plenty of members present.

    GregM and his wife Karen came up and brought a new member. Ed, Charlie, and Norm were there. I brought a new recruit. We meet Dave and pick up some of his outstanding telephone poles (pics later). I worked last night to put them on the layout.

    I pick up a great deal on a diecast car, some telephone poles and a few hot babes, who will be seen in up coming pics. Charlie was working a deal on a new MTH engine.


  15. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Absolutely perfect Holloween decor on your layout Spanky Bird.
  16. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning gang. Wow, Tom your Halloween layout scared me. :rolleyes: Great job as usual. Chilly here this AM but going into the 70's with lows in the 40's for several days. Bet it will be in a big shock going to MN this weekend. Was when I went to OK. 80's here and 50 there. :eek: Probably 30's or 40's in MN for a high. :eek: Have a good day and God bless all.
  17. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Hey guys.... how many kids came by? We only had two.

    Our lots are to large and far apart for the kids around here to walk the block. They must hit the old neighbor hoods and the apartment complexes.

    I was showing Bubbtte Johns' pic and the layout at the club meeting on the pics Spanky Bird posted a few pages back. I wanted her to see the shelving.

    She said John looked distinguished although she may have meant EXstinguished, :D.....

    Well fellows, I best get to work on that bowl of candy bars so they wont go to waste. ( maybe I should say waist, if I eat all that sugar:cry: )

    You guys drop in my little forum why dont you?

    I get a nickle for every one who buys a fake collage diploma from the web site advertised on there or post on to the Korean bride on line marriage site, ha ha ha ...just kidding ;)
  18. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 56 and headed to 62 with over cast skies :(

    Gil - we had only about 50 kids stop by last night. The local Fire dept has a party and so does the school. It really keeps the kids off the streets. :D

    Last night we finish puting the new poles on the layout. Boy they look great. :thumb: I am going to have to pick up a few more of them. :cool:

    Here is a new car that I pick up at the show this past Sunday.


  19. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning gang. Off to Kerr Lake for a couple of days. Fish some and get buddy's pontoon out and stored for winter. Enjoy the rest of the week. God bless.
  20. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    :cry: Take me with you Chief...I need to be one water on last time:cry:

    Tom, I marveled at your old time cars and trucks on your home page layout pics, you have a great collection. I need a few for my cola ...coal..layout when and if I get it built.

    I am drooling over that coaling tower still.

    I am going to build a Backman kit and kit bash it. I got one ebay and I think make a scarch built one later or rather a Coal Tipple.

    Yesterday I was at the dr.s office all day and it was a perfect day.
    Today it will 65* but it is cloudy and may rain. I have an hour of housework ahead of me I am putting off and i want to shoot my bow in the back yard.

    You all havea good day now.
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