Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.
Oops - I forgot to mention - it's part of my regular homeowner's insurance too
Thanks... but a large part of it was remade/restored or repainted as I didnt had the money to put into new or hi grade items. I will have fun re-restoring it
A lot of the prewar stuff is junk or poor in condition and it lends itself well to parts cleaning and new paint.
I look on the up side.
That happend 3 years ago and I never know now what I will find but sometimes I wake up in the wee hours of the night and suddenly think abaout a milk car or a standard gauge semafor, ect and wonder where it is in the pile. My exstensive palsticville collection will clean up OK but tin litho building shouild be rust by now.
I didnt have the health that year to clean it up and afterwards, it was to late.
I want to get it out and reboxed and the trash tossed before hot weather.
Good Morning All from NE Ohio Where the temp is 34 deg with overcast skies and it's trying to snow.
Gil - will a little of cleaning and replacing the trucks looks like they can be back on the rails.
Interview went very well yesterday. I have to call and make an appointment for round two. :thumb:
N Gauger - looks like folks like looking over here. That's great. They ought to stop in and say HI.
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I need severl small sizes of brass brushes for that and small files for the tool box as well as a supply of Lionel screws. I can get those at Main Tt. Trains.
Finally able to log on to THE GAUGE. Misplaced my password.
Tom, it sounds like everything is going to work out. train97 I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Had a little fire on the layout last night, but the Basement Saving Fire Department took good care of it.
Hillbillies have culture, 300 years worth.sign1
I fouind this web site of great music by a liitle girl named Cox in Florida.
Give it a listen, you van hear all here music on line.
She may even have some RR tunes.
We Finns have been listening to this and Cleltic music in this land since 1670. After a while it sort of grows on you.
Pretty Much Mikey. sign1
Well it is 27 Degrees here now. Started to snow a little this morning but not enough to cover the ground. I am still off of work as I don't know when I will get back. LOL. But i'm not complaining. Got more time to work on the trains and such.
Have A Good Day Everyone
Beautiful day here today. Sunny and 70's.
Need more rain.
Tom, glad to hear the interview went well! Hope it goes just as well for round #2!
Buckeye - just what kind of fire is that anyway? Who's the guy in the chemical suit???
Gil - Again - sorry for your losses on that. I was also able to cover my collection under my homeowners for no extra cost (not that its cheap anyway!).
Chief will soon be back in friendly territory!
It has been 3 years..I am getting over it but thank you for your kind thoughts.
announce1 Gil's observation of the day:
I had to chuckle last night while watching the State of the Union address at all the "empowered" women in red dresses. It looked like the British army setting out there.
At least Ms. Rodom-Clinton had the good sense to not run with the pack, or should I say herd? sign1
Good Morning All from NE Ohio
where the temp is 34 and headed to 45 with overcast skies.
Well guy, we go in for our second interview next week. At least they didn't have sticker shock at my wages.
Chessie - don't let your stay at home become as long as mine sign1
Buckeye - great pic
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"Lucy, Im home!" Escaped from Yankeeland. Now busy doing expense report and then book three months worth of flights.
Tom - good to hear they are calling you back and they know the wages.
Chief - welcome back! Good to see you survived. Big cold front rolling through the nawth now that you have safely crossed the MD! train97
Cloudy today. Possible, but unlikely, for some light rain. Cold front here will bring 70 tomorrow!
Have a great one today!
Here is my PW Texas Special A-B that I drug out last weekend.
Nice Texas Special.
There is a gentleman who lives up near Vancouver who makes custom coaches in Gauge 1. He says he also builds coaches in 10mm gauge. I don’t know if that is British for O gauge, but it might be. His coaches are magnificent. I have a set of British Southern coaches, and have another set of LMS on order. It takes about 18 months, but it is worth the wait.
His website is http://www.user.dccnet.com/d.leech/index.html . Take a look, even if you are not in the market. Click on North American Cars.
Here is a picture of my David Leech coaches...
Beautiful set you have there. The gentleman from BC does some nice work. I collect mostly Lionel, MTH, Willaims, Weaver O stuff. Short radius track does not lend itself to wide radius cars!
I also like the UK prototypes. Wish I had the $$ for some of the ACE trains stuff. Would be fun to have.
The 10mm is very small. 10mm = 0.400" or just over 3/8". It is shown on the following link has HOO scale (half of OO gauge?????)
By 10 mm he means 10 mm to the foot. That translates to a scale of approximately 1:30.5, which would be a little big for O Gauge.
Also he says his coaches require a minimum radius of 10 feet, although I have run his coaches on a radius of 7 feet. The only trouble at that curvature is the corridor connectors, (diaphrams to us non-Brits), get a little squished.
OK then that would be British Gague 45 (mm) which is a little larger than Gauge1.
Well Tom, i had to go back to work today, only tomorrow and friday left then i am off for the weekend.
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