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. csxt30

    csxt30 Member

    Gill: my Mom said she doesn't want me trading any of my toys anymore ![​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Well, come on over after school and we can hide in the hall and listen to my sisiter on the extension..she and her boy friend talk about "underware"all the's gross:oops: :D :oops: !

    Dad lets me have the key to the garage and we can run his American Flyer trains.
    He got a bill board with a whistle in last week and this neat tower where the guy climbs up the tower to light the lamps!!

    It better than my crummy old Marx.

    OK, enough of this kid stuff...lets get back to the adult hobby, TOY TRAINS:thumb:
  3. csxt30

    csxt30 Member

    Ok, now is that a picture of you layout when you were a kid? Nice one! Thanks, John
  4. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Great picture. Good night all.
  5. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    Where the temp is 65 deg and heading to 82. This is the last day of nice temp as tomorrows high will only be 50 deg with rain.

    Boy what memories you all bring back. Yes I aslo remember he Linclon Logs and building blocks. It must be the engineer in me.

    Here is an old pic that I had. This was before i had my scaner, so I just took a digetal pic of it.

  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    That is wonderful.

    I got a hand me down marx set but I was to young to play with it alone and it hit the God Will Box soon after.

    My first set was an AF work set with an C&NW switcher, I think it was.

    I had a deprived childhood, no trains in out home.

    That really brings back the memories Spanky of a lot of otherwise wonderfull holidays.
  7. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Busy with some unexpected Town business. Then emails galore. Want to get another coat of paint on wainscoting. 100% chance of rain [cloudy but no rain yet]. Same tomorrow. Got to run. God bless all.
  8. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member

    Morning all!

    Great photos of good times past!

    Finally cooled off here. 64 and dropping. Got electric bill - ouch - avg temp for past month was 95 vs the same period last yeat at 89. So guess what - bill was substantially higher also.

    The local utility has asked for a 24% rate hike! Causing a big stir here. Especially since that same utility has a big show at the Texas State Fair that burns off about 1 M cu ft of gas for the display when it fires off. Questions in the newspaper about why are they burning all that gas when it is known to be short for this coming winter????

    BTW Chief - great job on that wainscotting! Can't let my wife see that you are improving your house or mine will get onto me about the same thing! It would take away from trains!

    Have a great day you guys!
  9. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Roy, our Utilities Comm. just granted our natural gas supplier a 22% increase. We are getting raped by the fuel industry. "Plant a Bush back in Texas." ;)
  10. Howdy everyone.

    We have a new addition to the Yankee air force:

    Attached Files:

  11. YEP, and the government has approved a 14.5 billion dollar package

    to the gas companies for tax breaks and etc., etc. AND, the gas

    companies have posted the highest profits in any corporate history.

    Makes you wonder, who is paying who ???
  12. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Chuck - does you dog know this one

    If not, they should meet and be happy
  13. Tom,

    That was not my dog. It was a relative's. I just posted it to try out my posting
    skills. But, that dog with the LIPS, WOW. I'll have to print that out and show it
    to ours.

  14. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    This forum has gone to the dogs, I was afraid of that.

  15. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    That will hit my dad hard. :cry: He put in gas heat in 1950 when it was unending and cheap as dirt.They were well fixed when they retired but whenEnron and Kmart, ect bottomed out it hurt them, likewise the cost of health care and the crappy deal on his retirement when Dow bought out Carbide.

    Between hand outs to my kid in college, I keep telling them he has a job and makes more than they do, and 3 trips to a quack each week, the have it close to the edge.

    We heat with coal fired electric and we have low rates here. Those Yankees need to convert their oil fired electric plants to coal and live better and cheaper...or freeze.

    I have stayed home about all summer rather than burn any fuel in my classic old Caddy and it got to be a habit what with some previous long term health problems so I am in the habit of not running down the road 3 times a day whenever I run low on milk or bread or something.

    This is going to be a hard, poor winter. The folks in So. Eastern Ohio, W Va and Kentucky will feel the pinch, we live on the edge of disaster now.
  16. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Was out picking tomatoes [still getting them and HOT peppers, dry as it is] and it started 100%ing all over me. Now it is pouring. :D :D
  17. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member


    Regarding "This forum has gone to the dogs, I was afraid of that."

    That's a dog-gone shame.
  18. Roger B.

    Roger B. Member

    Our electric costs are reasonible compared to other local power companies. Eventhough, rates have still been climbing. We are served by an EMC, energy management co-op, that has hydro generation and only buys from the big boy, GA Power, when necessary. Compared to a rental house we own in a neighboring county where the co-op buys it's power our rates are maybe 40% lower.

    With keeping a heatpump, AC/Heat, and de-humidifier going in the train room I'm glad we live where we do.

    We finally have some rain after 35 dry days. Now I'll have to make sure the lawn tractor still runs after sitting idle, I did use it a few times to haul water for some plants I put in just before the dry spell started.
  19. Good Evening Gentlemen.

    How about that for an opening line.?????

    Chief... I'm still getting tomatoes and green peppers from my garden too.
    That is until the first frost.

    Is Buckeye still missing. Again???

    Well, things look quiet this evening. A lot of great dog pictures.


  20. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Well, Gentlemen, ( very good salutaion)

    While my mators and peppers have about given up the ghost with this dry spell, be assured I am making copious quantities of apple butter, gathering clover and honey suckle spawned honey from high mountain sources and enjoying a windfall of sorghum and even, dare I say, have my twice yearly supply of untax paid, all Pyrex glass made spirits, now available at this time.

    Not only that but I am looking forward to, when cold weather comes, excellent smoked or salted bacon, sugar cured ham and as always, the year round double yoke, brown eggs.

    We get 20 pounds of stone ground corn meal from Babcock State Park in August and make it do all winter as well as share with family and friends

    I pickle eggs by the quart and dry apples and peaches for pies in winter.
    Bannana bread and pumpkin bread are standard fair with relaitives when visited or visiting.

    If you guys are nice to me. I might share a little around Thanksgiving or the Yule Tide.

    My brother and I have had so many close E net friend wanting his apple butter we are thinking of making gift packs in multiple baby food jar packs for the hollidays.

    Dont let the Bubbster fool ya, I may have a city zip code, but living here since 1670, a hill billy knows how to eat. Thank God I am a country boy!!:D

    Yes sir.

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