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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Jun 17, 2007.

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  1. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member

    Frank--what a wonderful thing you are doing for the young boy and his Grandparents. He will never forget you.:thumb:

  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    SpankyB...That's some heavy-duty work you fellas are doing...3 levels..?? Wow..!! Is that the S-gauge on the 3rd. level..??
    Jefelectric...When I started to read your wall papering post I thought .."This guy must be crazy..." I tried real wallpapering ONCE. Did 1/2 wall and called it quits. Went back next day and removed it. :cry:

    Jeffrey...Glad to see you're back..!! Hope all goes well-well into the future...:thumb:

    Suffering in 80+ heat here in the tip o' Texas.... :mrgreen:
  3. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    'Evening, folks! We had a nice day today here in Prattville. Sunny and mild. GOt some projects done and watched some football on TV. Think I'll hit the sack early tonight.

    Good night, all!
  4. pennman

    pennman Member

    Xmas time

    Hey guys,
    Been a fun week got the house decorated andthe tree up been a fun week got a good pic of my grandson the other day, now tell me hes not going to be a train fan when he grows up. Came out that morning and heard the trains running. He was sitting in front of the tree with his milk a tin of cookies just having a blast.
    I'm looking foward to Xmas morningnow more than ever. Still wondering wether or not 3 is to young for that lionel train set forhim.
    Yall have fun,

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  5. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening,

    Just got home from the Christmas celebration at Messiah College. Great meal, met lots of old friends and the music was fabulous. The Jazz group was the high point of the evening for me. The featured soloist, Tim Warfield, is a master of the Sax.

    Chief, Sounds like a nice layout for the little guy.

    Well off to bed.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We just got back from seeing George Carlin :) :) Too Funny!!!!!
  7. hilldrum

    hilldrum Member

    I wonder what that dog's doing in the background, Tony ;)
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/2/2007

    Wind Chill: 68°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 66°F

    So Far Today
    High: 70°F
    Low: 68°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 18mph S

    Now through 07:00 AM CST December 02, 2007

    Patchy fog is being reported across much of the area...becoming dense over portions of southwest Louisiana. This fog is expected to linger until shortly after sunrise. If traveling...allow for extra time to reach your destination.

    Today High: 78 Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

    Tonight Low: 48 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    I found an old Athearn BB SD40-2 collecting dust in the display case at the LHS and decided to give it a good home. It was an undecorated offering. So far I have the KCS gray on it and have yet to apply the yellow stripe and the couplers. This will be be a new re-do of the old 666 when it's finished.

  9. kpolak

    kpolak Member


    Spent the day working on the Christmas layout, while Bride and 3-yo were making cookies. 9-mo decided the Dept56 boxes were delicious. 3-yo decorated ALL the cookies. She used paint brushes to paint the cookies with icing, and added the sprinkles with a spoon. She had a great time..sorry forgot to take pictures. Mom and daughter needed a nap after that.

    Added 1" inclines for the trestle, and added Buffalo Snow on top, looks like the SF fog just rolled in. Needed to cut snow out from under superstreets, too bumpy.

    Tip for Christmas layout w/ fabric covering board:
    Drill holes as needed in foam/plywood, cover, and shine light up thru holes from the bottom. Sure is easier to find the holes you just drilled.

    Off to eat the best cookies in the world! ...and more wiring, then church, baybe a Christmas tree this afternoon. Not much of a winter storm here. Just a dusting of snow/ice, not even enough to shovel.

  10. Good Morning..............
    It's a dark and rainy 34 degrees. Going up to 55 today with more rain on the way.
    Today is a good day to run trains and take it easy. Can't do much outside. Christmas lights are all up and working. Wife is cooking a nice dinner today.
    Everyone have a nice day,
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Inspecting his caboose... :eek::eek::eek:sign1sign1sign1sign1sign1
  12. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Biting a flea!!!! :p
    Morning all. Cloudy and cold. Why, Christmas parade in Roseyville this afternoon. Wife had suddenly realized she invited 25 people to have lunch and watch the parade.:eek: Its funny to see her go into panic mode. Just like Lucy [I Love Lucy]. Going to be riding in a convertible so will wear hat and all to prevent this cold from getting worse. Have a good one.
  13. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 36 deg with rain. We had snow last night before it turned to rain overnight. Now they say a big cold front is coming tonight and 3" to 6" of snow by morning! :cry: :winter1:

    Chief - have a good time in the parade. Be sure to give alot of candy to the little ones :mrgreen::patriot1:

  14. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

    Good Morning. Been working on the track plan and . . . .

    With the possible addition of two hidden storage sidings, this is probably it:


    didn't quite get all of the 3d in, but you get the idea:


    The inclusion of switches to connect the inner and outer loops on both sides enables a train on the outer loop to switch to the inner loop and vice versa, as well as allowing the outer loop train to enter the inner loop and use a reversing loop and then return to the outer loop.
  15. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member

    A bright/cold morning in Iowa, what a strange weather day yesterday. We experienced everything including fog when we went to bed. The temps actually ended up going up once it got dark with winds out of the south, sadly during the night the winds switched back to the north so now it's cold again.

    What a crazy day for the college football games yesterday, the Buckeye's must be very happy today.

    The tree goes up today and a new plan from Thor will be the rule of the day. Kind of looking forward to something different. Maybe a pic tomorrow.

  16. Frank53....That looks like a very good track plan. I like it. ( and it's all in tubular track ).:thumb:

  17. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Frank53...Looks great..!! 'scuze my ignorance....Is that all done with commercially available track, or will you have to "cut & paste" some to get it to fit..? Also...Whereabouts will the storage sidings be..??
  18. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

    all tubular track - a few straights cut to fit.

    No room for storage sidings unfortunately. I am trying not to clutter the layout with too much track in favor of structures and scenery.
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Frank....:thumb:. Look forward to seeing progress pics once you get ball rolling...:wave:
  20. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

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