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

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  1. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Morning, Grits sound great about now! Plenty to do this weekend. Got some filming today and Monday/Tuesday will be the big train scene. It should be lots of fun, but lots of work too.

    Hope everyone has a blessed weekend
  2. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Guys, here's an awesome Youtube video of some old Marx streamliners. The music and commentary are great, too!

    YouTube - Marx Streamliners
  3. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Good morning from a snowy and grey Pearl Harbor Day in Crystal Lake - spent the last hour shoveling snow from the driveway and neighbors. I'll check for the transformers in phase - thanks for the suggestion. James looks funny but still he's a nice engine. I'm also going to swap wires on a transformer to see if I can get the whistle to blow.

    I still have only the over-air channels for cable and POTS for phone. Someday we'll probably have to switch...

    Floyd, just browsed a K-line reprint of a Lionel engine repair manual in our public library of all places yesterday.
  4. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Good Morning !

    Happy Pearl Harbor Day! Its always thought provoking to take a moment and appreciate what everyone had to live through during that time! God Bless them! We certainly owe them a lot!

    Thanks for the comments regarding Chris, we are extremely proud of him!

    Mitch - Don't they realize with whom they are messing with? We are going to be seeing some major changes in our pick-up this spring. Three trucks instead of one, each picking up sorted trash, (Green, recyclable, and trash).

    This major storm that is coming through so far is really wimpering out! I don't think we have had a 1/2" all night, and the sun is shinning. The national news is portraying a far different situation!

    Anyway, I think I have a solution!! If we could get all the grits available we could cover the hillsides, and then there would NOT be any threat of fire, mudslides, or even earthquakes. That stuff would hold everything solid! The only downside could be the potential smell. Have to see about an environmental study being done. THAT's it!!! Major program for our newly elected mayor....... EXPORTING GRITS TO OTHER STATES FOR LAND PRESERVATION. Think of the uniqueness, and potential revenue!! There could be the possibility of 1 state being expelled from the Union however. Something to think about!

    Got our Big Boy back! Was a joyous celebration. More engine chatter going on than you would hear in ANY Thomas video! Tonight wife is hosting the monthly "Bunco" gathering. Probably a good night for Chris and I to go play pool.

    Hope everyone has a great DAY !!!
  5. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

    A little problem solving issue, as there will be a cliffside in this area flaring down from the structures above:

    A dirt road will come in from the left for the convenience of visitors to "Wicked Wanda's".

    I will continue the road past the structure and into the cliffisde using the tunnel portal, which will also allow access to the light switch behind it:


  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It has been a rough morning. My daughter woke up coughing and crying. She said that it felt like she had a lump caught in her throat. So we went off to the pediatricians’ office. She has a sinus infection and an ear infection. It then took me three pharmacies before I found one that had all the medication she needs in stock. I finally made it to work in time for our office Pollyanna drawing.

    It was 29 F when we started our adventures this morning. Our high is supposed to be 38 F. We are expecting a wintry mix this afternoon and could have freezing rain tomorrow morning.

    We were supposed to go on a Cub Scout trip on Saturday but we canceled it due to not enough people, but given the weather forecast of freezing rain it looks like a good thing that we are not going. Instead we may take the train into Philadelphia to see the Light Show at Macys (used to be Lord & Taylor’s; used to be John Wanamaker’s) and other Christmas displays. We also have some Christmas shopping to finish.

    On the workbench I still have grab irons to install on the Walthers Reading coil cars. On the layout I am still adding details to the Farm House Area. I am also beginning to think about the next area to work on.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  7. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Tom, hope your daughter feels better by the time you get home from work.
    Don, what is the difference between recyclable and green trash? Everything colored green?
  8. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Doug - Green trash is lawn clippings, tree / shrubs similiar stuff. (Grits requires Hazardous Mat. containers.)
  9. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Oh... Our town picks up brown-bagged leaves in the fall and cut brush in the spring. The garbage guys will take lawn clippings in a special container but its pricey. So I just leave them be... I'm happy to not have to see the lawn for the next few months.
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Evening all. Why would anyone want to save CA from fires and mud slides? :confused::twisted: Back from Mom's. Now off to Wildlife Enforcement Christmas party about half way back to Mom's. OH WELL. Tired. Hope to come home early. No Miss Edna's tomorrow. Got Seniors Christmas Luncheon at Church at noon. Stopped by and visited with her this PM. Hey, got my first Mayor's paycheck. :wave::thumb: Later
  11. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Chief...The engines I got are HO Scale and they look like some cheaper ones that might have come with some RR Sets???
  12. Hey all not to much going on today had a go around with vonage today. Sales rep swore had local number for me . yeah right So call local number in my area code but 187 miles away. then faught to cancle took 30 minutes to sign up 15 to get them to cancle. What a hassel. Thought I'd give the new idea a try but they need to train or be moore honest told me when I said it doesn't show my town or any close to me oh we have more up to date list here I have local number for you.

    enough harpin

    cleaning up my room after selling a lot of my trains still have more than room for lol. Didn't realize how many I had. close to 100 auction total sold about 70 and some had between 2 and 4 items in the auction (about 20)

    Polar Express tonight about 45 minutes:D

    talk later
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Not an HO expert. Sorry. There are some on here that are.

    Back from Christmas Party. Big steaks. :mrgreen: Tired. Later
  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Tired - worked hard today (brain power) then sat through 2 plus hour "training" that consisted of a doc saying well, that's what you'll get in reports because of "variability" among examiners blah blah blah. Useless.

    We were talking about Pearl Harbor Day at work. Remember in the 70's when they busted into one of the sunken ships and found there had been survivors trapped inside, at least for a while. A day that will continue to live in infamy.

    Went out to eat with friends after work (raining again, but not freezing this time - yet) and then all came to our house to play cards for a while. New Monk and Psych episodes taped. Watched Monk - good one, but can't let daughter watch it as she still believes in the S man.

    Doug - it was magic reindeer feed corn to be specific!

    Oh, my Overton cars came for the 19th C train! Ho Ho Ho! Wife is mad, cause I bought all my Christmas presents for myself this year - well, this way I got what I want!
  15. Good Morning............
    It is a cold 34 degrees. Light rain. Snow is melting. Going up to 38 today with heavy clouds.
    Today is an inside day. I think I will take it easy and spend some time in the train room. Run trains and work on scenery.
    Everyone have a nice day.
  16. mitchelr

    mitchelr New Member

    N Gauger - Show was good, so was food. Thought I was going to burst. we went with a group from Mom & Dad's church. Mom is recovering from heart bypas surgery and thought the day would be too long for her. we did not ride the bus with them. Mrs. stopped and shopped for a few minutes at one of the outlet stores. Did not buy anything.

    Dr. John - mmmm vegetable soup. What time is dinner? :) Loved the videos of those Marx streamliners.

    Have a great day.

  17. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Morning all. A quick post from the hospital, have one Pt. to check on. Then I have plenty of honey dos to get to. Lots of outside work, but should be beautiful as temps to the low 80s.

    Got some work to do on the layout tonight, but have the HDs to finish first, so Y'all have a good day, gotta run.
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Bacon and waffles. Sun is out and temps are WARM. Seniors' Luncheon at Church at noon. Finish layout for kid and hopefully deliver it along with a train and cars. Have a great day.

    PS: Got letter from US Airways. Paying full value of camera stolen from checked bag. Said they hoped I would view this as an exception and not a normal thing.
  19. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Bitter cold this morning in Crystal Lake. More snow on the way from Iowa - thanks Jon. Congrats on your reimbursement, Chief. On the way to visit Santa with the youngest.

    Good answer, Jim - you are correct.
  20. Brutus

    Brutus Member


    Howdy folks - cold and drear here in the St. Louis area. Watching Pirates 3 with the kids. Possibly go to a train show later. Going to Michaels for sure. Also, running trains for sure! TTFN
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