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. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Besure Adaware and popup blockers are off. When I was running that, had to hold control key down. Now not necessary per TW rep. Only popup blocker is the Windows version. Mine runs a lot faster and better. Three stirers on CTT [I think].
  3. sir james

    sir james Member

    Thanks Chief, I am totally computer challenged, And I do mean I know next to nothing. Never had a need for one, still would not have one except daughter gave me this HP laptop and showed me how to turn the thing on. a couple evenings of quickie lessons and here I am 2 years later and still don't know nutin.
  4. sir james

    sir james Member

    Is that like when our nose runs and our feet smell? When its suppose to be the other way.
  5. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Chief, don't forget to plan on the 16th as well for the TCA openhouse at Strasburg.

    Had an interesting experience today. When traveling from the "National Toy Train Museum" today on my way to lunch, I had to stop for the lowered crossing gates. I wondered what was up as they normally don't run during the day this time of year. Well I had a treat. The Strasburg 44 toner was towing Reading #902 & #903 toward Strasburg. I reached for the camera that I always carry in my truck and ---the batteries were dead. No problem I thought, as I always carry a spare set in the bottom of the case. I hurried up to the Strasburg parking lot reached for the case and --- only one battery to be found. I did get to watch while they crossed 896 and backed the pair of F7s onto a track at the PA Rail Musuem. Stopped and talked to one of the watchers who turned out to be a member of the restoration crew that worked on these diesels. They are going to be parked at the Museum all winter. Will try to get some pictures next week if they are not covered with snow by then.

    Question for all of you computer experts. My main computer has developed a problem. When I start it, it lights up for about 2 seconds and then shuts down. Any suggestions before I start to tear it apart? I built this one several years ago and it has been a solid runner ever since. Put in a new hard drive a couple of months ago and had no problems. BTW I am typing this on my laptop. My first though is that it may be a power supply, but that is just a guess.

    One more thing, they are building a new HO layout at the museum so there will be something new to see if you have been there before.
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    John what happens when you hold the power up button in?
  7. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    John - I think Roger has something there. Check the power button. Be sure the wires are connected to the on - off button.
  8. Hey all know your getting ready for york in a couple of months but have some trains for sale listed in buy and sell area befor I move them to ebay
  9. Tom, the Buckeyes were in trouble just after the flip of the coin and the ref says, "Yu' alll, stand over dere and you'ns stand over here."

    One of the hardest test I've taken in a long time is the railroad safety test for contractors. It is dangerous out there. Doug, that conductor is going to have it rough for a while.

    Off to Florida this weekend for a meeting.
  10. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    If they don't sale, consider a tax deduction by donating them to our museum! :thumb:
  11. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Hey RT - where is your sale? On the TCA buy/sell page or somewhere on zealot???

    Folks have been worried about you, hope you are okay? What's the word on your porch?

    Doug, sorry to hear about your friend's loss, that's too bad!

    John, sounds like either a short on your computer somewhere or a capacitor got fried on the motherboard.... Just my 2 cents. If the switch is good and the power supply is good, then check the motherboard - see if you can still smell any ozone smell anywhere after you try powering it up? This happened to a buddy and had to rebuild the whole thing.

    Dennis, I sent you and email, but it sounds like it's highly doubtful we could go shopping or anything. The 2 days we overlap, I'll be busy until probably about 5:30 and not in the park etc. Oh well, maybe next time!

    Finally got set up at work with computer account so I can travel. Went online and started figuring out flights - called wife to see what she thought before I "purchased" them - oh, she tells me I better make sure they are approved. Just cause they are in FedTraveler doesn't mean my office will approve. So I went and asked secretary and found out I'm a dummy, we don't input this stuff. We just need Our Account so they can go in as us and do it? What??? How stupid is this.... Oh well, plus only 1 flight approved on Monday 1/28 that I can make since I have to drop off kids at school/say goodbye so won't get to hotel until prob about 9 PM and leaving is even worse, won't get back to home prob until about 11 PM. :(
  12. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Good night all. Reclinerized while reading the new OGR [not magazine's fault]. Had popcorn first. :thumb: John on your computer, my first suggestion is the clean out all of the Apitz BS. :eek: Oops, slap me across the face. Wasn't suppose to say that. :p

    RT and I chated tonight. He is around and reading. will not mention that rascal in CA I chated with Off to bed. No meetings tomorrow or Friday. so far :thumb: Trains. announce1

    Good night all.

    BTW: San Francisco Gun Ban has been over turned by CA Court of Appeals. Victory for NRA.
  13. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    "BTW: San Francisco Gun Ban has been over turned by CA Court of Appeals. Victory for NRA."

    good news good news!!!!
  14. Here on zealot in buy and sell lets see if this works
  15. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a more seasonable 36 F as I headed to work this morning. Our high today will be 53 F and we are expecting rain later.

    No major modeling last night. We had Cub Scout Den Meetings and rough cuts for Pine Wood Derby cars. I did look over the passenger cars I decaled and had to pop a few bubbles and hit them again with a coat of Solvaset.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  16. Good Morning.................
    It is a cold 32 degrees. Going to 54 today with, maybe, some rain later. Taking it easy today. Later I will spend some time in train room. Need to play.
    Everyone have a nice day,
  17. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well im off to iowa city to talk to the docs, i will tell you what i find out when i get back.
  18. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    good luck ozzy.
  19. sir james

    sir james Member

    GOOD MORNING, No plans for today, of course my wife is not home yet,she gets 2 gr.sons off to school. everyone have a safe day.
    Ozzy, thinking of you.
  20. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Good morning all. Slept late. No breakfast meetings. :thumb: No meetings today or tomorrow [tomorrow's canceled :mrgreen:]. Warm but cooler than the last few days. may hve thunder with our rain today and tomorrow. Thunder in winter means snow soon. :cry: Let the Yanks have their snow. Anyone heard from Hatter? Wedding and all. Ozzy, good luck and prayers your way. Train time. :thumb: Later.
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