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. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Morning Y'all, had a restless night last night and am lucky in that I got to sleep a little later than usual...I'm on call, so hopefully they won't beat me up this week. Was reading the January OGR and they had a article on building 3D scenery similar to a project I plan on at the back of my layout. Gave me some ideas, but will have to wait. I think my Legacy system will be here on Wed. A little more wiring and I should have things ready to go.

    Chief, I am not sure exactly what retirement is supposed to be like, but my impression is nothing like what you have been doing. You seem busier than ever and I thought it was the opposite. Enjoy it!
    God Bless,
  2. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    A belated good morning from a very cold Chicago.

    Ozzy, that garage looks great! For shingles, I am always taking the 'cheap-o' route - I've tried both colored construction paper - for tar shingles - and cardstock - cut from cereal boxes. For the latter, I make strips the length of the roof, then partially cut the strip at the intervals to represent the individual shingles - finally, layer each strip from top to bottom on the roof.

    Dennis, thanks for sharing that magic moment. They are sometimes hard to remember when the little ones become teenagers. ;) Our youngest is a great reminder! Boy, I wish I had a cushy chair when video directing. I'm usually perched high on a stool overlooking the monitors.

    Tom, what a productive weekend! Can't wait to see photos of some of your finished work.
  3. laz57

    laz57 Member

    HI GIZ,
    NO SNOW, big bunch o liars. Had school, broke up cat fight with two girls at 715. Fighting over a boy? She said she did this..... oh yea? BAM BAM two to the face lots o blood. Nice way to start out the week. Oh well little excitment, kids are abuzz of this. 93 days left.
    Try and run trains tonite?
    B good,
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 1/14/2008

    Wind Chill: 35°F
    Humidity: 87%
    Dew Point: 31°F

    So Far Today
    High: 40°F
    Low: 33°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Today High: 62 Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

    Tonight Low: 35 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.

    Remember this?


    Here it is after a run through the paint shop.


  5. kpolak

    kpolak Member

    Saline Show is pretty good, but you need to get there when it opens, at 10:00am.

  6. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    From my old school days, it was always the girls who had the roughest fights. We may punch and wrestle, but they would gouge, claw, rip, scrape, kick, and anything else. Let you know which ladies to stay away from.
    Not much going on today. Big case in the morning, but it is not mine and so far, it looks like I may get some sleep tonight. Anyway, hope everyone has a good one.
    PS: Doug, we got some really nice chairs for the production studio. We have a TV station that we run and so some folks are there all the time. It makes it nice for those of us who only have to be there for the services.
  7. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    is that a "pringles factory" in the background in the 2nd pic?.....hehe
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Nah, just the can I keep my ballasting sand in. I buy that colored sand art sand at Wal-Mart by the box. It's cheaper that way. It doesn't matter to me what color it is as it'll be covered by the finish layer of ballast that goes on over it. I also use the green, yellow, red and blue sand along roads and paths. The different colors look like patches of flowers and the tiny grains are almost the right scale.
  9. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    speaking of second pic, that windshield looks a little dislodged. Still, that's a good paint job jeffery!:thumb: Got me thinking about messing around with a few old engines, once I get some:oops::mrgreen:
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Don Baker on one of hid normal train watching trips.

    That is better than Buckeye. He doesn't use a hammock. He just passes on the tracks. :twisted:

    Southern Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and cole slaw. bounce7 Got my Lionel oil derrick and pump wired and working. Later.
  11. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Good job Jeffrey, looks very sharp and smooth to me. Laz, be careful! John Baker, if you don't want to cut your fastrack, you can buy isolated sections and more terminal track(s). I think most people make their own, though. I've heard that having a steady load on the CW80 makes it work better. TomPM - you sure got a lot done!
  12. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave::wave::wave: Not posting as much but still here just a few pounds lighter:mrgreen:

    Have been conversing latly with someone at modelpower(HO manufacturer) The rumor that they have old marx tooling is half right they only have the HO tooling from marx which I was unaware that marx made HO trains:cool:
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Better lay low. Adding a low level CSX engine to the great NS team of engines. For the above, may you always have crossed eyes and be snaggle toothed. :twisted:
  14. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Chief - How did you get that picture? That's only about 6 miles from here, you should have seen what I was watching, It is right outside of Fritz's Lounge and Gentlemens Club.
  15. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Good evening. Called in for an emergency. I hope to get some sleep. If I spent half the time on my layout as I do covering emergencies, I'd have it done and running by now. I am really looking forward to the Orlando trip about this hour. Hope everyone has a good night. Figure the only one awake is probably Don.
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a crisp 29 F as I rolled out of the driveway this morning. It took me a little while to get in the van. I had to deal with frozen doors as a result of all the rain yesterday and the overnight temperature drop. Our high today is supposed to be 39 F with the slight chance of rain or snow.

    No modeling last night. I did put away from some things and straighten the layout up some.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning al. Cold here [Yankees left the door open]. NO SNOW. :thumb::twisted: Actually might get some early tomorrow AM but turn to rain. Depends on temps when the presip starts. Off to Mom's down east. Stopping by a Miss Edna's buddy's house and see his layout. About half way to Mom's. Have a great day.

    PS: where is Dr. John lately???????
  18. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Good Morning All from NE Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]where the temp is 28 deg with SNOW![/FONT]
    I wanted to take a minute and thank both Chief and Jefelctric for the great donations they have made to our Museum.
    The Lionel Electric set that I posted on has also been donated to our musuem. This also is a great find for us.
    We also have recived an outstanding S gauge layout, but of cousre we have to move it and marry it into our layout. Now all we need is more S gauge engines and rolling stock.


  19. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    ' Morning from a very cold Chicago where it is 19 but feels like 8 - a day when you can feel the cold through the bottom of your shoes. :-o Orlando or anyplace else sounds real good now - Ran the trains a bit last evening instead of watching TV. Placed the barber shop building I got on sale over the weekend back in town at the far end of the layout. I randomly light buildings in town - though don't like this one lit - the entire ceramic shell glows. I'll adjust it after unpacking the newspaper building - probably with my youngest tomorrow eve. Got class tonight. Hope the car isn't too frozen in the Metra lot at 10 pm. :car1:
  20. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good Morning
    Spanky, I like the pictures.
    28 degs. and 2 inches of snow this morning. already voted, of course I got #13. the sun is out with a little luck maybe the snow will disappear. it still looks like a good day to play with train toys. Stay safe,,,,Sir James
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