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

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Hello Everyone. That is sad to hear mikey. I just got back 2 hours ago from fighting a structure fire. Spent 7 to almost 8 hours fighting it. It is always sad when you can't save someones house no matter how hard you try. Trust me it was like that today. If I could have just gotten to the room where all the fire was, me and my crew would have been able to save the house.
  2. I'm heading to sc in morning to get finger printed and to check a couple of places out. will talk to you all thursday night most likely
  3. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Off to bed. Good luck RT. Waiting for you to say, "It's final." All feel better here. Have basicly stayed in since last Thrusday noon. Got meeting tomorrow afternoon in Mayor's office. Would have been in York by now. wall1 Not sick like this though. All of you enjoy. Sleep tight and God bless.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah I know that feeling.... I have a bunch of Firefighter friends.... You beat some - you lose some.... You can always replace a house... Life is way more important!!
  5. Good Morning............
    Going up to 70 with sunshine today. Looks like summer is really here. Buds on trees and cherry tree in bloom.
    Busy today with shopping. No time for trains.
    Be back later.
    Have a nice day,
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 43 degrees and clear. Expecting a high of 75 with a partly cloudy sky this afternoon.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/16/2008

    Wind Chill: 41°F
    Humidity: 87%
    Dew Point: 41°F

    So Far Today
    High: 47°F
    Low: 43°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph SSE

    Today High: 75 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 58 Partly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a chilly 40 F as I stepped out of the house this morning. We are supposed to be heading to 67 F and then into the seventies for the rest of the week.

    My wife and son have decided that the backyard needs a fountain. So last night we trekked off to Home Depot and got one, and a light kit. Then they started talking about what it needed around the base and in the garden near-by. Luckily for me, the labor in all this, we have Cub Scout Den Meetings tonight so no time for special projects.

    No modeling last night.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  8. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Sunny and windy in Chicago might hit 70 for the first time since Oct. - one of the longest stretches between 70s. Hope so.

    I see MTH is bringing out a Coronation instead of the Flying Scotsman and that French engine off the Orient Express. Good thing for my wallet neither works on 027 curves. ;)

    Glad you're feeling better, Chief. Dennis, sounds like a good plan for your bride.
  9. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    quick stop by to say "Hello". Not much happening. Case was cancelled this morning, so I am off to Hobby Lobby to see if we have any additions to the offerings. Usually they have a few houses or built up layout items from Cornerstone. Perhaps I will take my daughter out for a Daddy/Daughter lunch and shopping trip. I can see how this will go....she will talk me into some place in the mall for lunch, only to say, "can we shop for SHOES?". I know what I am getting myself into. But I love it!

    Hope Chief and Pam are doing well.

    I look forward to a York Report soon from you lucky guys who are getting to go. Have a safe trip.
    God Bless,
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Afternoon. On the run out the door. Meeting at Town Hall soon but found out Big Mayor's meeting is this afternoon instead of tomorrow. Had it on calendar wrong. Phone call reminder got me straight. Feeling a lot better. Later.
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I KNOW what it needs!! IT NEEDS A TRAIN!!!!!!!! sign1sign1sign1sign1sign1
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Chief - Glad to see you're well enough to get back to work!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  13. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Got a little done on the bench work today:mrgreen: production has stoped due to lack of materials:nope: Have plenty of hardware just need a few more 2x4 sign1
    ended up cleaning out garage a bit and found a mouse nest in one of the cabinets but no mice will have to invest in a mouse trap:nope:
  14. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening guys,

    Spent the day at TCA openhouse. Not a lot that is new.

    S helper had a display table of their S gauge products.

    Ross Switches had a display of switches, a turntable and a transfer table. The turntables are now available for shipping but not with the automatic indexing. In my opinion you don't need it. It can be slowed down so slow that indexing is not a problem, really smooth operation.

    Just trains had a display of the former Korber building line, they now call it Kor buildings I think. Some nice stuff. They are still deciding how they will offer some of the stuff, prepainted or unpainted. Will also offer Fronts and maybe partial side walls to construct background buildings.

    Atlas had a display of the newest road names available for some of their products, there was one ugly black engine there with a white horse on it, forget what road name was one it. :mrgreen:

    Williams had a nice display of their UP heritage diesels. And they had new Williams by Bachman catalogs. Quite a few new road names on the familiar Williams engines.

    Weaver had two of their Canadian National Steamers, very nice, and some of their new buildings, also nice but pricey.

    Mike Wolf (MTH) gave a nice presentation about what is coming down the road. Say what you will, he certainly does not lack for enthusiasm for the hobby. He pointed out that the foreign engines in their new catalog are not there just for the US market but also to fill a void in the European market. He claims that one in five families in Europe are interested in trains, much higher than in the US. Also showed their 3rd HO engine and claims they are working to put it all in N guage as well. He didn't bring a lot along to show, it is all at York, but gave a general state of the hobby talk. Very interesting.

    Lionel also gave a nice presentation. Had four people there including Nick Ladd of K-line and Mike Reagan formerly of TAS. Showed quitte a few of the new items in their latest catalog. The new starter set 0-8-0 is very nice. They did point out that there is two levels of this engine. The basic one in the cheapest starter sets does not have all of the valve gear action nor does it have an operating coupler on the front that the better one has. He said that one of the reasons that they are switching to this engine in the starter sets is to make it easier for young children to put the engine on the track.

    Oh, and I bought my wife an autographed Cuboose.


    The new TCA bear. I think I mentioned before that one of my train buddies' granddaughter won the 'name the bear contest' with "Cuboose" She was there today to have her picture taken with the bear designer.

    Probably won't get back on the forum till Friday evening, tomorrow will be a busy day at York!
  15. sir james

    sir james Member

    John good report, thanks. we had a warm but windy day almost 70, maybe just over. Going to the train store tomorrow and friday to fill in for the guys that went to York. I've got to be careful not to fall in love with anything expensive. Otherwise everything is running normal.
    Brutus we need full power in 30 minutes. banilla is waiting.....S.J.
  16. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    John, certainly was a busy day for you. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the report and I hope you have even more information come Friday.

    Hope everyone is doing well tonight. I have been trying to catch up on my rest and also trying to read up on some information. Got a book in the mail today while the wife was here....glad it wasn't another train! Still on restriction.

    God Bless,
  17. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    SOunds like a great day John, wish I was there! I showed that Cuboose flier to my kids a month ago (?) and they weren't interested. Too bad, because I previously preorder the Lionel bears thinking they would just magically appear in their bedrooms? Maybe I"ll just keep them for me then? I bet that doesn't happen.

    Sorry so late, was mowing lawn and stuff before. TTFN!
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Good night all. John F, thanks for the York info. Glad I was not there to make Mikey boy mad. "Make all these great engines but can't get your switches to work worth a "fiddler's toot." I did do a good job for the tains today. Our CAMPO meeting showed proposed commuter rail system route. I "jumped their guns" for no taking it out of the city limits and going north to where the communters are. That is why the Feds said no to the last proposal. Sleep tight and God Bless.
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 55 degrees outside that with 92% humidity will definitely get your attention.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/17/2008

    Wind Chill: 54°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 53°F

    So Far Today
    High: 59°F
    Low: 55°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 11mph NNE

    Today High: 78
    Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 60
    Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  20. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Did someone say "Toot"? Anyway, hope everyone is having a blessed day. I have a few things to take care of, but should be a good one. Plan is to do some layout wiring and diagram writing. I have to look into buying some TPCs and perhaps a few other control items.
    Gotta run,
    God Bless,
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