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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Mar 22, 2008.

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  1. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Too busy to post yesterday - pulled out all the brush for the city to pick up next week. What a mess. Beat the rain into work this morn. Prom tonight for the daughter - hope it clears and I can go home early to help in all the prep. Have to prep more for Mom's day too. Safe journeys, Chief!
  2. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member

    Morning all!

    TomPM - prayers for your FiL. Hope he recovers quickly.

    Beautiful day here. Cool front went through last night and it will be 70's today! 80's through the weekend. Only glitch is have to get the yard mowed this weekend.

    Man - the repair guys are moving slower than ever. They don't get their final payments until the job is completed, and they have only completed 1 out of 7 projects started over 2 weeks ago?

    Chief - traveling? Watch out! Grits may be slung...

    Doug - my daughter (junior in HS) did not get invited to the prom this year. Probably for the best since the prom seems to be when everyone ditches their date/girlfriend and pick up another one? Yes my daughter is guilty of this. Has something to do with 3 week relationships and invites to the prom being 4-5 weeks out.

    Hope everyone is having a great day!

    Remember - a day without Buckeye is a day without a bridge inspected...
  3. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave:Good Afternoon everyone NS and CSX are both in the Columbus Dispatch today seems as though business is booming for the two railroads as the cost of shipping by truck has been cost prohibitive lately both are planning expansion between the east cost and the midwest area constuction to be completed by 2015:shock:

    Chief don't forget to take some pictures and post them when you get back:mrgreen:
  4. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Good Afternoon Y'all! My Model Railroader came in the mail today, which is a good thing. While I am O gauge, I have gained a lot of tips from the smaller scale folks. Just waiting for the fun to start. Have only one case today, but it is after a Lonnnnng case by someone else. Hurry up and wait.

    CNW man, not sure which type hopper you are looking for the prototype for. Yesterday, in the Albany, GA NS yard, I saw a orange/yellow modern hopper with CNW on it in dark orange. If this is the one, I may be able to snap photos of it as I have seen it several times when passing there. If you can post a photo of the car you have, that would help in looking for the prototype.
    Hope everyone has a blessed weekend.
  5. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    I'm finally playing with trains

    Just wanted to show ya'll my practice layout. This is N scale although I will build my permanent layout in HO scale after my daughter moves back out of the house. I am really enjoying running trains as often as I can.:mrgreen:

    Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Home from fishing trip - lots of mud as we were between storms. My son caught two big bluegill. One was 7.5 inches and about 8 ounces and the other was 8 inches and about 10 ounces. It was catch and release. A couple kids caught snapping turtles. One kid caught a bass. One kid caught a catfish using goat cheese his grandma got for "free", so glad my taxes helped [​IMG] Another big wave of storm is coming, I've heard, so might not be on the computer later. Might go to a train store this weekend, we'll see. My wife clearly wants to spend a lot of money on something as she suggested a hobby shop trip [​IMG]
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I got word today that one of my cousins died in a car accident yesterday. That's my father's brother's oldest son. Hec was only a year younger than I am and we always got along well together. I'm gonna be off for a little while. I need some time.
  8. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Jeffrey - so sorry to hear this. Our payers are with his soul.
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
  10. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Marcie, you're coming along just fine!!! It's looking GREAT!!

    Jeffery, sorry about your loss. :-(
  11. sir james

    sir james Member

    Nice work Marcie,looks good. We got some rain today but no storm. Did some shopping this morning and reg. gas here is $3.59 to $3.69,ouch and ouch again. I spent some time with the trains but did not get much done, still cannot find enough room for things I want to keep out. I know if I put the engines in their boxes that is where they will stay. I'm still thinkin on it. Enjoy your Saturday......S.J.
  12. Marcie glad thats pratice layout now when you do the acuall remember its O not HO:mrgreen::p
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Marcie - looking good so far! :D :D

    Jeffrey -- All our prayers and good Kharma to you and yours!! :( :( Horrible and at too young an age!!! :( :(
  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Prayers for you and your family, Jeffrey.

    Nice layout, Marcie -- with O gauge, you can easily do reverse loops you know (hint hint)! And, in the same space as many HO layouts!

    Rain and winds etc apparently missed us this afternoon. Prayers too for those in Arkansas and KC and their families too.
  15. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Hey guys, notice how CLEAN Marcie's work space is! :mrgreen::mrgreen:
  16. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    quick stop by this morning. I have to go in and do a case in a few minutes. Marcie, great work. Jeffery, sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.God Bless,Dennis
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Thanks for the prayers and concern guys. I'm dealing with this in my own way. The new RailBox has been darkened slightly with some subtle weathering. An up-to-date photo is at the end of this post.

    Good morning.

    It's 66 degrees and thunderstorms are rumbling around all over the area. Expecting a high of 79 with partly cloudy conditions this afternoon.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/2/2008

    Wind Chill: 66°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 64°F

    So Far Today
    High: 76°F
    Low: 66°F
    Rain: 0.74"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 30mph NW

    Today High: 82 Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

    Tonight Low: 55
    Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

  18. Glad your not shutting the world out as it kinda sounded last night . It will get better in time but you know that. Hang in there guy we all have times like this and it is rough and none of us like tham . were here if you want to talk
  19. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    Jeffrey - I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you & your family. Railbox looks great.

    Thank you to everyone for your comments & encouragement.

    RT & Brutus - I will have a very small bedroom to build in & I have to fit in my workbench & file cabinet too. I don't know how I would fit O scale. I am barely fitting 24" curves & I thought O was twice the size of HO.

    MadHatter - This is how my work space looked while I was working.

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  20. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Good looking little layout Marcie....It looks likefun to operate....
    It does look clean doesn't..?? That's 'cuzz she's a newbie AND a woman...:mrgreen:
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