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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Sun is out. Time for breakfast. Been up for a while but been busy. Got big dinner [free] in Raleigh tonight. Have a good one.
  2. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Sunny and cool here. Laptop keyboard is fixed - someone who will go unnamed dropped it and all the tabs fell out. Other good news includes gas down now 36 cents a gallon and a friend and his bride who separated are working things out. Hope to find some time to run trains this evening. Did you see the new MTH IRT Els? They look sharp.
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Brutus: The Tyco Mantua F unit arrived today. Get this, that thing still runs, not good, but it runs. I'm going to strip the guts out of it and fit it with an Athearn chassis.
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Here's another chop, cut, rebuild. A Mantua F7 body on a Proto 2000 FA1 chassis. It was a shotgun wedding. The truck and weight supports inside the body had to be cut out. On the P2K chassis the front coupler pocket had to be removed and the headlight fixture had the be removed. The corners on the front of the frame had to be ground off (1/8" each side) to allow the body to fit. Naturally it runs like a dream. Here's a photo of it looking like million bucks, if you can get over the trucks that is.

  5. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Undertall??? I am 6'4" I fill up a doorway top to bottom side to side sign1 and the heaviest I have been is 379:eek: I can actualy feel my ribs now:mrgreen:
  6. sir james

    sir james Member

    CSX if I ever need a new door I will keep you in mind. Are you willing to travel?
    We had another beautiful day at 81,a little stuffer so a/c went on this afternoon. We are all spoiled. a little train fussing but not much, spent a lot of time outside. No new news from the store. stay well everyone...S.J.
  7. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Well, back from the Greater Raleigh Chamber Partners Dinner. Free steak and baked fish [yes both] dinner. Got TV interview tomorrow as Rolesville is now the fastest growing Town in NC. Good night all.
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Remember the baggage car a friend sent to me?


    It's turned into this:


  9. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Hey, great work on that baggage car and that old loco, glad you like it! Sounds like you did a real good job, glad it's running smooth now! I'll tell Steph, the lady who gave it to me. Her Dad passed and she wanted someone to have it that would enjoy it. Been busy busy busy and falling asleep as I'm typing! TTFN
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 75 and cloudy out here in the Sportsman's Paradise. It's expected to clear a little to mostly cloudy as the high climbs into the upper 90's with a small chance of rain.

    Yesterday was a busy day for me. I worked on two projects and helped fix an air conditioner. Project #1 was mounting a Mantua F7 body on a Proto 2000 FA1 chassis. That was a shotgun wedding if ever there was one, but after a bit of surgery on both they're now together, for better or for worse. Project #2 was my abandoned baggage car. It took a total of almost ten hours.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 7/25/2008

    Heat Index: 80°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 76°F
    Low: 75°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph SSE

    Today High: 98 Partly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. Light and variable winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 75 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a comfortable 70 F this morning on the way to the hot house. High today will be 88 F. It looks like another fun day in the office. Once again the a/c is down and temperature is 76 F and climbing. Since we can’t open any windows it will be fun. I am supposed to go out in the field today and look at a construction problem on project so I may get an early escape.

    No modeling last night. We had to get things ready for the delivery of our new kitchen table and chairs. Our old set was falling apart so it had to go. We put it on the curb at 7 PM and it was gone by 9 PM.

    This weekend we have the grocery shopping torture. After that I am not sure what will happen. The kids have a birthday pool party to go to tomorrow.

    In the modeling world I need to decide on the next project and straighten a few things up on the layout.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  12. sir james

    sir james Member

    Tom, the post office bldg. I worked in was the same way. Every June it was, we have to order a part, six weeks later the a/c would run about a week,then they hired an outside firm to work on it,bottom line, every year the same routine. The outside firm refused to come back as they had not been paid. Of course the bosses office had a seperate a/c.
  13. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Quiet today at work. Hope to go home early. Tried placing figures as I ran a few trains last eve to 'help' with things like switching. It was kinda fun. Slowed me down appropriately. Need more figures too.
  14. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Today was my last day at Job#1 it is back to being on call status there:cry: Job#2 however has extended the scope of the project they have me doing:thumb: Will be looking for part time temp work after project at job#2 is completed:rolleyes:

    Jeffery great job on the baggage car looks awesome:thumb:

    Kids paint balled my garage and shed the other daywall1
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Afternoon Everyone. Had a good day today. Work went by really quick. Really didn't have anything to do so we just sat around. Probably not going to get any modeling done this weekend as it will be a busy one. Hope everyone had a great day. Stay Safe.
  16. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Sorry gang as I did not get time to sign in this AM. Busy on phone about finances and contract on Lake House. Then had TV interview on Rolesville being the fastest growing town in NC. Guy still likes to come up with some negative points. That is that TV station's rep.

    Going back up to the Lake House Sunday afternoon. Get contract signed and will take camera. Big storage building was where a former owner stored his boat [newest owner built the big metal boat storage building]. Is perfect place for around the wall layout. Trains at home and trains at the lake. :thumb:

    Think I will run trains now. Later.
  17. i did not see anything to negative in it,,

    one thing tho..... 2200 is a small town????? HA! my town,,,,,,,500 people! was a lot bigger when the train went through
  18. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I got called out to a house fire early this afternoon. That kept me tied up for several hours. When I came home I realized the power was out. It came back on about thirty minutes later. I had just enough time to note the happening on my forum when the power went out again. That was at 4:54. I went out to dinner with my sister and her family. When we got back the power was still out. That was at 7:10. It came back on just as I walked into my trailer at 7:16. The cause of the power outage was a fire at a substation near here. When they turned the power back on at 4:45 the main transformer caught fire, so they shut down at 4:54. I hope they have it fixed right now. Power failures one after the other get old really quick.
  19. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Good luck with the power, Jeffrey! Picked up OGR at Borders today as well as the latest Ghost Rider graphic novel and some collectible Hellboy figures based on the books, not the movies. Abe looks a lot cooler in the books for some reason. CTT is late, so I guess that Homeland security is checking them for grits again? Gonna contact Jeff Kane next week for parts to restore an old Marx locomotive, hope he has them!
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Oh man! Does it ever feel good to get out of those leg braces! Those things make my thighs hurt but they make walking so much easier.
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