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

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  1. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Hey guys, sorry - storms hung around my house until bedtime, so just read some train magazines and hunkered down! TomPM - prayers for your foot too. Sweet tea is good for kids, Chief. I've got pics of me as a baby walking around with a baby bottle full of it - and look at me now, perfektly fine!
  2. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Another great day at work today:thumb:

    nothing in the mail today, found a couple jobs for electronic technicians I may check into.

    Planing to check out Entertrainment soon as I can get a day or two freed up :thumb:

    Good night Logicmansign1
    I have not even finished my layout and already I have plans for a true modular layout that I can assemble on driveway or at shows it will be an appalachain coal hauling layout with optional point to point or loop operation:mrgreen: But first I need to finish the toy layout first:cool:
  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Sweet iced tea makes guys rough...?? Whatever happened to Jack Daniels...???
  4. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Oh, maybe it was Pepsi Cola in the pic.... But, there was plenty of sweet tea. If we were sick, we got honey and vinegar, served hot by the tablespoonful. It worked, but I've never had it since then!
  5. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening all,

    Didn't check in yesterday as I was a little under the weather and spent most of the day in the recliner. Feel great today and spent the day at the Museum.

    We definitely need some rain, but none in sight.

    RI Rocket, You and your family are in our prayers.

    Chief, Grandkids will be showing animals at 4H roundup on Friday, not sure if we will get there as wife has a Dr. appointment that day as well. Will show again week of the 18th at the E-town Fair.

    Hoping to stop at Barry's tomorrow and see if he has any Lionel and K-line catalogs left for me.
  6. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave: Good morning every one

    Off to work here shortlywall1

    In newspaper add from Columbus steel castings they are hiring for all positions due to increase in railroad demand of wheels and and trucks for the trains:thumb: which is their main product. Maybe I should try and get in their test lab(they do stress testing of castings and other neat technological stuff):cool:

    Slept good last night.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was 73 F on the way into the office. High today will be 89 F.

    I slept better last night and did not feel exhausted this morning. I am not sure what caused the foot pain to flare up so bad Tuesday night. It was down by Wednesday morning but lack of sleep kept me from doing much until the afternoon.

    My son was disappointed at football practice last night. They did not get their pads. He wants the pads because he hates running drills. Once they put on the pads the running drills are replaced by hitting drills. The funny thing is, he is an excellent runner. He constantly finishes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in sprints, and is generally one of the leaders when they do laps.

    I ran a train last night and I think I got all the dirty track spots taken care of for now.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  8. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Looks like a beautiful , sunny, cool day here. Hope so as I was jarred awake at 330 this am with a malfunctioning Co2 alarm. . . Think I'll work in the yard later. Sir James, what did you finish - a crossing bell and yard light?
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning. If you're wondering why I haven't been around much it's because I've been busy (and still am) burning DVD's. It seems I have this big collection of Star Trek Enterprise DVD's that I would love to watch. Problem is they're all recorded in the PAL (a color TV standard with a picture frequency of 50 fields per second (625 line, 50 hertz), and sporting a better color picture than NTSC.) encoding standard which is incompatible with my NTSC (525 lines per frame at 30 frames per second) equipment. So what I'm having to do is translate the PAL format into NTSC and make a usable copy, for my private use of course. How this is done is quite technical in nature and would be a sure cure for insomnia should I explain it. Suffice it to say that I have a bunch of useless masters that I'm making into usable duplicates. This will add greatly to my growing Star Trek video collection. I have all the movies and the complete original series. I also some of the DS9 and Voyager series. I don't care much for the Next Generation series.
  10. sir james

    sir james Member

    HOWDY, just back from the train store,could not resist preorder Classics GG1 Passenger set. I think the pricing is to offset the new Williams. Anyway its done now. we have nice weather in the low 80s but still no rain which is normal for August.
    Doug- it was a Marx crossing bell and metal two lite tower, both needed new post and had some wire issues to fix. S.J.
  11. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave: Yet another great day at work:thumb: next week they will let me out of the basement, working on something else, hope I am up to it.:cool:

    Jeffery, I have a small collection of Sci-Fi DVDs a couple of the stos, a bunch of space 1999, one DR. who , star ship troopers, Battle star galactica one of my goals is to collect all the Startrek movies and series and even the startrek animation is it even on dvd??? Also B5 and starship Andromada :eek:

    I need to update resume in readieness for a job hunt.
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Tom - Glad to hear you're sleeping better - hope it keeps up!!

    Forgot to mention yesterday - i had a Dr's appt today.. Good & Bad

    Blood sugar continues to be a bit high... Lost 6 lbs in 3 months without really trying :) :) BP and Bad Cholesterol are going down, just like they should :)

    Now I'm off to a hearing specialist, because during my annual test the Dr. discovered - I seem to be losing my hearing. Just like my Mom did when she was around 50 :( :(

    Oh well, we'll see what happens with this now....
  13. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Nice to meet another Sci-Fi bug. I didn't toss it in earlier but I have all the Star Wars movies, screenplays and storyboards as well. I used to have a very extensive collection of Star Wars memorabelia as well as most of the action figures. I even had the Millinium Falcon set up on a model train layout at one time as it was very close to HO scale (and you thought I couldn't make this train related). Sadly, I had to sell them off about 15 years ago in order to support myself after I became disabled. That was before I got my SSI going. I like the old Battlestar Galactica series though I don't really care for the new one. I like Dr Wo. He gets in some interesting scraps.
  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Sci Fi movies/tv - I'm a big fan. We have the Star Trek movies and the next Gen series on dvd. I think we are missing a couple of the movies though. We have, too, man other sci fi movies like the Star Wars movies. Yes, the Star Trek cartoon series is out on dvd now. Jeffrey, I sent you a PM on your project.
  15. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Not a good thing. I've been wearing hearing aids since I was 40, almost 30 years, and they are a big pain and expense. Of course I would not be able to function without them, but they sure do not replace natural hearing. Mine is also hereditary, my dad started to wear hearing aids in the 40s. Back then they were built with miniature gas filled tubes and were about the size of a pack of cigarettes, he had to carry A & B dry cell batteries in his hip pocket. Sure glad they have improved since then.

    Stopped by Barry's Train Shop today to pick up the new Lionel and K-line catalogs. While there I got a NIB Lionel Reading caboose from the early 90s and a new controller for a Z-750 transformer. As I was checking out the displays I spotted a PRR MIa by Lionel. It had a low price on it and found out that it was used, looked like new. Turned out that I knew the former owner, who had passed away earlier this year at 97. To make this long story shorter, Mike twisted my arm until I bought it. It is scale and has TMCC, Legacy Speed Control and RS 4.0. Think it was in the 2003 catalog. We ran it at the shop and it ran and sounded great, has the Long tender with the doghouse. Will post a picture when I get it unpacked. One more thing, it has smoke of course, but the former owner never turned it on. I noticed that the stack was clean and Mike said he could not stand the smoke. Will give that a try as I like smoke!

    Tom, Glad to hear the foot is doing better.

    Sr James, The new catalog has some nice looking stuff if you are into the postwar stuff. Hope they sell a ton of it as I would like to see Lionel around for a few more years.

    Earlier this evening we had a short storm which dropped a tenth of an inch of rain, but did leave a beautiful rainbow.
  16. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    It is amazing what even a small weight loss will do for Blood sugar blood pressure Cholesterol is mostly a diet thing all though some people are more prone
    to develop it due to food consumed. I had to go a more controlled diet plan where I am monitored and counciling as I did not have a structered program to follow and build will power.:mrgreen:
  17. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    I took the plunge and bent a section of Gargraves and no kinks in the rail:eek: I have the concept down just have to get the math right to get the proper curvaturesign1
    Tip have the right math for the jig:mrgreen: and be sure to have the right tools( Quick clamps to hold down one end of the track while bringing the track around jig which also needs to be clamped down as well):thumb:
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    LOL Yeah - I went through the program ... Now I'm straying too much I guess.. :(

    I'm just thingking here - - It's unreal how many diabetics we have here - Geeze!! We could start our own support group :) :)
  19. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Evening all. Busy day. Early call to go look at possible High School site. Then so on on and on. Neighbor [the crazy one] got involuntary committment yesterday afternoon late. He is in state mental hospital. His Mom came today and picked up his dog. PD Chief said she was almost as bed as he is. :eek: He got fired from Rite Aid yesterday and told not to set foot on property or be arrested. He was going to take his knife and go kill them all. Shipped my Lionel Legacy base and remote off Monday for upgrade. Got email this AM saying received yesterday. Got following email that it was upgraded and shipped yesterday too. Tracking number says delivery tomorrow. Pretty good turn around. Good night all.
  20. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    If you did a poll you would find that most of us are older(30 or more), not active enough, and look at the food we eat(banilla, pizza, pop, BEER(it is a carb, carbs make you fat) and sodium in diet pop makes you retain water, the only diet pop that has NO sodium is diet rite. and lets not forget our hobby has us standing or sitting in one place for the most partsign1 So put down the cab1 the dcs handheld and let go of the throtle and run, jog or even walk to the nearest LHS and reward your self for improving your overall health:mrgreen:

    Sorry but had to get it out of my system.sign1
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