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

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  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Ahhh! Isn't private enterprise wonderful. :cry:
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    What have I been up to today? I was working on a caboose today. This is how it looked after I fitted it with a new frame, Athearn trucks, nickel-silver wheels and Kadee #5 couplers.



    All I found on the old frame was 'Made in Slovenia', so I really have no idea what company made it.

    After it made a trip through the paint shop it looks like this:


    I also rebuilt another LS&W hopper today.
  3. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Jeffery I did a search on the do it yourself custom Dry transfers it is a company called Decal pro:cool: works with a laserjet printer and there are 19 color choices and reflective and metalic "foils" Just need to invest in some simple tools laser printer, laminator and a heat gun to make the decal and they used like an ordinary rub on dry transfers.:thumb:
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Today is the 11th of September. Never forget! I'm a fire fighter and I'll never forget the significance of 9/11.

    It's 77 and mostly clear. The high is expected to be around 90 and it will be mostly cloudy.

    Yesterday I rebuilt an old Mehano caboose (probably sold under the AHM name) and a third LS&W Bachmann hopper. That leaves two Bachmann gondola bodies in the package I received earlier this week.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 9/11/2008

    Heat Index: 82°F
    Humidity: 84%
    Dew Point: 72°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 77°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph E

    Now through 08:15 AM CDT September 11, 2008

    Isolated showers were noted in the coastal waters of southwest Louisiana moving rapidly to the west.

    Today High: 92 Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 75 Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

  5. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Rainy here. Got a big luncheon and then nothing [I hope]. Good luck Texicans. Later
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Of the six car bodies that were sent to me, I've rebuilt 1 caboose, 3 hoppers and 2 gondolas. That's all six. The gondolas, unlike the other cars, are fitted with Talgo trucks. When I get suitable frames for them they will receive new trucks and body mounted couplers. For now, this is how they look:
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    nice!!! and it looks like the storm has missed you :) You'll probably get rain - but not too bad... :D :D
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Hey, I like rain. Bring it on baby!
  9. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Hello anyone out there tonight???

  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Well...It seems we dodged a bullet down here. Ike will most likely plow into the Galveston/Houston area....I was hoping for landfall in the less populated areas above Corpus Christi...but the Houston area is gonna be a mess....
  11. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Evening all,

    Just put the flags (home & office) to full staff after having them at half staff all day.

    No trains today, workout and a little wood shop work.

    Have a great Friday.
  12. sir james

    sir james Member

    Howdy All, A nice sunny day in the 70s. I did some shopping with the wife at Target and the dollor store(my favorite place). Sorry no trains today, I just didn't get there. Have a good tomorrow........S.J.
  13. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Just the usual run around today. I did get to talk trains for a couple minutes with a co-worker. Daughter got a big bump on her head at school playing "state tag". They have a big map of the US painted on a parking lot and the kids have to run to the right state before they get tagged out. She's fine, just a little bump of knowledge, I guess ;)

    Looks good to me Jeffrey, did you paint it already?
  14. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Sunc ame out for a while today. Now it is raining lightly again. Turnips are growing. Prayers for Texicans. Looks bad. Good night all.
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Like Chief says -- Praying for the Texicans!!!
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 77 and mostly cloudy here with isolated showers. The high is expected to be in the mid 80's with a chance of thunderstorms.

    I took some time yesterday to do the initial plaster pour on the new section of the layout. It was messy but as with most messy projects, a lot of fun. I went through one carton of plaster. I still have four more cartons in the closet.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 9/12/2008

    Heat Index: 82°F
    Humidity: 87%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 80°F
    Low: 77°F
    Rain: 0.09"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 18mph NE

    Important Message

    Flash flood watch in effect through Sunday morning.

    Now through 06:00 AM CDT September 12, 2008

    Through 6 AM...rainbands of shower associated with Hurricane ike will continue to stream westward across central and southern Louisiana. Expect wind gusts of 25 to 30 knots with these passing showers. Across the coastal waters...additional rainbands will continue to stream westward...possible wind gusts of 30 to 40 knots.

    Today High: 85 Tropical storm conditions expected. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 30 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the morning increasing to 55 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 78 Tropical storm conditions expected. Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 70s. East winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 55 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.


  17. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was 68 F as I hit the streets. High today will be 78 F with some rain.

    I did not make it here yesterday. My daughter wrote an essay for her school’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony and she was chosen to read the essay during the ceremony, so I spent the morning there. A video of the ceremony can be seen at: . She is the first one to read her essay right after the National Anthem.

    When I finally got to work I had to go to a meeting with a State Representative, officials from a couple of townships, and local business owners regarding a bridge replacement project. The meeting was a rehash of things we have talked about for the last five years. We can’t legally do what they want and they just won’t accept it, so the project goes nowhere.

    We then had my son’s football practice. I spoke with one of the coaches regarding my son’s playing time and whether he should be on Varsity or JV. I did not speak with the head coach since he was not there but one of the assistants that my son likes. Later in the practice he spoke with the head coach and both spoke with my son. Right now my son wants to wait and see if they come through on the things they told him before he decides. Of course I wanted to talk to the coaches again but we had to leave early.

    We left early because we attended a local 9-11 ceremony with scouts from the surrounding area. It was a nice candlelight service at a local veterans’ park. I was pleased to see the number of scouts (over a 100) in attendance. Our pack had 7 scouts which is a third of the pack.

    This weekend will be another crazy one. Saturday we have a birthday party to go to and a football game. I am not sure if we will make the football game. Sunday is up in the air right now although I know I have some yard work to do.

    I need to straighten some things out on the layout and the workbench. If all goes well maybe we will run some trains.

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

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Off to County Environmental Services Committee meeting. Cloudy and spitting some rain. Got a free utility trailer several years ago. Just a short frame, axle, tongue and wheels. Took it to a guy here in town and he welded on some more frame to may a 5X6 frame. Now I will put decking boards on it for a deck. Take it to lake house for spare trailer. Will have less than $200 in it. Well, prayers for the Texicans. Hope the storm falls apart like Hanna did for us. Later.
  19. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Here are the latest pics of layout


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  20. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Looking good Jeffrey and CSX! Go go go! Took today off to get stuff done and basically I've been a "fox on the run" since 6:50 this AM. I need a nap! Signed up for 6 hours of OT tomorrow. No train news, but I am working up my plans for after the basement is finished. Have a good afternoon/evening!
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