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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Sir James, Weather here is about the same, high today was 32, now 26 with a predicted low of 22.

    I watched the Ohio State Game, then the Penn State Mich. State game, then the finish of the BC Wake Forest game. Now watching Fla. State and Maryland, will switch back and forth with the Texas Tech / Oklahoma game when it starts. That should hold me for the day. :thumb:

    Jeffrey, That is a pretty fancy pedestrian bridge you've got there.
  2. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Here in Ohio we like to share the weather that comes to us from Michigansign1:wave:
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Thanks John. It's a Model Power copy of a Heljan kit. That by no means is to indicate that it was simple. Far from it! It took me three weeks to put it together.
  4. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Howdy guys - just took it easy all day. Ran my son up to the store for a little while, so he could spend some money that was burning a hole in his pocket, but other than that we just hung out all day. New CTT showed up in the mail and so did the switches I won the other day - man, that was fast!

    Jeffrey, good work - nice looking model.
  5. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Jeffery, Time in that bridge was 3 weeks well spent.

  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Thank you Lynn.
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 52 and cloudy. The high should be around the upper 60's and it will be partly cloudy with a chance of rain.

    As some of you are aware I finally finished my pedestrian bridge. Now my little people don't have to walk across the busy tracks to get to the park anymore. Wonder how long it'll be before the local businesses post their advertising on it. At the end of this post is an action photo of the bridge with two trains crossing beneath.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/23/2008

    Wind Chill: 50°F
    Humidity: 80%
    Dew Point: 46°F

    So Far Today
    High: 52°F
    Low: 51°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph SSE

    Today High: 68 Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 55 Rain and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  8. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Just droppin in to say HI, Glad to see everyone is doing so well. And Jeffrey that bridge is just phenomenol !!

    Finishing up our outside Christmas decorations today. A set of Sleigh and reindeer, with SC and toy soldier. All hand made, been in the family since 1960, and this is the fourth set that has been made. Since their done in plywood, they don't like the long term exposure obviously. Will post a couple of pictures. Be REALLY glad to get them done so I can get back to the train room.

    Hope everyone has a great day! And Happy Turkey-Day !!!!
  9. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Just the two of us here also. I am for bidden to touch laundry. Seems I always mess it up. She says I mess up intentionally so she will get mad and tell me to stay out. But that is not true. I no longer work so I try to help around the house as much as I can
  10. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Jeffrey, I'm surprised that I don't see any rail fans up there taking pictures of the trains passing under the bridge.
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Don't have any to put up there yet.
  12. sir james

    sir james Member

    Howdy folks, just checking in. Les, I don't mind doing the laundry, just not going to take the blame for any mistakes. Towels and whities I'll do, anything else gets sorted by her first. Boy Mich State looked bad yesterday,I was hopeing to see a good old fashion fight to the finish. The finish sure came early. Oh but my Buckeyes won. Get ready for Monday cause it's closen in..S.J.
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Monday is just another day. I plan on working on signals tomorrow would like to have operating signal system up and running by December 18. I am having a knee replacement that day and probably be 6 weeeks or so before I can work on it any more. But hope to be running trains in about 2 weeks. Well I am getting tired I guess it's time to get ready for bed. Good night all, and may God bless.
  14. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Good evening :wave:

    Digital broad casting of TV has yet to impress me:cry: WB channel signal keeps breaking up also channel 51 as well:curse:, on the good side PBS has 3 channels and we are getting the This network which is all movies all the time today they had 5 Bob Hope movies in a rowsign1 Now if I could just get the local PBS station to bring back doctor WHO and pick up the train/model train show that has aired on other PBS stations that would be awesome:twisted:

  15. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I spent part of my day going over the inside loop on my layout looking for the bad spot in it. I tested the track at several points in the area that's been giving me a stalling out problem and found nothing. I then pushed down on the track slightly to simulate the weight of two P2K E units and immediately saw a broken solder joint. A little farther on I found another one and it was on the same side of the track, just several sections away. This made for a length of track 3 feet long that was getting power only part of the time. After that it was just a quick soldering job to fix it. The inner loop is functional once again. The test run was made by a pair of E units led by my new Athearn BNSF SD40. After that it was just the SD40 pulling an 11 car train.
  16. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Les, What gauge are you working in? What signal system are you using?
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Bed time for me. Traveled east and then back and way down south in NC. Tired of driving. Went to Mom's first. Took Thanksgiving meal [turkey and etc.]. Then back and drove to Sandhill area of NC [below Pinehurst] to visit the widow of a friend that passed. Back home now. Up tommorw early and Frankie and I are going to lake house to do some wiring of new bath and put pot lights in kitchen. Good night.
  18. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    I am working in HO and I am building my own system. There are systems available that work with DCC and there are systems which can be purchased with all the sensors and relays but I am cheap. I always try it my way first and if it works great, if not oh well no harm done. Break down and get off the money.
  19. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all you Yanks. Up early. Porkchop biscuits from Hardees as no time to cook. Frankie and I are off to wire the new bath at lake house and put in some pot lights in kitchen/eating area. Hope all have a great week. Short week for all you that have to work. :twisted::p Later.
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 58 and cloudy. The high should be around 75 and it will be mostly cloudy with a good chance of rain.

    Yesterday my Athearn BNSF SD40 made it's first run on the layout at the head of a test train consisting of the SD40 and 2 Proto 2000 E6's. The test was being made to check the viability of some repair work on the track earlier in the day. After the test was completed the E units were removed and the SD40 was coupled to it's own train, a general freight and is being run long hood forward because I think it looks better that way. I also found out why the switcher team took off the way it did the other day. It was because of a bad connection between the two units. The pickups of both units were wired together after each unit was individually programmed. When I get a chance I have to chase down a lighting problem with one of the structures. There's always something to keep me busy.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/24/2008

    Wind Chill: 59°F
    Humidity: 89%
    Dew Point: 56°F

    So Far Today
    High: 61°F
    Low: 58°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 9mph NNE

    Today High: 75 Showers likely and scattered thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

    Tonight Low: 40 Partly cloudy early in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Much colder. Lows around 40. North winds 5 to 10 mph.


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