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. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Went to Alexandria this afternoon, didn't get back til 6:30. Picked up these two items while I was there.

    A new Canadian grain hopper:

    And a Phillips 66 3 dome tank car:

    I also got 6 conifer trees, 6 cedar trees and 3 elm trees.
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 46 and clear. Today's high will be around 60 and it will be partly cloudy.

    Nothing of note yesterday to report except that I made up my first advanced consist with two Atlas locomotives equipped with Bachmann decoders. L&A 221 and MGRy 225 were successfully MU'd together under TOP #02. I also raided Hobby Lobby and came away with two new freight cars and an assortment of trees.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/30/2008

    Wind Chill: 44°F
    Humidity: 91%
    Dew Point: 42°F

    So Far Today
    High: 51°F
    Low: 44°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 11mph NNE

    Today High: 60 Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

    Tonight Low: 40 Partly cloudy until late night then becoming mostly clear. Lows around 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  3. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Good morning:java1:

    Yesterday I got my 75th anniversary issue of Moder Railroader:cool:
  4. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Good morning from St. Louis, MO! It's 33 and overcast and looks yucky out. Today, I have to do a science fair project with my son demonstrating boolean logilic with a few light switches I picked up. BUT - he has to do the work and actually learn how this stuff works, so it will be interesting. I love solving stuff like this, so to me it is fun. I hope he gets that and gets into it. Maybe if it was a videogame [​IMG]

    John - yes, we like the Toshiba laptops. I set up a wireless network a long time ago and somehow I have managed to keep it going, so the cables haven't been a problem for us.

    Jeffrey -- Rio Grande L&A?
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Rio Grande unit patched for the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway.
  6. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Theres a blast from the past Boolean logic (also called boolean algebra)

    and gates, or gates, nand gates, nor gates, xor gates, xnor gates , not gates(inverter) and buffer gates:eek::eek::eek: digital electronics :cool:

    If you think this is fun try learning relay ladder logic the first step to learning to program a PC(programable controlers)used to automate industrial equipment and processes:thumb:

    wet and cold here.
  7. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Afternoon. Went to TCA train meet. Came back and slept for a while. Got two scale Lionel NS box cars at half price. :thumb: Cold and rany. Later
  8. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Well I ran out of primer well have to get a small can to finish up that step and on monday will get the green paint...........been working on layout from April and still not close to being done:cry: Track plan is set, the track to be used is still up in the air It will either be gragraves and atlas switches or atlas all the way:mrgreen:
  9. sir james

    sir james Member

    GOOD EVENING, Wet and sloppy snow 2/4 inch's by morning they say. No trains today got stuck in front of the tv. But I'm ready for tomorrow. Have a good one..S.J.
  10. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Well the snow is coming in the morning and the rain thats on the street will freeze wall1
  11. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Still raining. Ran trains tonight. No crackups or derailments. Switched engines around and type of consist. Will say good night now. Busy day tomrrow.
  12. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    The weekend is over now. Time to go to bed. Now my world will return to my normal. Its raining here has been all day. Looked at thermometer a little while ago it was 52. Helped my wife with some decorating earlier. Good night.
  13. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Lester, We have the same weather here. Think it covered a pretty big area.

    Pretty busy day planned for tomorrow, ending with a semiannual doctors appointment. Hope I can fit in an hour or so at the fitness center. Have been neglecting that lately because of time constraints and back pain, both are looking better.

    It's coming down to the wire on doll house construction. Have three rooms yet to wallpaper, then do windows & trim, baseboard, front door, porch trim, curtain rods and curtains, cap for chimney, install fire and logs in two fire places, hang bath mirror, install wall cabinet in kitchen and install about about 30 wall outlets. The lighting fixtures are all prepped and ready to plug into ceiling and sconce outlets. I think that's it.

    Hope everyone has a great week.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 39 and clear. The high will be in the high 50's and it will be partly cloudy.

    My two Atlas GP40's are pulling a 23 car train around the layout this morning and aren't having a bit of trouble, and these are weighted cars too so it's no lightweight. The train is around 16 feet long. The BNSF SD40 is pulling a 19 car train around the inner loop. I don't expect to get much done on the layout today. I have to go see my PCP to get a referral to continue seeing the foot specialist whom I have to go see this afternoon. I also have to get refills on some of my prescriptions, including my insulin. What a joy that's gonna be. I planted 15 trees last night then hit the sack early. I was worn out. I planted 3 elms, 6 conifers and 6 cedars. I'll say one thing for Bachmann, their Scene Scape trees look pretty good but they are pricey, $10 for a box of 6, 3 in the case of the elms.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/1/2008

    Wind Chill: 33°F
    Humidity: 81%
    Dew Point: 32°F

    So Far Today
    High: 42°F
    Low: 37°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Today High: 58 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 32 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds around 5 mph.

  15. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    jefelectric. We don't live very far apart. So what it is doing here it probably will be doing there. Very windy here last night 45 degrees this morning. Have to go to hospital this afternoon for a class on knee replacements. It is part of their program for patients. I have a lot to do this AM so off I go. Everyone have a good day
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a brisk 46 F this morning. High today will be 51 F.

    It felt cold as I had to walk from the auto repair shop this morning. The brake light on the van started coming on every once in a while in the van. On a couple of occasions I thought I heard some grinding in the rear brakes. So I dropped it off this morning and took the wife’s Tracker to work.

    I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was good. Despite battling colds and cough ours went off pretty good. The turkey was cooked correctly and the other vittles came out perfect. This was the first Thanksgiving with our new ovens. In the past with the old ovens we used to get half done turkeys. Nothing like one side cooked, almost burnt and the other still pink. We didn’t make into the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade to march with the Scouts. I did see several of our pack members on TV marching.

    We did a little shopping. We avoided the early morning crowds. We also started the decorating. Our decorating usually takes about a week to finish. We did the outside lights Saturday before it started to rain. I still have the window candles to put in and rooms to decorate.

    No trains this weekend. I am holding out for some modeling before Christmas.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  17. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Good morning we did get a little bit of rain but the snow and ice never showed upsign1

    Have some errands to run this morning:wave:
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Sunny and warmer. Windy is in the forecast. Hope this takes the rest of the leaves down. ThenI can start getting them up tomorrow. Busy [meetings day and night] day today. Have a good one.
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I found out this morning what's been wrong with my car lately. It's been running rough and nothing I did improved it any. I changed the fuel filter, the air filter, spark plugs, plug wires. Nothing made any difference. This morning I had the fuel pressure checked and a computer diagnostic done. The EGR valve is bad. Parts store wants $200+ for one so I went to the local scrap yard and got one for $27. I won't have time to change it today or tomorrow but maybe Wednesday. The mechanical part of it is OK, just the electronic part is cutting up so that makes it somewhat easier.
  20. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good evening all, the snow just missed us, its all around. We just got rain and some wet snow that did not stay. I intended to run some trains today but did not make it. Not sure where the day went. The pasta we had for supper is burning in my stomach,burp,excuse me. It was good though. Stay well...S.J.

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