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. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    I'm waiting for the nu-cu-lar missile and legacy set I won ;)

    Welcome back, Chief!

    Take it easy, Jeffrey - thanks for the pic.

    Good night, John-boy :)
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 63, wet, stormy and there's a bit of lightning and thunder. The high is expected to be around the mid 70's with even more rain, lightning and thunder. We're also under a flood watch here.

    I finally got the decoder installed in the SDP40F A unit yesterday and got it speed matched to the B unit. Today I'll wire the two locos together as they'll be running in a permanent lashup. There's not much else on my schedule for today.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/12/2008

    Wind Chill: 61°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 61°F

    So Far Today
    High: 63°F
    Low: 61°F
    Rain: 0.83"
    Rain Rate: 0.16"/h
    Gust: 26mph NNE

    Important Message

    Flood watch in effect until 10 AM cst this morning.

    A line of thunderstorms extends from Opelousas to Scott to Kaplan. Very heavy rain with rates of up to 2 inches per hour...wind gusts to 45 mph and occasional lightning are possible with these storms. This line will reach Krotz Springs to Saint Martinville to Erath through 7 AM. Movement is east at 35 mph. The line also extends from the coast of eastern Cameron Parish offshore to 20 nm south of Cameron to 40 nm south of High Island. Occasional lightning...wind gusts to 35 knots and heavy rains reducing visibilities to less than one mile can be expected with the stronger storms. Behind this line...a large area of rain with embedded isolated thunderstorms will continue across central and southwest Louisiana and lower portions of southeast Texas. Occasional lightning and light to moderate rainfall can be expected with rain totals generally less than one inch.

    Today High: 75 Rain and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

    Tonight Low: 52 Partly cloudy until late night then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  3. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Warmer this AM than yesterday AM. Was quite chilly at the lake house. Breakfast time for me. Have a good one. Later.
  4. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Good Morning

    Warmer but supposed to be wet(raining) today

    Jeffery that is one grubby grimy gondola:thumb::cool:
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I've finished the wiring that joins the pickups of the two SDP40F's together. In the photo below you can just see the red and black wires passing from one loco to the other like MU cables. The white wire is tied around the two X2F couplers. This way they can't separate but are free to move.

  6. sir james

    sir james Member

    GOOD EVENING ALL, overcast and made it to 51, but there is no warmeth in that 51. Finished CTT and OGR today but no trains. Friend Charlie came by last night and we did lot's of training then. He liked the Trainmasters. Well that and some PS2 golf was my day,hope everyone had a good one...S.J.
  7. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Evening all. Just finished paying online bills. Lake House is propane [not natural gas like Rolesville]. Tank was almost empty. They filled. BURRRR:cry: Big bucks for a one time shell out. :eek: Later.
  8. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    N Gauger, everytime I post now, get data base error screen but post is posted. Last night it showed me still signed on but did not have the internet up. ??????
  9. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Looks like a good job, Jeffrey!

    50 degrees in St. Louis, dull and gray outside. Dark now, of course. Had a pretty good day at work. Watching Hellboy II with the family - great great movie! I can't wait for the third one!
  10. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Good evening played with the Wii some bowling is addictive on the Wiisign1

    Train wise I just voted on the CTT next cover of magazine :confused:

    Still plugging away on layout. :thumb:
  11. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    MTH must have gotten tired of hearing the chief carp about his switches so they brought out two buildings just for him.

    Item No. 30-90294 Big Cletus' Bar-B-Que Road Side Stand
    Item No. 30-90295 Fishing Hole Bait & Tackle Road Side Stand

    Should fit right in at Roseyville.
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 56 here with dense fog. The high will be around 70 and partly cloudy with a small chance of rain.

    Worked on the layout some yesterday. Just a partial general cleanup really. I relit several structures with the Xmas mini bulbs as they seem to last much, much longer than the little bulbs from Model Power, plus they cost a lot less too. I can get a 20 bulb string for a couple of bucks while a 20 pack of the Model Power bulbs cost around $12 to $14. Being larger they put off more light too. After that I worked on some rolling stock. After all that I was a bit tired and all these meds were taking their toll too, so I went back to the bedroom for a short nap. Did I say short? It lasted a little over three hours! I must be getting old. I have the two Amtrak SDP40F's running on the layout right now and they're as quiet as any Atlas or Kato I've seen. They run just beautifully.

    I think for breakfast today I'll have the bacon and eggs.


    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 11/13/2008

    Wind Chill: 55°F
    Humidity: 99%
    Dew Point: 55°F

    So Far Today
    High: 59°F
    Low: 55°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNW

    Today High: 72 Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 52 Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening... Then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Warmer and misty. Lady flying in from Atlanta to meet with me about building our own water treatment plant [and not use Raleigh for the rest of our Town]. Better get on the move and get ready. John, like those buildings. Trains have not run much as lake house has taken up all of my slack time. Later.

    N Gauger, did it again [DATA BASE ERROR but then post is there after I refresh]. ?????
  14. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave: Good morning slightly warmer today but still wet out.

    Optifast and a banana for breakfast :java1:

    Train show this weekend may go to it as have not been to one as an exhibitor or general public in the last few years.:eek: I just need to get out and do something constructive for an hour or two.sign1
  15. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Ditto on error:wave:
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I'm getting those Database Errors too.
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I just finished replacing a block switch on my control panel, the only plastic center-off DPDT on the panel. And it was for block 1. There wasn't anything wrong with it on DCC but on DC no power was going through it. I've got an all metal DPDT in it now, identical to all the other block switches on the panel. At the time I built the panel I didn't have enough of the heavy duty all metal DPDT's and had to use a plastic one for block #1. I think it did good to last 7 years. It was a Wal-Mart cheapee too. All the others came from Radio Shack.
  18. sir james

    sir james Member

    Howdy, wow nobody here today. So my day was grocery shopping and staying inside, too chilly to be out just for fun. I gave one of the trains a few laps while I was doing something else so a train did run today. We just missed Friday the 13th so enjoy tomorrow....S.J.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    What am I? Chopped liver?

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