Coffee Shop XXXIII 06/21/12

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Old 97

Hogger
I prefer my Tabasco lemonade.

Morning All! Just popped in to say I tried Jeffrey's Tabasco lemonade using chayenne pepper sauce with two sweeteners. It was great! Thanks for the tip Jeffrey. :)

Well, lots of hoops to jump through today so I better get going. :rolleyes:

Have a great day folks. :)
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Morning All! Just popped in to say I tried Jeffrey's Tabasco lemonade using chayenne pepper sauce with two sweeteners. It was great! Thanks for the tip Jeffrey. :)
Not a problem. Glad you like it. This morning I'm drinking iced tea with peach and Tabasco.
 

mnbaty

Trainman
Hi All,
It was 109 when I got home from work today. The air coming out of the fan in the shop was actually hotter than the air behind it. Now its 103 with a heat index of 106. Tomorrow I will need my parka since it is only going to be 89.
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Time for me to call it a night. Thunderstorm earlier amounted to just a bunch if noise. My parents and I went to a Mexican place in town tonight for dinner. Great meal. Got home just in time to do my sign-off post. Not much else happened today. See y'all tomorrow.

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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Good morning. It's 78° with 93% humidity. The high will 92° but will feel like 103°. There's a small chance of rain.
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I discovered yesterday that my double stack car doesn't like the elevated curves. As long as the train is moving it's OK but if it stops with that car on a super-elevated curve over it goes. I'll cut it down to a single row of containers and see what it does. Other than that there's nothing planned for today.

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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
There was a bit of a derailment in Knutsville this morning. A gon picked a turnout and triggered a stringline derailment. On the bright side the shelf couplers didn't come uncoupled.

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tootnkumin

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Good morning. It's 78° with 93% humidity. The high will 92° but will feel like 103°. There's a small chance of rain.
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I discovered yesterday that my double stack car doesn't like the elevated curves. As long as the train is moving it's OK but if it stops with that car on a super-elevated curve over it goes. I'll cut it down to a single row of containers and see what it does. Other than that there's nothing planned for today.

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That's a mighty potholed parking lot there Jeff. Won't do the suspension of that convertible any good at all. And I didn't know the San Andreas Fault ran all the way over to Louisiana!
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
We actually have potholes like that here, some so big you wonder if there may be a fish or two in them. The 'fault line' is a gap where the drop out section the station was on joined with the layout. I was planning on making an overlay piece that would hide it until my health went south on me. Now doing any layout work that requires standing for more than a few minutes can be very painful and how much can you do in a few minutes standing on one leg when your sense of balance is virtually shot? There's a lot more I'd like to do but it is somewhat difficult. That's why I enjoy working on my freight cars so much. I can do it sitting down. I don't think I could build another layout, not in the shape I'm in so this will probably be my last one unless something changes.
 
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tootnkumin

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Wasn't meaning to sound critical Jeff, I'm aware that you're having a difficult time, it's just my warped sense of humour. I'm also accutely aware of potholes 'cause I drive a lowered car, so I'm always on the lookout.

There's another plus for this hobby in that you can still get pleasure and diversion from it even when things aren't great.
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Wasn't meaning to sound critical Jeff, I'm aware that you're having a difficult time, it's just my warped sense of humour. I'm also accutely aware of potholes 'cause I drive a lowered car, so I'm always on the lookout.
I didn't take it as critical at all. Just telling you what things are like here. I try to reflect that on my layout.



Time for me to call it a night. I took care of the problem with the top heavy well car by removing the top two containers. I put into other cars. One is in a forty foot gon and the other is in a specially prepared forty-two foot hopper. I don't think the railroads ever one like that but it works for me until I find another gon that doesn't look like a toy. See y'all tomorrow.

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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Good morning. It's 74° with 100% humidity. The high will be 95° but will feel like 107°. There's a small chance of rain.
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Today I'll be looking through my collection of freight cars for a gondola suitable for carrying a twenty-eight foot container. The length doesn't concern me. The width is the primary factor. I have two Athearn gons that you'd think would be perfect for carrying an Athearn container. Not so. They're too narrow and the container must be forced in. Right now the container in question is sitting in an old Bachmann hopper that still has truck mounted couplers. Kadee's but truck mounted nonetheless. Lacking another well car I feel a gon would be more appropriate.

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