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w neal

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #645 on: July 17, 2015, 03:53:09 PM »
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Hey lookie, somebody misses me.

Thanks fellas. Thanks for bringing me back from page 7.

You are inspiring me, maybe I'll even get down in the basement this weekend.

I have been busy with another N scale project these last few months...






Time to get back to Wisconsin eh?  ;)

(Maybe I'll see some of you in Collinsville in early August for some RPMing. If not, meet me at the frozen custard place next to the depot in Kirkwood in the evenings that weekend.)
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #646 on: July 17, 2015, 11:22:29 PM »
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Thank goodness you are getting back in the basement! Just for kicks I reread all 44 pages yesterday. :)

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #647 on: July 18, 2015, 06:21:43 PM »
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looking forward to NEW things to happen to the WC!  :)
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #648 on: July 18, 2015, 10:24:57 PM »
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well before you do anything, I need you to publish the drawings for this crossing signals, and do a detailed, multi-photo build thread - I want to build some of those myself.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #649 on: July 24, 2015, 03:56:55 PM »
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Next week is "fair week". Those of you involved in 4-H will understand exactly what that means. I may not get a lot posted 'til after. We have moved from the world of beef cattle showing to horses. (Crikey! Really people?!?)

In tribute, I offer this picture. (only cattle people will find this especially amusing):



More later...
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w neal

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #650 on: August 06, 2015, 05:28:31 PM »
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Well, as usual, I rush to judgement. Perhaps I am being taught a lesson.

The fair went well. I had no idea how hard these kids work and how hard it is to compete in some of these events. In some ways its much more difficult than showing cattle or other livestock.









Good thing I am involved in 4-H, otherwise I might not learn anything. Thanks great one.  ;)







So now that fair is over for the summer, and I can't afford to get to the RPM in St. Louis, I will get into the basement this weekend.




I took some pictures to use as background elements this week. Stay tuned...





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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #651 on: September 02, 2015, 06:09:59 AM »
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Still waiting for the humidity to break. I have found that a summer without A.C. has wreaked havoc upon my switch throws. I will spend part of the fall rechecking them all.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #652 on: February 12, 2016, 04:32:15 PM »
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"ees nawt dead, but ees not at tall well"

I have been working for neigh on 3 weeks now, Monday through Sunday. Only time to eat & sleep. The 'ole layout is calling. I might just take some time off just to sit at home & work on it.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #653 on: February 15, 2016, 06:44:49 PM »
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Egads! My holiday weekend was shot as my boss asked me to work (same schedule) for another 2 days. There goes my layout time.

A good friend did ask me when an operating session was going to take place. It seems that's a hint.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #654 on: February 17, 2016, 07:42:27 PM »
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....could be getting on to time to retire, huh?
Me, I am planning for next year!!! :D
All the best!
Regards,
Paul

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #655 on: February 24, 2016, 09:12:15 AM »
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"I don't mind working. Its just that it uses up all my free time."
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #656 on: May 10, 2016, 12:20:51 PM »
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I was recently asked "What happened to (this thread)?" I offered this explanation:

It (the layout) still exists. My air conditioning quit last summer (but it did last a good 17 years). Without the budget (Approx. $5000) to get it fixed, and with the associated expansion/contraction, wet basement floors etc., I lost my motivation. I got distracted by the current project. I'll get back to Wisconsin, I just have a couple other projects right now.

I am currently bucking the usual trend by having a busy season of train shows during the warmer months. Jim & I have quite a busy schedule of shows to take the City Job layout to. For now, it is at least one per month. (Zoinks!) It even looks like we will continue on into the fall.

So my apologies to all for "killing this thread". I promise I will be back. After all, the whole goal of the thing was to host regular operations. eh?

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #657 on: May 10, 2016, 04:37:02 PM »
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Funny, I thought the whole purpose was to provide us eye candy.

My mistake.

Lol.

I'm just glad you're still working on stuff (and enjoying it)!

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #658 on: December 16, 2016, 01:09:09 PM »
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Its been a long time. I was gazing at the layout the other day, and this funny itch developed. I think it might be time to scratch. (Ohh, that sounded dirty!) Especailly, when freezing rain, -10 wind chills, and snow are predicted this weekend...

Hmmm...
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #659 on: December 17, 2016, 04:40:09 AM »
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Its been a long time. I was gazing at the layout the other day, and this funny itch developed. I think it might be time to scratch. (Ohh, that sounded dirty!) Especailly, when freezing rain, -10 wind chills, and snow are predicted this weekend...

Hmmm...

Just don't scratch Ed K.
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