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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3825 on: September 03, 2018, 07:36:08 am »
Good for you David, best decision I ever made was retiring on my 65th. Now 17 months later, to quote Ronald MacDonald "I'm lovin' it" :claphappy: I don't know how I ever found time to go to work. :D
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3826 on: September 03, 2018, 08:42:30 am »
Good for you David, best decision I ever made was retiring on my 65th. Now 17 months later, to quote Ronald MacDonald "I'm lovin' it" :claphappy: I don't know how I ever found time to go to work. :D
I Agree with Trev.
When people used to say that to me I used to grin but itís true.
Time seems to fly when you retire.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3827 on: September 03, 2018, 08:52:30 am »
Congratulations to all those retiring, must feel good after putting in the graft  :thumbsup:

It seems to be the season, two of my colleagues have / are about to retire, my farther in law finished work last week and my dear old mum is counting the days.

The father in law is a great example of what is said above about filling the time; he reeled off a long list of jobs and projects when I saw him yesterday. His own home, his youngestís wedding and his eldest (my wife) expecting his first grandchild....much woodwork and decorating a chez Skyline to keep him occupied  :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3828 on: September 03, 2018, 09:10:46 am »
Must be the season! I'm off to two former colleagues retirement dinners in the next fortnight!
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3829 on: September 03, 2018, 09:30:02 am »
Iíve been retired 10 months today.
I retired at 62 (now Iím 63) and Iím loving every moment of it.
 :)

 
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3830 on: September 03, 2018, 10:06:20 am »
I officially retired at 58 but never really finished up until two years ago.

Strangely I don't spend a lot of time on my layout even though I very much want to. Mind you, I travel a lot.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 11:28:03 am by Bealman »
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3831 on: September 03, 2018, 10:23:14 am »
Productive weekend for me, I managed to squeeze a zimo sound and minnow speaker in to my Farish 08 :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00SaUy9LEW4

Slight slow running/pick-up issue to resolve.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3832 on: September 03, 2018, 11:31:28 am »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3833 on: September 03, 2018, 11:39:24 am »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:

Yeah it's just on 12 inch of test track and it has a pickup issue, keeps cutting out. :(

Did this from new, so I need to work out how to align the wheel pickups better. It only happens at low speed (under 12/126).
Ted's Excellent Adventure - lots of imagery of my 'workbench', locos and what I'm modelling.

Ted TMD Layout Progress - Era 8/9 Diesel Depot - 8ft Wide DCC

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3834 on: September 03, 2018, 01:05:01 pm »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:

Yeah it's just on 12 inch of test track and it has a pickup issue, keeps cutting out. :(

Did this from new, so I need to work out how to align the wheel pickups better. It only happens at low speed (under 12/126).

It could well be the track that needs cleaning (even new track isn't clean).

Everybody has there own favourite way of cleaning the track, but I have found using a Bath Rubber is the most effective and leaves very little debris and gives the rail top a nice shine.

This is the one I use https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-837846-Bath-Rubber-2pk/dp/B06XRYVH5K

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3835 on: September 03, 2018, 07:50:59 pm »
Cool! :thumbsup:

But the video ran out beginning to move!  :hmmm:

Yeah it's just on 12 inch of test track and it has a pickup issue, keeps cutting out. :(

Did this from new, so I need to work out how to align the wheel pickups better. It only happens at low speed (under 12/126).

If you have any Dapol stock that have the yellow foam in the box, cut it into smaller chunks and its a very very good track cleaner.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3836 on: September 04, 2018, 09:26:29 am »
Yes Paulprice  ,  I use that foam on a long thin stick  to give the track in my tunnel a good clean  every so often but I use a Ten Commandments track cleaner for the rest ,then a graphite stick after that especially on points ,if you scrape some between the blades of the points it helps continuity.and helps to stop short locos stalling.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3837 on: September 15, 2018, 05:45:54 pm »
Happy-ish cos I found a crisp new tenner in the street yesterday while going to work.

Happened a couple of months ago with a fiver too... just lying there despite the breeze.

And when I had a job working outside last year a further crisp new fiver fluttered from a cyclist's bag right at my feet (I did shout after her but she carried on!).

Life is certainly not all about money but these little windfalls help.

And as it seems I may have lucky money-finding abilities, anyone who wants to visit and walk around York with me is welcome to do so... but I must charge a small fee for the privilege.

 

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