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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #255 on: December 29, 2011, 04:51:12 PM »
Although my back is hurting like mad, I've managed to spend two hours cutting up wood and screwing them together to make the legs and supports for my layout.  I've aso cust some MDF sheets ready to lay on top.  It's all very exciting!   ;D  Hopefully tomorrow I can actually fit the legs to the battening on the walls, and then get the boards down.  All I need now is two pieces of 1m by 1m pieces of MDF to make the big board at the back of the room.  It's only taken a year to get to this stage. :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #256 on: December 29, 2011, 08:11:08 PM »
Got all my paperwork from South West Trains over Xmas, so now have the job offer in writing with a start date of 30th January. Gave 2 weeks notice to my current employer today so I will have a few weeks between jobs to get my layout started.  :beers:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #257 on: December 29, 2011, 08:21:28 PM »
Great stuff, chap :thumbsup:
All best wishes in your new job :beers:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #258 on: December 31, 2011, 06:23:48 PM »
So, this is the happy thread, then, is it?
Well happy new year to the lot of you.
May 2012 see you healthy, and indeed wealthy enough to enjoy this great hobby of ours.
If you're N-gauging, it usually means everything else in your life is going ok, so let's see plenty of it from all of you.
Cheers  :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #259 on: January 05, 2012, 04:16:52 PM »
After 4-5 months of fighting for a mortgage with one firm my son, his partner and my grandson were finally rewarded with a 'yes' result last night.
 Now comes the rush to complete before the seller gets cheesed off and withdraws the property
At last they can move out of their 4th floor single bedroom flat  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :beers: :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #260 on: January 05, 2012, 04:22:17 PM »
Great result, Jonclox. Fingers crossed for a completion :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #261 on: January 06, 2012, 10:19:30 PM »
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #262 on: January 06, 2012, 10:27:20 PM »
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?


Makro sell 'really useful boxes':

http://store.makro.co.uk/c-764-storage-crates-towers.aspx

Here is their on-line store, these guys sell absolutely everything, and prices are really good:


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #263 on: January 07, 2012, 12:56:55 AM »
Congratulations Findus!  One step closer to that layout room...

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #264 on: January 07, 2012, 10:32:04 AM »
I've recently decided to have a serious push at making my model railway. Then I thought about doing a smaller one downstairs first, just to give myself a chance at making all the stupid mistakes before I tackle the big one in the spare room.

The wife agreed very easily (not sure what she wants yet but I guess she'll tell me soon :)). I found a piece of insulation board that I saw used by polo2k elsewhere on the forum. I suggested getting a small 'train set' just so I could get a single transformer instead of using the double one from upstairs. I figure a 4x2 board will only have 1 train at a time running. She agreed to this as well!

I ordered the set from Hattons yesterday afternoon...and it came this morning!! Now I have no excuse. I can get started. Even if it's only little it's better than nothing.  :D
Regards, Ken

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #265 on: January 07, 2012, 04:24:14 PM »
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #266 on: January 07, 2012, 04:25:14 PM »
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?

Wahey!! great result Findus :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #267 on: January 07, 2012, 04:47:37 PM »
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:

Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)
Regards, Ken

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #268 on: January 09, 2012, 01:49:29 PM »
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:


Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)

She may even be browsing my
 http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0
  as we speak :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #269 on: January 09, 2012, 02:08:33 PM »
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:


Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)

She may even be browsing my
 http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0
  as we speak :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:


I should be safe on that one. I don't think she spell 'N gauge' so she'll never know I was talking about her!
Regards, Ken

 

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