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  • Originally posted by Bernd View Post
    I am retired, and have been for over 20 years now and still no layout. At times I wonder if I'll ever get anything built before I head for that roundhouse in the sky. You'd think a guy that's heading for 71 would build something small. Perhaps that's what keeps me going, that desire to full fill that idea. I also discovered that I can't do it all. By that I mean there are times you just need to purchase that item instead of thinking how can I build that. The biggest thing that happened this year is the fact I finally decided to clean out the basement so I can start that layout and decided I can only do one scale.

    Bernd
    I'm not far behind you Bernd. I turned 70 last week, but not retired. I still like to spend money. I know how you feel though. We have goals. But we also have distractions called life that get in the way.

    I lost my direction and desire while back. Maybe about my life in general, but it's finally getting focused again, as I rid my life of other past interests and problems. Maybe the forum coming back up on line helped in that regard.

    Best wishes, see you in December at the RIT show.
    Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-05-2021, 11:12 PM.
    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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    • I've been thinking about the RIT show, but we will have gotten back from Oregon earlier that week, so I'll be in the mood to stay home. Still, I'm keeping it in mind.

      I'll be 71 tomorrow and I go through similar thought patterns. For instance: make or buy?

      You're making great progress on your basement, Bernd.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • Bernd, Those kits are going to add a lot to your layout and looks like they'll keep you busy for awhile working on them.

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        • Thanks guys for stopping by and commenting. Really enjoy the talk. Going to the train show in Syracuse tomorrow at the fair grounds. It's a two day event. Can't wait for the RIT show. I'll be helping out a friend and his wife at the RIT show both days.

          Dave, I think your on to something about the new forum. I feel a bit more in the mood for modeling too. I finally am getting over the "got to save this, never know when I'll need it" syndrome. I'm throwing out 20 years of accumulation of items that will not be used and concentrating on one scale and focusing on the getting a layout built.

          Mike, it'd be great to meet up again like we did last time for RIT. But I know the feeling after traveling a long distance you're just glad to be back home. There's always next year.

          Bill, yes they are going to be fun to build. It was over 45 years ago that I discovered and visited the EBT. I always dreamed about building those structures or hoped somebody would produce kits'. Well Nathan Kline of Broad Top Mountain Models and Nate's Light Iron Hobbies produced the kits. It looks like Banta Model Works did the work making kits. I'm hoping that they do the rest of the structures down the line.

          Now if we can get Rich (aka Pennman) to show up at RIT. How about it Rich?

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • I'm in. Which day for the rest of you. If memory serves me, Bernd still owes us a few rounds of tequila from last time.
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
              I'm in. Which day for the rest of you. If memory serves me, Bernd still owes us a few rounds of tequila from last time.
              Sorry but all the Mexican bars are closed. Can't find any waitresses.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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