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 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2016 08:11 pm
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Woodie,
 thanks for your comments and ideas, I couldn't agree more.  I had started about 10 years ago, going down this pathway in the front part of the basement, when the guys in my On30 group started to complain that the Deep Run RR didn't go but so far.  I should say that the railroad took up about 2/3 of a 1900' square foot basement, at the time.  Anyway, my real love and commitment was and still is the On30 so I decided to book shelf the two locos and 8 scratch built freight cars; but the desire to build the 3/8's would not go away.  I got close twice to taking down and selling off a 40 year old railroad but could never pull the trigger.
  This past winter found me keeping the wood stove fed, a book in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other, and a cat in my lap and no desire to do any modeling.  I finally was put on the hot seat by my wife and was asked to explain myself, since as she tells every one, the railroad had become a second job for me. So we decided I needed another project, even though the On30 has plenty to keep me happy and busy.  So the long story short is that I cleaned out the saw dust shop, also known as the wood working shop, put the equipment in another building and started to design this new railroad. I have had a few missteps in the track design but nothing too major and the ideas are still flowing.  I did take your advice and ran the  little box cab and now will take some afternoon time to relax and read.
  I really appreciate your and Si's comments and hope someday to post pictures, where is a kid when you need them?  Wishing you all the best for the New Year, for me two railroads to work on how much better can it get.  Lastly, I forgot to say in the beginning of this note just how much I have liked and enjoyed not only your modeling but your approach to it, first outdoors and second in the living space of your home.  I couldn't do outdoors modeling here in Maryland, either too much humidity in summer or just to nasty for me in winter, at least the out building and house have heat in the respective railroad spaces.
Well, wishing you all the best
Steve

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