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 Post subject: Happy Holidays ....
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:52 pm 
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.... to everyone.

If you've been good I guess Santa will stop by. Take it easy on the eggnog, the chocolate, the cookies etc. etc.

So far what he sent our way: plenty of fluffy snow — one of the neighbours cleared his driveway with his leaf blower — and an Arctic Wave i.e. too cold to go cross country skiing. This morning it was -19ºc (-22º C with the windchill)up on the hill.

PS for my part I'm still relaxing. Matter of fact SWMBO came along with her Samsung tablet and a a book that she downloaded .... for me to read. One more of those Nordic authors (Leif Persson) with a crazy crew of characters doing their thing in Stockholm.

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Happy Holidays HJ and all here.
Best Wishes to all and your families.
Enjoy!
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Very best wishes to all from an amazingly sunny Yorkshire.


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Wishing everyone a great Christmas time and hoping you enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

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Happy Christmas to everyone from a not-warm-enough, but no-where-near-cold-enough California!!


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Merry Christmas all :)
Spent the morning at work not running trains because the engineering trains all ran early or too late! So we ate lots of cake with the Signal & Telecom team :)

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Trying ever so hard not to over eat, but too easy to pick at readily accessible nibbles and a preemptive "Just tasting to see if it's done" whilst on "Just watch that" duty in the kitchen.
Seasonal Wishes for Health, Wealth & Happiness to all and just in case anyone needs a little chill time away from the chaos here is a link to just over 15 minutes of shunting at Furna Station.
Enjoy.
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Merry Christmas all!

We had a little snow so...couldn't resist:

https://youtu.be/RKJv_NB0ZZs

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Looking good!
That snow looks pretty solid as in wet. :-o

Last week I got some info on building a X9103 and also for a Russell-Plow. While the X9103 would be proto, I would like a bit more clearance. Which means wings that are adjustable. Decision, decision.

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Yes it was very wet, and most has melted away already.

Have you considered building a plow for your G4/5? They look quite wide in photos...
That being said, I would love to build a CN Russell plow...do you have drawings by any chance?

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very nice, Keith, and a nice tour of the layout. Have a great break.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Holidays ....
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Keith Yundt wrote:
Yes it was very wet, and most has melted away already.

Have you considered building a plow for your G4/5? They look quite wide in photos...
That being said, I would love to build a CN Russell plow...do you have drawings by any chance?

Keith


The Russel build is in a PDF http://www.davevinci.com/PRR%20Russell%20Snow%20Plow.pdf, complete with drawings.

Also interesting is this http://www.exporail.org/can_rail/Canadian%20Rail_no475_2000.pdf. All about getting the white stuff moved.

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Thanks HJ—excellent articles!

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families.
Best wishes for a healthy New Year 2018 from a white and frigid New Jersey. Today was a rather brisk 21 mile mountain bike ride on my fatbike. Average temperature was 23 degrees F, with a chilly breeze. Tons of fun! Thanks once again to HJ for this forum. It's a welcome retreat from the "real" world. No model train presents here this year, although our boys looked forward to the neighbors' layout we visit each Christmas eve. Anyone else receive some new train items?

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And a good morning (05:40)!
Planned on hitting the XC trails today after getting my vehicle back on the road yesterday — got a brand-new set of snow tires AND a new battery, but not at Boxing Day prices . /:) /:) ;)
Just checked the forecast; snow, snow and more snow for the next three days! That should be fun on the road for the other guys, I think we pass on that....... at least 'til we see/hear what the road conditions are so far it's a Snow Fall Warning morning.

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