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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 am 
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Ahhhh so all is well, eh? :-o :-o

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:50 am 
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I am here. Busy preparing my HOm railway for an exhibition at Taunton amongst loads of other non RhB things.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:58 am 
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All is well when we know we can escape here for a bit ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 am 
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andyfearnside wrote:
I am here. Busy preparing my HOm railway for an exhibition at Taunton amongst loads of other non RhB things.


Unfortunately I'm at ExpoNG on the Saturday and working on the Sunday! So near yet so far!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:02 am 
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I've never been away :D
Although these days there are so many other 'distractions', good and not so, that the train cupboard door hinges are going to need a squirt of WD40 before I can get them open :|

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:26 pm 
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If you need a validation of the forum, Josh just popped over to the UK to deliver some Om RhB in time for Christmas ;) Thanks Josh :)

So that’s Canada for me, UK for Josh, where are the rest of you going to meet up with others off the forum? That trip to Switzerland . . . . ;)
Merry Christmas all :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Super!

Since SWMBO consumes most of our carbon footprint, I get to stay home and do the required skiing :))
Kidding aside, I like to stay home over the Holidays; don't have to worry about getting there or getting home.
Speaking of which the forecast for the next 24 hours "promises" 50cm of snow on the major connection from our place to the West Coast. I'll link some of the road web cams tomorrow.
That could be "very interesting" since most of the time one or the other truck driver "forgot" to mount the chains at the last chain up place before the really nasty hill. Ends up sideways across three Northbound lanes and "that's all she wrote" for a few hours.

My next trip to CH is planned for 2020 when I turn 75. For the occasion I'd like to ski the Engadine Marathon, all 42km of it. We shall see; last time was 1985 when skate technique was just in its infancy.

PS I just checked, the competition is a day before my birthday. B-)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:27 am 
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My next trip to CH is planned for 2020 when I turn 75. For the occasion I'd like to ski the Engadine Marathon, all 42km of it. We shall see; last time was 1985 when skate technique was just in its infancy.


Once upon a long time ago, I had a fanciful notion to polish up my bike and do the 'slowUp Mountain Albula'
The logistics of getting said bike to CH made it impractical....which was probably a lucky escape :))

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:35 am 
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A lot easier to get the XC skis to CH.
A big advantage will be the elevation of our ski area, between 1600 and 1950m. No getting used to the Engadin's height required.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:20 pm 
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A big advantage will be the elevation of our ski area, between 1600 and 1950m. No getting used to the Engadin's height required.

It must help. I live at 28m ASL so even a brisk walk around Filisur takes a little getting used to, let alone riding a bike up the side of an Alp!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Great goals everyone. I have a bucket list wish to ski the Parsenn with my daughter in Davos-Klosters. It was a favorite of my mother's. Not sure how soon I can do it, due to serious funding issues. But I need to go before she is away, and my joints don't work.
Skiing in Switzerland in general would be great.
We're staying here for the holidays. I thought I had this week to do Christmasy things, get lights up etc. I got calls to wrap a feature film in Niagara Falls, then work four days on a video game in the day and wrap a tv series through one night. I've not had more than 4 hours of sleep since Sunday on any given night. Poof, there went my week. And I had an interview to go back to being a professor for a Spring term at a college.
Now I have to hustle over the weekend to get the lights up and all. But we also saw a sublime performance of Handel's Messiah which has become a tradition and launches our holiday season.
And I have to get the oval around the tree.
Best wishes to all my friends here on the forum. I really enjoy this escape, and am so grateful for all your efforts on it HJ.
I learn so much, and enjoy chatting and checking in a lot.
All the best for the holidays, my friends. In these dark days, running our trains, chatting with friends, enjoying the arts; all these remind us of the good things, the things which make us human, and find the beauty in this world, which we must treasure and protect.
Happy Holidays, all.
John

ps. hoping for a dusting of snow, it's all dreary brown and green tonight.


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I’m really hoping to make it to Switzerland in the summer of 2020, when hopefully I will be retired. We want to be able to hike and bike there while I’m still able...spending more and more time fighting the darn health issues but it could be worse.
Nice to have some time off this Christmas though—but all we’ve been getting is one wind storm and rain after another so it’s not looking good for getting out to the garden.

John, you did a great summary of what’s important at Christmas-we have a lot to be grateful for, including HJ for all his efforts keeping the forum alive—thanks!

Happy holidays everyone!

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I'll meet you there, I'm hoping to retire on18th Jan 2020.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:50 pm 
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Paul S wrote:
If you need a validation of the forum, Josh just popped over to the UK to deliver some Om RhB in time for Christmas ;) Thanks Josh :)

So that’s Canada for me, UK for Josh, where are the rest of you going to meet up with others off the forum? That trip to Switzerland . . . . ;)
Merry Christmas all :)


Sorry for the delayed reply - been trying to survive my German in-laws! :))
Indeed - a fabulous validation of the forum HJ! :ymapplause: And a pleasure to catch up with you Paul!

Yes - it's great to meet fellow RhB aficionados, both online, and out in the real world! I think I may be headed to Toronto this summer (paging John!) and later this year, I believe I'm due in BC! (Oh HJ... :D )
My real goal though is some time in Graubünden with fellow modelers! If we're planning a meet-up, just let me know when guys!

Oh, and of course - a belated Merry Christmas / frohe Weihnachten to all! Hope Santa was good to everyone!
(Not bragging, but I must have been a reallllly good boy this year! The Kato Hakone Tozan EW I set, a slew of German books on the RhB and the FO, and a pair of LGB refuse containers all appeared in the Hilton Mainz overnight! And I'm still headed to Fertig's new store in Mörlenbach on Friday! ;) )


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Oh dear now you’ve got Nm9 too at least it’s easier to carry home ;) the Om coaches are now populated :)

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