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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  08:13:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bob, words fail to convey the feeling after reading your announcement.



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  08:18:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow on the building, whoa on the announcement.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  08:39:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill and Kevin, thanks for posting.

I'm still a little shook up but it had to happen. Now I didn't say I was done with model
building, just that the railroad has to go. I'll be 84 years old next week and I have no one
family wise to take over. The railroad takes up a big chunk of my basement and if I should die I
would be leaving a really big problem for someone to get rid of it.

All things must come to an end.

Bob


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kebmo
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  08:57:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bob, is there any possibility of seeing an overall shot of your layout with all of the wonderful structures on it?


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  10:01:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I know that you've been thinking about this decision to close down the LP&N RR from our previous discussions for awhile now.
Still the news is shocking, however I appreciate your concern about not leaving it for someone else to deal with.
I love the fact that your offering the structures that you built to honour other modellers, to those modellers.
What a super nice gesture!
I know that I plan on visiting you soon and hopefully seeing your layout before you start to dismantle it all.
At least we will still have you modelling here with us, and we have all 4 volumes of structures on the LP&N RR to remember some of your great models that you have shared with us over the years.
So best of luck with your endeavors, and I'm looking forward to meeting with you and your layout!

Greg Shinnie



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  10:10:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

While I am very sorry indeed to see that you have had to make this decision, I understand and applaud the logic behind it. If this railroad has given you as much joy as the chronicles have given us, you may rest easy, knowing that you've improved the lives of many with your humor, craftsmanship, hints, tips and friendship.

So think of this as a step forward, and please continue to enlighten us with your parade of elegant models!

Best wishes.

And Happy Birthday!

Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  11:08:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, Bob. Sad but understandable. I remember my father making a similar decision to downsize his collection of ceramics. He succeeded but also started a new, smaller collection as he went in a slightly different direction.

As you say, you wonít be stopping your model-building.

And I second the request for layout photos.

Mike


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And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin' ó Bob Dylan

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Guff
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  11:10:59 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I am also sorry that you have to dismantle the LP&N. If the railroad gave you as much pleasure as it did your fans watching you prepare your builds on the forum it was well worth the time and I'm sure it's a beautiful layout to view. I sure would like to see the layout before it's dismantled.
By the way...Have a Happy Birthday next week!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  11:19:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I'm feeling a little sad right now' as you have shed much light on the reality of a subject I don't like thinking about'.

I think Pete, sums it up the best'... I also, would love to see a few pics of the layout before you close the line down'...for good'.. As always Bob, I'll be sending my best thoughts of you, your way'.. my friend.



Ted

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Terrell
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Posted - 03/24/2019 :  12:37:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's all my fault!! Terrell's Toothpicks was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Those kind of decisions are always hard to make. But it's good to hear you're not giving up modeling.



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 03/24/2019 :  7:41:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

This is a momentous decision, and this discussion in general gives a relatively younger guy like myself (43) a lot to think about. I hope, as we all do (or did) that I have many more productive modeling years ahead...but as many funerals I've done for unexpected deaths, I have learned that there's no telling when the day will come for us to leave this world - and our models - behind.

Thank you for sharing your modeling experience with us and I know I'm not alone in saying I look forward to the next model you build, and the next, and the next!

Galen


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/26/2019 :  09:48:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, for all the nice posts, all appreciated.

Yes Fred, that was what broke the camel's back

No, Not really, it was a bunch of fun.

I'm getting a pretty good response to my offer, a busy time is here.

Cheers,

Bob


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/27/2019 :  1:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Sgt. Bob,

You sent Bill Gill several pay phones and Bill was generous enough to send one along to me. Which I am very thankful.

I know you don't get around to my site so I thought I'd post the results here so you could see it.







Frank

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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/27/2019 :  1:53:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

That's FANTASTIC, in fact the whole thing is FANTASTIC.

I don't know why I haven't been checking out your site, I am subscribing right now. This
forum is too big for an old guy like me to check out everything I am interested in.

If you can use any more of those phones, let me know. I have lost the mold, I think in my
shop cleaning I must have thrown it away, but I still have the master and I can quickly
make a new mold and cast some phones for you.

Bob



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/27/2019 :  6:56:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iíll let you know if we need more. Iím happy you approve of the phone booth. I had to make the booth from steel so I could rust it. Aluminum just wouldn't cut it around our layout, too nice.

Next will be a power pole with telephone wires.



Frank

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