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    Iíve made it (phew!) today I am 66 and start drawing my state pension.

    Iím not closing down entirely (that would drive me mad) but due to Covid trade has been very slow, so at least Iíve not the problem of running down the shop and trying to get rid of customers (which can be surprisingly hard!)

    Iíve built a couple scale steam locos, plus Ĺ a traction engine, .and several stationary engines, so theyíre off the bucket list, ÖÖ...but Iíve kinda got a hankering for a model Thames Sailing Barge

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    Congrats !!

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    congrats....what traction engine are you building? I say in celebration of your retirement and the disclosure of some model engineer projects, we ought to see some photos of them

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    Congratulations Sami!!!
    I'm still a few years away and have been bringing my old machines up to snuff for my retirement. Also facinated with steam and a model is definitly on the bucket list.
    Have Fun and Keep Posting
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    I know that I'm broad shouldered but stop leaning quite so hard.
    You know the story of the last straw and the camel.
    And don't show Mcgyver pics of my steam engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscan View Post
    I know that I'm broad shouldered but stop leaning quite so hard.
    You know the story of the last straw and the camel.
    And don't show Mcgyver pics of my steam engines.
    Shut up and get back to work.

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    My best wishes and congratulations to you Sami, may you enjoy every second of it

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    Good on ya' Sami. I hope it is a long one. Enjoy yourself.

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    Sami, thanks for everything you've added to this forum over the years. Hopefully you'll continue to share your wisdom.
    Enjoy semi-retirement, or whatever you're calling it. Working because you want to is the best type of working.

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    Congrats on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    congrats....what traction engine are you building? I say in celebration of your retirement and the disclosure of some model engineer projects, we ought to see some photos of them

    Surely it's got to be either a Little Sampson or a Burrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I’ve made it (phew!) today I am 66 and start drawing my state pension.

    I’m not closing down entirely (that would drive me mad) but due to Covid trade has been very slow, so at least I’ve not the problem of running down the shop and trying to get rid of customers (which can be surprisingly hard!)

    I’ve built a couple scale steam locos, plus Ĺ a traction engine, .and several stationary engines, so they’re off the bucket list, ……...but I’ve kinda got a hankering for a model Thames Sailing Barge
    You think you know someone...and they post this ^^^...

    Congratulations Ls.

    And Happy birthday as well....
    Last edited by digger doug; 03-22-2021 at 11:58 AM.

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    Sami -

    Good going. Enjoy life and try to do what you want to, you've earned it. Hope you keep up the contributions on here, they are much appreciated.

    Dale

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    I imagine my retirement date will be chiseled on my headstone.

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    Congrats Sami! Have fun - stay out of trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Shut up and get back to work.
    So that I can pay the food bill on my jack again, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Miranda View Post
    Congrats Sami! Have fun - stay out of trouble!
    How can you be having fun if you are not in trouble?

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    All the best to you, Sami! Enjoy the freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Iíve built a couple scale steam locos, plus Ĺ a traction engine, .and several stationary engines, so theyíre off the bucket list, ÖÖ...but Iíve kinda got a hankering for a model Thames Sailing Barge
    This belongs on a hobby forum!















    yes that was sarcasm people.


    Congrats on the retirement!

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    Oi! You lot! Your two weeks severance notice is only a week old, innit?

    Back at it!


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