My retirement presents

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Biased turkey, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just got retired last week and I received very nice presents from my co-workers and from ... me.
    My friendly colleagues offered me a very nice ( and heavy ) book about the railroad history. The pictures are great, they are mostly from the SNCF ( French government owned railroad ).

    My own present runs nicely and the whistle sounds great :smile:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice retirement presents all around. Now you have to get a stationary steam engineers license.
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very nice BT
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    6,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations on your retirement and the very thoughtful present from your co-workers.
    balloon6balloon6balloon6balloon6

    Now that you're retired, you are going to find you are busier than ever and have to make time for your railroad.:killer:sign1 :killer:sign1
  5. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Enjoy your retirement. Both presents look like they will bring hours of fun.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations on your retirement, Jacques. :thumb::thumb:
    Don is right: when I retired, I was surprised to find how little "free" time I had. I don't know how I ever managed to get anything done on the layout when I was still working!! ;)

    Wayne
  7. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations on your retirement.:thumb:
    Those are some very thoughtful gifts your co-workers gave you.
    Other than the voices in my head, I work alone, so there are few chances for gifts from co-workers.:mrgreen:
  8. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    happy retirement---enjoy every day of your new found freedom
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats on your retirement :D :D :D Enjoy your "free" time and have fun!!!
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    congratulations on your retirement ! enjoy your free time (or lack-there of :mrgreen:) and those are some very good presents too :twisted: ,its nice your co-workers care,mine cant wait till i leave! :p. :thumb: --josh
  11. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    1
    Congratulations on the Retirement...and having colleagues who were SOOOOOooooo Glad to see you GO! Nice presents on a fine occasion! Now to start your new career on the (Model) Railroad! All the Best. Bob C
  12. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,593
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bon Chance! Having co-workers and friends like that who take the time to find you something extra special must be in response to how well you treated them and their respect for you.

    Enjoy the retirement - now on to the fun!
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations on your retirement! Its great your coworkers took the time to get you gifts they knew you would like.
    Ralph
  14. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    Congatulations on retireing. I am soooo jelous
    Les
  15. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    A big thank you to all the nice members of The Gauge forum who took some of their time to wish me a happy retirement.
    Now I'll have more time for me and for caring about my family and friends.

    I'm refreshing my memory about Mollier Diagram so I can get my stationary steam engineer license .

    I now have confirmation from DoctorWayne himself that he is retired too. When I saw pictures of Wayne's layout, my 1st reaction was: " Only a retired guy has enough spare time to build such a detailed layout" :)

    As a matter of fact, my friendly co-workers offered me a second great book, it's about the history of the various breweries in the province of Qu├ębec. It's interesting to know that the great Canadian brewer John Molson found a well known brewery and ... The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad that became later the Grand Trunk Railway.

    I like when beer and railroad combine.
  16. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good luck and I hope you have many years of great health. now if I lived up there I would skip the trains in the summer and go fishing. :)
  17. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    You'd think so, but the majority of the layout was built before I retired: working shifts does have benefits! :wink: I did have a big flurry of activity when I first retired, but other commitments have kept recent progress at a standstill. I've got plenty of ideas, but not much available time to execute them. :-D

    Wayne
  18. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats on the retirement and presents. That steam engine takes me back about 35 or so years. My little brother had one. Used to use sterno to heat the water. Was pretty cool.

    Have fun with it. :)
  19. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the good retirement wishes Renovo PPR, doctorwayne, fsm1000.

    I won't stay inside modelling too much. I'll spend some time bicycling ... around the Taschereau yard lol.

    I had a stationary steam engine 55 years ago, It was an inheritance from ... my uncle so I guess it was built around 1930. That's why I purchased a new one.
    Childhood memories: priceless.

    I'll take a new job working shifts :)
  20. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats on the retirement! I was out of town and away from the internet last week, and this week I've been doing a bunch of work on my Firebird, so I haven't been online much. I retired a year ago and thought of all of the things I would get done with my spare time! So far I haven't a clue when I had time to work and I still have what seems to be an endless list of spare time projects with no spare time to do them!