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Saturday 21st January 2018

Work day as usual, or it would have been if it wasn't too hard to work. Still, we still had the dedicated workers doing more than their fair share of work.

More discussion around the coffee table this morning about the Hot Pot Run. A couple of members even queried whether we needed the HPR. Worth thinking about.

Thought of the day.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Saturday 13th January 2018

Workday as usual, although there weren't too many workers - just the regular dozen or so.

We held our January monthly meeting today and it seemed to drag on and on. There were however, many topic covered so make sure you read the minutes when they come out. One important thing is that the monthly meeting will start at 11am so we can get home in time for lunch.

Thought of the day.
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in.

Thursday 11th January 2018

Old Farts Day was terrific yesterday. It was great chatting to everyone and discussing their holidays.

There is a members Play Day next Sunday so come along and have a run to test your loco out for the PRD.

Thought of the day.
The thing is, when we get older you sleep less at night, but thanks to retirement, we sleep more in the day. Itís not unlike infancy.

Saturday 6th January 2018

And a happy New Year to everyone. It's about time I got back to work, but these holidays make me so lazy.

Corey sent me some pictures of the Christmas Play Day. Have a look at the picture page.

I went to the track this morning and had a very pleasant surprise. Big Pete was there testing his 3827. As you would expect with a new loco there were a couple of teething problems. Nothing drastic, but enough to spoil Pete's day.

Thought of the day.
The first bug to hit a clean windshield lands directly in front of your eyes.

Saturday 15th December 2017

I have put the minutes of the last Board Meeting in the members area. If you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes, have a look as the Board Members are working for us.

Thought of the day.
Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence

Wednesday 13th December 2017

38 of us enjoyed a great OFD Xmas Party Luncheon organised by Max and helped by the Ladies and a few of the men. Actually, the men assisted by emptying the plates. Thanks Ladies.

Saturday is a work/party day and Sunday is our Family Day. A good time should be had by all.

Thought of the day.
Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

Saturday 9th December 2017

Well. That's the end of the 2017 Christmas parties. A good time was had by all. An especially big thanks the the members who helped out.

As usual, Corey took a few photos. Have a look at the Picture Page.

Thought of the day.
If at first you don't succeed, read the MANUAL.