Tuesday 11th February

Having gotten up at 5am for a 9am flight. I arrived at Kansas City at 5pm (but 6 hours behind) having had two excellent flights via Newark and stunning views of snow covered countryside.

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Joel Priest met me at the airport with his Dad, Stephen. The Priests have kindly had me to stay for a few days either side of the NMRA half year business meeting.

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I had a lovely (huge) room with Cinthia’s scrapbooking station in it:

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The view from the window shows how much snow there is:

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You don’t really notice the cold as the cars have a lovely garage. Big difference from my car with scraping frost in the morning!

You can see loads of deer and a real variety of birds and squirrels from the Priests’ house.

Tuesday is Stephen’s railroad working night so he had a lot of guys around working on his layout. I screwed a few nails in to some bench work to help But mostly lent on road bed to keep it level. Hard work.

Steve’s workshop:

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The layout:

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As many of his working party are railroaders I have learnt all sorts if new vocabulary such as dog catcher, top of the board…

Early night at 9pm (or 3am in my time zone!)

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