Dear Marty & Dotty,

It can be no coincidence that Marty's birthday is so close to Thanksgiving!  We are all thankful for both of you and for the progress you've made during this terribly painful, stressful period.  Your trials and challenges are almost beyond counting and the weight of them boggles the mind but we are promised that we will be given no burden that we cannot bear.

Grace and peace to you,

Rapid Transit Holmes

and his loyal dog Tancred

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Cho Cho Wally posted:

Bless you Marty as I begin my journey with prostate cancer.



All the best with your chosen treatment, I had the robotic surgery 6 years ago next month. All good just a little missing function but I can deal with it.  Medicine these days is pretty amazing.


Before wishing you a Happy Birthday, Marty, I wanted to watch the video of your layout on the 50th Anniversay Set of OGR Great Layout Adventures. I knew it was going to be good,  having seen your layout featured in OGR magazine numerous times over the years, but seeing that video of you and your layout this morning was an amazing experience. 

The operating catenary, bridges, scenery, turntable, stations and other structures and, of course, the trains, are all stunning. It was also great to see that such a highly functioning layout like yours can be made using tubular track, which is what I have. 

Thank you so much, Marty, for sharing your magnificent layout with us on the video. 

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays, Arnold




In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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