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@Mark Boyce posted:

Bob, Thanks!  I just measured the Ceiling Central Railroad.  43 square feet!  It was pretty easy since the shelves are all 1 foot deep.

@Mark Boyce posted:

Gracious sakes!!  When the lift bridges are up, the Blackwater Canyon Line measures 45 square feet!!  All of mine are under 48 square feet!!  I know how to hack up plywood into little pieces!! 

Going back to Page 3, and my erroneous calculation that Bob so graciously pointed out to me.  Both my Ceiling Central Railroad and my Blackwater Canyon Line are 45 square feet and under.  I qualify for Division 59 and as a Charter Member of The Prestigious 48 Club!!! 

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Most impressive!! 

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I just want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, it's been a long hard week but we laid my dad to rest on Friday. Being a former Marine there was a Marine Honor Guard there and they played Taps. It was eerie, when they sounded Taps everyone in the cemetery stopped what they were doing and just stood there, even the utility crew that was working on a pole outside the cemetery waited for it to finish, it was dead silence. I guess there is hope for the us all that we're not that jaded yet.

Anyways, I'm going to be getting back to posting a little more, still got a long road ahead for the family, the Grim Reaper cut a pretty wide swath thru the clan this past year, my mom and dad, my aunt (my dads sister), my uncle (moms brother), my brother-in-laws dad, my sister-in-laws grandmother and father, I think the rest of us have earned a bit of a breather and a chance to get back to some sort of normalcy.



I guess the first real Club business I want to attend to is to amend the size requirements a bit, if someone wants to join but their layout is no more than 45sq' (the area of a 5x9) I'm open to allowing them in as an Honorary Member, in fact when I told my dad he was an Honorary Member he asked a bit tongue in cheek what if the layout was 5x9 and not 4x8, so in his memory I'd like to make that the "Jerry Clause"

"So amended, anyone possessing a layout of more than 32 square feet but no more than 45 square feet shall be admitted to The 48 Club as an Honorary Member"

   so



  The requirements for inclusion.

A. The layout can be no larger than a 4x8 sheet of plywood or what can configured from a single sheet

     1. Hollow core door slab layouts are definitely allowed

B. It can be permanent or seasonal since many 4x8s are set up during the Christmas season

C. In keeping with its seasonal origins the main focus will be S and O gauge, however if yours is one of the other gauges you are still welcome to join.

D. Anyone possessing a layout of more than 32 square feet but no more than 45 square feet shall be admitted to The 48 Club as an Honorary Member

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Welcome aboard Dave!

Honorary Members
1. Harry Miller ... My grandfather
2. Jerry Makowiecki ... My dad
3. Thor Sheil
4. Alan Arnold
5. Allen Miller
6. Rich Melvin
7. Ed Boyle
8. Jim Barrett
9. Putnam Division
10. DaveP

And it's good to be back!



Jerry

Thanks Jerry - Sorry to that about your dad. It's been crazy with my son's Lacrosse games, work and ramping up to go back into the office full time, I apologize for not acknowledging sooner.

@DaveP posted:

Thanks Jerry - Sorry to that about your dad. It's been crazy with my son's Lacrosse games, work and ramping up to go back into the office full time, I apologize for not acknowledging sooner.

Thanks Dave, it's been a sucko year all way round hopefully we're seeing the end of this.  We have instituted a new membership level that includes members in the same boat as you who missed it by that much. It's being called Division 59 after the legendary ping pong table layouts of 5'x9' fame. So we will be moving you from the Honorary roll to the Division 59 per the provisions of the Jerry Clause.

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Division 59

1. DaveP

Anyone else who just missed it let me know so I can add you to the rolls.



Jerry

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Hello everyone, I haven't been on in a bit but rest assured I'm doing fine. Been going thru dads stuff the past few weeks and I landed a new job. It's kind of out of my wheelhouse, been doing optical work for 40 years but the days of local labs are going the way of the dodo unless you want to work retail so for the next 6 years I've decided to suck it up and switch fields. The work I'm going to be doing is... wait for it.... making plywood at a local lumber mill (actually in the plywood department making veneered panels for a guitar company to start). It's 10 minutes from my house M-F 7 to 3:30 so I can't beat the hours or location, no more hour, hour and a half drives in on a good day to Baltimore. Hopefully once I get settled in and comfortable with the new job I can get back to the 48 Club.

I do have one question, did something change on the forum? I have no alerts listed for me and a couple weeks ago it showed at least a couple months worth.

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Just curious, it made it easier for me to check out posts I was following or had replied to.



Jerry

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Hello everyone, I haven't been on in a bit but rest assured I'm doing fine. Been going thru dads stuff the past few weeks and I landed a new job. It's kind of out of my wheelhouse, been doing optical work for 40 years but the days of local labs are going the way of the dodo unless you want to work retail so for the next 6 years I've decided to suck it up and switch fields. The work I'm going to be doing is... wait for it.... making plywood at a local lumber mill (actually in the plywood department making veneered panels for a guitar company to start). It's 10 minutes from my house M-F 7 to 3:30 so I can't beat the hours or location, no more hour, hour and a half drives in on a good day to Baltimore. Hopefully once I get settled in and comfortable with the new job I can get back to the 48 Club.

I do have one question, did something change on the forum? I have no alerts listed for me and a couple weeks ago it showed at least a couple months worth.

Just curious, it made it easier for me to check out posts I was following or had replied to.



Jerry

Glad to hear you are doing well and landed a good job with a more humane commute. I don't think anything changed. I am still getting the usual alerts.  Let's see if you get an alert for this reply.

Jerry,  with regards to alerts, I've had that happen on several occasions, and never did ask why.  I attributed it to either aging out as already stated or signing out for an extended period.  It happened again recently, maybe a week or two ago, I had 20 alerts for about a week without checking them and then one day it was only 15.

Jerry- I think the alerts max out at 100 and then are cleared automatically. I just checked mine, I was at 50 going back to 5/22.

Good luck with the new job. A shorter commute is worth the price of admission. I live 10 minutes from my job of 24 years and counting. Wouldn't trade it for anything, especially after years of hour-long ones.

Bob

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Is that your home town, or did you like commuting there so much that you put it in your moniker?

Born in Baltimore, moved up to New Freedom Pa. 20 years ago so the commute came with the move, my wife retires this September from Hopkins so it all works out. I started my last job about 4 years ago figuring it would be my last stop before I retire in 6 years but apparently the bean counters at the company used Covid as an excuse to cut some of the more expensive branches from their tree but considering they had an HR department on steroids there and you had to walk on eggshells all the time it's probably a good thing that I'm not there anymore, I tend to speak my mind and have locked horns with various HR departments a number of times over the years.



Jerry

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