2013 October 18

2013 October 18   Sunny and warmer than yesterday :)

Some news from other places?

Finally on the water...

My letter to Ron at Eureka, and I just could not bring it upon myself to congratulate him

Well Ron
The day has finally arrived, eh well, not just yet, but we are closer to getting our hands on these engines than we were this time last year anyway, or so it seems.
Of course I am expecting the ship to be hi-jacked by Pirates riding jet skis or perhaps sinking in a typhoon. Well that is unlikely as I have seen this ship, it is indeed huge. Could you please arrange for the container to be carried inboard, rather than seaboard as I have a funny feeling it will fall overboard if placed there :(
Seriously though!
Just to confirm that you may still send my two R Classes to
Rod Young
50 xx Court
Victoria Australia.
My telephone is 02
 mobile 042
Also to confirm that I have paid in full for the engines and upgraded the price to account for sound at Corio two years ago.
The only problem I now have is the numbers that I am getting?
I think the oil burner is 719?  However I am not fussed about that.
I definitely do not want a preserved number for my coal burner, and after seeing R704 in its Exposition livery at Caulfield, I am hoping that you will have a sound version spare that I can change to? If this is possible I will be happy to accept it.
Other than that, any Number except 752 (an engine I already have) will be acceptable.
Hope this helps us both, my attempt to shave a bit more time off the long  wait.
Now to save up for the K :)
Rod Young


  1. I hope you are not crazy enough to order & pay for the K before its eventual arrival. Wonder how much interest you have made had you invested the money paid out for the R's in the first place, to what you get now? Even a paltry 2% could have reaped some amount, then you could have picked the numbers from the box.

    1. No Col
      The money is in deposit and more than enough interest to cover the increased cost :)


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