Posted By Stan Cedarleaf on 23 Oct 2011 07:12 PM
Winter the day is when we have snow until noon on the ground.
Winter the season is when cars with Minnesota license plates show up.....
We spend a good portion of our year as winter. Even though officially winter starts Dec 21st, we typically have 30+ inches of snow by then. So I count winter the first day of snow fall till when it melts, sometime in April.
Love that Rotary! I just packed up my cars and figures this morning. Looks like a little ghost town now. Now it's looking forward to snow running and aparently getting a rotary snow plow as a winter goal. I always thought they were just static rolling stock. Pic sold me.
I am getting ready for winter by stocking up on building supplies.
I just bought 12 bags of Stucco/Mortar mix.
Friday or Saturday I am going down to the steel store and get stuff to make my car barns.
I will do a track inspection, maybe do some ballasting, Fill in holes that local gentry have dug ( with a bag like a frosting bag used to get mortar between rocks.) , and adjust the distance between the right of way and some plants that have taken root. I need to check the Tunnels for squatters.
Priority is the car barns as I don't run too much because I am too lazy to haul the stuff in and out of the train shop .