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Yep! Sorry all, things have gotten utterly insane in the past few weeks. I even took a trip up to Athens late October and haven't even had the time to really write to you about that! >_<

But anyway, as much as I absolutely LOVE my job at the news studio here in Albany, GA... my personal life is almost non-existent... A certain family member is taking advantage of my finances yet again, and the number of true friends I've made I could count on one hand and still have fingers left over. I may have a great job, but it's not worth keeping if I'm miserable outside of my job. So while I was on my vacation to Athens I managed to get an interview, which I nailed and was hired on the spot. However the job is less ours, likely less pay, BUT I believe my personal and home life will be much more satisfying! And I won't be forced to be awake past midnight nearly every night of the week! :D

Anyway, my official move date is Nov 23, so it's close. Sadly I can't move everything in one shot. Just not enough room in the Kia Soul I'll be using. However I plan on coming back down to Albany between then and Christmas to fetch the rest of my worldly possessions. But I hope to move the bulk of it and the "Important" stuff *cough-model-trains-cough* up this round. 

Anyway, that's all for now.
Ballarat Journeys End by gunslinger87
Ballarat Journeys End
Here I thought it would be a neat shot to have the locomotive posing at the platform with the depot in the backgroud. The line of people to the left of the train are figures I want to use, but haven't found their final placement yet.
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At the Depot by gunslinger87
At the Depot
The mixed finally pulls up to the Ballarat platform and we can get a good look of the yard and engine facilities. In the roundhouse can be seen one of the later 2-8-0s as well as well as a 4-6-0, the only one on the M&P roster.

As a side note, I'm still not completely statisfied with engine facility. I mean the placement of the roundhouse, water tank, coaling platform and sand house are final, but I feel that it still needs a few more structures. The yellow building is a boarding house for railroaders who would layover for the evening if they brought in the late train. Any suggestions would be appreciated for added yard clutter and structures!
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No. 4 on the Turntable by gunslinger87
No. 4 on the Turntable
As the mixed pulls into the Ballarat yard the crew can one of the M&P's frieght locomotives, No 4. Baldwin built 2-8-0 similar to the D&RG's "C-16" locomotives. It is one of four Consolidations on the M&P's locomotive roster. However the first two are of the C-16 design while the later two were oil burning Baldwin products of the early 1900s, nearly identical to those used on the Nevada County Narrow Gauge railroad. 
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Ballarat Ahead by gunslinger87
Ballarat Ahead
The northbound mixed is almost to its destination of Ballarat, CA. If you look carefully you can see the yard limit sign just under the water tank. (the large dark red structure to the left of the round house)
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gunslinger87
Andrew
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Current Residence: Georgia
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Anthro, Manga/Anime, Mecha.
Operating System: DELL something or other.
Wallpaper of choice: Anything with a Steam Locomotive
Favourite cartoon character: The ones I make
Personal Quote: In the Lawless West, I am the Law, I am RENEGADE.
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Yep! Sorry all, things have gotten utterly insane in the past few weeks. I even took a trip up to Athens late October and haven't even had the time to really write to you about that! >_<

But anyway, as much as I absolutely LOVE my job at the news studio here in Albany, GA... my personal life is almost non-existent... A certain family member is taking advantage of my finances yet again, and the number of true friends I've made I could count on one hand and still have fingers left over. I may have a great job, but it's not worth keeping if I'm miserable outside of my job. So while I was on my vacation to Athens I managed to get an interview, which I nailed and was hired on the spot. However the job is less ours, likely less pay, BUT I believe my personal and home life will be much more satisfying! And I won't be forced to be awake past midnight nearly every night of the week! :D

Anyway, my official move date is Nov 23, so it's close. Sadly I can't move everything in one shot. Just not enough room in the Kia Soul I'll be using. However I plan on coming back down to Albany between then and Christmas to fetch the rest of my worldly possessions. But I hope to move the bulk of it and the "Important" stuff *cough-model-trains-cough* up this round. 

Anyway, that's all for now.

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Brit31 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving and happy birthday for yesterday :)
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happy birthday!
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
'ello, mate. Has been a while haven't it? :icondragonxpplz:
Hope everything's goin' splendid fur ye.
Also,:icondragonglomp: would like to wish ye a very Merry birthday btw! :party::cake:
Hope this special day of yers is filled with joy n' lots o' treasures, man. Furry Birthday Hello And wish ye lots o' luck n' more goodies comin' to ye in the future. :peace::meow:
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJ!!!Bunny Emoji-01(Excited) [V1] 
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Thanks for the :+fav: and happy birthday
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Happy Birthday!!!have a awsome day!!XD
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Happy Birthday! Good luck)!
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Happy Birthday!
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