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Re: Early retirement

Post by Busted Bricks » Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 pm

I have to work until I'm 69 so another 18 years to go. I don't really think I will ever retire fully though - my retirement plan is to build live steam locos commercially as long as I can manage it. At the moment I'm trying to build up the workshop for it which means buying CNC machines as and when I can afford it.

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Re: Early retirement

Post by ge_rik » Sat May 11, 2019 2:10 pm

About thirty years ago, a colleague (Ernie) who was approaching retirement set up a printing business in his garage to give him something to do when he retired. When I was approaching retirement I followed Ernie's principle, except that I built myself a garden railway. Two things I certainly have not regretted (ie retirement and garden railway modelling).

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Re: Early retirement

Post by FWLR » Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Sat May 11, 2019 2:10 pm

except that I built myself a garden railway. Two things I certainly have not regretted (ie retirement and garden railway modelling).

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Re: Early retirement

Post by Ron Chatt » Sun May 12, 2019 1:37 pm

I took early retirement 23 years ago and still dream about work, but what the h--l
I got a good payout, Just bought a new saw bench, and buy a new live steam loco
a year for the last 10 years. life is good. :D :D :D :D :thumbright:

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Re: Early retirement

Post by gregh » Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 am

dewintondave wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:48 am
It's been a big secret, but I'm planning on taking early retirement in June next year. I'll have more time for all the important stuff πŸ‘
Great idea. Do it ASAP ! You never know what's around the corner.
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Re: Early retirement

Post by dewintondave » Mon May 13, 2019 7:02 am

gregh wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 am
Great idea. Do it ASAP ! You never know what's around the corner.
I'll be handing my notice in soon :king:
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Re: Early retirement

Post by FWLR » Mon May 13, 2019 8:23 am

dewintondave wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 7:02 am
gregh wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 am
Great idea. Do it ASAP ! You never know what's around the corner.
I'll be handing my notice in soon :king:
:wav:
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Re: Early retirement

Post by Busted Bricks » Mon May 13, 2019 5:18 pm

I handed in my notice today but only because I have a new job. Luckily it's closer to home and I won't have to sit in a queue by a tunnel for 15-30mins every day.

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Re: Early retirement

Post by dewintondave » Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am

I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
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Re: Early retirement

Post by philipy » Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 am

dewintondave wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
Congrats... a good feeling, I'll bet?

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Re: Early retirement

Post by FWLR » Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am

Soon be joining the GOL club.... :wav:
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Re: Early retirement

Post by Jim » Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 pm

September last year I stopped working Fridays and enjoyed the long weekend so much as from next week I will only work two days a week. That will give me more time to work out a way to stop working two days a week and have a 7 day weekend. Yippee.

I turned 60 a couple of weeks ago by the way, I always wanted to retire early. Nearly there.

Phil. Officially an old git now. :thumbright:

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Re: Early retirement

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:19 am

Happy belated Birthday Jim.... :occasion6: :occasion5:

Your will love your GOL time soon... :thumbright:
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Re: Early retirement

Post by Busted Bricks » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:19 am

dewintondave wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
Sharp increase in the world population of ossy locos just around the corner then?

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Re: Early retirement

Post by Jim » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:19 am
Happy belated Birthday Jim.... :occasion6: :occasion5:

Your will love your GOL time soon... :thumbright:
Thanks Rod :thumbright:
But what does GOL mean :scratch:

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