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My HO layout was getting there....

June 18, 2020 04:27AM
4'x8' plywood, all kinds of cool stuff.. my goal was to buy two new structures a week for the town plus at least one railroad related item - like a crossing bar and stuff.. I had, like your brother, painted a pond with a bridge over it and had a mountain set up that the train went through..

..and then it happened...

I left the door open one night.. My Beagle Snoopy made his way into the room where, like a giant version of Beagle Godzilla, pretty much destroyed the entire town - and it wasn't even in Japan.. He chewed up EVERY building, house, bridge, mountain.. I think he even pee'd in the pond.. luckily he didn't touch the trains, but I never rebounded from that fateful night and never rebuilt my little community..

I ended up - in the early 80's - getting an N scale setup, but just never got it setup and started.. I had acquired several buildings and structures and stuff.. Just never got the plywood to put it down..

At my mom's old house, nailed in the garage with the remnants of the town painted on the plywood, is that 4'x8' sheet nailed against one of the walls.. I often wonder if the new owners ever pulled it down - I'm sure they got a kick out of it, if they did.. Nailed on an opposite wall, was a 4x8 plywood sheet, with a fluorescent green sst logo painted on it the entire size of the plywood, with a black background.. I often wonder if they ever saw that, as well..

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  My Wife is awesome!

Ramgator115June 17, 2020 01:00PM

  Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ramgator...

JamesJM17June 17, 2020 01:49PM

  Thanks! And there was no post on it. My only problem......

Ramgator23June 18, 2020 02:30AM

  Sweet! Does it have..

sstrams19June 17, 2020 01:59PM

  No but it does have.....

Ramgator17June 18, 2020 02:29AM

  Nice! Well-played, Sir.....!

sstrams20June 18, 2020 04:17AM

  Re: My Wife is awesome!

zn25June 17, 2020 03:13PM

  Funny you say.

Ramgator25June 18, 2020 02:32AM

  Sad Story... if I were you I'd skip this reply...

JamesJM32June 17, 2020 03:38PM

  I remember seeing that..

sstrams30June 17, 2020 04:56PM

  My late Brother, around 1975...

Ramgator27June 18, 2020 02:39AM

  My Brother's layout.

Ramgator19June 18, 2020 02:46AM

  My HO layout was getting there....

sstrams25June 18, 2020 04:27AM

  All that was needed was dramatic horn music playing....

Ramgator19June 18, 2020 08:57AM

  That would have ruled...

sstrams19June 18, 2020 09:14AM

  Re: Sad Story... if I were you I'd skip this reply...

waterfield21June 18, 2020 08:43AM

  Her thoughts. . . .

RAMbeau31June 18, 2020 09:26AM

  Good catch, RAMbeau...

sstrams32June 18, 2020 10:06AM


Ramgator17June 19, 2020 09:07AM

  Before I build the Indy, thinking about an old school kit.

Ramgator14June 26, 2020 03:26PM