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My wife finally said it!
Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:00 PM

We picked up the rental car for the trip to Atlanta, and stopped at Victory Models in Fort Myers.

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She picked ap a pack of deer and asked if I liked them. I said they were not really something I was interested in.

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Then she said...

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"But these will look cute on OUR layout".

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Wow, I never thought I would hear that. I have not stopped smiling.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Attuvian on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:05 PM

Can't wait to see how this one works out - both at Kevin's and here on the forum!

John

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Posted by hardcoalcase on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:17 PM

SeeYou190

Then she said...

"But these will look cute on OUR layout".

-Kevin

Beware!  Next she'll be insisting that all the locomotives must be painted pink! Surprise

Jim

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:43 PM

SeeYou190

Then she said....

"But these will look cute on OUR layout"..

Your life, as you knew it, is over, big guy. My condolences!

Rich

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:49 PM

If I remember,  you haven't started your final layout yet.

When you do, be prepared for lots of cute little woodland creatures along the tracks.

York1 John       

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:50 PM

Yea, and things like fairy gardens in the yards, and "she sheds", and everything else she wants in your 1:1 house and yard, but can't, and you'll tell her "but honey, it's 1954, I don't think they had fairy gardens, she-sheds and the like."

And she'll answer, "but honey, is this not a personal fantasy world of semi-plausable nonsense? problem settled, I win. Kisses Smile, Wink & Grin".

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Posted by dknelson on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:07 PM

If a wife wants deer on the layout, put deer on the layout.  

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Posted by L. Zhou on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:12 PM

Maybe place them in a thick clump of trees, and brush.

It may obscure the view, but after all, the forest is their natural habitat.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:22 PM

dknelson

If a wife wants deer on the layout, put deer on the layout.  

Dave Nelson

 

Agreed, just make sure you close the grain elevator door before you go to bed.

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Posted by The Milwaukee Road Warrior on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:26 PM

dknelson

If a wife wants deer on the layout, put deer on the layout.  

Dave Nelson

 

LOL.  What he said.

Andy

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:41 PM

hardcoalcase
Next she'll be insisting that all the locomotives must be painted pink!

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She is actually a big proponent of realistic paint schemes. She does not care one bit for the DAWDLE & DELAY, UPP STAYERS & EASTERN, or the FUMBLE AND GRUMBLE.

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richhotrain
Your life, as you knew it, is over

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This is definitely going to effect layout design, that is true.

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mbinsewi
things like fairy gardens in the yards, and "she sheds", and everything else she wants in your 1:1 house and yard, but can't, and you'll tell her "but honey, it's 1954, I don't think they had fairy gardens, she-sheds and the like." And she'll answer, "but honey, is this not a personal fantasy world of semi-plausable nonsense? problem settled, I win.

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Mike, that is all true. And I will build those fairy gardens and she-sheds if it makes her engaged with the layout in any way.

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York1
If I remember, you haven't started your final layout yet. When you do, be prepared for lots of cute little woodland creatures along the tracks.

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John, you are correct. In the past three years we have attended countless train shows together and visited dozens of hobby shops buying what is needed for the layout.

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In all that time it has never been OUR layout until today.

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I am excited!

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-Kevin

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:44 PM

My wife asked if she could help with the scenery when I get that far.  I think it's great.  If that means deer too, I'm all for it plus any other critters.

Paul

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:40 PM

IRONROOSTER
My wife asked if she could help with the scenery when I get that far. I think it's great....

If my wife asked if she could help with the scenery, I'd be worried, as she would likely be referring to the scenery outdoors, where her detailing ideas would be me, under the scenery.

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:07 PM

hardcoalcase
SeeYou190

Then she said...

"But these will look cute on OUR layout".

-Kevin

Beware!  Next she'll be insisting that all the locomotives must be painted pink! Surprise

Jim

First off, I'm glad to hear the announcement regarding buy in from Kevin's better half.

I wouldn't worry too much about the S&G executive paint scheme, though. I have a BNSF SD-70 painted in livery designed by the boss's wife. I like it.

Robert 

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Posted by dknelson on Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:22 PM

[quote user="SeeY

She is actually a big proponent of realistic paint schemes. She does not care one bit for the DAWDLE & DELAY, 

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The late Bob Reppert's Dawdle & Delay was actually a very nice layout to operate on.  But yes the name came from an earlier era when not only did most modelers create a name for their layout (to justify running a dog's breakfast of all sorts of prototype locomotives and rolling stock) but there was a craze for funny or punny names.  One of my favorites: playing off the real prototype Lackawanna, the "Lackawampum."  

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:55 PM

SeeYou190
She picked ap a pack of deer and asked if I liked them. I said they were not really something I was interested in. . Then she said... . "But these will look cute on OUR layout". . Wow, I never thought I would hear that. I have not stopped smiling. . -Kevin

So Kevin, I'm assuming that you were smart enough to buy the deer!?!

Seriously, having support from your wife is excellent. My wife supports my involvement in the hobby fully. She has clearly said that she is not interested in getting involved, but she has also indictated clearly that I can do what I want. I just bought a Rapido CP FP9A and two True Line CP freight cars and she thought that was fine.

Dave

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:15 AM

doctorwayne

 

 
IRONROOSTER
My wife asked if she could help with the scenery when I get that far. I think it's great....

 

If my wife asked if she could help with the scenery, I'd be worried, as she would likely be referring to the scenery outdoors, where her detailing ideas would be me, under the scenery.

Wayne

 

Oh that'll come too.Laugh

Paul

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Posted by caldreamer on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:47 AM

BEWARE, Next she will insist that SHE is the General Manager  and that you work for hre.

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Posted by Graham Line on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:07 PM

I thought vegetable gardens and flower beds were their natural habitat.  Better than having a clicheasaurus allenis.

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