Layout Hopes

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    A tiny bit of FFF (Frisco Frivolous Fluff) for a Monday morning.

    I have always prized my wife's rapier wit. She and I were sitting in our church's Sunday school teacher training this Saturday morning; we were asked to share one thing about us that others don't know, and then share one hope.

    When it came to my turn, I was feeling rather uninspired, so I said "My hope is that I will finish the model railroad layout in my workshop someday."

    My wife then introduced herself, shared her unknown fact, and then said with utmost sincerity "My hope that he finishes the model railroad layout in his workshop someday."

    How many other spouses of model railroaders must have uttered similar phrases!

    Best Regards,
  2. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Sa - lute...
  3. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Sounds like a supportive wife to me. What more could a train nerd (like us) need?
  4. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy Chris,

    Terrific post. Thanks! Many years ago, my wife said it would be okay to build a layout, then left for the grocery store. By the time she got back, I have the benchwork built for one side. That was like saying, "Sickem" to a dog. Perhaps that was what your wife was saying, "Sickem"! Good luck with the layout.

  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Chris, I am here because of my wife. As the story goes;
    In the fall of 2008, I asked my wife, Elise, what she would like for Christmas. She came up with a couple of little items that didn't amount to much. I repeated my question but emphasized, "What would you really like for Christmas?" She responded with "What would I really like for Christmas?" I returned with, "What would you really like for Christmas?" She responded, "I would really like for you to take the space in the basement that you have been saving for a train layout and start building that layout - that's what I would really like for Christmas!" Little did she know that she had just awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve. I found this web site in January 2009 and got my inspiration for a location, railroad, time and process to model, not just from all the fine folks on this site and their many contributions but from a model railroading community here in Kansas City that I believe is second to NONE. My work toward the goal of an operational railroad has been somewhat slow and she reminds me of that nearly once a month. I have the full faith and force of my loving wife behind me and the support of a great group of local and online modelers - I will not fail.
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  6. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Great! When do we start?

    Have (screw) Gun, Will Travel,
  7. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    "GIT er Done", Keith. Been a while since I have heard any rumblings - I cannot hold my breath too much longer.
  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Keith -
    Now that's a Christmas gift!

    Thanks to all for sharing their stories. As much as we often joke about "the General Manager" or "asking for a land grant," etc., I suspect many can likewise share similar stories of support.

    I need to get moving on posting layout photos and an update. And, my daughter is getting eager to put down scenery!

    Best Regards,
  9. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Keith and Rick: put me on the crew call. I'll bring Guns too, though I can't imagine there isn't a plentiful assortment in that fabled basement.
  10. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Like I said, "Have (screw) Gun, Will Travel."

    How many of you guys remember that? I will give you two hints: Paladin, Boone
  11. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Still watch the re-runs ...
  12. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam? Far, far from home.

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