Car Hits House.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by eightyeightfan1, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    And the house was mine!
    Wet roads, inexperienced sixteen year old driver, and speed, led to a car hitting my house.

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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    But not before taking out the fire hydrant in front of my house.

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  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    He hit so hard(What a noise it made), that he cracked the double layered stone porch wall inside and out.

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  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Totally wiped out the Christmas layout.

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  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    Sorry to hear about that 88
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Though, some rolling stock and a couple of Walthers FA locos were thrown to the floor, there was only one real victim.
    Those members that have been here long enough, might remember the cross country tour that Ol' Blue took.
    Looks like Ol' Blue hit the floor, then one of Better-Halfs ceramic houses landed on Ol' Blue. On advice of my insurance company, I can't move anything til the adjuster comes. Looks like Ol' Blue took an edge hit to the mid section. He is unrepairable.
    May he rest in peace.

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  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'm really glad I'm not that kid right now.
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Well, there ya go........

    The Gauge is gone... We're now Zealot and now the Gauge World Tour Car is gone too...... We still have the pictures (When the gallery comes back up) This was the HO one right?? We still have the N gauge one, it didnt travel as far, but it still traveled......

    Back to the real world.... No - Don't touch Anything!!!!! Take 200 pictures from every angle - of every thing that was even slightly damaged.... His insurance company will pay everything... But you cant cast any doubts on "was this really damaged by the impact"????

    .................. or did you drop it a week before and lay it in the picture today?????

    The better your pics show details the better your chances of making a good settlement.....

    Everyone makes mistakes, and it is hard to look at it that way when it's "your house and your stuff" that was damaged, but it was an accident......

    Hopefully he wasn't injured... You can always repair the house and buy more stuff .....

    Let us know what comes out of this..... Best of Luck!!!!
  9. farish

    farish New Member

    Not the best of events to of luck in the insurance matter and glad no one was hurt.
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Oh man I'm sorry. Glad no one was hurt...but sorry for the damage and headaches dealing with the clean up. Let us know how things turn out.
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Looks like a case of extreme kitbashing to me. :wink: :grin:

  12. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    'Ol blue is quite repairable. PM me 88fan, perhaps it can go through a rebuilding program at my shops? :) (This is a serious request)
  13. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I definitely agree: I buy stuff at the LHS in worse shape than that! sign1

  14. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    at least the kid did not open the car door and steped into the middle of your living room...... my mom and dad had a house that they rented out, it got hit by a kid, the whole dang car was in the living room !
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah - you see that more and more today :( It must be the sheer numbers of young drivers... and also aggressive drivers :( :( Hope no one was hurt..
  16. Travellar

    Travellar Member

    Well, the downside is the insurance company can't really compensate you for the time involved in the layout. But on the other hand, most of the damage to the house doesn't look to bad. Especially not for a house that was just struck by a moving vehicle.
  17. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    old blue? cross country tour?........ tell me more
  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Oh come on!

    *takes a look at the picture*

    You're joking, right? from what the picture shows, all the damage visible is that the door was ripped off. That can be repaired easily. What other damage is there? the car is no bending inwards from a house hitting the car (now THERE'S something you don't see everyday, an agressive housesign1)? Simply that can be fixed. Send it to Miles, let's keep 'ol Blue alive folks!

    Plus, judging from the track damage, this is why plexiglass protecting boards are there folks, to keep EVERYTHING on the layout, trains AND structures! :D
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  20. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    hmmm, cant we make a "ol blue II" and send it on a 2007 tour? make new N scale one as well, and a O scale one. id like both N and O scale ones sent to me.

    maybe put the new name on it if ya want.

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