Cat jumps

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jambo101, May 27, 2008.

  1. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

    My $200 Proto 2k ltd SW900 with all dcc stuff just took a journey 5ft straight down to the concrete floor thanks to Dusty the cat,needless to say the engine no longer functions as many of the plastics parts in the wheel assembly and gears are now toast,.Probably inevitable as this engine has been jinxed from day 1wall1
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    OK time to kill the cat.....JK--josh
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    that really does suck though,is there anyway to fix it?--josh
  4. scubadude

    scubadude Member

  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    My cat is not allowed in the layout room. Period. He is not a jumper, but he loves playing with wires and leaving fur behind :)

  6. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

    I suppose it could be fixed if i buy new wheel housings and figure out how all the little gears go back together ,but the thing has just never run right for me so i think its relegated to a static spot in the yard.
    Dusty on the other hand is going to have to be real nice if he ever wants to get fed again:wink:
  7. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    Cats in the layout room are bad juju.

    Losing an engine sucks, but paying a vet $300 to extract LPBs from a kitty tummy and facing down the wife about it would scare me more.
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Personal experience?

    Do what I did......Get a dog instead.
  9. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    you mean it is still alive?
  10. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    Nah, but a wife in Vet school who worked at an emergency clinic for a few years. Actually dogs are worse overall for eating things, everything from Kotex to knitting needles.
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    True....But my dog doesn't jump up on the layout. Though a dog I had a few years ago did make a puppy snack from a caboose I had under the Xmas tree layout once..........ONCE!
  12. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    my idiot cats..

    took a expensive and fragile n scale bottle car and played hockey with it on the concrete floor.:cry:
  13. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    I trained my cat not to jump on the layout. I set a dozen mouse traps, placed them on the layout (long before scenery was in place), then covered them all with newspaper. When kitty jumped on the layout, the traps went SNAP!, and the paper protected kitty's feet from getting snapped.

    Of course, pulling kitty off the ceiling was a bit of a chore, but well worth the effort - she never jumped on the layout again! ;)
  14. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Mine are model railroad cats. They love coming up and watching the trains...especially the sound on my geese. They behave themselves and don't knock things over.
  15. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    The best way to prevent cats from jumping on the layout...

  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Ralph: I added a door like that (actually an accordion type) at the top of my basement. It took the cat most of 2 weeks to figure out how to open it. I drilled a hole to put a piece of wire through and it took him about the same time to figure out how to remove it. I now have a hook and eye latch and he hasn't figured it out in a couple of years.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    They really are clever little critters aren't they? :) Our 15 year old isn't spry enough to leap up to the layout but our newly adopted energetic one year old cat would wreak havoc were she able to get on the other side of that door!
  18. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    IF I ever had a cat, he'd be spending his time trying to figure out how to unlock the deadbolt to get in the front door! sign1

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