Errol's Sidetrack Tavern (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    This one is dedicated to my friend Errol (kettlestack)...
    Errol's place is in what some people might consider the "seedy" part of town.
    A lot of folks have tried to convince Errol that he should sell the place, & move out to some strip mall in the suburbs.
    But he's not having any of that. He's got his regular daytime lunch crowd, from the local factories, & the occasional train crew coming in for "beans". At night, he's got the local guys that come in to shoot some pool, & have a few beers. All Errol's customers know him as being quick with a cold beer, a hot lunch, a good joke, & it's rumoured that he can be quick with a "hog leg" he keeps behind the bar, in case things get a little too rough.
    But out side of all that, the thing that's really keeping Errol here, is his love of trains. Right outside is a busy industrial branchline of the K&I RR...All that rumbling & clanging of the switchers going about their work is music to Errol's ears.
    And Errol lives in the apartment above the bar, so he's never very far from work, or the trains that he loves!

    Attached Files:

  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's a trackside view...any railfan could understand why Errol wouldn't want to give up that view!

    Attached Files:

  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Nice work and photos Charlie!
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Looks like a friendly "joint". :D
  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    I'm mooned!

    My wife and I are tickled pink that you should even think about such a theme Charlie..... What a terrific surprise!:)

    Methinks you should pop in for a slug of Pappy's special 40yr old "Mountain Dew" that I keeps under the counter for my special customers. :D
    The guys who frequent my place are the salt of the earth who are more in need of "sleeping it off" under the pool table than the threat of the "hog leg" :)
    My my my!, I was thinking of doing the place up with a lick of paint but as that would kill the atmosphere, I trashed the idea. I kinda love it the way it is, also it wouldn't look right me walking out in a red tuxedo and bow tie to hand the switcher crews their lunch in brown bags! :D :D

    It's a lovely theme,a great story, a super model and a charming thought. Thank you my friend, you made my day.

  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Beautiful Charlie, the story,photo and modeling are all beautiful! :cool: Two questions, is that coupe gonna have any wheels left on it if it stays parked there long? :eek: Isn't that place a little too fancy for Errol????? :D :D :p :D :rolleyes: :D :D
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    It's not mine Tyson, my beat-up Volkswagen is parked round the back :D

  8. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    It was my wife's idea to move up-market to this place :)

  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That car might not be Errol's, but it just might belong to a friend of his, & NOBODY messes with Errol's friends! ;)

    Thanks for the kind words, guys...
    That was just one of those little DPM storefront buildings that I slapped a few odds & ends onto...
    When I got it done, it kind of reminded me of one of mine, & my wife's favorite little local billiards, & Bass Ale on tap...
    like you said Errol, "charming" I didn't have to give too much thought to whose name I would put on it :).
    So if you're ever in the "Bluegrass State", Errol, we'll stop in, & all the beers are on me!:)
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hey Charlie,
    Love the photo's. Bluegrass state, I love bluegrass music myself, got it playing whilst I run the trains.

  11. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thats a nice photo and building Charlie.

  12. RI541

    RI541 Member

    That sure lokks like a place I could frequent. I'd have to sit on the stoop drinking my brew and watching to trains
  13. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member


    If you insist on takeing the drink outside I'll need a $2 deposit on the glass!!!:D :D (I pay a local kid 25 cents to make sure that glass gets broken before you can bring it back in...:D :D )

    I'm always thinking up new ideas for financing my models :) .

  14. RI541

    RI541 Member

    You serve beer in glasses, WOW thats a classy joint ya got there, The local watering hole here in town only serves bottles. Sad part is I've never been in there. I do know both the bar wenches.

Share This Page