I quit!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nomad, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Tuesday night (7/29/08 ) i will try to quit smoking again so i need something to keep me busy. I will build a small switching layout ( 2.5'x13' ) in the dining room. I found a trackplan here


    called the 12th st and tuttle and modified it to my liking. Please take a look and tell me what you all think. Any criticism and or advice is welcome.


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  2. jesso

    jesso Member

    Good for you! A few years ago a guy was in the office trying to find a way to save money and we figured out that at his rate of smoking (a pack a day) it would be over $1,500 a year. It has to be more now. So look how much more money you will have for trains (or anything else that you might want to buy)

    The layout looks like fun. Will have fun moving the cars around and planning out your moves. Plus it will give lots of opportunites for scenery and building.
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Jesso, i have been smoking for 50 years, i hope i can do it this time.
    The layout is fun, i have been operating it using xtrk.

  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    It looks like it has every thing you would need for good operation. Shifting the crossover track on the left side of the run around might allow for a slightly longer train, but I don't know if the layout has room for a slightly longer train.
  5. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

    Good for you to quit smoking, and it looks like a good plan. Can't wait to see the start of it.
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks all.
    Well, this is my third day of quitting smoking. Still trying.
    Russ, I did reverse that left hand turnout so that it points to the right now. I did lose a little run around length, but operation is a lot better. The longest train I will run will be 4 40' cars.
    Haven't started construction yet, to much honey do stuff.

  7. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    That's great...you quitting smoking...!!! Let us know how you make out...I'd like to follow your lead..!!
  8. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Steamhead, I will be glad to keep you all updated.

  9. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    My Dad just quit after 50 years of smoking. He just kept telling my daughter its all for her.
  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    RonP...That's a good idea....I'm going to see the grandkids this week....Just might make that commitment....
  11. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I am doing it mainly to keep my foot from being amputated due to plaque in my arteries from smoking.

  12. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    whatever the reason is, is a good one.
  13. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Well, it's been 5 days and i still haven't smoked. Feeling good about it and started on the layout today. I forgot to mention I am using a quit smoking aid called smoker rx. I tried all the other stuff before ( patches,gum, and so on ) and it did not work. This stuff is working for me and it is all natural.

    Steamhead, how are you doing? Have you made a commitment yet? Please keep us informed.

    About my foot, I got to a vascular specialist in time, so the foot is still ok. I had ultra sounds done last week and i go back on the 8th for the results. I will definitely have to have either stents or grafts done to relieve the blockage.

    Nothing to show on the layout yet. I am reusing the lumber I have ( some of the lumber has been used on 3 layouts now ) so i am patching holes and painting it again.

  14. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Loren....What is that "Smokers Rx"..? I'd like to know a little more about it....

    Keep it up..!!!
  15. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Steamhead, first off I do not work for this company or any thing like that. My wife happened to find it for me. Like I said, smoker rx worked for me when nothing else did.
    It has made quiting a lot easier. All natural and no nicotine. Just some pills you take.
    Do a web search for smoker rx. I am sold on it. I had some nasty side effects with some of the other quit smoking stuff, but no problems with smoker rx.

  16. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Thx.....for the info....
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Whatever you use or don't use, good luck and if I can help you, let me know.

  18. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    No body likes a quitter Loren.... (ducks for cover...)

    Good for you bro!

    For a second I thought the thread title meant you were quitting MRR. That would have sucked. Yer, like, one of my fans! LOL!!!!
  19. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

    Man, when I quit, I just laid 'em down, and said "no more." I had only smoked because it was fun, but when it was no longer fun, and no longer my choice to smoke, I'd had enough!
    Prayer, and lots of it, saw me through! If I hadn't quit when I did, I wouldn't have the beautiful wife I have. (I quit before we met.)

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