It's Too Small

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Parker, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Parker

    Parker New Member

    When those words are spoken by your wife it's stikes fear in the heart, thankfully she was talking about the layout!

    My 3'x8' has been on hold for 8 months or so as we were planning to buy a new house so there was no sense in continuing only to tear it down and move. Well we got the new house, all settled in so I thougt it was time to set things up again. While I was unable to build on the layout itself I constructed a couple of building. One being the Glacier Gravel Company ( not happy with it btw ) Well I set them on the layout and she says it looks silly, looks to big on here. So I have her permission to rip it apart and build a much bigger layout. I can't wait to get started again!!

  2. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

    How much did you have to bribe your wife to give up more household space???

    You could make money selling that secret of your sucess ;)
  3. Parker

    Parker New Member

    The secret was don't ask..let her think it was her idea! But seriously, I never said a word, I was happy with what I had.

    I think is had to do with us having the space now, if it was still beside the couch like it was at the other house I'm sure it wouldn't have even went back up. :wave:
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :D Who is a lucky duck Parker :p :rolleyes:
    The trick is to get your meals sent down to the layout, :D
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Very kewl, Parker (and good to see another Edmontonian on board). My wife and I just moved to the northside, and the deal was that I got a significant part of the basement (turns out to be 13.5 x 19.5) for my layout.

    Course, now that the area is prepped with lighting and carpet, I need my wife to get her car back from the shop so I can start building it out (her car fits 8' lumber very nicely, mine not so much).
  6. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    It's amazing how many of us have gone thru the same thing, I was confined to a 3x8 too. Track was down abd ballasted, wired for dcc and started putting in buildings. Then out of the clear blue my wife lets me have the spare bed room that i wanted in the first place. :eek: BTW I've owned the house since 1986 and no one has ever used that room, only to collect junk. Cool Parker hope you enjoy the larger space :D
  7. sschaer

    sschaer Member


    too bad i was not aware you're from edmonton. been ther in july... just a few days before i met mike haggarty (sd90) and grant eastman. would have been fun to say hallo.
  8. 3phase

    3phase Member

    Can we see some pix before you take it appart? I have just started a layout a bit amaller that the one you got, i'm in the same cituation, moving to a house in the summer time.

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