my N scale layout, gone!!!!! fire

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ozzy, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh, what a loss! This is really a strike of bad luck - but still you were lucky to be at home at the right time...

    I wish you luck that the insurance pays in full for the damage. Some companies are champions for finding lame excuses when it comes to paying a damage...
    BTW, I sort of keep an accountancy for everything I buy for my hobby - not only rolling stock, but also tools and other stuff - just for such a case. A friend of mine went all through that, too - and he was glad to have such a list for the insurance. That's when I started to copy his idea.

    I'm glad for you that you still have the 'big stuff'! :thumb: Go on and happy railroading!

  2. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    the one thing i will miss about N scale is its easier to sneak an n scale car or engine in the house under the other 1/2's radar . much harder to do in o scale.....lmao
  3. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    With a decent sized knapsack you can sneak in HO stuff too! :mrgreen:

    Good see you are keeping your sense of humour up. :p
  4. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    A question...Was the G&D re-built after the fire..?? I remember reading somewhere that a couple of our current ol' timers were asked by his widow to disassemble the layout after he passed away..
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ozzy,Sorry to hear that..:sad: Glad all wasn't lost and you and your family is safe.:thumb:
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Try that with G!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Oh, man, Ozzy. :(
    Sorry to hear about the fire.
    I'm glad you're OK and the damage wasn't more severe though.

    Sounds like it's time to start planning another O gauge layout. :D
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The G&D fire occurred a couple of weeks after John's death. The group held an operating session and it's thought that, while John knew his furnace was dangerous, the operators didn't.
    Between the fire and the water, the layout was unsalvageable. A couple of modellers tried to recover one of the more famous sections and it just crumbled.

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