The M.A.T. goes mushroom

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Matthyro, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Being a tri-scaler myself I would like to challenge my two Canadian friends to do a scale switch and build a diorama in each others scale.

    Of course I would expect a ton of pics and a write up for the Gauge and NARA. :D
  2. wendell

    wendell Member

    Robin I knowyou have been working on this for a year or so. Are you doing all this by yourself and I assume you are. Do you work 24hours a day 7 days a week (That is the only way I could do this much in a year) and still not be as far along as you Are
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Catt, I haven't talked to Val yet about each of us doing something in each others gauge. Will have to get back to you on that.
    Wendell I am doing this layout on my own and try to do a bit each day. The further on it gets, the more it seems to slow down.
    I have put a coat of paint on the mill and now have to install it in place. Next I have to start laying track.

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  4. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    What kind of wood did you use on that?
  5. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    He don't need no "steenking wood" :D :D Robin is the King of Cardboard dontcha know. :D :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A day of decision has come. The wife and I have decided that we need to downsize our home in about a years time so I will have to start dismantling the MAT once again. I figure it will take me more than a year to do it saving as much of the materials as I can. The big unknown will be how much space I will have in our new home.:cry: :cry: :cry:
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You should try to convince her that your home could be downsized by upsizing your train area. :thumb: :thumb:
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Robin, that is a major decision!!! Are you going to stay in the area, or will you be moving someplace entirely different?

  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Here is hoping you find a small bungalow with a large basement.
    We will be thinking about you and both Cecilia and I have our fingers crossed.
  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Robin. I like Clarks suggestion best
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Look for a great layout room that has a few bedrooms, kitchen, bath, etc attached... ;)

    Good luck with your search!

  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow Robin, that's going to be tramatic. We moved early last year, but moving my layout was not a prime concern. At the time it was simply a door mounted on a cabinet with wheels. Yours is going to be a real project and I don't envy you one bit.:rolleyes:

    Just something to think about, but we "downsized" about five years ago since the kids were long gone and we thought we could do with a lot less room. Well, it didn't work, we were found ourselves adding on to a brand new house since we needed our own space, but even then, the floorplan didn't lend itself to giving us that. So we "upsized", and now have our own space and our marriage is blissful once again. Just so you know, there are no basements here, so the only way to keep our sanity and marriage intact was either to get a bigger house or have a gigantic air-conditioned garage...:) We opted for the bigger house and a more compatable floorplan...:thumb::thumb:

    Good luck with whatever you decide.:wave::wave:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    We have looked at a number of retirement communities from Brampton to Tilsonburg. Our current interest is a new development in Woodstock. 3 models of homes and all have basements. They are two bedrooms. The master has a bathroom ensuite. Some have lofts as an option.
  14. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    My mother-in-law is looking to "right-size" and has found some interesting homes billed as "bungalow townhomes" which have 1-2 bedrooms, bath, laundry, kitchen all on the main floor. Some have a finished guest room with ensuite in the basement, and others have unfinished basements. You should be able to find what you are looking for...

    We have friends in Woodstock who live by the old Grand Trunk (?) station which is still in use. Nice little town.

  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    That's good, we just found that since retirement, spending all our time together wasn't the best. We support each other 100% in what the other wants to do; we worked together for 25 years, and we just needed our own spaces to do it. I'd love a basement or a loft but they are rare commodities here in Arizona. But I now have two adjoining rooms on one side of the house that I can hide in. One for my office, the other for my trains.:thumb: My wife has here hideaway as well.

    We looked at some retirement communities before buying what we did. Nice houses, great neighborhoods. Lousy CC & R's and HOA rules. We opted to live in an area that had some restrictions, but in some of those "retirement" areas, we would have no freedoms outside our house and it told us what we could plant and where, and when and how long we could have our garage door open.:rolleyes: Around here, retirement communities favor golfers big time, and those that do modeling as a hobby pay for that. Most have large recreation centers for swimming, tennis, painting, pot making and other stuff that we were not interested in either. We really liked the houses and neighborhoods though.

    Sounds like you'll have the room to reassemble your MAT. I'm just saying to be sure to read the CC & R's and HOA rules carefully if there are any. Good luck....:wave::wave:
  16. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Robin, is that Woodstock neighbourhood you looked at called "Sally Creek"? I'm just 5 minutes out of Woodstock myself. :)
  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    What a shame Robin, What must be must be friend.
    Now make sure you pack it all safely and Lable everthing.
    I am still serching for stuff and I only moved rooms. Go figure!!!

    Hope you find the right home folks. :)
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    It is Sally Creek Chad but it will take some time for that place to develop so I am not in a hurry.
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    OK, I can see why you have so long to take down your layout. I still don't envy you, but I'm sure you'll be pleased when it's all said and done, we were.

    Out of curiosity, what kind of area is Sally Creek? Lots of woods, water or what? Around here, everything that's being built on is either former farmland or desert. Any trees around here are those that get planted after the house is built, and any water is a result of the developer putting in a small pond or a golf water hazard. :rolleyes: It's hard to visulize what it's like where other people live, or how they build houses there.

    When you get to that point, it would be interesting to see some pictures.:wave:
  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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