uh oh

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nachoman, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    this may be a problem!


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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Oh No Catzilla is back again. The cat looks comfortable just laying there.sign1
  3. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    CATZILLA!!! RUN!!!

    Uh oh is right! Get yourself a large paint brush and keep it and some water (to moisten the brush a little) handy to pick up cat leavins. Mine sheds something awful, glad he's now too fat to jump on the layout even if I had it up right now.
  4. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Bad kitty!
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    You've got to get that cat off of there! The hairs that are shed will get everywhere, including the loco motor and they'll wrap around the axle ends on the cars and cause 'unexplained' derailments. I kept a small water pistol handy for occasions such as this. I would squirt the cat right between the eyes and he'd stay off the layout for a few days.
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I had that same problem early on. Then I found a simple solution. Works great!:thumb:
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    But how can you get p-o'd at him, he just wants to share with you :D :D :D
    I'm gonna try the Doc's idea. That could work...:thumb:
  8. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Doc, how long did it take to teach the cat to read?sign1
  9. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Your layout room needs doors (or if it's a corner, walls & doors!)

    I set up a track a couple days ago on the floor (my old layout is at my parents' house, 110mi north of here)...and my cats learned after some coaching that brass locomotives are not to be batted like toy mice :)
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Don't know why it's never really been a problem around my model work...:thumb:

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  11. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I tried but it was too stupid to learn how. The dog told him what it said.:D
  12. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    But what do you do if one of your cats is retarded and therefore can't read a sign?

    (Seriously, one of my cats is mentally handicapped. Makes for some interesting times with Alonzo)
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    sign1 that is a good one Doc.
  14. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    If I had a cat that could get at my trains, I'd quickly install working 22,000 volt cat-enary.:D
    The dog, a yellow Lab, used to come in the layout room, but was never any trouble, even though his main hobby was shedding hair.:rolleyes: He's too old to make it down the steps anymore.

  15. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    To keep kitty off you could use, in no particular order: voltage, .....actually I can't think of anything else. I guess saying "bad kitty" doesn't work since they think they own everything anyway.
  16. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    That may sound cruel but believe it or not, it works really good. About 12 years ago, we had two dogs. One day, my wife had just baked and frosted a big chocolate cake and left it on the kitchen counter to cool while we went out and ran errands. Upon our return, the cake pan was upside down on the floor, clean as could be and there were little chocolate paw prints all over the kitchen. Soooo, me being the disciplinarian that I am, I laid tin foil down on the floor, sprayed it with a light mist of water, I laid another layer of misted foil on top of the counter. I then hooked the two layers up to my fence charger and left the room unattended with some "bait" up on the counter top. A short time later, we heard a couple of surprised yelps. From that day on, we never had trouble with the dogs jumping up on the counter tops ever again.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Gee, I just close the basement door.
  18. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    I have a good cat he just leans up against the layout and watches the train go around. He did nock a couple of the chain gang of and I still have not found them
  19. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Xray the cat and the chain gang will be the things waving in the film asking for parole.

    Don't get me wrong - I like cats and dogs and such. There's just some things they should be made to understand they can't touch. Actually, a good cat training device is a squirt gun - just a quick spray catching them in the act of something you don't want should do it. But of course water is generally bad for a layout...so that idea is out.

    I guess you'll just have to explain things to the cat, pick him up, remove him from the layout. (Repeat about 100 times.)
  20. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Cats need...

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    PS Don't get any on ya.:thumb:

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