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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 01:54:14 PM »
I gave the Wilfred J. Brambell Co. FSM kit to Reading Bob several years ago and pay for his lunch each time he comes to visit. I still think I'm the lucky one getting off so cheap.
 
The investment was well worth it! How often can one get a Master Builder to work for him for only the Brambell kit and a few lunches.
 
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 02:41:57 PM »
Glad this was extended - it gives a few more days to send our thoughts and prayers to Pegi!!
You'll get your stinkin' story after Pegi is better (important things first!).

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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 02:53:59 PM »
Glad this was extended - it gives a few more days to send our thoughts and prayers to Pegi!!
You'll get your stinkin' story after Pegi is better (important things first!).

Gman,
 
I'm not heartless, I've been checking on Greg and Pegi since last Friday! Just so ya know.
 
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 06:03:53 PM »
Greg

Thoughts and prayers for Pegi and you. I hope everything is okay! 
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2014, 06:50:04 PM »
Gman,
I'm not heartless, I've been checking on Greg and Pegi since last Friday! Just so ya know.
Tom ;D
Heck, I knew that without askin'!
That's just what good friends do, not to mention that it's a requirement of being Grand PooPahh
of the SBG!
 
Greg, FYI - Even the Ledbetters delayed their regular Tuesday night trip to the beer joint to take
a few minutes to pray for Pegi (notice that's delayed, not cancelled  ;D ;D )!
Now that should show you just how seruss your Arkie friends are!!!
 

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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »
I don't think this qualifies but I know this guy who bought a lighting kit off of me and I sent him this email a few years ago...



-slim


Hi Bill.....I don't think it qualifies, but it was funnier than heck.....especially JimmyD's reaction!  ;D
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2014, 11:10:14 AM »
Greg,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pegi and you.  I sure hope she gets well soon.

Sorry, I can't think of an interesting story for the contest.  I have lot's and lot's of kits but no good stories with regards to purchases.  My most prized possession is probably an FSM kit, #205 the Wilfred J. Brambell Co, which wasn't a purchase.  It was given as a gift in return for building structures for someone who shall remain nameless.   :D


Thanks Bob.....a small scare, but everything turned out all right. I'll fill you in when I see you Saturday.
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2014, 11:11:57 AM »
Glad this was extended - it gives a few more days to send our thoughts and prayers to Pegi!!
You'll get your stinkin' story after Pegi is better (important things first!).


Thanks for you thoughts Dave.....I look forward to reading your "stinkin' story".  ;D
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2014, 11:13:33 AM »
Greg

Thoughts and prayers for Pegi and you. I hope everything is okay!


Thanks John.....a small scare and everything is back to abnormal.  ;)
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2014, 12:31:04 PM »
I don't think this qualifies but I know this guy who bought a lighting kit off of me and I sent him this email a few years ago...



-slim



Hi Bill.....I don't think it qualifies, but it was funnier than heck.....especially JimmyD's reaction!  ;D

I think JimmyD still has a nervous twitch that can be directly attributed to that prank.   :o   :D   ;D
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 02:57:50 PM »

Here is my little tale. Remember, my story does NOT qualified for the contest, but I thought it would be fun to share.
 
The kit that got me is the Branchline Trains #659 - Canaan Station.
 

 
I saw photos of this on their website, just after I was getting back in the hobby back in 2008, and really liked the look of the kit. It is large (right to left - 20" & top to bottom - 18-1/4") and I knew then, as I do now, that I just wouldn't have room for the kit on the layout, but I still think it is a good looking structure.
 

 
The one thing that kept grabbing my attention was the open loading dock. I kept envisioning the clutter with stacks of crates, steamer trunks, luggage, luggage carts and little people all hurrying to get everything ready for the next arriving passenger train.
 

 
As I was checking the websites over the years, I kept coming back to Branchline and checking out the photos of the station and I kept imagining the scene, especially lit with some of those great LED's from Slim. I felt like a moth being drawn to the light.
 
Then I got a catalogue from Micro-Mark, earlier this year, and there it was on sale. Since I'm part Scottish and had a Jewish room mate in collage for a couple of years, I come by me thriftiness quite naturally.....here is a station that I really like, absolutely don't need, but I just can't pass up such a great sale. I was doomed.
 
What can I say, I am weak and since I wasn't in a 12 step program at the time, I had nobody to call to help me stop this compulsive behavior. I made the call to Micro-Mark, gave them my credit card number and am now the proud owner of a kit that I will someday build, but can't possibly add to the layout. 
 
Oh, Pegi suggested, after the fact, that I call Tom when I have these spells. I got a big chuckle out of that and responded that how would a guy with more kits than the average hobby shop be of much help. She did admit that I might have a point. There's never a tape recorder around when you need one.
 
So, that's my tale of woe and I'm sure others out there have had a similar experience, hence the idea for this contest.
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St. Louis & Denver Railroad
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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 04:17:43 PM »
There's always room on a layout for that station, just put it anywhere where you can replace a straight piece of track with a crossing.

I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: The Outie Award for Best Story - "Structural Kit Purchases"
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2014, 09:35:19 AM »

Jan, I really wish I had room for it on the layout, but I just can't find a spot to work it in and have it look right.

I enjoyed your build of this kit.....great work.  8)
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