"Every Layout Needs a Hobo Camp"

Grey One Jul 15, 2010

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    With a nod to Yoho, (who posted it in a different thread).
    Please post your ideas of scenes that every layout "needs". Let's keep it light / semi serious and fun.

    I feel every layout needs an:
    Interchange track
    Discrete swimming hole
    Bear in the woods...

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  2. EricB

    EricB TrainBoard Member

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    I think every model train layout need some track.......I crack myself up sometimes.

    One I've actually seen quite a few times is a police car with someone pulled over.
     
  3. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    2.5 Trains, 1.3 Stations, and 3.7 Tunnel Portals and 12.5 yards of track...

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  4. YoHo

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    I think its clear that somebody on the layout needs to be in a state of undress. Either a state of distressing undress or, alternatively something from the Tales of Ribaldry!!!
     
  5. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A trailer park, a Wiggly Piggly convenience store and a Krispy Kremes outlet, in that order... :D
     
  6. Tom Schilling

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    Here's my Hobo camp. They're makin' music and there's a music module playing under the camp. The fidelity is good but the playing and singing is lousy. I've decided these guys have hit the moonshine too hard:

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  7. Frank Campagna

    Frank Campagna TrainBoard Member

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    125 locomotives, 450 cars, 2-3 vehicles, 4-5 buildings, 5-6 trees and an oval of track on a 2x4 foot board.

    Frank
     
  8. Arctic Train

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    No bear in the woods (yet) and I ain't much for swimming but I do have an interchange track:
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    I can't "interchange" any traffic because my mainline hasn't quite made it up to the second level yet. Shame on me for inhibiting commerce!!:mbiggrin:

    Brian
     
  9. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Every layout needs a STEAM LOCOMOTIVE!! :D :D
     
  10. nscalerone

    nscalerone TrainBoard Member

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    A "hobo" camp, trailer park, & at least a small stretch of the "crappy back side of town".
     
  11. SleeperN06

    SleeperN06 TrainBoard Member

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    Now I really like this! Oh man do I want one of these. :thumbs_up: :tb-biggrin:
     
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  12. bnsf971

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    On various layouts I have had a crashed airplane, an elephant, and a dinosaur hidden amongst all the real stuff.
     
  13. Tracy McKibben

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    Too much moonshine, a small bladder, and a dark night might make for an interesting night in that camp! Watch that first step...
     
  14. brakie

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    Another view..I avoid hobo jungles and stop action scenes like a car pulled over by the police,buildings on fire,bears,fishermen,passengers on the station platform,houses under construction etc..I don't leave shipments on docks.

    I perfer work a day mini scenes around my factories such as: a trucker opening his trailer doors,trucker talking to a forklift operator and other such scenes.
     
  15. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    scratchbuilt scale food made by gourmet cooks
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  16. sd90ns

    sd90ns TrainBoard Member

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    Every layout needs a busy passenger station.

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  17. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    I would go with:

    Some roadkill
    An animal some place it shouldn't be
    An army tank hiding in some trees.
     
  18. mtntrainman

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    Every layout should have a Yoda camping in the woods !!! :tb-cool:

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  19. TetsuUma

    TetsuUma TrainBoard Member

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    Every layout needs a bridge, a cut and if it is a Japanese prototype, Godzilla.

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  20. r_i_straw

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    A space ship and aliens.
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    And of course, there has to be a small mountain with a tunnel in it that the track has to go through instead of around (which would really be just as easy to do).
     

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