What are your Easter Eggs?

bremner May 30, 2020

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    It seems like every model railroader has a sense of humor and they sneak in an Easter egg or two.....

    Here is what I currently have on mine...
    1. I am a Dr. Who fan...
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    2. What's better than your favorite bar being a fallout shelter?
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    What are your hidden gems?
     
  2. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Nice looking stuff. I bought a couple of Cadbury creme filled Easter eggs around Easter time. They did not last long. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Bookbear1

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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Posted this one before in another thread. The phone number on this building is one Easter egg that is in plain sight
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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I wonder if Jenny will answer? :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    I am also a Dr. Who fan. I might have to drop a Cyberman or Dalek in the forest on the current layout. I used to have a camping scene with a tent and campfire I might put somewhere, with the villains in the background lurking...

    Here's "Gud E. Nuff Machine & Tool Co" from an old layout.

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  6. bremner

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    My wife is a Jennifer. I lived in the area that had 867 numbers, and when I was given the option for the last four digits, I asked if 5309 was available and my wife yelled NO very quickly....
     
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  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    LOLOL!!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: That's rich!
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    That phone would be ringing constantly!:D
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    I would think that too, but the younger generation has no idea what those numbers meant. I have a geocache (my other hobby) specifically about the Tommy Tutone song, and the millennials and such don't know what it means until they google it and get the song stuck in their heads... https://coord.info/GC6VY4H
     
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  10. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Is that a Phone Booth in the fist picture, aka Dr. Who?
     
  11. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    @HemiAdda2d - I've been looking for an N scale Dalek for years. If you find one post the link pretty please?
     
  12. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    The Blue Ice Inc on my layout is from when commercial aircraft used to dump the toilets in mid flight and big chunks of blue ice would fall out. It reminds me of my years working for Boeing. Sometimes no matter how hard you work it's not good enough and you feel like you're in the toilet. Haha

    Edit: Luckily it didn't happen to me very often, I was considered the best structure mechanic in the Tulsa plant for many years.

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  13. HemiAdda2d

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  14. bremner

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    It's a T.A.R.D.I.S.
     
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  15. RailMix

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    I tend to lean toward industrial humor probably understood only by a select group of people. A couple of things come to mind immediately. One is a still unfinished machine shop. It's one of those small town middle of the block shops from long ago that would fix almost anything you could break or wear out. It's operated by a guy named Max Fead (max feed). (Almost everyone who has worked in machining has known at least one guy who lives up this name, only being happy running the machine right at the verge of stalling.) The other is a truck belonging to Head East Rolled Thread Products. (Threads rolled on an undersized blank and the name of this band's one hit album share a common term- Flat As a Pancake.) Finally, there is one that's more general. The Huron Central has a wholly owned subsidiary that's a play on several place names in Michigan's thumb area- the Yale, Omard, Kingston and Lakeport, reporting marks YOKL and the slogan "Everywhere That's Nowhere" with apologies to the Burlington :). Hey, you've got to have a joke once in a while along the way.
     
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  16. Bookbear1

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    Not sure if this qualifies as an Easter Egg, but every layout I've build (I'm on #4 now) has had at least one bear one it. I love bears. The third layout was a totally urban setting, a 40's - 50's downtown. My wife asked how I was going to include a bear in that one. <smile> Next to the large Sears,Roebuck store was a sporting good store, and in the window was a large taxidermied grizzly. Layouts 2, 3 and 4 have all gone to various local train shows, and I always ask the kids if they can find the bears. Almost none found the one on the city layout. After a couple of hints, some did. The second layout had a bear raiding a trashcan behind one of the stores, and the current one has several... At the cabin, there is a bear climbing out of a pickup truck, and a wee cub sitting on the porch, watching. Two adult bears are cooling themselves off in Bear Creek on the other side of the highway, up in the mountains, with two adolescents watching from a safe distance.

    BTW, the (very) short line I imagined for this area is the Bear Creek and Wazoo RR, the river off to the west being the Wazoo river. And yes, there are canoes being paddled up the river.

    From the current layout:

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  17. HemiAdda2d

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    I printed on my resin printer a group of Doctor Who minis in N scale. I did Daleks (EXTERMINATE!), 2 styles of the Weeping Angels (don't blink), The Silence ("you should kill us all on sight..."), TARDIS ("it's not supposed to make that noise. YOU leave the brakes on...") and The Doctor (looks like Matt Smith). Man, they are small. Pics later.... In fact, The Doctor's sonic screwdriver rendered nicely. It's microfine and incredibly fragile, probably smaller than a human hair. Unreal.
     
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  18. bremner

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    How much?
     
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    PM sent..
     
  20. GeorgeV

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    I don't have a picture of it online anywhere, but one of the coal mines on my railroad (built from the Walthers New River Mine kit) is lettered for the "Sherman Coal Company". If Mr. Peabody can have a coal company, then certainly Sherman should be able have one.

    And the town in my winter scene is pictured here, with appropriate signage....
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