Anybody but me have a Mascot?

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  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here is my helper. He is a pewter casting hand painted by a fine artist
    (not me). Do any of you have Mascots or helpers ? Live or like mine?
    My Albuquerque Carnuel & Tijeras R.R. is based on ATSF's old Horny Toad Division and so mine is the ACTRR Horny Toad Division and thus my mascot.

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    Mike
  2. 65GASSER

    65GASSER Member

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    Never really thought about it. There is my girlfriends morbidly obease cat that I have to run off all the time when I'm working on my trains... but I wouldn't count that a mascot.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I like it! A lot of lines have an animal mascot. Yours is very appropriate It'll be fun to see some. I'm afraid I'm not coming up with anything suitable for a Penn Central themed layout (dollar bills leaking out of boxcars?) but maybe I can think of one for my new shortline. Its loosely based on a line that went into the Catskill Mountains so maybe a bobcat....? Fun idea!
    Ralph
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I have Geroge the Gargoyle sitting on my desk. He's kind of a goofy looking dude. However, my daughter would probably be closer to a mascot. She loves trains almost as much as Daddy. :D
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I never really thought about it until now. I guess I do! The top is a rattier names Bitsa. She is my ex-fience's dog. Bitsa would come downstairs and sit on my lap as I ran my trains. She also tried to lay in it while I was modelling. That didn't make me to happy. She is a very good dog.

    The buttom picture is my Rock Island Line engineer bear that my sister Jennifer made for me. He now sits on a book shelf and over looks me when I am modelling. He has no name. I really should name him. Any ideas? "Rocky" The Engineer?

    Andy:wave:

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  7. TrainClown

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    Percy is more of my buddy than my mascot. Although sometimes he just gets to friendly with the equipment.

    TC

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