Trains at Work

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  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    As I mentioned to some of you previously, I ended up being involved in a competition at work for Christmas decorations. Unlike others, however, I of course went with a “trains in the snow” theme. Hey, anytime I can have a train looping around my cubicle, it’s a good thing – right ???

    Anyways, I finally got some pictures done today. Here they are . . . . .

    This pictures shows most of the loop around my cubicle, and the extension to the end of the row. My coworker at the top right chipped in with a ceramic train station, and a Christmas village down the way (invisible in the pic). The loco is P2K’s much-maligned GP38-2; all of the buildings are from my regular layout, save Mariner Neptune to the right (one of my company’s real clients, in Winnipeg).

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    At the other end, a group of Lilydale (the company I work for) containers awaits departure. These are freelance, as Lilydale does not have any of its own containers (heck, even if we did, they’d be reefers). At any rate, I made a total of 16 containers in four paint schemes, and three lengths – 40’, 40’, and 53’.

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    I also made my own decals for these three Lilydale trailers (53’ reefers). These are based on prototypes. There are four different graphics on our trailers; I recreated three of ‘em, thanks to some cd’s that the company who did our original graphics sent me.

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    Although the contrast isn’t very good in this pic, this is a closeup of the left side of the town setup, complete with skaters, a grader and snowplow. The bar features one of those kewl Miniatronic moving lights, and is named after my favorite band.

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    Here’s another shot of the town, with the train moving clockwise on the loop. Most days I kept a train moving around for most of the day, stopping only when our CFO popped by to ask me a question (it was easier to hear him when the train was stopped).

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    Finally, here’s the town from the other side; you can just my computer monitor (likely with a train background). The trees, which I put on each corner of the loop, added a lot to the feel of the setup.

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  2. pttom

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    That look great, Rockislandmike
  3. kettlestack

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    Fabulous Mike!:thumb:

    Any good jobs going there where I too can get a cubicle? :D :D

    I bet other contestants efforts paled into insignificance compared with that .... They don't expect you to disassemble it after Christmas do they?? :eek: :eek:

    Errol
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hey that's great!!!!! You've got to have the winning cubicle! Way to take the hobby to work!
    Ralph
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Very cool Mike! (pun intended! :D :cool: :D )
    I'd be doing so much "railfanning", I wouldn't get any work done!
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  7. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Fantastic! That's an idea that's been rolling around in my head for some time, now. I'm glad to see someone has actually done it!

    Unfortunately, our boss has a rule where no decorations are supposed to be over the top of the cubicle walls. I don't know if that would exactly count, though.
  8. shamus

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    :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
    Looks great
    Shamus
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  9. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Well done:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Well done Mike ,, do you thing they will let you do it again next year:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    I bet they all had a go running the train:p
  11. alkcnw

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    Great job Mike!! Did you get any work done with all the trains around you?:cool:
  12. GNRail

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    Our office is looking at getting all new Dilbert furnature. Maybe I can convice my manager to go with the "continous tracked delivery system" option;)

    Garry
  13. Peirce

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    I like that CTDS ("continous tracked delivery system" ) idea. It delivers even when the computers or network is down.

    Mike - great work. What was the response of your co-workers?
  14. Eddie Landreth

    Eddie Landreth Member

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    I'm speechless.....as a fellow inmate of the cubicle cell block, I'm green with envy! :thumb: :wave: