What Household Items Have You Swiped For Your Layout?

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  1. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    A few things

    Well, I took an old set of Kitchen knives as foam carvers, using toilet paper rolls as grain elevators,
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Paints and paint brushes from Better-Halfs ceramics(She gets those real small tip brushes, great for LPBs).
    Scissors(No Honey...I haven't seen your sewing scissors!), cups, glasses, saucers, bowls,knives......

    I guess I'm glad she doesen't come to this forum........
  3. shaygetz

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    I'm really good about these things---but---you know how the Mrs. decorates the tops of the kitchen cabinets with antique pots and bowls and teakettles and such...? Well there's this real nice antigue flour sifter that sets up there all by it's lonesome, you know, the kind with the crank handle... Great for siftin' ground cover of all kinds, knowhuttamean, Vern? However, there was this unmistakable grit to the Christmas cookies this year...:rolleyes:

    The artistic creation and use of explosives catagory has to include my "Dukes of Hazard" explode upon impact arrows. Worked very well too, I might add. I'm so thankful to have come out of my early adult years with all my original bodily appendages.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I just used 2 recepticals & an extension cord. I now have a walk around throttle :) :)
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    For my R/C Throttle... Instead of paying $20.00 for the Manufacturer recommended fan, I bought a computer fan for $9.99. And it has Blue LED's on it too :D :D :D :D

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    And I thought I was gaudy. :D FRED
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ROFL - I know when the power is on LOL
  8. rockislandmike

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    Old toothbrushes always end up on my desk for weathering; and I recently scammed three empty vitamin bottles from the recycling station; I figure if I clean them, turn them upside down and bury them, then paint them, they'll make pretty good small silos for a farm.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    that's a cool idea!!
  10. philip

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    What Household Items Have You Swiped For Your Layout?

    Money! And lots of it:D

    philip
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Excuse # 547:

    " I dont have money for the electric bill....... I spent it on a New Engine.: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  12. belg

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    Bamboo skewers, measuring spoons,sciccors,knife and that's just lately. The electric chopper was not appreciated when it "disappeared" I only used it to grind some speedy dry and foam for trees.:D
  13. sammyd

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  14. Flangehead

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    I used a string of white Christmas lights to light the underside of my benchwork. It works great and I would have got away with it too if it weren't for those meddling kids!
  15. Climax1880

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    So Vic:
    Not only are you a fly torturer, a squirrel killer and a Grade-1 polluter you have degenerated to a user of subtrafuge to try and keep your wife from knowing that you broke her WHITE blender... what can I say?? I tried to warn you about the life of crime you were about to embark on but NO ... you weren't having any of it. Now you are paying the consequences!!!:D :D :D . Please, let me entreat you to give up this life before it's too late;) ;) ;)

    I myself have NEVER used any of my wife's cooking utensils, her beauty products or anthing of the kind for model railroading. I HAVE MY OWN.

    "Crime does not pay. The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. The Shadow knows HAHAHAHAHA" (It's better in person trust me)

    Talk at ya later

    JR
  16. Will_annand

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    You have your own Beauty Products? :D
  17. TR-Flyer

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    JR,...Will,....

    I don't think we want to go there......

    I must confess to using my wife's hot air embossing gun to dry newly purchased rolling stock after i clean it up for my use. Also, several years ago she bought a black and decker kit with drill, 'lectric screwdriver,flashlight, and skill saw, all with rechargable batteries. She found it on the internet for $15.00. she though it'd be neat to have her own set of tools, and technically, they're still hers. I just borrow them to take to all the shows so the club has some "power" tools available. Kind of like i borrow her "shark" vacuum, and her video camera for all the shows.

    Hmmmm.........wonder what she'll buy next?

    Watchin' 'n waitin'
    Ted
  18. Climax1880

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    Son, when you've got a face like mine you use anything you can get:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    JR
  19. rockislandmike

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    Ugh, don't remind me. My wife and I had a dreaded financial meeting last night. Let's just say I had to make some promises for the next while.
  20. rcwatkins

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    I guess I asked for some PVC pipes. :confused: