What to do when you get an engineer's cap as a gift

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    SMILE and let them take your picture!!! :)

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ralph are you pretending to be an engineer? LOL :D :D :D
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Too Cool!!!! :) : :)
  4. Fred_M

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    LOL, Choo chooo!!!
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Neat picture!
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Ralph,Sorry I didn't pay much attention to your new engineer's hat..But,that super looking control stand caught my eye.. :thumb:
    Is that real or home made? :confused: :D

    Oh,about the hat..Wear it and in my case hide from the camera bug. :eek: ;) :D
  7. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

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    Nice picture. Cool control panel too!

    I bought myself an engineer's cap 20 years ago at Disneyland, way before I was interested in model trains. I am a licensed civil engineer. It took me over an hour to sweet talk the lady into sewing my registration number on the brim instead of my name like they normally did. For years I hung it in my office. Now that I have a layout, it has been relocated to my basement.
    Doc
  8. Tileguy

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    That Control looks very real,Is that built from the plans I saw in an old MR,March of 57(thanks to my file system ) had one on a half size replica??:)
  9. Freelancer

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    Ralph, it looks like you are doing exactly what I would do if I got an engineers cap. Operate a Train!

    Nice picture and congradulations on your new gift!

    Freelancer
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks guys! The hat and bandana were gifts from the five year old daughter of friends. When they visit I let her run a Pennsey doodlebug that she can speed up and reverse without fear of derailment.

    The control stand is home made. The throttle and reverser lever work to actually control trains on the layout. If I was more clever I'd find some way for the brake to be functional but right now pulling the lever activates a hidden can of compressed air that makes a nice hiss. The horn chord sounds a continuous loop tape of a recorded horn when pulled and there is a bell switch hooked up to a tape player as well.

    I posted about it before....here's a link to another pic of the control stand along with the protoype F unit control stand I modeled it after.

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  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Looks good on you Ralph!!!!! And that control stand is sweeeeet!!!!!

    Val
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Val,
    I have a memory of a pic of you in engineer's cap and moustache....
    Ralph
  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Yeah, that's right!! I was going to ask you if you plan to grow one to go with the cap!! :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D :D

    Val
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great gift Ralph. Looks good on you.