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Sleeping Bear

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« on: February 02, 2012, 01:21:54 AM »

  Greetings all....hope all is well and the advancing new year finds you and your rail road in good operating order or at least close there too.   Had a neat experience a week ago I thought I should share....I had the roof walks on a few of my cars tested. In our living room we have a wood beam, upon which sits my wife's "goody" train that consists of a Gen 3 Santa Fe 4-6-0, 2 reefers, 2 box cars and a caboose....3 of the 4 fright cars are my personal costom B-mann cars and the 4th is a B-mann Hershey Kiss reefer. The test I spoke of is ...one night we were watching TV when a noise came from the train on the beam. We look up to see a good size mouse starting in front of the pilot..run down the beam behind the loco....up the tender step, across the coal load to the forward ladder on the lead car. Then along the roof walk of each of the other 3 three cars and the caboose....down the rear ladder and through a small gap between the beams we didn't know was there. After inspection....there is evidence of former excursions but no damage or "stuff" on the train....not so much as a "water" mark or claw scrape in the paint. The way the mouse ran and his size(comparable to a B-mann figure) put my mind to a conductor chasing a bum down and off the train. Trying to be Emperor of the North end of the house I guess. Not something of great importance as with most posts but I thought it was neat and thought it might break up the monotiny and maybe make a few smile.       Later All.......S.B.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 04:17:54 AM »

I thought it was neat and thought it might break up the monotiny and maybe make a few smile. 
It did, thanks  Grin
May I share your tale with our local model RR club members and with the Farcebook gang?
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 07:27:50 AM »

This mouse might be looking for a job.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 08:37:30 AM »

on30gn15
            Go ahead and share it....I posted it to share it anyway and as this is the only forum I have in witch do it, this is where it went....glad you enjoyed it.    Later All....S.B.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 12:38:39 PM »

Great story.  Wonder if that mouse is a member of the Brotherhood?  You may be hearing from the union! Wink

JD
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 01:20:16 AM »

you might have something there.
walt disney had a pet mouse that would come thru the baseboard at night.
named him mortimer, rest is history.
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