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« on: May 10, 2009, 10:27:10 PM »

How do you prevent cats destroying your setting??
Im working on a layout..but now im really scared of my cats trying to get on top of everything and destroy my work  Sad

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 08:45:51 AM »

Other than inflicting a neighbor with your cats, locking them out of the layout area is the best way.  Cats hate citrus oil.  You can temporarily place your orange  and grapefruit rinds on the layout.  They will soon learn that it isn't worth the bother of investigating if all they get is a whiff of citrus.  I have also had good luck with Bounce, etc., dryer sheets.  Just toss a few on the layout when not play..., I mean operating.

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 03:17:48 PM »

Close the door. Keep them out of the room.

My cat keeps climbing on and damaging my layout. All i do is throw her off it when she climbs up there. They soon get the message.


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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 06:02:18 PM »

100% effective

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 06:13:13 PM »

A friend of mine purchased a motion sensing water sprayer, and its worked pretty well! (no more half eaten trees)




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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 11:04:38 AM »

A friend of mine purchased a motion sensing water sprayer, and its worked pretty well! (no more half eaten trees)

Guilford Guy,
 I have a similar situation. An under the Xmas tree Tinplate Standard/O gauge layout I run in my lower level family room. My cat has decided this makes a great alternative cat box. No train damage to date, only to the layout surface in one area. I currently use a foam core board fence to block the cat. It's inconvient, doesn't look great and doesn't keep the kurious Kitty from roaming thru the holiday neighborhood while the trains are operating. (The fuzy lil' critter likes the trains) I like your solution of the sprayer. You may have saved Christmas in my home.

Many thanks, Dave

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 10:19:51 AM »

I've heard placing balloons around the edges of a layout will stop cats with the first POP!

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 07:25:00 PM »

Cats don't like the "boogey man".  One way to get them thinking the "boogey man" lives on your layout is to place set mouse traps under sheets of newpaper on the layout.  The cat steps on the paper, trap goes off and cat gets their fur scared off and no damage is done to the cat.  I have been doing this for over forty years everytime a new cat moves in.  Works with kittens or adults and has yet to fail me.  Our vet gave me the idea as he had the same problem.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 05:10:45 AM »

Guawanteed One Hundwed Puh Cent effective against bad ol' puddy 'tats.

Also, one hundwed puh cent hazardous to their heawth.

We do not have cats, because the GF's Tweety Birds would not awwow them inside.
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