View Full Version : Never again! Motels cost to much

Phil P
04-16-2011, 01:36 AM

My wife and I decided last weekend to go to an event with some of our hobby items. The units we decided to take were too big for the cargo compartment of the Montana.

SO we decided to take the little truck and cargo trailer and get a motel room for the 2 nights.

After keeping track of the cost we found it to be just as cost effective to take the 2 units rather than using a motel and a lot more convenient.

All of us my wife, dog, cat and myself like the Montana. The cat expressed her dissatisfaction with being left at home alone all weekend.

Well that will never happen again. Next time we will just have to take both the big truck the Montana and the little truck and trailer.

Phil P

04-16-2011, 01:54 AM
It's home away from home. What kind of hobbies do you folks have?

04-16-2011, 03:34 AM
Big ones!

Phil P
04-18-2011, 03:19 AM
Here you go Bingo

Model 1815 vertical boiler 1.5 inches = 1 ft. weight as pictured 1,000 lbs.
1900 10 wheel same as Casey Jones was killed in 1.5 inch = 1 ft. weight as pictured 1,000 lbs.
1909 Case steam traction engine 3 inches = 1 ft weight as pictured 550 lbs.

04-18-2011, 03:38 AM
Neat hobby! Very nice machines.

Phil P
04-18-2011, 04:27 AM
Thank you

The trains are my wifes. The tractor is mine.

The tractor is the one to big for the Montana. I have to remove the stack, govenor and steam shutoff valve to make it fit.

Phil P

05-30-2011, 11:20 AM
Beautiful work. Once knew a teacher who built steam locomotives, I was always impressed at the scale ,engineering, beauty, and function. Yours appear to be just as nice.

Wayne and Carolyn Mathews
05-30-2011, 01:21 PM
Wow! We are impressed! Amd I thought my bead work took up a lot of room. No more.

Very, very nice work.

Carolyn & Wayne

Phil P
05-30-2011, 03:17 PM
Thank you for the compliments.

Phil P