Wow. I Haven't seen this before, and I thought I had seen all the Lionel paper. Very cool.

As for rules, my railroad only has two:

1 Dinosaurs must stay off the right of way.

2 Aliens cannot abduct train crews, and vice versa. 

John 

 

 LCCA PCA TCA

 ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM        

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Odenville Bill posted:

I would like to suggest a rule.  Never tell your wife how much you really spent.

As an adjunct Rule, - Put in your Will or leave a note that when you die your wife is not to sell your stuff for what you told her you paid for it !

Tinplate Art posted:

My wife and I recently aborted any future visits to an otherwise fine pizza restaurant here in Nashville because they had too many rules! Again, Outback's "No rules, just fun" is more appealing to us! Also, in the course of 25 years of both college and public school teaching, I learned that most rules require a measure of flexibility. REAL railroading, however, especially running 1:1 steam, DOES require strict adherence to safety rules with little "wiggle" room!

How can a pizza place manage to foul up their business with too many rules? Rules like what?

Andre

Richie C. posted:

1. Two topping, max.

2. No extra cheese

3. Only cut in quarters - no eighth's

4. No delivery insurance - you buy it, you own it !

5. Napkins, salt, pepper - extra charge.

6. One pizza - one beer.

 

 

Wow... I see what Art meant, now.

Those seem to be great business strategies for running your customers off!

Andre

laming posted:
Richie C. posted:

1. Two topping, max.

2. No extra cheese

3. Only cut in quarters - no eighth's

4. No delivery insurance - you buy it, you own it !

5. Napkins, salt, pepper - extra charge.

6. One pizza - one beer.

 

 

Wow... I see what Art meant, now.

Those seem to be great business strategies for running your customers off!

Andre

And I was just joking !!

 

Richie C. posted:
laming posted:
Richie C. posted:

1. Two topping, max.

2. No extra cheese

3. Only cut in quarters - no eighth's

4. No delivery insurance - you buy it, you own it !

5. Napkins, salt, pepper - extra charge.

6. One pizza - one beer.

 

 

Wow... I see what Art meant, now.

Those seem to be great business strategies for running your customers off!

Andre

And I was just joking !!

So, then all of what you said is BS?

Sorry for asking.

End of discussion on my part.

Andre

OldBogie posted:
bigtruckpete posted:

IMG_3060IMG_3061IMG_3062Just found this gem in a box while cleaning out my parents' basement!!! The booklet has all sorts of great bits of info on how real railroads run and how you can incorporate it into your model empire. Enjoy!!

 

 Great find, these go back to when Lionel was trying to teach us how to have fun operating our model/toy like a real railroad. Realistic play instead of just using the train as a battering ram against Lincoln Log forts built over the rails.

Bogie

Bogie,

The train was not a battering ram, it was part of the construction/work train exercising it’s right of eminent domain!! The Lincoln log forts were in the way of the railroad’s expansion. 😎

Mike

seeing that people are posting their own rules i'd figure I'd post mine for my future pike which will hopefully open soon

ok here goes nuthin

1 each freight train must carry two extra units of power. you're gonna need it on the 5 percent corkscrew of Allegheny Divide.

2 Large or engines of excess length must remain on the outer yard so they don't get stuck on too small a curve

3 if you have 10 trains combine them into 5 if you can (don't force it if it can't fit into a siding)

cough UP cough      https://youtu.be/ey7_7Pq26FE

watch the WHOLE VIDEO

4 Railfans ARE ALLOWED on PHXT property as long as they stay in designated areas

5 don't be cocky and shove something like an Allegheny through the steam clean shop (although i really wanna try this for craps and giggles though i'll probably regret it)

6 for questions or concerns please consider www.phxtranscor.com (DO NOT try this link i have not built the site yet SERIOUSLY THOUGH)

 paigetrain

AKA Cody Parrish

modeler of the sci fi traditional 3 rail o gauge disaster

The Santa Fe Dash-8

All the grousing about rules misses the point that child's play very often is an imitation of adult work. Many kids would have wanted to "play railroad" with their trains. That is what the book is about (I have one). It is thin for a practical guide, but a good jumping-off point for the imagination. Creative children are forever structuring their play; those of us who are grown weary of adulthood and its rules, and want to cast them all off, were never the target audience for this little pamphlet.

laming posted:

 

Richie C. posted:
laming posted:
Richie C. posted:

1. Two topping, max.

2. No extra cheese

3. Only cut in quarters - no eighth's

4. No delivery insurance - you buy it, you own it !

5. Napkins, salt, pepper - extra charge.

6. One pizza - one beer.

 

 

Wow... I see what Art meant, now.

Those seem to be great business strategies for running your customers off!

Andre

And I was just joking !!

So, then all of what you said is BS?

Sorry for asking.

End of discussion on my part.

Andre

No - I think he confirmed that most of what I jokingly put down was actually pretty close, plus "one door in and one door out", etc.

SORRY about the pizza diversion to this thread. Our new place is completely flexible with slices and toppings, and boosts a shady outdoor patio, and super friendly staff. They hand-toss the dough, and the prices are reasonable. Finally a no-rules pizza parlor!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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