Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Tea Train

Last summer Betty and I went to the National Large Scale Train Show in Chicago.

There we saw a fantasy train.

This is a train that you will never see in the real world. It has no prototype.

It is just a fun train from one’s imagination.

Since then we have worked on three fantasy trains.

Pictured here is the engine from our latest effort. Click on the picture to enlarge.

We call it a Tea train. The rest of the train will have cups and saucers.

We ran it on the outside layout and it runs very well.

It is not designed as a work of art but just something to have fun with.

We have a lot of great ideas but not very much talent.

News from Pigeon Falls – The little town in my backyard.– Bree told Eino, today, that she is pretty sure who the pigeon killer is . She will go over it with him tomorrow.
It can’t come to soon as there was another dead pigeon today and it looks like it was run through a threshing machine.
No news on the constitution stealer .
In two weeks the Circus is coming to town and posters went up all over town today. It will set up in the big field just on the edge of town.
Its far enough out some people might need our new taxi service. Robert sure hopes so as he isn’t doing very well. Only a couple of fares a day.
You can tell the fourth is coming because you can hear firecrackers exploding off and on all day. They are illegal of course but that doesn’t bother anybody. Our constable hasn’t arrested anybody for fireworks violations since Billy Orchard sent that rocket through Mrs. Henrie’s window.
Last Lutheran is thinking of building a float for the Pigeon Day parade. Everybody thinks it’s a good idea. The problem is getting people to work on it. Nobody seems to have the time. Its not like the old days.

The Link for today is Happy Memories. Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment for those usless JC points.
In the morning we put the last vase in the mountain and rocked it in. Then we finished the ticket office. That's two done. In the afternoon we met with the real estate people and listed the house. Then Bree and Betty went sswiming. I began working on the July website for the Church.
Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Chana said...

good morning. your blog is like what Joe saids a great cup of coffee is like, just right, perfect and goes down great...thank you for all those beautiful lovely it looks. i disagree with you that you have no talent. i think you and Betty have an incredible imagination and talent to boot. we are all Bless to have a chance to share in your hard work through your pictures. i'm glad as they make me happy.
i am so happy to hear that Bree has figured it out...i'm dying now for i won't read who it was for so many days..i'll try to connect to the internet just so i can read..hope i can. the wait will be so hard if not, lol..
the killings are pretty scary..threshing machine, how horrible! i'm glad that he or she will be caught soon. the party for the 4 will be great. i hope that the float gets done in time.
take care and be happy. stay healthy please. i leave with the happiness of you and your families friendship. much love. can't wait to tell my grandma of you guys...will read you asap...will miss you terribly.

4:16 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I am so glad Robert will get some fares.....if he lived in my town he'd go broke waiting for fares. And my town is much like Pigeon Falls in the way of those firecrackers going off all during the day and night. Cant wait to hear what Bree thinks!

5:33 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That is a fantastic fantasy train. This is very rare.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Cute tea train.

Do not say you dont have talent. God has made Himself accessible. So all things are possible. You were created in the image of the Creator. Therefore, you are a creative being.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous TC said...

I'll bet kids love it!

6:11 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

Good job to day liked it. nO SIGN OF THAT RABBIT YET......

6:18 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Nice train pics

6:42 AM  
Blogger kristi said...

I am sure that you tea train will be adorable once you have completed.

I am excited to find out who is killing the pigeons, it has to stop soon or there will be no pigeons.

I think with the circus coming that will be great, I nice break from all of the other hullaballoo that has been going on in Pigeon Falls

7:25 AM  
Blogger Honey said...

You have an undying amount of talent!!! I only wish I had the imagination and creativity to do anything like this!!
Can't wait to hear the thery Bree has on who done it! =)
Can't wait for the celebration on the 4th. I saw some firecrackers going off here last night and hurried the kids out to watch them and they stopped! Shoot! =)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous andrena said...

ahhhhh..look at the pigeon at the train station!!! this is really cute! hope you have a great day, Dr. John!

8:31 AM  
Blogger jafabrit said...

hum, not sure I would agree with the statement "not much talent". You have created a playground for the imagination. Now that tea train is definately "my cup of tea". Hope it has milk and sugar too :)

10:44 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

I love the fantasy train and the idea of tea cups and saucers. I think you and Betty are both very creative AND talented with the little town. I so greatly enjoy reading Pigeon Falls.

I can't wait to find out who the pigeon killer is and to find out what kind of punishment he/she will get. I think having to sit in a cage full of pigeons, hands and legs tied to a chair with a sock in the mouth should do the trick.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love the tea train!

I can't wait to hear who the killer is thought to be!I sure hope Robert gets some fares. Poor guy.

7:25 PM  

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