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Looking for an opinion/help. My layout has been in place for a little over 2 years, outside in the weather with no problems. Although I bring my locomotives inside most of the time, the rest of my equip remains outside. My tracks run under the house therefore parking out of the weather is not a problem. Recently a new family moved in next door. I have caught thier kids in my yard several time. They have succeded in tearing up a few things and cutting my childrens trampoline. They have been asked not to come over of course but it doesn't seem to help. They know the train is there. They have asked to see it run. It is way too much trouble to bring in the rolling stock after every use. Even if I did bring them in, the track and structures are still there. I guess I need some type of insurance. I called my insurance office and they said that my homeowners may not cover. Is there some type of policy avalible for my trains. How and where do I find it. Does it cover neighborhood brats.;)/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif I am almost ready to get a Pitbull!!!!!!!!
If anyone has this already, are you happy with the coverage? What are your opinions about this problem???

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Wasn't there an old saw to the effect that "Fences make for good neighbors"? 13 foot stockade type sounds about right. Unfortunately, there are people these days who can't be bothered to be parents and actually supervise their offspring. Restraining orders might be all these folks understand.
Call the cops? oh, yeah. 2 probs 9at least around here)... 1. the cops don't want to be bothered with it because 99 times out of 100 the parents will deny their angels did it and the paperwork is too much hassle since the DA probably won't prosecute anyway. and 2. You'll get the reputation of "hating" kids, so they'll go out of their way to trash your stuff when you're not home (or even when you are -- something about the challenge) Better off suing the parents for damages done-- and even if you go that route make sure you catch them on video first.

Maybe a HEAVY sprinkler hooked to a motion detector? A good soaking or two might slow them down.
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