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Old 03-27-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Any Model Railroader's out there?

Well, the years go by and sometimes you forget what you have. When we moved several years ago, we packed everything that wasn't absolutely necessary and just stored it in boxes.

My son had a chance to go through the boxes and pulled out his model railroad, set it up outside and we've been having fun ever since. We will be looking to set the entire thing back up (houses, mountains, tunnels, etc.) but it did bring back some memories.

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Sweet! I got my first HO set years ago, and bought trees and buildings and such but I never got around to doing anything with it. All that is left is the train, and the standard track it came with. Have fun!

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Well, I might be tempted to take that equipment off your hands...Send me a PM if interested.
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Sounds like fun. I was into trains as a youth but now its fish. haha. I cant fathom having both addictions.

Trains are definatly a way for father and son to enhance their bond.
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My grandfather loved model trains. He spearheaded the model railroad club at his retirement community in Jax Beach. People were so impressed that they were recruited by Ronald McDonald house to do a fund raiser every year at Xmas. They would rent a space in the local mall and charge a couple bucks admission. The whole store space would be filled with railroad track. They still have a little room at the retirement center with the trains set up in it.

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Not now, but 20 years ago I was pretty heavily into N-scale.....now I just visit my local train shop (about 3 blocks from my house): http://www.trainsandsuch.com/
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i think its on your porch anyways you got alotta stuff around that

anyways nice train set
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My grandfather bought an entire set of trains. I can't remember the brand, but the tracks are metal and run by electricity with sharp pieces. The cars are pretty big and heavy (solid metal), and the engine actually smokes and blows it's horn. From what I've heard it is a very expensive collectors item nowadays. I wish I could remember the brand. The cars are in orange boxes with off white trim and the letters are a dark color, maybe green or black. I BELIEVE that's the color, but I do know that it is in orange boxes. Every year he would set them up around the christmas tree and the rest of the year he had it running in his woodworking shop. We weren't allowed to touch them because apparently they are VERY VERY old. Does anyone know anything about this specific train set?
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The three year old is into Thomas The Tank Engine wooden train sets. Does that count? We've been going to Train shows since he was 1. As much as he loves trains, I wouldn't be surprised to see us building a model railroad in the next year or so. His grandfather used to be heavily into railroads and has already told us we could have his old stuff.

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Some day I'll have enough space for an HO layout. I've been waiting since I was 8 years old.

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