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Anyone into model trains?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by 04trd, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    04trd

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    I've had older lionel trains since I was a kid. Now being in my 20's I got the spark again and picked up a mth caterpillar set up. Wondered if anyone else is in to model trains??

    I have more cars just didn't get a picture of them all together. Will snap some when my lay out is done

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  2. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    Cool! I love the detail on the engines. If you're ever in the St. Paul area, it is WAY worth stopping in at Scale Model Supplies... They have a huge, impressive selection of model trains and plastic models, too. www.scalemodelsupplies.com
     
  3. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    I just started getting back into it. It's been 30+ years. Over the past 3 weeks I've been picking up some N guage trains
     
  4. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have boxes and boxes full of HO scale stuff from my grandpa. We put some of it together like nine years ago but then I moved and it has all been in a box since. I don't have any room where I live now.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:45 AM
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    Ya definitely a hobby where you need some room. I am making a 12x12 table in my basement for a cool layout. Of course it won't be conplete in a while. Crazy to see how expensive some of this stuff is
     
  7. Dec 10, 2012 at 3:25 AM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Yeah I have basically everything I need as far as track, controls, trains, landscape, everything is saved. I just don't have room for it. Otherwise I would love to do it.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 3:43 AM
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    I'm pushing 50 and still have the Lionel set my parents bought when my brothers and I were all under 5-6 years old. We get it out every once in a while. In middle school and High school my buddy Jim had a whole room in their house dedicated to HO trains. It was a huge layout with a working turntable and roundhouse. We spent hours in there tinkering. His Dad retired with over 45 years of service on the B&O RR. I have my own HO trains we put up around Christmas. Just not enough room in this house to keep them up all the time. Good memories.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    Let's see some pics
     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    When I was really young, my dad turned a ping pong table into a Lionel train display. Every Christmas we would take it out and set it up. I loved doing that. I wish I had some pics of it. I know he still has all the cars in his attic. When I get a house and some lil ones Id like to do a display. If you live in Pittsburgh area the Carnegie sciece center does an excellent display of the coal trains. All historic accurate of how the area once looked.

    This summer my Dad wants to come out and visit me in CO. Id like to go to the Silverton rail road.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    i have a model RR thread i started last year here, think it got burried.... i'm big into o guage. dont have a lay out persay... we have a spare bedroom where i have a loop around the ceiling 0-58 i think and i have glenn snyder shelfs on the wall. i mostly collect northeast corrider stuff. PRR/ Penn Central/ amtrak. i do have a boxed set of lionel 1668 1930's i think. and a NYC Marx tinplate set mixed set (in box, only ran by me this year) from the 50's. have 3 GG1's, an amtrak lakeshore limited set, alot of MPC freight cars, an erie MPC switcher. i have a nice PS1 AS 616 PRR locomotive as well. i think theres more i'm forgetting about... i'll put pictures up when i get home form work.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    here we go.

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  13. Dec 11, 2012 at 3:40 AM
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    Now that's cool! I will get some pictures later this month when I got my set up complete.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2012 at 3:53 AM
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    Expanded my wall a little. Got a bit more PW trains.

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  16. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    That's a nice collection. Do u have a lay out or just a display on the wall
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    I love model trains and I have a bunch of O scale stuff. I set it up every so often but it takes up so much space. I would love to dedicate a room to a layout.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    No layout, I have a loop around the ceiling. No room in my house for a layout
     
  19. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Used to do H.O. but haven't for a long time. Now I'm getting my 3 year old into it, breaking out my old stuff too. Think I'm catching the bug again.
     
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