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Old 01-02-2008, 08:05:45 PM
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How many of you put up Christmas trains??

Here's ours. Its Marx trains. Note the little Stover running the little 'generator'. Perfect size for O scale.

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:45:29 PM
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Very Very neat !!!! I like trains all kinds of trains Christmas trains are just memory makers I believe back in the early 50s a lot of my school mates recieved trains from Santa Still got mine 4-4-2 American Flyer New York Central the line that ran by our school on its way to Chicago Good golly what a great memory thanks DON IN INDIANA
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My uncle, or great uncle twice removed or something like that if you want to be tecnecal. He collects trains and train memorabilia, he has a pretty large basement that is full of train stuff, he has a big train set up down there that he has been working on for 20 years! It is HUGE, he built a city in one room, it goes out into country in another room, its pretty cool!
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Where were you when I was 185 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal.

Engines and trains what man could ask for anything more of his women.

I'll bet you do floors and windows also.
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Allen, if I had room, I would have them all the time too!

Haha Gary! I also drive boats [er, a boat] and I want a motorcycle. But, I don't function well in the kitchen... so if your wife cooks for you then you're lucky there. Every Christmas, when I make my one and only baking thing: pizzels, I manage to catch the stove on fire every year.

Did you all like the little hit-n-miss in the farm? Dumb camera I have, its hard to see.
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Allen, if I had room, I would have them all the time too!

Haha Gary! I also drive boats [er, a boat] and I want a motorcycle. But, I don't function well in the kitchen... so if your wife cooks for you then you're lucky there. Every Christmas, when I make my one and only baking thing: pizzels, I manage to catch the stove on fire every year.

Did you all like the little hit-n-miss in the farm? Dumb camera I have, its hard to see.
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Yes, I see the little Stover. It's going, "tink, tink, tink, tink......".

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Here is my Christmas tree train. It is also an O Gauge Marx. Die-cast loco with stamped tin passenger cars - Coach, Vista dome & Round end observation car. They have color printed strips in the windows showing pictures of people in the seats. On the siding behind the station is a line of stamped tin freight cars. Sometimes I run the set that I still have that my dad would put under the tree when I was a kid. It is a 'newer' Marx plastic diesel set that was sold by Sears in the early '60s.
Mine is not nearly as elaborate as EG's set-up, but it goes under the tree every other year. I alternate this board with another that has an American Flyer S Gauge track on it...
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If anyone missed the motor, you can see it at the time 54 seconds into the video, looks cool, do you have to take it down and put it back up every year!
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Great layout! Lots of animation there. I used to set up my American Flyer trains under the tree when I lived home. I had to use an engine that I could turn off the smoke unit because mom complained of the cedar stink after a while.

Lots of talk about American Flyer on this post, maybe I should take a 2 min drive and snap a pic of the building for you train lovers?
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