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Re: Re: [CHAt model trains

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHAt model trains
  • From: David Franzman dfranzma@pacbell.net
  • Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 13:33:14 -0800
  • References: <000201c2ae73$60637cc0$0e10660a@Justme>

Donna do you have pics of your village?  I'd love to see them.


Donna wrote:

> Oh Boy! Now you have done it David:)
> Do NOT let your wife see any of the Dept 56 village... that also will
> take over the house..... started as a cute little village and my old
> Lionel train under the X-mas tree, now is over 500 pieces strong and
> growing here:(
> Also, you need to head to Sacramento in July.... that is where the
> national G scale convention is this year... http://www.svgrs.org/  ...
> they will have homes to visit and then more ideas come to mind :) I have
> to admit that some are great and others... well, they set up a track and
> call it a garden railroad :(
> Let us know how the tunnel under the house works out :)
> Donna
> >
> > Just read an article in a model railroad magazine that one of the most
> > famous of model railroaders was none other than Walt Disney.  On his
> five
> > acres near Los Angeles he built eighteen miles of track on a large
> model
> > train that was big enough for him to sit on and give his kids a ride
> on.
> > His original plan was go through his wife's garden but after revealing
> his
> > plan she quickly put a nix on that idea.  Instead he tunneled under
> the
> > garden and both presumably were happy ever after.  If you've been to
> > Disneyland you'll notice many of the rides are train based and that is
> > from
> > his love of model trains.
> >
> > Gene, I've just discovered the fun with HO scale trains.  I hope to
> design
> > and build a modest 4'x8' model soon.  In fact, there is a model train
> show
> > this weekend.  (My wife just read this and suggested I tunnel under
> the
> > house to accommodate the train...she's such a card!)
> >
> > I built a small victorian city around the Christmas tree this year.
> My
> > first time.  It included an O scale train that rides on HO scale
> track.
> > Looks pretty cool and seemed to fulfull the Norman Rockwell thing.
> >
> > DF
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