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RE: Re: [CHAt model trains

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 :)


> 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
> acres near Los Angeles he built eighteen miles of track on a large
> train that was big enough for him to sit on and give his kids a ride
> His original plan was go through his wife's garden but after revealing
> plan she quickly put a nix on that idea.  Instead he tunneled under
> 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
> and build a modest 4'x8' model soon.  In fact, there is a model train
> this weekend.  (My wife just read this and suggested I tunnel under
> house to accommodate the train...she's such a card!)
> I built a small victorian city around the Christmas tree this year.
> first time.  It included an O scale train that rides on HO scale
> Looks pretty cool and seemed to fulfull the Norman Rockwell thing.
> DF

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