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#1 taycotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 11:38 PM

Well with Christmas 2 weeks away I'm sure a lot of us have our trees up !

Just wondering if any of the members put trains under the tree ?

I have had a train under the tree since 1965 !!!

Christmas 1965 (3 years old)
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Christmas 2010
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This is how we stay outta trouble in the winter time when we put the
tractors away....me and the little guy "hide in the basement" !!!

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 11:46 PM

We had to say no train this year... 9 month old...

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 11:56 PM

Oh, the cats would go wild over that!

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 11:58 PM

That is one heck of a collection of model trains you have. Would love to see some more detailed pics. My dad would always have a train under the tree when I was a kid. I don't know what ever happened to it. I would love to set one up. I wouldn't be able to set anything permanent up but maybe a movable platform of some sort would work.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:18 AM

Oh No not on GTtalk!!!!!!!. I have a huge collection of Lionel and some Marx from pre-war to modern ones some still in the unwrapped boxes. I repaired old trains untill last year now the shop is full of tractors and 4 wheelers and trains are boxed up and packed away for the time. I also LOVE the old trains.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 01:10 AM

Oh No not on GTtalk!!!!!!!. I have a huge collection of Lionel and some Marx from pre-war to modern ones some still in the unwrapped boxes. I repaired old trains untill last year now the shop is full of tractors and 4 wheelers and trains are boxed up and packed away for the time. I also LOVE the old trains.


My trains are also packed away because of space, and financial conditions. I have my B&O GP and about 30 coal gondolas, and my wife's B&O steam loco and passenger/mail cars. They are ATHERN equipment, but they haven't run in 25 years. Maybe by next year I can at least get the HO track laid out on a 4 by 8 movable table. The pics of your trains brings a lot of memories back, as I got my first LIONEL when I was 10 yrs old.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 06:45 AM

WOW,that is a nice collection.I have a few which are all stored away.I have Lionel,and Spectrum,both are HO gauge.What I collect are Steam Locomotives and cars from the 1800's and early 1900's,they are my favorites.I also have quite a collection of model railroading books and magazines.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 07:17 AM

That is one heck of a collection of model trains you have. Would love to see some more detailed pics..


My primary interest is postwar Lionel made between 1946 thru 1969
I really do not run the old stuff no more but I do display it...

Steam Engines
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Diesels
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Military and Space Trains

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The layout is 8 x 12 and is all modern era MTH trains .
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 07:35 AM

You've got some nice ones there.:thumbs:

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 08:30 AM

That is a really nice collection of Lionel and a great layout.

Model Trains is a subject of interest to me also.
I scratch build O-scale 2-rail trains.
I started out "kit-bashing" the plastic AHM 0-8-0 and Casey Jones motorized engine kits back in the early 70's and have progressed to building brass engines now.
I also build the rail cars, buildings and scenery.

We've had the house up for sale so all my trains are packed away for moving.
I did take a couple of photos of what I built during the winter between 2006 and 2008 just before I packed every thing up.

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The 2-6-6-4 articulated in the clear case on the bottom shelf, was my first kit-bashed engine.
The tender is built out of plastic drain pipe and sheet plastic.
It is mad out of two AHM Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 engine kits and runs on 2-rail DC power.
I then built the 0-4-0 switch engine ( to the right on the bottom shelf ) with the two sets of wheels that were left over from building the articulated.
It has a Lionel slope back tender.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 08:47 AM

I usually have the train Running each year but the last few times the cat did some damamge :wallbanging:
I collect the older HO scale trains

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 09:10 AM

I too have trains, all packed away of course, I did have a train around the tree one year when we were first married, no kid and no pet, it was pretty neat. Most of my stuff is New England roads HO and N along with what is left of my dads Lionel and some American Flyer I picked up just for fun. It is a some day hobby, I go to a few shows and pick up an occasional magazine or piece of rolling stock, just to keep the juices flowing, now I just need to justify the space to put up a smaller layout to get me going. Bob, your Lionel layout and collection is wonderful, thanks for sharing!!
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:52 AM

I have a Lionel New york Central basic set I bought about 5 years ag0. I always wanted one as a kid, but had to wait till I was middle aged. I put it around every year.
Taycotrains, that is a fantastic collection and display. Your close up photographs in the second posting are really great. Great Post.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:41 PM

Model Trains is a subject of interest to me also.
I scratch build O-scale 2-rail trains.
I started out "kit-bashing" the plastic AHM 0-8-0 and Casey Jones motorized engine kits back in the early 70's and have progressed to building brass engines now.
I also build the rail cars, buildings and scenery.
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That is a beautiful collection of 2 rail O gauge !!! My friend Phil is a 2 rail scale
guy and would love that equipment !

I have a AHM 0-8-0 too ...I put a pickup roller on a Weaver hopper and
was able to run it on 3 rail track that had the outside rail insulated.
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:44 PM

That's a nice collection Ray.




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