Celebrity Layouts?

JCater Dec 17, 2007

  1. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah, but as far as I know he never runs his layout himself, as he has a lot of staffmembers to do that. ;)

    Dom
     
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  2. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Oh my....

    Dom
     
  3. Keith

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    Gary Coleman was an avid N Scale modeler.
    Worked in the N Scale department at Caboose Hobbies, years ago!
    Had the chance to talk with him briefly, and see a locomotive from his
    collection. Think he did a TV PSA for Operation Life Saver once.
    Recall seeing it a time or two.
     
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  4. SuperGoat

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    I once saw James Doohan, who played Scotty in the original Star Trek series, in a Seattle area train store. The shopkeeper told me that Doohan had been a model railroader.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Had never heard of him as a member of our hobby. And I am a native of that area. Did/does he live in the Puget Sound region?
     
  6. dalebaker

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    Unfortunately Mr. Doohan passed in 2005. Gosh, has it been that long ago..... still miss his Aye Captian....
     
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  7. SuperGoat

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    Boxcab, yes he did live in the Puget Sound area and yes time has been flying by Dalebaker.
     
  8. Kurt Moose

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    Just watched an episode of "Jay Leno's Garage" and he went to John Lasseter's, (of the movie "Toy Story" and "Cars" fame), 50 acre vinyard-he has his own 2 mile narrow gauge railroad with a real 1901 Porter steamer!! Jay and him rode it around, then went into his garage where it looked like he had a pretty sweet O-gauge layout along with some nice classic cars.
     
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  9. sumgai

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    Merle Haggard gave an interview to Rockceller magagzine (RCM)

    "RCM: You’re also a model railroader, aren’t you?

    MH: I’ve got a great collection of model trains, but I haven’t had a train set up in years. I once had an O-gage, 1/4-inch scale that was 750 feet and ran around the circumference of the house. I’ve still got the trains and a few of them sitting around in our house. But there’s not an active model railroad in my life right now. I wish there was. The Super Chief was always my favorite passenger line because my dad worked for Santa Fe for many years."

    i found a recent (june 2017) sale on ebay of an n scale brass locomotive which the seller advised came from the estate of Merle Haggard, along with a signed letter of authenticity from his ex-wife.
     
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  10. acptulsa

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    Why is Walt Disney not on htis list already? Shame on us!

    Not only has Disneyland got the best model railroad ever, but there was a really cool miniature prototype at his estate.

    I'm very impressed that one of the original Disneyland engines was named E. P. Ripley. But then, I am a Santa Fe fan.

     
  11. acptulsa

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    Oh, heck. Stop feeling old and complete her education. I don't ask, 'Who's Benny Goodman?', even though he was before my time. My father didn't sit around feeling old when it was time to complete my education!
     
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  12. RailMix

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    She now has a fairly solid knowledge of the classics from John Fogerty (with and without CCR) to AC/DC. I was a little taken aback by where she started, but I certainly didn't neglect that part of her education. That would never do. She also likes old show tunes (Not my doing-probably due to early influence from her grandmother).
     
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  13. acptulsa

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    I thought this post would be a nice addition to this subforum and this thread:

     
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  14. Commodore

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    Who is Warren Buffet?
     
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  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    He's the guy who invented the tuffet that little Miss Muffet sat on (and got scared by the spider, because bug spray wasn't available yet).:D:p

    That made him really, really rich and he has this huge Lionel collection.:)
     
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  16. Commodore

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    ;) I thought related to singer Jimmy Buffet???
     
  17. acptulsa

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    Didn't he invent the all-you-can-eat restaurant?
     
  18. cfquinlan

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    I actually have a building from his N-Scale layout. He was a member of my N-Trak club in Colorado Springs a few years before I moved there and joined.

     
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Could you share a photo of that building?
     

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