Nov 25, 2005
HEMI I think you need to get into O so I have a place to run this on your track some day...
Somehow that looks a wee bit too large, for that track it's sitting on!
all I have right now is just a small HO display but it does in a pinch to inventory my D&H collection.
Maybe I should take a clear pic of the lionel set--it's sweet!
Anyone else had trains when they grew up? Comon, I know you did!
My older brother had a Lionel AA Santa Fe set with searchlight, coal dumper, log dumper, operating door boxcar, etc. That was from 1949, when he was six. When I was six, I got the 027 New Haven FA passenger set (the family was then six kids). My younger brother got all sorts of operating accessories. We had enough track for a double mainline around a 24 x 14 room, with a few sidings for the accessories.
Until she passed in 2000, my mother would set up the Santa Fe on a small loop with one of her "Mouse" dioramas. She had one of those cute mice for every one of her grandchildren (13), and would build ski slopes or village scenes, usually with old Erector set stuff providing the animation. This was BD--before digital--so I'll have to look for some snapshots and scan them.
I was also into Lincoln Logs, while my two younger brothers amassed a huge collection of the predecessor to Legos--just bricks and pintels in those days. The log structures were too stout for crashing into, but those brick structures provided us with neat demolition derbies. I still have the logs--maybe I'll bring them out this year.
My older brother (I hope) still has all the trains. All were still operating in 2000.