Trains from my child hood days. When I was five, my parents got me two used train sets for Christmas. A 2035 steam engine and three metal cars and a 2026 steam engine and three metal passenger cars (that's how my 'addiction' began!). When I was seven, my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said the Santa Fe super chief set with 4 passenger cars. She said they couldn't afford it as it was $90 and my dad made about that much in a week. But, as soon as I saw that big wrapped box under the tree, I knew what it was. Undoubtedly, the best (or ever will have) Christmas that I ever had. Each year, I got more accessories to add to my layout. When I was thirteen, I switched over to HO but in 1994, the 10 year old inside me put the Lionel set back up on a layout. The pictures show my original stuff but I also added stuff that I wanted when I was a kid but never got, especially, the culvert loader/unloaders. The original trains are from the late-40's to early 50's, how many toys that old still run like they are new. A tribute to the quality that Lionel put into their product (which also explains why they were so expensive). There are a few contemporary items on the layout but most of the stuff is post war. Virtually, every day, I at least turn on the layout, just for the lights, and I'm 10 years old again!