Trains around the tree

EricB Dec 14, 2006

  1. EricB

    EricB TrainBoard Member

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    Anybody else have a pic of their Xmas trains?

    This is the 2-6-0 mogul from the On30 Bachman set. I bought it when they first came out. Runs like a champ. Track is Kato. Buildings are ceramic from different store. Not exactly scale but it looks very festive.

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    Eric Bufkin
     
  2. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yup...
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    One MTH Christmas car for each year Tina started collecting in 1997.

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    Jim
     
  3. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like you put the tree inside the layout, Jim!
     
  4. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :teeth: Tina wanted the layout to look like every kids dream, what better way than to have the train in the tree!:teeth: The first picture was used as this years Christmas card. I'm so glad I married a train freek!
     
  5. cmstpmark

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    I have tried running the Spectrum 2-8-0 HO with a colorful string of reefers, but the dog has other ideas. Springer Spaniels must be Lionel freaks because he atacks, eats and pees on my HO stuff, but leaves my freinds 027 stuff alone when we visit her.
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That sure helps a lot, huh?
    Here's last years' layout:

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    I should take a pic of this year's...:lightbulb:
     
  7. train1

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    Although my N Scale locomotives would be seen perfectly now -but would eventually be lost amidst all the excitement of Christmas morning.
    I let my little guy set up one of those 'Dickens Village' trains. Are they relatively close to Hugely Oversized Scale ? Just guessing.
     
  8. traingeekboy

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    Hemi,
    There is just something about three rail that says Xmass. I may have to get out mine as well.
     
  9. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    If only, if only...

    But that's along time away for me.

    Xmas isn't. No tree train for me this year. :thumbs_down:
     
  10. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Xactly. Love my Lionel 0-27 2-4-2, just say Xmas to me too. (However unrealistic it is).

    Of course, its way too big for anything permanent in our house.
     
  11. Pete Nolan

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    I was going to do a double-loop N scale in the tree this year. But we've had so many family illnesses these past few months that I had to skip it. I was thinking of putting it about four feet off the floor, and running LL FA's (cheap and rugged) with all my out-of-era cars. We always get a big tree, 13-14 feet, so it's not too difficult to engineer. I was going to suspend the loops from the trunk with steel wires. Oh well, next year . . .
     
  12. inch53

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    no train this year again, we have a 1 year old granddaughter I baby sit and she likes to handle things to much. Didn't have one last year either, had a 18 month grandaughter and a 17 month old grandson then. Hopefully we'll not get anymore grand babys this year, 22 is more than enough
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  13. Curtis

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    Here's our Christmas train complete with a waving Santa standing at the end of the caboose.
     

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  14. YoHo

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    I've got an HO loop under the tree though my Mother in Law stepped on it.

    Growing up we always had my Mom's old American Flyer set under there. AF SUPERIOR, Lionel INFERIOR!!!

    Now my dad runs the Bachman G scale engine I got for Christmas 10-12 years ago.
     
  15. SP 9811

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    Heres my SP The Red Nosed Locomotive gift train.
    Athearn SP GP40M-2 and a few SP, SSW and Railbox cars that my wife and I decorated. Note the kid on the sled is gonna get smooshed!:teeth:
    Merry Christmas everybody!!!

    Thom
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This year's, with my birth-year Lionel engine and caboose:

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  17. EricB

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    Hemi,

    Your tree cracks me up. I noticed that you don't have any ornaments in the lower half. IIRC, your son is about the same age as my daughter. I too do not have any ornaments on the lower half of my tree. I wonder if you were having the same problem I was having? Curious little things.

    Eric
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    How did you ever guess.....

    Yep, you have that correct. My son just turned 21 mos old. A climber, and curious--that does not even describe his enthusiastic 'explorations'....:shade:
     
  19. Shaun

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    Sounds like he has alot of his DAD in him, just remember the the Mother's curse
    It is soooo true :yes:
     
  20. mtaylor

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    I have thought about doing this a couple of years in a row now but still have not gotten around to it. I think we will go all out for decorating next year so it will fit in perfect :)
     

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