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Finally got the video finished. This is my dad's layout. The video isn't perfect. I got in a hurry since dad may not be with us much longer and I wanted him to see it finished. He has been on dialysis for several years and his body is wearing out. We didn't do a lot of clean-up or staging, so everything is just the way the the camera saw it. My Dad, brother, niece and myself are seen at various points. Names omitted o protect those caught on "candid camera".

Photos interjected in the video are places in Dad's home town or other locations in Northeastern PA. The layout is unfinished. This is the fourth rendition since he got interested in trains as a young kid.

https://youtu.be/XulL9YwMeRc
 
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Looks great BLOODBANE.

My son and I had a HO gauge set up several years ago on a 4x16 foot table. Lots of fun.

Tyco made some cool stuff back in the day. I use to buy any of it I could find. You could load and unload your train cars, which made it that much more fun than just watching it go around in circles.


I actually have a bunch of the Tyco Powerhouse accessories, I just can't figure out how they get set up. I have determined they are powered mechanically by certain pieces of the track (which I have), it's just the power transfer I can't figure out.
 

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I was really into trains when I was younger, but my efforts died out a year or two after I started driving. Just didn't have the time anymore and I don't have the space to have anything set up anymore. Still have all of my stuff and I've randomly picked up other stuff here and there over the years. It's all boxed up and stored safely. I have an old Lionel o-27 train with a bunch of cars (nothing really fancy though). Have a bunch of track and a big transformer. My brother has an o-27 trolley too with my old transformer. Used to set those up around the Christmas tree every year.

Have a giant pile of HO stuff, I think I have like 5 or 6 locomotives and a bunch of rolling stock. Fair bit of track and buildings too. Wish I had a place to set it all up. Really miss playing with it all. If I had it set up, I could be playing with it right now.


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The size of some peoples layouts can be mind blowing. Do a youtube search.

When I was in high school, my girlfriends grandfather had a layout in his basement. All his cars were hand built and painted, and he even had his own name / logos for his railroad line that went on his cars and trains.
 

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I was a member for a number of years at a local place, currently called the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum. They are open to the public around Christmas and have a massive display upstairs in HO that was built as accurately as possible to recreate a rail line running from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland. They have a bunch of stuff downstairs for the kids too. Some of the older guys that were there when I started had some pretty detailed home layouts and most had their own custom rail lines, the most memorable being the "Bare Butte and Tittyute"


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Dad no longer needs his train stuff.

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I hope he got to enjoy your video.
 

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He did see it a few times. I'm glad I got it finished.

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how about real trains?
I saw the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in southeast Michigan last night.
 

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I like real trains.
 

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how about real trains?
I saw the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in southeast Michigan last night.
Would love to see CP Holiday train, only seen pix of it. I to had HO train growing up. Also had slot car set. Raced RC cars for 15 years & custom painted RC bodies for long time. Have N scale for 25 years, Christmas tree comes out of middle of layout. But I've done trains on larger scale for last 10 years. 7.5 guage, 1/8 scale ride on trains. Belong to 2 RR clubs. We have several miles of track in couny park where I keep my train.100_4196 (640x459).jpg

IMG_6742 (640x480) (2).jpg Powered by 16hp Briggs & Stratton w/ hydrauli drive, was 110' all together. Just sold it, but I still have my "Little Train".IMG_0911 (640x480).jpg Battery powered Industry Switcher. Is small, but I have pulled 110' of freight cars out of yard & backed into train barn.
 

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I would love to do trains on that scale, especially steam.

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The Queen Wilhelmina State Park (Arkansas) has a small train that runs through the park that you can ride.

http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/

It's a nice campground and lodge. I camped there for (2) days in July 2017.
 

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I picked up a used set yesterday. Guy was about my age, said he built it when he was about 10.



There are a bunch of buildings and probably a few hundred dollars of rolling stock and MicoMachines that came with it, and slot car tracks into board. He said his family was telling him to just throw it all away after a few failed attempts to sell it.

There is a working SD50 Chessie, and a smoking steamer, not sure the class.

Laid out $350 for all of it.
 

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