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Posted 04/17/13 - 7:16 AM:
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Starting tomorrow at Noon, is the largest Toy Train show in the world. 3 days of buying and selling toy and model trains, and I'm right in the middle of it. So I'll be spending most of today getting ready, checking my trains and getting everything priced. Thu. I'm on my own but on Fri. the wife and grandkids will be there, it's a chance to talk to some friends from all over the country that we only see twice a year.
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Posted 08/02/13 - 1:43 PM:

I wonder what it is about trains that seems to capture the imagination and raise the nostalgia more than just about any other machine. Is there an equivalent for toy cars or planes?
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Posted 08/02/13 - 11:23 PM:

There are collectors and builders of all the genre of models, I had an extensive collection of scale models of WWII vintage warships of the major navies of that period. Toy Trains have a particular appeal in that they move in a most realistic manner. RC cars, airplanes, and boats have a similar appeal, but there is not the same organization into a transportation system that is a model railroad layout. For many people part of the appeal is that trains can be seen close up in action, cars are much smaller, and ships and planes are usually seen from a greater distance.
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Posted 10/17/13 - 12:04 AM:

Later today I'm setting up at the biggest toy train meet in the world, Thu. Oct 17, Fri. and Sat. a lot of trains and I get to see some friends from all over.
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Posted 10/19/13 - 4:56 PM:

The train show is over, I didn't sell very much but others did well. I really need to get back into production and that means I need to get my wood shop set up and get busy. 'O' gauge Tugboats, Towboats, barges, car floats, and an 'O' gauge freighter, plus an HO scale freighter. A lot of work and some very specific items I need to get working on first. Also an ore dock would work if I do an 'O' gauge ore boat.
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