December 20th, 2015 at 12:33
Its my son’s wish this Christmas
December 20th, 2015 at 16:58
Cool kid. Don’t forget a station and a barn with cows. Coupla trees and of course add…..
December 20th, 2015 at 17:18
I got him an extra tunnel and the set comes with wooden animals 🙂
December 20th, 2015 at 18:20
Gonna be a regular Casey Jones.
December 19th, 2015 at 11:12
Wee, trains are fun! I also just like making choo choo noises.
December 19th, 2015 at 12:49
That’s great. Your inner child alive and well.
December 17th, 2015 at 09:09
And for many grown-up boys’ too.
December 17th, 2015 at 09:53
Father’s are well known for taking over the railroad.
Kirt D Tisdale
December 16th, 2015 at 15:35
You take me back to my childhood…two other brothers and we shared a train set…loved it! I would love to do the SurfLiner clear up the coast from San Diego to Seattle. There was a time a decade back, while living in San Diego, that i took the Surfliner up to LA once a week on business..business class to boot….so beats the commuter trains…always wanted to continue on up the coast…..thanks for sharing Carl!!
December 16th, 2015 at 18:37
I did it from Seattle south to San Diego in 1985.
December 16th, 2015 at 04:44
Have mixed emotions about trains … they have been (and still are) a major means of transportation within Europe … my brothers and I would make our own train set out of clothes pins at times … worked fine, until our mumme would claim them back … smiles … Love, cat.
December 16th, 2015 at 18:38
What a delightful memory. Yes, all things must come to an end.
December 16th, 2015 at 02:09
There’s still a fair amount who do.
December 16th, 2015 at 18:39
That’s so very comforting. The wonder lives ! Choo choo…
December 15th, 2015 at 23:34
Delightful! As a kid in England our neighbor was an engineer on the steam trains. On rare but magic Saturdays he would take kids on our street for rides in the engines as he shunted around the yards. I still remember the smell of smoke and steam, the clanging of the trucks banging together and being allowed to pull the whistle…
December 16th, 2015 at 01:15
Poetic imagery at its best.
December 15th, 2015 at 13:22
A train set was the ultimate present. Now it’s probably the latest phone
December 15th, 2015 at 16:28
Precisely. Kids and teens don’t make or build things with their hands any more. No arts and crafts. All they do is press buttons.
December 15th, 2015 at 22:57
I also loved my Meccano set
December 16th, 2015 at 01:20
I had to look that up to see what it is. In US we had what was called an Erector Set. It was more bars and beams , nuts and bolts to make bridges and buildings, just the steel skeletons of things and not as machine mechanical and complicated as is to what your refer.
Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie
December 15th, 2015 at 12:45
My son spent so much time at the neighbors playing with their “under the tree” train, I finally bought him his first HO guage…which he still has parts of 🙂 🙂 🙂
December 15th, 2015 at 13:01
Yes HO because you could fit more on the platform and they were still big enough to enjoy. Naturally I also had HO scale soldiers and tanks so I could invade/defend my city.
December 15th, 2015 at 11:20
Lionel Lives – HO Rules
December 15th, 2015 at 13:02
December 15th, 2015 at 09:44
Ny grandson’s favorite still.
December 15th, 2015 at 08:28
What could be better?
December 15th, 2015 at 08:32
Hmmm. I know: A second train set !
December 15th, 2015 at 08:28
Wow, does that bring back memories. My brother had one. He and my dad made a huge table in the basement (about the size of a pool table) and set it up with a station, a farm, a village, several side track loops, and some mountains and bridges. It was a blast! Thanks for bringing back those memories.
December 15th, 2015 at 08:36
Another reason that I am happy to be in my seventh decade of life. Our generation has so many special and delightful memories that today’s world could never fathom or appreciate. Another special memory for me is when our USA “spaceman” hero, Alan Shepard, went up to conquer the sky.
December 15th, 2015 at 07:56
A whole town! I love trains, real trains, they are my favorite way to travel. Love to see the country and hear the wheels clickety- clack across the tracks. Mmm, I can close my eyes and drift off.
blessings ~ maxi
December 15th, 2015 at 08:07
Just hope Billy the Kid does not interrupt things.
December 15th, 2015 at 07:41
I love that picture. The little boy in the PJs (I assume is you) could be my brother. Happy Christmas!!
Naw, not me but I searched far and wide for this perfect photo. It’s not high def but you can still see and feel the joy and glee radiating from his eyes. I know the feeling so in a sense it is me and Everyboy. On the other hand my 4 year old granddaughter will be getting a pre school age level charming train set from me Christmas morning. I figure it’s gotta be a little girl thing too !
I will post a Christmas morning pic of me when I was 2 1/2 soon.
December 15th, 2015 at 07:05
December 15th, 2015 at 07:17
Perfect. My heart still soars when I hear that train whistle in the distance. In 1985 my gal and I took a train trip covering the entire Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego. We stopped and got on and off for a day or two at towns along the way. Most memorable was being in a train car high up in the Cascade Mountains looking down through clouds at the forested hills and valleys. Did stay a week in New Orleans too on way back to Miami.
Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie
December 15th, 2015 at 12:47
Love Arlo Guthrie and trains 🙂
December 15th, 2015 at 07:04
And even this little girl’s dream too 🙂
December 15th, 2015 at 08:48
Thanks for this. I kinda thought that. “Train magic” is for everyone. See my response to Darlene, above.
December 15th, 2015 at 07:00
my dream was owning an aeroplane toy
December 15th, 2015 at 07:12
Me too. When I was 7, I got a metal one. I remember it was blue and the wings and landing gear folded up. I still build World War I plastic model airplanes and enjoy painting them with authentic markings.
December 15th, 2015 at 06:50
i will be sure to check itout
December 15th, 2015 at 06:34
Oh – don’t you know it!!!
December 15th, 2015 at 07:19
I’ve been workin’ on da railroad(even if only in my bedroom).
December 15th, 2015 at 07:27
I’ve been into them since I was a kid and visited “Roadside America” in PA!!!!
December 15th, 2015 at 06:09
Very beautiful 🙂
December 15th, 2015 at 06:18
When I finally got one I built a whole town on an 8′ by 4′ plywood sheet.
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