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Fun with toy trains

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by AlwaysOnAuto, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    It's that time of year again and we have our train setup around the tree.
    Anyone else want to play?

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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Very nice

    I wanted this type of setup since I was child and sadly it's still only a dream that hasn't come true. One day maybe.
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I had one as a kid, Gary. Trust me, there are only so many revolutions around a 4x8 oval you’re willing to watch. :sleep:
  4. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Looks fun, I'll be in :biggrin:
  5. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Looks amazing!!
    Nice and Christmassy :2thumbs:
  6. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks Gary, Paul and Mike.
    David, all I can say is we (my brother and I, I won't count my sisters in this) had a train as kids that was on a 4x8 sheet of plywood. I don't remember it ever being setup to where we could play with it much as we didn't have room in our house for it. It was always out in the garage, stacked behind Dad's workbench standing on edge. We did have a slot car set though and it was always being set up and taken down. It was a lot more 'interactive' than the train would have been. Along those lines, this year I've added electric switches to our train set (three way track nearest the wall) so you can direct the train to either the inner or outer loop. The switch to get to the inner loop is still a manual switch though to keep the 'interactive' part going.

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