Sunday, December 3, 2006

Train Fun

I decided to have a little fun with my trains this evening. I had made what I call a train board a few years ago. It's just a simple 1x10, 6' long of white pine with 4 tracks made out of HO flex track mounted with 2 inch center to center spacing. I made it to use as a guide to see if my train cars roll easily and to make sure the couplers are at the correct height. I like to put train cars on it just to see what a rail yard would look like if I had a real layout. Just in case you are interested, these aren't all the train cars I have. Plus, none of my engines are on it. As soon as I get the one that was sent to the wrong place, I'll have 15 engines of various types. I just wanted to share some of what I do in my spare time with you. Till next time BYE!!





12 comments:

Chelle & Chel said...

Very nice! I love looking at your trains! Thanks for sharing.

Chelle

East of Oregon said...

That's fantastic!

JohnH985 said...

Very cool.

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Hey, Mike - your trains are great...nice to see them!

Smalltown RN said...

That's a lot of trains Mike...Holy cow batman!!!! So tell me do you have the engineer's hat? I'd like to see a picture of you with it on if you do....ask that wonderful wife of yours to take a photo of her engineers hubby!!!!

Hope you had a great weekend and a fantastic week!!!

Cheers

Sarge Charlie said...

I like trains also, I remember when my cousin got a set of Lionel’s for Christmas when we were kids, as Jimmy Carter said, I lusted in my heart for that set of trains. Good post, what’s up with Barb, she still working on her site?

Charlie

Chelle & Chel said...

I agree. I love to see things in miniture...I don't know. Just something very cool about taking a massive "thing" and reproducing it to pint size. With all working parts and everything.

- Chel

p.s. I just took a look at your map, and it seems you guys need to spend a little more time out west. We'll leave the Christmas lights on for ya here in Utah.

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Hey Mike, it's sort of great new you are going back to work. Can you blog during work or at least at coffee or lunch????

Jeni said...

Holy Rip Mike! Looks like you are a railroading tycoon there!

billy said...

Are you planning on adding HO buildings and people; or you just gonna stick to trains? Like one of those huge tables (like in Beetlejuice). That would be kinda cool =)

Mike said...

billy, the plan lol, is that when we get enough space, the layout will go around the walls and maybe have 2 levels. Yes it will have HO houses and people. I'll have to show you some pictures someday that are in the model trains magazine I get of how much some people fill their layouts to make them look real.

Mikala said...

Those are awesome - you have a lot more than I woudl have though - pretty cool!

It's so neat that you have a passion or hobby like that. I admire that.