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 Is anyone else on the forum a train collector ? I am into O scale steam engines . Tis that time of year and am pulling out the big boys for Xmas .   Nothin like the smell of  a smoke filled room from a steam engine in the morning .... LOL  ....   wife hates it !  Baby 
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I think it would be cool to collect trains but the wife told me a few minutes ago "I dont see why anybody needs more than one gun."  That was after telling me about the visa bill and her not remembering anything about me buying that Trijicon scope to which I announce that I was actually ready to start looking for another scope and was really lamenting not having more money to aquire some kind of optic. Chair Hit I dont think that's what she wanted to hear. Whistling  Yep - I should take up collecting trains since professional photograpy equipment and rifle scopes make them look very reasonably priced.

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I always thought trains and modeling looked like fun.  I guess I just like little miniature stuff---especially stuff that moves and smokes, etc... 
 
Many years ago I had one of those Model Railroad catalogs ( kind of like the Shooter's Bible of little trains....)  That was a blast to look at! 
 
Then I went to work for Southern Pacific RR ( which soon became Union Pacific ) and my opinion of Railroads was forever altered.   However, now that that is all over, and in the past,  little HO trains look like fun again....Big Grin  
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Originally posted by mercenary1947 mercenary1947 wrote:

 Is anyone else on the forum a train collector ? I am into O scale steam engines . Tis that time of year and am pulling out the big boys for Xmas .   Nothin like the smell of  a smoke filled room from a steam engine in the morning .... LOL  ....   wife hates it !  Baby 


My dad has a few. Pretty cool around Christmas time. Rudolph
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I think it would be cool to collect trains but the wife told me a few minutes ago "I dont see why anybody needs more than one gun."  That was after telling me about the visa bill and her not remembering anything about me buying that Trijicon scope to which I announce that I was actually ready to start looking for another scope and was really lamenting not having more money to aquire some kind of pre-obama purchase. Chair Hit I dont think that's what she wanted to hear. Whistling  Yep - I should take up collecting trains since professional photograpy equipment and rifle scopes make them look very reasonably priced.
 
 I assume you have'nt seen some of the $1,500.00 - $ 6,000.00 "O" and  "G"  guage trains .... now that's just for an engine ... no cars .... no track .... no transformer .... no nothin else !
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No Pics  I need to see these trains.
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Those things can cost up to $6000?!?! Shocked
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like a custom rifle..............Big Grin
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I have an O gauge I set up around the Christmas Tree, your right it's pretty neat.  Your not alone my wife dosen't like it either!!!!     LOL 
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Ok. I'm a closet train collector. I have been colecting HO trains since I was in high school. Problem is I have never had the room to set up a layout. I have a friend that has an American Flyer S guage collection that is as complete as any I have ever seen.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Ok. I'm a closet train collector. I have been colecting HO trains since I was in high school. Problem is I have never had the room to set up a layout. I have a friend that has an American Flyer S guage collection that is as complete as any I have ever seen.
 
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Get em while you can, I hear obama's gonna ban scale trains because they carry no cargo and therefore have no economic benefit
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Does that mean he is going to ban a large segment of the population???   Thinking     Mouth Taped Shut
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Not me but I have a friend who has been into trains and train gardens for years. In fact, he designed and built the entire train garden at the German Pavilion at EPCOT (Dismal World).
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Does that mean he is going to ban a large segment of the population???   Thinking     Mouth Taped Shut
Why would he ban all of his voters?
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