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Old 12-12-2011, 09:08 PM
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I put my HO equipment in a box Sophomore year of HS - 85? - and kept it because all the older guys I knew lamented having gotten rid of theirs. I was in a club with a huge basement layout in an apartment building Queens, and they had just torn it down to rebuild. I just googled and found it - http://www.empirevalleyrr.org/history.html - sure enough in 1985 they took down the layout. All the new track was to be hand laid - individual ties, spiked rails. I still have a scratchbuilt switch I was building.

I guess I have always loved to share my hobbies in groups.

Perry - thanks for being my inspiration to look up the old club.

If I am ever so old to need a sedentary hobby, that will be it.

Friday Dec 30, 7-9PM Open house. Who is in!
Was already thinking of heading down there on the 30th.

And I didnt realize there was so many fans of Modle Railroads in the club. Dont kneed another hobby, hopefully it's a fun spectator sport.

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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I'm not a choo choo kinda guy but the Model Train shop here in Louisville is pretty well known in model railroading circles! I have been in there to get tiny screws and electricle contact pins for other projects and I can vouch for the stock. Not much for a display but support of the hobby and availability of equiptment both inexpensive all the way to keeps this old guy on the Thomas Radar!

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:18 AM
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Our own Caboose Hobbies is pretty cool for displays. Can be expensive to go there. That's where I first found out about the Moffat Road, years ago, looking at this really cool used brass Mallet, articulated front engine, short length, tall boiler, lotsa wheels and Walschaerts valve gear... very entertaining.

I found this pic of her in D&RGW livery, as she would have been ca. 1947 or so:


And as she was delivered, 1908:


Boys like watching moving parts...

Oh, and for the kids... LGB scale is very hard to beat. Great Christmas tree train. Good for outdoors too.

[edit: Walschaerts animation: http://home.roadrunner.com/~trumpetb/loco/rodsr.html ]
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:07 AM
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Speaking of Caboose Hobbies, My wife and Emilee were at a baby shower so Jonah and I were all by our man-selves on the weekend of Dec 3rd. We went to Caboose hobbies, and I don't think Jonah ever kicked and screamed like he did when we left! We were even going to the CRRM to see #346. It was a good father-son day!
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:31 AM
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My lovely bride just informed me she is taking me on the Georgetown Loop Christmas Cheer train this Saturday for a Christmas present!

I might kick and scream a little when we leave too!
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