Yeah i know it's 5 months away buuuut....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I'm considering getting an O gauge Lionel for under the x-mas tree this year, so let's see what your setups are, unsure if i'm going to do a village theme along with it eventually or not. As i get older , im more nostalgic for old school things as such. Nothing against the modern as i like new stuff, but i really like to have a bit of the past traditions and suchwhat.
     
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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Don’t know nut’n ‘bout no trains....But.....I already know what I’m get’n for Christmas, a new roasted Maple 12” radius neck for my Tele..Can’t wait!
     
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    We have a plastic G gauge "Polar Express" train we use under the tree that we haven't used lately. My Mom sold off my Lionel O gauge "Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad" gear while I was in the service. It'd be museum pieces now. There's a few pieces at Purdue's Model Railroad Club (oldest student club on campus---85 years) on display.
    Unfortunately, with for cats and a dog, the tree itself is endangered, much less a train setup.
     
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  4. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

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    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    We do Lincoln Logs ...

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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    aahhh ... Trains ..... now were getting back to the way this forum use to be :)
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Love it !! Haven't seen Lincoln Logs in years
     
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  7. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Love Lincoln logs. We have a set at home.
     
  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
  9. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    559
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    We went all out and got a Griswold 18-footer that year.
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    When I got a toy railroad set for christmas my father was more thrilled than I was...
     
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  12. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    786
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Did it come with squirrels and a birdhouse?
     
  13. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

    Age:
    64
    366
    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    Ramjac, I'll bet there is no reverb required in that room!
     
  14. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Thinking of starting out with Lionel's Pennsylvania Flyer....
     
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  15. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    "It's the.... Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Love it. Can't wait!
     
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  16. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    i used to be a Grinch, my shoes were too tight... but i de-Grinched and look forward to the holidays now.
     
  17. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    559
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Spot on! Reverb is unusable in there. Turns things into a mess of echo. I have a TC Electronic HOF that’s gotten no home use since we moved.
     
  18. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    559
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    We started with a Target set that was on deep discount at the end of December. Picked up extension track the same way at Target and Kohl’s over the years. Never added any cars. You can add track without noticeably loading the transformer if you have good connections, but additional cars and electrical gizmos slow things down and would most likely require a bigger transformer.

    Cats are bad for maintaining good track connections.
     
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  19. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I don't have a cat or dog, so my set won't be Godzilla-ed.
    When i was a kid my Father had an HO set, then my brothers set up one before leaving home, and have sets now, it's time to pick one up.
     
  20. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I was once like you. One year my Heart grew 5 Times it's regular g
    Grinchy size.
     
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