Wow! That was pretty impressive for HO. I had a similar setup, but it was N gauge. A 4x8 sheet of plywood was like Rhode Island for those things!...Poor RI... It's license plate should read "America's Yardstick."
Hi Irish,Never had anything that exotic!! Just some old Lionel Trains and a bunch of tracks!! Used ta' set em' up on the floor of my room and run em' around n' round!!!! Good fun!!! Oh yes, and don't forget the "Model Airplanes!!!"Blue skies,III%,skybill-out
I had an Aurora "Model Motoring" HO scale slot car set that was built that nice.
My Dad made my brother and I a winter scene for Xmas out of Lionel trains. Never forget it, I was about 8 - for an 8 year old it was like magic.
It was my 2 uncles for me, but, yeah, it really was.
Just what is it about trains? I could spend hours by that table! :o)
You could create your own world.Mine was Jersey City, 1940.
OMG I even had some ogf those buildings (still do, actually).
And what about the Cox "U-line" controlled planes? They were great until they crashed! Seems they were made of a plastic that nothing could glue! My dad handed me a Cox plane on steroids one day; a balsa and paper "Ringmaster" with a Fox .35 engine on it. The U-line was 65 feet from hand to plane! I still have scars on my fingers from when the engine would backfire while I was trying to start it, and that nylon prop would go right to the bone! The memories are just as permanent though!Kids these days... They know nothing about "actual reality." Childhood before computers was a HOOT!
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