Inspiration

Today I attended the local Tour de Chooch with a friend.  TDC is a free, annual, self-guided event where owners of some fabulous model railroads open them for visitation.  I saw some simply wonderful things and was inspired.

The reality, however, is that I have neither the time nor the willpower to build a basement empire at this stage in my life.  I’m thinking about a small shelf railroad, perhaps a Timesaver variant, to keep me busy over the winter and allow some of my old boyhood trains to come out and play again.

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This is one of my most prized posessions.  Deputy Dad had it custom painted for me at least 25 years ago now.  At the time all I knew was that I wanted my own B&M engine.  The guys at the local hobby shop delivered very nicely with an Athearn flywheel drive and Kadee couplers.  This was state-of-the-mid-80’s art.  It may not have Digital Command Control or ProtoSound, but it has memories.

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