Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Train Thursday

Well, the usual , up at 04:30am, coffee, Donna off to the truck company at 05:30am, then make sure Adam is up and ready for Sam to take to school. I thought  maybe I would include some more train pictures of the models at the club.100_0964
This is not a club picture it is the Lionel O Gauge train from when I was a kid, we put it up under the Christmas tree. How many of you had or still have one of these, when I was a boy my Dad and Grandfather would fill the front room with Lionel's. What memories. To think they are almost 60 years old and still run like a top due to cleaning and lubrication. Not many toys last that long.
A street scene from the club,the yellow 55 chev 210 post is a model of Sam’s first car.
How about a roundhouse picture, yes the turntable will slowly turn an engine like like the real thing.
another roundhouse view.
the ole swimming hole.
Look’s like Sam’s parked the 5th wheel and the gang is waiting to take some pictures.
Always time for a volleyball game.P1010595
A Missouri Pacific freight train.
Nickel Plate 759 has a Rail fan Special at the station. This locomotive is at Steam town in Scranton Pa. Hopefully it will be rebuilt and returned to excursion service.
Well I hope this is entertaining to some , it is really a trick to get clear and sharp pictures of models that have a believing depth of field. Also we have surrounded the club layout with a Plexiglas fence to keep little and sometimes big fingers from causing unwanted damage.
Be Safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Great model train photos...Yea, the good old Lionel...they just don't make 'em like that anymore...

  2. I had to do a double take at a few of those model train photos - great pics, thought a few might be real!

  3. Thanks for the compliments, I really need a little better digital camera,one that not only had a zoom and normal lense, but a macro for getting down into the scale of HO railcars, 1/87th normal size, then maybe they will look as close to real as it gets,Sam & Donna.