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Almost every interesting place that you visit in this country, whether it’s a museum, a gallery, aquarium, website or whatever, has to have a gift shop to help defray the cost of building, maintaining and updating the place so that it remains appealing, informative and useful to those who visit. This page is the gift shop, so to speak for this site. Hopefully, it will be interesting to some, useful for others and hopefully not too offensive to those who don’t like gift shops in general…
This is a place where you can slow down and browse for a minute. Get a cup of coffee and relax. Hold off on the intense reading for a while and just look at some train stuff for fun.
Maybe you’ll see something you’d like for yourself or for a friend or family member.
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Christmas Trains - Enjoying the Holidays!
Christmas and Trains go together like apple pie and ice cream. One without the other is just not as much fun.
Setting up a model train around the Christmas tree during November and December every year is a very common tradition and adds to the whole family's enjoyment of the Holidays. √Lionel trains, or the so-called "√toy trains" in O scale are the most commonly used Christmas trains - and especially the Polar Express in recent times, although the Hogwarts train has attracted a lot of attention as well. They are big and impressive and are just the right size for the average Christmas tree in most everyone's living room this time of year. A friend of mine has five sets of Lionel oval tracks around his family tree, one inside the other, each one with a different Christmas train running on it. The kids love it and the adults love it even more (even if they don't say it!)
If you have a model train layout, don't forget to decorate it for the Holidays. There are all kinds of things that can be added to a train layout temporarily and then removed or hidden later until the next Holiday Season rolls around. You can use green and red √pipe cleaners, for example, to make small wreaths for the front of your locomotives or the doors of some of your model buildings. Add a short string of √fairy lights to some of your evergreen trees. Buy a couple of √model Christmas Trees in your scale and add lights. Get a few √people figures depicting the Holidays - like Santa, elves, reindeer, ice skaters. You could also buy some √miniature Christmas houses to put on your layout temporarily.
You could even create a small temporary Holiday layout in HO or N scale on a shelf or a bar in your home with a Trolley running back and forth as I did here...
So while the rest of the family is decorating the tree, you could be adding to the decor with √Christmas trains.
And, of course, if you do have a model train layout in your home, make sure your trains are operating well, because the family will surely want to see them when they come to visit! Visit the Troubleshooting Page.
One more thing - Don't forget to take the family to see the local Holiday train displays in your area. Very Important!!
This Lego Train Set comes with an oval track. You can also buy a Lego fire station and village to go with it, not to mention extra tracks, a motor for the train and a remote control to operate it!
Many if not most of us who are interested in model railroading got started because we received a √train set
as a gift usually around the Holidays. Many of us have fond memories of that first American Flyer or Lionel running around the oval under the tree. Why not create that same fond memory for someone else? Click on the link above to find a great deal on a new train set that would be the perfect gift for the Holidays!
Want to take great pictures of your layout?
A √LIGHT BOX is an excellent tool for photographing your model buildings, locomotives or other items you want to sell online
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