B-day Prez from Dad

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  1. TrainClown

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    I was talking to my dad, just before my birthday. He offered me money for a present and I said I would appreciate anything for my HO train layout.

    And what a surprise!

    Three boxes arrived the other morning. 2 boxes about 12" x 16" x 6" and the third, a whopping 2 x 3 x 1 feet!

    First small box is full of sectional track and a girder bridge.

    Second box is full of rolling stock! Including 4 powered units.

    The big box is a pile of buildings, people, animals and wagons!
    Including buildings my dad built when I was a kid and were on our big layout we had at the time.

    I was so excited I ran out and bought a web cam so I could take some pix and share them with you.

    Here is the first pic of the Wake Up Jake restaurant. It is a replica of the real building in Barkerville Historic Park.

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    Angle view of the Wake Up Jake.

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    This is the Palace Grand from up in Dawson City. A theater where my dad produced shows back in the 1960s.

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    Yea, I know all these buildings need work, but they have been knocking around now for some 37 years. Its amazing they made it this far.

    Here is the House Hotel.

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    Those first three buildings were models of real structures we use to visit. the rest are out of the relm of the mind.

    The Bella Union Saloon.

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    In the big box was a piece of plywood with some of his actual layout still glued on it.

    Like this town hall.

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    And who knows what else I will find once I unload and examin this box of wonders.

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    And this box of goodies.:D

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    1967 was a Centennial year for us here in Cananda, and dad cellebrated with this train..............I think I can fix it.

    A Peco engine of some kind.

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    The matching caboose.

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    A Bachmann trolly. Soon to be on my Christmas Layout. ;)

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    This stuff is so neat I want to show it all to you, but only a few more.

    A MOW car with a big light on it.

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    I say your had yourself a great birthday as you recieved some great gifts there. Wish you many many more.

    Ron :wave: :wave: :thumb:
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    This is a Bachmann engine too. Although I have no idea what kind it is.

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    It is a strange unit with small wheels, and an odd "C" shaped thing that looks like it holds a track cleaning thing of some sort.

    Detail on "C" shaped thing.

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    Oh wow, what a treat. And I bet it brings back many memories!
    Happy Birthday
    :thumb: :wave: :thumb:
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    So all in all I am pleased with my good ol' dad. I never could get him to sit still to look at a computer for longer than 30 seconds, so he is puter illiterate and unfortunately he has never come here to the Gauge.

    He is in Vancouver B.C.and I am in Regina Sask. and the distance is feeling farther each day. Soon I hope to go see him.

    I got so much from him. Passion for trains is just one of them.

    TrainClown


    Dad has a dream about trains.

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    Sooooo cooooool TC, good to see the clown is happy! :D :D :D
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Now that's a perfect Birthday:D :D :D
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    Looks like you had a great birthday! Best wishes! :cool: