Friday the 29th of Sept. Any Gifts?

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good morning folks

    No modeling last night. It was our fifteenth wedding anniversary so we had a gift exchange and then it was off to football practice.

    What if any model railroad related gifts have you gotten?

    For my anniversary my kids got me a spinning paint rack that holds about 100 paint bottles which I promptly filled. Over the years I have gotten kits and built-up structures. Last Christmas I got a bunch of track which was just what I needed at the time.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well, there is a lot of stuff that I have got from my parents and grandparents and some I have bought myself.
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    i got a pocket watch with a steamer on it from my wife(now ex wife:rolleyes: ), and when i moved back up to WI from FL, my dad gave me his ONLY UP engine, a DD35A:thumb: :D -Deano
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    O so that's were that DD35A came from. That was nice of your dad!!
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Does a grand son count? I think my daughter will have out second grand son tonight or very early tomorrow morning.
  6. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    I get occasional gift certificates to a LHS. Works out well. Much appreciated.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Congrats Tom :) :)

    I usually get books, and other trinkets - really neat stuff :) No actual train stuff... Just collectables :)
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I rarely get model trains as gifts and that's OK with me as I was raised to be very diplomatic about all gifts I receive. Don't know how I'd work one of those snow capped styrofoam tunnels into my scenery...and those cute little Jello cars are just darling.:oops: I've been given some as "Thank yous" for services rendered including a brass C&S HOn3 Mogul and an FSM sawmill.
  9. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    I think I finaly got everyone in my family to understand..Before, they were always asking me what I wanted and my pat answer was always, if you get me anything get me a gift certificate from the LHS. For my Birthday Yesterday I got a gift certificate for the LHS :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Thoroughbreed

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    I always get my son something from lhs, usually let him pick it out. The wife let me get a SD60 for a late birthday present.
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Nothing to speak about. A few years ago my wife bought me some structure kits, that's about it. No one knows what I want or need more than I do, so that's how I get the stuff I have now.
  12. stripes

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    Future model railroader!

    Absolutly, that counts!!! Ya got to start them young though! Maybee a wee little tee shirt with a big steamer on it!
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    David
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    My family does get me RR-related gifts, but most are either from a list that I have (created because people kindly do not want to get "the wrong thing"), or books. One of the best I have received is CN luggage tags from the 1930s that my great-grandfather used. Another is a CNR MOW handbook my Dad found for me on eBay... :thumb:

    Andrew
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I've received a Pennsy P2K SD-9, a few freight cars, Microsoft Train Simulator, and a large crane as gifts from my wife who seems to be on first name basis with my LHS dealer! :)
  15. grumbeast

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    Thats the way forward Ralph, my wife is also on first name terms with my LHS owner, in fact she takes the store baking at Christmas (so is a very popular visitor). The most amazing RR gift that she got me was when she was on a cross-canada project and was in Saskatoon, where she found and bought (being aware that this was one of my "locomotives I'd love but will never own" list) a Minitrix N scale Ce 6/8 Crocodile!! whata suprise that was when she returned from her trip

    Graham