Question of the week: Dec 18-22 Your Christmas plans

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    This question is going to be for the week before Christmas...

    What railroading plans do you have for the Christmas holidays?
    • Are you going to take your family to the "North Pole" by train? (my son "Hobbes" does that every year with his family)
    • Are you going to visit someone by train. or just go on an excursion trip somewhere?
    • Are you going to take some time and work on your layout?
    • Are you setting up a Christmas display train under the tree or somewhere else?
    • How about just running your layout for show or for fun?
    Let us know how you're going to spend this golden opportunity to do something around trains...
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Just a simple train or two under the tree.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Getting some work done on my Time Travel Challenge :) While I'm away from work :D
  4. oldtanker

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    Running trains for and with a couple of my grandkids, and working on the layout.

    Rick
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Me, I'm going to see if I can get my tracks in shape to runs some trains for the grandkids on Christmas day, now that I've got my ballasting all finished. I could not set up my Christmas layout this year, but I am going to spend the rest of this week working on cleaning up the tracks on my new section.:thumb:
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I have train-shaped Christmas tree ornaments, and I hope to spend some of my time off in the "railroad room". With any luck, there'll be a new project or two under the tree.

    Andrew
  7. cedarcreekrr

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    I will be finishing the basement remoldel so I can start my benchwork.
  8. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Big family dinner on Saturday night and mostly sitting on my arse on Sunday and Monday. I believe Christmas day there's a smaller dinner with just my in-town family. First thing Tuesday morning I'm taking Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited and Empire Builder to spend a week with my other family in Portland, Oregon. Flying home on Saturday the 6th.
  9. kitsune

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    Well I have a close friend coming in for the post-Christmas portion of my holiday. My plans are to take him to see all the interesting forms of passenger railroading we have out here -- Spanish built tilting Talgos, light rail, streetcars, commuter rail, etc.... If he's lucky I won't lose him in a crowd in Seattle. :p
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    My son and I will work on the layout and run trains...Hopefully the new trains we get for Christmas:thumb: Will also have to play with the Thomas trains we got our grandson.. train97
  11. railohio

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    If he's lucky he'll get lost in a crowd... of Seachickens cheerleaders! :D
  12. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Finishing my benchwork and hunting for deals on building materials.
    Oh yeah how can i forget im putting my truck keys in the cupboard and the family and i are taking the train to windsor.
  13. nkp174

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    I probably won't have a chance to work on trains...I'm at one of the busiest points of grad school. But, Christmas night I'll be able to visit my parents and enjoy the LGB around their Christmas tree/enjoy the old HO layout...it currently only has a Pacific with a freight train and a mogul with a short passenger train...the rest I have boxed up.

    I received a nice gift of $50 in hobby money for my birthday...and a trip to the ballet which is in Music Hall...an 1873 masterpiece that still has the original trolley tracks in the brick street out front. The road which approaches it from the west connects it with Cincinnati Union Terminal...an equally impressive (and better known) attraction.

    I might be able to convince my father in law to dig out and let me set up his old trainset after church on Christmas Eve....
  14. cnw1961

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    If my Stewart FT A-B-B-A set arrives this week, I will spend long hours detailing the engines.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Just in case you hadn't noticed, this is the "question of the week". We're trying to limit questions to two a week, one on Monday for the weekdays, and one on Friday for the weekends. It's not that there is a lack of interest, just that we are quickly running out of new questions to ask.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  16. 91rioja

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    My last day of work for this year is this Friday balloon6 . I will hopefully be able to start on my new layout next week. I know I'll be going to Spencer one day to spend the Christmas loot. The wife has to work, so I get an entire week to myself! Look out train room, here I come!
  17. Herc Driver

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    Chris you lucky dog...going to Spencer to The Little Choo Choo Shop no doubt??? Good thing I don't live closer to that store...I'd be broke. Hey - look for some good Nscale diesel prices for me!

    I plan on running my present - a Kato PA1 in classic red warbonnet SF colors...(assuming UPS delivers it to my house in time).
  18. 91rioja

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    Herc,
    Yes sir I will be visiting TLCCS during that week. It is too bad that I live 40 mins. away; that must be why I am always broke.
  19. Catt

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    My Christmas train plans are to finish up a few projects start a few ( dozen?) more and possibly get started on redoing the big N scale layout.Right now I'm fussing with a few one or two evening projects but will have day long modeling times next week.:D
  20. kitsune

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    I did that last Christmas break. Fortunately I managed to keep it below $60. Heh.

    Excellent store.