Survey for School - Please Answer!

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  1. agiannini07

    agiannini07 New Member

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    Dear members, I am taking a survey for my high school economics class. If you will please take the time to answer this short survey, it would really help me out because I am severly limited in population because my school is very small. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    2. Do you own model trains?
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yes

    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes

    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    No

    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    No

    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    I own trains made by Lionel, Marx, and RMT

    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No. My trains run all the time.

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    I might sell certian pieces but most of it holds too much sentimental value to part with.

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    No favorite. I like 'em all.

    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Got my first train set from my parents in 1974.
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    1.yes
    2.yes
    3.no
    4.no
    5.atlas,bachmann,life like,broadway limited,kato
    6.yes
    7.i have a polar express set i run during christmas,building permanent layout now
    8.the only reason id sell a train,is to buy a new or better one,never throw away models when i can use them for parts.
    9.same with cannonball,but if i had to pick C&O 2-6-6-2
    10.got my first set in 1973 from step father,god rest his soul
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I thought I could just answer your questions, but the board wouldn't post it without my writing something additional.
  5. conrailmike

    conrailmike Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yes
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    Yes
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    Yes, I do
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Athearn, Atlas, Accurail, and Walthers
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    Yes
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Don't really have a favorite
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes

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  6. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

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    poll

    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. no
    4. yes
    5. HO gauge
    6. yes
    7. no
    8. yes
    9. P2K, Atlas, Athearn
    10. no


    Lynn
  7. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Just about everyone I know owns trains, so yes.
    2. Do you own model trains?
    I own too many trains, so yes.
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    My dad had trains when he was a kid, he blew them up in his teeange years.
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    I collect trains.
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    I own just about anything made in HO Scale, Atlas, Kato, Athearn, Intermountain, Branchline, Bowser, MDC/Roundhouse, Life Like, Bachmann, Accurail, Tichy/Gould, Red Caboose, Westside Brass Etc Etc.
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yep.
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No, there are bits and pieces in every room of the house =]
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    And risk my wife going to jail for homicide? No way, I think I am safe as long as I still play with them.
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Life Like's Proto 2000 line of cars and engines is the best overall line IMO.
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    My dad got me hooked when I was a wee lad and gave those same trains to me many years later upon becoming reinterested in trains again. A lot of these trains are from the 50's and 60's and while some of them are only for looks a couple are on regular rotation which is really neat.

    Neat survey, good luck with it :thumb:
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    That's because you answered them inside a quote box. The forum software doesn't recognize anything in a quote box as characters in a new post. If you had copied and pasted instead of quoting, then the forum would have let you post just the questions and answers.

    This has been a public service announcement brought to you by a guy who spends way too much time on the internet. We now return you to your regularly scheduled posting.
  9. CRed

    CRed Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Besides me?No.
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    My dad owned a Lionel set.
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    I do.
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Lionel,Atlas,Broadway Limited,Tower 55.
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes.
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    Nope.
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    Sell?Certain pieces I will to get something else.Throw away?Never!
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Tower 55.When factoring in price?Atlas.
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes,a Southern Lionel O-27 set from my dad after he passed away.

    There ya go.

    Chris
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains? Yes
    2. Do you own model trains? Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains? No
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains? No
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.) Atlas, Kato, Bachmann, InterMountain, Athearn, LifeLike
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences? Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions? No
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains? No
    9. What is your favorite make of model train? Any type of diesel
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents? No
  11. beezerv

    beezerv Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yes
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    Yes
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    Yes
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Lionel, MTH, Atlas, Williams, Kato, Bachmann
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    No
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Atlas
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes

    P.S. I teach college economics and think you deserve an A for doing your project on trains.
  12. radar

    radar Member

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    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes
    4. yes
    5. 1:87 scale athearn,atlas,kato,proto,walthers.
    6. yes
    7. no
    8. no
    9. proto 2000
    10. yes
  13. jlg759

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yes
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    Yes
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    Yes
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    1:87th Scale Atlas, Bauchman,Proto 1000, Proto 2000, Athearn, Walthers, Etc
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    no
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    No
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Life Like Heritage Series Steam
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes
  14. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    No
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    No
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    No
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Atlas & Bachmann
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    Yes (outdated crummy or broken ones)
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Atlas
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes
  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Dear members, I am taking a survey for my high school economics class. If you will please take the time to answer this short survey, it would really help me out because I am severly limited in population because my school is very small. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?

    yes

    2. Do you own model trains?

    yes

    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?

    no

    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?

    no

    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)

    Athearn, Rivarossi, Marklin, Jeoff, Tyco, MDC/Roundhouse, PFM/United, Bachmann, Life-Like

    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?

    yes

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?

    I have both a year 'round layout and a seasonal one.

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?

    Only when retrofitting couplers...

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?

    Steam- Rivarossi, Diesel-Athearn

    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?

    no
  16. corwinktbt

    corwinktbt Old-time steam.

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yes
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    Yes
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    Yes

    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Athearn, Atlas, IHC, Rivarossi, Mantua
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    No
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    No particular brand
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    1.yes
    2.yes
    3.no
    4.My dad helps with the trains occasionaly
    5. P1K and P2K currently
    6.yes
    7no, year-round layout in basement
    8. I'd rather die first than sell ANY of my trains
    9. owned: P1K CNW 4056, want: Bachman Mavis (i know, but I like her)
    10.All my stuff came from them (Mavis I plan to buy with my own money)
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Hi there, welcome to the Gauge. I'm a bit curious about your survey and some of the questions you ask. Can I ask you what level is your economics class, and what's the purpose of the data you are collecting? The reason I ask this is that going on a model train forum and asking "do you know anyone that has a model train?", or "do you own model trains?" is tantamount to going on the subway and asking riders if they ever used public transportation or asking a ditch-digger if they've ever used a shovel. Your data is going to be skewed because you're asking the wrong questions to this kind of group. You are also talking to people ranging in age from the early teens to well past retirement, but the data you are collecting is really geared towards those in the younger group, again resulting in some non-statistical data.

    I wish you the best with your class, but I am somewhat confused by the questions you've asked.
  19. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    My Reply


    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains? Yes
    2. Do you own model trains? Yes
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains? No
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains? Yes
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.) Lima, Frateschi, Athearn.
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences? Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions? Yes, SOON TO CHANGE!!
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains? NO, will die first
    9. What is your favorite make of model train? Not Really
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents? Yes, in the good old days when I wasn't working!!
  20. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    ezdays, is correct, but it is interesting to see the answers of the other subscribers!