Survey for School - Please Answer!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by agiannini07, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    only if I count, or if the internet counts
    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?
    I currently do
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Athearn, Life-Like, Modelpower, soon to be Kato, all in HO (1:87)
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    no, it is set up year-round
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    years ago I had thought of getting rid of my childhood trains, but never did
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    so far it has to be Athearn
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    not recently, but many years ago yes
  2. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Yup
    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yup
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    Yup, Sure did
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    Parents don't, but I do
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Athearn, Proto2000, Atlas, Bachman, IHC, Model Power, Life Like, Aristo Craft.
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yup
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    Have em' up all the time
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    Heck naw
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Proto2000, Athearn, and Aristo Craft.
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yup
  3. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    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.) HO many brands
    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? Many
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents Yes
  4. Collyn

    Collyn 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.)
    n/a

    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?
    proto

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

    I am constantly surprised how many of us are in the highschool age range. I am 17 myself
  5. scubadude

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. No
    4. No
    5. Atlas, Life-like, Bachman, Lionel (not necessarily in that order)
    6. Yes, n-scale all the way!
    7. No
    8. Never
    9. ???
    10. Yes, first "postage stamp" set in 1972
  6. oldtanker

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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.)
    HO-Atlas, Athearn, 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 (why would i do that?)

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    yes i did it, many years ago

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    the ones i own or the ones someone may give me for free!

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


    rick
  7. Dave Flinn

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Not Sure
    4. Yes, I do. Parents deceased.
    5. Assorted HO.
    6. Yes
    7. No
    8. Yes. In fact, I did sel my early childhood Lionel stuff when I closed my parents' house.
    9. Don't have any particular favorited.
    10. Yes.
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. Atlas, Kato
    6. Yes
    7. No
    8. No
    9. Atlas, Kato
    10. Yes
  9. KingSlider

    KingSlider New 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?
    Yes, I Do.

    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    I own Mostly Lionel & MTH. Own some Marx, Bachmann, Atlas, Life Like, Athern.

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

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No. I run them all the time on my layout.

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    I Never thought of throwing any away....that's what they created eBay for.

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    I Like them all

    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    NO....My father-in-law got me my first train.
  10. hiscopilot

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    sadly, no. :(
  11. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Other then the guys at the LHS. I'd have to say no.

    2. Do you own model trains?
    Yes

    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    No. But my late uncle was a big influence on my renewed interested.

    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    I just started again. My parents never did.

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

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

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    I do have a Chrstmas Layout. Hopefully I'll have a permanent one soon.

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    Why would I do that? I just bought them.

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Proto 2000.

    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    No.
  12. iis612

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    The answers are contained in the quote. I am certain you knew that but I was told I had to add something outside of the quoted area
  13. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. No, but one of my grandparents did.
    4. Hmm, occasionally.
    5. Mainly Roco and Lima.
    6. Absolutely: I model British HO instead of OO!
    7. I have a permanant layout.
    8. Selling, maybe. Throwing away, absolutely not!
    9. It's a toss-up between Roco and Mehano at the moment.
    10. No, but I did recieve some from one of my grandparents.
  14. ScottyB

    ScottyB 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?
    Yes, I do. Parents don't.

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

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

    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    No, year round

    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    I've sold a few things I don't use anymore. Certainly no throwing away.

    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Bachmann Large Scale

    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    No
  15. CCT70

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    1. Do you know anyone who owns model trains?
    Know literally dozens and dozens of model railroaders
    2. Do you own model trains?
    WAY too many to even give a ball park estimate of how many
    3. Did any of your parents own model trains?
    My Dad did and still does
    4. Do you or your parents still actively collect model trains?
    I still buy more all the time and Dad has several that he has in his display cabinet at his house
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    Dad has a bunch of HO scale, some O scale pieces I bought for his office and some G Gauge that we use as training aids in the classroom. He kepts threatening my mother that he'll one day build a garden railroad in their backyard. After 15 years of planning and collecting for it, she's not too worried about it anymore though.
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Absolutely
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    I have a couple of loops of EZ-Track I set up around the tree each X-mas with special equipment to run on it, but the layout when it was up was in it's own dedicated spare room. Will be again when I get moved.
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    No way, too attached and NO WAY would I throw any away. I do however give stuff I won't use anymore to a couple of children I know for their enjoyment of them. Kinda like passing the torch I guess, they may be of no use to me but they may keep a child interested and get them one day hopelessly hooked like me. :thumb:
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Probably the Proto 2000 line from Walthers (formerly Life-Like)
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Hundreds of pieces as a kid and occasionally at 31 years old as gifts. (or when I decide we need another "training aid" "for the classroom" (yea right!), I whip out ye' 'ol trusty company credit card to the dismay of my boss (Dad) :D
  16. Scoobie

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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.) Athrearn, Atlas, Bachmann, Kato
    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? Athrean
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents? Yes
  17. Meiriongwril

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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?
    I do
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)
    All the main N Scale makes: Atlas, Athearn, Kato, Intermountain, LifeLike, Microtrains, LBF, Red Caboose, Bachman, Walthers, Precision Craft, ConCor, Model Power, Deluxe Innovations, etc (this include locos and cars)
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?
    Yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?
    Permanent layout
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?
    No
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?
    Atlas, Kato, Intermountain
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?
    Yes
  18. HOtrainman

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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?not sure
    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.)Atlas
    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-selling
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?scenery
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?yes
  19. cedarcreekrr

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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?yes
    5. What type of model train do you or your parents own? (Lionel, LGB, Atlas, etc.)ho no set manufacture
    6. Do you know the significance of scale and gauge differences?yes
    7. Do you only erect your train set during certain occasions?no, layout set up all the time
    8. Did you ever think of selling or throwing away your trains?no!!
    9. What is your favorite make of model train?Broadway limited
    10. Did you receive any model trains (or set pieces) from your parents?no