Any N or HO Scalers Model railroad out here?

I was into N gauge back in the mid 60's! You can build a real nice layout in a small space. Had my stuff in storage since the 70's and sold it all off.
 
I have N scale ,HO and just bought my 1st Lionel for the tree last week:biggrin:. N is pretty deilcate for a 9 year old. Maybe next year I will start my train room above the garage,for now they are pack in boxes.

Todays model trains are awesome with the sounds they make.
 
I have N scale ,HO and just bought my 1st Lionel for the tree last week:biggrin:. N is pretty deilcate for a 9 year old. Maybe next year I will start my train room above the garage,for now they are pack in boxes.

Todays model trains are awesome with the sounds they make.

I have gone back & forth. I like HO..

I still have a neat HO GP9 by Atlas that Pronto put an 1950's B & M RR paint job on it. That has been tucked away in the Archives with all my 60, 70, and 80's toys..
That is why I am running out of storage
 
I still have my Atlas SW9 with the blue B&M paint scheme.
 
Trains were big in my youth way before the electronics age...was HO....setting them up every November with my Dad.....in the 1950s....memories

I still have most of my HO trains from my youth...matter of fact I have two trains set up on display in my one office in our house.

Some years I set a small layout up around the tree for our grand daughter...usally our cat derails it.

N guage is nice also takes less space.....

Lionel seems to be the version that garners the big money among old time collectors.

Enjoy the season whichever you decide to go with.

denniskirban@yahoo.com

I even have a box car from years ago with the Hooker exhaust logos on it.....
 
The coolest train set up in the HO world was when they had a slot track car set up that would cross the HO train tracks. I still have all my trains from when I was a kid & my parent's trains. Not quite as old as Dennis's I'm sure :biggrin:

I had to put them away until my son gets a little older & respects them. I made the mistake of buying him a Lionel set when he was 5.
 
I have a bunch of HO & N scale stuff. Trains are usually my winter hobby since its too cold to work on cars.

I just finished my latest HO layout for under the Christmas tree at our house, my wife wanted a winter Christmas Village and I wanted trains so I incorporated both into a decent size layout 4'x5'5". Its modeled in winter like the one I built for my dad pictured below but not around the tracks, lessons learned from building his. Its not too fancy just two ovals but its enough for Christmas. Maybe when we move into a bigger place I'll have room to build a real model railroad.

My under the tree layout in HO scale:
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Small N-scale twice around I built from spare stuff when I was bored one weekend
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Large N-scale I built back when I was in 8th grade
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My Dads under the tree in HO I built in 2002 modeled in winter
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I have my little cache of HO at my dads place. I enjoyed scratchbuilding and kitbashing when I was into it. He just bought whatever he wanted so it was tough to compete, even with creatively recreating prototypes. When he switched from steam to deisel era modelling he made a rip track (where they store old outdated and bound for scrap equipment) of his Overland brass units!:eek::D He's rebuilding a 24x32 trainroom with some spectacular elements again now!

I just got a reminder of what the old metal cars like he runs, go for. Gave almost $50ea for dropcenter flats with nice old 50's loads on em!:eek: Got a 42' Chriscraft on one and a really nice Cat dozer on the other. Hey, at least they've already got sprung trucks and Kadee's on em!:cool:
 
The only brass I have is a Russell plow from Overland. I just got it b/c I loved the look.
 
My 2 oldest boys and me are putting a 4x8 together right now. I got a ton of buildings and trains from when I was younger (all HO.) All we got is an outer loop done. Planning on doing an inner loop or figure 8 so both of them can operate it at the same time. Probably will not do too much switching because they are young and will screw it up lol. We plan for the inner loop to have a bunch of grade changes.
 
This is all we got so far. It's nice to spend some time doing a project with them and taking a break from cars for awhile.
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