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gavino200
On 3/8/2022 at 4:17 PM, Tom1970 said:

Lol - I had to chuckle when I read the title of this thread. For my part I am doing my best to get my two daughters interested in the hobby, with some success. The younger one forced me to put googly eyes on an old Santa fe f unit, lol

 

Have you considered tracking down a Tomix Hello Kitty Shinkansen?

 

 

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railsquid
6 hours ago, cteno4 said:

sunset reflecting in the window or did the train go thru a large spider web and spider splat?

 

 

I asked that exact same question and the answer is "sun reflecting".

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Aww I kind of like the idea of a giant spider splat! Usually the answer you get out a 5 year old or me for that matter…

 

man he’s getting into all the artistic concepts now!

 

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railsquid

The indoctrination is state-sponsored, it seems - Squidlet brought the following home from school:

 

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railsquid

OK, my work here is done.

 

Earlier, the Squidlet, contemplating my layout, said (and I paraphrase somewhat) "you know Daddy, your layout has a far higher ratio of track to scenery than you would see in real life".

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disturbman
On 8/9/2022 at 12:16 AM, railsquid said:

Checking out the "local" model shop

 

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We know it's your old room.

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railsquid
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Come to think of it, the Squidlet has not yet become aware of my Big Trains (OO).

 

Meanwhile here's the Squidlet experiencing some advanced British railway technology:

 

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But what really impressed him was shortly before above kettle backed onto the train, someone in the leading coach used, err, the 1930s-era facilities in a non-liquid way, which vented directly and visibly onto the permanent way...

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4 hours ago, railsquid said:

 

 

But what really impressed him was shortly before above kettle backed onto the train, someone in the leading coach used, err, the 1930s-era facilities in a non-liquid way, which vented directly and visibly onto the permanent way...

 

Which was standard for a long time...  I remember riding DB trains in 1983, while on a month long HS exchange to Germany, and found the, uhmm, "facilities" on the train from Munich to Stuttgart, rather interesting.  That and the super coarse, DB labeled (sand)paper...

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