Far Guy has only a few hobbies. He makes “stuff” for me..like custom built furniture and cabinets and he enjoys woodcarving..and knife making, at least before he tried to cut his finger off. He now has a special glove and he can grasp with his fingers for a short time..not long…he carved a bit yesterday at our carving get together.
Saturday we went to St Cloud to The Granite City Train Show. Talk about a packed place. Far Guy knew what he wanted..I picked out a few things for him..some old Marx light towers..and some plastic brown telephone poles. I am all about the accessories. He walked by one table and said “I used to have this car as a kid. I think we blew it up with firecrackers and it accidently started on fire so it had a hole melted in it.” For ten bucks he is back in business with that car again.
The building was wall to wall people and it was hard to walk..I was scanning the building for emergency exits..so I went outside and sat down for awhile. I had fun talking to the “train guys” outside having their lunch at a picnic table. They oohed and ahhed when they found out that my husband has his trains upstairs..they were both basement dwellers.
When I returned inside I finished looking at the tables that I missed. I noticed Far Guy way over in the next aisle…checking out his billfold..counting. I knew he had two things that he wanted, a Scrambler..and I knew he didn’t have that much money on him. The other thing I had no hope that he would ever find..but he did.
It is a Lionel 1958 Desoto Rail Inspection Car..yes siree he wiped out his entire stash, and was grinning from ear to ear. It was a great find. He set his train off the track to run this baby around solo..it is a beauty.
He started out with one small shelf along this wall a few years back. Last year he designed and built this cabinet to house the extra cars that were not running on the track…it is now full.
He has been busy fixing and repairing all winter, the helicopter car is fully operational now. The car carrier is filled with little cars, the hospital car is white again, and the missile car is loaded with missiles, the crane car works, and all the flat cars are loaded.
He “thinks” he may have enough train “stuff” for awhile. He did say that he has some doubles..and maybe he should get a table at next years train show and sell some of his duplicates. I think he should just build another cabinet to go on another wall. His hobby certainly has developed..into a hobby gone wild:)