Thursday, December 11, 2014

All about the Trains

Every time  grandson Adam visits he checks out the train set upstairs.  The last time he was here he said “Grandpa I am not sure you have room for anything else.”

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The weather is grey and gloomy.  We took off for Menards in Detroit Lakes.

Someone is expanding his train area.  He needed another table.  Table shopping is boring, but I had a blast in the Christmas aisle!

Of course I cannot resist ornaments. Lionel makes an ornament

We heard from neighbor Edie that there were some Lionel Ornaments at Menards.  They seemed to be the perfect holiday decoration for the train set.  Far Guy agreed with me especially since they were on sale.

Drive In Theater

I plunked one down in the back of a truck at the drive in theater.

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Only room for a few ornaments

Later I came back and found them all over the train set.

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20 comments:

  1. What unique ornaments! I love these!

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  2. Perfect ornaments for the train room! I love the cars in the parking lot. Fun hobby.

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  3. Lucky you, finding train ornaments. Perfect gift for Far Guy.

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  4. My brother has a Lionel train set set up in his basement. I'm not sure he uses it at all anymore, but he has it intricately designed. I'd love to see more pictures of your hubby's setup.

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  5. How perfect to have a room where the trains can stay set up.
    It looks as though you inspired someone at the store to expand their ornament display.

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  6. How cool! Yes, I know you cannot resist an ornament. These are perfect for his trains, too. :-)

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  7. That view of the road is so pretty. You have such a scenic drive into town! You two have the neatest collections and hobbies!

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  8. That looks like quite the train set.

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  9. You can never have too many trains or train accessories.

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  10. I love trains and train sets. It would be fun to sit and play a while on a cold Winter day.

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  11. That was cute! Christmas with the toys!

    Linda
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  12. They are great ornaments but I have never seen anything like that a Menards. I do see they have shiny brites again this year. They were not out at first when the ornaments came out. Your husband couldn't keep his collection in a couple of boxes, I see. It must be a lot of pride and joy for him.

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  13. What a fun train set and colourful baubles too.

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  14. I'm not sure who wanted this trip more , you or Far Guy.

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  15. Very nice. I sent my 027 to my son in Arizona. He said he wanted it and it was a family heirloom after his mother told him I was thinking of putting it on Craig's list. I never remember him or his older brother playing with it more than once....:)

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  16. That's fun that you could combine your collecting fixations. :-)

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  17. ...And, f you rig them just right with a bit of wiring, you can make them look like hot air balloons hovering over your train city, too.

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  18. How great to find such great ornaments! I like Jacqui's idea. Suspend them upside down and hang something like a thimble from ornament hanger and they will look like hot air balloons:)

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  19. That's a lotta trains!!!!! I want to visit and run 'em!

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