"The Real Deal"
Adding the building, also rocked the roof for a different look.
That would take alot of patience, but would be interesting.my son for a brief time was interested in making stop action type videos of his lego builds, he would take 3-4 hours to make a short 30 second video but his eyes would light up when he would show me the video ...
Awesome history buddy. Yes its a passion that i really enjoy doing. Reminds me of simplier times and lets my imagination run wild. It takes me away from all the negativity going on. I also like sharing it with others. Im hoping that my little girl will take to it too. She already loves it.Tacky, BEAUTIFUL!!!
I inherited my Dad's HO-scale train collection: Märklin (German). He began his collection while a geographic bachelor awaiting my Mom and two older brothers. He was stationed in Austria as part of the Army of Occupation following WW-II. He didn't smoke or drink, so he spent his vice-money of trains - a great love of his. An electrical engineer by USMA education, he settled on Märklin trains as they were AC versus DC: better in his opinion. Nine months after my Mother and two older brothers joined him, I came into this world. I suspect whatever plans he had for a separate train room was supplanted with my nursery...
Through the years, Dad built upon his Märklin collection, and was gifted some very ancient Märklin (pre-WW-II) over those years. There was seldom a challenge of what to get him for his birthday, Father's Day, and Christmas (other than finding a source).
Dad could never really do justice to his growing train collection. Everything was (understandable) European, but the biggest challenge was landscape size. A 12'X12' guest bedroom just didn't get it. That was his last set-up of note, and pretty much consisted of mostly track and sidings for his 100+ locomotives and probably close to 1,000 rolling-stock cars (most of which were still boxed). Being an EE, he really enjoyed setting up his layout to run six trains on one loop, in opposite directions with sidings, without manual control. Two or three loops, with some manual intervention to replace trains.
I planned my workshop (separate building) to include a complete floor to set up his trains and give them the justice they deserve: about 900SF, that will allow some landscaping with hills. I will channel Dad when setting it all up so that I might replicate his genius in terms of sidings.
Unfortunately, I have several other pressing matters before I get to that (one of which is to finish the floor where his trains will go. They will always be "his" trains. My nephew's son (Dad's Great-Grandson) is looking forward to that...