Buicks on the train set

Discussion in 'The Hobby Lobby' started by sean Buick 76, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Reviving and old thread...
    The original prototype was actually a B-17. I read about it in the 70s, so who knows where it actually was.
    I have the Walter's kits for those DC-3s; I was planning to set up an airport.
    Unfortunately, no real progress on the basement renos, life keeps getting in the way. I'll see if I can scan and DL some old pictures...
     
  2. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Wow thAts crazy!!
     
  3. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Ok; I found some old pictures. They aren't the best, they're all old photographs, shot when I was learning how to use a real camera. They were done with an Exakta Varex I and a 50 mm Zeiss Jena lens...
    farm and highway, ver 5, 1992.jpg House and Buick, Ver. 5, 1993.jpg Stadtbahnhof, Ver.5, 1992.jpg Reichsbahn, BR-86. 1992.jpg Farmhouse, ver.4, 1992.jpg Bistro, ver.5, 1992.jpg City square, ver. 5, 1993.jpg Dealership, MB, 1992.jpg downtown, ver 6, 1993.jpg Factory forklift works, ver 5, 1992.jpg
     
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  4. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Dear Marc and V-8 Buick strollers down memory lane,

    Thanks for sharing! You gave me memories of when I would struggle hard with film cameras. It certainly feels like centuries ago these days! Alas, my model railroad is also neglected these days. I wish I could get back to work on it!

    Cheers, Edouard
     
  5. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Thanks for the pics guys very cool! Shane is now 2.5 years old and spends at least an hour a day playing at the train set...
     

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  6. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Keep him on it and away from video games!
    Having that battle with my 8 year old; - he'll be the biggest reason I set my trains up again, show him what imagination can build for real, rather than Mindcraft.
     
  7. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Cool stuff:cool:
    I had a larger gauge Lionel train when I was younger, we used to stage accidents with my matchbox cars on the track, but you had to hurry cause most times the cars would short the rails and you’d see sparks :eek: LOLOL
     
  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Very cool! the boys have a lot of fun with the trains and cars.
     
  9. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Which is why one goes to HO and buys the plastic "Wiking" or "Busch" cars, they won't short out when crashed on the tracks. They will break up though, so it'd be a one-shot-only deal that could get quite expensive.
    One system I'd love to play more with is the Faller Road system, it involves putting powered lines in the roadbed and then there are cars and trucks with pick-up shoes that drive around. Hooked up to a computer they drive all over the place and even stop at rail crossings and street lights. One of the old guys in the local Märklin club has his road system and tracks all wired into a computer. With a press of a button the trains start up and the cars start moving. It's all choreographed and timed to perfection, and quite the thing to watch. And it quickly can become a disaster if one rail car slips off the track, or if an engine is a split second too slow.
     
  10. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    LMAO:D:D:D:D:D
     

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