That's one thing I miss when I was 5.
My grandfather would always have a train that was on a platform that did laps around the bottom of the Christmas tree.
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Now that i have son (5 months old!) we can enjoy it together. I was going to put it under the tree but was nervous about fires and stuff.
I'm glad to see there's some train enthusiasts around here! I've never been really into it, but it has been a special part of Christmas for a while, and I did play with them a lot more when I was younger. I had/have a train board in the basement (though it's stored in the ceiling now to save space), and I used to put the big plastic thing around the tree, but eventually I just went Lionel. A couple years I did it up big, with switches and everything. You should be OK on carpet with O gauge track- the O-27 is a little dangerous and difficult on thick carpet. I finally bit the bullet and got some of the new style track though, which is completely sealed with plastic.
I've got quite a bit of newer stuff (as in from my lifetime), but I have a lot of postwar too. The postwar is really my favorite- everything is heavy duty and high quality. I've got my dad and uncle's trains from when they were kids (circa 1956/57) and they are in great shape even after kids played with them. I can only hope mine are as good in 50 years.
Here's my newer Polar Express set around the tree last year. I can certainly run the postwar on this track, but I usually leave the newer ones down on the floor during the Christmas season in case they get kicked (it's easier to get parts for those).
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guys, i have been having a crap few days, this made me smile... i love christmas trains... mine hs not been out in a few years. i forget how old the one my father gave is, but my grandfather gave it to him and he then repainted it.... although i do not like the newer trains as much, i still run trains that were made mostly pre 1995
does any one do train spotting.... actually going to the tracks and watching trains go through?
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I have a mixed bag of O stuff under the tree for the grandkids to play with. I have an MTH Proto 2 steam engine (better sounds and smoke), but the train is made up of my old 1950s operating cars and a caboose from a 1976 centenial set. Track is an oval of FastTrack for reliability and ceanliness. I don't worry about breakage, it's easy to get parts even for the operating milk car (a kid favorite).
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