#Bloganuary today prompts us to write about a favourite childhood toy. I went out to the garage and pulled down the box that stores the remnants of my old Hornby O gauge train set. I think I was about 6 or 7 when it appeared under the Christmas Tree. I had hours of fun laying out the track in various configurations on the bedroom floor, using cushions and empty boxes as hills and tunnels. It started my love affair with trains, and here I am, six decades later still waiting for the space, time and $$$ to build a decent layout! One of those things I’ll get to when proper retirement starts, I suppose. In the meantime, one shelf in my office is dedicated to keeping my appetite whetted.
Toyin’ with my mind
A track looking for somewhere
Locos ready to chuff
A model railway fuses carpentry, mechanics, art and spirit!
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That’s outstanding! I remember when we talked about doing a men’s shed layout at the church. Now that Alice is retired and we are getting ready to settle in for a bit, my thoughts are running that way too! I have been having fun mulling over layout designs! Take care, and have a wonderful new year!
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Ah yes. I recall floating that possibility! So much space, so much opportunity. (Sigh!) Keen to see what you come up with!
Wait, THAT is the original train set from 60 years ago? It’s like you never played with it. Amazing.
The photo doesn’t do justice to the dings and scratches on it – and the dives it took off the kitchen table when the bridge collapsed (like in those old Westerns!) But things were made tough in the olden days! 😀