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Who Likes Trains And Planes In Here?  
User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

So, does any1 like both. I do, I have a whole bin full of pics I took of trains, and a small (4X8) HO scale layout in my room. As a friend of mine said, I've gone from one extreme to the other! Now I'm into planes, I'm in the process of building several models, an MD-80, a C32A, and a 747-400. I have FS2000 and plan to get MSTS, when the resources are available ($$$$$)! I've been fortunate enough, by a local railroad, to see and photograph the cabs of some of their locomotives. I will not say anything more because of the possibility of removal from the board. If you want to know, add a post saying you want to know what I did, and I will gladly E-mail you back.

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

I love planes, hate trains. Spent too much time waiting for them at stations and sitting (or more likely standing) in them to be able to like them...

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I am still a big train buff, although perhaps not as big as I used to be. There was a time when I actually prefered trains to planes.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I work in aviation but am more of a railfan. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Yes... I Like planes and trains.... and Buses...

I also have a set of "Life-Like" Model Railroad Set...

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2314 times:


I used to be BIG into HO scale trains when I was growing up. The last locomotives I bought were 2 Athearn Amtrak AMD-103s (powered and dummy). I used to have an 8'x'4 layout too, but not anymore. All together I probably have about 30 engines, 60-70 cars, and a lot of accesories.

User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 974 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I pretty much get a kick out of anything transportation related.


Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 885 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Though airplanes, for me, are much preferred to trains, I must admit to being a slight rail-fan.

My dad has a rather large S-guage American Flyer collection, and he has some beautiful pieces. My favorite being the "Daylight Express" Southern Pacific Passenger set.

I grew up not far from a much-frequented Union Pacific spur, as well as a Denver and Rio-Grande Western Mainline. I loved to watch the trains, although it never beat a good trip to the airport. Unfortunatly, that spur has been all but abandoned, and the D&RGW R. R. no longer exists (although Union Pacific now owns the right-of-way).

I think that I find steam much more alluring than I used to - particularly "old west" steam (including narrow guage). There is nothing like a steam engine inching it's way along winding mountain tracks.

Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Trains, planes & automobiles.  Wink/being sarcastic I get a thrill out of any of these mode of transportation. I have several train sets here at home, in N, HO & G scale. I'm building an overhead track system, in G scale, in my living/dining area. Should be about 60 feet of track once it's finished. I also have a classic '67 Mustang, so that's my "car" thrill. And I'm part owner of a Cessna 172K. No ties to a real train...yet. But narrow gauge steamers has always captured my attention more than diesels. I grew up around Knott's Berry Farm. They have two working C-19 class Consolidations, built in 1881. Their sounds has always entralled me. Guess I was born with machinery in my blood.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1658 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

I like planes and trains, although planes are my favorite. Last winter we did a fun trip where we flew to Denver and took the Amtrak back to Salt Lake City. Very excellent trip and I highly recommend it.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I'm a huge air/rail fan. I've got 2 VIA bud locos, Tw VIA diesel and 5 CP Rail streamlined pax cars. I've also got a Conrail General Electric Engine byt Spectrum and all 8 cars that are coupled on come from Athern along with the caboose. I've alos got a 5 car Amtrak Train being puledby a single F 40. The cars are 2 sleepers a diner a coach and baggage. On the CP it's a domed obs, Diner, sleepr and a baggage. Most of my stuff is Walthers and Athern. Everything is HO Scale.

User currently offlineYukee From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 26 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

I guess eveyone here likes aircrafts.
I like subway trains too.

If you have fast connection, you can download
microsoft train sim on mirc. spend your money on
something else!! ~

I also have flight sim 98/2000

There is another good train sim program call BVE!!
it is free. and i am sure you will be amazed how good
it is. try it out. search for BVE on yahoo.


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Yeah. Subway Trains are cool Smokin cool

I was on a train (for a very long time) in Euroup. It was fun and very interesting. I suppose they are okay, but I don't like trains as much as airplanes.

I like Cruise Ships though Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

I have always been into Trains growing up, and strangely, I was always overly excited to fly in my younger years, but I just became a serious airfan just a few years ago. I have been, and will always be a serious railfan. Theres just something about the hobby that is so amazing in it's own way when comapred to aviation. I am a very big Diesel fan, and I own an O scale layout that takes up my whole basement. My fleet is made up mostly of my father's post-war Lionel collection, which I brought out of 20 years storage and had fixed up. I also have a good number of MTH products. I really do want to start an HO layout, but the two things which are needed for such a project (time and lot's of $$$) is something I don't have right now. I am into modeling layouts after "cityscapes", and model commuter rail, and rapid transit. Having lived my whole life in NYC, and grown up with the LIRR, and NYCTA (The LIRR was known for it's historic commuter fleet, and it's safe to say the same about the NYCTA). Sadly, this labor day, Metro-North, NYC's "other" commuter railroad, will retire it's last FL-9, a truely historic diesel/electric locomotive.

The best,

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

I'm a REAL big train fan, I'm into G Scale & have an outdoor layout. Most of my running stock is Aristo Craft with some LGB. I

User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

I used to be a big train fan a few years ago but since I became an airliner fan I'm not that exicited anymore. But I still like to travel by train.

Simon Larsson

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