Kcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2356 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.
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2297 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.
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 879 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2295 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.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2295 times:
Trains, planes & automobiles. 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. Regards.
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Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2278 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.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2274 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.
King767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2252 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.