Sunday, August 7, 2016

Model Trains For The Collector

Fifth Avenue Court is in the Glebe. It consists of two floors of restaurants and offices surrounding an enclosed courtyard. On one Saturday in late June, the space was taken up by a model train village, with the trains moving in a large circular path. It made for a very different photo subject. One of my cousins is married to a fellow who's into this sort of thing. He's rather quiet, but when he starts talking about this, he really gets enthusiastic about the subject.

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Those are soooo cool.

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  2. Looks every man's favorite place.

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  3. One of the places I used to live had a train event every year and people would flock to see it. There's a lot of interest in train shows. Something for everyone! Nice photos William.

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  4. When I was a kid, my best buddy was from a rather well-off family. At Xmas, I'd get a shirt and he'd get another Lionel train set. I'd love to play with these things...but they're expensive and take up a lot of space. I'll just have to enjoy your photos.

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  5. I am sure many boys and men would love this place. Great hobby!

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  6. model train folks are passionate about their hobby!

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  7. @Whisk: they are different!

    @Orvokki: they can be quite a hobby.

    @Bill: I imagine these guys go to a lot of places in Eastern Ontario through the year.

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Lowell: they will pretty much take over a basement.

    @Nancy: the courtyard is quite different most of the time!

    @Tex: they definitely are.

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  8. They are really nice and fun!

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  9. You're right. People who are seriously into a hobby can really get wound up about it. Try people who fly model airplanes. they're in another world and spend a fortune on it.

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  10. Those model trains are amazing and attract people from all walks of life.

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. That's a very pleasant hobby. It makes me think of my own small model train in my youth.

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  12. @Linda: they put a lot of work into it.

    @Red: I can imagine!

    @Janis: yes they do.

    @Jan: my cousin's husband woul love it.

    @Jackie: it is something a little different.

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  13. I know someone who works with a few other guys to man a model train place somewhere in north Phoenix. I've never been but, I do know how enthusiastic he is about it.

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  14. When it comes to toy trains, it is not children, but adults who play with them.

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  15. That's a lovely display! Those model trains are nice, but I really love tiny buildings :-)

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  16. Uma exposição linda mostrando um trabalho espetacular
    Fotos incríveis
    Um abraço e uma maravilhosa semana

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  17. A friend has his whole basement set up like that! It's very cool!

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  18. This looks very nice. I hope it will be there long enough for many people to enjoy it. The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma has a large model train setup like this. It is a replica of how Tacoma looked in the 1950s when rail was a vital part of the city. Wonderful display!

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  19. Wonderful model trains! My grandfather had a Lionel train and he rigged the track to go under the sofa. When we arrived for a visit and sat down, he blew the whistle right under us!

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  20. @Marleen: it is!

    @Sharon: they really get serious about it.

    @Haddock: there is an expression: the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

    @Tamago: there is a lot of detail to the buildings.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @RedPat: it can take on a life of its own.

    @Kay: no, this was there for the weekend only.

    @Linda: that sounds like it was fun!

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  21. Nice to watch, there is so much work into that model trains and buildings.

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  22. This makes me think of the train set my dad bought for Collin when he was little. Dad was so excited about it (and my dad wasn't the type to get excited about much of anything!)--only to discover Collin had no interest in the train....

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  23. I confess I take the Gomez Addams approach to model trains.

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  24. Extraordinary attention to detail in the setting of these model trains. And love the dramatic fall of light on the display in the last photo.

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  25. I must confess: LOVE model trains!

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  26. love all the cars, i enjoy model trains. my bro had a race track as a wee kid i loved it. remember playing with it at Christmas time. so cool! ( :

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