Any model railroaders or train fanatics here?

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  1. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I got into trains LONG before I got into transformers. I recently found some MR magazines at Salvation army and I'm REALLY considering selling more TFs to start a small layout.
     
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    i used to, but i always wanted a lego train, when i got a standard train, all it did was fall apart. and even when it was together, all it did was go around in cycles.

    which is why i always wanted a lego train, because then i could build my own lego train, i guess my point is trains do not do enough for me.
     
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    I have some HO and O scale stuff, most of it boxed away. Once I get a bigger place, I'll build a train room. I really want to get into the G scale stuff and build a garden railway.

    My dad works for Norfolk Southern and just Southern before that, so we had some cool train stuff around the house growing up.
     
  4. Seth Buzzard

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    My Dad’s really into it. He has gangs of trains in various sized.
     
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    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I tried making modules. They came out ok. But once I added up the cost for one, plus track, plus trains, plus electronics, I decided that was pretty much the end of that. Although the modules do make good diorama/backdrops for Transformers. And pretty much anything really.
     
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    I've got a small N scale switching layout. I've got a shot of Grimlock on it.

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    Now, I just need a Revoltech Mazenkaiser to battle the "mechanical monsters."
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    My dad is real into trains. He has a big HO scale layout in the spare room over his garage.. He's tried to get me into since I was little. Just not my thing.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I have a Lego train set and, someday, I'd really like to put together an O-gauge setup. I used to model in 1/48th scale, so O-gauge matches up with that really nicely.
     
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    I'd also like to do a Lego train setup. One of the great things with having a nice train setup is the extras you get for it like buildings, cars, people, etc. I'd love to be able to create a Lionel setup, but those trains are expensive anyway and buying all the extras in addition to that would just be too much. I already have a large Lego collection so I would have the means to build many extras with what I have. However, I only have one train which is from the 80s, so I would have to get some newer ones. Was thinking hard about the Super Chief set, but it sold out before I could convince myself to order.
     
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    My dad does Lionel trains. When I move out my room becomes his train room. Bet he can't wait...
     
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    I have a couple of N scale train sets and a 4x4 ft table in the garage that I am working on. I have the layout idea set but I need to build mountains and I am stuck on which material to use. Some say styrofoam and others cardboard and plaster. I have a ton on Micro Machine toys that are almost the perfect scale for N and plan to use those for the setup.
     
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    I've always enjoyed trains, but never got into the scale stuff. I barely have room for TFs much less a scale train set. I enjoy rolling down my window when I have to stop for the train near work and listening to the rail and hear the whistle. I could easily live near the train tracks.
     
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    I like operating things. Driving a train to a detailed grain elevator and then pretending to load it with grain is just boring. I'd much rather have a grail elevator that dumps sand into waiting hopper cars, then have a rotary dumper empty them somewhere else on the layout. That's so expensive and time consuming though.
     

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