Posted 22 June 2003 - 04:23 PM
How many trains are in your collection? Does collecting trains also include all the display scenes?
Posted 22 June 2003 - 07:03 PM
The number of Ken's trains is a carefully guarded secret. I am not suppose to know about the thousands of cars and engines he has in his "train " room. Like I can't count.
When he comes in tonight I will certainly ask him to post the number for you .
It will be good therapy.
I do steal some of his scenery for my displays. When we took photos for the book I had to take them outside so I used the train layout sky scenery for the backdrop. In the Carnival Fun photo on page 9 the little concession stands are HO gauge buildings , the train and clowns are also HO scale and the scene behind them is N scale circus scenery.
In the members photos section you an see how I used them in a small tabletop case.
[ June 22, 2003, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: ann and ken ]
Posted 22 June 2003 - 07:45 PM
1700 freight cars.
230 passenger cars.
Posted 22 June 2003 - 09:38 PM
Sounds like an amazing collection, are some of the trains set up around the house?
Posted 22 June 2003 - 09:52 PM
I would have to count my solids to know for sure.
And yes he has a room just for trains and has a 8'by 6' layout plus the n-scale club has a big club house and they have a giant layout and the guys( and one lady) meet every Wed. night and they run their trains.
Posted 22 June 2003 - 10:30 PM
I am really impressed! Thanks for sharing this with us. I know nothing about trains except that I was overjoyed when my Mother and I would take the train to Houston in the fifties to see my Aunt!!
Best to Everyone...
Posted 23 June 2003 - 07:52 AM
Do you remember if it was the Rock Island , Katy or the Santa Fe??
4 or 5 top railroads had lines that ran from Dallas to houston in the 50's. Now they are a thing of the past .
We also collect the china , silver ,and other stuff from the early 1890's to the 50's from these "Fallen Flags". Some are very elegant.
Not sure if anyone noticed in Fla. but our car tag is Santa Fe.
Santa Fe and others use to give female passengers vials of perfume. Have never found a RR solid perfume but still looking.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 03:30 PM
I remember well! It was the Katy. My Uncle (here in Dallas,) worked for the Katy for 40yrs. I spent many happy hours looking at his train memorabilia, which his son now owns and proudly displays.
On my first train trip to Houston (I was six and toothless), the porter began singing "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth". He made me laugh. It was the first of several joyful summer trips to Houston!
Thanks for the Memories...
Mimi (a.k.a. Bob Hope)
Posted 23 June 2003 - 03:55 PM
It's sad isn't it but I guess we can't all be made the same. I guess there are people out there who think we are mad. Who cares! I'll keep collecting because I love them and (at the moment) I can afford them.
Posted 24 June 2003 - 01:45 AM
I considered myself, how that is, if you ever would move - my imaginative power is not enough!!! That appears nearly like a task of life; so - inpossibly!
Have a wonderful day
Posted 24 June 2003 - 07:24 AM
I think the same than you. Iwould never hide my solid collection.
In my relationship some say "O what a expensive Hobby,ItĄs crazy!
But it doesnĄt matter to me;Ihave another 203(?)collectors,who share this Hobby with me
By the way;I like your letters,you write so funny
Have a nice day,Uma
Posted 24 June 2003 - 08:47 AM
He has always ran(played with) his trains here at home and at the club house and enjoys them so much so it was a natural thing for me when I started collecting solids to do the same thing.
He does keep some mint in box but when he does that he has two, one to play with and one to store away. And I do the same with the solids.
All the RR people seem to know each other(shows, chat clubs, conventions etc.) And they share their love for trains just like we do for our solids.
MIMI- He has probably seen your uncle's son at an event in Houston . The RR folks meet in Houston a lot.
And Katy is one of the most popular RR to collect. Their Bluebonnet pattern china is very sought after. And the Alamo service plates.
Yes, our RR china is displayed also.
Posted 24 June 2003 - 08:51 AM
If we start packing now we can move when Ken retires in 4 years.
Our thoughts are with you and hope your dad is better.
Ann & Ken
Posted 25 June 2003 - 02:39 PM
Posted 26 June 2003 - 04:12 PM
Thanks a lot for your thoughts - no, my Dad is not realy feeling better - the opposite.
Take care - so long,
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