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panniertankboy8751


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« on: December 06, 2009, 12:59:15 PM »

We all know that at Christmas time we see those cheap G Gauge Trains underneath peoples Christmas trees on over expensive ornaments on said trees. Anyone got anything to say about either?
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 02:12:07 PM »

We all know that at Christmas time we see those cheap G Gauge Trains underneath peoples Christmas trees on over expensive ornaments on said trees. Anyone got anything to say about either?

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 04:19:57 PM »

We all know that at Christmas time we see those cheap G Gauge Trains underneath peoples Christmas trees on over expensive ornaments on said trees. Anyone got anything to say about either?

A cheap train under the tree probably won't encourage anybody to continue in the hobby, but they can have some value as a seasonal decoration.  I kind of like the Hallmark ornaments that are miniaturized versions of old Lionel trains.  They're a little heavy, but they invoke some fond memories.  I could say something about the value of someone else's comment to your post, but I don't want to start a flame war in this thread.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 06:54:32 PM »

I went the other way. I have "expensive' trains under a tree with "cheap" ornaments.

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panniertankboy8751


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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 07:06:13 PM »

We all know that at Christmas time we see those cheap G Gauge Trains underneath peoples Christmas trees on over expensive ornaments on said trees. Anyone got anything to say about either?

A cheap train under the tree probably won't encourage anybody to continue in the hobby, but they can have some value as a seasonal decoration.  I kind of like the Hallmark ornaments that are miniaturized versions of old Lionel trains.  They're a little heavy, but they invoke some fond memories.  I could say something about the value of someone else's comment to your post, but I don't want to start a flame war in this thread.


Well, not cheap in that sense. I mean like the quality of the locos. Like, the only ones you can basicly find are 0-6-0s and 2-6-0s.

The Hallmarks are pretty good. I have all of them except for 1997's SP 4449 and 1998's Santa Fe F A Unit and the Red MicAurthur/Mikado for this year.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 08:55:18 PM »

It is that cheap train around my childhood Christmas tree that sparked my love of trains and fond memories I still have to this day. remember it takes kindling to start a good fire.

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 09:52:23 PM »

Ok ignore the "Cheap" Comment.

I just wish te sets could be a little more acurate. I was Decorating for Christmas today and found a set. It came with a American Engine and Cars but the destination boards on the station said:

London
Bristol
Wales
Leeds
Liverpool

  Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 09:54:44 PM »

the destination boards on the station said:
London
Bristol
Wales
Leeds
Liverpool
Those are all fairly large cities across the pond (in Britain).
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 10:32:23 PM »

trains under the tree never got popular long enough to be called a hobby. The only people who actually watched it were the hobbiest and and kids.
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panniertankboy8751


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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 10:58:02 PM »

the destination boards on the station said:
London
Bristol
Wales
Leeds
Liverpool
Those are all fairly large cities across the pond (in Britain).

I know tthat, but the ???s were for it being an ameican train with UK destinations.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 06:18:59 PM »

How about these US cities/towns?

London, KY
Bristol, TN
Wales, UT
Leeds, UT
Liverpool, NY
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 06:59:00 PM »

    I guess I have missed the entire reason for this post but let me throw in an observation.
    If a train set is made for an under the tree existence,  what would make you think a manufacturer is going to put a lot of effort into a hobby level of detail and accuracy and be able to price it at a level the average customer is will willing to pay to put something out once a year?
    BTW....over the years here,  there have been any number of threads about Christmas layouts with photos showing some really nice work on the displays.   A lousy trainset can still look good in a decent display.
    Anyway....... Merry Christmas to you all......and I hope you are blessed with the true understanding of the season is all about.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 07:00:46 PM »

        Anyway....... Merry Christmas to you all......and I hope you are blessed with the true understanding of the season is all about.

Aye, God Bless It!
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