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BIG BEAR

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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 10:15:45 PM »


    Hi all,
   TM Books & Videos has DVD's  "Celebrity Train Layouts"   Frank Sinatra,
Tom Snyder, & Mandy Patinkin. I also really like their Christmas Train DVD's,
& The Great Train Story, about the new layout at Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.

          Enjoy,
                  Barry
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2007, 12:53:23 PM »

Neil Young is another.
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Woody Elmore

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 08:19:32 AM »

Neil Young was a partner in one of the resurrections of the Lionel Company. I don't think he is still involved.

He has an autistic son and claimed that working on a train layout had helped his son.
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BIG BEAR

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2007, 10:09:23 AM »


      Michael Gross did several commercials for "Operation Lifesaver",
a childrens awareness program for safety around trains & tracks. in one he stated his Father & Grandfather and he himself,while in college, worked for a railroad.

  www.oli.org

   Enjoy,
        Barry
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 06:02:37 PM »

Gary Coleman also comes to mind.

But how many of these celebrities are model train collectors as opposed to model railroad builders?
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2007, 02:11:08 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, Ned Jarrett, the auto racer, has a beautiful layout that was photographed and written about in MR.
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2007, 02:18:33 AM »

What about Mr. Roger's "layout" (ya know Mr. Roger's Neighborhood)
He had a G-scale trolley runnin all the time.
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brad

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2007, 11:33:40 AM »

Former race car driver and race commentator Sam Posey has a beautiful steam era layout. I have an MRCfrom the 80's with Gary Coleman on the cover, he worked at Caboose Hobbies part time.

brad
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2007, 12:39:14 AM »

Add Sally Jessie Raphyal(sp?) to the list...she's into z scale..

Dave
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wade

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2007, 06:11:23 PM »

Gary Coleman... You can't mention Johny Cash or Niel Young enough....but then there was Jerry Garcia - Yeeee Haaaa !!!!! Drive'n that train.....   
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2007, 10:31:17 PM »

Richard  Nixon the thirty-seventh President of the United States.  He may have never been a model railroader, but he was a rail fan. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2007, 01:39:03 PM »

The late Hughie Green, who if I remember correctly, was Canadian by birth had a noted model railroad which I think was OO scale.

He was noted for a programme called "Opportunity Knocks" in the UK - a form of talent show.
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2007, 05:07:44 PM »

Richard  Nixon the thirty-seventh President of the United States.  He may have never been a model railroader, but he was a rail fan.

Richard Nixon's father was a motorman; I forget where, but he did operate trolleys (streetcars) in California somewhere; so an early influence was probably what contributed to Nixon's love of trains.

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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2007, 05:34:57 AM »

Nixon Trolleys in Whittier Ca, it's where he grew up. My home town.

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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2007, 07:05:22 AM »

Rod Stewart is an HO modeler and collector.

Bob Keshan (sp?) alias Captain Kangaroo was a modeler or railfan.

Spencer Christian is a railfan and I believe a modeler and narrated/hosted a series of train videos.

Roger
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