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Emma Stone's Model Trains
Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:31 AM

Did anyone else see Saturday Night Live last night?

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Emma Stone was the host. She had a prepared digital bit called "Hobbies" where the finale was her model train layout. The layout featured her fantasy town called "Emmaville". I am going to use that on the map of the STRATTON AND GILLETTE system.

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It was not one of the two really funny moments in the show, but it was a pretty good bit.

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Posted by tstage on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:34 AM

SeeYou190
I had to take the apostophe out of the title because the system did not like it. The title should be "Emma Stone's Model Trains".

Kevin,

That only happens if you go back and edit your post then submit it again.  If you remove all the "extra" symbols between the "e" and "s" in "Stone" (i.e. ') and replace it with another apostrophe, the subject title will post correctly.  (I added it back in for you.)  You are right though that it's a quirk of the forum software and it has been for years.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:37 AM

tstage
You are right though that it's a quirk of the forum software and it has been for years.

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Thank you for that! I took the comment out of my original post.

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:47 AM

Given I've been watching all 40+ years, it's about time SNL made my hobby hip.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:54 AM

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:18 AM

"Never be embarassed of your hobby, it's a part of you."

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Classic.

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Posted by garya on Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:55 PM

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:44 PM

Only watch SNL it via Netflix or on the phone.  I showed this Emma stone hobby video to my wife and in true British fashion she said they were clearly taking the Mickey.  Your wives are always right right?  Mine too so I'm not putting much stock in this Emma Stone thing.  I've never been a crap without the c fan either.

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Posted by Uncle_Bob on Monday, April 15, 2019 5:29 PM

She may be a train girl, or if may be a way to be derisive towards hobbyists.  Either way, she's not a star of the same magnitude of Rod Stewart or Neil Young.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, April 15, 2019 6:02 PM

I sorta of thought it was a writers idea for a train layout and not hers.  I thought her name was familiar, tho' her face was not.  I looked up her filmography and nope, never saw anything she was in.  Maybe that's just a reflection on my lack of interest in Hollywood.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, April 15, 2019 7:21 PM

Maybe you were thinking of Sharon Stone, and the movie "Basic Instinct".  Mischief

A quick search of Emma Stone and model trains, only brings up the SNL episode, so it doesn't go any deeper than a SNL skit.

Wait!.....OMG!!!  Was SNL making fun of model railroaders?    Surprise  Laugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:05 PM

mbinsewi
Wait!.....OMG!!!  Was SNL making fun of model railroaders?   

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Um... yeah... we are grown men playing with electric toy trains... perfect fodder for making fun of.

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Of course Emma Stone does not have a model railroad! She didn't hand carve Barry The Mailman whe she was 15.

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But she sure can lay down a bangin' rap to a sick beat. She is one of the highest paid actresses working today. If you have seen a good movie in the past 10 years or so, she was the cute girl. To me she looks an awful lot like Lindey Lohan. My wife says she doesn't.

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About three years ago on Weekend Update, SNL made fun of Warhammer players, and the wargamers started passing around stupid online petitions and swearing they would never watch SNL again.

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I trust we have thicker skin.

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Seriously, my wife makes fun of me, my daughters make fun of me, my coworkers make fun of me, even some fellows on this forum seem to think they should make fun of me. We should just laugh along with them.

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Both of my sons-in-law and my youngest daughter's fiance think my trains are cool, but they know better than to cross me.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:21 PM

I added the laughing guy to my post...I was just kidding....tongue-in-cheek?  is that the right saying?

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Posted by xboxtravis7992 on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:50 PM

James Corden's "pleasure room" I thought was a more out there spoof of our hobby. Stick out tongue

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, April 15, 2019 11:11 PM

mbinsewi
I added the laughing guy to my post...I was just kidding....tongue-in-cheek?  is that the right saying?

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I knew you were kidding.

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I cannot stand the whole "SNL made fun of us, we now feel persecuted, let's all act silly now" attitude. Just trying to let everyone know it is OK to be made fun of.

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SNL has made fun of Bass Fishers, Hang Gliders, SCA Guys, LARPers, the CEO of Ford, Wal-Mart, Target, Starbucks, and so on for infinite. They make fun of everyone.

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:32 AM

 You know what, Rod Stewart still has it all over these young 'stars' and he has not one but TWO model railroads. So go ahead and make fun of our hobby all you want, SNL, You will never be Sir Rod Stewart level cool.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00 AM

This topic got me poking around for stars who have train sets, enjoy trains, and/or collect them.  Folks, consider yourselves to be among some of Hollywood's elites.  Ignore the snide comments about playing with toys.  Brava MR for generating the below list. Stars on it include Joltin' Joe (remember him?!), and Old Blue Eyes.  Sinatra had a storage area built for his Lionel train.  Of course he did it "My Way." I slay me!

http://mrr.trains.com/magazine/press-releases/2007/10/top-10-celebrity-model-railroaders

Below is an even longer list of train fans and collectors.  The list includes Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brokaw. 

https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-model-train-hobbyists/celebrity-lists

Don't you feel better being amongst some famous stars?!

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:21 AM

 I was recently watching a layout visit video and the owner remarked casually that "Gary Coleman used to come down here. He used to carry around a paint can to stand on when running train"

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Posted by PRR8259 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:12 AM

Not knowing who Emma Stone is?  Seriously? 

She did an actually wholesome, somewhat family friendly (by comparison to most Hollywood crap) movie musical a year ago (that made a ton of money at the box office), where she actually had to sing some challenging music and not fake it, did simply an amazing job and won an Oscar for it (Best Actress).

There's nothing wrong with her acting/performing ability and I hope she genuinely has some interest in our hobby...or at least people enjoying their personal hobby to de-stress.

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Posted by garya on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:31 AM

rrinker

 You know what, Rod Stewart still has it all over these young 'stars' and he has not one but TWO model railroads. So go ahead and make fun of our hobby all you want, SNL, You will never be Sir Rod Stewart level cool.

                                               --Randy

 

"Sir Rod Stewart?"  Did the Queen knight him?  Man, she's knighting everyone in music lately...Sir Paul McCartney...Sir Elton John... Sir Mix-a-Lot

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:16 PM

garya

 

 
rrinker

 You know what, Rod Stewart still has it all over these young 'stars' and he has not one but TWO model railroads. So go ahead and make fun of our hobby all you want, SNL, You will never be Sir Rod Stewart level cool.

                                               --Randy

 

 

 

"Sir Rod Stewart?"  Did the Queen knight him?  Man, she's knighting everyone in music lately...Sir Paul McCartney...Sir Elton John... Sir Mix-a-Lot

 

Couple of years ago now. Last Summer when I saw him, he had video of the moment playing on the board behind his performance of one of his songs. He is both CBE and Knight Bachelor.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37618288

Prince William imparted the honor in 2016.

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:14 PM

BTW note that she never refers to model railroading; she says her hobby is making 'figurines' for her 'tiny town' of Emmaville.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:49 PM

wjstix
BTW note that she never refers to model railroading; she says her hobby is making 'figurines' for her 'tiny town' of Emmaville.

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Correct, but Emmaville prominently features a freight train running on a loop of track. It meets my definition of a Model Railroad.

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I wonder what stuff Chester had to tell?

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Posted by oldline1 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:05 PM

Well, I haven't watched SNL since the days of Bill Murry, Jane Curtin and that group of talented comedy folks as I thought it just became stupid after they left..............guess I was right then and now.

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Posted by Uncle_Bob on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:56 PM

kasskaboose

This topic got me poking around for stars who have train sets, enjoy trains, and/or collect them.  Folks, consider yourselves to be among some of Hollywood's elites.  Ignore the snide comments about playing with toys.  Brava MR for generating the below list. Stars on it include Joltin' Joe (remember him?!), and Old Blue Eyes.  Sinatra had a storage area built for his Lionel train.  Of course he did it "My Way." I slay me!

http://mrr.trains.com/magazine/press-releases/2007/10/top-10-celebrity-model-railroaders

Below is an even longer list of train fans and collectors.  The list includes Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brokaw. 

https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-model-train-hobbyists/celebrity-lists

Don't you feel better being amongst some famous stars?!

 

Don't forget to include the greatest third baseman of all time, Hall of Famer Michael Jack Schmidt of the Philadelphia Phillies, in lists of train guys.

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:23 PM

The late singer Mel Torme was a model railroader and appeared in numerous ads in MR in the 50's.

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:26 AM

 Former editor John Page had one of his "Looking Back" columns about Mel Torme - how all work ground to a halt the day Mel decided to drop by the Kalmbach office for a visit.

 Can never forget Mike Schmidt. The timing  of the victory parade for the 1980 World Series was right during shop class, so our teacher wheeled in a TV so we could all watch That was a team of all time greats - Schimdt, Rose, Carelton, McGraw, Trillo, the Bull Greg Luzinski, Maddox, Bowa - oh heck the entire starting lineup.  Ironically, the very first pro baseball game I ever went to as a kid, it was the Reds vs Phillies, when Pete Rose still played for the Reds!

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Posted by garya on Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:17 PM

Uncle_Bob

 

...the greatest third baseman of all time, Hall of Famer Michael Jack Schmidt of the Philadelphia Phillies

 
No argument here. 

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:48 PM

I do think Mel Torme was a model railroader or collector...but the John Page MR article was about big band-era singing star Vaughn Monroe. IIRC, he noted he didn't realize how many young women worked at Kalmbach until Monroe showed up for a tour of their offices in the early fifties.

 

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:12 PM

SeeYou190
 
wjstix
BTW note that she never refers to model railroading; she says her hobby is making 'figurines' for her 'tiny town' of Emmaville.

 

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Correct, but Emmaville prominently features a freight train running on a loop of track. It meets my definition of a Model Railroad. 

It appeared to be maybe a 4' by 6' or so area with a circle of 15" or 18" track with a train on it on one side; no apparent industry tracks etc. I'd guess it started out as "Emmaville" with her figurines and the 'tiny town' and as an afterthought someone added a train set train. (Perhaps this one?: https://www.walthers.com/canyon-chief-trainset)

BTW I recognized at least one of her figurines she supposedly carved by hand as a figure made by Preiser.

Stix

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