I was into model trains some twenty years ago, before going to college and discovering a whole set of new interests. Have jumped back into this wonderful hobby following my five year-old son's interest.
We have built a 4mm scale modern image layout in his bedroom runnning some of the typical trains to be found in and around London (where we live).
However, we have both very recently become huge American railroad fans and have just started our first N-gauge American layout (a double first). He now wants to go across the pond not to see Disneyland, Universal Studios or to see the skyscrapers in New York - no - he wants to ride Amtrak's Empire Builder and see some huge freight trains. Not for him the likes of Mickey Mouse DVDs - instead, his favourite DVD is BNSF's Columbia Gorge sub-division!
There is nothing finer than sharing a hobby with a son / daughter. I'm loving every minute of it.
alexweiihman wrote: wISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON THE LAYUT.
wISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON THE LAYUT.
So do I.
Railfan1 wrote: Hitsua wrote:Well, I do wish you the best with that. My father and I building a layout together when I was younger was a great experiance.
Hitsua wrote:Well, I do wish you the best with that. My father and I building a layout together when I was younger was a great experiance.
in fact me and my dad are about to head out to our LHS! I wish you luck with the layout!
Wish You the best of luck on the layout!
brothaslide wrote:I don't now if my girls are really interested in Model Railroading but they do like working on our layout. You can read about it on our Layout Blog: http://trainstuff.blogspot.com/Enjoy!
My youngest daughter and I are going to start a simple layout for a bachmann road king that we got for christmas.
weetle wrote:well i try to get my grampa and i to work on the train set it has seems that he has lost intrest what should i do?
I hope he is helping you. Keep your hopes up or ask him if there is anyone else that can help if he does not want to do it any more.