Saturday, April 05, 2008

Time is running out!

Only a day left to get your hands on the ultimate train set! I ran across this while browsing ebay for kicks, and I'm pretty sure this is the only time I've encountered anything of this sort in an online auction.

For the uninitiated, live steam model railroading is about as close to the real thing as a model railroad can get. Most live steamers are actually big enough to ride, which makes them much more interactive than your typical electric train set.

For example, every year at the Old Threshers Reunion, one of the displays is a live steam model train ride.

Kids (and some adults) love to line up for rides on this little train even if the ride takes them only takes them about 200 feet and then back again.

Even the simplest live steam operation requires a huge commitment of time and money, and no doubt quite a bit of commitment to the hobby. It's a shame to see someone who has to sell their trains on ebay, and it's even more of a shame to see that there are currently no bids!

I certainly hope that someone buys this and gets to enjoy it for years to come!


At 12:29 PM, Blogger farmist1 said...

Are you going to make it to Mt.Pleasant this year?

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

I certainly am planning on it!
College years aside, I've been there every year since before I can remember!

At 11:41 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Man, I can't believe that little thing can support the weight of an adult. Pretty awesome.

Maybe you should get into the cornflake sales business:
Find a couple shaped like the Virgin Mary and you could afford to splurge on that train. :)


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