Sunday, December 07, 2008
Happy Holidays Under The Tree
As a kid I loved toy trains. I had a big Lionel train and a few of the smaller HO scale trains. Recently I felt the need to complete my Christmas Tree with a train and went out and bought an "all in one" kit, with track, engine and a few cars plus a caboose. The set was $90 and the track has been much improved since I last built one 20+ years ago - it now comes on a plastic base and once you connect it together it stays together. The transformer is also much better - the old ones used to smell acrid - and the speeds have many more options (it used to either crawl or SURGE forward, frequently going off the track).