Train Storage & Display
Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:39 AM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:49 AM
Thanks for the welcome Brickster, I'm sure I'll enjoy the forums here. I've been reading for some months already and thinking about joining, but the Train Tech gave me the final nudge.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:14 PM
Show me more displays!
I can't find space to display the Metroliner (built) and the Hobby Train (still sealed).
What you see is the top shelf of 2 Ikea Skogen display cases. The trains sit on straight 9V track on top of stepped acrylic risers. The two display cases are side-by-side, giving the illusion of continuity.
As these display cases have been discontinued by Ikea, I've not been able to purchase any more of them (not even second hand as nobody locally seem to have any for sale). I need a better solution to display (more of) my trains!
Edited by j3tang, 03 February 2010 - 09:17 PM.
Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:42 AM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:16 PM
I have a small feather duster that I use to dust stuff off if they're not in a display case.
Actually there is a small gap on either side of the display case, so dust does get in. I periodically do have to take everything out of the display case to wipe because if you dust it off with a feather duster or compressed air, all the dust would come off the Lego, but still end up inside the case
I think that compressed air and then feather duster does a good job for Lego, but the feather duster works wonders on Technic stuff because of the cracks and crevices!
The Go Duster looks like cotton candy ... it might make me want to eat it
Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:46 AM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:12 PM
on the layout are placed in 2 closets
with tracks in the wood
Now I must make in addition 3rd closet
the other 2 stand full.
unfortunately not dust free
Edited by patje, 24 February 2010 - 07:13 PM.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:05 PM
PS: This is VERY unrelated to the topic, but I just want to shed a little backstory on this amazing guy.
Ward Kimball was a Disney animator, working alongside with Walt Disney. He worked on such classics like 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' 'Dumbo,' 'Fantasia,' 'Pinocchio' and 'The Three Caballeros'. He also shared a personal love intrest for trains with Walt (Got that information from a DVD. Forgot the name, don't have it anymore). The two used to go to train cons and railways when they had the time.
They were both "insane" (in a good way) train enthusiasts. Why? Walt Disney kept a ride-on miniature train in his backyard, but Ward Kimball took it even further; He not only had vintage, antique American and European model trains, but (heres the good part he also had a real live railroad complete with depot full of antique railroad items, watertower, switches, barn to house the train, a handcart, a trolley, a vintage firetruck, and two American 4-4-0 steamers with boxcar, a gondola, passenger car, caboose, and a shed to house it all! All of this in HIS backyard! (sorry about the boldness, but it was just too god to leave normal font
"On his first date with Betty, he had taken her to a rail yard to measure a box car. He and his new wife purchased 2 1/2 acres of a San Gabriel orange grove and were preparing to build a home in 1937 when he decided to buy a surplus train car to house his growing model train layout. For $50 he bought an abandoned narrow-gauge passenger coach (used on 3-foot-wide track instead of the standard 4-feet, 8 1/2 -inches) that Southern Pacific had operated in the Owens Valley. A year later, he bought a similar-sized 1881 steam engine that was being scrapped by the Nevada Central Railroad. Later, he would also acquire a 1906 box car and caboose, a 1917 gondola and a 1915 stock car, along with a small 1907 switch engine used at a Hawaiian sugar plantation.
His railway in his backyard (shown by your's truely
Even MORE about his railway
Ward Kimball and the interviewer, Tom Snyder, take a small trip down the track on a handcart
There are more videos, pictures, articles, etc about his Railway, but I am giving TOO much
Sadly, Ward Kimball passed away in 2002, but worse than that, his railway was demolished along with the track, depot, watertower, house, etc. The live steam trains and some of the railroad cars (I hope ) got sent to a museum to "collect dust" (as Ward Kimbal would say). His antique toys and model trains were auctioned off to bidders. His railroad had the same fate as Walt Disney's (His railway was demolished for more room for other houses, but his trains were saves). Tis' was a sad tale indeed.
Well, sorry for getting "Off-Track" , but I just wanted to share "a little" backstory on what inspired me to make this reply. And BOY, was it LONG
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