Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fun with Trains

Seniors have all the fun. Here are pictures I took at the Holyoke Senior Center of their wonderful train setup (still under construction).

I'm happy to say that it was my own dad's train set (well, mine too) that inspired the Senior Center to begin a long term project for the seniors to work on creating a train installation to be enjoyed by all.

My father-in-law, the handsome man pictured in the final picture below, was instrumental in getting whatever train pieces we could salvage from the basement of my old house to the Holyoke Senior Center.

Much of what you see in the pictures below is newly created by train group members. They built a mountain, modeled after Mount Tom, and added a full N-gauge track above one section of the main HO scale setup. The photos below show the wonderful detail in the N scale portion of the train installation. Al, the other handsome man pictured below, did much of the work on the mountain. Well done!

Tiny Jurassic Park

Rounding the Corner


Wild Ride in the Mountains

Master Artist Al Applying Some Refinements

The Ferris Wheel is Busy Today

Real Scraps from the Real Metal Scrap Place in Holyoke

N Scale Nature

Extremely Realistic Looking Fake Rocks

Going Up?

HO Scale in the Foreground

Proud Al - the Master Train Artist

Father-in-Law Bob Enjoying the Trains

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