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Polar Express – Ann Arbor Family Travel |

Saturday, June 28th, 2014:

Tickets go on sale online. It is highly recommended that tickets are purchased in advance to guarantee a space aboard the Polar Express! The Polar Express rides the Vermont rails early in the month of December. The 2011 Polar Express made its special journey on December 10-11, 2011. Tickets: Tickets are available at the train station. However, seating availability and location can not be guaranteed. All Of Us located this encouraging optimistic news post on The Polar Express - IGN But it is in fact a truly moving spectacle, a sweet and affecting film about Santa Claus that, at […] Read More →

N Scale | Ebay

Friday, June 27th, 2014:

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O.c. Model Railroad Sees More Vandalism – Los Angeles Times

Friday, June 27th, 2014:

After the thefts in early March, the hobbyists felt derailed until donations began to roll in. The Costa Mesa police and firefighter associations each donated $500. Goat Hill Tavern, a popular watering hole in town, donated $1,000, and the donation boxes at the railroad filled up. "It's heartwarming, frankly, to see the response from the community," Castignetti said at the time. "It's been overwhelming, and we're just so gobsmacked over this." But moods soured after the vandalism attack that left picnic tables damaged. For the primary complete resource, take a peek at Read More →

The Polar Express Is Real!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014:

Polar Express - Ann Arbor Family Travel | The Polar Express as a movie added a lot of plot complications to pad out the story into a feature length film, but it's still very entertaining and not unfaithful to the original story. The book is more focused and deservedly a classic for its evocation of the holidays, the nature of gifting, and a belief in larger things despite evidence to the contrary. Railroads and the Christmas season have had a long tradition in both story and real life connections long before the Polar Express arrived. Canadian Pacific's holiday train […] Read More →

With Video: Working On The Railroad: Northern Ironhorse Railroad Society Has Been In Existence Here Since 1985 | Bemidji Pioneer

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014:

The city of Bemidji did a lot of cosmetic repairs to the building as the Beltrami County Historical Society took over the building, which now rents the basement to the club. The organization used to have a module design for its model railroad which allowed for it to be disassembled, however, "We have kind of, eliminated the portable aspect of it because it's all one piece now," Muller said. Having a permanent model railroad has allowed the group to be able to make changes and expand unlike before, "Because having it in separate pieces, it was just prone to having […] Read More →

Trackplan Database – Mrh Forum Member Trackplans – Have You Posted Yours? | Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine | Having Fun With Model Trains | Instant Access To Model Railway Resources Without Barriers

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014:

It's straightforward to miss things when you're overwhelmed with data. This really is some information that could be useful. Take a look: I hope this will not be a forum for critiquing or long discussions, just a repository of MRH member plans. - Bill Brillinger Modeling the BNML (Burlington Northern Manitoba Line) in HO Scale ( blog ) --------------------------------------------------------- Check out the Trackplan Database . --------------------------------------------------------- Wed, 2013-11-20 19:53 Bill Brillinger I'll go first. Trackplan updated on Nov 7, 2013 with new Emerson arrangement. Main Level: You can read about and comment on my layout plans here . An Individual […] Read More →

“the Polar Express” –

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014:

Polar Express - Ann Arbor Family Travel | When they bring him a mug of steaming hot cocoa, he tosses away his crutches and, yes, walks again. OK, there are no crutches, but there is a surly-friendly train conductor (again, the voice of Hanks), an elusive hobo who threatens to cook up the true meaning of Christmas over a Sterno can (Tom Hanks again), and Santa Claus himself (again, you guessed it, Hanks), who is a refreshingly benign figure after all these Village of the Damned sprouts. Because Van Allsburgs book is so slim and direct, it serves as […] Read More →

Model Railroad N Scale Train Set | Retire For The Fun Of It

Friday, June 20th, 2014:

Last night I was surfing around on the world wide web and discovered this: We purchased a home for retirement that fits our empty nester life style, which only allowed room for an N Scale size train set. We found this 2 by 3 layout and a rolling table that fits perfectly in a corner of Lees office. After learning about the techniques of remodeling a train layout, Lee changed the scenes to reflect our travels through the Moab, Utah area. The new mountain has red rock spires with trees, rock climbers and campers, surrounded by city life in miniature. […] Read More →

Atlas 8704 Ho Alco 1011 Burlington Model Train Set In Original Box | Ebay

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014:

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Bachmann Thunder Chief Ho Railroad Train Set Item 00501 Used Missing Pieces | Ebay

Friday, June 13th, 2014:

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