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Old 12-23-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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Lionel vs American Flyer at Christmas

I just read a little article this morning that reminded me of Dad setting up the train every year around the Christmas tree.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/catherin...ges-1419293044
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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I was the only kid in the 'hood with American Flyers.And proud of it!!
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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I grew up with my grandfather's American Flyer, and then when I started my layout I went Lionel. I still don't know exactly why, but he thinks it's funny.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:25 PM   #5
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That was fun to read. And the description, of the lionel, was my childhood.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:06 PM   #6
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I do not have a login to access that entire article....could someone copy the text and either post it here or forward it to me via PM? Thanks
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #7
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I do not have a login to access that entire article....could someone copy the text and either post it here or forward it to me via PM? Thanks
Nuttin, I'm working on it. I just lost my own access! trying to get it back.


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Old 01-24-2015, 06:14 PM   #8
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HaHaHaHa, Earthlings! You will find any reason at all to fight - even over the very things that bring you such joy! Lothor and Kribe, my trusty assistants, assure me that for maximum toy train pleasure, one must own the deeds to 1:1 scale trains, as they do for the CP and CN railroad corporations. HaHaHa, those Canadians transferred the rights to those railroads for a lousy ocean-size water reclamation device that rides on a flatcar, the methane gas rights to several of the circling moons and some asteroids heavy in gas riches, a handful of European banking institutions, and Walmart. Those stupid Canadian earthlings- Hahaha...
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HaHaHaHa, Earthlings! You will find any reason at all to fight - even over the very things that bring you such joy! Lothor and Kribe, my trusty assistants, assure me that for maximum toy train pleasure, one must own the deeds to 1:1 scale trains, as they do for the CP and CN railroad corporations. HaHaHa, those Canadians transferred the rights to those railroads for a lousy ocean-size water reclamation device that rides on a flatcar, the methane gas rights to several of the circling moons and some asteroids heavy in gas riches, a handful of European banking institutions, and Walmart. Those stupid Canadian earthlings- Hahaha...
Sounds like someone is missing their home planet...Time to beam up...Scotty????...Are you there?????.... Just funning with you,lol..I enjoy a sense of humor!!
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:05 PM   #10
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American Flyer "New York New Haven" Pacific with tender, caboose and 3 cars here! I still have all the layout stuff including those cardboard girders, tunnel, crossing gates and all the trinkets.

hmmmmm....I need to haul that out and set it up!!!
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