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Old 09-09-2019, 09:59 AM   #11
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Wow, I did not realize the Famous window displays was AF. I saw them once.
I live in Ballwin.

There is still a local S club. I see their setup at train shows. All newer stuff.
They don't run original AF stuff. I have thought that if I ever get my layout
done I will set up at train shows. It will be portable. I would be the only one
running old AF steamers. Could be a crowd pleaser.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:12 AM   #12
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The final version of the Famous-Barr layout was moved to the National Museum of Transportation. There was a very dedicated AF club in St Louis that kept the window display going for decades. I think Macy's ownership forced the move of the layout.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #13
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I have not been in a Macy's since they took over Famous. Not because of that, I just
haven't.

Glad the window display was saved. At one time the window trains was a big deal in St Louis.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #14
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Well Macys closed the downtown location a few years ago and when they happened the display at Christmas stopped. Glad to see it found a good home.

I grew up in Ballwin.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:55 PM   #15
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Also, I saw that the s gauge club had a double helix setup at the Museum of Transportation when I was in town over the summer. The engine and rolling stock were newer, but the track was all original AF.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:10 PM   #16
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I figured you knew where Ballwin is.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:02 PM   #17
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Edit. Wrong thread.
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