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very cool indeed..... how about a pic ... i love helping people just to see that joy in there face is over welming .:)
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FT is 89 years of age. Due to memory impairment he must live in an assisted living center. He suffers from depression and is often morose. This Kato N gauge train set has been a God send to him. He has something to focus on and anticipation of things to arrive in the mail Again, FT and I thank all of you that have contributed to this success. If you pass through Oklahoma City, send me a PM if you would like to drop by. He is really pretty decent company most of the time.


 

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What a great story! I work with older folks a little bit and I had never heard of a relatively complex hobby having this effect! Thank you so much for posting!
 

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Just a note to keep in touch and to again thank all of you for your help. This train set has been a real success. Full Throttle is often found working on his hobby set when I come to visit. My mother frequently buys him small items to add to the collection. A local hobby store has become a great day trip activity for him, the owner of the store knows his situation and makes certain that his purchases are in line with his layout.

Hope ya'll get a warm fuzzy from this. I do.

 

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Thank you for update . This is just wonderful. very happy he has such caring people. many of our elderly have been put to the way side an forgotten about. It brings one great joy to see people helping the elderly. he looks like he really enjoys this . very positive .
 

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Excellent to hear and see, Half Throttle. All of us are glad we could help, but it was your efforts and action that pulled it off.
All the best to you and Full Throttle.
 

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This is a wonderful story/thread. I love all the palm trees! True style. I can almost feel the ocean breezes :cool: :cool: :cool:
 

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Just a note to keep in touch and to again thank all of you for your help. This train set has been a real success. Full Throttle is often found working on his hobby set when I come to visit. My mother frequently buys him small items to add to the collection. A local hobby store has become a great day trip activity for him, the owner of the store knows his situation and makes certain that his purchases are in line with his layout.

Hope ya'll get a warm fuzzy from this. I do.

cool trees!
 

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I received a call this morning and was informed that my step father has passed away.

I wish to thank all of you that made the time and effort to help me set him up with an N gauge model train set. For many months it was his pride and joy and brought much pleasure to him. When I would visit he would demonstrate his new lay outs and he took great satisfaction in being able to arrange scenery. It was an escape for him from all that troubled his mind. Again, I thank all of you for bringing some joy into a old body with a young heart. Safe travels Full Throttle......

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My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.
 

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I received a call this morning and was informed that my step father has passed away.

I wish to thank all of you that made the time and effort to help me set him up with an N gauge model train set. For many months it was his pride and joy and brought much pleasure to him. When I would visit he would demonstrate his new lay outs and he took great satisfaction in being able to arrange scenery. It was an escape for him from all that troubled his mind. Again, I thank all of you for bringing some joy into a old body with a young heart. Safe travels Full Throttle......

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Half Throttle....
Half Throttle,
I did not participate in this thread a year ago, but it is nice to see that the efforts of the folks here really helped your step-father. I didn't know him, but it's good to hear about someone who found happiness.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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Half throttle,

My condolences. Despite your loss, you can be comforted in the knowledge that you helped make his last days happier and more fulfilling. The world needs more people like you.
 
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