|My Grandson Brandon's Train|
loves to run the trains when he visits our house. So I bought him
his own train for Christmas in 2006. (We had quite an adventure
getting it through airport security!!!)
|We made a big figure-8 in the entryway. Some ceramic buildings formed a town for the train to stop at.
|Obviously, it couldn't stay there very long so we moved it in around the sofa in the family room.
|That made a great canyon for the train to emerge from!
|Since it's a wood-burning engine, Brandon put some wood in the tender.
|When I visited at Christmas of 2008, we set up the trains in the living room. Here are the pictures.
|That's Brandon in front. I'm by the sofa in back.
|The imagination of kids is a wondrous thing!
Across from the ceramic buildings is the town's railroad station:
a wooden box with a toy train engine on top.
On the far side of the loop are boxes and a tube that serve as the airport terminal and tower.
At the left, the electric football game is, of course, the football stadium.
The box that the engine is stored in serves as the Stadium stands and train station.
|The track makes a figure-8 loop that goes under the coffee table.
The engine's smokestack clears it by less than an eighth of an inch!
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