Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chugga chugga

While we were in Michigan this weekend, we had the opportunity of a lifetime. Uncle John from California has a brother-in-law who is a model train enthusiast. Actually, I think enthusiast is too weak of a word to describe his love of trains. When he heard how much Seeger loves trains, he invited us to visit his basement. His set-up is A-MAZ-ING. My photos don't do it justice. Here is the best shot I could get of the entire basement...

Nicklas loved running the trains and Seeger could have spent hours just watching.

This is just one half of the basement.

And here is the other half.

This is the staging area. Someone asked Bruce how many cars he had. His reply is that we should start counting because he has no idea. One estimate we heard was 10,000.

As great as it was for Seeger to see these trains, I think it just whet his appetite for more. He's starting to outgrow his Thomas trains and now he wants something similar to what he saw at Bruce's house. Bruce showed us a basic circle track (with bigger cars and tracks than the typical model train set up) and said it was a good starter for kids. Of course, I had to ask the price of the set. Gulp - it's $500!

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