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  1. Ike Willis

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    When I had to move into the home place and care for my mom, I built an indoor shooting range in the basement. In one part I had 30+ feet of unobstructed space. I put a large home made backstop at one end and a small table and chair at the other, to hold all my shooting paraphernalia. I should note that I only shot air guns here, so as not to disturb mom.
    Well, walking back and forth to check my targets got boring, so I bought an electric train set and lots of extra track. My "layout" was a simple oval on the floor, running from my shooting table to the backstop. A home made target holder was attached to a train car. It had to be high enough to be the right height in front of the bullet stop. That train made many a round trip with it's cargo of one target.
    So, I combined two hobbies and was great fun while it lasted.:)
     
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    That sounds like fun Ike! Here's another train...with another cargo! ;)
     
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    That's more like it.:)
     
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    Crazy Town Model Train Layout
     
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    Epic Christmas Village II....this is magical!;)
     
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    Epic Christmas Village III
     
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    My favourite tracks? They're the ones with trains on them, says Rod Stewart: Singer reveals he books second hotel room for his models so he can play with them on tour
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    All I can say about model trains is I wanted one growing up but it never came to pass. I wanted to get my son one but he wasn't interested. I used to visit stores where they were sold and watch demonstrations. As a young adult I did ride trains around the country. The Texas Zephyr was my favorite ride.
     
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    Around 1940, my Dad was working in a paint store, where they had a model train in the window. When Christmas was over, his boss found out he didn't have one, and priced it right for him to bring home. My Brother was 2 years old, and I came along 3 years later. It was a Lionel, that had a coal car and three Pullman cars. When Dad died in 2003, I gave it to my niece.
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    Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe curve in O and S scale
     
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    Largest model railway of Russia - Russia in miniature.
     
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    Impressive!
     
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    An award winning documentary about model trains. :)
     
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    Joe, you seem to have a video for everything. When did you first get into the video business and how come?
     
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