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(News.com.au)   Old and busted: Building model trains in the basement. New hotness: Building full-size trains in the basement   (news.com.au) divider line 8
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2013-01-18 10:27:11 AM
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But a VIA coach? Really? Should have replicated a Pullman sleeper.
2013-01-18 11:40:40 AM
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Old_Chief_Scott: But a VIA coach? Really? Should have replicated a Pullman sleeper.


Tom_Slick: A coach? Little weird, a dining car like Frank Sinatra had that would be cool.


My wife and I won a trip on the now-defunct Whistler Northwind, which was luxury passenger rail service from Prince George to Whistler, BC (our trip was 5 days after 9/11, which is another CSB altogether).  The cars were renoed classic cars.  In particular, the rear car was a cigar-shaped lounge car with overstuffed chairs.  Because the trip was post-9/11, and 90% of the train was empty on account of all of the Americans afraid to fly, we spent the entire trip in the lounge largely unbothered by others.  3 days on a luxury train, sitting in overstuffed chairs, playing board games and watching the scenery of the Caribou slide by, drinking Manhattans and calling the bartender by his new given name, Issac.

That would be a train car worth replicating in one's basement.

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2013-01-18 10:54:00 AM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: But a VIA coach? Really? Should have replicated a Pullman sleeper.


Or even one of those private Pullman cars the the old robber barons of the 19th century had with polished brass, stained glass and a BAR!

My great grandfather was killed working on the railroads......he was hit by a bridge. He was working on the roof of a moving train. His tombstone even has a locomotive on it.
2013-01-18 10:43:44 AM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: But a VIA coach? Really? Should have replicated a Pullman sleeper.


That's what I was thinking. A guest room done up like a sleeper room.

I'd really like a caboose as a shed/workshop. Even looked into it, and the cost of transporting it a mile from the RR to here made it beyond "cool idea" into "yea, that's too much farking money".
2013-01-18 10:39:07 AM
1 votes:
Now he needs to build a tunnel.
2013-01-18 10:35:08 AM
1 votes:
A lounge car would have made more sense.
2013-01-18 10:35:02 AM
1 votes:
I work for Amtrak. I rebuild trains all day. DNRA
2013-01-18 10:21:48 AM
1 votes:

sxacho: This a hobby for old people or at least old-fashioned people. You know what young people do? They ride the trains. You know, uptown, downtown. that kind of thing.


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