Monday, December 7, 2015

Under the Tree (Part 1)


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Michael has this thing for model trains. He loved them as a little boy, and he still loves them now that he's a bigger boy. But for most of our married life we've lived in very small spaces, that really weren't roomy enough for even a small model train set-up. He always wanted a train around the Christmas tree, but we generally had a table-top size tree -- again, not spacious enough for a train.

But now that we're living in a bigger place, and have a bigger tree with lots of room around it, he's started accumulating train stuff to play with. A couple of years ago, he got a Polar Express train set, I think (at first) mostly because that's one of my favorite Christmas movies (he's learned to like it too, I believe, after some resistance at first). And last year, he acquired the house to go with the train. (You'll notice that the train is a lovely shade of blue.)



The convertible is one of this year's additions, and just slightly out of place in the snowy landscape -- the driver must be a real outdoor enthusiast.


Also this year, he's added some figures -- including Santa -- and a little Santa's workshop structure. Very cute. And (I think because I'm such a fan of the Back to the Future movies) a time machine in a DeLorean! I'm not sure how that fits in with the Christmas theme, but it's one of my favorite parts of the set-up. Now we just need tiny Marty and Doc Brown figures to make it complete.




5 comments:

  1. Morning Joy,

    I agree with Michael; a tree is more Christmasy with a train around it. I just saw "The Polish Express" a couple of days ago for the first time. (I'd seen bits and pieces before.)

    I noticed the Ford Fairlane right away.

    Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  2. My husband (we've been married 50 years) has his childhood train set, which I HAVE NEVER SEEN. It has been in a box all these years. He never shared it with our children. Much prefer your husband's idea!

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  3. Love a train under the tree. I can't do it because my cats would attack it!
    Hope you have a great week.
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  4. Love it. How cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very nice! We don't have any cars in our Christmas village -- we need to add some but definitely no room for a train!

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