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Train Show, Kirkwood, MO, 171014

We'd already had a marathon Lego session in the morning:

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We decided to visit tht

Train Show

(my goodness, they are already talking about 2015!)

in the afternoon.

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My father collected

Tri-ang Model Railways

pieces for more than twenty years, and the collection was carefully maintained by my brother after my father's death. We had quite a huge setup, and I must say, with the Indian dust, it was quite a pain to maintain

It was a riot of colour, scale, and detail.

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My favourite was the road roller that had flattened one of the workers. Another laconic worker stands ready to scrape the single-dimension friend off the roller, and two others wait with the stretcher:

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Here's a beautiful gradient bridge

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There was a tiny pumpkin chugging around in this Halloween diorama:

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Thomas the Tank Engine is one of KTB's favourites:

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For all the detail, though, I looked in vain for the kind of sets my father had collected, eg, a mail train that would whip off the tiny post bags at one station and drop them off in a container on the other side.

I must say, the average age of the people who had the collections can be described thus: "When there was any hair, it was white."

There were, however, times when some of us were less than interested:

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Here's our little paper-hat engineer:

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And the other one!

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Alas, the sale area was completely given up to serious scale-model fans. If they'd just had one ordinary train set, their sales would, I feel, have gone much better!

I've put up more photos on

my FB album, click here

Here are two videos that I took:



See the detail in the painted backdrop, and the scenery around!



and







Even the cars in the parking lot had appropriate number plates!

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It was an enjoyable show that brought back many memories.
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