Reply to "Did your Dad get you into this hobby?"

In the very beginning, I don't know who got me started in Model trains, because I received my set at 2 yrs old.  I was told it was under the duress from my mother's friends that a baby that young and little didn't need a train set so early but my mom and dad stood their ground.  I remember running the trains every Christmas for a few weeks and waited for the next Christmas to come around because our apartment was too small for the 4x8 board to remain in the living room however when we moved finally into our new home after a couple of additional Christmas runs, my father all of a sudden put together a nice size train table for me.  Sad to say, I was already caught up with martial arts, basketball, girls, partying at clubs,etc.  Eventually when I got married and joined the military, they were put away and I saw and touched them from time to time. They somehow always remained in the back of my mind in their own little corner; my mother hid them from me because she believed I wanted to sell them when she had a conversation with me on their value and how much they had appreciated.  With time and my parents passing, I was able to rediscover them (they needed a little TLC) and I'm happy to say I now have the original set and a rather nice sized collection with which I'm about to start my layout with.  Both of my parents started my on this journey and in their own way they established what I've done so far, my mom, I believe in wanting me to have the trains because she loved electronics, cameras and all sorts of gizmos and my dad because I believe he was instrumental in making sure I had them out every holiday and eventually building my first train layout for me.  I'm blessed to have had them both.  MARSHELANGELO

GREG

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