One Christmas season I had experienced some significant losses in life and was alone on a Christmas Eve after work. This was before the recent explosion of scale trains by MTH, Atlas, Lionel, etc. I had been looking for a Railbox Lionel boxcar at a few local places with no luck. Then on this rather bleak Christmas Eve a great friend dropped by briefly to bring a gift of the Railbox boxcar, and a Christmas greeting from he and his wife. That car is permanently in my collection. It comes out around Christmas each year to make some runs on the seasonal floor track.