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MrAllied, I'm not surprised one single bit that the GG1 didn't stay in your possession long enough to collect so much as even one partical of dust!

Thank you once again for posting the photos of your shop.  They enable me to take a sentimental journey back in time when I'd "hang out" at Bobbye Hall's Hobby House in Dallas, TX, as well as Chester 'The Most' Holley, in his shop and house in Tampa, FL.

Did you ever have an operating layout in your shop?  Neither Bobbye or Chester had one, although Chester did have an oval of G gauge track set up on top of the roof of his original train shop which was enshrined when he had a huge metal building erected over it.  Every Saturday, an LGB train could be seen operating around a large live steam size wooden Seaboard caboose which always attracted the customers and was a big hit with kids of all ages!

A shot of Chester's shop, taken from the roof of the original building, can be seen in OGR Run 119 on page 33 which featured Chester in an artical about the man and his collection of trains in all gauges which dated back to his childhood.  The title of the artical is Chester Holley's Childhood Dreams Last a Lifetime.  Page 34 shows Chester seated in his livingroom holding a passenger car from his first train, which was given to him by his father, shown in a black and white photo on the same page.

Joe

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