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came home to find a big box from lionel on my porch today which is now sitting in my livingroom unable to be opened until christmas

this is torture, two entire months to wait until i can run that train and load it with hot wheels cars

62 days to be exact

this is really hard guys

its still in the shipping carton

tempted to sneak a peak after my godparents go to bed and drool all over the box

what do you guys think?

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I can relate, Cody. I remember when my parents bought me a Spirit of ‘76 Tyco HO set in 1974 for Christmas. The problem was that it was bought in November and I could see it in its box every day.

My parents gave in and let me open it before Christmas. We began building the layout shortly thereafter.

Try not to fixate on it. (I know that’s difficult for you, so maybe find something else to capture your focus.)

Still, two months is a long wait, so I empathize.

@paigetrain posted:

came home to find a big box from lionel on my porch today which is now sitting in my livingroom unable to be opened until christmas

this is torture, two entire months to wait until i can run that train and load it with hot wheels cars

62 days to be exact

this is really hard guys

its still in the shipping carton

tempted to sneak a peak after my godparents go to bed and drool all over the box

what do you guys think?

Work on your Fenix videos I see you've been posting.  As stated above, don't fixate on it.

Don't ruin the Christmas surprise.

To put it into context, to know what something is before you are supposed to know will result in false expressions or feelings. Two things from me, once I found out Christmas presents when I was maybe 6-7. I didn't know what it was, didn't notice exactly what was hidden away(it was in a garbage bag, big one). I told my one brother and one sister, they went to have a look, but it wasn't there anymore. I think our other sister moved the presents. Second thing is, that other sister had found the gifts before she was official assistant, and she was disappointed in what was coming. She didn't get what she wanted, and on Christmas Day she tried to look cheerful. It wasn't showing. However, the following year she couldn't find the presents, and got what she wanted.

The bottom line is that knowing takes away quite a bit, and it will show. If you open it when Christmas arrives, you anxiousness now will pay off then. Be patient.

@Jim R. posted:

I can relate, Cody. I remember when my parents bought me a Spirit of ‘76 Tyco HO set in 1974 for Christmas. The problem was that it was bought in November and I could see it in its box every day.

My parents gave in and let me open it before Christmas. We began building the layout shortly thereafter.

Try not to fixate on it. (I know that’s difficult for you, so maybe find something else to capture your focus.)

Still, two months is a long wait, so I empathize.

is it the spirit of 76 with the high hood c630?

i looked it up

thats a nice train

too bad its not o scale

@paigetrain posted:

this is torture, two entire months to wait until i can run that train and load it with hot wheels cars

Hot Wheel cars . . . like this? (on loan from my local grandsons to fill my previously empty car carrier)

[Dunno if this might help or make the wait even worse, so don't look if the latter may be the case . . . ]

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@paigetrain posted:

its amazing.  I ran it for hours and those dash 8s are so smooth man.  I plan on merging it with my other trains.

I know that many of us also order stuff early, but the problem with ordering & receiving two months before you open & check/run it is that we risk disappointment with product flaws discovered too late... plus the loss of two months of our 12 month factory warranty.

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