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If you've been a Bad Ole Boy like me, then you have coal in your stocking to look forward to for Christmas or Hanukkah (or a Festivus for the Restofus as they said on Seinfeld).

But, guess what?

If you're a model railroader like me, that ain't bad! LOL

And, thanks to coal drags like the one in the video below, we got plenty of coal to fill the stockings of all those Bad Ole Boys:

Now, it's your turn. Show us everything you have that is all about coal: coal trains, coal cars, coal mines, coal elevators  coal tipples, coal loaders, etc.

I've got more coal on my layout to share later.

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Moon, with all that coal, there must be a lot of Bad Ole Boys in that Christmas village.

LOL, Arnold

That isn't the half of it. The "bad ole boy" is the one who took the video. I had the idea of acquiring 3 coal cars from the Monopoly lines - Reading, B&O and PRR - to park on a siding just for fun scene. I bought three used without knowing they were diecast. At the time I wasn't even aware of diecast rolling stock as everything I had was plastic. I liked the weight and the detail so much I went on a buying binge and added twenty-one more in short order. Recognizing a disorder in my personality, I sought out a therapist. She asked me to chart my purchases - day of the week, time of the day, other activities. Suggested I don't drink Irish whiskey on Friday night while perusing online buying platforms and forums. Up until last Wednesday I had been 80 days diecast free; found a 2nd road number for a blue K-Line D&H 2-bay hopper! Actually, I found three more road numbers so the fact that I only bought one was a victory in moderation.

Okay, so the therapist part isn't true, though it should be. And, I'm happy to report I am now on day 5 of being diecast free.

@Mooner posted:

That isn't the half of it. The "bad ole boy" is the one who took the video. I had the idea of acquiring 3 coal cars from the Monopoly lines - Reading, B&O and PRR - to park on a siding just for fun scene. I bought three used without knowing they were diecast. At the time I wasn't even aware of diecast rolling stock as everything I had was plastic. I liked the weight and the detail so much I went on a buying binge and added twenty-one more in short order. Recognizing a disorder in my personality, I sought out a therapist. She asked me to chart my purchases - day of the week, time of the day, other activities. Suggested I don't drink Irish whiskey on Friday night while perusing online buying platforms and forums. Up until last Wednesday I had been 80 days diecast free; found a 2nd road number for a blue K-Line D&H 2-bay hopper! Actually, I found three more road numbers so the fact that I only bought one was a victory in moderation.

Okay, so the therapist part isn't true, though it should be. And, I'm happy to report I am now on day 5 of being diecast free.

What an entertaining story, Mooner, thanks for sharing.

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