So, I had a happy dream where I was walking my dog and came across layout parts with track, switches, etc attached, next to someone's trash cans. I opened the cans to find trains accessories, etc.
I found more and more as I sorted through my find, in greater and greater detail as I went along.
In real life I never found trains in the trash - HAVE YOU?
A certain vendor at out local train show frequently claims that he does, I never believed him