I’ve been collecting the Hallmark train ornaments since they started the series. I’m pretty sure I have all of the, including the “gold” limited editions, and excluding the mini’s (I’ve got to look for a complete list one of these days). Almost all of them are too small, but also too heavy to hang on a live tree - I think you’d need one of those old artificial trees from the 60’s with the twisted metal branches to hold the engines!!! I have 79 train ornaments (77 from the series plus the gold Hudson from the 100 anniversary and a Thomas). I display them every year on the TV console.

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I’ve been collecting the Hallmark train ornaments since they started the series. I’m pretty sure I have all of the, including the “gold” limited editions, and excluding the mini’s (I’ve got to look for a complete list one of these days). Almost all of them are too small, but also too heavy to hang on a live tree - I think you’d need one of those old artificial trees from the 60’s with the twisted metal branches to hold the engines!!! I have 79 train ornaments (77 from the series plus the gold Hudson from the 100 anniversary and a Thomas). I display them every year on the TV console.

 

 

They are much nicer than I thought they would be !  I will pick them up when I see them at yard sales and such now - my artificial tree has sturdy branches

Carl

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Apples55 posted:

I’ve been collecting the Hallmark train ornaments since they started the series. I’m pretty sure I have all of the, including the “gold” limited editions, and excluding the mini’s (I’ve got to look for a complete list one of these days). Almost all of them are too small, but also too heavy to hang on a live tree - I think you’d need one of those old artificial trees from the 60’s with the twisted metal branches to hold the engines!!! I have 79 train ornaments (77 from the series plus the gold Hudson from the 100 anniversary and a Thomas). I display them every year on the TV console.

 

Actually, some live trees do have branches strong enough to hold even the engines.  I always get a Frasier Fir these days, and they can hold the engines. (well most years I get a Frasier- this year there was seemingly a bit of a shortage, so I've got something I've never heard of before "Cook Premium Fir", and a few years  I've had a Balsam Fir)

You obviously can't hang the big engines right on the tip of a branch, but they can be hung a little bit inward.

The minis can hang anywhere, right out to the tips.  They weigh nothing.

Nice collection, btw!  I believe mine is complete as well, but I don't have a dedicated space to put ALL of them out every year.

-Dave

After reading Paul Kallus's article in Run 309 of the OGR on the Polar Express pulled out my copy of the book.  Had forgotten that my copy was the special 25th anniversary edition.

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Which included a Polar Express Christmas ornament attached to the inside of the dust cover rear tab.  The ornament is dated 2009 with Chris Van Allsburg's name on it.

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Maybe next year will remember to take it out and hang it.

There also is a CD of the story read by Liam Neeson.

Ron

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