Just had to point out that while watching the Sunday Night Football between the Jets and Raiders this evening, during the commercial break an Applebee's Holiday Combo Meals Ad was aired and it featured a O Gauge freight train running through a snowy Christmas Village at night with "Sleigh Ride" playing in the background. Small steam locomotive (looked like a 0-4-0 at first glance) running on Lionel FasTrack. Personally I would like if that Applebee's restaurant in the village is up for sale so that I can place it on my own Christmas layout .
Real pleasant commercial to ring in the holidays. Never mind that Thanksgiving isn't here yet , but that's a topic for another day and time.
Anytime model trains are featured positively on televisions or movies to a mainstream audience is a good thing.