I know we are all very proud of our hobby and hope that our children and/or grandchildren would take an interest in it someday. WELL it's not happening in my family.
Last year shortly after my youngest son bought his first house with a basement, after living in a townhouse for 15 years . I thought it might be a good idea for him and his two sons who are 10 and 13 to have some trains in that huge basement. They all agreed so I took them 4- 4' X 4' tables that I had used for portable layouts. I had lots of O-27 track and switches, engines and cars. I was able to set up a 4' X 12' table with a 4' dog leg. There were two ovals with a siding on the long part and a freight yard with 3 spurs on the 4' leg .
Now they tell me that they don't play with it and have no interest so come and take it back. I'm sure that I'm not the first grandparent this has happen too. I know it's hard to compete with video games and sport activities available to children these days.
If my son doesn't want to keep the tables is there anyone in the Baltimore / Annapolis area who could use them ? Maybe someone who is just starting out and needs some help.