Don McErlean posted:
In view of the "Thomas the Tank Engine" layout shown by Vincent I thought I would share one of my more recent "junk" finds...a SMURF Train, complete with Smurf blue engine and tender and track!! Battery operated, approximately O gauge or perhaps a little smaller, works, and was complete with box as shown. Its most certainly not high value but who among us can resist a full up operating train set in the box for 5$ !!
Finally, in my "Grandson's" layout is my new Marx Union Pacific F-3 A / B pulling an all Marx freight. Note it is passing a Marx "Frontier" litho tin log cabin in use as a station. Like most all Marx, train was picked up for a modest price at a train show, put on track, immediately goes to work pulling trains!
Well, that's all from Waco folks
All I can say is wow! I remember as a child going to our local mall. That was back in the day when all malls had at least one toy store. I saw this train and wanted it, why, because it was a train. As I was being taken home that day I thought about it the entire time. When I got home I started to cry. Walter my "fill in" grandpa asked what was wrong and I told him. He told me that tomorrow he would pick me up and guess what I came home with the next day? You guessed it Papa Smurf and the gang!
Thanks for posting,