QUOTE(Pieface @ Apr 30 2009, 06:42 PM) [snapback]1499698[/snapback]
Bought a set, saw it go around in a circle for a bit, got bored, put it away and sold it for the same price I bought it for.
If I had some money to buy a proper kit it may have been more fun, but watching it do the same thing for a while becomes boring.
I thought one of the big draws to model trains was creating the landscape as well as the trains. No model train set is complete without:
1) A tunnel - if you don't have a tunnel, GTFO.
2) A train station - even if you never stop there (or stop at every passing), you have to have a train station.
3) Little people - and they have to be to scale. No giants or action figures. Ok, action figures are alright if they're used in a comical fashion. Lego men are always acceptable.
4) Little trees - you can get little fake oranges to sprinkle in them too.
My friend's dad would build a new model train setup every year in their extra living room; working tediously all year to create a new landscape; display it in his house from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Neighbors would always come over just to see his trains and show it to their moron kids. Then someone told the local paper, he had people and their moron kids coming from 20 miles away to see his extravagant model train themed setup.
Then he'd essentially scrap the whole thing; sell off buildings, trains, etc. or trade them in for his next themed train masterpiece. Fucking dedication. And he's an asshole about it. No one touches the trains but him.