These days I will disappear for long stretches of time to play trains. Because Bebe Sister likes to pull the track apart I have to seek refuge in my room. The track in these first photos was found at a thrift store a couple years ago. Great find, Mom. However, I am getting to where I'd like a bit more sophisticated set up.
Dad had a train and some wooden track from his days as a little guy. He pulled them out of the garage storage area and we sat down to play trains after Sister went to bed. They fit my track and trains perfectly.
Here are the old trains side by side with the new trains.
Thanks, Dad, for the new additions to my train set. Now Bebe Sister and enjoy hours of fun playing trains. However, I still like some quiet train playing time, too.
Here are a couple of videos of one of my longer train playing sessions. They are broken into two separate videos. Mostly, Mom and Dad wanted to post these so I could watch them whenever I wanted. If you are at all familiar with Thomas the Tank shows, it's kind of my own version. One thing I've learned from the show is train speak. You'll hear things like, "James buffered up" or "And then he chuffed away". It's also a mostly British show so occasionally I say these things with a bit of an accent.