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Project by Ray Lepagnol posted 03-19-2008 02:44 AM 1083 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

WHEN I WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, I GOT MY FIRST LIONEL TRAINS.
THESE WERE HAND ME DOWNS FROM MY OLDER COUSIN,
HE OUT GREW THEM AND EVENTUALLY WENT ON TO DRIVE THE REAL THING WITH THE BNSF RAILROAD.

I HAVE BEEN ADDICTED EVER SINCE AND THE COLLECTION HAS NEVER STOPPED GROWING.
ONCE I EVEN DECIDED TO GET INTO A CHEAPER HOBBY…LIKE WOODWORKING (HA HA).

I BUILT THIS LAMP MADE OUT OF 2 X 12, THE SIGNAL PARTS ON THE LAMP ARE FROM A PIECE THAT I BOUGHT OUT OF A GREAT TRAIN CATALOG CALLED SCHRADERS.
THE SHELF IS SIMPLE 1 X 4 KNOTTY PINE LEFT ROUGH AND STAINED EARLY AMERICAN AND LACQUERED. THE ROAD BED IS PARTICLE BOARD TO LOOK LIKE ROCK BALLAST.

EXCEPT FOR THESE ON DISPLAY, MOST OF THE COLLECTION IS STORED AWAY FOR SAFE KEEPING.
MY SON MAKES FUN OF ME BY SAYING “PLAY WITH THE TRAINS ?!? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND????”

-- The only thing better than being Daddy is being Grandpa





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#1 posted 03-19-2008 03:02 AM

Ray, Great way to display the train. I like the fact that added some character to the display as well with the trees and such.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 03-19-2008 03:37 AM

Your pieces really look great. Nice way to display old memorabilia. Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-19-2008 03:44 AM

I really like the lamps!My brother in law collects trains and I bet he might like a lamp like this or similar one on his desk. Great work and thanks for the post.

-- --Chuck

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#4 posted 03-19-2008 03:49 AM

looks great.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#5 posted 03-19-2008 04:24 AM

Ray,

This is a wonderful way to display your trains. I had several as a child but have no idea what happened to them. Putting them on display like this really focuses attention on them. I love the lamp. Putting the crossing light in it was a wonderful idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 04:27 AM

Well done – the displays look great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 06:37 AM

Nice looking display. I don’t remember if I ever had a train set.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 12:22 PM

Coincidence. I was watching DIY the other night (Chris Chianelli’s model show) and they were showcasing Model Railroading. The guys entire room was shelving that held various engines and cars.

Don’t know if he built his own display, tho’

Nice job.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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