Old 12-27-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
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Okay, time to blab. Who was Santa Claus nice to this Christmas when it came to railfan goodies?
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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I was hoping we'd start a thread like this. This Christmas, I received a brakeman lantern (a real one that they used back in the day), a model of BN 9790, three Metra passenger cars, a model of Santa Fe 93, a model Amtrak SDP40F, a Baltimore and Ohio model, model coal cars, a brand new tripod that I can use when photographing trains, a subscription to "Photography" magazine and "TRAINS" magazine. I got a lot of train items and memorabilia! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Nick
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:11 AM   #3
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I got some cool stuff, more RAM for my computer (1GB PC3200, bringing me up to 2.5GB, and now I'm out of slots), some new speakers, a new tripod that doesn't way 30lbs and acually has a quick release plate (however, the Sunpak doesnt seem as good build quality as my old Bogen/Manfrotto..), some Cash$$$ to put towards a new camera (Nikon D200 10MP...), HO Atlas Conrail Spartan Cab SD70, 2 sets of TTX Spline cars, Ipod Nano 4GB for listenin' to my tunes while waiting trackside, and a SWEATER!
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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I got away with part of the 20D as my gift from my wife.

From my dad, I got a thick, softcover book about the history of the BNSF (white cover with the new logo on the cover); the pins my dad doesn't collect for saftey and such on the Montana Division MoW; and a BNSF employee calendar.

I also got the annual Christmas tree ornament, a Hallmark steam switch engine ornament w/ moving parts.

I don't really model railroad yet.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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I took a picture of a coal train Christmas Day. I thought maybe it was headed to my house.
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I took a picture of a coal train Christmas Day. I thought maybe it was headed to my house.
I actually got coal for Christmas from my dad when I was younger.

This Christmas was more for my son than for me. This probably sounds sappy, but I got more joy from watching him play with his new toys than anything I got.

But I did get some DVD's of old TV shows.
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This probably sounds sappy, but I got more joy from watching him play with his new toys than anything I got.
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I actually got coal for Christmas from my dad when I was younger.
I've also gotten coal for Christmas before, but it was carved into the shape of a steam locomotive by West Virginia artisans...

T'was the year of the Best Buy gift card, the likenesses of Franklin and Jackson, and a French Taunter here. Sounds like a great time to add a few more albums to the collection of railfanning music.

Live from Hillsville, VA...
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:24 AM   #8
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I got a couple EJE gondolas w/ 4 coils each, a MLLX covered hopper, and a bunch of road bed and track for my layout. I'm hoping to get one more thing for railfanning, so we'll see.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:11 PM   #9
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I was the proud recipient of a Canon D Rebel XT with a Tamron AF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 and a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III. This camera is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:39 PM   #10
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Hi All,

I got two Kato UP AC4400CW's UP5714 and 5799 in Building America scheme's. 12 ACF 3-bay covered hopper in new BNSF with different numbers and 4 C&NW auto carrier car's. I also got a Virgin Voyager 3 car DMU trainset

All are in HO scale and will go well on my 18ft by 10ft layout

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:08 PM   #11
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Here's what I got:

BNSF hopper
SP hopper (Both N Scale)
A couple Four Ways West books
90 dollars towards the purchase of a digital camera

And lots of other non railroad stuff

I also got a trojan which destroyed everything on my hard drive, I only got the computer working yesterday.
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Thinking....
Kodak B&W Photo Paper(so I can print my B&W photos)
Quantarray MS-1 Slave Flash, lighting up scenes
Graphics Card to speed up my games(like MSTS)
Mini-Tripod
Gas Card(so I can go railfanning longer)
Not really a Christmas gift but a few days before Christmas, I got my license! So, you better watch the roads.
Steam Locomotives by Brian Solomon
Probably something else, but I'm forgetting it.
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I got a tripod from the boss, which I thought was pretty cool, and some cash for my upcoming purchase of a digital camera. The best thing was a couple days off to go out and shoot.
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I was hoping we'd start a thread like this. This Christmas, I received a brakeman lantern (a real one that they used back in the day), a model of BN 9790, three Metra passenger cars, a model of Santa Fe 93, a model Amtrak SDP40F, a Baltimore and Ohio model, model coal cars, a brand new tripod that I can use when photographing trains, a subscription to "Photography" magazine and "TRAINS" magazine. I got a lot of train items and memorabilia! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Nick


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Uh, Isn't it kind of late to be talking about Christmas?
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Uh, Isn't it kind of late to be talking about Christmas?
This was a thread from the Christmas of 2005!!! Seems our new member is dredging through the archives and resurrecting the past!
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