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2002-12-15 20:57:56+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Yesterday evening went to Revels. Fun, but they didn't seem to catch the audience until the second act. Ate at a great Peruvian place over in Oakland that I have to find again and eat at, Jeanne was driving. Today's about getting the tree up and getting my Dad's American Flyer[Wiki] S-gauge model trains running around the tree. Man, setting up those big 1:64 trains, with the steel rails that are always dirty and so throw lots of sparks, brings back some memories. The big steam engine is the first thing running, I don't know if I dare see if the smoke generator still works...

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#Comment made: 2002-12-15 21:25:37+00 by: Diane Reese

I don't know if I dare see if the smoke generator still works...

Oh man, the SMOKE GENERATOR!! Do you still have the tabs for it, or is it created some other way? Boy, reading that, I can just smell the smell of those trains from when I was a kid...

#Comment made: 2002-12-15 23:11:30+00 by: Anita Rowland

I really enjoy the Revels up here, but it's in Tacoma, not Seattle! and I'm moving this month so need to concentrate on that. But I recommend the revels highly, and next year we'll go for sure.

Lots of samples from various revels recordings on their site. some are on sale until dec 18, with free shipping on humongous orders of seventy bucks or more.

#Comment made: 2002-12-16 15:46:39+00 by: Dan Lyke

The smoke generator actually runs off a liquid. Looking inside the chassis I'm fairly sure it doesn't work, but I'll have to see what I can do about retrofitting it.

#Comment made: 2002-12-16 16:40:42+00 by: petronius [edit history]

After you get the steam generator going, maybe you can find the Circus Train car with the giraffe's head sticking out of a hole in the top, and then maybe that mainstay of the Cold War, the car whose top opens to show a missle ready to smite the Commies.

#Comment made: 2002-12-16 18:03:16+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think the giraffe car and the missile launcher are Lionel things. They're O gauge, a little bit bigger, and three rail rather than two rail.

Folks from down the street came to dinner last night and brought their kid. Wow, does that boy like trains.