When I was a little boy, I had a model train set. I’m sure my father bought it for me before he died.
I’ve always liked trains. All guys like trains if they aren’t zombies. I don’t think I quite got the idea when I was very young though. I played with it many times but lost interest easily because it kept falling off the track all the time. Now that I am older I realize that it is not a race car track. The train wasn’t supposed to go that fast.
Now that I’m older and have money to buy a new train set, I don’t think I would do it. I don’t really have the interest in model trains anymore. I’ve moved on to REAL trains. Ever since seeing a real live steam locomotive, a toy just doesn’t do it anymore.
My father had planned to build me a model steam engine. He only got as far as putting two pieces of tubing together. I still have those pieces. I still have a desire to build a steam engine. Not just a model either. I want to build a real power generating system. Even though I have the ability, I lack the stuff. It’s not really something you should probably build in a backyard in suburbia anyway. It’s not exactly practical either. Maybe I’ll start with a model. One day…