Saturday, March 9, 2013


Since DH retired, he has enjoyed his G-Scale garden railway in the front garden of our winter southern home.  It has provided hours of enjoyment for friends and neighbours and visiting kids.

This year, he hardly had the trains running, and has been spending more time with his other hobbies.  Thursday, he decided it was time to say farewell to the trains.  He sent a message to some members of a local garden railway club, and today 2 sets of enthusiasts arrived.

One group is building a small layout for a young man with MS, so they took a loop of track, some bridges, train and some accessories.
They also set up a layout at the Heritage Village in Largo, whenever there is a special celebration - about once a month.  They set up a train at the botanical gardens (part of the same complex off Ulmerton Road) for the Christmas season.

The second group sets up trains in the local hospital childrens wards, so we know that it will continue to bring joy for many years to come.

(I kept the "Proficient Needle Quilt and Social Club" building!)


  1. Aww - It *is* sad sometimes to say goodbye to chapters in our lives. What neat transfers the train parts made, though!

  2. My husband too used to "play" with trains. The kids never got into it and he quite setting it up. How nice his went to places where it will be enjoyed for a long time. I love the little shop you kept. That will also be a special memory.

  3. It's hard to let go of things some times, but it's good when we can know when it's time. I have three grandsons who really like trains, but the other two have never had much interest in them. The oldest (12) who has liked trains now wants to learn to sew and he wants his own machine. As soon as he proves that he can take care of a sewing machine, I'll plan to get him one or pass on one of mine to him.

  4. It is so nice to hear that his train supplies can give pleasures to others. I am also glad you keep the "Proficient Needle Quilt and Social Club".

  5. Wow, that would be sad. I LOVE trains. I'm glad you kept your building. It's too special!


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