Well it seems my sister encouraged Keith to build something just a little bigger. Since would be visiting with trains as the theme, why not do something special. Oh it was special alright, it seems the sky was the limit and My sister’s previous statement of…

Oh we are not planning on setting up the trains next year”

...ended up being modified just a little. The family room ended up being transformed into a monster train room. There were two separate tables on either sides of the family room with a connecting trestle around more than half the room. One 5x6’ and one 4x5’ with bridge connecting them. This allowed for trains to loop around under the tree then travel around the room behind the couch over the hearth for the fireplace and round another loop on the other side of the room. There was a small loop on the 4x5’ table allowing for a second train to run separately and before my sister was able to stop the madness we ended up with a third loop on the 5x6’ table. This allowed for three individual trains to be running at the same time, which was just too cool. There was over 30 yards of track...

Barney and I slept under the tree, on Christmas Eve, watching the trains...