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Thousands Flock to Train Lady's Massive Train Garden
The Daily Mail ^ | 07.02.2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/03/2013 11:20:02 AM PDT by Shery

Elaine Silets is a train lover like no other. Not only did she make a career out of building model train displays but her expansive estate is an homage to the locomotive. And over the weekend, Silets did something she does but once per year: she opened up her gardens to the public and something like 6,000 curious train lovers descended on her home. With10 acres of gardens, waterfalls, lakes, trestles, bridges, and replica towns and pastoral scenes, her Glorée & Tryumfant Garden Railway in North Barrington, Illinois, it’s no wonder they call her the Train Lady.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2354273/Thousands-flock-tour-Train-Ladys-massive-model-train-filled-estate-garden.html#ixzz2Y0XtGBOq

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TOPICS: Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: hobbies; trains
I've always LOVED trains! I used to play with my younger brother when he got his train set out! We sometimes would set the train up as part of our Christmas decor. I'd love to see this one!
1 posted on 07/03/2013 11:20:02 AM PDT by Shery
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To: Shery

paging Willie G...


2 posted on 07/03/2013 11:21:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Shery

Would be hilarious to see a duck show up at that pond. LOL Ahhhhh Duckzilla!


3 posted on 07/03/2013 11:22:44 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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I always put up my 6’x9’ HO display with the 8’ tree in the middle.

2 looonnng HO trains, and the Disney monorail going around the whole thing. And 30 lit bldgs, a pond, town, streets, cars, streetlights, train stations, the works. Takes like a week to set up. But worth it. It’s magical.

Wish I knew how to post a picture.....


4 posted on 07/03/2013 11:28:28 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Shery

Bumping. I thought I was the only female who loved trains.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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How does she run the trains year round? I mean what happens when it rains?


6 posted on 07/03/2013 11:44:09 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: redhead
The Gomez Adams has left an lasting impact on many youths.

The lose of being able to blow things up as a kid is saddening.

7 posted on 07/03/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT by ThomasThomas ("We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.")
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To: Shery
Cool story. There's a pretty cool museum here, with one of the bigger model train displays in the country.

And here's Union Pacific 844 going past that museum.

8 posted on 07/03/2013 12:08:30 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: Shery
I wonder how long it will be before some local government stooge/tyrant comes along and makes her take it all down through some interpretation of a zoning law...

After all, this is no longer "the land of the free."

9 posted on 07/03/2013 12:17:09 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: real saxophonist

Cool! I used to stop in the Christmas windows that had train sets up & running. Always fascinated with them for some reason. When I was a 2nd grader, my teacher took our class from Kokomo, IN, to Logansport, IN, via the train, where we got an ice cream cone, then got back on the train and went back home! That was a school trip I always remembered...almost 6 decades ago! ;)


10 posted on 07/03/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a train around the tree.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 12:32:23 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: Shery

I’ve been a model railroader for 40 years. It’s a great hobby. I do what I want, when I want, how I want. I don’t need to meet anyone’s standards or expectations other than my own. I can create when I want. I can destroy when I want. I am god in my basement.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 12:51:31 PM PDT by wny
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