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Haruka garden railway

Post by mymodeltrain » Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:31 pm

I took this photo late Sunday after enjoying some fun with friends in the garden.
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Post by philipy » Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:42 pm

That looks very impressive. The lighting works well.
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Post by drewzero1 » Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:45 pm

Very atmospheric, love the architecture showcased in this shot. Must be a popular railway, there's quite the crowd waiting for the next train!

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Post by ge_rik » Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:38 am

drewzero1 wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:45 pm ......., there's quite the crowd waiting for the next train!
....... including Napoleon :lol: (or is it Nelson?)

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Post by mymodeltrain » Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:57 pm

ge_rik wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:38 am
drewzero1 wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:45 pm ......., there's quite the crowd waiting for the next train!
....... including Napoleon :lol: (or is it Nelson?)

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Rik, that is Napoleon, indeed, as a friend of mine told me about that.

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Post by drewzero1 » Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:45 pm

mymodeltrain wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:57 pm Rik, that is Napoleon, indeed, as a friend of mine told me about that.
On his way to Waterloo Station?

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Post by mymodeltrain » Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:42 pm

drewzero1 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:45 pm
mymodeltrain wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:57 pm Rik, that is Napoleon, indeed, as a friend of mine told me about that.
On his way to Waterloo Station?
If you notice, I also have Abraham Lincoln on the other end. I use the model system to teach my daughter how things work and history. When she was a few years old, she stood there, pointed to the figure, and said, "That's Abram Lincoln!"- very fun to hear.

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Post by drewzero1 » Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:25 pm

I didn't notice, but I see him now! I love that idea and should try to copy it... We mostly have generic figures but my preschool son has had a lot of fun with cartoon characters, action figures, superheroes etc. riding on the line. Time to sneak in some fun learning as well!

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Post by FWLR » Wed May 01, 2024 9:14 am

Thats just brilliant. The lighting is superb and a model to show off quite rightly.. :salute:

The idea for talking history with your line is also brilliant. Unfortunately history isn't taught that much now in the schools and what there is it's mainly about the Romans from what my second youngest granddaughter tells me. We had her over a few days ago and I got on to the subject of gas masks and she looked at me with eyes that said " What the heck are you going on about" when I told her why they were worn, she just shrugged her shoulders and carried on with something else. How very disappointing it is, I learned a lot about history and even now I am finding out things that I never knew about then.

Sorry for digressing..... :roll:

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Post by mymodeltrain » Wed May 01, 2024 5:39 pm

FWLR wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 9:14 am Thats just brilliant. The lighting is superb and a model to show off quite rightly.. :salute:

The idea for talking history with your line is also brilliant. Unfortunately history isn't taught that much now in the schools and what there is it's mainly about the Romans from what my second youngest granddaughter tells me. We had her over a few days ago and I got on to the subject of gas masks and she looked at me with eyes that said " What the heck are you going on about" when I told her why they were worn, she just shrugged her shoulders and carried on with something else. How very disappointing it is, I learned a lot about history and even now I am finding out things that I never knew about then.

Sorry for digressing..... :roll:
My father taught world history in high school. He had a large collection of French and English books on those topics. Growing up in Saigon during the 70s and 80s, I disliked playing sports since it was a hot country. On the other hand, I felt enjoyable reading history books whenever I was free. I learned a lot of things around the world from these books. My favorite was the Second World War; I read nearly everything available from all perspectives. Sometimes, I tore a few pages that have the photos of the Normandy landing to show off to my friends. My father was very upset later on when he found pages were missing. Since then, they checked my school bag every day before going to school to ensure I didn't tear his book. Thirty years later, I was at Cambridge University for a conference, and a university historian there told us that in one of the colleges (I forgot the name) where, Allied Generals met in secret to plan the D-day since that college had very large rooms so they can spread out large maps for the planning. History is amazing, specifically when we can witness it.

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