Ideas for Christmas present

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Turlock, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Turlock

    Turlock New Member

    A friend on mine is very into his model railway and at the moment I'm trying to sort out some sort of useful Christmas present for him. Would any of yourselves have any ideas what I could possibly get him?

    At the moment he has an alright setup but it's very space saverish so is just running along two walls. He's been into it for years so is well clued up so the more technical the better. I'm thinking about 70 euro (~$100).

  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    No model railroader I know will ever turn down a gift locomotive. :D
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Personally, I like beer when I'm driving my trains. Get him a few pints of quality ale. ;)

    Seriously, I'd go with an engine as well. Or a nice set of matching rolling stock.
  4. Turlock

    Turlock New Member

    Cheers Lads much appreciated, now what sort of engine would be a good buy? Does it have to be a certain type to match his taste e.g. If I were to compare it to cars I love VW's so would like a model VW, so should I go try and find what makes he like or is it just a case of something that's nice?

    Thanks again seriously helping me here!! :thumb:
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Does he model modern trains, diesel or electric locomotives on his layout or are they old time steam locomotives?
  6. Turlock

    Turlock New Member

    I think he's more into the steam engines but I'll sus him out, Thanks!
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    See if you can tell us the name of the railroad he models. If he is free lancing his own road, the name won't help us, but if he is modeling a prototype railroad that will help in determining what to get him. Also you mentioned Euros. Is he modeling European prototypes or North American prototypes?
  8. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    unless its the wrong gauge
  9. Turlock

    Turlock New Member

    Thanks for all the help folks, turns out it's 00 gauge that he has and he's into the steam engines. Went in and made a purchase:


    100 Euro :rolleyes: which is about $131

    Showed it to another model train bloke and he seemed well impressed so can't go too far wrong!

  10. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Looks like someone will be VERY happy this Christmas. That is a great gift! :thumb:

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