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    I am glad to see that this is not dead, I really enjoyed the last time we did this.
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    I will be shipping the box on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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    i was next on this list and i still have not seen it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj01 View Post
    I will be shipping the box on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Jerry, were you able to ship the box?
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    I shipped Box B today. I’m very sorry about the really really really long delay.

    Found out out a month ago we are expecting our first child in July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj01 View Post
    I shipped Box B today. I’m very sorry about the really really really long delay. Found out out a month ago we are expecting our first child in July.
    Congratulations, start thinking about how to fit a mini- layout in the nursery (because we all want our kids to be railfans)

    Side note, here is the only segue that I know to connect boxes and babies: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

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    Congrats on #1
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    I already have plans. I have my Brio trains and track from when I was a boy. I will build a 4x8 layout using Brio track, just like my dad did for me.

    In addition to a Baby’s first Christmas ornament, he is also getting Baby’s first Christmas Lionel Boxcar.

    My my wife is onboard with all of it.

    Before we we knew it was a boy, I told my wife that if it’s a boy, he will be into trains. If it’s a girl, it will be pink trains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj01 View Post
    My my wife is onboard with all of it.
    LOL I see what you did there...

    Congrats on the new junior Engineer. And as the fire(wo)man on my last visit to Cass would have said... Girl trains don't have to be pink
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    Before you know it you will have an O-scale layout around the Christmas Tree

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Girl trains don't have to be pink
    "Girl trains"?
    Aren't all trains female?
    I know when I see the gloss shimmer on the cowling of the Queen of Steam, Class J No. 611, what I say to myself is "Ain't she beautiful!" And I think that goes for other less notable examples; in my mind they still get feminine pronouns.

    I've never understood why our hobby doesn't appeal more broadly to women. So much of it seems to be anchored in a desire to create, to make beautiful things, and it seems like boys have a genetic disposition towards wrecking rather than patiently creating. I see this in my friend's 5-year-old fraternal twins; the daughter likes to set up a wooden train track with me, while the son just delights in ruining it. Boys, when first encountering a train layout, want to grab the throttle and make it go as fast as possible, maybe set up a car at the crossing to crash into, that sort of thing. Restraint and appreciation of creative efforts seems to come more easily to girls, and yet there is this imbalance towards male hobbyists.

    I would be very glad to be one of the few men participating in this hobby, if it were the other way around and broadly recognized as a hobby for "girls". As-is; nothing that I see really needs to change about the hobby for it to be for "girls". I don't think we need to entertain notions of painting trains pink (or other similar "branding" decisions), as doing so can seem to imply that the "norm" is the hobby as pursued by males. Which is basically what you're saying, in what I quoted, right @TwinDad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerj01 View Post
    Found out out a month ago we are expecting our first child in July.
    Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    I've never understood why our hobby doesn't appeal more broadly to women.
    I'm with you there!

    I'm lucky enough to say that my wife-to-be participates in the hobby with me. She has some of her own trains, and wants to build a BendTrack module or two to take to shows with the local group. She's not as deep into the hobby as some of us, but she doesn't just pass it by like most would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    "Girl trains"?

    <snip>

    Which is basically what you're saying, in what I quoted, right @TwinDad?
    Pretty much exactly @WP&P. I did mean "trains for girls", of course. The trains themselves have no gender, despite our historical penchant for referring to all kinds of things as "she"...

    If I had to speculate, I would guess that trains being a "man's hobby" comes from a few different places...

    (1) its origins as a toy version of a job that was traditionally largely male
    (2) the relatively late introduction of the more artistic aspects of the hobby (as an outgrowth of the very early toy trains)
    (3) straight up gender stereotyping.

    That is, trains are big ugly mechanical beasts that are clearly the domain of Real Men(tm), not of Dainty Women(tm), and so toy trains would be the domain of Real Men(tm) and Real Boys(tm) as well, not of women and girls. If a woman WAS interested in the hobby, well of course it would only be about the pretty trees and buildings (that look a lot like dollhouses), not in the trains. And of course women would neither be interested in nor capable of the engineering work required to build benchwork and lay proper track and all that Manly(tm) stuff.

    Of course anyone with a lick of sense can see that all that is complete HOGWASH but the stereotypes and the societal pressures that go with them persist. Anyone with a lick of sense can also see that a dude can totally pull off a pink shirt to great effect, and that blue is a lovely color on a woman, but we still buy the baby boys blue stuff and baby girls pink stuff. Old habits are hard to break. We still see cooking as a woman's thing even though some of the world's greatest chefs are men. Men don't sew or knit, even though many do and back in the day being able to (e.g.) sew your own clothing could literally be a lifesaver. Heck we STILL have problems getting people (including WOMEN) to believe women are capable of working a job outside of teaching or the secretary pool, despite literally millions (billions?) of examples of women being world class doctors, lawyers, politicians, researchers, engineers, adventurers, astronauts, soldiers, firefighters...

    One sees a very similar dynamic in the early (1980s-ish) marketing of home computers and their devastating impact on the participation of women in STEM careers.

    I don't know how you would ever actually conduct such a study, but it would be very interesting to me to see which is the chicken or the egg... are women (statistically) less interested in model trains because it really is (statistically) a less interesting hobby to women, or do they seem less interested because they've been told all their lives that it's something that boys do, so they don't even consider it an option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Before you know it you will have an O-scale layout around the Christmas Tree
    Lately I have been running an O scale train around our Christmas tree. Soon I will have the G gauge train my parents ran around their tree. They stopped setting it up.
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    I got box A from warnerj01 on March 1. This is very COOL! It's ready to go on to coranger as soon as he sends me an address. This is something everybody needs to get in on.

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    I think I'm on a list.... wonder if maybe a new post with an updated list in this thread?

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    Yep -- would love to join if there is a way to get on the list... (or maybe to start a 2nd new box)...

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    Updated list starting with current location as best I know:

    Box A:
    1. @Comfortably numb (current)
    2. @Coranger
    3. @A-Train
    4. @VonRyan
    5. @Trainman19
    6. @dcswift
    7. @zosimas


    Box B:
    1. @mrbmac
    2. @coffeeman


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