You've heard me mention RFD-TV before on the California section. They have a program called "I LOVE TOY TRAINS" on that channel that shows model trains, as well as a few real ones including the Grand Canyon Railway. Anyway, this is where it all happened. I don't think it was filmed here, but anyway these are the people who made the show. You can find VHS and DVDs of the show in this store.

 

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You are welcomed by a flashing 8" signal in front of the store. The lights flash very fast (about 3-4 flashes per second), with no sound. Take a look at picture 2. A small spider is near the red light. There wasn't one in the other light.


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Also inside the store is a small O scale layout with 4 trains running at the same time. None of the signals worked at the same time. They were all controlled by push buttons. Picture 6 shows a wigwag moving. It was named Block signal for some reason. Picture 7 shows the cantilever lights flashing.

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Picture 8 shows a gate in the down position on the opposite side of the crossing. Picture 9 is from the other side. Picture 10 shows the cantilever lights flashing again.

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I caught the lights in mid-flash which is rare to get, being that the lights are L.E.D. and don't fade out and in.

I was given permission to post these pictures by the owner of the store.

 

The store sells some model railroad equipment, but mostly in O and G scale. HO, N, and Z scales are not offered there.

I would have stayed longer, but we were still on the road to Midland at the time. I didn't have time to say anything to anyone about anything due to a lack of time, although I wish I did now.

 

Their website is located here: http://www.tmbooks-video.com/trains.htm