Model Railroading is “steaming back to life” during the coronavirus pandemic

A story recently reported April 5 by CNN.  When Larry Ginsberg began working from his New Jersey home last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, he never expected a faint smell of smoke and the sound of a roaring locomotive to emanate from his basement.

The sound and smell were from a beloved model train set passed down through generations that Ginsberg’s son had found and erected for the first time in a decade.

This train set belongs to one of the forgotten hobbies people around the world have revisited during this health crisis, thanks to self-quarantine orders confining millions at home

“In that moment, I smiled as the best moments of my childhood with my grandfather and memories of wonderful times with my son flowed back to me,” Ginsberg told CNN in an email.

“It was calming and wonderful. Somehow, something that was so special to me was there and I shared a wonderful 15 minutes with my son reminiscing and enjoying this simple pleasure. It was warm and nostalgic.”

To support you during this “down-time” and “stay-order”…

Fred is at The Original Whistle Stop from 10-3 on Monday- Saturday’s to fill all your model railroading needs.

Besides standard and unique train starter sets, we also have all your layout needs … track and parts and don’t forget how-to books and memorabilia.

Give him a call at: 626-796-7791 or email him at: