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I have had the idea in my head that I would like to have a Halloween train for a couple of years now. Both Aristocraft and LGB has made several candy oriented locomotives or cars in the past several years. My main thought is that I could use the train to deliver candy to kids trick-or-treating. Our church for the past couple of falls, has hosted a "Trunk-or-Treat" the last Sunday afternoon in October.During the event members set up and decorate their vehicles in the parking lot.The kids then walk around the parking lot trick or treating and candy is handed out of the trunks of the vehicles. After the trick-or-treating the kids play games and then have a meal in the fellowship hall. I had the idea that I could set up the Halloween train on the stage in the fellowship hall to deliver my store of candy.
So for my birthday this year, my wife and kids got me the LGB Peanuts Great Pumpkin gondola. I will look at slowing acquiring additional cars and a locomotive to make up the train
I received 3 Hershey refridgerator cars for Christmas from family. I've now have the York Peppermint Patty, Milk Duds, and Reece's Peanut Butter Cups cars on the roster.
An unplanned addition was made to the WGR Halloween roster today. I picked up a Lil' Critter set in the Hershey roadname at a consignment shop. The power pack was missing, but everything else was there. The set includes a Lil' Critter diesel engine, 20' gondola car, and a bobber caboose. The gondola and bobber caboose have metal wheels. Eventually I will look at adding lights to the caboose, like I have with my other two bobber cabooses. I will look at setting up two loops of track for both Hershey trains at Trunk-or-Treat this year. I'll now have to look at finding the brown 20' gondola and 20' tank car to expand the train.
I added a 20' tank car to the Lil' Critter Hershey train. I'll still keep looking for the 20' brown gondola to add to the train.
I added a the brown 20' Hershey gondola car to the Lil' Critter Hershey train.
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