If we are talking about Christmas gifts, the quintessential gift is an electric train. I remember getting one for Christmas and thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread. Yesterday I took my four youngest children to Dennis Sirrine's house (on 24th St. just south of McKellips in Mesa). He has 4 acres of yard filled with over 2500 feet of garden scale train track. The landscaping is phenomenal and the train setup is beyond belief. Tailgunner's jaw dropped. I could not believe the attention to detail that went into this guy's hobby. There was a roundhouse, bridges, a lake, observation platforms, several train stations,a hobo sleeping underneath one of the miniature bridges and even a derailed train. He will be opening it up again this coming weekend (Friday and Saturday) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. You gotta see this.