I was pleasantly surprised when a box from my boss arrived this vacation. I opened it and found a wrapped gift. Within that, a....cigar box.
"Did he buy me cigars?"
Then I saw the cord. I opened it up and found a little treasure within. This fun little Christmas train!
It turns out that my boss knows someone that creates the inner workings for these. (Luis - correct me if I'm wrong in the comments!) Luis - my boss - worked up this piece for me. I watched it go round with a huge smile on my face. I wasn't sure what it was about it besides the obvious - it being a great gift. But, then it dawned on me. I reminded me of the old Lionel rain I had as a kid.
It was grand. It had a chuff that was a wheel found in the tender. The little train here reminded me of it for some reason.
It's a wonderful gift that I'll keep out all year and will highlight at Christmas time. I love it! :)
The simple look of it is grand. A sparkling paper, the candy canes, and a small tree in the center of it all. So grand.
The train itself runs with magnets. I still need to pry it up and take a look at the internal workings.
Thanks again, Luis! :)