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Sharing a love of trains

Fred Obermeyer, owner of Obies Trains, credits his lifelong interest in model trains to his father
By Debbie Swanson
Published: October 14, 2015
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Fred Obermeyer, owner of Obies Trains in Apache Junction, Ariz., credits his lifelong interest in model trains to his father, Charles R. Obermeyer, a decorated World War II veteran whose hobby enthusiasm led him to build a layout to boost his troop’s morale while stationed in Korea in the 1950s. Obermeyer recalls growing up watching his father build his own train kits, carefully painting and detailing each piece.

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