Sunday Photo Fun: Holiday Layouts Edition

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Sunday Photo Fun: Holiday Layouts Edition
Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:25 PM

It's beginning to look a lot like....Standard Gauge.

...and then my camera batteries quit!  Laugh  Oh well, more soon!  Wink

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 8:40 PM

Camera batteries.  Always letting you down when you need 'em the most!

My Argus C-3 never backstabs me like that!  

Great work as usual Becky, you continue to amaze!  Bow

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 6:06 AM

https://www.facebook.com/WMSRailroad/videos/1883550818431023/

Here's the "display" I've been working on since July.

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Posted by Jefe on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:43 AM

I really like that

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 5:36 PM

Wow Fifedog, that's incredible!  I've heard of "1:1" scale before but this is the first time I've seen someone modeling it!  Amazing!   Whistling

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 5:48 AM

I wanted to make it the unofficial "Greeting Card" from Western Maryland.  Inspired by the CP holiday train, it offers our riders a nice visual, as the train meanders up and down the mountain, where before all you could see is blackness and your reflection out the windows.  It's getting noticed now by the local media, as well as the region's residents.  The most time consuming part of the project has been planning, as well as installing the brackets from which everything is strung.  Our crew really put their shoulders down and did an excellent job.  Next year will be a cinch.  

Winterland, Inc. is our source for the lights and displays, and Mr. Fred is excellent to work with, and learn from.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:09 PM

Got some double A's yesterday so I'm back in business.

I bought the gondola on the right at a show a few years back.  I recognized that it had been repainted with Dutch Boy latex peacock since I'd used that paint before.  So it's definately not an original Lionel finish, neither are it's number plates which read "517".  Wink  The red gon is a 112 that I painted and added 4 peel and stick keystone LL plates instead of Lake Shore lettering.

I like these bottle brush trees, they enhance the art deco feel of the trains.

That's a Hallmark 400E ornament on the steps, though I couldn't imagine it being very easy to see on the average 6 or 7 foot tree.  (I made the Lionel box.)

I had to try to catch the shadow...

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:37 PM

Wonderful work!

And it's hard to catch the shadow, because  " The Shadow knows..." 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMlRpN8ANrU

 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Sunday, December 09, 2018 8:21 PM

Neat stuff.

I took some pictures of a Polar Express themed layout we had set up yesterday for an open house at the KATY Depot Museum.  

I want to post pictures, but Photobucket wants $$$$ for third party access.  Not going to happen.

I need a new photo hosting site.  What are you folks using?

Thanks.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:01 PM

Not having a digitable camera I don't post myself, but from what I understand Penny Trains and quite a few others use "Shutterfly" and are quite pleased with it.

Unlike Photobucket they don't try to put the squeeze on their users.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Monday, December 10, 2018 1:21 AM

8ntruck
...I want to post pictures... ...need a new photo hosting site.  What are you folks using?

www.tinypic.com

No fees, not even a sign up. Click to upload, links never expire.

Rob

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, December 10, 2018 9:23 PM

Becky,

Love the Euclid Beach arch. The amusement park is long gone but the arch remains. Spent some fun times there long ago with the Ohio branch of the family.

Regards, Roy

            

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