layout under the Christmas Tree Ideas.....

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layout under the Christmas Tree Ideas.....
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 23, 2004 11:38 AM
What could i use for some Christmas Layout around my tree (O gauge)

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Posted by thor CNJ on Thursday, December 23, 2004 1:37 PM
Try Lemax or other porcelain houses. These provide a nice set of colored structures that run fro ma size that ranges from about 1/64 to 1/40. These are not scale. They have nice accessories, too.

Otherwise, you can use the old Plasticville kits.
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Posted by Dave Farquhar on Thursday, December 23, 2004 2:36 PM
Use anything you want, really. The holiday tins from Hershey's and Campbells Soup can look good with trains. Porcelain villages are the rage today, but in years past Christmas villages were made of other materials. If you happen to rescue a set of those from a relative's attic or basement you may find they look OK with trains. Plasticville or Marx/K-Line plastic buildings also look good. If you're on a budget, there are lots of paper cutout buildings available but the size is usually more appropriate for HO, so if you're running anything other than the 6-inch, 4-wheel cars from Marx, or the early low-end 6-inch Flyer and Lionel, they'll be way undersize.

It all depends on the look you're after.

For snow, a number of places sell a cotton-like "Christmas Roll". Since I like to run trains that spark a lot, I used layers of white tissue paper instead, since the tracks make the train sit high enough to keep the sparks away.

The key, really, is to decide what you like, roll with it, and use what you learned next year.
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Posted by pbjwilson on Thursday, December 23, 2004 3:59 PM
Keep it simple.
I use plain white fabric. I think it's drapery liner.
Trees make a big difference. Some nice pines are available at craft stores like Micheals.
I make roads by simply cutting gray construction paper into strips.
The buildings I use are discount store specials - I think I paid $5 or $6 a piece.
Also running trains under the furniture in the room is fun.
Then check out the after X-mas sales to stock up for next years layout!

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