Sunday Photo Fun: Holiday Layouts Edition

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Posted by jprampolla on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:10 PM

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I have family in Orrstown, Shippensburg and Chambersburg!  Big Smile  Beautiful country!  Big Smile

 

I love rual areas.

In Pennsylvinnia, I believe they call the Christmas village a "Putz" (with a long u). 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:43 PM

jprampolla
I am near Gettysburg

I have family in Orrstown, Shippensburg and Chambersburg!  Big Smile  Beautiful country!  Big Smile

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Posted by jprampolla on Friday, January 11, 2019 12:03 PM

Banks

You're close to York. Do you go?

 

 

Never have.  I don't collect or buy much new train stuff, just parts.  My hobby now is more with my home-made projects and things like the Arduino and servos with the O27 trains.  You might want to check my youtube videos.  Here is an example of a recent project:

https://www.youtube.com/user/christmasgarden

for an idea of where my interests are. 

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:50 AM

You're close to York. Do you go?

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Posted by jprampolla on Friday, January 11, 2019 8:54 AM

Thanks, I am near Gettysburg but born and raised in Baltimore, MD where the Christmas village/layout was called a "Christmas Garden."

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Posted by Banks on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:56 AM

jprampolla

My recent efforts, with servos:

Great Stuff!!!!!!

WWhat part of PA are you from?

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyXU0GHvbo&t=28s

Still Christmas at my house and will be for a few more weeks!!!!

Take care, Joe.

 

jprampolla

My recent efforts, with servos:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyXU0GHvbo&t=28s

Still Christmas at my house and will be for a few more weeks!!!!

Take care, Joe.

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:17 PM

That IS a neat photo.  It gives you a feeling of being on the platform on a cold December night waiting for the train to take you home.  Big Smile

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Posted by MartyE on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:05 AM

Since I have this hosted elsewhere now I can post it here.  I think this is my favorite from this year.  This the MTH Lionel Corp Tinplate O Gauge 263E with 200 series passenger cars.  The station is the MTH "North Pole" Polar Express colors with added Lionel lamp posts with wreaths.  To the left of the locomotive is my Polar Express extras such as the conductor's hat, watch, and ticket punch.  The bell and some tickets.

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Posted by jprampolla on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:45 PM

I have left up inside Christmas decorations until Easter, so I guess I am a little eccentric. LOL (only a couple times, however)

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:34 PM

jprampolla

I typically leave everything up inside until mid Feburary.

 

Oh, that's cool! Have I got a story, got it from Lady Firestorm...

Seems that when Lady F was in high school, back in the Pleistocene Era (Laugh) Christmas had passed, January was rolling into February, and the scene in her house went something like this...

"Mom!", she and her sisters pleaded with their mother, "WHEN are we going to take the Christmas tree down?  It's almost Valentines Day!"

"Oh, I want to leave it up just a little longer, my friend Ginny hasn't seen it yet!"

"MOMMMMMM," they wailed, "We have to keep the drapes closed on the picture window so the neighbors won't see it!  It's embarassing!  It's got to come down, now!" 

"Oh, all right..."

And a legend was born in Lady Firestorms family!  Good thing it was artificial!  If it was a live tree a month after Christmas it wouldn't be a Christmas tree anymore, it'd be a Christmas bomb!

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Posted by jprampolla on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:42 PM

I typically leave everything up inside until mid Feburary.

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Posted by jprampolla on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:33 PM

 

 

 Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, January 07, 2019 7:13 PM

 

 

 

Love your display!  Great work!!!!!  Take care, Joe.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:10 PM

Penny Trains

 

 
Flintlock76
An observation: Anyone besides me ever notice it takes a lot less time to take down the Christmas stuff than it takes to put it up?

 

Gee, ya think?  Smile, Wink & Grin Whistling  Sometimes I feel like just simply going Godzilla and pick up the pieces next year!  Laugh

 

Well as the prime minister of Japan said at the climax of that cinema classic "Godzilla 1985"...

"Maybe there's a little Godzilla in all of us!"

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, January 07, 2019 7:15 PM

Flintlock76
An observation: Anyone besides me ever notice it takes a lot less time to take down the Christmas stuff than it takes to put it up?

Gee, ya think?  Smile, Wink & Grin Whistling  Sometimes I feel like just simply going Godzilla and pick up the pieces next year!  Laugh

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, January 07, 2019 7:13 PM

jprampolla
Still Christmas at my house and will be for a few more weeks!!!! Take care, Joe.

I love it!  My peanuts wish they could have danced as nicely as yours!  Big Smile

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 07, 2019 12:50 PM

All the Christmas decorations came down this weekend, (ow, ow!) Lady Firestorm and myself being traditionalists we hold off till "Twelfth Night,"  however as we've got company coming we're leaving up the small fiber-optic "RoboTree" with the N gauge "Potato Special" circling it and the new aquisition, the Lionel "Bergen County Traction" trolley, circling the N gauge.

The whole thing's goofy enough we're just not ready to take it down.

An observation: Anyone besides me ever notice it takes a lot less time to take down the Christmas stuff than it takes to put it up?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 07, 2019 12:49 PM

All the Christmas decorations came down this weekend, Lady Firestorm and myself being traditionalists we hold off till "Twelfth Night,"  however as we've got company coming we're leaving up the small fiber-optic "RoboTree" with the N gauge "Potato Special" circling it and the new aquisition, the Lionel "Bergen County Traction" trolley, circling the N gauge.

The whole thing's goofy enough we're just not ready to take it down.

An observation: Anyone besides me ever notice it takes a lot less time to take down the Christmas stuff than it takes to put it up?

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Posted by jprampolla on Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:33 PM

My recent efforts, with servos:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyXU0GHvbo&t=28s

Still Christmas at my house and will be for a few more weeks!!!!

Take care, Joe.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:49 PM

That be the gooood Polar Express!  Big Smile

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Posted by MartyE on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:46 AM

Finally uploaded some videos to embed...

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:05 PM

Aha!  There you go!  Looks great!  Big Smile

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Posted by 8ntruck on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:01 PM

I've gotten a lesson from my tech savy son about posting a picture from Shutterfly and edited the pictures into my last post.  Scroll down and take a look.

Thanks.

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Posted by Jim Hornaday on Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:00 AM

Penny, your layouts are always so awesome!! I love looking at the pictures you take. They are so calming!!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:19 PM

Roger Carp

Hi Becky,

 

Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains regarding your Christmas layout photos.

 

Thanks,

 

Roger Carp

Senior editor

262-796-8776 ext. 253

 

Want some new ones?

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Posted by Roger Carp on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 9:24 AM

Hi Becky,

 

Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains regarding your Christmas layout photos.

 

Thanks,

 

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262-796-8776 ext. 253

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Friday, December 21, 2018 7:25 PM

8ntruck
OK.  I've just opened a new account on a third party photo site...



If you don't need the ability to delete the photos, use tinypic.

No sign up, free, and very easy to get the links.

Rob

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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, December 21, 2018 5:03 PM

OK.  I've just opened a new account on a third party photo site.  Let's see if I can remember how to post pictures.

These are snapshots of the Polar Express themed layout we had set up two weekd ago for a kid's open house at the KATY depot museum two weeks ago.  We had somewhere between 400 and 500 people at the event.

Not quite as simple as clicking on a URL address, but my son showed me a way to get a pointer to the pictures.

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:45 PM

Great stuff Kev!  YesBig SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by chatanuga on Monday, December 17, 2018 7:53 PM

This year's tree:

2017

2015

2014

Kevin

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