It's the Halloween Season - time for the Christmas Layout

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It's the Halloween Season - time for the Christmas Layout
Posted by Billwiz on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:04 AM

Our church holds an annual Christmas event including model train layouts (various scale sizes).  This is the beginning of my layout for this year.  It will have the Lionel O Polar Express on the outside loop and an HO locomotive with passenger cars painted in the PE color scheme on the inside loop.  The Santa Castle will sit atop a tunnel/mountain.  I am also installing some accessories that children can operate including crossing gate, lights and church bells.  Working on a Sleigh Landing Strip as well.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:55 PM

Buttons to push are ALWAYS a hit!  Big Smile

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Posted by Billwiz on Friday, November 8, 2019 4:43 PM

Getting There.  Need to wire up a "Santa Sleigh Landing Strip"

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, November 8, 2019 6:44 PM

I got a tree half decorated today.  Wink

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Posted by Billwiz on Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:44 PM

Penny Trains
I got a tree half decorated today. 

For most of us, that doesnt mean much, but for you, that is awesome.  Your Christmas layouts are always so wonderful! 

 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:28 PM

Post Halloween the layout goes tru a metamorphasis from :

To this :

 The work has begun.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:05 PM

Billwiz

 

 
Penny Trains
I got a tree half decorated today. 

 

For most of us, that doesnt mean much, but for you, that is awesome.  Your Christmas layouts are always so wonderful! 

 

 

Thanks!  Big Smile

When you say "wire up a landing strip", do you have any thoughts on how you're going to do it?

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Posted by Billwiz on Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:40 PM

Penny Trains

 

 
Billwiz

 

 
Penny Trains
I got a tree half decorated today. 

 

For most of us, that doesnt mean much, but for you, that is awesome.  Your Christmas layouts are always so wonderful! 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!  Big Smile

When you say "wire up a landing strip", do you have any thoughts on how you're going to do it?

 

When you say "wire up a landing strip", do you have any thoughts on how you're going to do it?

 

i have an LED panel with sequential lights.  I am trying to connect a remote switch to it then bury it into the landscape with appropriate markings. But I'm having trouble with the switch wiring.  It was a remnant from an old toy.  

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, November 11, 2019 7:32 PM

Cool!  Big Smile  Where would we be without old toys to canabalize?  Wink

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Posted by Billwiz on Monday, November 11, 2019 7:42 PM

Seriously. My daughter had a Disney Princess mailbox with leds. She gave it to me to use. Great sequential lights. Just need to figure out the switch. 

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