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where do i get xmas Scenery, HO scale - online

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where do i get xmas Scenery, HO scale - online
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:02 AM
I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
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where do i get xmas Scenery, HO scale - online
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:02 AM
I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
mick
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Posted by Algonquin on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:54 AM
Hi,

I us Department 56 for my O gauge layout. The buildings are smaller than 1/48 scale but a little to big for HO. I have some smaller ceramic buildings I purchased from a chain store called F.I.M., They were knockoffs of the Dept. 56 building and were smaller and I was able to get about 12 building for about 7 dollars a piece. I believe the series was called "Kentwood Valley" and each building came with a single light. Other stores such as Hobby Lobby, Walmat, Kmart carry similar knockoff brands (usually seasonal). Ebay could be a good source for these types of buildings.

Trees can also be purchased from these same stores. Generally the pine trees with snow on them, and they usually come in different sizes. If you want more realistic trees, you can try some of the moding supply stores (such as www.scenicexpress.com).

I hope this information helps.

Regards,

Tim P.

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Posted by Algonquin on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:54 AM
Hi,

I us Department 56 for my O gauge layout. The buildings are smaller than 1/48 scale but a little to big for HO. I have some smaller ceramic buildings I purchased from a chain store called F.I.M., They were knockoffs of the Dept. 56 building and were smaller and I was able to get about 12 building for about 7 dollars a piece. I believe the series was called "Kentwood Valley" and each building came with a single light. Other stores such as Hobby Lobby, Walmat, Kmart carry similar knockoff brands (usually seasonal). Ebay could be a good source for these types of buildings.

Trees can also be purchased from these same stores. Generally the pine trees with snow on them, and they usually come in different sizes. If you want more realistic trees, you can try some of the moding supply stores (such as www.scenicexpress.com).

I hope this information helps.

Regards,

Tim P.

A penny saved is a penny earned. But every once in a while it is good to treat yourself to a gum ball.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 3:19 PM
ebay has realy cheap trains and shinary
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 3:19 PM
ebay has realy cheap trains and shinary
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 3:56 PM
Have you checked the Walthers catalog? The German companies like Faller, Vollmer and Brawa have a lot of stuff that could be used as Christmas scenery. Last year I bought a Brawa lighted Christmas tree which even came with a snowman. Good luck.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 3:56 PM
Have you checked the Walthers catalog? The German companies like Faller, Vollmer and Brawa have a lot of stuff that could be used as Christmas scenery. Last year I bought a Brawa lighted Christmas tree which even came with a snowman. Good luck.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:08 PM
Try Internet Hobbies. They seem to have a large variety of model railroading supplies. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:08 PM
Try Internet Hobbies. They seem to have a large variety of model railroading supplies. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by msolitro

I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
mick
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by msolitro

I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
mick
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by msolitro

I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
mick
try "scenic express""www.scenicexpress.com", they also have a catalog,you can get "ALL" kind of railroad related items........
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by msolitro

I need to build a layout of Christmas villages for a HO Scale Train. Department 56 is to expensive and I need to find some prefabricated trees and buildings/houses/stores, etc. Where can I buy these sorts of things? I can by online or by phon. it doesn't matter! But i ned this stuff asap!
thanks
mick
try "scenic express""www.scenicexpress.com", they also have a catalog,you can get "ALL" kind of railroad related items........

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