My Christmas garden...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I've started upgrading my Christmas garden platform to incorporate my antique Marklin trains into the mix. While I still maintain scale perspective, the layout is designed as a relief from the rigors of true scale railroading. The outside DC loop uses Bachmann's E-Z Track and is configured to give me the most use from my Marklin equipment. Overall size is 3'8"x5'6". I'll keep posting as roads and building lighting progress this week.

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    Will this be for outside :eek:
    or under/near the tree.?
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    ---under---, right about where the spur branches off of the main will be where the tree sits. The platform will be perpendicular to the wall. I set it off of the floor by 3 1/2" so no toes gets woes ;)

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Buildings, lighting and streets are now in.

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    For an added effect, I sculpt in plowed snow on the streets using cheap Painter's caulk.

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    With the exception of the house on the right (a modified Hallmark "Sarah Plain and Tall" issue), all the town building were built out of heavy cardstock by me and painted by my wife 13 years ago.

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    Marilyn's Diner is one I'm especially fond of, with its curved front. All the windows are plain typing paper with details drawn on in pencil and felt markers. The Tootsie Toy vehicle gives proper scale perspective while maintaining the whimsy of the setting. This one will be joined by a dozen others along with 3-4 dozen dimestore "bottlebrush" pines.

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This sure will be neat when complete with tree, friend. How many folks will be able to see the trains run?
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    Thanks, Robin. Usually about 20 or so get to see it as our digs aren't conducive to big get-togethers. As much work as has gone into this will probably have me draggin' complete strangers in :p ;)
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great, Keep up the great work. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    That's looking very good Bob, it looks like you are right up there with Robin when it comes to working with cardboard/cardstock etc. !
  12. Fred_M

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    Caulk for snow. That's an idea. Fred