My little christmas display

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by mummert, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. mummert

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    Here is a picture of my little christmas display I built. I still have a little touching up to do at spots but for the most part it is finished. I might add a few more trees and maybe a little cabin. As for the snow I used woodland scenics snow I must say I hope I never put snow on any of my layouts again. Its possible I wasnt doing it right but it was very difficult to get it to look like it had any depth. I found putting glue down and sprinkling it on didnt work so great. When I vaccumed up what didnt stick what was left looked transparent. I kinda went with the same method you would use to lay ballast with somewhat ok results. If someone knows a better way of laying this stuff please let me know.

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    Here is a picture a little closer up

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    Oh I forgot the mention I have the DC throttle hidden inside one of the gifts to hide it.
  2. nolink5750

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    Way to go..............Christmas is just around the corner. So Merry Christmas to all.
  3. nachoman

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    is that snow I see out your window, too? HAVE FUN SHOVELING!!! LOL. :)

    Seriously, I have sever been able to model snow in a way I liked. I have seen others do excellent, but it looks like a lot of work.

    Kevin.
  4. rogerw

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    Mummert I think it turned really nice looking.:thumb:
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    You can't beat a train under a Christmas tree...And that's a great scene..!! Good job...:thumb:
  6. mummert

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    I was wondering how long it would take someone to notice the snow outside. First snow of the season here. Now if I could make the snow on my layout look more like the stuff outside I would be happy.:cry: Oh well still looks like Christmas and overall I am happy how it turned out. I might also have to get a steam engine to replace the diesel I think that would complete the scene.
  7. mummert

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    I did a little bit of touching up and think I can call this finished now. I added a few more trees a few more gifts and painted a rock face right outside the tunnel portals.

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    Only thing I may still do is add a cabin up among the trees. Only thing I can find in N scale cabins is anywhere from $20 to $30. A little hard to buy when they measue less then 2" by 2". Table Top Towns Main Page has some nice log cabins painted for about $17 I may go that route. Anyway Merry Christmas to everybody.
  8. Herc Driver

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    That is pretty cool! Nice job!


    (Too bad Norfolk Southern doesn't make Christmas wrapping paper.)
  9. nkp174

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    I'd highly recommend getting either an IHC 2-6-0 or a Spectrum 4-4-0 or 4-6-0. They'd be about right (a new Bachmann 2-8-4 for the Polar express wouldn't look good on those curves).

    A spectrum 4-4-0 with MDC 34' cars would look wonderful.

    btw, I have the same microwave and nearly the same stove