Question Of The Day11/23:Holiday Layout

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by eightyeightfan1, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    With the holidays approaching....Do you also have "Christmas Layout" set up? What equipment do you run on it?

    Better-Half and I set up one out in our enclosed porch. Usually with all of her ceramic houses and stuff like that. I use Bachmann EZ-Trak, and run the cheap stuff(Mixed with good stuff on it. Usually an IHC Consolidation, and some Tyco rolling stock that I modifyed with KD's and maybe some Life Like and Walthers I picked up out of the "bargin boxes" at shows.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I have the Standard Gauge 10E that i put around the tree - Just a circle on the floor. :) But it still runs good :)
  3. oldtanker

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    I have one of the Christmas trains for under the tree. Each son/son-in-law gets one the first Christmas that they are a daddy. I have to get another one this year.....

    I put a couple of ceramic houses on my layout this year, just getting started on it and one 3 year old grandson told me it had to have a town, it was quick and easy, got em at the Dollar Tree at a buck each.
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Came up with one this year that should carry for many years to come. It features a double track main in C100 rail with a double crossover, 18" radius inside, 20" outside that'll pretty much take anything in my fleet. The inside loop is Post-war Marklin tinplate that'll feature a 55+ year old 4-6-2 O1 pulling 4 tinplate passenger cars. I knocked off the corners to remove trip hazards (read that---enthusiastic childrens:rolleyes: ) and set in the frame to remove toe stubbing hazards (read that---bleary eyed adults:D ) The tree sets centered in the near end.

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  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Well, what do I say. We started with a $10 battery powered set, then 2 years ago bought my wife the Polar Express set. That progressed to a permanent 4x8 table last year, (see the contest thread) but the snow melted in the spring and it's now grass covered. Since it took up a major amount of room in the railway room, it looks as iuf we're going to have a small loop around the tree this year, except that Fastrack doesn't provide a small loop. The other hitch is the kitten who eats cardboard -- will need a new set of buildings.
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Been there..When I first set up a loop under the tree using some Athearn equipment, I had a couple of pieces of prime rolling stock become puppy treats. Now the Xmas layout is high enough to avoid the "Jaws Of Death".
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I have a holiday setup that I was planning on putting up again, but my wife convinced me that I still need to heal a bit more before I tackle that. I guess she's right, but there's still a whole month before Christmas, so I'm not giving up yet for this year.:wave: :wave:
  8. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    I can't get one layout up and running, not to mention a special one just for holidays! :rolleyes: