Yes I know it's early but .........

Started by Phoenix, October 07, 2023, 10:06:41 PM

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I've just this week seen preparations for Christmas getting underway, so I thought I'd get out "The Christmas Cracker"

One of the sets of lights was out, so I checked the wiring and found I needed a replacement.

All the lights came from "Layouts 4U" so I placed an order Thursday night at about 8.30, and the lights were with me 10.30 this morning (Saturday)   :thumbsup:

What fabulous service  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Just fitted them, and all is working fine  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Ho Ho Ho !

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I know it's early, but that cheered me up. Had a crap week, so thanks for posting this again Kevin.

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Quote from: Phoenix on October 07, 2023, 10:06:41 PMHo Ho Ho !

On a model railway forum it should probably be H0 H0 H0 !

Great little layout  :)

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Love it. Two questions;

1. What did you use for snow?
2. Should I be worried about Mrs Claus?  :D  :D  :D
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Quote from: AndrewPH on October 08, 2023, 01:11:45 AMOn a model railway forum it should probably be H0 H0 H0 !
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Absolutely fabulous, Kevin.

Thank you very much.

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Hi All,

sorry you had a bit of a  :poop: week emjaybee, hope your weekend was better  :D

Glad you all like the layout, and it brings a smile. I really posted it up to draw attention to the excellent service from Layouts 4U where I got the lights from.

Can anyone guess how many bulbs are on the layout ?

Graham, the snow was Woodland Scenic on sculptamold, and I used their video to plan the scenics. I tried using a white silicon base, but got in a bit of a mess  :D  :-[  :D

Mrs Santa sends her love  :heart2:

I put one of Santa's helpers on the back of the coach, but I think she is a bit close to the red tail light

Incidentally, congratulations Andrew on being nominated by Alan to join the Groaner Thread  :thumbsup:

All best wishes



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A lovely layout. Up to your usual very high standard, Kevin, with plenty to see. Did everyone notice the penguin pair?


Another fantastic seasonal layout in a vandal proof case for the retirement home not a pub ?


Quote from: Chris in Prague on October 12, 2023, 08:12:30 PMDid everyone notice the penguin pair?

I wasn't looking at/for the penguin pair!  :)
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Hi All,

Not quite ready for a retirement home yet Chris  :P  but the layout is in a bullet proof case for the pub, where Mr and Mrs Trainfish have seen it in real life  :D

Glad you saw the penguins Chris  :D  :D  :D

In case you missed them (David  :D ), here they are ...

There are also several rabbits, a badger, two red squirrels a fox and a mouse (like that artist drew in his illustrations  :thumbsup: )

Just last week I added a polar bear..... depending on which hemisphere the layout is set in either the bear or the penguins have had a long walk to meet up  ;) )

And there is also the Partridge in the Pear Tree .....

The partridge perched on the illuminated post (from Layouts 4 U) and the Pear Tree sign was from Scale Model Scenery

Anyway, now back to the harbour layout updates soon (promise  ::) )

All best wishes



PS Can anyone guess how many lights are on the layout ?


What I meant @Phoenix Kevin was made instead of displaying in a pub maybe a retirement home to cheer up the residents

Love the vandal proof Box and Hope any charity tibs will be at the bar


Looks stunning Kevin.  :thumbsup:

Quote from: Phoenix on October 13, 2023, 12:30:21 AMPS Can anyone guess how many lights are on the layout ?

125 (ish)  ???
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