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RogerPete
Joined: Apr 17, 2014
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posted on May 21, 2014 09:32 PM:
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Who has done a seasonal Christmas layout for their community? We do one each year, set it up for the month of December & open it up. It is a lot of fun! I am always looking for new ideas- but I am also trying to do something else- Encourage others to get involved in their community. Last year we carried a young boy up into our Town Hall. We don't have a wheel chair ramp yet. The joy on his face to watch our simple display was worth the 80 hours we put into the set up & tear down of this layout.

 

   

JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
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posted on May 22, 2014 08:37 AM:
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Great work Roger, this is the stuff that helps promote the hobby. Do you have any more photos of it?

There's something magical about Christmas layouts...
 

   

RogerPete
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posted on May 25, 2014 08:52 PM:
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One thing I have learned from our public temporary layouts. Don't over think it. We (I) have a tendency to get caught up in scales, periods in time, and specific roads. These kids didn't care. All they cared about was seeing lots of trains pulling lots of cars with lots of smoke and lots of lights. At one point, I had a NS Diesel pulling some early PRR Madison's. We also mixed in HO stuff, as well as ceramic Christmas buildings from Wal-Mart sitting right next to our AmeriTowne buildings. I actually illuminated some buildings with a 7 watt nightlight bulb. I put Luigi (from Mario Brothers) on the platform, and the post office had a band of California Raisins inside it. No one said a word. They loved it. The adults were singing the California Raisins song under their breath pausing only to ask their grand kids who the guy in green over alls was standing on the platform. Don't over think it- just do it.
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on May 26, 2014 09:42 AM:
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Words to live by, Roger, words to live by.
 

   

Smitty01
Joined: Sep 21, 2014
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posted on Sep 21, 2014 08:22 PM:
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I am thinking of building a simple layout for the church my family attends. Their are many children with disabilities that go there and would love to see some trains in action.
 

   

RogerPete
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posted on Sep 21, 2014 08:34 PM:
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This is a simple 4X8 I did for a special needs preschool. The kids all operated & loved it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q2b2nNgrPo&list=UU08b4W7ahzARxNApjmVDI0w
 

   





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