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Christmas train shuttle layout
« on: December 01, 2019, 21:28:27 »
In a fortnight's time our great niece will be visiting us for the annual trip on the North Bay Railway Santa Special. Her first question when she arrives will be, "Where's the train, uncle Gordon?" as I always make a window ledge layout for her visit. So here are a few photos of the layout so far.
 
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 21:29:19 »
And one of work in progress.

I'll post more as work progresses.
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 21:50:38 »
That's great playmofire :)

Love the bridge with the half height foundation parts :love:  (7400! 7400! 7400!), the bikes, and the work in progress pic is great too!

Won't you have a bunch of people glued to your window?


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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 22:38:39 »
That's great playmofire :)

Thank you, tahra.

Love the bridge with the half height foundation parts :love:  (7400! 7400! 7400!), the bikes, and the work in progress pic is great too!

Yes, I've acquired lots of those parts, including two full DS sets.

Won't you have a bunch of people glued to your window?

I hope not!
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 00:05:08 »
That's wonderful Gordon! I really need to find one of those shuttle mechanisms. The LGB ones are occasionally available here and I need to look out for one. Will there be video I hope?

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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 01:12:55 »
That's wonderful Gordon! I really need to find one of those shuttle mechanisms. The LGB ones are occasionally available here and I need to look out for one. Will there be video I hope?

Thanks, Tim.

The Playmobil shuttle units are basic, for example, you can't change the pause time at the ends as you can with the LGB ones, but work well.

I plan for there to be a video, either of the window ledge version or a longer version planned for our chapel Fun Day in early January, or both.
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 02:08:54 »
Lovely set up! Simple, yet appealing. Wish I could find a decent, old-fashioned train.

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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 08:41:25 »
Yes, I've acquired lots of those parts, including two full DS sets.

7400?  Wow.

I have very few of those parts, compared to the amount of steck I have :(
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 17:05:10 »
What a wonderful idea dear Gordon  :wave:

I cannot wait to see more of your Christmas Train  :)
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Re: Christmas train shuttle layout
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 18:35:00 »
That's pure brillant - considering the little space you have! Einfach toll - vor allem, wenn man bedenkt, wie wenig Platz Du hast!

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