Christmas layout

Rob’s been in touch with his Christmas layout:


I’ve been watching from the sidelines. Lots of good information flowing here.

The Equestra Train Club has been putting up a Christmas layout since 2014.

We are in a 55+ community and set the layout in the clubhouse gathering room.

We were so proud of our first layout pictured below.

How lame it looks now. We added something every year till last year. We weren’t allowed to put the layout up last year.

This year we completely rewired the O gauge tables. There are three 4’x4’ tables. That was the original layout.

Because the layout had to be taken down and stored the wiring was always in need.

None of us are getting younger and getting under the tables is a problem.

We now have each table permanently wired and connected to the others using Jones plugs.

I’ve also attached a video from this year.


chrismas train layout

christmas layout

christmas layout

christmas model train

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christmas layout

christmas model train layout

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christmas model railroad

Christmas model railroad

Christmas model train

Christmas layout

A big thanks to Rob for sharing his Christmas layout.

Quite a few have come in this year.

There’s more Christmas train layouts here.

Or perhaps you’ve feeling a bit bahhumbugy, and just want to look at a good old fashioned all year round layout, have a look at John’s. It’s a stunner.

That’s all for today folks.

Hope you’re feeling festive.

Please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own model railway adventure in the New Year.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

15 Responses to Christmas layout

  1. jack masarie says:

    Always great to see what folks do in “O” scale
    Shlack in NC

  2. Hi Al,
    Happy Holidays to you and all the modelers out there!! Really enjoying the Christmas train layouts, great idea! Keep up the great work you do for us year round, it’s a pleasure seeing your e-mails and all the tips you give us.
    Robert from across the pond.

  3. James says:

    Department 56 Snow Village is the only way to go…top quality.

  4. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Rob very nice Christmas layout, great to see O scale! Join OGR forum for o scale and others Have a great Christmas all! Thank a Vet!

  5. Bill in Virginia says:

    Wonderful holiday themed layout!!

  6. George Zaky says:

    This has to be “Mandatory Formation” for this time of year no matter what! Fabulous! Need a little more info on the 2 track along with the 3 track Please.
    Tis the season to feel Jolly
    Ho Ho Ho
    George from LI, NY
    Thanks Big Al !!!!

  7. Erick says:

    Pretty neat. I hope mine turns out that good.

  8. Looks GREAT. Now we need some Video of trains in action.
    Merry Christmas

  9. very nice …very seasonal dangerous Dave

  10. As far as I can see you have four or five different gauges running! I had every one of them but O. Great looking layout!

  11. could you post his video on this layout which he said he attached but i do not see?

  12. Love to see the “O” gauge layouts and the Christmas one is especially great.

  13. Bob Amling says:

    Thanks for the replies. Here is the link to the video
    Yes there are N, HO, ON30, Streets, O Gauge, and G.
    I’m not sure what gauge the train around the Christmas tree is.

  14. Kevin Trainor says:

    I love the elevated trains. I’m from NYC and it is a sweet reminder. Nice

  15. I love that layout with the four different gauges on that winter scene

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