Dave’s Christmas Special.

I’m sure Dave made this video in two parts.

The first 6 minutes are very Christmasy (and I’m guessing there was some sherry involved too).

And then Dave get stuck in to the nitty gritty with some fantastic shots of his layout.

Course, I’m biased (very), but 7 minutes 46 seconds is where the magic is.

Have a look and you’ll see what I mean!

The link for the engine shed download is here by the way.

That’s all this time. Please do send in your pics and tips. It’s all gone very quiet this end.

Lastly, here’s the latest ebay cheat sheet. It does go bonkers on there this time of year.



PS If your looking for the Beginners Guide, it’s here.

64 Responses to Dave’s Christmas Special.

  1. eric7 says:

    Wonderful video Dave, very festive. All the very best to you and Debs, oh and Ginger too of course.

    Eric (Leeds)

  2. paul says:

    excellent video like the winter/ Christmas feel

  3. Martin Gliddon says:

    A very merry Christmas and happy New Year to all from Baleria Railways.

  4. John D says:

    How kind of Dave to do that for us all…loved it..what a star! And all the best back to him and to all…JD x

  5. Jimmy STORRIE says:

    Merry Xmas Dave Jimmy Edinburgh

  6. Richard Wilson says:

    Cracking Video as usual Dave, keep up the good work. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody.

  7. Terry says:

    Another beauty from Dave. Thanks for all the pleasure you’ve given us all this year Dave, and may you also have a great 2016!

  8. Tony Wedding says:

    Great layout, Dave. Wish I had the room for something like this at my place. have a HO scale I have been working on but have had to lay off for awhile due to more urgent needs around the household. Also have an N scale loco, cars and track I hope to incorporate into a small Christmas village someday I can keep in my den. Glad you are feeling better and able to provide this Christmas video for us. Cheerio!

  9. Mark Piznik says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the awe-inspiring model railroaders! NJ Mark

  10. Bob Cassidy says:

    Dave is one very talented man. He has created the busiest model railroad I have
    ever seen. Spectacular barely describes what Dave has created. Great job Dave!
    My hat is off to you.
    Merry Christmas to All!

  11. Ol' Puffer says:

    Yet another excellent video from Dangerous Dave.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you All.
    I look forward to next years episodes.

  12. Barbara Schermerhorn says:

    What fun! And so nice to see what old Dave looks like after just hearing him all the time.

  13. Rodger Williamson says:

    Fantastic, very good layout and very nice Christmas Extra’s.

  14. Paul C says:

    Great layout, wish I had that kind of room. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

  15. Richard Sommery-Gade says:

    You are so creative in so many aspects in these movies you do, blows me away, absolutely fascinating. Thank you so much for your work. Handicapped and unable at present to have a HO setup, I live vicariously through what you do. Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii.(that’s Merry Christmas in Hawaiian)

  16. Jean-Maurice Lafond says:

    Thank you Dave for your generous videos. You give us pleasure and dreams.

    Thank you also ton the One in charge of this entertaining and learning web site.

    Jean-Maurice from Canada

  17. Steve Masters says:

    fab u lous as they say in Strictly, well done great effort and superb filming in a loft!
    What a treat to watch this and it inspires us all to keep going with the layout! Regards and Happy Christmas
    Steve Masters

  18. Peter Modrow says:

    Enjoy all your videos but this one was wonderful!
    Thanks, and may you have a very Merry Christmas.

  19. Jim Kreamer says:

    Way too cool!! Modeling at it’s finest!!

  20. was very good. i liked it very much,was great….

  21. Dan says:

    WOW is all I can say. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  22. bob in UK says:

    absolutely gorgeous, thanks Dave and Al for a year’s entertainment and knowledge!

  23. tony says:

    thanks for sharing that al.very immpresive layout and great video again from dave would like to say all the best for the festive season and happy new year to all

  24. ed (Marklin) says:

    Well Dave you done it again, that’s all I can say THANKS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT!!!


  25. Phil Saruk says:

    Thank you so much for all of your contributions! they are a Joy to watch! Your sense of humor is astounding, and how you put together the videos is truly amazing! You have created absolutely the finest layout ever! The most Incredible Video ever!
    Thank You for sharing your efforts, I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year with Many, Many, More Yet To Come!
    Phil Saruk

  26. Bill Fitzpatrick says:

    Thanks to Alastair and Son and also to Dave and his Missus. I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year
    Bill Fitzpatrick
    From near Philadelphia PA US

  27. Bob Matteson says:

    Great Video Dave. Merry Christmas!

  28. kenneth clarke says:

    thanks for all the tips and advice plus the videos I hope all your family and friends have a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year and that goes for you al as well thank you

  29. Ian Bristol says:

    Another brilliant Xmas video Dave. That lighting is first class. keep up the good work,I dont know how you do it. Very Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year to you both.

  30. Nathan Perreira says:

    Thank you Dave, your Christmas video put me in the mood!
    THANK YOU Al, I like to wish you and all the members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Maui Hawaii

  31. TONY ROBERTS says:

    Dave, you have outdone yourself. Wonderful Christmas video. I do so enjoy watching your videos. Keep up the great work. Wonderful layout. I hope mine gets to the almost completed stage like yours ( they are never completed, right?) Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you, Deb and ginger….

  32. Ben Taul says:

    Dave that is fantastic not much to say except MERRY CHRITMAS may all you and your family be blessed
    Ben Taul thank you very much see you next year

  33. Keith says:

    Well done Dave. have a good Xmas looking forward to your 2016 videos.

  34. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Love the video Dave. It is nice to see Dave back up in his layout again. Our club layout is going thru a major rebuild after 15 years of having the same track plan. Yo

  35. John Ailshire says:

    Thanks for the entertainment.. I always enjoy the videos.

  36. Dave’s videos RAWK folks….
    so does his layout…..
    keep em runnin fellas
    stjohn in long beach calif

  37. Pete says:

    wish I had my layout lookin as great as yours-thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR !

  38. william j. hoyt says:

    every reference to Christmas was marked as ‘xmas’! please remove me from your e-mail list. apparently this guy is an atheist or a muslim!

  39. Bedros Anserian says:

    Always nice and wishing you Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year.
    Bedros Anserian
    Los Angeles.

  40. kim says:

    Merry Christmas Al and Dave as well as everyone else. Great little shed Dave. Nice engine as well. I also noticed Dave your pub has gotten more busy and full of life lol. Best to all

  41. Ed says:

    Thanks Dave for another brilliant contribution. Loved the Disco sequence. Happy Christmas to you and Deb and Ginge and all the visitors to this site and a special thanks to Al for bringing all the wonderful contributions together. Happy New year

    Ed in Houston

  42. Ken Thuilot says:

    Nice layout for Christmas , but stop using the pagan expression X-Mas. Keep Christ in Christmas.

  43. Bob Lowes says:

    I never tire of your wonderful videos. Such a beautiful layout shows just how great and talented you are. Hope to see many more in 2016.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from cold and wet Georgia, USA.

  44. Robin Hallam says:

    Merry Christmas. Many thanks for all your videos and how to do segments over the last year. may they inspire generations of modelers.

  45. Ron Nelson says:

    Very nice Dave thanks for all the great video,s. Meryy Christmas and Happy New Year to all from Sunny Florida. Ron

  46. Andrew says:

    Happy christmas Dave, I always enjoy your videos, and modeling tips. Thank you Andrew

  47. Jim O'Brien says:

    As usual, this is a spectacular presentation, Very well done. Happy Holidays to all!!!

  48. Tom says:

    Awesome Dave as always!

  49. Peter says:

    Dave yet another great video; as always there is another something I see that I can learn from. Keep up the good work and a Happy Christmas to you Dave. To Al, thank you for your site and a Happy Christmas,
    To all who visit this site have a Happy festive Season.

  50. Edwin says:

    Dave, you have a great gift and continue to share with us through the efforts of Al the uplifting shows ( some are more uplifting than others ). I just walked in door from another extended stay in the hospital and the first thing I did was look at your work. I will tell you that I had both tears of the good memories your video gave me of the wonder of the holiday and those that were brought about by the humor you are able to add. Whether by accident or intention, the humor is always appreciated. Please know that what you do helps those of us that need the inspiration to get back to work in the hobby we so dearly love. Thank you Dave!!! and Al!!!

  51. david howarth says:

    Thank you all for your support over the last 12 months , and I wish you all a Very Merry Xmas and Plenty of Happy Modelling in 2016 from…. Dangerous Dave ,…Deb and Gingerbread man….And not forgetting a big thank you to Al , for all his work he put in to this great web site

  52. michael says:

    merry xmas

  53. Al says:

    As a new comer to this site, I just want you to know that you have brought me great delight in seeing what you have accomplished. Looking forward to next year.
    May you and yours have a Joyous Christmas, and a Happy and prosperous New Year.


  54. Allen says:

    It’s always fun to see this brilliant layout again – and again! This time what really knocks me out is the superb production level. This video is downright touching. Beautiful planning and execution. Congratulations!!

  55. Jim Moran says:

    Always enjoy all of Dave’s posts. Love your layout and videos Dave. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
    Jimbo, Fla. USA

  56. Ian Mc Donald says:

    just a great video. it is modelling at its best. the enjoyment my grand children got out of watching they love the ginger bread man. my son has just got in to trains he watched the video and was obsessed by it all. have a great Xmas to you Dave and your family. And a very big thankyou to Al for what you have done to bring enjoyment to so many people around the world Merry Xmas to you and your family. One more thankyou to all those people who contribute to the site there is a lot of time setting it up and sending it in for the love of model railroading.

  57. Helmut Jacobi says:

    Merry Christmas Dave .Got my first Maerklin HO train in 1947 as a 10 year old kid from the US Army PX in Frankfurt , Germany. Most of the pieces survived the mistreatment and crashes of the youthful exuberance of the first 5 years ; then things went into suitcases to see the light of day after 60 plus years. Al’s website and your super work has given me the kick in the pants to get started again, hopefully with less of the “destructive former exuberance “. 🙂
    Thank you again for sharing !

  58. Geoff Laverick says:

    Great video Dave and love your layout.
    Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas to all from Sydney Australia.
    Looking forward to enjoying more of your fantastic work in 2016!


  59. Carl in Kansas says:

    Dave, great video. I noticed that the weather must have been warm as the snow was not sticking on the ground.

    In response to one of the above messages, I saw an N scale train incorporated into an HO layout. There was an amusement park, and they had a train ride through the park. They took an N passenger train, removed the roofs of the passenger cars and sat HO figures in/on the passenger cars.

    Still in training,
    Carl in Kansas, USA

  60. William says:

    And a very Merry Christmas to you too Dave and all the rest of the viewers of this great site.
    You probably won’t believe what I asked Father Christmas to bring! It’s train runs on Dave’s layout that include the up and down lines. I’m sure it’s not to much to ask, eh? The trains can go up there and get back down, no?

  61. Roger Jones says:

    Santa certainly has nice help. No wonder he’s a “jolly old elf”!

  62. Bonny says:

    Thank you, Dave, for wonderful videos through the year. And for the person who complained about Xmas…this is an acceptable, and ancient, way of saying Christmas…the X represents the cross.

  63. Michael Lane says:

    Just a wonderful way to show us Dave’s talent, not only is his model railway amazing, but his movies are so entertaining and they have become so much more professional over the time that I have been watching them, by incorporating amusing additions that now make them so special. Well done Dave and please keep them coming. It was also nice to see a face to go with the voice.
    It is also nice to see where other modellers are located around the world when they sign off adding their home town and country. It is certainly a world wide hobby.
    This site is always interesting and I always look forward to logging on to it so my congratulations to Al too.
    Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
    Mike. Andover , Hampshire. UK

  64. Clay Short says:

    Dave, your work is simply outstanding. I greatly enjoyed this video. All the best to you and yours this coming year. God Bless.

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