Heinrich has been in touch with his HO scale Christmas train:
“Hello from sunny South Africa!
Now, we will never have a white Christmas in South Africa, but I can model my European experiences. With the assistance of my darling wife, Susan!
The idea of our Christmas tree layout started back during our Covid 19 lock down.
We had a Christmas holiday booked in the Black Forest of Germany, but soon realised that the world was going to be in chaos and made alternative arrangements.
The holiday plans were subsequently scrapped and we started work on Plan B: Staying home and bringing a white Christmas to Johannesburg!
We took a spare piece of ISO board I had laying around, fixed two radius tracks on it and started planning…. of course, everything had to be designed around the Christmas tree!
Here are some pics of how we started, and pics and a video of the final result.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here (goes mad this time of year).
A big thanks to Heinrich for sharing his HO scale Christmas train – an utterly wonderful Christmas layout.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as me. I do enjoy seeing them, so much work goes in to them, and yet they are only on display for such a short amount of time.
However, as Christmas decorations go, they are hard to beat.
You can find more model railroad Christmas layouts here.
There’s also Daniel’s model train Christmas story too.
Old Taz gives you the heads up on planning one with his Christmas window layout
Please do leave a comment below and let us know what you thought.
That’s all for this time – please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to make today the day you start on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.