The latest Hall of Fame member

Rob’s been touch again.

And I’m so glad he has. Over the years, he’s contributed some stuff stunning and enteraining posts, and they are always helpful too.

So it gives me great pleasure – and I hope you’ll join me too – in welcoming him in to the Hall of Fame.

“Hi Al,

Every Christmas time I create a special video for the occasion. Here is this years.

Merry Christmas to all Railroad/railway modelers all around the world.


(Latest ebay cheat is here it’s Christmas crazy at the mo.)

As you’ll see from the links on Rob’s Hall of Fame page, he’s been a solid contributor over the years. I just loved his ‘peep hole’ video. I’m very glad to have him onboard.

That’s all this time, folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if you want to get off that arm chair and get going, the Beginner’s Guide is here.

Wishing you all a very, very merry Christmas.



33 Responses to The latest Hall of Fame member

  1. Roy Forbes says:

    Fantastic layout and thank you for the various posts we’ve all seen throughout the year.

    Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year. Let’s all hope the politicians don’t spoil it (if you know what I mean).

  2. Dave G says:

    Brilliant as always.

    As a great Christmas a and a happy 2017.

  3. Peter "The Mackem" Jones says:

    Great video of your magnificent layout Rob, as always a pleasure to watch and an inspiration to us for ideas. Happy Christmas to you and yours.


  4. Michael Lane says:

    Just brilliant

  5. Gary says:

    Rob, that is brilliant. You make it look like that layout is much bigger than I remember it is.

    Your scenery is amazing, you definitely belong in the ‘Hall of Fame’

    Gary from Australia.

  6. RonE says:

    I enjoyed your Christmas themed video. Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year from sunny California!

  7. Brian Messenger says:

    Welcome to the hall of fame Rob. Well done. Merry Christmas and a majic 2017 to all. Brian from a very hot and ☀️ Knysna South Africa.

  8. Congratulations to Rob for becoming a Hall of Famer! He deserves it. Great video and a fantastic layout. It inspires me to improve mine. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. Peace on Earth!
    Frank, near Mickey Mouse Orlando.

  9. Don George says:

    Thanks for sharing and taking the time to put this together. Merry Christmas from Colorado.

  10. rockie says:

    Merry Ho Ho

  11. Dave Whatley says:

    Thank you for all that hard work you have put in your set up and the video you made. It makes me wanting to go there and shop. Keep up the great work you have done and the time you have put into it is a labor of train love.. David in Savannah,Ga. , USA

  12. Kenneth Seegert says:

    It’s a very warm feeling to see the gifts you have for organization and the beauty of co-ordinating the music and lighting. Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.

    Ken & family in Michigan

  13. BullfrogEH, in Ontario says:

    A great way to start up the Christmas Season. We’d be distinctly adding in some of the white stuff. Many thanks from snowy Ontario, Canada
    – dave

  14. Robert from New York says:

    This video,as all your videos this year has offered a wonderful distraction form what goes on in this world on a daily basis.Thankyou very much,happy holidays to all,and hopes for a good peaceful new year.

  15. Cary says:

    There’s something about model trains and Christmas that go so well together. Beautiful layout Rob! Thanks for sharing. Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday and great 2017! Cary KY

  16. Gerry says:

    Very, very nice video. I especially enjoyed the music accompaniment. Form Eagle River, Alaska we wish you all very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year…

  17. Hap Cummings says:

    Very nice Rob. Gets me in the train mood.

  18. Rod Mackay says:

    Lovely, Rob. Super bit of lighting, well done. We tend not to back into stations like that over here, we would normally couple a pilot engine on the back and drag it in, even At Templecombe in the southwest, where almost all the trains on the Somerset and Dorset line used to run up a short branch into the station on the east-west Southern main line, if no pilot was available for the set back move, the train engine would run round twice. Any excuse for a bit of extra engine working!
    Happy Christmas all,

  19. Andy Townsend says:

    Very nice layout Rob, I especially enjoyed the accompanying music. Merry Christmas to all and here is hoping for a prosperous 2017!

  20. Robert Pagano says:

    Rob…I must say you are a fantastic inspiration with all of your awesome talents and so kind to share with us beginners!!!! God bless n Merry Christmas to you n yours into 2017!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Keith Miller says:

    Thank you Rob – very inspirational.
    Great that folk take the time to share.
    All the best to everyone for 2017.

  22. Chuck Bartunek says:

    Thank you for your Christmas wishes, and back at you and yours

  23. Ken Goldenberg says:

    Farland – Thank you for your video! You ave a great Christmas and 2017 as well!
    Wonderful detailed layout!!!

  24. Robert E Kelsey Jr says:

    M E R R Y
    C H R I S T M A S

    From my home to you alls .

    Robert E Kelsey Jr
    Disabled Veteran USA

  25. chris bradshaw says:

    Excellent Sir! All the very best for Christmas and 2017. From rainy Manchester UK.

  26. Neal says:

    Merry Christmas – loved it.

  27. Jonathan D Scott (JD) says:

    Rob and Al thank you for all you do to bring smiles to people’s faces all over the world. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone that participates in this wonderful train blog. JD

  28. Ian Mc Donald says:

    great video nice Christmas theme thankyou for great modelling in 2016 Merry Christmas to you all train on in 2017.

  29. NJ Mark says:

    A wonderful video/gift for the Christmas season! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Cheers! NJ Mark

  30. Andy says:

    Great film.

    Joyeux Noel from France

  31. Thank you for the video. It was very enjoyable. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  32. Phillip Moore says:

    Incredible layout with such realistic detail…very inspirational. Thanks!

  33. Jim Saccento says:

    I enjoy reading the posts and seelng the videos very much. Enspired to continue working on my partially completed 20 x12 Richmond Valley RR.

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