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christmas village/ train village

Postby Pretjah » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:23 am

anynoe else here do a christmas village?

i've done a train village/ christmas vilalge since i was a kid.

it started with a small train and some cardboard houses that my older brother, mother and i would set up. then as a teen ager my mother bought 4 porcelin houses and we had that on display.

my own in my house has turned into quite an elaborate display with about 40 buildings 15 more large accesory (ice hocky rink, gazeboo, etc) plus abou 70 small people, sign, animals etc. plus a christmas time lionel train and a seperate trolley.

i'll post some pictures and videos when i get home.
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Re: christmas village/ train vilalge

Postby XmasDVD » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:35 pm

We do a mini village - the houses and people are all like 1:3 scale to the traditional "Department 56" line. - We have fake snow and lights and such.

I'll have to take pictures of everything and post this year.

Growing up we always had a Christmas village of some sort.
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Re: christmas village/ train vilalge

Postby Pretjah » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:23 am

here are some pictures of last years village
picture 1 is the "city portion of the village the large christmas train travels around the city

picture 2 is the track that connects the city and the small country town the trolly runs from city to small town on it

picture 3 is the small town

the video is from 2006 i had it set up a bit different and used a johnny cash song as over lay

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tFjk0q7VBM <--- the video
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Re: christmas village/ train village

Postby Silver Bells » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:21 am

I'd been collecting a small-scale porcelain village from Walmart for about four years. Last year I feel I completed it, a full town and even a lighthouse were present and graced the entire stretch of the top of my parents' massive entertainment center. It's still with them and as Trevor and I have no room for it up here--plus we have four hyper male cats, I'm having them keep it for now :)
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Re: christmas village/ train village

Postby XmasDVD » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:51 pm

I saw your videos a few weeks back - WOW nice! I don't get THAT creative 0 just set everything up on a table with the white sheet and fake snow - no train or anything like that.
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Re: christmas village/ train village

Postby Winterself » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:04 pm

i started painting my own villages years ago.i have a small village with fake snow and small people.i have decided not to continue it tho.i just dont have anymore room.so i may sell my pieces after christmas.who knows..well see..but i do love to see others..and i love the trail sets that go thru them.
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Re: christmas village/ train village

Postby Noel+ » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:33 am

How fabulous - thanks!!! :elfgrin:
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