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Author:  winced36 [ Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:51 pm ]
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Post your favorite pics of holiday villages here. Here's one I built for an OGR contest a couple of years ago:

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Various manufacturer ceramic buildings, MTH Realtrax, and a prewar Lionel 259E with 600-series passenger cars.

Paul

Author:  paulrace [ Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:29 pm ]
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Paul,

I love the combination of the tinplate trains and the ceramic village pieces. Looks classic to me. :-)

Author:  winced36 [ Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:38 pm ]
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Christmas morning on a 4X4 sheet of plywood, Plasticville Union Station and Barn, Marx tunnel...ain't Santa (Dad) the greatest?

Author:  javinda [ Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:53 am ]
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Love these! Thanks for the inspiration.

Author:  winced36 [ Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:43 pm ]
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Here's another pic that someone had sent me:

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It reminds me of the Christmas "Garden" my grandfather assembled under his tree every year. His never included an electric train, just lots of small houses, cast figures, miniature cars and trucks, all on dyed saw-dust for grass and roads.

It's getting to be that time of year to start making plans...

Paul II

Author:  paulrace [ Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:33 pm ]
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"Christmas garden" tends to be an east coast term, especially in Baltimore MD. Did you grow up in that area?

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:03 pm ]
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Yup, born in Baltimore but lived out in the countryside. My parents were both from Arbutus, a town on the edge of the Baltimore city that sits astride the old Pennsylvania mainline (now the southern end of the Northeast Corridor).

Author:  winced36 [ Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:27 pm ]
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Good article on the Baltimore tradition:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-train-gardens-1224-20141217-story.html

My father would drive us all over the city at Christmas to see these...

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:07 pm ]
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Here's a few pic's of the 2015 garden at Kenilworth Bazaar near Baltimore:

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Taken at mid-day the crowds were thin...typically jammed in the evening and weekends.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:09 pm ]
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Christmas 1950:

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