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  • Becky:

    You HAVE been busy lately! : )

    • Trader Sam:

      watertower_1More than you know. After re-assessing my October plans, and I’ve had to cancel my plans to do a Haunted Mansion themed art piece for an auction.

      I’ve also been getting into the Christmas spirit by scratch building a water tower loosely based on one at Disneyland. It will be on display as part of my Christmas tree town.

    • Trader Sam:

      The water tower is made almost entirely from Bass wood (Michaels & Joann’s). While really fun, I’ve learned that it costs about the same (if not more) to scratch build something compared to buying a detailed (and scale-accurate) plastic model.

  • Becky:

    Hey! That’s cool! Excellent work! : )

    That reminds me, I recently came accross this website about building traditional glitterhouses for Christmas train gardens like Putz and other companies made back in the 30’s and 40’s.:

    http://www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/glitterhouses/small_glitterhouse/beginning_glitterhouse.htm

    There are also other downloadable buildings with more complete textures on that site that would look great with your New Bright train. Check out the section called “Tribute to Tinplate” where there are some really cute and fairly accurate paper models of Lionel bungalows and villas from the 1920’s.

    Also, I don’t remember if I sent you this link or not:
    http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/t/194249.aspx
    It’s the construction thread I started on the Classic Toy Trains Magazine forum. As you know, I’m busily working on what will be the 3rd operating layout I’ll have set up this Christmas. This one is all Disneyland!

    Becky

    • Trader Sam:

      Thanks for the links, Becky. It’s nice to see progress photos of your work.

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