Five Holiday-themed Model Train Videos

Five Holiday-themed Model Train Videos

Thanksgiving is over and I am stuffed like the proverbial turkey! And with Thanksgiving, we begin a six-week long period of various fall/winter holidays. No matter what holiday(s) you observe during this period, we here at Model Trains for Beginners hope that model trains somehow plays a part. To get you in the holiday spirit, I present to you five holiday-themed model train videos that I absolutely love.

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Bill Aston’s Christmas model train layout – This short six-and-a-half-minute video shows a wonderful little Lionel layout under modeler Bill Aston’s Christmas tree. It includes audio of not only the train sounds, but train crews talking to one another. The trains chug through a snowy holiday village and can’t help but bring out the child in all of us.

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Christmas Holiday Model Train Railroad Layout G O HO H.O. N Gauge Scale Del Webb Sun City Huntley IL – This fifteen-minute video showcases a nice-looking holiday-themed layout with trains of multiple scales and gauges. With the larger scales closest and smaller scales further away, the layout creates a false perspective of distance in a wonderful way. All of the trains snake through a winter wonderland that brings a sense of joy and wonder to the viewer.

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Christmas Train Village – 2009 (Livingston, TX) – This video is about nine-and-a-half-minutes long and features a beautiful O scale layout with a Christmas village theme. Trains roll through the village as well as snow-covered mountains, hauling Christmas trees and gifts. This is a fun holiday layout with some hidden gems, like sledders going down a hill and a sign warning of a “penguin crossing”.

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2016 Holiday Spectacular + Christmas Train Show at Infoage – This short little nine minute video features multiple trains and layouts at a model train show, all running with a winter/holiday theme. There are various scales and gauges represented and several trains operating at once. It all serves to bring a smile to the face of kids and kids-at-heart.

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How to make a Christmas Village Railroad – Want to build your own winter/holiday themed layout? This video walks through the steps in less than four minutes! While the layout in the video is O scale, these techniques will work for any scale, from TT to G. And as a bonus, at the end make sure to click the link to watch a video of the finished layout in action.

So, there you go! Five holiday-themed model train videos to get you into the holiday mood. We here at Model Trains for Beginners wish all of you a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

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Robert Thomson

Robert W. Thomson is a life-long railfan, the son of a former L&N Railroad B&B gang foreman, and an amateur photographer. He was born and raised in southeast Tennessee but now lives in Butte, Montana with his wife, Connie and cat, Charlie. Robert has worked as a park ranger, underground mine tour guide, freelance roleplaying game writer, and ran his own roleplaying game publishing company until selling it in 2012.

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