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TrainsRMe ·
Terrific shots and a beautiful Christmas tree!
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EBT Jim ·
Really Nice!! Some cool photography, too.
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Pingman ·
Most excellent; terrific exposures and perspectives.
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TimDude ·
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mikemike ·
I like floor layouts. Very nice.
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NJCJOE ·
Totally awesome! I love it.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
LVC3L, Great Christmas Tin Plate layout! PCRR/Dave
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Steamer ·
very nice indeed!
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Putnam Division ·
Excellent! Peter
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Spence ·
Great photos.
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Phoebe Snow Route ·
Absolutely fantastic layout underneath your beautiful Christmas tree. I will add that I'm slightly jealous of your 305 H*llgate Bridge. LOL! M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! !
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trainroomgary ·
Very cool, tinplate Christmas.
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maint ·
Great photos and there is just something about Tin Plate under the tree. Now I got to set up my MTH B&O set I got just for under the tree. Rich in NH
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Phoebe Snow Route ·
LasVegasC3L - Any chance of a short video of your trains running around the Christmas tree?
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wmtrainnut09 ·
Really nice tree and tinplate layout. Love it!
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electroliner ·
Not having grown up with any kind of gigantic, elaborate Christmas layout and as a kid having my earliest memories of tinplate around the tree, these photos take me back to the essence of Christmas morning..the trains like bright, moving ornaments circling hypnotically around and around..thanks!
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Khayden93 ·
Awesome photographs
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Phoebe Snow Route ·
LasVegasC3L - Thank you for the videos of your awesome layout. Nothing says Christmas quite like tinplate trains under the tree. H O H O H O ! !
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NEEDED: 9 or 10 pieces of Straight USED Fastrack to Complete Loop 3 on Carpet Central.

kennyb ·
Hi Everybody! and Happy New Year to ya!!! We are all very blessed to have made it through anther year, hopefully the madness that began with President Kennedy being assinated,will end very very shortly. Only then can we all can have the peace of mind that Our Children will live in Freedom and prosperity,and be able to enjoy life even more than we have!!!! That being said, I had to take down my layout for a few months, because we got new carpeting, and I have my wife's parents visiting from...
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My Summer Carpet Layout

Old Newbie ·
Since we do not use the fireplace in warm weather, I expanded my carpet layout and added an elevated section. The elevated section and the rug level section are each powered by a 54 watt power supply that comes with Lionchief sets. Thanks to a tip I read on this forum, I isolated the 2 sections at a switch leading up the ramp, using the 1 3/8" Fastrack piece with the wire removed. Passenger train is about 9 feet long, which is the limit for this O36 reverse loop. I do not have electrical...
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Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

LasVegasC3L ·
Posting progress of my tinplate Christmas layout.  Dog bone 42 minimum.  263 gray and 263 Blue are the motive power. I will continue to post pictures of my progress and answer any questions.  Thank You all for the compliments! ...
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Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Khayden93 ·
Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt? for a ground cover mat on a layout. I'm using Lionel tubular track for my small layout,   *Update- I think I will be using felt my one question is what kind of felt it the best to use for a layout?
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ncng ·
I personally love felt on classic Lionel tubular and American Flyer classic layouts! ncng
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Wood ·
I began with felt and have enjoyed it over the years. Lately, I have been upgrading with ballasting my tracks and open areas. I left the felt on and it covered nicely and blends well. I would encourage you to put a layer of masonite or foam underneath the felt.
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Lee Willis ·
I would go with felt. It has a more classic feel. It is also thinner and finer of surface and that helps the modeling a bit.
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jim pastorius ·
I put a small(3' x 6') piece of green indoor/outdoor carpet on my old layout as a test. Sort of liked the looks of it and the foam backing. I was thinking of covering all of my new layout with it. I like the rougher surface look of the carpet.
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Moonman ·
JoAnn Fabrics has two grades that are 60" wide and sold by the yard. The craft felt is the least expensive and is on sale from time to time. It is polyester. The good stuff is thicker, has some natural fibers in it and is 2x the cost. I use 3M 77 Spray adhesive around the edges and fit the felt with a little tension and trim the edges with a utility knife or box cutter with a fresh blade when dry. The outdoor carpet will have a rubber backing for some sound absorption. Tough to find the...
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dkdkrd ·
Just to offer a different perspective/idea at the risk of being disruptive... We built a 5x8 portable layout for a local organization. Knowing it would be viewed closely, maybe even jostled as kids crowded around it, we used a looped pile I/O green carpet for the base. Besides looking great, it allowed us to put pads of the hooked Velcro tape on the bottom of layout items such as trees, buildings, people, telephone poles, signs....pretty much anything that might not tolerate an occasional...
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DMASSO ·
We use felt on our portable modules and the kids under the main layout, table. All built by forum member Eddiem whose home layout is all felt.
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Former Member ·
I found a carpet product at Lowes that had the perfect size pile in a two tone green shading that mimics grass very well. I will post photos later as soon as I get my computer back from the repair shop.
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Former Member ·
Here is a sample of the carpet I referred to above. Please click on this photo to get an enlarged view.
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sinclair ·
I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector: Here is a sample of the carpet I referred to above. Please click on this photo to get an enlarged view. Is the road painted on the carpet?
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jim pastorius ·
I wentto a local Home Depot and bought 3 sheets of Homosote for y layout. Pricey but I just plan to cover it with the tight loop indoor/outdoor carpet. Home Depot has it in 12' widths which is nice because my layout is 12' square with an open space hear the middle. Really not too expensive. The trial piece I had I just stapled the edges down real good.
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SJC ·
Originally Posted by sinclair: I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out. I personally despise that plastic astroturf stuff. It looks terrible, falls apart, "flakes" come off, etc. I've used a very fine green out/in carpet and my current layout uses grey in/out carpet. I prefer the grey. I think it looks cleaner, a bit brighter, neater etc.
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Former Member ·
No, the road is made up of black asphalt roofing shingles. For those who want a realistic asphalt road, this is a good solution. The carpet is butted up against the curbing. I hope this helps.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Wood: I began with felt and have enjoyed it over the years. Lately, I have been upgrading with ballasting my tracks and open areas. I left the felt on and it covered nicely and blends well. I would encourage you to put a layer of masonite or foam underneath the felt. Looks great nice work
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sinclair ·
Originally Posted by SJC: Originally Posted by sinclair: I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out. I personally despise that plastic astroturf stuff. It looks terrible, falls apart, "flakes" come off, etc. I've used a very fine green out/in carpet and my current layout uses grey in/out carpet. I prefer the grey. I think it looks cleaner, a bit brighter, neater etc. Mine has stood up to being moved twice, rolling out...
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Popi ·
BLUE, indoor outdoor. but Ive also used Grey/brown indoor outdoor which looked pretty cool.
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TrainsRMe ·
I've never used either felt or indoor/outdoor carpet. It seems to me the carpet might deaden sound better. Is that correct? Carpet padding covered my last layout, with electricians' wire ties securing the track, and it was good at sound deadening, and could easily be painted black for roads. Another great thing was that Marx telephone poles with those wide plastic bases could be simply installed by slitting the padding and sliding the base under. Great when you bumped into poles too. The...
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handyandy ·
I used fleece blanket throws I find on sale at Wal-Mart around Christmas time. The main layout uses a couple of olive colored ones. The portable layout uses a bright green one. Kinda looks like felt, but "fluffier" and the olive color looks pretty good as ground cover.
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Dan Padova ·
I stopped by Home Depot today to look for some I/O carpet. All I could find was the Astro-turf stuff. Looks like golf tee grass. I'm not keen on it. Many years ago an indoor/outdoor carpet was made that looked more like felt. Some brands had a foam backing while others did not. I would like to know where to find this type of I/O carpet.
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NJCJOE ·
I like indoor/outdoor carpeting myself. Mine was special ordered through Home depot.
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ChiloquinRuss ·
" However, the padding was a pain to drill through" Just get a piece of metal tubing (3/8 in dia worked for me) and use as a punch to make a hole for the drill to get to the table and not the pad / carpet. Russ
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Dan Padova ·
Reminds me of when I was an apprentice carpenter. I had to install some hardware on a door to an office. Part of the hardware installation involved involved drilling through newly laid carpeting. As soon as the drill bit hit the carpet pile, a line appeared all the way across the floor. You would guess correctly that my boss wasn't a happy camper that day. By the way, I kept my job.
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Dan Padova ·
I like the pile in that carpet, Joe. What did you ask for at Home Depot. I also like the pile on the carpet.
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challenger3980 ·
Sorry SJC, but I personally disagree with you on the green astro turf. I used it on a Halloween layout, and to ME, it looks much better than the grey in your pic. The green makes the yard areas look much more like yards than the grey ever could, I don't want my whole layout looking concreted over. I am Glad that you are Happy with your choice, but on my layout, I think the green looks just as clean, Bright and much neater than the grey. I wont say that I " despise" the grey, but for MY...
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NJCJOE ·
My carpet is regular indoor/outdoor carpet that Home Depot carries. I special ordered it because they didn't carry that color in stock. I can drill through this carpet with no issues at all.
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jim pastorius ·
I like in/out carpeting. I use gray to simulate ballast and in the engine yard plus use green. If I redid my layout I would also use brown in places. It is easy to work with, clean and helps dampen the sound. I can hear the wheels clattering on the rails.
 
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