Starting a little thread to chronicle this year's layout. I don't have a permanent home layout and I do HO at a local club. However each year I get to take over a significant portion of our living room with my traditional O-27'ish Christmas Layout.
It's something my kids and I look forward to each year. While I handle acquisitions and track laying they are very involved in the setup and the frequent rearrangement of vehicles and figures that is a constant on this layout.
Speaking of acquisitions I acquired this 1950's gem this summer in a mixed lot but only ran it today. After a bit of hesitation it runs smooth and strong. In good cosmetic condition also. The constant bell is functional and I quite like it. Rear light works but it looks like I'll have to replace the front headlight.