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Here's my Tres' Unique, Tres' Chic Petite Halloween Toy Train Layout, the 2020 Edition. So far. It is very much still a work-in-progress!

The two Lemax SpookyTown buildings and the Dept 56 xmas wooden backdrop arrived today. The Halloween wooden backdrop is on its way, the xmas one is just a place marker to check how the size looks on the layout table.

My Standard Gauge track loop is on its way, but may not arrive until 10/26! eek, getting close! After it arrives and is set in place, I'll go pick up the O tubular track at my local hobby shop. Other miscellaneous accessory pieces are on their way also. Still thinking I want to use my O prewar tinplate 600 series freight cars on this, they are not pictured on this set up. The tipple car I want to fill with candy corn, the hopper maybe fill with licorice. I've got a early litho red gondola, that may end up here too, with mini candies in it.

I don't like using the two spilt pieces of plywood that was able to dig up from the garage, and one is painted with primer- no good. Will get a full size plywood piece at HD soon.

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a little update Saturday 10/24/2020:

Bought the full size piece of birch plywood, cut to 4x6. Sooo much better than the two split pieces.

The Standard Gauge track arrived today. The Dept 56 Halloween wooden backdrop arrived today. YAY, and again I say, YAY!

A new feature is being added to this little layout. Ala' 1933 (perfect for the tinplate era), I'm using my large size iPad to create a "Park-In Theater". Materials and paint were bought  yesterday, and work on it is already progressing. I brought down five of my 1:24 diecast automobiles from the Upstairs Layout to set with it.

Adding this scene reduces my proposed O-36 loop to a O-31 circle. But I'm okay with that! fullsizeoutput_b4fb

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Carey,

Very nice and simple.

Every year about this time, i get the itch for a small, Fall-themed layout, just a simple loop with soime fall foliage and maybe the few Dept 56 Halloween building that I have.  Then I think of the neglect of my 90% complete Christmas-themed main layout and the Christmas carving projects (I'm 53 and have way too many hobbies) that I should be working on and decide against it.  I need to start thinking fall early like the craft stores do and then just get at it like you did.

Tim

Carey,

Very nice and simple.

Every year about this time, i get the itch for a small, Fall-themed layout, just a simple loop with soime fall foliage and maybe the few Dept 56 Halloween building that I have.  Then I think of the neglect of my 90% complete Christmas-themed main layout and the Christmas carving projects (I'm 53 and have way too many hobbies) that I should be working on and decide against it.  I need to start thinking fall early like the craft stores do and then just get at it like you did.

Tim

PT, thanks! I started sooo late for doing a Halloween layout! Thank goodness for Dollar Stores, Michaels online and eBay. And of course, Home Depot!

Then, just about a half hour ago, I discovered that I don't have all the pieces in the 342e set box to run the set! Fortunately, I have come up with a lemon situation to lemonade solution!

Working on the "Park-In" Theater this weekend.

The O-31 tubular track was procured so late, it may not get here until 10/28!

When this Halloween layout will all done, Hubby Tom asked about a Thanksgiving theme, so I will have to think up some ideas for that.

Have in the past done a little Holiday layout around the big Xmas tree in the Foyer. But with this as a nice size set up, I  will probably put it on this 4x6 table as an alternate. I can showcase my Standard Gauge size original Barclay skaters, sledders, and skiers. I'll have more room AND won't be fussing with it all on the floor.  

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