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    Quote Originally Posted by walter monkhouse View Post
    I do not have a set of detailed plans but after the Christmas holidays I can help anyone wanting to build a train similar to the one in the video. e mail me at walter@magicchristmas.org if you are interested . A train build such as this takes about a year to get it right and there are many options that work in different locations.
    and some times it takes a year or two to tweak it and get it to run right.
    but if anyone can help you Walter can he has helped many people. including Bryce Kindla and me

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    Thanks for the kind words , Scot. I think we have all helped each other to build our trains.

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    Walter your train is so cool!!! I would love just pictures of the setup, motor, drive wheels, power. How did you bend your guide?

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    Scot, you right about that .. even my "G" scale train running under the pixel-tree gets more ohhs and ahhs than any other part of the display

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    walter is a great person to talk to about building a train. He got me started. using some of his plans and some others. now have all my track done and working on the Christmas train. right now laying out the engine, then the cars. all with lights.

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    I've taught several train classes for Lone Star Holidays. My latest PowerPoint is available on GleannlochChristmas.com. Walter is right- we all learn from each other.

    Matt

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    got my train build going now.. got engine running and it works.. now building the cab for it.. will be a diesel engine with 3 car behind it.. walter gave me alot of adivse and looking at pictures decided to go ahead with it.. have some pictures that will have to download and put on here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk4pvz View Post
    have some pictures that will have to download and put on here..
    I was gonna say, pictures or it didn't happen

    Short and badly typed since written from my phone...
    ~Jason
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    got my train built.. had problems with it this year.. but see what was going on.. going to redo some of it this year.. always something to learn from it.. just getting the kinks out of it.

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    I really wish I hadn't looked at this thread and wished I hadn't watched the youtube video.

    Yes I want to build a train now. Only thing is, we have a really small yard. Maybe something to look at for 2017.

    For those having a stab it this for this year I'd love to see some build photo's along the way.

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