Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Santa's in the Air !!!












Sunday, November 12, 2006

More Additions

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One of the special holiday locomotive and tender units have arrived and are on their way to pick up a load of freight cars from the village train yard.


It looks like some of the kids have no school today so they have decided to play in the snow.

Others have stayed closer to the village and decided to skate on the frozen pond.


Lots of peppermint is needed for all of the treats to be made in the candy factory.



The townspeople recently thought it was necessary for the village to have its very own fire station.

A new road also had to be built to make it easier for the fire engine to get to the village in an emergency.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Village Takes Shape

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Mr. Nutcracker has proven to be a most dedicated worker. He keeps guard over the presents under the tree and has pledged to always greet the train as it comes by.


Just as in every village, the townspeople here find ways to enjoy themselves on the nearby ski slopes.

Occasionally, even celebrities make time for enjoyment after a hard days' work!

Of course, how could any town survive if it couldn't keep the women in the village happy?



Safety is always an important concern for many of the workers in Toyland.

All staff for the biggest employer in the village are given the best training possible!


A few carolers are practicing their singing while waiting for others to show up.


Big brother came to meet his younger sister at school so they can both walk the dog together.


The Christmas trees were just cut and are on the way to the village.


One of Santa's helpers called in sick today, so he decided to come down to the yard to help unload the eggnog cans in preparation for the holiday party.



The village trolley brings shoppers and friends to the village from the railroad station.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Under Construction...Stay Tuned!!!!

It's been 3 years since the layout was originally completed, so it's about time for a major overhaul. These are a few pictures of the new landscape - still lots to do but it's fun to see the changes every day!