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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

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  1. Help

    Sorry about the website, we canceled the hosting and domain over the summer. Looks like someone else wanted it more than us. If you have any questions just let me know.
  2. I just wanted to thank you for all the information and allowing me to see your train up close this past Friday night. You have two awesome trains and a great display overall!!!! We visited several diplays in the Dallas area and yours, by far was THE BEST!!!! Thanks again, Jeremy Ganes

  3. Hi bryce try a knee-kick switch i have one on my train i s shuts off all power instantly joel

  4. Try searching for automatic lawn mowers or vacuums. I found the iRobot Roomba vacuum that has infra-red cliff sensors. That means this thing can be placed on a raised platform (sheet of plywood) and not go off the edge. If you disconnect the vacuum (suction/brushes) part of the product it should run longer than the 2 hours but you can also purchase the self-charging drive-on home base. Yes, that is correct; it will charge itself when needed! If you have light snow fall leave the brushes going and have it keep the “rink” clean. Mount your figures on top and let it GO! The vacuum and charging base together is under $200. That may seem like a lot of $$ but the time and hassle you save is worth it. Convince your wife it’s for the house and it won’t come out of your Christmas budget. :laughing: Amazon Link Picture of underside:
  5. Try searching for automatic lawn mowers or vacuums. I found the iRobot Roomba vacuum that has infra-red cliff sensors. That means this thing can be placed on a raised platform (sheet of plywood) and not go off the edge. If you disconnect the vacuum (suction/brushes) part of the product it should run longer than the 2 hours but you can also purchase the self-charging drive-on home base. Yes, that is correct; it will charge itself when needed! If you have light snow fall leave the brushes going and have it keep the “rink” clean. Mount your figures on top and let it GO! The vacuum and charging base together is under $200. That may seem like a lot of $$ but the time and hassle you save is worth it. Convince your wife it’s for the house and it won’t come out of your Christmas budget. :laughing: Amazon Link Picture of underside:
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