Decorate your outdoor train layout

    Have a garden railway (think outdoor electric trains)?  Decorate it for the holiday season. We did some digging and found…

    So I’ve been bad. What’s up with the lump of coal as a present?

    There was a pervasive belief in the mid 19th century that if you were poor it was because you or…

    Synchronizing the lights. It’s all about the music!

    From the September 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate. In an earlier issue of PlanetChristmas magazine, I talked…

    Simple RGB… PLEASE!

    RGB lighting is coming at us like a freight train.  Light-O-Rama kicked off the trend years ago with their incredible…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for November 2017

    Better than ever before, the new and improved November 2017 PlanetChristmas Magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a peek at…

    Imagine building a Christmas train for your display!

    by Mike Shimko Nothing can beat step by step pictures and instructions. Here goes! 1 Begin with the Railroad Crossing.…

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      March 5, 2017

      Blow Molds. Love them. Fix them. Display them.

      A special thanks to Carrie Sansing for this article.  She’s the blow mold queen! I’m seriously addicted to blow molds.…
      March 5, 2017

      LEDs vs. incandescent lights… there’s a real difference.

      This was supposed to be easy. Determine once and for all if it’s time for all of us to switch…
      March 5, 2017

      Ready to make those lights dance to the music. Think about sequencing.

      So… you just bought all that fancy hardware to flash the lights to the music? or… You have a talent…
      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

      It was a dark and stormy night in St. Louis for the March 2018 haunting.  Really it’s the annual tradeshow…

      Until Christmas

      (the most magical day of the year)

      Until the Reveal

      (typically just after Thanksgiving)

      Now this is a light show!

       

      What an Outdoor Display!

      Silent Monks Singing