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Train coming around the corner where the school and daycare playground is. I will attach a link to see more photos and to see how the village was built with the Kreg jig. There is also a video. I hope you enjoy it!

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Comment by Lorrie on October 18, 2013 at 7:42pm

Thanks so much Rita! I appreciate the nice comments.  It is hard work!  People that have not done this don't know how much is involved in putting it up!  I am very happy with my platforms that I built.  I looked on the internet and couldn't find anything to fit my needs so that is why I decided to build it!  This was my first project and it gave me the confidence to build all of the other projects that I have done! 

Comment by Rita B. on October 18, 2013 at 7:27pm

Great Job Lorrie!!!  I use to do the village too, many years ago, so I know exactly how much time and planning goes into it.   Fun to watch it come to life and you have out done yourself in the display.   I bet it just glows at night.   Enjoy your hard work with many friends and family and may each of you be blessed this holiday season and beyond!

Comment by Lorrie on October 17, 2013 at 9:03pm

Thanks Jim!  I have been collecting these dept. 56 houses for over 25 years.  I stopped about 10 years ago or so.  I had so many of them and they are not easy to store!  I enjoy putting together the village differently every year.  I used to have an open house and invite my friends to come see the village.  I would bake cookies and they could come and go as they needed around Christmas.  I used to put the village on the floor around the Christmas Tree with the train but as I get older, it is harder and harder to put up each year!  I thought the platforms would make it easier for me to create the village.  Thanks so much for the nice comment. :)

Comment by james wilhelm on October 17, 2013 at 8:15pm

Lorrie, beautiful , well done , thanks for sharing , JIM !!!

Comment by Lorrie on October 17, 2013 at 5:28pm

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a67794d6a457a4d44633d0d0a&b...

This is the link for the Christmas Village Video.  Enjoy!

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