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Postby Mozzer » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:34 am

Artizen wrote:Didn't the Elf and Safety Occifer notice the skier on the roof then?

the Elf on the roof is mostly the Elf en Safety Occifer
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:39 pm

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This is a great layout Glen; however on seeing that last photo I had to check back to see whether MAYBE there are two Santas :twisted: our Northern Hemisphere one and the second dedicated to the Southern Hemisphere.
This would then explain the presence of Southern Hemisphere Penguins. :wink:
But no it's definitely set at the North Pole, even if Penguins were capable of making the trip they would never have made it as the Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.:lol:
Thinking about it perhaps that's why there aren't any at the North Pole. :roll:
After this classic I'm looking forward to 2013 to see what next rolls off your production line. 8)
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Postby Glen A » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:
This is a great layout Glen; however on seeing that last photo I had to check back to see whether MAYBE there are two Santas :twisted: our Northern Hemisphere one and the second dedicated to the Southern Hemisphere.
This would then explain the presence of Southern Hemisphere Penguins. :wink:
But no it's definitely set at the North Pole, even if Penguins were capable of making the trip they would never have made it as the Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.:lol:


There's always one person that comes along and tries to spoil the party :roll:

Haven't you heard of "Happy Feet" ? ; the little penguin that swam all the way to New Zealand (until the horrible scientists put him on a boat and took him part way back and tipped him off in the middle of the ocean for the sharks to eat him).
Well these are his two cousins. They are much better swimmers and made it all the way to the North Pole.

Kids who are young enough to be interested n Santa are not going to be smart enough to know that there aren't penguins at the North Pole.
:twisted: And if I can teach my 4 year old niece that you have two stomachs; (1 for main course and one for pudding, which is why you can alway eat pudding, even if you were too full to finish your main course :wink: ), then I'm sure I can brain wash a few more little kids that there are penguins at the North Pole. :lol:

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Postby Cross Kitter » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:22 pm

Didn't you teach your Neice about the Starters Stomach as well :roll: :lol: :lol:

Layout looking fabulous, it should get the children interested.
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Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.

Postby Thorness » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:24 pm

I thought everyone new that Polar bears don't eat penguins because they can't get the wrapper off! :D
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Hmmm....Pizza for Christmas

Postby Gnu Bee » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:36 pm

Where did you get the penguins, are they anywhere near 1:24 scale?
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Re: Hmmm....Pizza for Christmas

Postby Glen A » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:24 am

Gnu Bee wrote:Where did you get the penguins, are they anywhere near 1:24 scale?


I got them a few years ago for Natures Discoveries shop for about $2 ea. (so thats less than 1 pound British currency)
I haven't measured a real penguin to know what size they are and therefore work out scale, but they look close enough to be convincing to me. :wink: They would certainly pass for a large penguin, but not for a small one.
I've been back to the shop looking for more, but couldn't find any.


However on looking on their website tonight, I found a possibility, so will go and check these ones out tomorrow to see if they are the same size or not:
http://www.nature.co.nz/animals/ocean-animals-assorted.html

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Postby Ian-IoM » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Very Gnice Glen.

Lots of fun detail to spot and I like the presentation, it will look great with the layout rotating and a train running 8)

The penguins look fine to me, in reality they come in quite a range of sizes with the biggest up to four feet tall so yours look well within the real size range. I'm not sure how tall a real elf is though :roll:
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Postby KEG » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:05 am

Lemax offer some happy penguins http://www.alles-mini.de/shop/Figuren-und-Ergaenzungen-Tiere-Pinguin-Familie-2teilig,art-1024

They sonetimes hang around at one of my APA Boxes or play cards with the hamster.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:34 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:...even if Penguins were capable of making the trip they would never have made it as the Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.:lol:
Thinking about it perhaps that's why there aren't any at the North Pole. :)

But what about the elves, and a train going round in circles?

You'll be telling us there's no Father Christmas next. :shock:

Glen A wrote:horrible scientists put him on a boat and took him part way back and tipped him off in the middle of the ocean for the sharks to eat him

So the sharks had a "Happy Meal"*... Not at all good for their cholesterol levels!

* Other junk foods are also available.

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Postby Glen A » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:25 am



Thanks Juergen.

Also on that page, A set of penguins, a polar bear and Santa all gathered around a fire.
See, there are penguins at the North Pole!
I've been vindicated! :lol:

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:54 pm

Gerry wrote; This is a great layout Glen; however on seeing that last photo I had to check back to see whether MAYBE there are two Santas our Northern Hemisphere one and the second dedicated to the Southern Hemisphere.
This would then explain the presence of Southern Hemisphere Penguins.
But no it's definitely set at the North Pole, even if Penguins were capable of making the trip they would never have made it as the Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.


But it can't be the South Pole either as we don't have reindeer :shock: And before you ask I have gnow idea what ate them down under :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:49 am

DCRfan wrote:
But it can't be the South Pole either as we don't have reindeer :shock: And before you ask I have gnow idea what ate them down under :lol: :lol:


Of course you have reindeer at the South Pole Paul, under Santa's direction they've been flying for years. :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:36 pm

DCRfan wrote:But it can't be the South Pole either as we don't have reindeer :shock: And before you ask I have gnow idea what ate them down under :lol: :lol:


That's why Santa uses 6 white Boomers in Oz - They're Bunyip-proof :shock: , just ask Rolf :lol: :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:08 am

Layout has now done 8 hours running.
Day one complete.

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Video to come later in the week.

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:52 am

Oh not not the video :? I may see my name of the bad boy list then there will be nothing to look forward to at Christmas :(

I'm sure you are getting lots of good feed back on the layout.
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Postby Tomo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:31 am

The Presentation looks fabulous, an excellent culmination of your work!!

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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:04 pm

DCRfan wrote:Oh not not the video :? I may see my name of the bad boy list then there will be nothing to look forward to at Christmas :(

I'm sure you are getting lots of good feed back on the layout.


Actually quite a few little children have been intently watching the "bad children" list and relieved to find that their name wasn't on it! :lol: :lol:

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Postby Glen A » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:48 am

Just as I previously threatened;

movie is now done:

http://youtu.be/3ga3zCG0cTE

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Postby Tomo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:33 am

Watched the movie, I actually think it should be longer!

Thanks for posting the film.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:27 am

Wonderful, but my two year old son keeps asking me to play it again.
He says "Bit cold out there, should have hat on."
It could be a long day. :roll:

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:39 am

Bob, maybe with a soundtrack from my french Christmas CD and once will be enough ho :lol: ho :lol: ho :lol:
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Postby KEG » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:13 pm

...with a soundtrack from my french Christmas CD...


Why in the world should somebody in NZ (down down under under) be interested in French Christmas music?

Over here at the East Pole the staff is looking for snow and Christmas trains.



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BTW, did you know that Santa is working outside the season under the name Cayouche in folk clubs? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cedxCk8qLyw&feature=related

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Postby Glen A » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Blackcloud Railways wrote:Wonderful, but my two year old son keeps asking me to play it again.
He says "Bit cold out there, should have hat on."
It could be a long day. :roll:
:wink:


Tell him to look again. All the elves (and Santa) are wearing hats!

I forgot all about the Christmas music when setting up for the show. Too many things to do with two layouts to set up.

Tomo wrote:Watched the movie, I actually think it should be longer!


Ok. Maybe I'll issue a "directors cut" version in a few days. :wink:

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Postby Glen A » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:25 am

Outsourcing is alive and well at the North Pole.

Faced with boiler repairs, Santa decided to outsource the running of the railway to the chief Elf, who set up his own company and built this new speeder to carry the parcels:

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Its about to get used for two days at the weekend. Its build on an old Bachmann gas mechanical that will only drive in one direction, so just the perfect job for it!


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