Hey there, everybody. So around this time last year I discovered a wonderful charity called Operation North Pole. Google it if you don’t already know about it. Anyway I also discovered that Kato makes N scale replicas of this train and buying one even helps the charity. Win win. This inspired me to build a Xmas themed railfan layout as a replacement for the Xmas tree. Since I’m already 90% finished I won't post all the pics I have of the build unless you all want me to. Here is a cliff notes version at least up to where I’m at now. Pink prairie, getting the tracks fitted. Building tunnels and mountains. “I got a jar of dirt!!” ... ok it’s just a can of dirt colored paint.