Evening all, It's time again for the Gingerbread Village and Christmas train here at the conference center. I'm using the same cars but they have held up so well through much running and I got the Lil' Critter repaired and running as it should. There is still an Egg Liner ready for backup. This year I was first told to expect a large horseshoe layout but when I got there they had changed everything and all I needed was a fairly small circle layout. Of course I didn't have most of that track with me and spent an hour getting one together but it runs perfectly. Today I went and checked on it and all the buildings had been put in place and are ready for the big opening tomorrow night. Attached are a couple of preview pictures and there may be some more from the opening. My Dad wonders why I do this but it's a lot of fun and the kids love it. Maybe it will stick with a few of them and someday bring in some more model railroaders. By the way if there is a sugar shortage in the South, this is probably why. Rick H.