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Papa_Christmas
10-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Hello old friends and welcome aboard new members. I知 still a few weeks away from starting this year痴 decorations but I thought I would go ahead and start my annual thread.

Last year at this time papa was sporting quite the Santa figure at nearly 300 pounds and a nearly white beard to hide my extra chins. In February I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but I知 pleased to report that as of this posting I知 down to 215 pounds due to diet and exercise and I feel better than I have in years.

Most of you know I spend about 4 months a year consumed by Christmas .During the other 8 months I am working on my O scale Model Railroad Layout. The layout known as The Ohio North Coast Railroad has somewhat of a Christmas theme as the backdrop is comprised of Department 56 Christmas in the City buildings.
I have wanted to add some kind of winter scene for a while so this year I have created Christmas Mountain.


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Papa_Christmas
10-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Her are a few more.

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I no longer have a website but if you are interested in my progress you can view the entire project from day 1 up to what I知 currently working on here

http://www.photobucket.com/oncrr

the password is papa3rail

Eventually I would like to add my comments along with the pictures but as I am up to 409 some images right now that will be a task I will slowly have to pick away at.

Some of you may also remember we lost are 12 year old Weimaraner Gretchen last year just before Christmas .This June we got another from Weimaraner Rescue so here is our new baby Miss Zelda.

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*Snowflake*
10-05-2012, 03:13 PM
wow Papa this is just absolutely beautiful:gingerhouse:
amazing:treedance:

and very good you lost some pounds I'm sure you're much more healthier now:elf3:

cute Zelda:santa:

tinkerbell2
10-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Congrats Papa on the weight loss....keep it up...:elf3:

and your train layout is as beautiful as ever. Love it..:smitten:

MinnesotaMike
10-05-2012, 07:41 PM
All good stuff!!!

ornamentmaven
10-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Love it all Papa! I am diabetic also and have lost some weight over the past few years. Still need to lose another 25!

SilverBells
10-05-2012, 07:59 PM
It all looks beautiful Papa :) As expected :elf3:
And I'm very happy about your weight loss :elf3: Good job :hopxmas:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-05-2012, 09:11 PM
I think I'll faint. You are so industrious! It's fantastic!

Congratulations on the weight loss. :hopxmas:

Another beautiful dog! I'm sorry for your loss of Gretchen.

Crazymike1965
10-06-2012, 01:21 AM
Hi Papa, I am happy to hear that you have been able to loose all that weight. I am sorry that I missed the posts last year when you lost Gretchen. Zelda is a beautiful girl :)

I love your new additions to your Christmas wonderland. Looking forward to all of the setting up pics in the coming weeks :)

steph535
10-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Congrats on the weight loss, Papa! That's awesome, and so is your train set up, as usual. I'm really looking forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas decorations again.

Papa_Christmas
10-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Snowflake,Tink,MinnesotaMike,Ornamentmaven,SiverBe lls,MarshmallowMorld,CrazyMike & steph535

Thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments.
Papa

ChristmasFairy
10-07-2012, 01:24 AM
Well done Papa re the weight loss ... keep it up and I hope you get to your ideal weight

Wow !! Beautiful !! .... and am looking forward to your Christmas pics ....

Sorry to hear about Gretchen ...... Miss Zelda is gorgeous ...:xmascandycane:

HomeAlone
10-10-2012, 07:45 PM
That is beautiful! I have always wanted a true Christmas village that you've got there. They're just soooo spectacular!!

olga
10-12-2012, 08:28 AM
Dear Dave, Im really happy for you, for all the news you bring to us with your post.
First of all, congradulations for your real hard try to lose all that weight and hope you have the courage to go further, Im sure about that!!

Your work with Railroad Layout around Christmas village, is incredible and most incredible is that you do all this by yourself, spending thousands of hours to make this happen..
Sorry for your doggy, and really happy for your new one.. :)

Papa_Christmas
10-15-2012, 12:41 PM
Dear Dave, Im really happy for you, for all the news you bring to us with your post.
First of all, congradulations for your real hard try to lose all that weight and hope you have the courage to go further, Im sure about that!!

Your work with Railroad Layout around Christmas village, is incredible and most incredible is that you do all this by yourself, spending thousands of hours to make this happen..
Sorry for your doggy, and really happy for your new one.. :)

Olga my friend how nice to hear from you again.With all the turmoil and hardship going on in Greece I have thought of you and Tia and your families often in the pat year.I hope you all will be safe and come through the troubled times alright.
Best wishes my friend.
Dave

storm85
10-21-2012, 03:56 AM
That is amazing!

JollyElfDC
10-23-2012, 12:37 AM
Wow what a labor of love! I always love looking at your pictures.

Cinder
10-25-2012, 04:59 PM
Congrats on the weight loss! I know that it can be very difficult.

Beautiful pictures!

olga
10-29-2012, 09:30 AM
Dave, dear friend, when do you start decorating? :)

Papa_Christmas
10-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Dave, dear friend, when do you start decorating? :)

Normally I start the first of November but this year I'm traveling to Ohio to visit with Family so I won't get started until the tenth.

SnowAngel
10-29-2012, 08:02 PM
wow, what a gorgeous display; it shows you are really into it with the details and all.

Congrats on your weightloss! I know it can be difficult.

sorry for the loss of your beloved Gretchen. Love the name Miss Zelda!

ChantelleJoy
11-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Looking forward to seeing your progress as you decorate this year, Papa! :) Your railroad is so beautiful, and has become somewhat of a Christmas Tradition for us all, I think!

:merrychristmas:

steph535
11-08-2012, 05:21 AM
I think you're right! at least for me. Papa Christmas' and Crazy Mike's; I look forward to both of them now, each year.

Donna-50
11-15-2012, 12:22 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss. I always look forward to your Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-15-2012, 12:44 AM
Normally I start the first of November but this year I'm traveling to Ohio to visit with Family so I won't get started until the tenth.

Oh, I can hardly wait for the photos!

Papa_Christmas
11-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.
I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get started this year.
I was getting kind of depressed about the daunting task ahead of me when a very dear friend reminded me that I am Papa Christmas so I unfurled my cape and dusted off the PC emblazoned across my chest and dove head first into the task at hand.

The Study

This tree is my oldest tree about 8 or 9 years old I think and after i unfolded and shaped the first section I plugged it in and poof all the lights fried no blown fuse every single light was black inside so off to Lowe's I went to get a replacement.They still make the same tree a GE"Just Cut" 7.5 foot Frasier Fir now it only has 900 lights instead of the 1250 mine had.It is also one of a new line of trees with Easy Shape Technology the claim is you don't have to shape it and it sets up in minutes.

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Well it only took about 15 minutes to get this far and it looked pretty good.

Papa_Christmas
11-20-2012, 10:57 PM
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I love the realistic look of the branches on these Just Cut line of trees.

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This tree is about 90 % Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

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Papa_Christmas
11-20-2012, 11:00 PM
Here are pics of the rest of the study it's almost done but I can't finnish until my Thanksgiving guests leave because we are using the hide a bed.

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ChantelleJoy
11-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh Papa Christmas - I'm happy that you've finally started!!!
Sorry about your tree, but the new one is LOVLEY! I've had real trees that look less full than that! :)
I love all your trees, but this one is definitly near the top of my list - it's so well put together - and all the other touches around the room look great too! :) Can't wait to see the rest of the decorations as you put them up!

:merrychristmas:

tinkerbell2
11-21-2012, 02:16 AM
Looking beautiful as always Papa..

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Crazymike1965
11-21-2012, 02:19 AM
Looking great Papa :)

I hate it when light sets blow like that !!!

steph535
11-21-2012, 02:37 AM
your tree is truly lovely, Papa C. Looking forward to seeing all your decs.

Donna-50
11-21-2012, 02:44 AM
Looking good. I have one of the GE Frazier trees also.

ChristmasFairy
11-21-2012, 01:04 PM
Very nice PapaC ... look forward to more pics !!:christmastree:

Wish I could get my hands on one of those GE 'Just Cut' Frasier Firs ... very realistic !!

The tree I usually decorate will be 23 years old this Christmas !!! :elf1:

Papa_Christmas
11-21-2012, 07:17 PM
Thank you for the kind comments my friends.
My energy level gets stoked knowing my efforts are enjoyed by my fellow Christmas Fanatics.

The Front Entry (Snowman Central)

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The Wife is working and the House Guests are out and about so I'm working on the Train Room Tree and hope to have it finished today.

tinkerbell2
11-21-2012, 07:28 PM
Thank you for the kind comments my friends.
My energy level gets stoked knowing my efforts are enjoyed by my fellow Christmas Fanatics.

The Front Entry (Snowman Central)

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The Wife is working and the House Guests are out and about so I'm working on the Train Room Tree and hope to have it finished today.

Love it all, I love snowman..5991

Merry Christmas Darling
11-21-2012, 07:48 PM
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I love Snowman Central! :snowman: Is the wreath new? I love that!

I'm looking forward to your train display.

HolidaySeason
11-21-2012, 08:26 PM
When I get a place of my own, I will definitely follow in your footsteps at Christmas! You've done such a good job! :D

SilverBells
11-21-2012, 08:30 PM
That's awesome Papa, as always. Beautiful decorations. Your home is a Winter Wonderland ★★★★★

Donna-50
11-22-2012, 01:26 AM
I love snowmen. You have done it beautifully.:elf3:

I would like to know where you keep all your Christmas things during the year?

Papa_Christmas
11-22-2012, 05:11 AM
Thank you all

MW-Had the wreath for a few years it's from Hallmark

Donna-50 Delicate items are stored under the train the rest goes in tubs in the attic.

The Train Room

This tree is a 6.5 foot GE Just Cut Grand Fir with 600 lights.

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Merry Christmas Darling
11-22-2012, 05:50 AM
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I KNEW it would be fabulous, PC! http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Smiley%20Images/IttyBittyDancingMarshmallow.gif

steph535
11-22-2012, 06:37 AM
AWESOME job, Papa!!

ChantelleJoy
11-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Oh, Papa, these photos are so pretty! I just wanna curl up under the tree and watch the train all night! :) Also: Love, Love, LOVE! The giant train Snowflakes again this year! Probably my favourite detail!

HolidaySeason
11-22-2012, 06:18 PM
OMG! That's beautiful! You are amazing, Papa! :tree:

tinkerbell2
11-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Outstanding, Papa......Love it ...6001

Papa_Christmas
11-22-2012, 06:39 PM
Thank you all for your kind words.

I have been working on the train for over 5 years now if you would like to see what I am doing on it throughout the year it is all here from the beginning.

The address is http://www.photobucket.com/oncrr
The password is papa3rail.

Donna-50
11-23-2012, 01:30 AM
Wow! That is beautiful.

Thanks for letting me know. I keep mine in the garage as I am afraid of heights and any thing that goes up there never comes down.

Crazymike1965
11-23-2012, 03:59 AM
magnificent Papa :)

ornamentmaven
11-23-2012, 08:49 PM
Fantastic!!!!!

steph535
11-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Papa C, I showed my 16 yr/old son your pics from this year and he says "let's go visit HIM." lol (translation being: he would love to see it in person and stare at it for hours.) :gelf:

Fezziwig
11-24-2012, 08:22 PM
Poppa, I feel like in another life you could have built Holiday displays for Macy's or something. These pictures you've posted are FANTASTIC, you really have an eye for making a good set up. Good work!

Papa_Christmas
11-24-2012, 09:28 PM
Poppa, I feel like in another life you could have built Holiday displays for Macy's or something. These pictures you've posted are FANTASTIC, you really have an eye for making a good set up. Good work!

You know I can remember as a child being absolutely enamored with department store Christmas window displays and have always thought I would love to create them
but alas being a Toolmaker has been good to me and my family so I can't complain.

Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments but I still have a good bit left to finish.

Got the shrubbery all trimmed before the big Ohio State Michigan game this morning.
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Game over Ohio State wins 26-21 for a 12-0 undefeated season GO BUCKEYES.

Now I'm going out to get started on the outside lights.

ChristmasFairy
11-25-2012, 02:06 PM
That is amazing Papa C !!!!:christmastree:

Papa_Christmas
12-08-2012, 02:20 PM
Finally everything is done or will be today.:elf3:

Here are the outside lights.

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tinkerbell2
12-08-2012, 02:30 PM
It looks fantastic, Papa......:xmashigh5:

steph535
12-08-2012, 04:47 PM
your lights look amazing, Papa. just splendid!

Merry Christmas Darling
12-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Merry wants to buy the house across the street so she can look at that every December night! :elf3:

SilverBells
12-08-2012, 07:05 PM
I have no words Papa. I just showed my hubby all of your photos. He loved all of your decorations. He was speechless when I showed him your special train room :elf3:

ornamentmaven
12-09-2012, 12:18 AM
Lights are just beautiful!

ChristmasFairy
12-09-2012, 01:13 AM
Outdoor lights look terrific !!! ........ just like the rest of your decorations !:snowman:

Crazymike1965
12-12-2012, 02:54 AM
Everything is amazing Papa !!! so magical !!!

Papa_Christmas
12-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
Well it's all done just need to get photos and post.

Added wreath to front door.
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Hallways

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Bathroom
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tinkerbell2
12-14-2012, 05:46 PM
Love it...:elf1:

steph535
12-15-2012, 07:07 AM
it all looks wonderful, as usual, Papa C! I love the garland on the bathroom mirror

Papa_Christmas
12-15-2012, 02:01 PM
The Kitchen

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tinkerbell2
12-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Just beautiful..........:elf1:

SilverBells
12-15-2012, 06:14 PM
Oh Papa, everything is so perfect. You've thought of everything. Your whole house is beautifully decorated :home:
:merrychristmas: my friend :christmastree:

Papa_Christmas
12-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Thanks Tink and SB :xmaskiss:

The Dining room

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ornamentmaven
12-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Stunning Papa! I wish I could decorate my kitchen cabinets that way - but my cabinets go all the way to the ceiling!

SilverBells
12-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Right down to the tee. :elf3: Excellent my friend :home: Can I come visit? :hopxmas:

steph535
12-16-2012, 07:36 AM
love it, love it, love it all. My best friend's decorations are similar, but she only does one tree and since she's in a small apartment now, she doesn't have as much put up as you do.

Papa_Christmas
12-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Stunning Papa! I wish I could decorate my kitchen cabinets that way - but my cabinets go all the way to the ceiling!
Thanks OM


Right down to the tee. :elf3: Excellent my friend :home: Can I come visit? :hopxmas:
Just like Christmas itself you are always welcome here my friend.


love it, love it, love it all. My best friend's decorations are similar, but she only does one tree and since she's in a small apartment now, she doesn't have as much put up as you do.
Thanks steph I'm glad you enjoy the decorations

Papa_Christmas
12-16-2012, 04:58 PM
The Nutcrackers

My wife has a huge Nutcracker collection and that is mostly what we decorate the Living room with.We even have cast iron Nutcracker stocking hangers.

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Papa_Christmas
12-16-2012, 05:00 PM
The Angel Tree and Little Town of Bethlehem.

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ornamentmaven
12-16-2012, 07:47 PM
I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE the nutcrackers. I only have 9!!!

SilverBells
12-16-2012, 08:31 PM
And I have none :xmascandycane: Got to get me some :elf3: It's all so festive. Do you add to the collection every year Papa?

SilverBells
12-16-2012, 08:32 PM
The Angel Tree and Little Town of Bethlehem.

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I love this Papa!

Papa_Christmas
12-17-2012, 02:08 PM
And I have none :xmascandycane: Got to get me some :elf3: It's all so festive. Do you add to the collection every year Papa?

Tia my friend we add to everything every year we always spend the day after Christmas going to all the sales looking for ornaments and decorations and our Christmas cards and wrap for the next year.:elf3:

Papa_Christmas
12-17-2012, 02:24 PM
Well here is the last of it.

The Big Tree

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Papa_Christmas
12-17-2012, 02:31 PM
The North Pole Village

I run two O scale trains in the village a Lionel Polar Express and a K-Line Holiday Hauler.

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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4631.jpg

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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4628.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4625.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4624.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4620.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4621.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4618.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/IMG_4657.jpg

ornamentmaven
12-17-2012, 04:28 PM
Now that is my kind of tree!

ornamentmaven
12-17-2012, 04:30 PM
The village/train set-up is stupendous!

steph535
12-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Papa, your tree is just magnificent! and, of course, I love the star on top. remember when you first posted a pic of it, and I had said it looks exactly like one my mother used for a decoration back in the 60's? Well, she had to move in with my sister some months back and she gave me her old ornaments and decorations, including the star, but they are at my sister's in Ohio and alas, I have no way to get them to Florida. I would not take a chance on having them shipped as most of the items are way too fragile and can't be replaced.

tinkerbell2
12-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Just magical, Papa...:christmastree:

Papa_Christmas
12-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Thanks OM, Steph and Tink I'm glad you enjoy the decorations.:xmashigh5:

SilverBells
12-19-2012, 04:51 PM
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Papa_Christmas
12-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Papa here are my comments for your decorations:
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Thanks SB :elf3: When ya coming for a visit:elf1:

Crazymike1965
12-25-2012, 04:47 AM
Magical Papa :) A very merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Papa_Christmas
12-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Magical Papa :) A very merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Thanks Mike and the same to you and yours.

*Snowflake*
12-28-2012, 02:59 PM
ok,first thing I have to say now when I saw all photos you posted is AMAZING,I just can't believe it how pretty everything is:christmastree::gingerhouse::dizzy:
I adore snowman,you have so many of them,they're cute:snowman:The tree....I also have new tree this year:christmastree:Photos with the tree and the train and villages are stunning,just wow:gingerhouse:I also like outdoor decorations:elf3:Overall,everything is just incredible and I just have to say well done Dave:santa:

Papa_Christmas
01-29-2013, 02:42 PM
ok,first thing I have to say now when I saw all photos you posted is AMAZING,I just can't believe it how pretty everything is:christmastree::gingerhouse::dizzy:
I adore snowman,you have so many of them,they're cute:snowman:The tree....I also have new tree this year:christmastree:Photos with the tree and the train and villages are stunning,just wow:gingerhouse:I also like outdoor decorations:elf3:Overall,everything is just incredible and I just have to say well done Dave:santa:

Thanks Natali.

Papa_Christmas
01-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Well it's all packed away for another year it will take a week or two to get used to how bare the place looks.
If you want to see all my images from this years display you can go here.

http://www.photobucket.com/papac2012

The password is papachristmas

I am eager to get back to work on my train layout as nothing is accomplished on it during the Christmas season.

I have an ongoing thread at this forum if you want to see what I'm working on during the year
http://www.ogaugehobbyist.com/wp/forum/forum-3rail/papas-layout-from-day-1/

Have a great year my friends and I will try to check in at Tink's room from time to time to say hello.

Falksonchristmas
01-31-2013, 09:20 AM
Amazing! Really looking good!

olga
02-12-2013, 02:02 PM
When I see all these amazing things that you have made by yourself Dave, I always say to myself that I want to do / learn to do, things like you..
Then, for some reason, I do nothing and end up looking all these photos, feeling a little jealous!!!! :)

You re great friend. :)