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Cripple Creek Village Display

By Mike Melius

 

 Department 56 snow village

 

In keeping with size restrictions this is a 4’x6′ layout with a 2-1/2’x3′ leg, I created a large mountain on one end, “perspective” mountain on a corner (which can be lifted off), added a train loop and street car track, included a large waterfall with creek and made a semi-frozen river.  The large mountain section can be separated from the 4’x6′ layout for storage.

 

Making a Department 56 display
Making Department 56 and railroad display

 

It was all done using the Freehand Router and multiple shaped Router Wires.

 

Model Railroad and Department 56 display
Constructing a model railroad display

 

Electrical wires are hidden, as I do with all my layouts, using the Hot Knife to cut rectangles in the 1″ foam (or thicker) under buildings to hide light switches.

 

Department 56 Stone
Department 56 frozen waterfall

 

Department 56 and miniature rail road display

Other items suggest for this project:

Sculpting ToolEpic Village Display DVD