A big thanks to Joe Scharl for sending this link to his Christmas tree platform.
This Christmas platform combines innovative construction with family tradition.
Joe Scharl photo, used with permission.
Joe has a great technique for making "snow" using sand and white paint. But what I like best is the way this platform carries on a family tradition. Passing on the joy of a train around the Christmas tree is the best part of the hobby and makes all the hours of work worth while.
Which reminds me...time to get back to work on my own tree! Thanks again Joe for a great article and inspiration. If anyone would like to share photos of your own Christmas or other train display, feel free to post them any time on our Facebook page!