Time to think spring....and rabbits pulling magicians out of hats--a wonderful 1945 ad for Schlitz beer--it was yellowed--it was faded--but we just HAD to bring it back! SO WORTH A SECOND LOOK. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/16023939313/
And Paul Race has come up with an outstanding collection of spring houses--for Valentine's Day, Candlemas, St. Pat's and Easter--if you can wrap a package, you CAN make these! Click on the photo...but first...
Paul's February 2015 Trains-N-Towns™, the Official Newsletter of BIGIndoorTrains.com, BIGChristmasTrains.com, and HalloweenTrains.com is now online.
This newsletter serves families who like O Scale trains and Christmas Trains, including those who are interested in combining On30, O gauge, or vintage toy trains with collectible villages or vintage accessories. It is produced in conjunction with the Big Indoor Trains(tm) and Big Christmas Trains(tm) web sites.
- Free Spring-Themed Building Projects - A whole new holiday village in the style of the vintage lithographed structures that graced many tinplate railroads in the early 1900s. This set celebrates Spring, and fits on a kind of box that many folks have too many of this time of year.
- Clever Models Free Downloads - Realistic buildings you can also make from cardboard.
- Cardboard Marx Station Find - In case you think that making your buildings out of cardboard is a new practice, a vintage cardboard station comes to light.
- Vintage O and S Train Photos Galore -Our BigIndoorTrains.com forum pages are collecting some very nice photos of vintage trains, as well as vintage magazine ads for trains.
- Add Spring Color to Your Holiday Village or Indoor Railroad - Tired of waiting for spring? You can bring spring to your railroad or village easily enough, with some scrounged weed heads and a little paint.
- And if you're having trouble with any of the above links, just go here http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/15_02_newsletter_indoor.htm
Howard has started a new "faux flattie": a caroling family; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page for all the details http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=818
70th anniversary of Iwo Jima http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/70th-anniversary-of-iwo-jima.html
WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_23.html