Adding train tracks to your Christmas layout gives your decor a new dimension. Even if you deck your tree using the typical accessories and designs, the inclusion of a track will make your tree unique.
If you are looking to create a fun atmosphere with your Christmas tree decoration for the coming holiday, the following are some train layouts to try out.
Ted’s O Gauge Christmas Layout
This Christmas tree train layout models a rustic setting. It packs a lot of detail in the center. From the hills to the mountains, plantation, house, vehicles, and snow, there’s so much depth to the features.
This layout makes use of passenger trains and freight model trains on a closed route. All in all, it is very compact, and it has enough details to keep people fascinated by it.
Tiered Train Christmas Layout
If you thought the first train idea was superb, this will leave you enthralled. This giant Christmas track plan is sensational. It features 8 layers of tracks and trains, and each layer is even more thorough and visually appealing than the last.
While this idea is not as compact as the previous one, the scale is just right. Standing at about the same height as a regular Christmas tree and taking up about the same space, you may not even need a tree if you have this.
This train layout is designed such that as you go from the top downward, the tracks, plantation, and landscape get bigger. Moving downward also sees an increase in the number of houses, structures, and people across each tier. In a way, this arrangement allows one to experience urban and suburban layouts in one structure.
Going by the scale of this Christmas train layout, it will take a lot of work to pull it off. So, you can get your family and friends to assist in making the process less tedious.
LEGO Train Christmas Tree Layout
Unlike the first two ideas, this one focuses more on the Christmas tree than the train track. So, unsurprisingly, it is not as detailed. But then, that is not much of a problem; the relatively lower detail does not take anything from the appeal of this design.
As you can see from the picture, this track plan takes up some space. So, if you intend to try this out, ensure you have enough room for it.
Colorful Christmas Layout
This design combines a brightly-decorated Christmas tree with a train track that has a fair amount of details.
A snowy landscape, buildings, and mini-trees – the layout has pretty much everything interesting to watch in a Christmas train set.
Featuring ornaments of different colors, shapes, and sizes alongside warm lights, the Christmas pine is pretty exciting too. Together, the track and the pine create a festive, magical, and exciting atmosphere.
Since this design is large-scale, you may need extra hands to set this up. Apart from that, you will need sufficient room to accommodate it.
Large-Scale Layout With Multiple Tracks
Here’s another large-scale design you can try out if you have enough room for it. Like the previous idea, this features a big, colorful pine, which adds excitement and cheer to the atmosphere created by design.
Beyond the pine, the tracks pack a lot of details and these make the decor a joy to explore. For one, this decoration features tracks on the ground and belowground. Then there’s also a track aboveground/around the pine. Another track runs around the perimeter of the 3 underground tracks.
The volume of the snow is pretty impressive, especially around the edges. The scale and diversity of the buildings and trees are also worthy of adoration.
As you may already imagine, pulling this off may take some time. So, get extra hands if you can. You can have your kids assist you; they will most likely enjoy working on this with you.
Modern Christmas Locomotive Design
The color scheme of this rail design is on point. From the color of the pine to the color of the baubles, trains, snow, and gift wrappers, everything matches perfectly.
The uniformity of the colors of this design and the contrast are some of the primary reasons for its elegance. They give the decor an air of simple sophistication; it feels like it would retain its visual appeal no matter the environment.
If you do not have enough room for any of the large-scale designs, you should consider this option. While it would work best in a minimalist/modern interior, you can use it in non-modern spaces.