In 1994 I decided to build a Christmas layout - at work! We had a corner in the break room which was large enough to accomodate a small layout. I made it a two-tier - or wedding cake - layout with a Marx M10005 running on the top loop and a Lionel passenger train running below. There was a combination Marx and Lionel accessories with ceramic Christmas Village buildings from Target. The backdrop is handpainted on masonite and the 'snow' simulated with the simple expedient of a white painted surface. Enjoy!