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  1. Halloween Props
    Although I'm waiting until next year to set up the ghost train display, I continue to create and test parts for the display. This video shows my first attempt at making what appear to be passenger lights for the train, which will flash by in the yard along with other sights and sounds...
  2. Halloween Props
    I'm experimenting with ways to draw attention and create suspense before the arrival and passing of the (invisible) ghost train...kinda like a couple scenes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind before alien ships arrive. Kinda. Anyhow, I set up some wind chimes, wind spinners and a decorative...
  3. Halloween Props
    You've heard that saying about no plan surviving first contact with the enemy? My ghost train imaginings are struggling to survive first contact with reality. So far I have crossing signals, a crossing gate and track rails. I also have some samples of train sounds. Now I'm working on...
  4. Halloween Props
    I'll need two eight-foot sections of railroad track for the ghost train project. I was experimenting today with a couple pieces of wood, which I think give the impression of rail even though the shape and dimensions aren't regulation. Trick-or-treat begins at dusk, so the prop doesn't have to...
  5. Halloween Props
    The is my second ghost train project: a railroad crossing signal. (It's a companion to the railroad crossing gate.) My goal is to create some of the sights and sounds of a passing train without the train itself. Next, I'll be experimenting with some inexpensive leaf blowers to see how well I...
  6. Halloween Props
    This is the first prop for a Halloween display featuring a ghost train...except there's no train. There will be sights and sounds associated with a train but not the train itself. The crossing gate will be synchronized to lower and rise in conjunction with train horn sounds and flashing signal...
  7. Halloween Props
    So, I've mentioned that I want to build a ghost train. Well...everything but the train. The illusion of a train: horn blowing, rushing wind moving objects, train lights and a crossing signal, all synchronized with Light-o-Rama controllers and software. Cabin fever inspired me to try making a...
  8. Halloween Props
    We've been doing the Halloween trains for years and have gone through multiple versions and train sizes. I decided this year to make it a little larger but also have room for some of our Halloween light up houses and to make more room for some of the larger train cars like the Ecto 1 last...
  9. General Halloween
    Been working on this idea for a while. I've taken an old Ecto 1 remote controlled car with lights and siren that a guy modified to add more lights and wanted to mount it to one of my trains for Halloween. The trick was it had to be high enough to get around the other trains since I've got 3...
  10. Halloween Props
    I've wanted to do a ghost train for a while now and this year it's happening. :) The majority of the build is 2x2's and 1/4 subfloor mahogany ply. These materials are keeping down both the weight and cost of the build. The main boiler is just 2 4' diameter circles strung together with 2x2's and...
  11. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is an AWESOME Halloween prop! The fetal skeleton replica has been stored in his very own hand-made solid oak coffin and is in pristine condition. Made in the tradition of the old Barnaby/Victorian West to commemorate Nevada's Comstock Silver Boom that started about 1850, this mini coffin...
  12. Halloween Music
    Martha Wentworth "Terror Tales by the Old Sea Hag" (Liberty, LST 7025, 1959) DOWNLOAD LINK HERE: https://app.box.com/s/dfsmc4h7c6qf6y4uw7hqp87wmqh5j9p8 MORE INFO FROM SCAR STUFF HERE: http://scarstuff.blogspot.com/2006/04/martha-wentworth-terror-tales-by-old.html TRACK LIST: Terror Train...
  13. General Halloween
    Video of a french ghost train in Paris :
  14. Member Introduction
    Hello, I am new to the forum, last weekend I was in North Carolina helping my mother out with her train club. They actually have trains the size of SUVs and give people rides in them (about 100 people can ride at a time). So what they have been doing for the last few years is setting up a...
  15. Halloween Props
    HI TO ALL I WOULD PUBIICY LIKE TO THANK LARRY MCKENZIE FOR ALL HIS HELP . i need your help .i have a stage ape jungle baby 400w fog machine been useing them for 13 years bought from cheap lights they no longer carry them i have four that dont work and im looking for a repair shop in the dallas...
  16. Halloween Props
    Hello there all. I have a front lawn which includes: Monster in a box...makes the teenagers yelp every year. Axworthy ghosts...needs a motor upgrade and guide wheels Skeleton on a rotisserie....awesome goodness... I was thinking as I was packing things away that for next year I want to do a...
  17. General Halloween
    My Dh is pretty good, I'm the driving force but he'll help me out on any project and will build pretty much anything I ask him to. He has fun and enjoys the time we spend working on stuff together .. but this is really my thing and he's my helper. He didn't complain when I rolled up to him at...
  18. Member Introduction
    I am the creator of a new Haunt in New Albany, Indiana, very near to Louisville Kentucky. My website is www.railsofdeath.com. It has been a very challenging build and a fun one. I am new to this business. I am a childrens entertainer. www.bubbletruck.com. I am looking for advice. My event is...
  19. Halloween Props
    Hey I've decided on a mine theme this year which will involve a unique background story and many elaborate and unique scares. One that I feel is a must for this haunt is a train that appears to be about to run you over. I found an electronic train horn on eBay for pretty cheap...
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