Model Train

1:87 scratch made Pooh’s Tree House miniature

So we have discussed how our massive Disney themed train table project was abandoned and we decided to shift all the builds to easily displayed mini dioramas.  These builds were done in the 1:87 HO scale meaning most of these buildings were 3-4" in height. All of them were scratch built by us using polystyrene… Continue reading 1:87 scratch made Pooh’s Tree House miniature

Disney World · Model Train

HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

When my daughter first expressed an interest in making a train table the first thing I thought of was building a Haunted Mansion.  It has been on the top of my list since the beginning.  I knew I needed to wait as the building would take some definite skill and precision.  The only other building… Continue reading HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

Holidays · Replica Props

Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Haunted Corridor Door

While going through the Haunted Mansion on your Doombuggy you travel through a twisting corridor lined with a creepy purple wallpaper, portraits of the dead, and a series of ominous doors.  Some of the doors sit static, others bulge out, some rattle and knock, and others are being pushed open by skeletal hands from inside.… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Haunted Corridor Door

Holidays · Replica Props

Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Torch Arm Wall Sconce

A great piece of decoration on the Haunted Mansion ride goes unnoticed by most everyone that rides through Gracey Manor.  There is a creepy, decayed, and robed armed that is mounted on a plaque that holds a torch.  The piece is famous to fans of the ride.  In fact, Disney has even sold officially licensed… Continue reading Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Torch Arm Wall Sconce