We're Turning 40 and Throwing a Party!
Saturday August 19th, 2017
Explore bubble science with Jon, Meet Mr Toad, try your hand at juggling with the Winnipeg Circus Club, make a mosaic art piece, get a glitter tattoo, have a caricature portrait done, visit the candy bar, play the "find it game", check out the Toad Diorama contest entries, eat some cake, say hi to Dog Man, and much more.
Can't wait to see you all!
We take pride in our wonderful train section. We offer several brands of wooden trains for the young engineer. For the avid model train enthusiasts we offer O and HO scale trains and accessories. Building a train table? We can help. We stock landscaping materials and other supplies to aid in creating the most realistic and detailed displays imaginable!
Darryl Audette has joined our Toad Hall family in our train department. Darryl, a talented miniaturist and designer in the theater world, is currently working on a marvelous train layout at the back of the store. Come check it out !
# 1 TRAIN LAYOUT IN PROGRESS
Darryl Audette is designing an awesome layout ! Check out the stages to create this masterpiece !
# 2 Continues ....
The beginning of a new adventure, HO will never be the same !
Adding the rail tracks, it's going to be a steep ride up to the castle....
Adding the bridge and texturing.....
Adding plaster to the outer base, preparing for landscaping.....
There are a few train wrecks along the passage, but all survived... whew
Adding more plaster and detail daily
Trial runs on the track
Adding more realistic texture
Blue undertones with snow being applied, creating depth, the mountain is starting to glow with life.
Trees are appearing everywhere and the bridge brick work receives it's rustic colour tones.
Oh dear ! Thomas the train has derailed and is flying off the track ! He is still smiling !
A lot of extra detail added to the landscaping and snow has fallen
Under the bridge and behind the trees, Darryl has built a tiny outhouse for hikers in need.....
A wonderful view of our train department in the background.
A few trains left behind after the mini accidents.... covered in snow over time.
More trees and snow for the forest, awesome texturing makes the mountain so real.
Another beautiful scenic view
Lighting around the edge, creates a glow and the final touch to this winter scene project.
Adding some critters
Oh no..... scene of a crime?
Repairs to dig out the equipment
Castle at the top, someone is home.....