This layout was started about four years ago on a wood framework covered with two inch thick Styrofoam and painted an earth colour.
Using this thickness foam allows me to cut down to water level as well as ditches, rivers and culverts without having to cut into the bench work.
The harbour areas water was painted with a green colour for effect until the whole area is complete and then will pour Woodland Scenics realistic water product into it.
As can be seen from the photos / videos, the layout is far from finished. The detailed buildings take up a lot of time BUT the layout is operational using DCC controls.
I have three controllers with access points around the layout and I am using the Lenz DCC system with full sound.
There are 2 Shays (3 truck), 2 Heislers, a C 16, a C 19, 2 Galloping Geese, a K 37, a 2-8-8-2 logging locomotive, all brass and painted and weathered by myself. I also have 2 Blackstone K 27 locomotives painted but not
I have a lot of scratch built rolling stock, kit built stock and some coaches bought as is (Blackstone and PFM). A lot of the stock has self-made and self-designed decals for my logging road name (Cascade Creek)
Not all of it is on the layout at the moment as it is still under construction for scenery and buildings.
I will send more photos of the layout as it progresses.
At the time of writing this, I have written an article with construction photos (pdf format) on building the 2 stall engine house kit (Fine Scale Miniatures kit – 1974 era) from start to where it is at present. All that has to
be done to it, is wire up the lights under the layout, add the dirt around it and then put the final details on the outside of it. Then the article will be complete.
Btw, D & RGW (Denver & Rio Grande Western) on my layout stands for Dangerous & Rapidly Growing Worse.
I hope that the above information will help with what my layout is all about.
Al, use whatever what you want/can of the info sent for your website.
As always, keep up the excellent work so far.
I enjoy the ‘talk throughs’ and work-in-progress pics just as much as the finished layouts. Big thanks to Brian.