Brian’s layout pics

“Hi Al.

may like this one. a cctv camera made from one piece of just snap it down in place add a tiny dot of instant glue and presto cctv camera for traffic.

just paint it add a lens and black cable and looks real anough.

this first pic is of a one piece plastic.the white cctv camera is made from two piece of aluminum from a food container and was a bugger to build.stick to the plastic.

Al I have a slide rule but don’t understand the numbers it’s giving me.Have any idea what 0.1.0 can build anything but cant understand a bloody slide rule.


“Hi Alastair,

A few photos of areas around my layout.



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“This is a video of my train. I make all my buildings with “foam board”. I make the images for the buildings on my computer. The current layout is on plywood in an ” E” format.



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29 Responses to Brian’s layout pics

  1. Both Brian and Wayne have great layouts

  2. really great pics, &advice! thx. awesome layout, so close , tight turns, with short loco’s. over the top.

  3. Wayne,
    Consider letting your trains make their moves by not moving your video camera so much – the movement of your great collection of trains combined with the constantly moving video isi difficult to watch. And when you do pan your camera do so very slowly…I think you will get better results. That said, I enjoyed seeing your layout.

  4. Well done, I really enjoyed seeing an 027 layout. Keep up the good work.

  5. Wow, Wayne. Great layout!!
    What is the total dimensions?
    How many trains are you running all at once?

  6. Great job Brian and Wayne. Excellent ideas from both of you.

  7. Amazing details Brian. The scene at the dock really intrigues me. All you scenes are fabulous.

    Wayne, wow. Really fun layout.

    Thanks to you both for sharing.

  8. great photos and a very busy lay out well done. peter norfolk uk.

  9. How did u make it look like wood inserts in the shed as looking to try and do concrete new to model railway building and now really hooked can anyone help many thanks

  10. WOW so busy! I love it.

  11. love the photos, especially the interior view of the engine shed, please keep them coming, a great inspiration for us all

  12. neat harbour

  13. Bloody hell, what a layout, fantastic, as for counting the number of trains, forget it, I got dizzy trying to count them, well done, both layouts are just super,

  14. That is tremendous.Couldn’t figure if there were a couple of different layouts in there.Were the elevated tracks totally seperate from the main level? Regardless a lot of work involved in running that or have you used DCC?

  15. The detail in Wayne’s World was fantastic, that is a life’s work for sure – great job

  16. Addressed to Kim:
    You have a very nice touch for delicate work.
    A slide rule is used to calculate numbers, equations, etc. It is useless as a measuring tool.


  17. does anyone know what you buy to make fake water???

  18. Chaotic – but loveable

  19. What an amazing fun layout…! I was wondering if anyone in UK was making this scale track and uk rolling stock? Ian

  20. Hi Wayne
    Very nice layout
    what scale is your train.
    How many trains do you have running in your lay out!
    Keep the good layout (work !)

  21. The best and busiest layout I have ever seen! I love this gauge or scale Wayne. You my friend are a real train man. Please continue and show more of your work! The best I have seen here. Thanks, Mike

  22. Thanks, I enjoyed both items.


  23. Wayne:
    You must have used “P” for plenty as you designed your multi-train layout. Controlling that many trains is a task I do NOT want, but enjoy the work of others showing it can be done without crashes/wrecks. Keep up the great works and remember what makes YOU happy. Running trains is FUN-for others it may be background or layout scenario’s and ground -works. Thx for sharing what you have as is. Continue your wonderful work. I personally enjoyed your layout. Harold Jr.

  24. FINALLY !! —an 0/027 layout we are seeing here. I couldn’t begin to draw the layout but I can see that it is a FUN layout.. I like the multilevel effect…just like the 50’s in the department stores. Show us more !

  25. Wayne-
    Is the layout 16feet across the back and 12feet on the outside edges or less ?

  26. I’m becoming a bit disenchanted with minimum radius bends and over-cramming of layouts to get everything in. Sometimes, if you have limited space, less is more! …and it looks so much better!

    Wayne has a great collection of rolling stock and engines, but nothing looks real when it’s moving at a frantic speed, or operating on track that has overly tight bends – but whatever floats your boat is OK I guess. His scenery is pretty minimalist as well, and I’m guessing he’s more interested in running trains than in modelling scenery.

    I prefer the “talented Dave” approach, where the compromise between realism and space, and running trains, seems to be much better.

  27. nice layout how old are those lionel trains??

  28. Wayne’s layout looks extremely busy. A lot of thought & work has gone into this

  29. Looks like a lot of fun is being had. Ignore the negative comments!

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