Cameron’s new layout video

“Dear Al,

Its been a while since my last post although I have been enjoying reading all the posts from your other contributors. I have had a go at recording another video and this time borrowed a better camera. Following is a link to “Buster and the Black Lamb”. You know what they say about sequels….

Hope you like it.



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A big thanks to Cameron – now have a look at his earlier missives, and you can see how this stunning layout took shape.

Please do leave a comment below. And keep ’em coming.



61 Responses to Cameron’s new layout video

  1. Absolutely brilliant. I love the little story line but the detail and the magical thread is inspiring.

  2. Nice touch Cameron

  3. Hi!
    Couldn’t help but leave a comment on the great video made by Cameron – “Buster and the Black Lamb”. Fabulous layout, but what particularly stunned me was the fabulous music the Cameron has added to his video! Wonderful to watch such a very professional video. Bravo!

  4. Love it! I look forward to the sequel of the sequel!!

  5. Absolutey beautiful. Your camera work was super and the RR design is great

  6. Cameron – a great video of a great layout – but you better keep an eye on those two dogs, they might be trouble makers.
    Jay – Fairfield, Ohio, USA

  7. What a marvelous way to present your layout and its rolling stock. Great video.

  8. Wonderful Cameron, Kadees, Fisherman, recognised someone on Reigate station, a night scene. What more can one ask for? I want to see it live!

  9. Very impressive. Love the animals, how do you make the autos run?

  10. How do the lories & cars move ? is it “Faller guide” nylon cable, video stop frame or “magic” ? It looks good well done

    Frederick2nd Crawley UK


  12. Cameron …. great video and spectacular layout !!

  13. Brilliant Cameron, nice layout and great video, superb choice of music.

  14. Just caught sight of the black thread pulling the lorry! Very cleverly made film, love the SR steam engines. I’ll watch that again!

  15. Great layout and sounds. Keep up the good work.

  16. love the video from Cameron awesome layout

  17. Excellent video and layout. I too want to know the cars and trucks run. There is a man on this side of the big pond that lives in Oregon that has a Z scale module that has vehicles running on a roadway under the layout is a wire with a magnet attached that moves and the cars have magnets on the bottom of them. Keep up the good work.


  19. Hey Cameron – beautifully colorful and detailed layout with excellent use of a small space. Superb job of videoing, animation work, (silent) story line and musical integration. Keep the great work coming from ‘down under’.


  20. Simply stunning!

  21. Thanks Cameron, that was brilliant, with great attention to detail and Cinematography. You should have taken a “bow” at the end, very well done.

  22. Excellent layout and video production; very professional. Ditto question about automobile movement. Your town needs a dog catcher for all the stray dogs on the loose.

  23. Excellent detail, animation and rail action. A great model railroad from down under.
    Don Wick
    West bend, WI USA

  24. Extremely well done video with great music too. The vehicle movement was a great touch. And all this on only 8×4′ – Very Impressive.

  25. Outstanding. One of the best I’ve seen to date! Have you thought of a career in hollywood?

  26. A real eye picnic.

  27. BRAVO!

  28. What a wonderful detailed to the ultimate, layout…and the music just brings the video right into your heart…You almost absolutely want to live in this village…Congratulations on a job well done.

  29. Excellent, fabulous, loved it. Inspirational.

  30. A pleasure to watch. Loved the story, loved the detail. That rusting engine was a master stroke. Good music, good presentation. Its a yes from me. Cameron, you have 26 yes’s…….. at the moment.

  31. Cameron – I loved it! Beautiful layout; great video.

  32. As someone who gets on and off trains at Reigate occasionally, I saw the model and thought “I’ve been there!” Well done!

  33. Absolutely fantastic! Music suits and layout is great! Loved the moving vehicles too. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Hi Cameron,
    In big Australia, well done fabulous video and amazing layout terrific scenes and loved the black lamb and the dog taking it back from its adventures. Lovely locomotives and sounds were good to. Wel done.

    All the best
    Bill Yorath.

  35. Very nice layout Cameron and some nice camera work.

  36. Cameron, that film was beautiful. It was as if I was back in Australia, watching and waving back to the train as they passed by. Let Buster know that he is a good dog and that I miss his adventures and his country.

  37. Marvelous! Hard to imagine all this on a 4X8 layout.

  38. Outstanding,both the layout and the Vedio production.

  39. I can hardly believe you got this into such a small space! Brilliant work.

    However I can see it hasn’t had a recent visit frrom the ‘dog warden’ who rounds up stray and unleashed dogs! 😀

    Again, a brilliant set-up!


  40. Outstanding-those moving vehicles got my attention and the sound and scenery was top shelf!!

    BTW-since your layout is finished,could you come by and assist me??


  41. I applaud Buster and another episode. I love it. Hope to be able to add my own adventures someday.

  42. I loved it and I like how Buster started out his day going from one location to another eventually coming back home at the end of a busy doggie day! The layout was great, fun and impressive, thoroughly enjoyed the musical touch to the entire performance layout! Great job! Thank you for sharing!

  43. Great creativity.. Watched it with my Wife.. Both of us enjoyed.. Great Job – Rog

  44. Great video! The producers of Thomas the tank engine will be worried! Now for the Thunderbirds!

  45. Great video and layout, Cameron.
    May I suggest using fishing line, harder to see.

  46. Very impressive Cam, I am only one third away from my layout, but you have given me a few ideas.


  47. Outstanding! What a little gem.

    By the way, you don’t just have to have Southern wagons, most wagons ran in pools after the war and a typical Southern goods would have a majority of LNE, LMS and GW vehicles bringing in coal, stone, manufactured goods, and of course beer from Burton.


  49. just a great video and cthe layout is grat to look out the story line is simple but clever thankyou send more.

  50. I am just about to get started and this latest video is a real inspiration. I read the forum every day, looking particularly to see what “things” are available and what I am capable of doing with my own talents.

    I do, however, join the chorus of those before me and ask that contributors indicate the scale. I haven’t been at this long enough to be able to recognize it from the videos or stills.



  51. Cameron, I forward to seeing your films and your layout.

    Thank you,
    Roland – some where in the United States

  52. Well done ,Cameron a joy to watch.

  53. well done!

  54. Brilliant! …. some really nice touches there Cameron.

    Keith…… “Z” gauger… UK.

  55. I think that layout is brilliant. Lots of detail which is what I like to do too. Thanks Cameron!

  56. That is the most stunning layout on 8 x 4 I have ever seen. I saw a video before of it but did not comment. The line going round the train shed and sidings are just brilliant.


  57. Dear Cameron and Alastair
    Thank You very much on giving us the opportunity to appreciate such stunning spectable. It leaves an impression that there is no more to see about. But, we hope that Cameron will be able to show more and more.
    Thank again
    Rafael from Brazil

  58. Buster and the back shop is truly a superb video production. The back ground scenery is very well done and looks REAL!!!!! A wonderful production and a wonderfully constructed railroad some where in Australia from a viewer some where in Pennsylvania, USA.

    Well done old chap!!!

  59. After seeing this I think i`ll quit! Makes everything I do look so generic I can`t believe what I see. What a job, I`ll look for you movies on the big screen. Desert Rat.

  60. Cameron,great ,loved it all somewhere in Australia John A

  61. Oh my! That was fantastic. I have not been back into Model Railroading since I was a small boy about 7 or 8. Since I am now 70 years beyond that I can see the great strides that people have taken in their layout design.
    Your layout is beyond great I was so impressed.
    Thank you for sharing it with me.

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