Remember Jeff’s layout? His last post is here. I do love seeing how they progress!
I started about 10 years ago scratch building the buildings, water tanks, windmills, etc. I handmade all the trees using balsa wood for the tree trunks and caspia for the branches. That part was very time consuming. I used Scenic Express foam to complete the fir trees.
I started the layout in February, 2014. I used the “cookie cutter” bench work idea. The layout is 14′ X 22″ with 325 feet of hand layed track. I think to date that I have installed 24,000 spikes by hand.
I just started with the scenery on the back wall along the backdrop (which I hand painted) and will move to the aisles. The rock work was all done by hand. I think I am about 1/4 complete. I will send pictures and updates as I complete more.
My goal is a logging narrow gauge to resembles the landscape of western washington. So I am modeling in the on30 scale and will be running Dcc Bachmann steam locomotives. Trying to model the late 1890s to the early 1900s.
Thanks for you interest.
An amazing layout. Just can’t wait to see the updates.
And now some shameless self promotion. A while back I was crying in to my beer about this site. But it was snatched from the jaws of demise by the ‘Golden Key’.
All the Golden Key does is allow you to search through every post I’ve ever done. So no more scratching your head about how to do something, or ferreting through emails.
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Keep ’em coming.