My name is John Bakker and after looking at your tips and Dave’s layout photos , I was feeling confident enough to give it a go myself.
I actually had to build a shed first and sectioned a 6 metre area for the layout. Constructed a frame , topped it with orange-tongue flooring, designed the track layout , scenery , build the buildings etc. I had a lot of fun doing it as I am a recent retiree.
As I am nearing the completion I thought I would send you some photos of my work to see what your thoughts are. If you like what I have done I can send you some more photos including some of the trains I have which are mainly steam era.
I have a total of six trains , all DCC and three with sound. As you can see in one of the photos the trains are parked in a shunting yard where I can select the train I want to run, or as I did yesterday , had four trains running at once. I pay a lot of attention to detail, as you may have noticed. I made some of the trees myself, and a section of rock wall next to coal yard is real slate.
Thanks again for your advice photos etc.
“Hi Al , just about done those changes , this is the latest update …extra line added around the small station , and a village pond now added .
A big thanks to John and Dave. And if they’ve left you feeling inspired, this will get you off the side lines