More fantastic pics from Tom

Wow! Tom has kindly sent in more pics after all your comments from last time.

But Tom – it’s a video we all want to see!

Just an amazing layout. A big thank you, Tom. We’ve all enjoyed your talent.

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29 Responses to More fantastic pics from Tom

  1. love the dirt and old rail town feel of his work….railroads are typically dirty seedy looking places and not all glitz and shine…loved the junk piles,dirty places,vehicles and bad roofs of his buildings as it totally removes any feel of the dreaded “plasticville” look that many think looks good…Great job!

  2. Keep em coming Tom. Brilliant layout.

  3. What about that then? The attention to small detail really does do the business
    With so much clutter and junk lying about it puts me in mind of my own

    Tom has got to be congratulated on producing a really interesting layout ,long may he do so, in the meantime thankyou for letting us see all those layouts and of course the tips .
    Best Regards Bernard and Jayne (just down the road from the Severn ValleyRailway)

  4. Double WoW ! I so like the uncluttered look of what I have seen. It seems to be a lots art ?

    Thank you again for all you have offered and allowed us all to view these many months, it is truly a pleasure.

    Thank you

  5. An outstanding job with some of the best attention to detail I have seen. Great Job!!!!!

  6. This series by Tom is excellent. Seeing the detail in the rustic settings – a steam locomotive on a city street – various settings displaying men at work. I almost expected to see an old corn silo beside a rural station. Many years ago the one in our village burned to the ground because of internal combustion. It burned for almost a week. The alcohol in there must have been potent. It couldn’t be put out by our local fire department so it was left to its fate.

  7. Another comment. A video might be okay too, but would it take away from what we are seeing here??

  8. Very,very cool. Gave me a stiffy.

  9. He’s got more talent in his little finger than I have in my whole body! fantastic and very realistic layout.

  10. Tom, the pictures are fantastic. I like the pictures because I have time to look over all the little details that have been put into the scene. With video, things are moving to fast to catch all of that. Keep sending those “still” pictures. I enjoy every one of them.

  11. Fantastic very realistic.
    Me parece un trabajo muy realista y acabado, con lujo de detalles.

  12. Hi, The whole layout is brilliant, but those building are amazing.

  13. Exceptionally nice Tom, very detail oriented. Keep up the great work.

  14. Your pictures Tom are amazing and extremely realistic. Do you make your buildings from scratch? If so what materials do use use and what manufactures do you use for doors, windows, siding and roofs.

    Also how do you make your trees

  15. Wonderful.

  16. Tom – What a fantastic looking layout. It’s hard to build a structure straight and true. I can only imagine how hard it is to build one that looks run-down, dilapidated and worn-out. Great job. Looking forward to the movie!

  17. This is awesome! I love the rustic look. The detail is great. I sure wish that I could get my scenery to look as real. Thanks for sharing these pictures. They are inspiring.

  18. Really cool pics, love the attention to detail

  19. Beautiful layout and really nice photos. Love it, thanks for sharing.

  20. very real looking… great job

  21. Absolutely fabulous. Far too many layouts and Rolling stock are much too pristine. The only drawback (nitpicking) is that all that wonderful detailing does detract from the actual railway.

  22. Every scene tells a story. Not just incredibly skilled detail work, but fantastic imagination as well. Congratulations!

  23. Tom – superior workmanship! All the accolades given you are well deserved. The attention to minute scenic detail is second to none. Love the era and the superb weathering from vehicles to buildings to trash and miscellaneous objects. Figures always add another dimension to any setting and yours have special appeal given the many with unique features (like the man in the deep sea diving suit…).

    I would love to see a video; a sort of tour of the layout following a train around the layout. I’m sure it would be amazing if mixed with photos to stop the action as the video reaches points of visual interest. The photo would give the viewer time to digest the amazing details. Then the video would continue from there doing the same thing with other photos along the route… And the atmosphere you’ve captured in photos would be maintained if shot under soft flourescent lighting to allow for shadows and eliminate any harsh glaring.

    Magnificent. Keep up the good work!

  24. A true artist at work!! beautifully done!! You truly bring this layout to life in the work that has been performed. Thislooks just like pictures i have seen from the past its like you hae went pack in time and are able to live there. Lol truly inspirational.


  26. The detail is just wonderful and finished off so brilliantly. Well done and please send more if you can, it’s inspiring

  27. sure could use your talent on my layout-SUPERIOR

  28. Thanks for these great pics. There are some MRR scene recreations that evoke feelings of having been there once, perhaps in a past life? ;>})

    And these are just so…



  29. Can you tell me who makes that “switcher” engine in the last photo? Think it’s On3.
    Outstanding weathered old steam town!

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