Rob finishes his layout extension

“Hi Al

Thought you might like these photos of my rebuild of Amberton its still very much a work in progress.


(Images are clickable)


Here is the last and final part of my series about the second Farland expansion. I am glad to be done with construction so I can get back to the business of running trains. Thanks much.

All the best,


Latest ‘ebay cheat sheet’ is here

Short and sweet today folks – I’ve got a gazillion things to do… Lots more next time though.

(You may have missed this post last month).



14 Responses to Rob finishes his layout extension

  1. Both Kevin and Rob have done very well, like the viaduct Kevin has included in the layout with the curve effect, and Rob has mastered that incline and sidings …nice jobs all round

  2. very nice layout.may I ask does those signal’s with arm’s work or are they static.was thinking of making some.

  3. Nice job. I loved the “smoke” in your steamer. Thanks for sharing.

  4. very nice especially the via duct. I am not critizing, but do you not “super elevate your out side rails. Maybe they are and the camera angle doesn’t show it clearly enough. Any way you are doing a good job. Wish I had the money,patience,health,sight, and time to do it. That is why I had my Z scale layout built for me.

  5. two great looking layouts Kevin and Rob. Kevin I am very impressed with the viaduct a great modelling success. Rob you have really done the incline exceptionally well, looking forward to the next episode. Keep it going boys.

    Pete the Mackem.

  6. Does anyone out there have a layout using Life-like power loc track with turn outs and switches?

  7. very nice layout

  8. I love your posts keep up

  9. very nice layout.


  11. thanks for sharing your talents…have learned a lot just from watching..once again,i will be applying what i have learned to my first O scale basement empire….

  12. Love the viaduct scene on Amberton, genuinely looks like the valley was just there and that’s what they had to do, great stuff.

  13. It’s always a good idea to avoid reverse curves. For example, on the left hand passing siding, a right-hand turnout at the end closest to the viewer, would have eliminated the reverse curve and given you a much longer siding. If you have to use a eeverse curve, the straight section between the curved part of the turnout and the curved part of the siding should be longer than your longest car.

  14. Absolutely delightful rusting and grime on the steel overbridge and corrugated workmans’ shed, VERY GOOD, Well done

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