I’ve attached some “progress pictures” and would appreciate any feedback or comments anyone might care to provide. This is my 1st real non-Christmas layout.
It’s O gauge, bench is three 4’x8’s making an ___—–___ shape. I have some passenger trains and Intermodals that need 54″ turns, but 80% only need 31″…so my plan was all 54″ with an inner loop(s) with 31″.
The 31″ loop(s) concept was also to have an isolated loop that was very “kid, friend & cocktail safe” before letting them out on the “big” track where the larger more expensive trains play ( Platinum Ghost, Southern Daylight, GG1s, etc)
I used the Troy & Mohawk Valley Plan from 101 Track Plans as a basis and tried to modify it for my bench space. I also used software from AnyRail initially.
I have thick skin and would appreciate any guidance…
“These are just a few shots of the lake hope you like them.
MR.TRACY E. BROWN”
Stunning pics from Tracy, his original post is here.
You can use a lot of bought in or found items as scenery, such as cars, animals or figures, but these plastic items always look “cheap and plasticky”. Just give them a light coat of matt varnish, avoiding any ‘glassed’ areas. It tones down colours and evens the finish – it works great on rolling stock too.
Layout is OO and I am incorporating the “Micro” car racing track to add a bit more fun – the grand-kids love it and the scale is comparative.
See photos of work in progress to date:
Layout is on a 8′ x 4′ top then running round the window to the goods yard.
Another bumper edition! Loved Tracy’s water pics. Impressive stuff.
Keep ’em coming!
And I don’t know what it is about this time of year but there are lots of bargains to be grabbed on the latest ebay cheat sheet.