I can’t start today without anything but a great big thank you.
I had some wonderful emails and comments after this post – and I can’t tell you how happy they made me. So thank you. I really appreciate them.
And for one individual (he’ll know who he is), I hope this link to the woodwork site annoys you as much as it has amused me.
As for the 3d printing, I was very surprised at how complicated some believe it to be. In a nutshell:
Download a free 3D program like google SketchUp.
Design what you want to make, save the file in the stl format.
Then you have a choice. Print it – if you have a 3d printer – or mail the file to someone who has. There are lots of sites out there that will print your design and send it to you for a few dollars.
The modelling opportunities are endless. Watch this space…
Anyhow, back to business.
I have been following your how to’s for a few years now and I need some help to decide on what to do for a town layout. My layout is N scale, I have attached some of the scene shots of the layout. What I am after is people’s ideas / comments on what building types to use – plastic / paper – card / Timber etc. I have a tried most as you can see in the photos and haven’t been able to find the types of buildings in materials that suite to finish my town. Town size measures 350 x 450mm + truck/ train yard of 350x350mm. Layout is far from finished years to go.
If anyone is interested I scratched built the scenery from common household and model items.
As you can see in the pictures I am joining two layouts together the one with the town (balsa buildings) was built about 3 years ago and this town needs a face lift, I run both English and American steam and diesel so the layout is my own would.
All help welcome.
Any ideas for Steven? Mine’s a shameful plug for my boy’s print out buildings.
But I’d love to hear your comments. And so would Steven.
That’s all this time, folks.