Mike’s been in touch with how he eased himself into this hobby, and started his 4 by 8 layout:
just want to say thank you for all you do.
I thought I’d share my story on how I got started, I have some pictures for my little article.
It all started with a Christmas train for my wife on the living room floor, O scale.
Then I had to buy a HO set on eBay, to put with her O scale on the floor.
Next thing I knew I bought a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood, put it on some saw horses in the garage started adding to it.
One thing led to another and I bought a second 4 by 8 sheet of plywood and connected it to the first one and bought more stuff LOL.
Then I decided I wanted the turntables, so I cut me a hole in the plywood, installed it and bought a 3-bay roundhouse building.
I built it, adding lights and was very happy with it.
After reading all your emails and looking at stuff on YouTube I put all my Bachmann EZ track on eBay and sold everything and start buying a bunch of Atlas Flex track.
I cleaned out a room in the house and started building benchwork.
I’ve included some pictures of the four by 8 sheet I started with, and then added another 4 x 8 sheet, took it all apart started it all over again.
This is how I got started. Just wanted to say thank you again for your blog and everybody that contributes to it, thanks again.
A big thanks to Mike – I love the way it started as a 4 by 8 and then soon grew.
It’s also another post that proves if you’re having fun, you’re doing it right.
Now on to Dangerous Dave.
He’s made another youtube – but this time it includes his layout from the very start – that’s fifteen years of train fun.
“Here is a short video showing a few trains running.. and the very start of it back in 2007.
A big thanks to Mike and Dave.
And if you’re sitting there enjoying the blog, today’s a great day to join in and make your start.
Mike took that first step and look at him now.
Join in right now with the Beginner’s Guide.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming – if you’ve made a start we’d all love to hear from you.