Will’s been in touch, adding to the collection of 5×10 O gauge train layouts :
“The beginning of a 5’x10’ Lionel Fastrack 2 level set/up.
Will continue to post as I move along.
Although Will is a man of few words, I thought I’d post simply because he’s made a start.
Like most things in life, that’s what this hobby is all about – starting.
Starting really is the unsung hero of this hobby, which is why I’ll continue to post pics like this. I know some will let out a deep sigh because there’s no trains or scenery – but he’s made a great start and that’s good enough for me.
Pete has also made a start – but now he’s at one of those head scratching moments. If you can help him, please do leave a comment below.
Have been keeping an eye on all the wonderful and yet simple layouts from you members and hoped to get some advice from them.
My issue is I have limited space 8 foot by 6 foot and have tried to cram as much as possible 5 live DC tracks and 3 sidings (for later when I convert to DCC). The majority of rolling stock are Lima “DB” German engines and carriages (plus the TGV “visitor”).
Whilst I think it looks great and have tried to add some height with the high speed trains going up a 4% incline to a 9 cm raised viaduct, it kind of looks boring after a while with 5 trains just going around and around!!
I intend to build a mountain on the near right side of the table which will add visually with 5 tunnels. Also add a large station on the left side (next to the canopies), and eventually a town over the rest of the layout.
I have thought about adding a 5cm raised viaduct down the middle of the table with arched market stalls under the viaduct using some Kibri kits and more 4% risers but only going half the height. This additional line would take the little red trolley train which is parked at the right station.
Would love to get other members thoughts to make it more visually stimulating.
Thanks in advance
A big thanks to Will for adding to the 5×10 O gauge train layouts.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you feel like making that start, the Beginner’s Guide is here.