“I found out that you never really finish one of these things.
But there comes a time when you have to put it down.
A few years back I sent some pictures of a small layout in N-scale, you may remember.
I planned to have it finished in a few years.
It looked something like this:
My circumstances required that I have had to finish early:
Summary – Mostly from scratch.
Buildings are BBQ cedar wraps, soaked for a few weeks so grain stands out.
There are nine outhouses (commemorating my weak bladder), eight tiny people, seven waterfalls, six bears, five trash cans, four raccoons, three dogs, two old rusted vehicles, and an old monitor spewing water onto an ore vein.
The mountain is Capitol Peak and the Knife Edge in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. There is also the Crystal Falls Mill near Gunnison, built in 1892.
Several references are made to popular movies. Two examples are on the controller itself, Back to the Future III and Spaceballs.
This was my first attempt at doing a train diorama, and if you like it, please take a bow.
You all have been an inspiration to me.
Maybe a switching game featuring Kennecott Mine in Alaska… If I can stop playing with this one.
A big thanks to ‘W’.
I enjoy any layout that has character – and this one certainly has. Loved the nods to the movies.
And now on to Dangerous Dave who has been feeling festive:
“Hi Al, I finally got my Christmas video put together.
I have used a bit of footage from my layout back in 2016, but also from the layout as it is now.
It should bring a smile to a few and lets face it after the Year we have had, and the near future we need something to cheers us up.
As usual some may think I have been on the Sherry Bottle, but just hope it brings a bit of fun to all with something to laugh at.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated daily.
A big thanks to Dave and W.
Please do keep ’em coming folks.
And if you want to stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Remember, it’s the start that stops most people.