Dean’s been back in touch – his last post is here.
“Al, here’s a new video which shows the construction and installation of two industries for my Piedra Blanca and Pacific RR
–a coal and gravel dealer (built from an N Scale Architect Kit) and
–a scratch-built bulk oil dealer
I’ve included a lot of information on my scenery techniques. Because of that it’s about twice as long as I had planned, but I hope you can use it.
“Hello Mr. Al
Been receiving your e-mails for sometime now and have they been a help. Thank you.
Here’s my first layout since 1963 and am using the cars and most of the lock’s.
I started in Oct. 2016 and is a real challenge. I fully recommend do your homework before even starting. You give some great points in this area Mr. Al.
The gauge is HO on a 5 x 9 ft. Flat 3-4 thick plywood. (Scrap.)
Almost all fixtures are hand made from photographs and a little help from the City Secretary of a small town in Aubrey, Texas.
She helped over the inner-net with the pictures and building compositions.
The rest is from around Herkermer, Kansas. (Pop. 150)..
I used Peck flex and Atlas track and switches tacking on a cork beading.
The tunnel complex is cardboard strips from old boxes, wire mess for screens and plaster of Paris.
Pictures are of the up and running phase. Still have the yard to do. Anyone with suggestions? Sure can use some advice and ideas.
Have about 37 inches by 28 inches in a try-angle shape to work in.
Thanks everyone for your blogs and comments. Took many to heart.
Blessing and happy railroading.
A big thanks to Dean and Chris. I never get tired of seeing what appears in my inbox, and I hope you’re the same too.
The Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to join the ranks.
And that’s all today, folks. Please do keep ’em coming.