A while ago I sent you my first attempt at a layout built on an 8ft x 7.5ft board with a cut out in the middle.
Well at 82 years old I got fed up with bumping my head crawling under so I decided to cut an access slot and reduce the scale from OO to n scale to accommodate the tighter radius restrictions.
I’m from a small country Aotearoa (translated means Land of the Long White Cloud) which is about 8,000 miles west of California. Anyway being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean getting much in the way of n scale in the model shops locally is difficult to impossible so most is ordered on line.
I’ve tried to picture the transition from the 1st layout to the 2nd layout. Hope it makes sense. There is about 90ft of n track and 9 points controlled with lever type switches. The tunnels have access for track cleaning.
1st OO layout with bump your head hole
1st layout gutted
Enter the access slot
Track laying underway
Kitset bridge milestone completed
One side finished
Other side nearly finished. Houses are laser cut kitset
Thanks to Alan – I do love seeing the layouts being built from the ground up.
And thanks for all your comments on the latest stone embankment.
Of course, I’m biased, but it’s a terrific deal – four buildings for $9.97. I shall be breaking that offer up shortly, so if you like the sound of it, best to grab it now. I’m really looking forward to seeing the first embankment in a layout.
That’s all for today folks. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get off the side lines and get going.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here (still updated every single day…).