Ben’s been in touch again with his shelf railroad layout. (His last post in is the middle of this one).
He’s done a fantastic job too. I so love seeing the start and finish pics of your layouts:
I emailed you months ago about the ho scale shelf switching layout I was making. I wanted to share some photos with more to come.
I’m pretty much done with it, but I still have details to add.
Thanks for all you do to help the hobby!
Ben from southern California”
I am not sure but is all of this railway stuff becoming a bit secondary to the actual building and subsequent modelling around the railway itself????
I have found that after turning a small corner of my small layout in O scale from a store to a caravan park,I have become more obsessed with what is happening in the area rather than the locos and rolling stock running past, I noticed with Daves layout along with others there is a great detail in what is happening around the area rather than the trains themselves.
or is it just me looking at the small world within a world, perhaps i should lay off the whiskey and just play with my trains.
At the moment I am running a Mohawk with 4 reefer with sound cars, on one track, and a GP 35 with a couple of open wagon loads on the other.
Not sure what your viewers think, perhaps I am ready for the funny farm or glue factory???
Keep up the great work it has inspired me.
(Old and senile 72)”
And now, more from Hall of Fame member, Dangerous Dave:
“HI Al ,just posted this video on Youtube, its showing my model of the HST, with a bit of history shown.
It has been on channel 5 this last 2 weeks showing how this Loco brought British Rail back on the tracks as we might say, it was the first of the new type of Diesel Loco, which could run at 125 mph and still holds the record of the fastest diesel Loco in the world.
She started work in 1978 and was designed and built here in the UK, still is one of the most popular, and used Loco’s , unfortunately now after 40 years , they are starting to replace with Electric and more often ,not made here in the UK.
That’s all for today, folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to get started on your dream layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.