Ben’s train diorama

“Hi Al!

I had an old crusty locomotive and I didn’t know what to do with it. So I came up with an idea for a train diorama.

I weathered it a little although nature already did some of its own.

I bought the base at a hobby store. I printed out scenery for the background.

Thought I would share it with you and your subscribers. I call it “The End of the Line”. The title made sense since it’s an abandoned locomotive.

I really enjoy your emails!

Ben from Southern California”

train diorama

train diorama

train diorama

“Hi Al,

Just posted my latest video showing the outcome from asking suggestions from members re putting new platform buildings on to my layout which fit and not causing obstruction to the trains, like to thank all for so many suggestions.

I think this is the best outcome as now there is room both sides of the buildings for passengers and the canopies do not obstruct the trains.

I also added a book /paper stall which also fits in well …Thanks again for all those suggestions that came in

Dangerous Dave”

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

A huge thanks to Dave.

But an even bigger thanks to Ben – I absolutley love what he’s done. A fantastic idea, and I’m guessing he had a fun time making it too.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to stop dreaming and start doing.



PS You can make an old man very happy by liking my facebook page, it’s here

9 Responses to Ben’s train diorama

  1. george zaky says:

    Great job!
    Love what you do and how you share with us. Your fan base, if at all like me, must think ” What can he possibly do next? Cant wait. ” Be well.
    Thanks to big Al for all he does.
    George from NY

  2. Bill in Virginia says:

    Fantastic diorama! Little scenes like that are perfect ways to be creative and showcase equipment and other details we might not have a place for on our layouts.

    Dave as always wonderful modeling !!

  3. Marklin Ed. says:

    Great Dave,I ‘m a fan of freight cars. Could do a video showing your British freight cars running. I was in London in Sept. Took the GWR TO Oxford. I’m from the U. S. LOVE YOUR VIDEOS.
    Thanks ed

  4. Curt Wright says:

    Great little show piece love the details.

  5. Dr Bob says:

    Got a similar idea for some old track and wagons, pub and houses on a road. Pub called The Old Sidings and the road though a disused cutting called Beechings Cut

  6. Graeme says:

    Hi Dave. great job looks sensational! I really like the way you mix and match buildings all over your layout. Inspirational!

    Hope you are staying fit and well.

    cheers, Graeme from Bendigo, Australia

  7. NJ Mark says:

    Creativity and expertise are never in short supply as evidenced by Ben and Dave! Thanks for the great ideas. Cheers! NJ Mark

  8. thanks for your comments re my video … Dangerous dave ….hopefully all done with changes now ???

  9. Matt Schulze says:

    Very Creative.
    Thanks for sharing.

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