The talented Bill has been back in touch.
You all know how much I like an update – and Bill never disappoints.
(His last post is here if you want to get up to speed.)
“Good Day to you Al,
Every morning I continue to check my personal email first thing to see the great posts submitted by fellow modelers that you share with us.
I have not missed a single day since discovering your site now almost three years back.
I took some vacation recently and as summer is in full swing in Richmond Virginia with temperatures close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit each day I spent a good portion of the time in the garage.
Most time has been spent on the N Scale layout doing more scenery including adding in roads and details.
One quick tip to share is to use craft pins for posts in N Scale. I cut the tops off and leave about a one inch long pin.
About half of that I’ll paint white or rust with enamel paint.
Let it dry overnight then use a slightly thicker pin to crest a pilot hole to insert the painted pin. They are perfect for use in n scale.
I also spent time working on my HO Scale switching layout and finally finished the fuel depot and got rid of the pink foam board from that area of the layout.
I’ve attached a couple of photos. One shows the fuel depot now and the other my n scale.
I’ve also attached a video showing the new scale and scenery and road construction and the other work on the HO scale layout.
I’ve not been traveling for work so I’ve had plenty of time to spend working on the trains after work and on the weekends.
Cheers and be safe!
Bill in Virginia”
A huge thanks to Bill for sharing his pics and videos – can’t wait to see the next update 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 get going on your own layout.
PS The very latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated daily.