Bill’s 4×8 switching layout update

Bill’s been in touch again with a wonderful video update (His last post is here).

“Hello Al,

I wanted to share a video link showing current state on my switching layout. It’s moving along. Track is glued down and everything is powered up. Will not be long before ballast starts to go down and I start to paint and detail my structures.

So glad I’m no longer an arm chair modeler anymore. Small spaces can make for interesting layouts. Even if I do no more than what I have now I’m having fun !


Bill in Virginia”

Latest ebay cheat sheet here.

Stunning stuff from Bill – I love that fact he’s glad not to be an armchair modeler anymore. Like I keep saying, it’s all about making a start, just like Brian did:

“Hi Al.

Just a few more photos of the progress on my layout efforts. Thanks for showing my last pictures, it’s nice to know that it’s not for my eyes only. Some foam board, mesh, screwed up newspaper and a few rolls of Modrock, and things are taking shape.

Cheers Brummie Brian”

model train layout

model train tunnel

That’s all for today folks.

A big thanks to Brian and Bill. Two chaps who just made a start one day…

And if that day is today for you, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



6 Responses to Bill’s 4×8 switching layout update

  1. Good to see both Brian and Bill getting well in to building layouts , as Bill says no matter about the size , its getting one started and enjoying what you put in to the layout , small can be beautiful as they say …Keep it up Guys …Dangerous Dave

  2. Bill, please fix those table edges before you power up another loco!

  3. Jim MacLean says:

    Nice work Bill. A very well planned & realistic looking switching yard. Jim from CB.

  4. Wm althaus says:

    Brian – really like how your layout is taking shape! You have some great scenery going there. Looks like some of the bluffs from my home state of Iowa. – Bill in Virginia

  5. ken blyth says:

    Bill where did you get those point levers from look really good can’t find them over here in England !

  6. Wm althaus says:

    Hi it’s Bill. I got the ground throws for the switches off eBay. Search ho scale ground throws or Caboose Industries. I use the 5128s brand from them. These are sprung so gives a good fit and a little forgiveness in placement too.

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