Model train cliffs – Bill’s

Bill’s been in touch again, this time with his model train cliffs.

(His last post is here – bottom one).

“Hey hey hey its Bill G. Again.

Been really hard at work on the cliffs of Gerskyville. I’ve gotten the carving done , applied the pigments to the cliffs, put the undercoat in the lake and river and sealed it all.

Next it’s time to work on the falls and water features that are around and on the cliffs.

Oh yea the track arrived today , next gotta order all switches then install.

Enjoy pics.

Bill G”

model train cliffs

model train cliffs

model train cliffs

“Hi Al,

I know its been sometime but I have seeing correspondence and pics from other modelers .

All is very interesting and informative , i will be sending some pics on Fedex trucks that I modeled for HO scale.

Got the decals on line and just cut and pasted , getting as close as possible to scale.

Also a kitbashed model of Mcdonalds out of card stock and plastic pieces



model fedex truck

model fedex truck

model fedex truck

(Peter’s last post is here – the last one on the page. Quite a layout!).

Looking for the latest ebay cheat sheet? It’s here.

A big thanks to Peter and to Bill for sharing his model train cliffs.

It’s also great to see some more of the printable buildings on another layout too – really looking forward to seeing this one spring to life.

If you have anything you’d like to share, please do mail me your pics. All these years on and I still love seeing what lands in my inbox every morning.

And please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide, if you want to make your next layout the best one yet – and that goes if it’s your first one too…

Remember, it’s the start that stops most people.

That’s all for today folks.

Keep ’em coming.



15 Responses to Model train cliffs – Bill’s

  1. Paul Selwyn Otway says:

    Looks good!

  2. Bill says:

    Nice cliff face. But wasn’t this the layout with the impossible grade of something like 18%? What are those descending terraces of cardboard sheets on the right (where the rising track grade use to be) suppose to represent? Did you give up on attempting a longer approach to the impossible grade? Does that mean there will now be no connection of track between the upper and lower levels of the layout?

  3. Nice layout and superb detail.

  4. John Gwinn says:

    I see the early construction of the roadway in front of the buildings on the right of the cliff; undulating streets similar to San Francisco, Calif.; I like that and expect to see a 1969 green Ford Mustang galloping along aka ‘Bullet’ style!!!!
    Very good construction and lay-out!

  5. the cliff face comes up good Peter …..Dave

  6. Evor Kerr III says:

    Very good progress being made! The rock cliff is impressive! I am in the starting phase of my model railroad and your work is an inspiration

  7. Fantastic cliff face………..

  8. James Logue says:

    Very nice!

  9. ANDREW SCOTT says:

    Thanks for the idea of a car showroom Peter

  10. Alex says:

    Hi Bill – how do you do your carving?? The cliff face looks amazing but your last post had only plaster roll on it – have you put more plaster on?

  11. Stephen D Gispanski says:

    Nice start Bill, looking good. As an molder you have your right to change what ever you want. Some people just don’t get it, it is an work of art and some times your heart says hey, you need to add this instead of that. Looking good Bill, looking good.

  12. don kadunc says:

    Great carving of the cliffs. Very realistic.

  13. Marv Johnson says:

    Just a minor suggestion. The McDonald’s arches are too big. Each should be about 1/4 to 1/3 of a circle. Google McDonald’s stands to see. Love your mountain cliffs. Hope mine turn out almost as good.

  14. Terry Miller says:

    “When it absolutely positively has to get there:” Peter’s great trucks fill the bill. Good work.

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