Bill’s been back in touch. If you missed his last post, it’s here.
I continue to be in your debt . Having come across your site months back and seeing everyone’s work really motivated me to get started again. You don’t need the dream layout room to build and have fun in our modeling hobby. You just need to start.
It’s the day after Christmas as I write this and my work has slowed down a little so I took over the dinning room table and started to build a number of kits I had for my engine yard, shops and yard. Some of the kits are almost as old as I am and have been in storage far too long. I now have all major structures positioned where I want them. All need painting and weathering but that can come later. I also have all track located and cut and fitted. I’ve run rolling stick over every track to ensure I had no derailments. The track is code 70 so I’m going to use semi-Scale wheels.
Next step is to mark our locations for everything using a red marker and then start to glue the cork down. Once that is done I’ll start on the track. I have some old track and switch’s I’m going to practice my very rusty soldering skills on. I will add feeders near rail joiners in most cases and once all is set and tested I’ll solder the joiners as well.
I’ve plenty to do for a while!!
Bill in Virginia”
A huge thanks to Bill – it’s wonderful to see his layout coming along.
He’s right about one thing too: making a start is what this hobby is all about.
And if you’d like to start yours, don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here.
That’s all for today, folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.