N gauge model train – Bill’s

Bill’s been in touch with his N gauge model train layout:

“Hi al.

It’s been about a year since you heard from me about my n gauge model train layout. If you’ll remember it’s called Gerskyville. Its come a long way of just wood and styrofoam.

Theres shots of unfinished areas yet.

Along the long backside will be two arched bridges on each end leading to a 3 foot by 4 foot yard.

I’m not good at story telling so that’s up to you. All the layout was built, painted and assembled by myself , I purchased no already finished biuldings.

The race track on the layout is built after a track in indiana that my whole family raced at, up untill they closed down. Broadway speedway, the fastest track on earth.

How you all enjoy.


Bill G”

N gauge model train

N scale model railroad laying track

n gauge model train

N scale model railroad

N scale model railroad module

N scale model railroad buildings houses

N gauge model train buildings

N scale printable buildings

I do love it when I see some of the print-out scenery on a layout. Bill’s done a fab job with his houses.

And if you want to see just how much Bill’s layout has come along, his last post is here.

“Hi Al,

Thank you to all your readers and to you for sharing good ideas.

I saw your recent post from Roberto with recycled tracks rails as a cargo for his wagons.

Attached are some photos of my use for the spare sleepers. I made coal bunkers with the redundant sleepers and coal from the foam that protected my last computer.

Coal in the trucks is random lumps off the sole of old flip-flops (thongs in Australia)

Best wishes to you and all your readers


n scale coal bunker

N scale coal bunker

N scale coal bunker

And now on to Brian:

“Hi Alastair.

With regards to your post on the Galloping Goose with a Pierce arrow power unit at the front.

Rio Grande Southern RR had 7 in total and some of them had the 2 different power units attached to the ‘Passenger’ converted box car or refrigerator car.

Here are some of my Galloping Geese models made by Con Cor in the USA showing the two different types of motive power attached to a converted box car.

Both are 3 foot narrow gauge – HOn3.

Both of them are powered and have DCC motion decoders in them. (No sound)

The first photo has a Wayne Bus body as the power unit, Numbered 5.

galloping geese passenger car

The second photo shows a Pierce Arrow power unit. It was used for less than car load service. This model has the power/DCC unit in a trailer the sits behind it.

galloping geese flat bed

galloping geese rail car

The third photo shows the difference between the the two.

I hope this helps in explaining the ‘Galloping Geese’ for you.

I have never sent your site any photos of these.

The photo below was taken when I was in Durango – Colorado USA in 1982 where I rode in it as a passenger. Excuse the poor quality of the photo. (40 year old photo)

galloping geese rail car

Kind regards

Brian – the HOn3 guy in Knysna RSA”

A big thanks to Brian, Andrew and Bill.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

8 Responses to N gauge model train – Bill’s

  1. Colin edinburgh says:

    Brian. Love the locos (not sure if that’s the correct designation.) goes to show the skills that go into getting what one wants for their railroad. Well done

  2. Brian Olson says:

    Love the Race Track Bill, cool idea.

  3. John Bullock says:

    Bill, Good to see the evolution and I love the Broadway Race Track!

  4. Erick says:

    Pretty neat.!!!! I like you made the mill works. I sure hope mine comes out that good.

  5. Mr. Ron from So. Mississippi says:

    A lot more detail was put into roadway than most I’ve seen. Scenery is most important to a layout, not just trains.

  6. Andrew Aves says:

    Some great scenery Bill and quality buildings. It might be the camera angle but the slope of the track behind Wild Bills Weld and Cheese sign looks very steep. I trust you have checked your locomotives can make the climb with a full rake of trucks or carriages.
    Andrew in Oz

  7. Norman "Pete" McGill says:

    All three are really nice layouts.The paper buildings are nice looking. Hope I can do as well.

  8. Great ideas here and loads of talent.

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