Carlos’s HO industrial layout

Carlos has been in touch with his HO industrial layout.

He’s a man of few words, but the pics speak for themselves:

“Hi Alastair,

I live in Portugal (oporto) and I and another friend, we are builing a layout in HO. If you don’t mind, I send some pictures about the layout progress.

Kind regards


HO Industrial layout

HO steam train

HO industrial layout street scene

HO coal crane

HO logging train

HO layout night time scene

HO industrial layout night time scene

HO layout

HO layout coach station

A big thanks to Carlos – he’s taken some fab pictures of his layout. Can’t wait to see the progress pics for this one.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here is you’re tired of everyone else having the fun.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated everyday!

51 Responses to Carlos’s HO industrial layout

  1. Ed Martin says:

    Very nice Carlos

  2. Steve Lewis says:



    North Wales UK

  3. lynn says:

    Very nice layout in progress, Carlos.
    I particularly liked the “Golden Arches” McDonalds. I never gave a thought about McDonalds being in Portugal.

  4. Cary B says:

    Nice looking layout Carlos. Cary B

  5. don blackmore says:

    Good job,keep going! Don Idaho, USA

  6. Bill Zurbrugg says:

    Love the street lights

  7. Frank S. Virginia, USA says:


    All I can say is WOW. Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  8. Bruce says:

    Carlos, I think you have made a wonderful beginning for your layout. It would be great if you posted the track plan to show overall layout.
    Bruce SC USA

  9. Eric says:

    Impressive modelling, almost lifelike.
    Eric (Leeds) UK

  10. Frank Cortese says:

    Molto bem! I congratulate you on a fine job!
    Frank, near Mickey Mouse, Orlando

  11. Bob says:

    Very nice layout. Everything looks very real! I especially like the lighting affects. Well done.

    Austin, TX

  12. Walter .... Greenlawn, Long Island, NY says:

    Would like to see an overall photo of the entire layout….and maybe a video of the trains running…….otherwise looks great!

  13. Ted Rothstein says:

    Beautiful work!

  14. Peter Gladman says:

    Love the coaling stage, what does the tower behind it represent?
    Pete, (Isle of Wight) UK


    Well done… the Arches are everywhere.
    We loved our time spent in Portugal.
    Thanks for contributing….. 👍
    Sheldon, Phoenix USA

  16. Dionisis says:

    Very nice job!!Many likes!!Keep modelling Carlos!!

  17. Don Jennings says:

    Carlos Look like a nice layout. I like the street light in front of every other “home”
    Keep up the good work. Don J

  18. James Sulkosky says:

    Nice layout, keep up the great work.

  19. Mike Wilson says:

    Very nice work there Carlos.
    Thanks to your pictures, I will now go ahead and buy the yard lights that I found on Ebay.
    Keep up the great work and if possible please show the complete track plan.

    Mike South Australia

  20. Kevin McArdle says:

    Beautiful work Carlos, and great attention to detail and realism.

  21. David Hannan says:

    Very impressive! Thank you for sharing your layout. Would love to see a track plan and some layout measurements.

  22. Chuck Bartunek says:

    Looks great,could post a track plan?


  23. Warren Ferguson says:

    Great work, Carlos. I love the coaling station. Warren, AL, USA

  24. Joe Merickel says:

    Beautifully done layout. Great work

  25. Thomas Murphy says:

    All the best to you Carlos. Your work shows pride and thoughtfulness.
    Regards, Tom (USA)

  26. Peter Evangel says:

    Love this. Modern autos, modern trains, “old” time McDonald’s with the Golden Arches!!!! Very cool. Love night shot with the background. gives the impression of a foggy night.

    Pete Sunny Calif.

  27. Minnesota Dan says:

    Que Bueno , Carlos. (sorry Portuguese is not in my roundhouse so to speak)
    You have done great work. Especially noteworthy is the coal crane (not seen that modeled before) and the 10 ? sided tower by the roundhouse.

    Keep em coming.

    Dan, Minnesota USA

  28. Peter says:

    I was in Oporto last September, it was wonderful. I just wish I’d known about you then! Nice work on the layout.

  29. excellent work Carlos
    detail is superb…
    where did you find the McDonalds structure?
    how kooool is that??
    keep em runnin fellas
    stjohn in Long Beach Calif

  30. Mike Richardson says:

    Carlos, you have a very impressive layout. So beautiful and such detail. Keep up the great work

  31. Brad says:

    Love the night shots-very realistic start.Should be a great layout when completed(although they never really ARE HAHA) Keep on trainin!!

  32. Miguel Begonha says:

    Very good job uncle Carlos. You are the best.

  33. Marklin ed says:

    Carlos what train manufacturer are you using on your layout. Great night lights and coal crane what make is it.

  34. Terry ketcham says:

    Like those trees, who makes them ?

  35. Jim says:

    Very good looking and realistic layout. Some great sections with great detail and effects. Love the lit areas too. Thanks for sharing.

    Jim AZ

  36. Dan Brown says:

    Great job. Are those models of Portuguese locomotives and freight cars.

  37. Barry says:

    Wow! Carlos, a wonderful layout!

  38. Very nice Carlos , keep the pics. coming so we can see or work to the end !
    Be well and stay safe Sir !
    Alistair is there any new stuff in the pipes for the buildings ?
    also how is John doing ?

  39. Bob Martin says:

    Enjoyed the pictures , you’re working on a great layout .

  40. Carl Mandernacht says:

    Carlos’ layout is great! Every day in every way your subscribers, and many others, remind us of what a wonderful hobby ” trainery” is. It reaches around the world!

  41. Antony says:

    Nice work guys. Keep at it. Would like to see some more aerial shots, particularly of sheds, and a track plan.
    Best wishes.

  42. Rob Shuman says:

    Great work and great detail. Keep it going!
    Rob NJ/US

  43. Peter Stilts says:

    Your attention to detail does you proud. Well done.

  44. Peter Stilts says:

    You have obviously put a lot of hard work into your set as the attention to the small details do you proud.
    Well done and keep at it.

  45. Marty says:

    Love you layout !! Wow its great. The McDonald Golden arches are wonderful, yours is from the old McDonald’s building’s.

  46. Franco says:

    Carlos & friend,

    I was looking at your coaling station. You did an excellent job with everything there. Did I see a partial image of a roundtable & engine house? If you do have one on your layout, I would like to see more of it.

    Good job over all! You can be very proud of your layout!

  47. Mal says:

    Great Job

    North Wales, UK

  48. Patrick Cancilla says:

    Very nice work, the apartment block with night lights is very nice. I’m going to use some of your ideas in my layout. Thank you. Keep us posted

  49. tom in az says:

    You and your friend are going to be pro`s, if this is you first layout your doing great. Tom in Payson AZ

  50. Dwight R Jensen says:


  51. Richard Sommery-Gade says:

    Excellent !

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