My word, today was a struggle to post. You know how somedays you just don’t feel well at all?
Pleased I’ve made the effort though. Now I’m off to take it easy.
Cassio is a man of new words, but I think it’s a language barrier more than anything else:
I take the liberty of sending photo of the construction of my lauout.
I hope you enjoy.
Scale HO 1:87
Today I am officially 74. I made a short video of what I have been up to. I have a lot of fun for very little money as I have bought two Mantua 0-4-0 switcher engines, which are cheap to buy. One is plastic and has a headlight in the center of the boiler and the other is older, made of metal, specifically zamac which casts to a mold beautifully for full detail.
I have too many engines as I tried to get one of each class and my objective was to be able to pull them out and display them on a turntable but that never happened. DCC units cost about eighty dollars each so thirty engines makes it too expensive so I use the old straight direct current and design my tracks to cope with the limitations. With two throttles and a seven foot table running two engines can be demanding.
The metal 0-4-0 has an added valve gear so that made the cost to acquire thirty dollars, three times the cost of the engines on eBay. Now the shipping costs at eBay are too much as I bought a brass baggage car recently for fifty dollars but the shipping and fake import duty cost more than double that.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canad”
A big thank to Cassio and Bob.
What I liked about both of their posts is how they are far from finishing, but both having fun along the way.
And as Bob’s layout shows, it’s certainly not a race. Course, I’m biased, but tinkering away on your layout is pleasant way to pass the time.
That’s all for today folks. And if Bob or Cassio have inspired you, the Beginner’s Guide is here. Why not make a start on yours today?