Paul’s been back in touch with his HO scale model train layout:
These pics show my newly named existing railroad and the addition I have been working on since last September.
The name is “CHICKADEE HOLLOW RAILROAD” this was inspired by our recently installed bird feeding station that we enjoyed observing all winter. We would often be visited by Carolina Chickadees and it was fun watching their energetic flights.
The first photo shows the sign my wife painted that I hung over the RR.
The second, third & fourth photos are an overview of the RR.
This is a closeup view of the engine shed & repair area showing the concrete paved work site.
This is a closer view of the concrete pad & my Doodlebugs
Closeup of concrete pad made from 2 mm foam sheets from craft store that I painted with concrete color paint and used a pencil to simulate cracks.
View of engine shed — note the grass growing between the rails of the little used siding. I put that there with the use of a static grass applicator
Overall view of Red Rock Farms
Loading cattle in cattle car ( the car actually moos when moved)
Side view of bridge connecting original layout to new section. In the near future I will submit details and photos of the mechanical and electrical workings of this bridge. This bridge is both removable and mechanically adjustable.
View of Red Rock Farms showing the various buildings, animals, and the sidings leased by the RR.
Ducks swimming in puddle beside the RR track.
Stream with small bridge
Dairy processing plant
Sheep grazing on the hill —see if you can spot the special sheep. If you are trying to guess the significance of that sheep well that is where plaid comes from.
Shepards log cabin
People sitting behind house around fire pit.
Various photos around the harbor scene Al showed recently in his blog.
A huge thanks to Paul for sharing his HO scale model train layout – I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
If you’d to see some more layout, there are lots more HO scale train layouts here.
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing what pops up in my inbox each morning.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.