Don’s been in touch with pics of his HO scale oil storage tanks.
I love the way he has used household items for his layout:
“The oil storage tanks are an old kit. The large tanks are 4 inch PVC couplings, $2.
The curved wall is two laminated 0.10 x 3/8 strips. I clipped them together in the shape I wanted and when dried they kept the shape.
The pump house is an old Plasticville engine house kit bashed. The piping is made from plastic hangers. The ultimate recycling, the pier is made from our dogs poop bag cores.
The dock serves both Coal and Oil shipping without modelling either. They are off the table, much cheaper that way.
The coal walls are molding strip from Home Depo, $2. The coal is real from Ebay.
The lights are two 100 light Christmas tree lights. The main deck was painted sky blue. After this photo I repainted it gray. The blue was too intense.
Since I had many parallel yard tracks I made Pigtails to simplify wiring.
I hope this gives your readers some ideas.
A big thanks to Don for sharing his HO scale oil storage scene.
Next on to Ray – not with an update… but because I managed not to include the video on his post, so here it is.
Now on to Bob. He’s a man of few words – but there is a common theme here:
“Here’s some photos of mine, still have lots of work to do. I got back into the hobby after 30 year hiatus.
Keep the videos and photos and info coming. I’ve been enjoying it all since last April.
I know what Bob means – so many of you are folk who have had a fair few years off while life gets in the way. But then again, I think it’s one of the things that makes this hobby – it’s wonderful when you reach the time in life when you have the time.
A big thanks to Ray, Bob and Don.
It’s wonderful to see you creations come to life – hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do.
That’s all for today folks – do leave a comment below if you’d like to get involved.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you’re looking for inspiration and motivation. Come and join in.