Dave tidies up his layout

Dangerous Dave has been in touch again. There’s no stopping the man. This time he’s filmed a wonderful ‘before and after’ scene.

I still get mails asking why he’s called Dangerous Dave. When he was building his loft layout, he fell through the floor… (it’s all this post, but you’ll have to scroll down).

“Hi Al, just loaded a bit of an update change to the layout and showing with the cam truck , with a bit of speed added (not the drug speed) LoL …

Still going to do a vid showing the different mini camcorders, but waiting to buy the latest mini cam I want, but need to save up bit first ..here is the video .

Regards

Dave”



If you want to create a layout like Dave’s, the Beginner’s Guide will point you in the right direction – Dave was very helpful with contributing.

That’s all this time, folks. Please do keep ’em coming. Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

Best

Al

31 responses to “Dave tidies up his layout”

  1. dick johnson says:

    super job on scuffy, dick

  2. Mark Piznik says:

    Really love Dave’s layout. I hope, in time, mine will be at least half as wonderful as his NJ Mark

  3. john baldwin says:

    great stuff dave, can i ask who installs your loco lamps, fire glow?

  4. Rod Mackay says:

    Dave, mate, honestly, off down the library and look for a tidy book on signalling, you’ll be fascinated, truly. Hours of innocent fun ahead! Oh, and looks like it’s time for the weed killer train to come round…
    Those track cleaning cars are handy, for the tunnels no doubt on yours, but for going under the overhead wires on mine, very hard to get your hands in without doing damage otherwise. What solvent do you use?
    Rod

  5. Andy says:

    Another gem from Dave. Where can i get a camera to put on a wagon so i can do a truck cam.

  6. Nathan Perreira says:

    Hi Dave, watch the video it looks great. I have a question for you I’ve always wondered how you are able to reach the train tracks along the side of the wall it looks like it’s a bit away from the end of the table and I’m just wondering how do you manage?

  7. Dave Fairfull says:

    Hey Guys ;
    I have enjoyed all your photos and videos. Thanks for sharing.
    Dave F.

  8. Dave Raedeker says:

    Hi Dave, I really enjoy your videos, you do a very nice job with your camera. The background music is terrific it always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel so good. Keep up the great work.

  9. Dave’s layout is always the best
    camera work is superbe
    John is the most inovative model builder I’ve ever seen
    keep em runnin fellas
    stjohn in long beach calif

  10. Alan says:

    Hi Dave,
    I always enjoy your enthusiasm and your updates. Please keep them coming. So far you have excited me enough to “get into” led lighting and to take up my first attempt and to start again – this time BIGGER!
    I also have wondered about “reach” as does another of your answers. Please can you let us know the distances and if possible a track plan with the main dimensions. I am not wanting to copy your layout but it will be similar. Do you have a “duck under” for access?
    Alan

  11. paul Otway says:

    It sure is a great looking boat John, what scale is it please?

    Paul from Ozzie

  12. Dave Ewing says:

    Hi Dave,
    Have been wondering how you can present a long (time) on your videos.
    Not only that but how do you add all of those sound effects.
    Might as well explain the video effects too. You know, like the snow.
    I’m losing a lot of sleep trying to figure out how you guys do all that you do.
    For example, how does Al find the time to out do the fancy train magazines that I used to subscribe to.
    Dave in Eden NC

  13. Rene Lapeira says:

    DAVID . As a beginner I can only look with my most incredible gesture of admiration and respect for such dexterity in create thus landscapes and replica of the world of rail road.

    Rene

  14. Rene Vanderneut says:

    cudos to both Dave & John. Great videos guys.

  15. Jim McQuillen says:

    Dave’s rolling stock looks WONDERFUL!! And, his ginger bread man looks good enough to eat!

    Keep up the great work, Dave.

    From rainy central California… finally!

  16. david howarth says:

    Thank you all for your comments , I will try and answer a few , yes I do have to duck under to access my layout , and it is 30 ft. x 8 ft with 2Ft 6 ” from edge to wall , I sometimes have to reach the upper level using a small stool , as for what do I use for cleaning , I use Goo gone in the CMX track Cleaner ….as for affects and sounds , a I find a lot of these on Cyberlink Power Director which is the programme I use for editing my videos ….Thanks again ..Dave (Dangerous Dave ) ………Nice job John with the buildings

  17. Bob Smutny says:

    Well, I am impressed at what has been done in the last 77 years!! Yep, as Dan Ponzol stated in the dedication of his Lionel Train book by the name of
    “A Century of Timeless Toy Trains” to his Father,Dante Ponzol, I too, can thank MY Father as well, in introducing me to ‘toy trains’…..but…this was in 1939 when he and my Mother MY Best Christmas Present ….an electric train set. But, it wasn’t a Lionel set. It was an American Flyer passenger train set with chrome and painted silver gray cars and an Observation Car with curved and somewhat pointed rear end.
    I need to leave just now, but you have my email and I would like to continue this if I can have an email address with which to continue this little story….which just doesn’t end here. Thank you…and I look forward to ‘hearing from you”. Sincerely, BOB SMUTNY

  18. Noel freckelton says:

    Great layout Dave,you have certainly put a lot of time and effort into to it.

  19. Wow ! I’m in aw and wishing I had a lot of room like that .
    fantastic work Dave !!
    George

  20. Cary B says:

    Thanks for Dave’s video Al,

    Dave’s layout is absolutely fantastic. I am in the planning stage of a future smaller layout and am learning about scenery from all goodies posted by other modelers.
    Keep them coming.

    Cary B Frederick MD

  21. Warren Ferguson says:

    I’m just returning to railroading after many, many years, and the videos of your magnificent layout are both an inspiration and a daunting challenge to me. Thank you for posting them, Dave. And keep up the wonderful work!!

  22. Hans Geerdink says:

    Brilliant! I have just started and have now something to aspire too. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Kind regards,

    Hans Geerdink

  23. BILL HOLT says:

    amazing… good job on a awesome layout. amazing…

  24. Bill says:

    Dave, it looks like someone forgot to throw the switch at 2:26 in the video. I am so envious of your railroad. Great job and thanks for sending in videos often. We all enjoy seeing a master at work.

  25. Outstanding, best yet!!

  26. Larry Guess says:

    StJohn in Long Beach, CA: I think I may have known you in another life; Guess Optical or Optical Services West or Frame-n-Lens. It I’m correct please drop me a note. I’m considering getting back into model RR building after a lifetime’s work in other fields. I left LB 5 years ago and now live in Northern CA.

  27. Thomas Murphy says:

    Ah Dave, what an incredible journey you lead us into with each and every one of your videos, tips and techniques. Thank you.

  28. Michael Milliken says:

    What a great layout Dave! Keep up the good work. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  29. Randy Edwards says:

    Really nice work, Dave, am glad you answered the question regarding access along the outer edge. Trying to reach that far certainly would be a stretch (Sorry, just couldn’t resist that) I have a suggestion:. please don’t take it as bashing. When I first saw your river under that beautiful bridge, somehow my mind registered it as a road, a solid surface of sorts. Was also wondering why the geese were there. Anyway, an application of a glossy medium, artist’s gesso od glossy varathane – anything to make it look more like wet water.
    That’s my little “Nit Pick” – thanks again for the video.

  30. Robert Brady says:

    Thank you for this weeks episode Dangerous Dave,Brought to us commercial free.
    keep tracking.
    Robert B

  31. Peter Waring says:

    Great stuff Dave, always love your posts! Always find they are great inspiration to me of what is possible. Keep up the good work. Peter….

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