Dave’s “how to”

Dangerous Dave has been back in touch.

This time, he’s put together a wonderful ‘how to’.

Worthy of a post all on its own!

And don’t forget the latest ebay cheat sheet if Dave’s inspired you to get busy. It’s here.

Keep ’em coming.



18 Responses to Dave’s “how to”

  1. Dave G says:

    Another classic production from Dave.

    Look forward to every episode.

    Well done that man!

    Dave G

  2. John Henry says:

    Very insightful and entertaining as always. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Brian Messenger says:

    A question for Dave, who is the supplier of your motor vehicles on your layout and do they have pre 1940 vehicles available. Thanks – Brian

  4. Tom M Jones says:

    Every time I look at an update from Dave, I am amazed at the quality and detail that he provides. It’s always a learning experience. Cheers to Dave and his capability to upscale the hobby with every video! Thanks for sharing, too!

  5. Dennis says:

    Brilliant that Dave.
    Looking good.
    I have yet to start my N gauge layout but these tips will come in handy when I do.
    You mention you might invest in a compressor one day. Just to let you know that Lidl are currently selling a great maintenance free, model makers compressor and airbrush for £49.99 with a 3 year guarantee. I just bought it and it is great and quite quiet running.

  6. Steve P says:

    Another magnificent view of a fabulous layout. I use a little different method on my ballast. I use the same water based paints that I use for coloring my rocks and prepare a thin wash of browns and blacks and spray the ballast to achieve the same result without the overspray and need to mask off the scenery, along with easier cleanup.

  7. Phil says:

    I always enjoy watching Dave’s videos – and he has some good tips for those of us who are still trying to get started!

  8. Peter B says:

    I love Dave’s videos. They are informative as well as making me jealous and, of course. showing what can be done.

    Keep them coming please !!

  9. George Henderson says:

    As always Dave your an asset to the hobbie, I get some strange looks from friends and family when I say ” for a hobbie I like model railways “. These people don’t know what they are missing, it’s more than JUST TRAINS I’ve always likes engineering and if done right the engineering side of scale rail looks great.
    Keep up the good (WORK) hobbieing.
    Your an inspiration.

  10. Don Garner says:

    I don’t know what Dave enjoys most: building/modifying his railroad, operating his railroad or making videos of his railroad to show the rest of us. It doesn’t really matter because he is obviously enjoying the whole package to the max. And I, for one, have been captivated and fascinated by his efforts. The only way my experience could be improved is to stand in the loft with Dave and watch him work his magic. Keep ’em coming, Dave. Your talents and skill are an inspiration to all.

  11. Franklin Waller says:

    Your layout is looking very good. I like the looks of the ballast work. What color of paint did you use on the track and ballast?

  12. Cameron says:

    Dear Dave,

    That was a really good post and I enjoyed every minute. The track ballast came up brilliantly. I also like the tip for using the rail paint pen. I’m putting that one in the archive for the next time need to do ballast. Thanks for posting,



  13. david howarth says:

    Thank you for comments , as for the airbrush gun we dont have a Lidl here in Bridlington , but thanks for if I get near to one I shall take a look , and Brian my cars and trucks are mainly Oxford Diecast Models , and some Corgi …bought from either model shops or on line from Hattons of Liverpool …Dave

  14. Paul Shadinger says:

    Is it possible to see the track layout? Where do the tracks go? I am just starting and I am wondering if all the track are oval or are they just “one way”? Last but not least … what is PVA? (The white stuff that was sprayed on everything?) OH .. one more question, who makes the tuffs of grass that were being inserted into the layout. Great layout … sure wish I had more room.


  15. Dave Fairfull says:

    Your the best Dave. Another GREAT video. Thanks for the info on your cars and trucks too.
    Dave F.

  16. Ian Mc Donald says:

    Thanks Dave i really enjoy the tips and videos and looking at the trains running you give me a lot of inspiration to do more on my layout.

  17. I love to listen and watch Dave’s videos. I learned quite a few tips from his videos and I hope he continues with updates. I am interested in many of his trains. I was wondering if he could create a video in short length nothing long and fancy describing and telling us what he is running. I like many of the lines displayed but do not know the manufacturer or if the are available here in the states. Enjoyed it very much!

  18. peter bridges says:

    how big is your layout
    regards peter ps i think you are a great teacher

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