Dave’s latest progress with his new layout

Dave is making progress with his layout. Here’s his latest missive.

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34 Responses to Dave’s latest progress with his new layout

  1. James says:

    Fascinating to watch and see it all develop and progress. A fund of ideas and much inspiration. Brilliant!

  2. Cyril says:

    Brilliant Dave.

    I downloaded all Dave’s previous videoa but unfortunately when I had a problem with my PC they had been deleted for some reason.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

  3. Pastor Don says:

    Would like to have seen how the actual placement of the newspaper and fabric at the start of the video was placed on the layout. Only saw his back and shoulder.
    The painting of the scenery was much easier to see.

  4. David Brown says:

    Dave’s not just a model railway buider, but a scenic model builder. Conbine the two together then you have a magnificent lay-out worthiy of Dave being calles King Dave. I have copied many of his idea’s and hint’s to great effect on my railway. Thank you Dave.

  5. Dave Keep up the good work. I’m learning more with every video. Thank you

  6. Dave Fairfull says:

    Thanks Dave your work is inspirational. I have learned much. Keep up the good work and video.

  7. Dave Roston says:

    What a great tutorial Dave, thanks for taking the time to show us your tips and methods

  8. Dave G says:

    Our Dave is a legend!

    Lovely stuff, despite him working with rather than N; OK I’m slightly biased. His enthusiasm is so contageous.

    Well done that man!

    Dave G

  9. antonio dias says:

    Excelente .Muito bom. Apesar de ser em Ingles, da para acompanhar o andamente da maquete, direitinho.
    Seria muito bom, que tive-se os nomes dos produtos utilizados,para ver se temos por aqui, no Brasil.

  10. GeneC says:

    Dave is terrific, this is exactly the kind of video that helps plodders like me get going.

    Wonderful layout!



  11. Rob Storus says:

    This is what happens when you finish a layout prematurely. You’ve nothing left to do. So you start over or build another building.

  12. Jim Wolf says:

    Great how to! I love watching Dave’s videos. Very helpful.

  13. Hector Diaz says:

    Wonderfull and hard job dave, for a beginer like me is’t very hard, but I follow Dave.

    Thanks Dave

  14. Pete the Mackem says:

    Great tutorial once again Dave. I have the Jarvis walls and now you have shown how to get rid of the joint with the grass will give it a try. Also looking forward to you doing your street lights as I have many of the 6v ones from China and causing a headache how to wire them up. Once again thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Paco Gayon says:

    Dave, you are an artist.

  16. Randy says:

    does anyone know the formula for making plaster of paris

  17. Tom Oliver says:

    Thanks again Dave for a clear and informative project. You’re teaching me a lot.

  18. Arnie Steiner says:

    Very nice job Dave. Even an experienced modeler of many years like myself always appreciates seeing and having others see how the process unfolds. For novice modelers it takes the mystery out of the most daunting and magnificent finished scene. It allows them to see that it’s all really do-able when you can visualize and break it down in to incremental steps. Kudos!

  19. Michael Kent says:

    I can’t get enough of Dave’s modelling ‘tutorials’. Now I have the time, in my late 70s, and living at the other side of the world (Australia), I need all the help I can get to recreate an early 1960’s railway scene based on the BR Eastern/North Eastern Regions, using modelling techniques, and materials, which didn’t exist 40/50 years ago.
    Incidentally, having spend my entire business career based in South Yorkshire, particularly Barnsley, Dave’s accent takes me right back to those years.

  20. Florin says:

    Nice… good work !

  21. http://youtu.be/ji8YhTb4YrM this is part 1 which shows how adding the mod rock over paper , for Pastor Don , thank you all for your comments , most of you will be acquainted with what I have done so far , but for beginners I just hope it shows how easy it is to add some scenery to your layout . Pete the Mackem , for your 6 volt light , see if you can get one of those small plug in transformers that have varied voltage , I have some which go from 3 volts up to 12 volts , then just put the setting to 6 volts and wire them in to a connector and then to the transformer plug …..Thanks again al;l for your Comments ..Dave

  22. Pete the Mackem says:

    Thanks for your reply and advice Dave on the 6v lights. I will give it a go.

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  24. M1 Fred Q says:


    Always helpful!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could do what Dave does BUT at least it gives me some ideas

  25. fred says:

    Nice to watch, lots of usefull tips
    fred rsa

  26. Gerald says:

    what is the roll of fabric material?????????

  27. Douglas says:

    Yes, what is that roll of fabric?? Gauze? Sports wrap?
    I’ve used dryer sheets dipped into plaster of Paris in the past, but sometimes the dryer sheets are hard to work with.
    So again, what is that roll of fabric material used in this video called?
    Thanks for the great video.

  28. Paul says:

    Thanks Dave, for another great video.
    The way you model and build things is a great inspiration to others to have a go, and shows what can be done quite simply.
    The terrace houses and roadway next to the Brewery, look particularly good.
    Whoose kits are they ? Is their assembly and road laying on any of your videos ?

  29. John Reynolds says:

    Artist at work!

  30. Jack windt says:

    Great job, but where did you get those “row houses”………a similar effect can be gotten with rolls of plaster of Paris cast material…… Just roll it out and shape it, and wet it done…….

  31. terry redding says:

    hi al, if dave gets chance to read this or any other scenic builder one question I would like to ask and that is……………how hell do you keep scenes clean from household dust, dirt etc. must be quite difficult as there must be couple areas, like trees etc, where if you used brush no matter how soft it is could easily cause some damage etc. any thoughts please. wished I was able to do scenes but am absolutely useless at art. cheers. terry

  32. Edward says:

    Nice….some great tips!!!

  33. Mike. says:

    Hi,my name is Mike, i am English but live in China. I have just retired and rather than sitting here twiddling my fingers bored to tears i have decided to build a model railway. I have purchased 4 Hornby 00 digital sets and 2 table tennis tables. The tables can go end to end creating a board 18 feet by 5 feet or side by side creating a board 10 feet by 9 feet.. So having never undertaken anything like this in my life i keep looking at what i have got and to be honest i don’t have a clue where to start. To all you expert modelers out there i say:- (HELP IS WHAT I NEED MOST) I have looked at various track plan apps online but haven’t found one that is easy to decipher. I have been receiving tips from this site which i can use as the layout progresses but getting the project up and running seems an impossible task at this point in time. Any help anyone can give me will be very much appreciated.

  34. Ken says:

    Very helpful I have been overwelmed on how to do my scenery and buildings, you do a great job.

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