Dave’s old train pics

Got this in from Dave. And as usual, I enjoyed it, so I’m posting it:

“Not sure if you want to use this footage Al, but a good day out for me and Deb with a lot of steam running, it was the NYMR 2018 Steam Gala, so made the most of it ,it sometimes helps to get ideas on a model railway.



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Dave’s mail got me thinking… “it sometimes helps to get ideas on a model railway…”

So I thought I’d look at some of his layout pics – rather than one of his videos. Then I thought, because there’s been a run on old layout pics, I thought I’d find the earliest pics I have of Dave’s layout.

And you really can where he gets his ideas from:

(Click to enlarge.)

model train canal scene

model train english country

model train level crossing

model train canal scene

model train vintage bus

model train village scene

model train vintage bus

model train house

model train cafe

model train platform

model train sidings

model train engine shed

modle train sidings

model train fire station

model train canal

A huge thanks to Dangerous Dave.

If you are wondering why he’s called Dangerous Dave, the answer is half way down this post.

That’s all for today folks.

Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to start having as much fun as Dave.



23 Responses to Dave’s old train pics

  1. mark Allen says:

    As always Dave knocks it out of the park. Beautiful work.

  2. Looking back at those pictures Al , it makes me wonder why I ever changed my layout ….looked better in the early days ..but a lot of crawling under the layout was involved …Dangerous Dave

  3. NJ Mark says:

    Loved the video of the beautiful countryside and the wonderful old trains! Cheers! NJ Mark

  4. Rube Simon says:


  5. Rich says:

    I think this was the best post I have ever seen!!

  6. Mike. Wales,Wisconsin USA says:

    Dangerous Dave is “FANTASTIC DAVE”.He takes and composes wonderful videos.A joy to watch.

  7. Love it!, especially the Jaguar MKII, or “Green Frog” as we called ours.

  8. Jim says:

    Wow! Dave’s videos are stunning. Thank you for the pictures of the layout as well.

  9. Dan Hulitt says:

    What an enjoyable ride thru the British countryside. I was a little surprised that the passenger consist needed both a puller and a pusher, but they were making pretty good speed. A real delight to watch.
    The Native American dancers with pan flute reminded me of the entertainment we often saw in the town squares on the European continent.

    Minnesota Dan

  10. John says:

    I totally agree with the other comments. To see the fabulous actual countryside video footage in comparison with Dave’s make believe, but so “real” world was more than wonderful. I wish we had a live steam day in the U.S. (We do have a fake world in Washinton, DC, but that’s another story.)

    Thanks Dave and thanks Al for pairing up the photos of Dave’s layout with Dave’s video footage.

    John – Massachusetts, USA

  11. Dan Hulitt says:

    “Whitby is a seaside town in Yorkshire, northern England, split by the River Esk. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by 199 steps. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, displays paintings and maps. West of town is West Cliff Beach, lined with beach huts.”

    I had to research where Whitby was and was wondering what the ruins were. The above is a quick quote from Google. Of course this only useful to us from across the various ponds. You Brit lads probably know this all too well. Thanks again Dave and Al.

    Mn Dan

  12. Well,Dave,you’ve done it again!! A wonderful layout!! I liked the old one as well but change is always good.Thanks for all your hints too!!
    Bob G from across the pond.

  13. Jim says:

    Great stuff, Dave. Appreciate your modeling skills as your scenes and scenery are interesting and realistic. Looking forward to seeing your new layout.

    Jim AZ

  14. Robert Brady says:

    Dave and Deb Love the adventure,give us more.
    Dave is that real WATER? iT SURE LOOKS LIKE IT. love THE LAYOUT!

  15. Tom Sawyer says:

    Outstanding as always Dave! You should come to the U.S. some time and ride and film the excursion rides here, ie. The Shays in West Virginia and steamers in Colorado,etc. YOU ARE A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!


  16. Gregory Oliver says:

    I have been looking for and HO scale rail suspension bridge for a long time with no luck. I notice a very nice suspension bridge on the upper level rail line in the background of Dave’s railroad pictures. Can you or anyone tell me where to get one of those suspension bridges.

    Thank you

  17. Andrew Aves says:

    Thanks Dave and Al,
    Loved to see the 92 Squadron Spitfire Class. I remember seeing them thunder through the Kent countryside pulling the Golden Arrow on route to Dover Harbour to connect with the ferry to France and the smoke billowing up to the roof of Victoria Station as one completed the journey to London.

  18. James Maitland says:

    As always Dave has put one out of the park as we say on the west side of the great water. Loved the video, sure wish we could be allowed to run steam as much as the Brits!

  19. Mr. Alastair:
    I can see were Mr. Dave get his ideas from also and being he uses eastern design trains instead of the western design, but he does make beautiful layouts for trains. Just wish I had the place to do what I want to do

  20. Warner Smith says:

    Loved the video through the countryside and the pics of the layout are fantastic. So much more to strive for. Thanks for sharing this one. Fantastic.

  21. Ian McDonald says:

    that was a great video. nice seeing the old steam trains. nice layout pictures thanks for sharing.for some reason my replys don’t make it any more onto the list of other replys so don’t know where they go.

  22. Tony Cooper says:

    Great video yet again Dave, so good we are coming up your way in a couple of weeks time and will definitely find some hours to spend on what in my view is the best heritage railway in the UK. To Minnesota Dan, the reason for the two engines was not lack of power, more a surfeit of engines for the gala (10 I believe). So in order for folks to see as many as possible, they were top and tailed.
    And to John in Mass. go to Durango, Col for Durango and Silverton Railway. Fabulous rolling stock and even more fabulous scenery.


    Tony in Cardiff

  23. Charles Zeis says:

    Amazing I’m proud of this man. Train world is bad.

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