Model train stop sign

DD has been in touch with a question on a model train stop sign. Can anyone help?

“Hello Alastair,

I enjoy your postings and because of that I am making this message which may be out of context.

But considering Canada has the 2nd and 8th. of the worlds largest railroads based on income some members like myself must remember and model HO scale steam.

To be somewhat authentic I will have to produce my own ” Through STOP highway” signs.

The single attached photo is the only one I can find on the internet and I have always recalled them as white not yellow.

If any of your members my age can recall correctly I would appreciate it.

My DCC layout is 5ft by 20ft and I fantasize of sending photos for your critique,


model train stop sign

Now on to Dangerous Dave who has been back in touch with is his OO scale layout.

As always, he’s been busy on his layout.

If you’re new to the blog, you can see more of him – and others – in the Hall of Fame.

“Hi Al,

just uploaded video showing that area I said needed improvement on my last one, got my own caravan park now.

All ready for the staycation which looks like being again this year ….

Well pleased how it came out after a good few suggestions from modellers who watched my last video….



model railway caravan site OO scale

model railway canal barge OO scale

model railway points OO scale

model railway bridgeOO scale

A big thanks to Dangerous Dave.

Please do leave a comment below if you can help!

Now on to Ernesto.

He’s not a man of many words he’s put together a fab layout:

“I gladly share some photos of my model


model railroad

model railroad

model railroad

A big thanks to Dave and Ernesto. Who can help DD with his model train stop sign?

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

14 Responses to Model train stop sign

  1. Fred Driver says:

    Dave, I am getting a bit confused. One video you have 1 big bridge and then you have 2 and now you have 1 again. Am I going nutty?

  2. George Zaky says:

    Dangerous Dave
    At this stage you are an important person in my life- thru Big AL- and I marvel how when you get an idea you just get it done. And done well. You are unlike me who is -Devastation due to procrastination.
    IMHO your layout is your layout. Color anything you want your way. The correctness Police died of Covid and wont come your way. Oh- and we ridicule nay sayers.
    Very nice. Little subtle touches that make something look so real.
    To everyone -start off with scale, DC or DCC, and other vital info. I cant guess and my mind reading is getting worse with old age.
    Be safe
    George from LI, NY

  3. Rob Schweitzer says:

    DD, great rework of the layout corner, and it’s wonderful to see someone get things done so quickly on a layout. When will you start letting out the caravans? Thanks for another greatly enjoyable video!
    Rob Schweitzer
    St. Goar & Murren Scenic Railway
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  4. Erick says:

    Looks good, But would of like to see more.

  5. Jim AZ says:

    Nicely done. Some very realistic scenery in these photos. You should be proud of your modeling skills.

    Jim AZ

  6. Bob Smith says:

    As usual Mr. Dangerous Dave has outdone himself. The caravan park sits nicely in the whole scheme of things.

  7. Mr. Ron says:

    In Ernesto’s second photo, I don’t recognize the 2 cars in front of the caboose. They look foreign.

  8. Brian Messenger says:

    Dave, well done with the addition of the caravan park. Adds character to basically an unused corner of a layout.
    Brian – the HOn3 guy in Knysna RSA

  9. William Orton says:

    I’m always amazed at Dave’s layout and the level of detail. Great work. Also, i really enjoy Ernesto’s bridges and his realistic work scenes. An overhead picture would help me understand how the bridges are integrated into the layout. Awesome layout

  10. Ben From Chicago says:

    Dangerous Dave, the new Caravan Park scene is excellent, and thanks for including some great video of your trains running. You are a real inspiration!

  11. Thank you all re my caravan Park , bookings coming in for the summer holidays now ..LOL …and Fred yes its back to just one Suspension Bridge , get a bit confusing Al occasionally show videoswhen there was 2 suspension bridges …but this run on the layout is as it is now …Thanks all again ..Dangerous Dave

  12. Brett says:

    Dave I really like your layout. Aside from it being absolutely massive I love the detail for the scenery and how well thought out your themes are! Very nice work.

  13. JoeS- inME says:

    A few days ago someone was having trouble with electrical shorts near his switches on a 3 rail O gauge layout. I didn’t have time to reply then and I hope this post reaches him and is of help —- search either Ebay or Amazon for a 3 volume set (although the first volume will probably solve your problem) Greenberg’s Wiring your Lionel layout by Peter H. Riddle.
    Good luck

  14. Art from SJ, USA says:

    Dave. Beautiful job on the new section of your layout.
    I was sorry to see you double suspension bridge go away,, it was one of my favorite spots on your layout. But then everything on a layout is up for change on a layout, so maybe it was its time to be changed.

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