Denny’s been in touch.
It’s a joy to post his layout because it’s easy to see he’s had fun.
And frankly, that’s all that matters:
“Good Morning Alastair,
Spent two years during the pandemic and fighting an incurable cancer and my amateur train platform doesn’t come close to the professional looking job that others have posted but thought, what the heck, here are some evening pics of my platform.
Now on to Arnie:
Arnie here from across the pond in hot sunny Florida working on starting again on a layout.
Fell 2 yrs ago and broke my femur and using a walker. Makes it hard to get close to the table. Anyway decided to downsize from 60 x 72 to 30 x 72 and work on a new layout.
Enclosed is a copy of the plans with pictures to come in the future.
The layout is done on SCARM and is 69×31.
Have several different routes on the layout and can go from the outer to the inner and back again. The table is 30 x 72. I have foam on it and it extends the table a bit.
The track is Bachmann N scale e-z track and it has 15 points of which several move depending on the path of the trains. We can run two trains around and switch them back and forth between routes.
Based on no era I decided to just put it together. The switches are wired and powered up and the engines do run over the layout over different routes.
The control is Digitrax DCC.
I want to thank you and all your readers for being there and sharing tips and tricks for your blog.
I do belong to a club in the community I live in and we run both N and HO scale.
Please keep up the good work as I look forward to your blog each morning as I read my E-Mails.
Attached are two different versions of the layout. I haven’t decided which way to go yet. Maybe your readers can help.
Been back up in North Yorkshire again, with a visit to Goathlands better knows as Aidensfield in Heartbeat, with of course a ride on the Railway, being hauled along by the Big 9 F Steam Loco, and at last it had cooled down enough to just spend a bit of time in the loft and run a few of my own Trains for a change.
A big thanks to Denny, Arnie and Dave.
And please do comment below on which track plan Arnie should use.
That’s all for today folks.
Keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.