Ed’s been in touch with his tiny model railroad layout – z scale.
“I really like and enjoy seeing the pictures in stages from start to finish.
My train room is planned for layouts of various sizes… z, n, ho,s,o and g. Presently I am working on my z gauge layout with one outside loop down and a second inside one started that connects to to the outside one.
I plan a mountain with tunnel and waterfall into a river then a small lake.
Also roads with vehicles, town, industrial area and farm. It will have trees, bushes, rocks and grass plus people and animals and hopefully some led lighted buildings and telephone poles.
I have included a picture of the beginning of my z gauge layout.
Notice that the tracks on this layout make up large size loops. So I will have a nice large track layout for my z gauge trains to run on.
I have been looking at a complete z gauge Santa Fe train set with everything to run it and it’s freight train cars and that is likely the one I will buy at micro-trains web site.
Then test run the whole train on the loop one tracks. After that add loop 2, elevated area in the middle of loops 1/2 with another track up there. Add a mountain with waterfall into a river and small lake with a fisherman.
3 side tracks will be on the elevated section with parked train cars plus engine shed, roads, town, industrial area and farm with fence/ barn/farm house/farm animals.
Also trees, bushes, rocks and likely telephone poles.
There will also be a freight station on loop 2 and a passenger station on loop 1.
I know there’s not much to Ed’s layout at the mo – but that’s the whole point. That’s why I post these pics. It’s all about starting.
Every layout, at one point, looked like a rat’s nest of wires, tools and mess. Please don’t be put off by that – roll your sleeves up, keep calm and carry on.
Ed has written lots about his plans, but more importantly, he’s started.
And seeing as 2020 is around the corner, I’m going to ask, if you’ve been planning a layout, when are you going to start?
Attached is a photo of a little diesel servicing depot I put together recently as an interchangeable corner module for a club layout.
The fuelling point is a Knightwing kit, the oil tank Wills, the shed I know little about, as we were given it used.
The locos are a cut-down cab class 03 for the Burry Port and Gwendraeth line which had low bridges, and on the right a Q Kits Ruston PWM651.
Just had to get back to my Model railway after the Xmas Break.
Done a few small changes as shown and a bit of a running session, hope all members did well for additions to there layouts for Christmas , Im still waiting for mine , but have heard through the grapevine that I have a new Loco on its way… fingers crossed …will show when and if it arrives…
This is my latest video showing the changes…
A big thanks to Dave, Rod and Ed.
That’s all for today folks.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if today is the day you start your model railway journey.