Been reading your emails now for a couple years and love the info that you report on. A lot of great railroaders out there.
A little on me, I have been in the fire service for 39 years now and looking to retire at 41 years.
Me and the wife moved to a bigger home a few years ago where I had room for a shelf type layout.
I had finished my basement and had put a room in 16 x 12 for my fire collection and ran the layout 14″ down off the ceiling with 60′ of track that consist of two main lines. I have attached a few photos in its completed stage.
I did add pieces In the corners for a park, construction site and a small little farm house.
The theme of the layout is called my fulltime jobs. Buildings in each one of the corners are places I use to work up to my current job firefighter.
Everything on the layout has something to do with my life. Portal dates, billboards, cemetery and park ect. I am send some pics of each area.
I work part time at a hobby store in St. Charles, Missouri for the past 3 years. After visiting and buying material for the layout they handed me an application. And he I am.
Like all of us we can’t get enough, so I began a lower expansion, I have a few pics and more will follow in the next few days. I have time to move forward quickly due to my fire schedule.
Hope this has a intrest and I thank you and your readers for all that I been helped with from your emails.
Eric the firefighter”
As is my custom, I make a layout update video every year, and my layout has celebrated its 3rd birthday.
Henry van Wyk in Pietermaritzburg, Sunny South Africa”
A huge thanks to Eric and Henry.
It’s really early days with Hernry’s layout, but that’s why I liked it so much: it’s all about making a start, and he’s made it his own: his theme, his world.
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 take that first step towards your own model railroad.