Eric the firefighter’s HO scale layout

“Hi Alastair

Well been working for a few months can’t say if I am halfway but you know you are never done with a layout.

I am glad you have continued with your program so much to learn from your followers.

The cliff/mound has a shooting range right outside the gun shop.

The motorcycle going of the cliff was a photo shoot I did for a friend in the Netherlands for a laugh.

Also a mine is located at the base of the corner mountain piece.

The layout goes from desert to midwest but in my eyes.

Few more pics have been attached.

Hope all enjoy.

Thank you

Eric the Firefighter
St. Louis Area.”

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A huge thanks to Eric. If you missed his last post, it’s here.

I don’t know if I’m more envious of his layout or his train room – both look fab.

And one last thing for today.

On the left of the page you’ll see a facebook and twitter icon. I put it on the page so folk could share the odd page or two on social media if it took their fancy.

But I don’t think many use it.

So can you make an old man very happy by sharing today’s post? I’m still well behind the curve on this social media malarkey but I’ll get there eventually.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming – and don’t forget the The Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to be like Eric and stop dreaming and start doing.

Best

Al

PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

15 Responses to Eric the firefighter’s HO scale layout

  1. A very nice train room …Dangerous Dave

  2. Joe Kincaid says:

    Alastair. You are not old. You still work like a plow mule, and wear the hats of a fully staffed corporation. Old indeed. You are an inspiration to us all. At 71 with multiple myeloma, I could only hope for your energy.

  3. Thanks for the Facebook and Twitter buttons. Shared it to my facebook business page which autolinks to my twitter account. So I get both with one shot. Eventually, I’ll send stuff to my other social network platforms. While there is a wealth of information on the Internet, there isn’t anything nearly as nice as to what you put out for the world to see.

  4. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Great Mountains !! Very Nice

  5. NJ Mark says:

    Eric, nice job…I really like the shooting range! Alastair, I don’t get the social media thing. When my wife and children start clicking away on their phones, that’s my cue to head to the basement and my layout. If it weren’t for this blog(?) and your Beginner’s Guide I don’t know where I’d be. Many, many thanks!! Cheers! NJ Mark

  6. What a great layout I love,the,mountains and,the,fire
    Stuff thank you,for your service

  7. Robert Brady says:

    Why may I ask did you use all that blue tape for? The purpose of that type of track is so you don’t have to ballast it.Snap track or piko would have looked more realistic.All n All nice layout,Especially how you’re using CSX Loco.
    The Critic.

  8. Kevin McArdle says:

    Where’s your halligan and your Detroit door opener? Boston fire retired.

  9. Linda H says:

    Eric,
    Absolutely love your display. Very clever and unique additions. It’s so much fun to add little things that make you happy. After all that’s what it’s about, not working to someone else’s standards, just use your own creativity. Great job.
    Thank you for your service in the Fire Department. What an amazing collection of fire memorabilia and well displayed. What a hoot with the fireman coming down the pole. It’s wonderful to have a great collection but what’s most important is to be able to display it so you can enjoy it and share with others.

  10. Dave McClelland says:

    Eric , very nicely done layout. I am an ex-firefighter and next thing to model railroading, I enjoy collecting fire items as well. Thank you so much for your your service!! Not only do you have a great layout, you also have a fine collection of antique fire items and combined both hobbies together. Excellent job my friend! Stay safe.

    Conductor Dave
    Dayton, Ohio.

  11. A very nice layout, lots of things to check out, on the wall, and on the platform. I hope you have an EMT on the way for that biker that got run off the road.

    Thanks for your service and keep on trackin!

    MN Dan

  12. Marty says:

    Wow ! Eric, you sent it out of the ball park. Thank you so much for your service. You have one of the best layouts I have ever seen. Thank you . Marty

  13. Richard says:

    Great work, look forward to the next installment.

  14. Eric Kiehl says:

    Conductor Dave, I was born in Dayton, my grandfather was a Lt. for Dayton and a tiller man back in the 30s.

    To all thank you for you responses to the layout and the fire room display, the aerial ladder section was off a real truck that was damaged. It was refinished and cut to fit inside.

    I also work pt at a hobby center and yes the blue tape I am aware that Kato track do t need ballest but it adds alot when done.

    Have a great ride.

  15. Robert Brady says:

    Well said Eric. Carry on Sir.
    the critic

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