I thought members might like to see the update from the bare minimum in my previous video to the slightly revised and slowly taking shape layout.
Below is a plan showing the overall ( revised layout ) I have coloured the four tracks a little to show where they go and at what height.
Picture 1 shows what problem I have to work with, both my hands are more or less the same, the fingers shown are at full stretch and can’t be straightened. Working in N gauge means they have to fiddle sometimes for a long time before something gets done so building is slow progress but it keeps them working
Picture 2 Shows the old farm level with a few improvements above the helix to the right of the layout. Flower seller, larger pub/ B&B and the slightly altered building land now with floodlights so they can work at night (slave labour). Ignore the bodies on the road a bulldozer will bury them later after all it is a work in progress.
Picture 3. This is another view of the farm section.
Shows the slowly growing land around the helix area, of course this has got to be properly painted and sown with grass.
Shows the rest of the board with some covers temporally in place to take the village when I decide how I want it, on the video I showed the engine shed but decided that this would take up half the village space so decided to hide the three sidings in tunnels rather than have them open.
A long view back to the wall and a closer view of the main road that passes along the top of the village again a lot more trees and bushes to be sown there and I think the hot dog seller would enjoy more traffic and people visiting. The garages hide wiring I couldn’t conceal below the boards. The two back shelves there are both removable to get to the track below. I hope you like the progress to date.
Happy modelling folks.
A big thanks to Eric. You can see his previous post here.
It’s all gone very quiet from our friends across the Atlantic, so please do keep ’em coming. In fact, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world…
And if you’re still sitting on the sidelines and looking for inspiration, you can get the Beginners Guide here.