Fernando has been in touch with his O scale lionel layout:
My name is Fernando Gomes and I live in Longueuil, Québec.
I have been following your site with all comments, ideas, counselling’s and pictures.
Today I am sending you pictures of my layout O scale that took about 2 years to build.
Although I started with old Lionel stuff, gradually I change everything to Atlas tracks and Railking to the rolling stock.
All the buildings, electrical posts, fences and most off the trees were hand made from scratch.
I am thinking to eventually change everything to DCS but that is another story.
Is not perfect but is my work. I hope that you like it.
Thanks for your site.
O scale Lionel layout:
I have been railroading since my first train set back in the 50’s…. I thought your readers would like to know how I made a lake…. Well, my mom being a Disney artist took a mirror and some realistic rubber shrubbery she lined the mirror with the shrubs and wow it sure looked great
One can use their imagination on trees and shrubs…Sorry to say I have moved to Idaho and am waiting to build another railroad
“Al: Regarding your dust cover note today, here’s what works for me on my 6 x 10 foot S Gauge island style layout. It’s a 16’ army surplus parachute elevated by a $10 Tripod from the second hand store. The layout is in the loft of Wyoming un- air- conditioned house, with the windows open most of the summer and gravel roads and driveway. So it gets dusty within but this provides adequate protection from dust and pterodactyl sized flies. FYI. You are welcome to republish. Thanks what you do for our hobby. All the best,
“Well Alastair.. The best model Railroad tip that I use ta use, when I was a boy, was to use green and yellow spongie craft stuff from my local Hobby Shop.. And use craft glue to glue it to real small ( like only 2″s to 4″s long ends from real trees out in our yard, and some of the bottoms of the tree/sticks could simply be stuck into 1/16th to 1/8th holes drilled into the fiberboard, or plywood or what have you, Friend !!!
Or if ya used some clay that is molded while it is wet, you can just use it to stick this small tree branches into the soft clay, and wait while it hardens over night Brother !!! Hope those ideas help ya Guy !!! :o)
A big thanks to John, Curtis, Danny and to Fernando for sharing his O scale Lionel layout. I never know what will turn up in my inbox – I do enjoy seeing all the different styles, scenes and scales.
It just goes to show this hobby really is for everyone. You can do whatever you want on your own layout – the golden rule is there are no rules!
That’s all for today folks. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is you’ve got an itch you just have to scratch.
Or if you just want to ease yourself in with a few buildings, the store is here.
Please do keep ’em coming.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.