“hi al and thanks for all of the good info all tho I am in (G scale) garden railroading and doing all of my lay out, out side in the nice Az, heat, but we don’t have heat all of the time. believe it or not we do have cold weather out here to.
I am 77 and I have ben working on my railroad for about 10 years. making and remaking till I same up with something that I like but that can change to ?
I have 3 trains that I run in a small area in a mobile park but I am able to lay down 223 feet of track, with about 40 feet of trestle one over other, and 3 long tunnels where I store the trains at night, the water falls that you will see in the pictures is just over 5 foot hi, and runs down in a 50gal lake, then down in to a 15gal pawn, then river runs down under a road bridge and on down to a nether 15gal pawn under a railroad bridge and is pump back up to the falls and starts all over again.
The trestles I am rebuilding and going to put more detail in the structure of it.
It was put up quickly just to see how the train would run on it. every thing runs good so I am putting the detail in it now.
By the way there are fish in the lake, sorry to say, we do not have a salmon run in the fall. LOL
OK here are some of picture hope you in joy as do.
Big thanks to Fred.
I get lots of mails asking for me G and O scale stuff. Just so you know, I’m happy to publish it when it comes in!
And now I quick word from Hall of Fame member, Mark.
He sent me a quick mail on his last post, which is here
“Hi Al. Yes, seems to have created a stir.
I just noticed on YouTube that there are over 7500 views! Amazing for a simple little project, however I mostly enjoyed reading the responses on the main point of not getting overwhelmed by the project.
One interesting side note emerged – there were a number of requests as to how the flashing was accomplished. I sensed that some readers perceived this to be beyond their ability. (possibly adding to the frustration) About mid way through the responses I gave the information, but I don’t think everyone got it. Anyone, including the beginner, can duplicate this by using a readily available, completely assembled product from NOCH GmbH Part #17520.
If anyone should inquire, please feel free to share this info with them. Also, as time permits, I’ll send in links to some more videos, but with “Tips” always included to encourage others to get involved in building! Cheers!
Mark’s absolutely right – there’s some real gems of advice in the comments, including his explanation of the camera flashes.
(Don’t forget, Mark was very helpful indeed with the guide).
That’s all this time, Folks. Please keep ’em coming.
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