Fred’s stunning N scale layout

Hi Al –

Sorry I didn’t get back to you – got distracted.

I’ve been pressed into service getting our house re-painted, gardens weeded and planted, and that sort of thing.

Now that most of my layout is done, I plan on nibbling at detailed improvements and embellishments during the cold season.

Having made my excuses, here are a few more pics.

All the best,

Fred”

Stunning stuff from Fred as always.

If you missed his last post, it’s here.







Now on to Hall of Fame member, Dave:

“Hi Al,

just uploaded a video showing some very reasonable priced trees that I have added to the layout.

To make use of the old ones which were far too bright, I have show how to change them by just spraying with a tin of spray paint, which has transformed them in to something I can now use

Regards

Dave”




A big thanks to Fred and Dave.

That’s all for today folks.

Please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.

Best

Al

PPS Got a question you need answered? Have a look at the forum.

14 Responses to Fred’s stunning N scale layout

  1. Tim shirk says:

    Fred. You have amazing number of night lights. Tells us please how you have powered them. The track and trains are seperate from the lighting power sources?

  2. Bill Kennedy says:

    Dave, if they are too bright couldn’t you spray them with a dark green plastic paint?

  3. Robert Brady says:

    Freddy me Boy, The most realistic scenes i’ve ever set my eyes on, And it’s N scale too, Wow. Would love to see a Video
    The choppy water is awesome man.
    Fan-tabulous
    The Critic

  4. Robert Brady says:

    TO BILL K. Dave did paint them. It shows that in his video ! Dah.
    The Critic.

  5. Graham Smith says:

    I love layouts with lights for night operations and Fred’s is one of, if not the, best I’ve seen. I wish I could manage the lighting on my layout but just getting the trains to run has made the underside of the board into a real rats nest of wires. I also dabble with RC model boats and guess what – they are just the same inside. And bon’t get me started on the state my desktop!!
    Well done Fred on a real masterpiece.
    Graham

  6. Kevin McArdle says:

    Dave, if they are too bright, spray with hair spray then dip into an appropriate ground cover material. Problem solved.

  7. Ruben Simon says:

    If I hadn’t seen that these night were photos were from Al’s railroad site, I’d never think they were anything but real “life-sized” pics from any other source. Fantastic stuff!

  8. Erick says:

    Neat.!!!!! I going to try a night time scenic on mine.

  9. I love the nite light scenes
    How did you prevent the lights of the buildings casting shadows on the backdrop?
    Great work!

  10. Terry Bird says:

    Would like to know how much time and expense do you have it this wonderful train layout? Looks great.

  11. Fred, that work is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I would LOVE to be able to see this layout in person!!! It’s jaw-dropping!!!

  12. Chris Warr says:

    Love the lighting, an amazing scene, thank you for sharing

  13. David Trigger says:

    I am an architect by profession & accustomed to the magnificent splendour of professional modelmaking. It’s spoilt me but the standard of these night scenes is indiscernible from the pro’s work imho. Brilliant. Well done !

  14. Morey says:

    Killer lighting

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