this layout was a year in the making with my grandkids.
The kids loved seeing the project grow with their help. They also made some great suggestions for the layout adding some of their Legos to the layout. They so enjoy coming over to play with the trains.
Most of the rolling stock and engines we purchase at yard or estate sales. I even found a hobby shop which was going out of business. Some items were purchase on e bay etc, etc .
I did not use a table for the trains. I repurposed some used kitchen cabinets. Makes a closed storage area.
The scale is o mostly Lionel and MTH.
Although this layout is not as elaborate as most of what I see, it is basic and fun for the kids and us to have quality time together and hopefully produce a younger generation into model rail roading hobby.
Really like what George has done, mainly because it seems like he’s had lots of fun with it, and that’s what it’s all about.
Whenever a Lionel layout comes in, I’m always reminded of Michael’s 11 x 27 Lionel layout.
Now on to an observation by Sid:
While scanning for layout ideas last eve, and the TV shows in a dead zone, Showtime once again showed “unstoppable” a 2010 movie, of a runaway train. (Based on true events).
While having watched it over and over, this time i got into the shots of the tracks, since this was filmed in and around Pittsburgh,PA and Eastern Ohio.
Suddenly i realized that some of the perfect curves and switches i am trying to make, are not so in real life railroading.
Last was a educational film for me. Strongly recommend anyone who likes trains and has not seen, do so.
I am wrighting you Belgium. Sorry for my very bad English.
After 35 years I restarted with my hobby Marklin Ho lay-out.
Here by i send 2 pictures off my small new lay-out.
A big thanks to Guido and George.
George writes that his layout is ‘not elaborate’ but I disagree: any layout is better than no layout, and I’ll bet you’ve made a load of memories with the grandkids.
And Guido – what a start! Well done. I know I keep banging on about it, but making a start is more than half the battle.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today has made you want to start your very own layout, the the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.