Before we start with Gerry’s post on building HO layout, here’s a quick missive from John:
“Dear Al, just wanted to say how much I appreciate your efforts.
I got my 1st train set in the 50’s. always looked back on it w/ fondness.
Then when I had children I decided to build a layout for my 2 boys. I didn’t know anything, but I went ahead via model railroad magazines.
I built a double train layout so both my boys could drive a train w/o waiting turns. I think I did fairly well for a total novice.
But the real pay off came one night when I came home from work late. Went into the kitchen to get a soft drink and there on the dining room table was a note. Writing in childish block letters it read,
Dear daddy thank you for the best train set ever! Love Andrew and Marshall.
ps planning to build something for me, please continue w/ the wonderful tips and advice.”
I never know what’s going to pop up in my inbox, and John’s mail really made me smile.
If you have a similar story, please do mail me or leave a comment below. I’d love to hear it.
Now on to Jerry:
I have been slowly building a new HO layout which is just now ready for electronics work as all base painting and landscaping is done.
But big problem as my first attempt to attach feeder wires off a bus line has resulted in cross circuits. Need help!!!
So need to get locomotives running before doing detail work on every square inch ovt next 10 years…
Had just 2 inches to spare to get boat in the garage and close the door…!
Thank you AL for your blog as I really enjoy it and Johns paper buildings keep me busy in winter as we return to Florida for winters.
A huge thanks to Gerry. Please leave a comment below if you can point Gerry in the right direction on his feeder wires.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to your start, on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.