I have just finished another layout.
A couple of years ago I was at a train show for a local church, and they were having a junk sale. They had a small coffee table there with a space in it for magazines. I looked at it and saw that I could squeeze an N scale layout in there.
The project was on standby for a long time. Recently I have been bitten by the bug again and over the last few weeks have crafted the layout.
Apologies for the different lighting. Some were taken on my phone the other my camera, and I have yet to figure out white balance with high F stop. But given that it is sunnydale, this yellow light works.
The loco is a little Japanese unit I picked up, the motor is in the middle carriage.
The whole thing is 400x560mm. it has a base board, onto which I put a single piece of 3mm ply cut to make the elevated layout. Giving me a smooth curve. the bridge is matchsticks and deliberately rickety.
To make my rocks i put down a base layer of either polystyrene or plastic fly wire over a frame. Onto this i place plaster mixed with grey concrete tint. I place the plaster mix on tinfoil and lay over frame, foil up, shaping the foil to make rocks. Later I peel the foil off. I then paint dark colours and dry brush up to light.
Bit thanks to Grant for sharing – the coffee table layouts are always fun. There’s been quite a collection over the years.
And if I’m not mistaken, here’s another of Grant’s from a while back (scroll down to the middle – it’s the one in the drawer).
Or if you just want to get going yourself, the Beginners Guide is here.
That’s all this time. Please do keep ’em coming.