robRob has been a contributor to the site for some years now.

He’s always keen to share what he’s doing – and more importantly, how he’s doing it.

And his stuff is fun too.

Have a look at his ‘peep hole’ video – he made a hole for the kids to look through, so they got a unique view of his layout. Needless to say, the little people made a beeline straight for it.

“My favorite tip is when you want an asphalt road, use black chalk board paint and then white powder like talc or chalk to give it that perfect grey of weathered roads.

Beginners are always too ambitious about inclines and declines.

Lots of testing of the track with the trains it is going to have on it is best before the scenery goes on.


Here’s a selection of Rob’s stuff:

Rob’s train peep hole

Rob’s latest layout

Rob expands his layout

Rob finishes his big curve

Rob’s layout slideshow

Rob’s layout conclusion

Rob’s layout summary

Rob’s camera truck video