“My HO layout 8×15 is nowhere close to being done. I started with a bare room back in Feb. I stopped working on it the first of April.
I had a item on my bucket list that I wanted to do. I set my HO layout aside, got on my motorcycle, and went on a 3 mo. 11,000 mile, and 19 states. When I returned home I started back on my layout.
Regardless of my age of 77, Parkinson, bad knees, overweight and a dozen other things they want to give me a pill for, I am getting things done.
I had a track problem when I left on my trip, but figured it out, then corrected it when I returned home.
I would like to share some pictures with you, and the other model railroading enthusiasts.
The next shot is a hill that I am trying to create distance. This whole section is N gauge.
My sister in law sent me some ceramic little houses she got in Ireland. They’re N gauge size, so I placed them up on the hill, bought N gauge people, cars, some with lights, cows, and street lamps.
When I started putting lighting in I had to learn how to solder hair.
The other shot is the famous government “owned “comet mine” the critic got started by saying my rocks looked like a meteor had hit the area.
The shot is at night with the farmhouse and barn in the background,and the ice house and meat packers, and stock yard.
Any suggestions for improvement are welcome.
If you remember the “critic” comment on my rocks in my hills, created the comet mine.
That mine has grown quite a bit.
Here is some of the stuff I am working on.
A big thanks to Wayne. Here’s what I really love about the blog: seeing folk make a start, and then slowly but steadily progress.
And nothing demonstrates this more than Wayne. Have a look and see for yourself.
I do admire the way Wayne has grabbed the bull by the horns and just gone for it – it’s the start that stops most of us when it comes to a layout.
A HO Layout 8×15 seems to be a very popular size too – here’s Jeff’s 8×15 HO scale if you missed it.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Oh, and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide, if today is the day you start your railroad adventure.
PPS Got a question you need answered? Have a look at the forum.