Alex’s HO scale 4×8 turns into 6 x14

“I have had a layout as a kid. I am now a lot older and decided to get into it again.

I started with a 4×8 layout and have since expanded it to 6×14 as a 4×8 would not fit my theme.

When completely finished it will have 3 levels on a 6×14 layout.

The scenery will follow afterwards and it will have a mountain town theme with the layout going through the mountains.

Alex”







Now on to Cassio.

He’s sent in another vid of his update:



A big thanks to Alex and Cassio.

I know some of you wonder why I post pics of half built layouts. It’s simply because this hobby is all about making a start.

And if Alex’s start has inspired you, and you want to get going on yours, don’t forget The Beginner’s Guide is here.

Please do keep ’em coming.

Best

Al

PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.



10 Responses to Alex’s HO scale 4×8 turns into 6 x14

  1. Stephen Short says:

    Very nice!

  2. Robert Brady says:

    Alex Why may I ask are your locomotives laying on there side Open for scrapes and scratches ? You won’t hurt the wheel sets standing upright.
    I noticed ur creating a small helix , not a fan
    The Critic

  3. Al says:

    Alex, Make sure your radii are large enough to accommodate your GG!

  4. Erick says:

    Pretty kool.!!!!

  5. JOHN KOHLBRAND says:

    Alex, I would love to see the track plan. I have a similiar size space.

  6. Calvin Kaufmann says:

    Alex, I admire your layout. When I finally start mine, it probably will resemble yours for a long time. I think that the helix is a great way of getting a lot of action in a small space.
    Cassio, I enjoyed your video along with sound effects. It is obvious that you have put a lot of time and enjoyment into your layout!

  7. Robert Brady says:

    Cassio ; great layout and video and sound effects.
    The Critic

  8. peter pearson says:

    I love your layout great work i may be wrong but the road way going over the rail line should be level with the rail line that is the only thing i can see with your layout great work Peter

  9. David L says:

    Very nice start. Be careful to plan for arm and hand access to all the areas where the tracks are “hidden”. Hidden track requires cleaning just like all the other tracks. Also, ‘Murphy’s Law’ asserts derailments will occur more frequently on hidden tracks and are more difficult to clear because of the restricted access. I learned this the hard way after completing much of my scenery and had to re-design my layout to allow for access hidden track areas for these reasons. Keep up the good work.

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