HO scale double loop: Jason and Heather’s

Heather and Jason have been back in touch with thier HO scale double loop.

Theirs is a story of tenacity and dedication – they had to up sticks and move, which is never easy when it comes to taking your layout with you.

But they weren’t put off.

It’s far from finished but they’ve made massive progress, even in the face of adversity.

Don’t just take my word for it – look at their last post and see for yourself. It’s at the bottom of this one.

“Hi there, we have been able to repair damage that the mover did to our set.

I have been sitting around in the wheel chair doing some extra stuff to the set while Jason is away working, but now everything has to stop once again as what was to be our long term house turns out not to be.

We don’t know if we have to move again or not so again we have a darn hold up on doing our layout

Talk to you soon.

Keep smiling.

Heather & Jason”

HO scale double loop

HO scale double loop

HO scale platform

HO scale with incline

HO scale road

HO scale double loop

HO scale crane

HO scale double loop

HO scale double loop

I do enjoy seeing the organised chaos of a half built layout. They all look so wild before they take shape and morph into a sedate scene, which gives endless satisfaction. And fun.

You can see Heather and Jason have been busy with some of the print out scenery too, which is always good to see.

Looks like they are having fun with their HO scale double loop and that’s what it’s all about.

That’s all for today.

Please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own model railway adventure.



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11 Responses to HO scale double loop: Jason and Heather’s

  1. Rich B. says:

    This looks like a fun layout, it’s a good size it appears. Many times it’s the journey not where you end up. Just one thing and I’m probably the only one…the ole swimmin’ hole reminds me of The La Brea Tar Pits out in CA. TV series on that running here these days but I just put the two together.😆

    Regards, Rich

  2. Cary B says:

    Nice layout Heather & Jason. Moving can really put a tilt on getting a layout safely moved. Looks like your on the right track and up and running.
    Cary B

  3. I like these ideas and how people plan to put them together. I did have an L shaped layout the room got turned back into a bed room. Hoping to get it back soon. It did have a yard and a switching area. My seven year old grandson enjoyed the challenge of switching the various industries and was beginning to make his own lists.

  4. Erick says:


  5. Frank says:

    Alistair, is it possible to buy multiple kits or sets in one purchase. I don’t even have a layout right now and I’d have to make space, but I’d like to be able to take advantage of a bargain purchase. And I already have a cutting mat and blades and lots of different pairs of scissor and glue brushes.

    Frank in Orlando

  6. Frank says:

    Hello Heather, I like the concept of the elevated loop with the tracks underneath.

    You don’t have any portals or supports for either practical or aesthetic reasons, so I am guessing you and Jason made the whole thing self supporting. Is that plaster, spackle or Hydrocal over foam roadbed?

    I’m interested because cutting plywood to me is tedious and not really possible.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Frank in Orlando

  7. Frank,
    cutting plywood is very easy with a sabre saw, they are a very versatile tool to om=wn and not expensive either. I cannot imagine not having one! Sawdust is minor also compared to using a circular saw and a running vacuum will easily manage the dust too.

  8. Heather Logan says:

    Frank hello , it’s Heather here & Jason used foam rises on the track layout to get the heights he needed, as we had to go up high to let the wide & high load get through. It’s a transformer for the Army so it needs a bit of room to move, also there is no timber in the lay out of the track just all foam with plaster cloth put on or around it to give the strength it needs to stay in place. The ridge of the top of the cliff above the pool goes out both sides to make the turn at the top for the track, yes all 1 bit & I wrapped it with the cloth to give the span to bring the train back under so we could get it back to the station so it looked like the trains were running both ways but in fact they are running only 1 way also Jason wanted a express lane at the stations so we set that up on the one side as we didn’t have room on the other side & get the town in too. We are planning a U shape lay out that’s why the 2 turn outs have been added to the set ready, hope this answers your question, Heather & Jason all the best stay safe.

  9. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Nice layout! Moved many of times not fun Enjoy the Hobby!

  10. John says:

    This is a doozy!! wish I could think outside the oval. Well ✔

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