HO scale farm

Peter’s been back in touch with an update on his HO scale farm scene :

“Hi Al,

Working on the On3 portion of my layout.

Still track work to be done running behind the buildings. More trees to add & grass tufts.


HO scale farm tractor

HO scale farm tractor and barn

HO gas station and grocery store

HO scale farm barn

HO scale farm cows

HO scale farm planting

HO scale old farm station

HO scale farm coal freight

HO scale turntable

And now to Brian who has sent in this wonderful cab ride video:

“Here’s a video to show all the sceptics that I do actually have a layout that runs trains.


Hee hee, my sense of humour.

All the best

Kind regards


Lastly, on to Peter:

“Good Morning Alastair,

A short update on my previous submissions.

I had built a diorama based on Don Breckon’s wonderful painting “Riverside Local”.

After part 3, I declared it finished until I install it in my eventual OO layout.

After putting it on a shelf, however, I realized that it looked too unfinished, so I went ahead and completed the river.”

I first had to build the far bank and then I poured 4 layers of Woodland Scenics Realistic water.

This gave a fairly good representation of the water and coloring in the painting.


Tony was also kind enough to send in this garden railway too.

You can see all his posts here. It’s fantastic to see a layout come to life like this.

A big thanks to Peter for his HO scale farm update, and to Tony and Brian.

That’s all for today folks – please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

20 Responses to HO scale farm

  1. james hunter says:

    good to see a farming scene…………………..have seen hundreds of layouts but nothing as relaxing as this layout…

  2. Allan Clarke says:

    you must be king of the road young Brian, as all your trees bow down as you go past.

  3. Ms. Jackie says:

    Love the sound of steam!!!!!!

  4. James Marek says:


    Awesome detail work! So nice!

  5. A very nice dirama there Peter , looks very realistic

  6. Roger Coleman says:

    Lovely lay out sorry to be negative but the livestock need fencing in or else they’ll eat the crops!!!

  7. Fred Staley says:

    Great ride Thanks ❤️‼️

  8. Bill Holt says:

    Awesome scenery Peter !

    Huge layout Brian, nice cab ride.

    Good job to you both.

  9. Chuck Glee or choo choo chuckie says:

    I loved it Peter! To see the galloping goose and station just as they are in Dolores, Colorado brings back memories of being there and then to have a 56 Nomad in your layout is everything that makes a layout perfect! Great work!

  10. Terry Miller says:

    I’d like to see a track plan for Brian’s layout. I looked in the Hall of Fame section but didn’t see one. Also wonder if the upper level connects somehow to the lower one.
    To say I am jealous is an understatement!

    Terry Idaho USA

  11. Erick says:

    Mine is going to look something like that when i get build ed.

  12. Stan Connelly says:

    Pete –
    Great work on the background scenery. Love the mountains, and your perspective looks perfect.
    – Stan

  13. Jim Hines says:

    Loved the ride, that’s a lot of work layout. Nicely real looking side scenery. Appreciate the detail.

  14. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Tony….. nice work

    Peter…. Great layout and detail.

    Brian….. wish I had that much room. Great loayout

  15. Andrew Aves says:

    Wow! Tony, Peter and Brian. Wonderful detailed and inspirational work

    Andrew in Oz

  16. Mike Matthies says:

    Does Brian have a Ugears.us locomotive? I like to make ugears locomotive as much as working on my layout.

  17. Frank says:

    All great stuff. I liked the bridge and the water beneath it.

    The other photos were cool with the dramatic background. It gave a feel of what it represented.

    The video was just neat. The locomotive mounted camera lets people view the layout in a very different and more intimate way.

    Frank in Orlando

  18. Richard Chapple Sr says:

    A very good articles, pictures and a nice ride too.

  19. Accolades to All. Wonderful work.

  20. David Schaffner says:

    Awesome ride so we could enjoy some nostalgic memories from a time past. So cool to see all the old stuff as it travels through a journey that some of us can only think about…Love the two ridges and wonder how you d created that with the seemingly rock walls…Gives me a idea for my layout.
    Always comforting to see other layouts to express there imagination and share with us the devotion and care you have put into your awesome world…
    Lot of your loco’s look European, along with some of your cars and and trucks.
    Great scenery and mountain back drop….Superb!

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