Boyd’s been back in touch with his HO scale logging camp.
What an addition! Have a look at what he’s done:
In my last post I mentioned I was starting the logging camp area.
Still have many details to add, but thought I would send in progress so far as I will not be getting much more done until late fall due to outdoor activities, summertime hobbies and travel.
I am having great difficulty finding HO scale chain saw operators, so manual labour with axes will have to do for now.
Also have a skidder and loader kit to build and add, along with a cookhouse/storage building.
I made the bunkhouses from scratch, and as before, all landscape materials are homemade or yard pickings.
As always, thanks for all you do to support the hobby.
A HUGE big thanks to Boyd for keeping us updated.
If you missed his last post it’s here: HO scale DCC
In Boyd’s first post, he went from this empty room:
To this ‘finished’ scene:
In fact, here’s the link to his first post if you missed that too: Model train hobby.
That’s all for today, folks – leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you turn your empty room into a palace of fun, just like Boyd, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Remember, it’s the start that stops most people.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.
Nice work Boyd on your logging area , it looks very surreal
Great example of great attention to detail.
Nice looking trees!
great looking layout, really nice detail.
This is a great example of how to do a logging camp. I like the various scenes. Each tells a story and I always enjoy that.
Great job. My favorite engines are the geared Shays, Climaxes & Heislers. They were engineered for low speed hi torque logging operations in narrow gage. Hope to see some in a video workin’ hard in your woods.
Best to you & show us some more – much thanks.
This has got to be one of the BEST layout I have ever seen. Big Ten-Four!
Most excellent layout thanks for the pics .
Boyd..:::: your scenes and the trees are awesome. Beautiful work
logging area very cool. nice layout.
Love the rock detail
Your scenery is spectacular! Your trees are the best I’ve ever seen. How did you do them?
I lived in a remote logging camp for a couple years. I was not a logger, my wife was the camp school teacher. You’re really starting to capture the essence of what that lifestyle was all about
Nice work Boyd. Great attention to detail!
Your pine trees look great. How did you make them?
Jack in Pa
Thank you for the nice comments folks.
Fred Gevalt: the trees are a version of bottle brush trees. There are hundreds of video’s on line on how to make them, but after a few undesirable attempts I discovered a couple techniques that yielded much better results for me. If there is an interest, I will take some pics and put a little tutorial together next time I make some.
Thanks for the wonderful layout pix!
I would love to see your technique to making bottle brush trees
in the future. Very interesting!
I love the theme of logging for a layout.
Boyd. Great layout awesome details. I love seeing layouts with more structures, scenery and details like this. I too would like to see your technique on making those trees.
Some of the best I’ve seen!