Well, seeing as the world and his wife are having a sale today, I’d thought I’d chip in with this.
I’ve been going through this year’s posts for Decemember’s ‘most-popular-this-year’ countdown, and I came across this.
And seeing as it may well be in that countdown, I thought why not post it again, because it’s a jolly good offer:
Here’s another ‘how to’ video from the talented John.
I gave John the latest offering in the print out scenery range, so he could have a tinker with it. But I have to say, I was amazed with what he came up with.
Believe it or not, it’s all made from just one print (printed out lots of times…)
It really does show how this embankment is only limited by your imagination. You can make an embankment as long or as short as you like. Here are the pics of his ‘creation’:
So how did he do it? Well, John was kind enough to record this ‘how to’ video:
I really can’t thank John enough.
And there’s more good news too. Just like the engine sheds, you can grab the stone wall embankment, at a knock down price, before it gets put on the site at full price ($9.97).
So right now you can grab it for just $5.
So here you go: click here to get the stone wall embankment for just $5.
(The embankment print is HO scale at 100% – as they all are. Print out at 50% for N scale).
“Alastair: Been following you and the mob for a little over a year. Thoroughly enjoyed this site and all the help, wisdom and encouragement I’ve gleaned from everybody, the talent displayed is nothing short of astounding.
This may be an oft repeated question but could you or one of the mob answer this for me?. Could you please list and compare the track gauge sizes of the US, Britain E.U., and Australia by ascending or descending sizes (I don’t care which) as well as two & 3 rail classification for us novices and the advantages of the various power systems.
Dangerous Dave’s (and the others) are astounding but what size are their tracks (is Dave’s what we in the US call HO?) Watching the video’s on your site can fool the eye as they are so realistic. Again Please take pity on a novice & elucidate.
Here are 3 photos of my layout, the signals are home made.
I have wired them so that when one shows red the one facing the other way shows green.
Earlier this week I was flicking through my inbox, from years back. I get lots of mails, and I know I miss stuff I shouldn’t. And I found Tim’s mail below. How did I miss this I thought? It’s amazing. But carry on reading and you’ll see why.
I do not remember how I subscribed to your news letter. But I also enjoy it.
Here is a PDF of my monster O Gauge in progress.
Each main Line is 250 feet.
Feel free to publish it on your news list.
Well – what a layout. But it looked familiar. Had I posted. I checked. I checked again. Nope. So I thought I’d publish… and then I found it.
Have a look at Tim’s post here.
So why have I just posted Tim’s earlier pics now? Two reasons. I love progress pics. And Tim’s post, shows in spades how long a layout can take (Okay – Tim is the other end of the scale…)
I think it’s really important just to make a start – and it’s best said by Kevin, who posted this comment recently:
“To all of you who are older, stop waiting to build, even if it’s an oval on the dining room table. There are no guarantees in life, except for the near universal love and enjoyment of model trains. Get to it.”
So I need your help. Please post a comment below – how long does an average layout take? (I know there is no such thing as an average layout… but let’s have a go).
That’s all this time folks.
Don’t forget the stone wall offer at the top of this page. Runs until Sunday, then it’s gone again.
And for all you arm chair modellers out there, if the stone wall doesn’t get you excited for a first project, there’s always the Beginner’s Guide.
Keep ’em coming.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong!