How to make a train platform – the talented Dave has been in touch again.
But this time he’s pointed me in the direction of one of his pals.
If you want to know how to build a train platform from scratch – you have to watch this video. It looks great.
Big thank you to Jim.
Jim’s post reminded me of Gary’s post – who just models on platforms.
Don’t forget to have a look at John’s superb scenery too.
“I am new to model railroading and it took me awhile to decide on a layout plan. When I decided I found that I needed some material to raise the track. I found the ready made material but it cost to much. I bought some styrafoam, ripped it to the proper width on a table saw and cut notches in it to make it flexible for curves. I made about 50 feet of it for only a few dollars. By the way I used a layout plan from one of your contributers.
“my tip would be to make sure that there is access to all of your wiring and the inside’s of any tunnels in case of any type of issue, such as a derailment or exposed freight falling off a car..
“Jeff (with his motorized crane) has a great idea I would like to suggest may be adding more weight to his hook would make it operate easier..
Just add a brass weight may be 1/16th ounce or more above the hook,Real cranes have them .
They make the movement up and done better. We use to call them headache balls.
I Got the knots on my head to prove it. Lol
Thanks Al. Best to Jeff, keep it going.”
That’s all this time folks. Please keep ’em coming.
Beginner’s Guide is here if you’re feeling inspired.
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