“I have been building this layout over the last three years starting at the age of 65.
It is hung from the garage ceiling on four steel rods and can be winched up to allow my wife to park her car.
The board is 8X4 feet. Because of the tight curves I have used a number of diesel locomotives. I hope it is of some interest to your members.
Dangerous Dave has been in touch. I think he’s been on the sherry again:
Not a lot happening as yet …been away on holiday ..then been doing a lot with my Koi Pond ..so to day first time for a while got to visit my loft and Model Railway …I have a new Loco coming this next week the Class 43 HST which of course has had a lot of publicity this last few weeks as its the 40th Anniversary of this famous High Speed Train …but to be going on with I have just made a fun video trailer which I am sure a few will find amusing !!
“I’m a 3 rail O gauger. I use Gargraves track and turnouts. I use chicken grit for ballast and paint the platform an earth brown. I decided that it is to critical to attempt ballasting the point area. Everything else gets ballasted and no one notices, or if they do, do not comment.
Thanks for the tips.
“Hi Al, I want to tell you about a rack I made to reduce neck strain while working on couplers and upside down ho engines. Can you help with that?
A big thanks to DIck, Ernest, Dave and Ian.
That’s all this time folks – please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your layout without all the usual mistakes.