James’ layout update

“Alastair,

Here is an update on my layout. Phase two will begin construction in the coming weeks.

The buildings are scratch built, kit-bashed from manufactured units, and put together kits… No complete building kits are used.

There is a mix of incandescent and LED lights.

Paula is my wife, she has a huge Garden – thus the “Greenhouse… Daughter Geenamarie is working inside in one picture.

Bobby Shuttleworth is my son-in-law (Keeper for NE Revolution of MLS) the Pub is for him… Not the hooker, of course.

My son Nico’s spot is in phase two. My father and uncle worked for NY Telephone – so the crew is for them!

Here are more pictures.

James”

1545-Shuttleworth

1545-Warehouse

Bike Shop

Circle

Circle.Night

Main Street - Walts

Main Street

Main Street

NYC5676

NYCtanker-light

NYTCrew

PaulaGreenhouse

PaulaGreenHouse-G

PLE8663

Shuttleworth Pub-Cop

Shuttleworth Pub-Hooker

Steamer

Yard 5676

Yard.PLE

Yard.PLE.night

Yard-Lights


“Hi Al , I have just done a bit more on the layout , and its now looking a lot better…

Regards

Dave”



Dave has quite a following on the blog, and has contributed a lot to Beginer’s Guide.

Keep ’em coming. A big thanks to James and Dave for sharing.

Best

Al

28 responses to “James’ layout update”

  1. Raymond Bove says:

    Absolutely fabulous. I stand in awe. Pity all the cars are running on the wrong side of the road 🙂

  2. Don Rock says:

    This just proves that Model Railroading is truly INTERNATIONAL in scope and design.Viva la differencia!

  3. john wisnieski says:

    VERY VERY NICE!

  4. Toni O. says:

    James, Nicely done layout of an AMERICAN location, (not British or European).
    Dangerous Dave, You always amaze me.when I see your layout.

  5. now THAT’S suuuch a great layout….
    and the detail is so infinite…
    especially the ‘track to nowhere’ hahaha
    and your photo credits are stunning too,,,,
    wish I had that much time to put in on a layout…
    keep it running and lets see some more photos please!!

  6. Larry Dieter says:

    These are really sharp–love to see these—please keep them coming

  7. John Jeter says:

    Very nice work. The police car is going the wrong direction around the traffic circle. I thought maybe it was England but all other autos going in the right(?) direction–plus New York Central et al locos. Also, police car illegally parked in an intersection at nighttime. Maybe he is outside the law.

  8. David R says:

    Brillant, how have you made your conifer trees?

  9. John Sims Jeter says:

    Very nice work. The police car is going the wrong direction around the traffic circle. I thought maybe it was England but all other autos going in the right(?) direction–plus New York Central et al locos. Also, police car illegally parked in an intersection at nighttime. Maybe he is outside the law.

  10. Wayne says:

    Great layout. Oh for the space and the time.

  11. Fred says:

    Very good work and detail but it is a bit sterile. Perhaps I have jumped the gun and the weathering has yet to be done. Not nit picking because you have done a great job. Don’t worry about the police cars they do that sort of thing in any country you want to name.

  12. Bruce McIntyre says:

    James,

    Very nicely done. However, some of the initials you used in your story are a bit confusing to an Australian. Please translate “Keeper for NE Revolution of MLS” – yeah, I know, I am displaying my ignorance.

    Bruce,
    Maitland, NSW
    Australia

  13. paul Otway says:

    I love the street scene.

  14. Ian Mc Donald says:

    great layout James the scenery is so real i cannot get my layout to look so natural how big is your layout. very inspiring layout please send more. thanks Dave for the update looks great i am a bit surprised you said your layout is all but finished last time you said that you pulled it all down and started a new layout. everybody have a great xmas hope santa brings more parts for your layout. a special thank you to Al for keeping me in touch with the model train world.

  15. sundaram says:

    A truly fantastic layout considering many are handcrafted buildings. What is size of the layout. The gardens and greenhouse provide a change from the usual.
    Well laid out small town scene.

  16. Alan roberts says:

    Great layout James, nice to see the family and friends involved. My two sons live miles away but are not interested anyway. It’s just little old me, although my timber merchant’s is named after my neighbour and one of the canal barges is named after my wife. Keep up the good work!
    Alan

  17. john wisnieski says:

    EXTREMELY NICE Really like the town square (circle with horse) lots of detail and very neatly done. I’m sure your next endeavor will be even better.

  18. George Benspn says:

    Some really great ideas! I’ll have to give them a try, now that I had to retire early. Thanks, George

  19. Scott M. Haskell says:

    Extremely well done, you are certainly an artist and visionary when it comes to scale modeling. Thank you for the look see.

    Scott

  20. Mike says:

    So where’s the track plans? I need track plans….
    Mike

  21. Paul J. Lash says:

    Where did you purchase the P&LE loco? My grandfather was track superintendent for P&LE back in the 30’s & 40’s and I’d like to find this loco for my set.

  22. Chooch says:

    …and in my moment of inspiration, let me brush my imagination on my soon-to-be three dimensional plywood canvas…

    Thanks for sharing!

    It looks awesome!!!

    Chooch

  23. Robert Holmes says:

    Real nice I’m jus getting started

  24. Cary Price says:

    Hi James, love the detail on your layout and especially the fact you do so much scratch building, must be very satisfying. I am also working some family names into my scratch built buildings for my g scale garden RR. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the next phase. Cary in KY

  25. Jim says:

    Nice looking layout, James. I too like your street scenes.

    Jim AZ

  26. tom in az says:

    great layout i`m impressed . Your hooker looks like my grandmother.

  27. Ray Runge says:

    Hey Dave love our videos, and after watching for about a year, you might think your done modifying for a while but we know your always changing and never done.
    I would like to see a hard copy of your track layout if you have. I know you probably don’t have is up to date. but i just saw a siding on top level i didn’t even know was there.

    Thanks again,

  28. Peter Theodore says:

    Lot’s of work here, very nice! Attention to detail is great..
    Peter

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