Remember Jeff’s layout? His last post is here. I do love seeing how they progress!
I started about 10 years ago scratch building the buildings, water tanks, windmills, etc. I handmade all the trees using balsa wood for the tree trunks and caspia for the branches. That part was very time consuming. I used Scenic Express foam to complete the fir trees.
I started the layout in February. I used the “cookie cutter” bench work idea. The layout is 14′ X 22″ with 325 feet of hand layed track. I think to date that I have installed 24,000 spikes by hand.
I just started with the scenery on the back wall along the backdrop (which I hand painted) and will move to the aisles. The rock work was all done by hand. I think I am about 1/4 complete. I will send pictures and updates as I complete more.
My goal is a logging narrow gauge to resembles the landscape of western washington. So I am modeling in the on30 scale and will be running Dcc Bachmann steam locomotives. Trying to model the late 1890s to the early 1900s.
Thanks for you interest.
An amazing layout. And again, it just goes to show how important a theme is to bring your layout to life.
Just can’t wait to see the updates.
That’s all for today folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you decide to make that start, the Beginner’s Guide is here.