Jeff’s been back in touch.
If you want to get up to speed, his last update is here.
Hi, little update after a year off I am back at it a little at a time.
I have started with the track ballast and the land scape. Last winter I had a mouse get into the garage and the little bugger did some damage to some shrubs. So I had to make more, no big deal because I need a lot more.
The pictures I sent show some of the landscape installed, my next project is installing the waterfalls and the streams. I then can install the trestles. Still working on adding more hard scape from the back forward.
Getting slower as I get older, I will send updates as I progress.
The scale I am modeling is on30 narrow gauge, all track was hand layer with over 25000 spikes installed.
When I make more trees I will take step by step pictures on how to.
As the the backdrop painting it was why I took a senior bob Ross painting class at the local craft store, that was a experience because I was the only male among 15 or more lady’s.
After a few practice paintings I started the backdrop, it took about three week’s to complete.
Like I said all buildings, trestles, bridges, water tanks etc, were all scratch built. Lumber was all cut on my table saw to the correct dimensions for my scale.
Some information I got from the university y Washington and some from the library of congress.
Again thanks for your great sit and the work you do for the model railroad community.
Now on to Ben, who has made that all important start:
“Hi Al! I have slowly, and I mean slowly, been working on my small layout. Work and my kids take up most of my time.
I finally placed the last building and will start landscaping soon. Thanks for sharing!
A big thanks to Jeff – what a layout that’s tunring in to.
And well done to Ben. The ‘start’ is what stops most people, which is a great shame. Once you get going it’s a lot of fun.
Now on to a quick bit of housekeeping. Some of you are mailing me saying you’re not getting my mails anymore. Sometimes this does happen.
If you want to make sure you stay on the list, please whitelist my email address. Just google how to do it (every mail provider is different), and then you won’t drop off the list.
That’s all for today folks.
Please don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to take your first step towards your own layout.