“My layout is a 4 track layout. The pics I sent are from one of the HO scale tracks.
I run an On30 scale train that runs on HO track is one section of the layout. The other trains are HO scale.
The scenery is from my own imagination and does not reflect any know areas of the world. I make some thing myself and some are store bought, but that what makes it fun. I am not DCC, I use 4 controllers to run everything. Its a learn as you go process.
Most of the techniques I use are from the internet and books. Some are from your information. I enjoy building scenes and model railroading.
Best of all my grand kids like running the trains also.
I look forward to sending more pics and maybe a video at a later date.
I really enjoy all the inspiration from everyone’s posts.
I put this together for my brother.
I have been following you for about 4 years and do enjoy the posts.
I recently saw the post on the painting of a f7 in O scale and decided to post my first attempt at painting a N scale f7 a and b units.
Attached are photos of the locos before painting one of the a unit with the grey paint on and the completed set, along with a short video.
The locos are Bachmann and the dcc controllers in them do not allow for speed matching on 1 loop around my 4 x 6.6 foot layout the b unit is about 3 feet behind, To fix this I also replaced the dcc board with a Digitrac SDN136ps decoder this not only allowed me to speed match it I also got sound as well.
Short history of myself, I am 74 and have had model trains since I was about 8 at one time with a HO layout in my bedroom with the foot of my bed under the layout. There was then a long period of no trains until about 1968 when I purchased my first N scale a Revell 4-6-2 not much done with it until the mid 80s when I started the current layout.
That did not last long and it ended up in storage in the basement of my business until We sold out in 2012 I then moved the layout to our home and started with it again. My daughters cats had got to the layout in storage and most of the wiring was damaged so I decided to go dcc at that time and am now using MRC along with JMRH to run and control my trains.
I will send the video on a email to follow.
A huge thanks to Dale, Jon and Jim.
Even after all these years, I still love seeing what pops up in my inbox – especially when folk write the site inspires them. Makes it all worthwhile.
That’s all for today folks.
Please leave a comment below if you’d like to join in – and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to take the plunge with your layout.