JD’s been in touch again. His last post is here (at the bottom).
“Hello Alastair, and all my fellow model railroaders.
I have been busy working on my layout called Ceder Junction.
The time period I am trying to model is the late 1800 s in the western United States. It is a favorite period for me for some reason. It started when I was a teenager and has never gone away. I love steam engines, the old style passenger cars and all the old time details that I am trying to add.
A lot of my stuff is scratch built ,one of my favorite things to do.
Now I am going to add more grasses ,trees, people and lots more details, which I am finding out takes a lot of time.
I have seen a lot of beautiful layouts on this site and I commend all of you for your hard work and skills and modeling all the different layouts. It is amazing how everyone has great ideas and knowledge about model railroading.
Thus site has been so helpful, and I look every morning for Alastairs updates
Thank you for the dedicated work you do everyday Alastair.
Jim D from N. Dighton , MA ., USA”
“Hi Alistair, just uploaded this video, it shows the rolling road in more detail as requested by a subscriber, also a new Loco I have taken delivery of to day, a small tank Loco, and as shown it goes very well with a rake of 3 Celestory coaches…but again with a small rake of Freight trucks…
That’s all for today folks, a big thanks to Dangerous Dave and JD (I do love an update).
Please do keep ’em coming, and thank you for the comments on the new ebay cheat sheet.
And if you want to start on your own layout, instead of thinking about starting, the Beginner’s Guide is here.