Multi level O scale layout

Jim’s been in touch with his Multi level O scale layout:

“Hi Al,

I have enjoyed seeing others layouts from your emails for years. I have just complete my two level O-scale layout taking about 3 years on and off.

My layout is not a single place and time but more so a collection of memories or places/buildings I really liked.

Over the past three 3 years I have acquired road names engines and rolling stock the ran through Saint Louis, Missouri USA.



Multi level O scale layout

O scale model railroad

Multi level O scale layout

Multi level O scale layout

Multi level O scale layout


Multi level O scale layout

“HI Al,

not got round to finishing my platforms area yet, but been out and about filming some real steam, looking for ideas as well, but this was up on NYMR yesterday with there Steam Gala ..though some of the members would enjoy it.



Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

I know what Dave means – sometime it’s a nice change to look at some real steam. I get sent all sorts. Here’s one from Desmond:

“Hello Alastair,

I’m a long time subscriber first time poster, I was recently in British Columbia and had the pleasure of taking a short trip on board the spirit of Kamloops whilst there.

I’m attaching a few pics that I took it was a beautifully restored engine and the last 2141 in her class.

It had been converted from a coal fired boiler to an oil fired during her working life. I think this was to help reduce the amount of forest fires that the area was prone to.


steam train bridge

steam train bridge

steam train

steam train

steam train

A big thanks to Dave, Desmond and to Jim for sharing his Multi level O scale layout.

Please do leave a comment below on whether you’d like to see more of what lands in my inbox.

TThat’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

16 Responses to Multi level O scale layout

  1. Tony Cooper says:

    Dave, Thanks for posting the video, the gala was fantastic, nymr really outdid themselves with 15 steam engines out over the weekend, how do they top that for next year. Watched it almost all day Saturday on-line on the Grosmont webcam – compulsory viewing. And what an achievement to get the 9F ready after over 50 years lying up following its rescue from Woodhams Barry all those years ago. You are so lucky having this almost on your doorstep, we get up there about every other year, but 2020 is the year!!!! Regards from Cardiff, Tony

  2. Anthony says:

    Great seeing what folks are doing with O Guage layouts. I would enjoy seeing more of them. Thanks!

  3. Tony, Kitty Hawk NC says:

    Great layout and great video and photos- thanks to all of you for sharing. Love the variety Al- keep ’em coming!

  4. Jim Aspin says:

    Thanks for sharing J8m!
    I really appreciate your approach to your railroad. Love the results!
    Have you given it a name? 😃

  5. Ref. Jim’s,

    St. Louis theme? ….. where is the “Arch”….. and “Statue of Liberty” is in
    New York.

  6. Arthur Ellis says:

    i see your site every day. I am in HO,but all are interesting.

  7. Rod Mackay says:

    Beautiful loco, and what good condition it’s in, you can practically see your face in those tyres.

  8. Donald Larsen says:

    I look forward to your e-mails, really enjoy them. I don’t have a layout anymore, maybe again some day.

  9. Bill Bagley says:

    Several moons ago sent U pix from Durango -Silverton, dont know that u used them, but 6es little snips like this are enjoyable.
    Keep the good work up,

  10. Thomas Meleck says:

    Jim’s O Scale layout is amazing. It’s a very handsome display layout, and accomplishes exactly what he says he had planned. Very impressive, and not only because it took him only three years. I only wonder how that tugboat is going to get home from where it is. For that matter, how did they get into that area in the first place?–Tom

  11. JACK F MASARIE says:

    It’s always great to see the work of fellow “3-railers”.
    Shlack in NC

  12. Marklin ed says:

    AL. I looked forward to your emails, great stuff and learned a great deal. From your friends. I was in London 2 weeks ago took the GWR to Oxford. The Europstar to Paris then the TGV to Avignon in the south of France Our railroads in America are a horse and buggy to the Europe rail system.

  13. george zaky says:

    Great job! O scale yet! must see the trains running
    Dave- You are the best. Big fan here in the states.
    Much thanks for super pics.

    George from NY

  14. Peter MacGregor says:

    Great work you are doing Al. Anything to do with trains, whether real ones or just models (all scales) is just great, in my opinion.
    I am a 3 rail “O” gauge person (Buco – Swiss made), and truly love seeing other 3 rail layouts in the E-mails from you. Keep sending this great information.
    Dangerous Dave is just the best, and his overall perspective of railroading is fantastic. I can’t wait to see more of his and Deb’s (The Stig) adventures, following real live steam trains around the English countryside.
    We don’t have anything quite like that here in sunny Queensland, Australia.

  15. Ian McDonald says:

    great photos of the layout. nice watching live steam in action. good photos of the 2141 and the bridge crossing no spare room. thanks for sharing.

  16. Gerald says:

    Would like to see more of this layout to connect all of the pictures. Great themes from New York to Rockies (?). Last two pics do not seem to connect. What am I missing. I was born in St. Louis but did not get to see the Mississippi with Liberty in the middle. The admiral I would have seen. Where is the Missouri?

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