Joe live in Florida – but he’s made a very British model railway:
My Story Part 3
I have appreciated your website over the years and its ability to share this wonderful hobby with all modelers worldwide.
I started this hobby, at the age of 12 or 13. It was an off and on project. I finally got it all together when I lived in England.
I then began again moving to Minnesota, then again, moving to Tampa, Florida. I finally finished it, but as a model railroader, you are really never finished.
I hope you enjoy my photos and video of my lifelong hobby that is provided me with an outlet for my creativity and relaxation.
I finally completed my total rewiring for DCC. I should have done this a long time ago.
I purchased a back scene from you (Alastair) and installed it by wallpapering it on a 6’ x 16“ Masonite board. Below is the before and after…
What a difference!
Added a 2’ x 16” back scene Masonite board on the side…
High Street buildings and street lights powered by Just Plug
Just Plug Light Hubs and connections
High Street at night with town’s people shopping and enjoying fish and chips, pints at The Swan Pub.
I think the same people are there in the daytime? Great Pub
The Alley way to the Cinema
Waiting anxiously for the “Sound of Music” performance
You are able to eat at “Joe’s” day or night.
As spring came, so did the ducks and a black swan
Enjoy the video and put the sound up.
A huge thanks to Joe.
If you want to see part 2 of his layout, it’s here. It’s worth revisiting because you really get a sense of how Joe put this layout together.
(The backdrops he mentions are on the bottom of this post.)
That’s all for this time.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to make a start, just like Joe did in his previous post, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Really nice layout, well done. A lot of details, backdrop looks like it should be THERE.
YOU HAVE DONE A SUBURB JOB!!
Great job, Joe. I like all the detail you have put into the layout.
Jack in Pa
Fabulous work & layout. (tongue in cheek) now make a big pond and start a Yankee layout. You cant stop now.
Thanks for the show.
All the best
George from NY
Well filled layout, lots of little scenes,Both nighttime and daytime action, Well dome Joe
Lovely Joe,Enjoyed the ride.
Very nicely done. Enjoyed the pic’s.
Great looking layout Joe, the details are great and love the backdrops , they fit right in with the scenery and give a lot of depth
COAL CRACKER pa. joe as I watch your video I was ermined of the advice given to me by a dear friend (God rest his soul) when I acquired my first move camera. When you think you are going slow enough. Go slower. But any video is joy
A wonderful layout! I love all the details you added. Makes it look full of action and life. Nice work !!
Thanks for the nice pictures, Joe. For once, it’s nice to have decent size pictures where we can zoom in and look at the details!
Nice. You’ve captured some great scenes with your layout. The sidewalks look really good and I would like to know how you made them. Thanks for sharing.
A lot of fun in a small footprint! Thanks for sharing that.
Where about’s in Florida are you? I am in Jacksonville.
Love the layout, could we see a track plan please.
Really nice layout Joe. I especially enjoyed all the little vignette scenes that you created. They add a lot of character and interest to the layout. Also the backdrop was a great addition. It brings the whole train layout to life. I’d love to see your layout track plan. Thanks too for the under-table photo of the “Just Plug” lighting system. I’m getting ready to use that on my own layout.
I am afraid that I cannot see the fascination of a switching layout. In my minds eye trains should start somewhere and finish somewhere else.Any guidance out there for me?
Well done Joe. I’m yet to see a model railway that did not improve with a backstage.
BTW, love the cricket match on the green, nice touch.
Wonderful railway. Many very clever scenes to study. Well laid track.
Really nice. I’m just getting started again. What scale is this layout?
Joe you have gained a lot of experience over the years. Good work!
Lots to like here.
Did you take Al’s backdrop scenes to a copier store to have a nice size one piece backdrop?
Or did you print them out yourself? Nice work.
I too like your cricket field and the other small scenes you shared.
By looking back at your earlier posts it is easy to see your track layout.
YO Joe, Bill from Brandon here…………good on ya Joe, WELL DONE MATE !
Awesome detail work! So very nice!
Nice work Joe!
Regards to all!
Brian, Wokingham, UK