John’s been in touch, after his last post.
Thanks for the kind words on the article and pictures you posted. The comments are gratifying, a few of the commenters asked for the track plan.
I’ve included the track plan that didn’t show up in the post.
John From Baltimore”
And now something I’m always banging on about – making a start.
Robert’s doing a fine job because he’s fighting with lack of space too. But that should never be an excuse, as he’s shown:
I live in a Manhattan apartment where space is at a premium. I have started an N scale layout on a 2-1/2’ x 5’ folding-leg table in our guest room. Here you see it’s earliest stages. I’ve built the table from a modified hollow-core door, attached the legs, and glued down the Kato Unitrack. It’s DCC powered, which simplified the wiring to no end!
Next stage: buildings. I’ll make cardboard templates of the footprints of various building possibilities, and see how they fit.
I’m a sort of bystander in the world of model railroading but I have somehow gotten on your mailing list and I really enjoy looking at your email every day with different layouts.
I grew up with my Lionel trains in the ‘60’s but never had a permanent layout. My wife indulges me with a mantelpiece revolving display, and I get out the old Circus Special when my grand daughter visits but I’m one of those “yet to start” types you try to encourage.
But anyway, I was hauling a load of scrap metal from our farm to a salvage yard in Burnt Prairie, Illinois today when I spied the cab of this old locomotive among the mountains of junk at Lewis Scrap Metal.
I thought it might be of interest to your readers to see where old UP 2749 came to rest. I included a photo from the Union Pacific website of the locomotive in 2008- looking a little rough even then.
Keep up the good work-
Griffin, IN USA”
A big thanks to Mike, Robert and John.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. And please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you’d like to stop dreaming and start doing.
PS Got a question you’d like to ask about your layout? Just post on the forum right here.