Every morning I enjoy your blog with tons of news with a cup of coffee and the dog “Charlie” on my lab.
Originally I am from the Netherlands but lived in the US since 1974.
I am pushing 90 and started my layout 2 years ago. I am not as skilled and creative as most Modelers.
I live in Issaquah, WA. Which was a mining and logging City. It also had rail services.
It’s all gone and it now is a traffic congested City.
So my theme became “Issaquah ”
The layout is HO scale on a 13×6 table with DCC in the garage.
Covered the floor of the garage with interlocking 2×2′ foamrubber tiles to keep the cold out in the winter. The furnace and water heater keep the place pretty comfortable.
My over and under the table assistants with the work table on the cargo bed of the golf cart.
Turn out switch board
Container yard. The last 22 years of my working career I was Port Captain for Ocean going container companies. Before that I spent 24 years on the “high seas”.
Layout on paper
Part of Lake Sammamish. Yes, the water is too blue.i am working on it to look more real.
Congested Front Street
Cemetery with funeral. Backdrop made from photo’s
Burlington Northern train with “consist”
Backdrop is montage of photo’s of Lake Sammamish. Early stage of city.
A big thanks to Karl. 90 years young and it’s a fab layout too.
That’s all for today.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Stay safe. Stay sane. Keep busy. The Beginner’s Guide is here.