Ken’s been back in touch.
If you want to get up to speed, his last post is at the bottom of this one.
“Following on from my scratch built 0 gauge turntable I sent you previously.
I had some additional space so put in a water tower with puddles and scratch built a gantry.
The support beam is coffee stirrers, my wife contributed a broken chain necklace which leaving the hook clasp on made a good lifting chain.
I dug into the fibre board base to make an inspection pit brick lined with plasticard and added a work shop.
I scratch built flood lights, added figures and some old sets of carriage wheels to finish the scene off.
Across the bridge and opposite is a goods yard where a wood delivery load is being lifted onto a waiting lorry.
Further along, the fish van is unloading, the two wagons there are the only ones I have seen with sliding doors and are manufactured by Faller.
I bought them very cheaply on eBay and only had to convert them to 3 link chain connectors and change their colour from a very garish yellow and brown to grey!
I am thinking about adding a canal in front of the goods shed but that will be another day!
Thanks for looking
Now on to Gary:
“I model in HO. I recently moved and had to tear my layout down and have not started my new one yet. I have big plans for 15 by 19 foot layout.
But last year I helped a friend of mine who is one of my suppliers I buy glass from (I’m in the mirror business) build a O gauge shelf layout that goes around through his business.
He was able to make the tempered glass shelving to put a layout on himself, using GarGraves track because of the realistic wood ties.
The layout runs through three offices a conference room and across a 67 foot hallway where are used three older Lionel bridges.
I painted them with rust oleum rust be gone. Then spray painted them black and weathered them.
Although these probably are not Proto typically real. I made flat carloads with sheets of glass from styrene. Thought I would share some pictures.
When I start on my new layout I was try to share some pictures with you then of it as I build it.
And lastly on to Dave:
“Hi Al, just a short one, latest challenge doing the rounds.
How many trucks or coaches you can pull round the layout then reverse round and see if they all keep on the track without derailing.
I managed 14 coaches, I could pull a lot more, but to reverse anything over 14 I had problems
That’s all for today folks.
A big thanks to Ken, Gary and Dave.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if this post – or any of the others – has made you think you’re missing out on a lot of fun, the Beginner’s Guide is here.