I am a subscriber to your email post, and would like to send you some pics of my layout here in Sydney that I have been working on for the last couple of years.
I started building Model railways in the late 1970’s in the UK, and this would now be my third proper layout (much to my wife’s dismay).
The layout started out as a British Rail outline, but is now changing to a German/Swiss bavarian one! It’s about 4×4 metres and is very detailed (I think) with scratch built catenary etc..
I enjoy your site very much, and look forward to your response.
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“On that meat tray suggestion; if you use an airbrush to paint larger areas or any size area where Styrofoam is connected’ use ordinary flat house paint, or artist “gesso” to prime, and strengthen the binder of the paint. Too often people airbrush Styrofoam without sealing or priming, and it peels off or tends to show the “pellet” effect that comes with Styrofoam. Plus you can stipple the paint or primer with use of a coarse bristle brush to create texture i.e. stucco or stone.
That’s all this time. Thank you all for the comments on the ‘ebay cheat sheet‘ that keep rolling in. They really do put a smile on my face.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you take those first steps on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.