I’ve been following your posts for quite some time and have enjoyed the brilliant idea contributions from you and your horde of followers. I’ve been modeling in N gauge on and off from 1970. My current layout began seven years ago when I retired to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania across the pond.
I’m seeking any responses to the pictures of my layout to confirm/deny my “good work.” Thanks for keeping a hobby alive in this age of I-phones, I-pods and other wastes of one’s time.
There are so many well built layouts thru out the world it seams, both here in the U.S. and overseas, that the builder or builders have put in so much time building and making the scenes so real and literly an exact copy of the area or towns that it was built to represent, yet the one thing that it seems the builders neglect to do to really make the layout look real, is to weather the cars, scenery, buildings, tressels, streets, etc.!.
The buildings look like they were just painted or built—-the streets look like the cement was just layed, the rail cars look like they just came from the factory that had built them, the same way w/th autos, trucks, construction equipt. etc.etc. ..
I do not have the skill to begin to build a good layout, and sure haven’t the talent to weather everything on the layout, so I give them credit where is due, but everything would look so much real w/weathering !
Just my 2-cents worth.
Jack in Tn”
And Hall of Fame member Dave has been in touch again:
“Hi Al ..had a good day upon the Moors to day ..some great steam Loco`s running …
Latest ebay cheat sheet here – still going strong.
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if Mel or Dave have left you feeling inspired.