Thought you might enjoy the fruit of my labours.
I had built an N gauge railway about 35 years ago and still had much of the rolling stock, so in October I decided it was time to start again.
I ‘finished’ it this month (there’s always more to do) so I thought you might like to see some of the pictures.
It is called Maple Shade, after a small town in New Jersey where I lived for a few years before finally returning to my native England. Hope you enjoy the shots. And yes, I know a few chimneys need fixing…
First, an overall view of the layout. Note, no backdrop as I need to be able to see behind the hills.
Here’s the Mallard in Maple Shade station.
And the Flying Scotsman at the other end
The local diesel waits for the passengers to board
Then heads off
Another train ready to leave
At the works there are wagons to load
A goods train chugs past
The local tea rooms are thriving
The church sits on the hill
Here’s the station hotel
An express rushes past the farmhouse
The fishermen watch a train go by.
Another goods train on its way
Bringing in the coal
Hope you enjoyed it.
And now on to Bill.
He’s still working on his switching layout – and he’s sent in these fab bird’s eye views and a video.
My switching layout continues to inch closer to having major work completed. I know a comment I’ve heard a few times is what does the track plan look like? I’ve climbed into my HO Scale piper and took couple of aerial pictures that shows the track on the ground 😀 between both sections there are 42 switches on the 4×16 layout. Most are #6 & #8 with a few #4’s.
I’ve also added a link that shows the layout set up in its second possible configuration with trains running.
As always thanks to you and everyone that submitted on your post. You guys got me back into being an active modeler!! Thank you !!
Bill in Virginia”
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.
That’s all for today folks. A big thanks to Mike and Bill. Impressive stuff.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here it today is the day you bite the bullet and get going on your very own layout.