Mike’s been in touch with his model train market:
About a year ago, you published some pics and explanation on the start of my layout. A year down the line, I thought you might like an update. I hope you like it enough to publish it.
Before I get into that, though, I would like to remark on how useful your blog is.
I am about to make some rocks for a bit of the layout that I won’t later be able to get to easily – I am trying to lay the majority of the track before doing the scenery where possible – and was considering the best way to do it when I read Eddie’s recent blog about using expanding foam.
This reminded me that when I first started, some 2 years ago, I had some expanding foam & put it aside for just this purpose but had completely forgotten about it! Thanks Eddie.
So onto my layout. Considering the limited amount of time I can spend on it, I am quite happy with the progress I am making.
I have had a train running to test all the track I have laid, using a borrowed ECOS 50200 but now have my own & am starting to programme for real.
As I don’t have the time to edit the video, like some of your contributors such as Dave – I really admire his work & wish he lived nearer me – it is in its raw state but hopefully OK.
I have also attached again the track plan, as I don’t think you included it last time.
On a personal note, I am still fighting the cancer & am reasonably well at the moment, although it has spread a bit & I am having a new course of treatment. I will win!
Anyone else out there with cancer, always keep your chin up & stay positive.
A close up of one of the stalls
The Diesel Yard with Coach Washer
Frederick St Station
The Garden Centre & Pumphouse
Thanks for the good work you do.
I’m only human, so I love to hear that the site is helping folk. A huge thanks to Mike for sharing his model train market. I also thought it was an inspirational narrative too, keep up the fight!
That’s all this time, folks. I leave you with the news that the Beginner’s Guide now comes with a paypal option, which some of you have been asking for.
Keep ’em coming.