It’s been a while since I’ve been in touch. Presently enjoying your e-book “How to Create a Breath Taking Model Railroad for the Complete Beginner.” Highly recommended.
The last time I showed what I was attempting to do in HO scale with my homage to the Westerns with Old Tucson and Hill Valley from “Back to the Future” (I’ve included a few photos). Shortly after getting that far, I had a complete change of mind and decided to scrap all the HO and go into N scale for a smaller table set and more real estate.
I began with several Bachmann starter sets, but soon discovered KATO almost by accident. I sold off all the Bachmann but the Durango-Silverton (as I had the pleasure of riding that railroad a few months ago), and I went full forward with KATO engines and rolling stock.
Now that I have settled on a layout in n scale (photos included), I am starting to recreate the Hill Valley set at 54 percent the size of the original HO buildings.
First to complete: the Courthouse. I can see it isn’t going to be easy, but Winter is coming to offer plenty of homebound time for the work.
Cheers, and thanks for all your inspiration.
Grand Rapids, Michigan”
You may well remember Mike’s earlier posts – here’s one. They are great fun.
Now on to Tony.
“I started the benchwork “L-girder” in April, since I finally retired, for the second time.
The plans for this setup came from “101 Track Plans….” ,Linn H. Westcott…Thirty-First printing (First printing, 1956), Page 35.
It is the “New York, New Haven & Hollywood”.
It took me several weeks and many How-To and Track Plan books before I settled on this one.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to stop dreaming and start doing.