“Hi again Al.
Started this layout in March after I sold the Seattle Pacific Science Center Show layout. That was HO scale, Copper Canyon is in N scale (Think I forgot to mention before,sorry).
Layout is on 3 hollow core doors with a sandwich of foam topped with thin veneer. From that point it’s pretty much all foam. Carving tools and track laying.
Then comes the plaster wrap and plastering. Moved out of house to train shed for finishing. Originally was 2 doors with 3rd added later to include the sawmill and ocean waterfront scene. It has a mainline with continual running and shortline that runs off the main with a short consist with switchback operation to make a complete loop back to the main.
MRC basic DCC with 3 controllers.1 for each consist…Keeps it fun…. And now it’s time for it to go away to make room for next year’s show…. It takes me about 9 months to complete a layout up and running…All for now….
I visited the Scottish Model Railway Exhibition in Glasgow this weekend, and came across T Gauge
If anyone hasn’t the room for a larger gauge layout, they could try this.
The rolling stock is very small indeed. See attached picture.
All the best, and thanks for keeping the community going.
A big thanks to Mike and Paul – Paul’s pic reminded me of quite a few of the layouts on the site that really are tiny. The suitcase one always sticks out in my mind.
There you go folks, please do keep ’em coming.
Don’t forget the ebay cheat sheet if you want to bag a bargain.
Or if you just want to get off the armchair and get your hands dirty, the Beginner’s Guide is here.