Model railroad loop

Denny, has been in touch with his simple model railroad loop.

He’s building it ‘backwords’, as you’ll read:

“Building it backwards. With the help of my artist friend Stacia we have made some good progress.

What I mean by building it backwards is this. No matter how well one masks off the track, plaster slop always seems to get on the track.

And being that two sides of this layout are against walls. I decided to do the back wall scenery first then lay the track.

Being that one has to climb up on the table this actually worked out very well. We were able to do the scenery without messing up the track.

Now my layout has no theme. With small grand kids that just like to see the trains run. Or when they’re running them All of my layouts have had a continuous loop that the kids can start and stop. But also there is a branch line for switching.

I also like a purpose not just a model railroad loop. (Not just a bunch of tracks) So my branch line will be servicing many businesses and industries.

Living out here in the Desert south west, Pahrump Nevada 51 miles northwest of Las Vegas we are surrounded by mountains. (The first pic is across the street from my lower shop)

So here is a series of pictures of the work so far.

The buildings are just placed. No final placement as of now.

But as we continue I’ll keep you updated


model railroad loop incline

model railroad loop incline

HO scale waterfall

HO scale river

model train scenery

Model railroad loop:

HO scale scenery

model railroad buildings

model railroad buildings

model railroad loop

model railroad loop

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

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3 Responses to Model railroad loop

  1. Rob McCrain says:

    Doing the painted scene that will be behind or in the back of your layout first was smart. Your choice of color for the mountain is unusual but effective. I like it. It will be very interesting to see how it all turns out when finished. I hope you will send a report of how it turns out as you get further along. I, for one, would be very interested. Rob

  2. Mike Balog says:

    Really like the background painting of the mountains and countryside. Especially the Waterfall… very effective. Comment: You can take the Cover Plate off that
    electrical wall outlet and paint it to match the rest of the brown mountain side color on that cover plate. And could use a color marker to go over the actual plug area.That way everything would blend into the mountain.

  3. robert dale tiemann says:

    very nice work.

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