Jim’s been in touch – he’s added to the model train layout plans 4×8 on the blog:
My name is Jim from Palm Coast Florida. I started my layout in 2020 when I retired.
Almost all of my trains and accessories are from the 60’s and 70’s, and have been boxed up for about 50 years.
I started my layout with the 4 x 8 first level.
I didn’t have a specific time or subject for my layout, I just started with what buildings and materials that I had. Then I decided to make a second level and a third level.
I have a total of Six Trains, all running on separate Tracks with no Inclines.
On the Lower Level there are two separate Trains running on two Tracks.
On the Upper Level are three separate Trains running on three Tracks and the very top or Third Level is one Cattle Train on one Track.
Here are some pictures of the body shop, 50’s car wash, the park with the dogs and the salvage yard for the body shop.
Here are some pictures of the level two.
Model train layout plans 4×8:
The lumber yard that I made. I cut each of the lumber pieces from balsa wood strips and added a wood shop.
I tried to put as much detail in every scene.
A big thanks to Jim for sharing his layout. There is something magical about ‘finding’ your old locos and track in the cupboard, and then the idea takes root…
There’s quite a few 4×8 layouts on the blog now, here’s a collection of them:
Now on to another Jim who has been dipping his toes into the water of printable buildings:
“Hello Alistair from across the pond
Luv the website and videos… I just tried my first cardstock building in N-scale!
Very challenging, but all in all I believe it came out reasonable for a first go round!
BTW: N-scale figures without bases are very difficult to pose, don’t mind the drunkard, “Jim”, face down on the sidewalk…
Thanx for all you do!
Of course I’m biased, but the printable buildings are great value, great fun and look spot on once you get the hang of them.
That’s all for today folks, a big thanks to Jim for adding to the model train layout plans 4×8.
Also thanks to the other Jim for sharing what you can do with the printable buildings.
Lastly, a HUGE big thank you to anyone who has taken the time to answer a question on the new forum. You know who you are!
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.