“Al, I grew up doing model railroading with my Dad, mostly American Flyer from his childhood.
After he passed away, the stuff was packaged up and sat in boxes for more than 20 years. I started a layout two years ago and to my shock, most of the engines still ran. Most of my engines and rolling stock from my Dad and are more than 50 years old.
Anyway, I have now started to work on scenery and the coaling plant is my beginning. I also plan to have an ore mining area that should be completed soon.
Keep the emails coming. I really do enjoy them.
I can only run trains for a limited period of time before I get bored, so I’m always looking for something else to do, such as filming or photographing it.
I also like making up cameo poses, and my latest is a tablet exchange for single line working and a lorry (truck) which has just made a delivery. The driver is seen rolling up the sheet prior to roping down the load. The rope can be seen lying on the ground.
keep up the good work
Another fine installment from Alan. And I love the fact that Gene is using his late father’s engines and rolling stock – the pics look great too.
That’s all this time folks. Please keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to take that very first step on your own layout.