Got this in from John, and loved it. It’s the closing line that did for me:
“Dear Mr. Lee…
While looking over the post today I noticed someone asking about O Scale prints…
I know I have sent you mine before… And my “Grasse Pointe” On30 layout that used only your structures…
You have published them but would you like a recap of my “best hits” to show what can be done?
Also, right after I finished “Grasse Pointe” I decided to start cleaning up some stuff — What better way than to build a layout with the intention of selling it… Notice I said “Intention”…
Well after about two or three weeks I am essentially done and have decided to keep it and part with something else… I am running out of space for my little layouts!
John the printout builder and videographer is not the only John that might be a little “touched” if not downright bonkers.
Here is Inglenook Growers… HO Scale (U.S.)… Everything on it was salvaged from some other project — Including the baseboard!
The layout is a 3-3-5 pattern Inglenook. The main body of the layout is in a space that is one food wide and four feet long… A “fiddle stick” held to the layout with a pair of hinges that have removable pins serves as the “headshunt” or switching lead… The theme is a produce warehouse at the end of a spur line… “Inglenook Growers”…
Just remember here in America “We eat what we can and what we can’t, we can.”
I believe on your side of the pond it would be said “Americans eat what the can and what they can’t they tin.”
The last photo in the set has the layout on end with the ironing board I often use to support my layouts…
While this layout is destined for my living room to serve as “art”, It is operable and the reason I have the photo of it standing “on end” is to make the point that anyone has room for some kind of layout and a chance to be an active participant in this wonderful hobby.
All the best…
aka. John from Cali”
A big thank to John.
He also commented on this page too. It was sloppy of me to not put in the O scale percentages for the print out scenery. Here’s John’s comment:
“To reach O gauge…
I use Alastair’s kits a lot for multiple O scale structures…
I vary the enlargement based on the structure and what I am trying to achieve..
143% is the smallest enlargement I have used and 185% is the largest”
So because of that, I’ve decided to keep this sale open for one last day.
And if any of your are wondering over the print out scenery:
Print out at 100% for HO scale.
Reduce by 50% for N scale.
And Increase by 143% for O scale.
That’s all this time, folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your layout.