Sheldon has been in touch again with some new pic of his stunning layout.
“Good morning from across the pond.
Bi Plane with old glory
N Scale. 12 engines and as many as 100 cars. No period, if I like the look it’s added….
All engines are equipped for DCC. One with sound so far, Digitrex.
Hot air balloons. Landing at the Gentleman’s clubhouse. Sm. Fishing pond.
Helicopter with strobe light. Police investigators in back…
Down town… Mayor is having a Birthday
CROSS on Mount Soladad in San Diego California….. long story but we won!
Furniture manufacturers… tight loading area
Storage yard one of two…
MAN CAVE. Train room 20×14 some room for growth. We will see ? HO run above the layout and into my wife’s area. Three engines and two switches.
747 just arriving from London… Direct flight to Phoenix USA
Station with my private train about to leave
My personal car. Sleeps six. Party time
My word, a huge thank you to Sheldon for sharing more of his pics. What a stunning layout. Whenever I see a layout with a helicopter in, I’m reminded of this:
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. And if you want to take the first step to creating your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Very nice layout. I like it a lot.
What can you say about this layout other than STUNNING?
Well done and Fantastic.
AWESOME! Love the detail! Thanks for the tour. Cheers! NJ Mark
Why is the flag being towed the wrong way
Love the railroad. Your commentary on the scenes is great! I do the same thing as I build and paint my scenes. This helps in many ways, because when it’s all done my little people need to work and make a living. They need a place to park, a way to get to work, and ladders, stairs and doors to get around. All this adds the realism and “life” to a scene or building. OK. it’s fun too!
John from Baltimore
This layout is a lifetime of dreams and ambition for the builder… and a Wonderful thing to look at as a work of ART.
The flag is being towed the wrong way because it is been nicked by a british plane from the united states and does not detract from all the beautifull work thats gone into this layout……..
All the American flags and then a British Airways B747! Really? A very nice layout and well done on the scenery!
A GREAT layout ! And i think your philosophy is even better….”if i like the look, its added”…you do know how to really enjoy the hobby.
Dave, in NY
Great , Grest detail good job! Greg Gramlich
Outstanding…could you publish a track plan.
All I can say is WOW! Thanks for the tour of your wonderful N-scale world!
Nice. Oh to have a space like yours. Truly a wonderful layout with some much going on with great detail. Nice touch with the air models.
american flag is being towed backwards
Wonderful layout Sheldon. Great detail in your work. Thanks for sharing. Paul in Ohio
Wow…there are direct flights from London to Phoenix?
Very well done Sheldon. I see you even have the California “boondoggle” Bullet Train in one picture!!!! Without a doubt, one of the best N scale layouts I’ve seen.
Although the gesture is appreciated, you still may here this a lot, the American flag is being towed backwards and there are no excuses for that insult.
All that being said, it’s a very nice layout.
marc,usa let me say excellent work. you are very talented.
Great model railroad! You show the fun that is our hobby :D. It’s also populated with lots of people and feels alive .
Fantastic. Wish I were that good.
Fantastic. Please bring it to. The B & O RR Museum. We could shoot the Brits down but accident of course.
Think this is the first time I’ve seen an N layout that size looking finished! Tour de force Sheldon, well done.
My mistake on OLD GLORY…
Correction is underway
747 is a reminder of a great trip to Europe last year..
thanks for your comments……
a very nice layout. love the detail. thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed it very much! Just the boost I was needing today. Thank You!!!
I love that you build it the way you want not worried about periods of time!!! If you like it it’s in!! Great job!!!!
Sheldon, I have never seen so much “action” being packed into this much space! That is truly noteworthy. I surmise that this might be partially attributed to your concept “if I like it I build it”. Wonderful stuff ……
This is a very nice layout. I love the freestyle of including what you like. I see a lot of comments on the flag but, no explanation. The reason. it is backward is because, by flag code the flag is never to be presented in retreat. It is the same reason it is displayed with the blue field to the right on the right sleeve of uniforms and when painted on the right side of vehicles or aircraft.
Well Sheldon Does your wife know about your “sleeping car” or is it really a “party car “?.
Round House looks great. Usually I’m not so keen or a layout that so busy but this one is so full of interesting items I’m hooked. Oh no pond sorry. Just a little point either your vintage plane is capable of flying backwards or your pulling the stars and stripes the wrong way round. Great fun Colin Scotland
Awesome layout….very inspiring and love all the American flags!
Sheldon, what an awesome layout! You have so many “action” scenes that make it interesting to view. It’s a real gem! I love the hot air balloons! Also, thanks for fixing the flag situation…we yanks are touchy about things like that, Thanks for posting!
Great pictures and an even greater layout. t I wish I was young enough to take on a project of your magnitude and quality.
I only have one tip and that is you need to notify the 747 pilot that his gear is not down and he needs to execute a go around before he does a belly landing. Given his altitude, on the approach, is too late to get a 747’s gear down and locked this close to landing on the runway.
Sheldon: Beautifully Detailed Layout !!! How did you find the Correct Scale Model Aircraft and How did you Hold them in Place on your layout? What Scale is the Mini Remote Control Helicopter? And yes, Please Do Correct the Way the U.S. Flag is Flown… and Pulled by the Biplane on your Layout. ALSO Liked the idea of the other layout using Model Slot Cars Above the Tracks… Think Marklin or another European made remote cars and trucks that run following what I think if a guide wire buried in the roads, and the vehicles are battery powered? Great Workmanship on the Layouts.. From Mike in N.H. U.S.A.
Way to go Sheldon. Truly a action layout !
Turntable, what happened to the Turntable photos. Every layout I see I look for examples of workmanship for Turntables and the Engine sheds if included. This photo set gave me half of a Turntable…just not right for those of us who build Engine Shops & Sheds for a Turntable. Oh Well….
What a totally fun layout! My favorite…the S&H sign. You and I are of an age long gone. I have a grandson flying Blackhawks in Korea and his bro wants to fly airliners. You gave me some great ideas to get them involved. Thanks!
I absolutely love your layout. T00 much detail?, I think not. The only correction that I can offer you, is thebi plane pulling the United States flag is to turn the flag around, the stars always are in front leading the way.
Other than that it all looks great.
What a beautiful layout. Sheldon you’ve done a great job good detail nice story.
You must have a good job to have a rail car all of your own. When does the party start.