More layout photos from Stuart

Up against the clock today – so just a short installment. Don’t think you’ll mind though – Stuart’s pics are amazing.

“Hi Alistair,

New photos of my layout to date, still a very long way to go but thought I’d share them with you.

The gauge is 00 and the front of the mountain at the back actually comes away to get into the tunnel should I need to.


Stunning pics, Stuart – a big thank you for sharing.

You can see Stuart’s first installment here.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here, if you want to get going on your own layout.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

48 Responses to More layout photos from Stuart

  1. Very nice Stuart , one to be proud of

  2. jerry knispel says:


  3. john creasey says:

    great layout, a lot further on than mine

  4. Roger says:

    lets have 0-gauge stuff

  5. John says:

    Why is no one helping the guy hanging off the bridge?

  6. FANTASTIC work on details. the garden, the ivy growing on the house, smoke from fireplaces……you have the TALENT.

  7. Rob says:

    Maybe he has called it the hanging bridge. Good work nontheless.

  8. tom says:

    A beautiful space of outside: Transformed; into a beatiful space inside:
    How wonderful!

    Staurt and Al: Thanks for sharing!

    Keep on training!

    Tom N

  9. paul starr says:

    Very nice indeed some good details

  10. Roland says:

    Great layout, you are moving quickly.
    How about a picture about two steps away from the layout?

  11. Stu McGee says:

    Reminds one of Flanders and Swan: “On the slow train.”

  12. Rick says:

    Simply awesome, I have a similar space and wasn’t sure how to go about it and i love what I see in the pics, Great job!!!

  13. Br john says:

    Wonderful, great work. Hope to see more. Detail is perfect. You have been blessed with talent.

  14. Ben Zalewski says:

    eBay now has several listings for BLINKING LED lights. They use 3.4 volts and blink without needing a special circuit board to do the job.
    Several colors are available. A neat one has both blue and red; perfect for emergency vehicles or crossing signals.
    Very inexpensive.
    –Ben Z

  15. Mitch says:

    Very Nice layout!! However the tunel portals could use a little work.

  16. Paco Gayon says:

    I wish I can accomplish half as much as you have. Congratulations.

  17. Chris says:

    Love the detailing, has anyone called Samaritans or the firebrigade for the guy hanging of the bridge

  18. paul Otway says:

    Nice one Stu!

  19. don sullivan says:

    Very nice. But what is up with the man hanging off brige?

  20. Stemar, (Downunder) says:

    Well as I said before in your first listing, people wont beleive that this is your first layout as you’ve done a remarkable job. How long before you decide to put a whole through the wall, so you can use the other half of your second bedroom. You just need to buy your wife something nice the night you do, Ha! Ha! Ha! Well enjoy your new found hobby as you’ll get years of enjoyment out of it.


  21. Ian Mc Donald says:

    what great pictures, very nice work, a lot of thought towards realism, luv the smoke out of the houses any secrets hows it down, you could do a how to for all of us.

  22. THOMAS says:


  23. Jesse Hunt says:

    Beautiful work, great scenery, ans a lot of thought went into this. But where is the ballast for the tracks? I do like the guy hanging off the bridge though!!

  24. Dan Forestin says:

    How about 2 pics. one of the mountain with the tunnel covered and a second pic. with the front on the mountain removed. Would very much like to see the way you have done it a seam does not seem to show in the pics. you have posted. dlwdan freelanceing the Lackawanna and Erie Lackawanna

  25. Fantastic layout well done

  26. fred says:

    well done

  27. builder Kim says:

    lol guy hanging from bridge .I did a guy clubing someone is a box car with a club.great looking layout done real good.thankyou for the pictures

  28. builder Kim says:

    hahaha John i was thinking that too.what the heck is he doing there.I did a box car with some guy wacking another over the head with a pipe.It’s not like it dont happen in real life it does.then discovered when looking at photo.the guy getting hit on the head look’s like fricken hitler.Added fun to layout lol.I send a picture if you guys like to get an idea on how to put poeple in your car’s lol all in fun.

  29. Bert Butts says:

    I started out with O gauge trains and have a large investment in this size. Can we have more track and scenery that includes O gauge trains?

  30. Linda says:

    Great job. Your layout is coming along very fast, wonderful detail. Keep up the great work.

  31. You might want to send someone to reswque that fellow that is hanging on to the side of the bridge in the one pic. ? He might be getting tired ?

  32. David says:

    Great looking lay out hope to see more.

  33. Robert Vantine says:

    Re: the guy hanging from bridge. Upon closer inspection, it appears that He is standing on a plank hanging by ropes as a working platform, and He appears to be painting the bridge. In my years as a construction worker, we have done this many times. Just an observation.

  34. #4 scene: North Bend, WA, had a house with tracks in front of it like this. Owner had to go over tracks to get to his house so close to it. Strange as reality….

  35. Amazing layout.

  36. Brian Rockey says:

    Nice scenery work Stuart – well done!

  37. Herman Crauwels says:

    Very nice layout good relationship trains with mountains

  38. Rube Simon says:

    At first, I thought the smoke from the chimneys in the first picture was painted on a wall, but later photos showed it’s out in the action. Is there an account of how that’s done, perhaps on another page in this website? If not, please tell us how that’s made. I love the bright colors of this layout, still looking true-to-life even though my world seems more drab, locally.

  39. Danny Marso,WARWICK,RI says:

    Great photos Stuart ,and a great layout,congratulations!

  40. Robert Brady says:

    Great layout but your rock formation is superb.Wish ur train was more toward’s the modern railroads

  41. Outstanding. Gives me lots of ideas for upgrades to my layout. Thanks.

  42. Keith says:

    Nice scenery! How do you do the stone wall in front of the house? Is it store bought, or did you create it yourself? Love those walls. I am working in n-scale, so those walls would be next to impossible, but I can still wish!

    How do I post videos and pics? I am 3/4 of the way to complete in my layout, and I would love to share some photos and a video.

  43. Keith Hicks says:

    Love the clouds

  44. Tom Busler says:

    Did nobody else see the kite in photo 7?
    Nice touch.
    Tom Busler

  45. Gene Shaffer says:

    I got a kick out of the guy hanging on the bridge. Also I noticed the Tardis from Dr. Know.

  46. val says:

    hey Stuart,what a fabulous job on the scenery’ it blows me away . I love it very much, especially the way you’ve done the hills around the layout.ihave a small ho layout and am doing the same thing with the hills around my layout.. you are To be congratulated on your efforts they are fabulous.. val in utah

  47. Bob says:

    Love your mountains! Great job.

  48. Red says:

    Stunning work for sure.
    Love the cut away mountain, I had to look twice to see it.
    Also the stone walls throughout remind me of Ireland where ALL of the walls are made of stone. Sure glad I didn’t grow up there as a kid, I know what I would have been doing!
    Thanks for the pics.

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