” Hi Alastair,
Heres some photos of my layout that I’ve been working on since the pandemic started here in Erie, Pa.
Take care and stay safe.
I am following some great new posts in the blog and it is exciting to see how model railroaders are handling the corona blues with some quality modeling.
I finally was able to finish my ballasting demonstration.
I’ve used some unique techniques in this experiment, both during the painting stage that I mentioned earlier and also while ballasting and weathering. Especially for small and micro layout makers who will not have to ballast 10s of scale miles of tracks, these methods are particularly effective to produce some really good looking tracks.
Hope you all enjoy this and if any of you try these techniques, I’d be really interested to know how it turns out.
Cheers and keep building!
“Hi, I thought I would share this with you.
My layout is 10’x 16′ and is ho scale with dcc controls.
I started building a little over 2 years ago after moving to my new home.
I have an upper and lower tracks which are connected to each other by way of a helix in one corner. I have a turntable and roundhouse that I wanted.
I have spray painted all my track a rusty brown color.
Alot of scenery to do, but I wanted to make sure that they were no issues with my track work or wiring first.
There is no theme, I’m just doing freelance and incorporating whatever I think will look good together as far as structures, scenery and my imagination.
My word – quite a project Chuck has going on there. Can’t wait to see an update!
A big thanks to everyone. It’s wonderful to see so many people making a start, because that’s what it’s all about.
A few of you have asked when the winning building from the competition will be available. Don’t worry, it’ll be about in the next week or so.
That’s all for today.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if today is the day you take that very first step for your own layout.