I have been receiving your posts for quite some time now, some of the tips from your contributors have been very helpful. I thought I would share some photos with you.
My layout was 9 months in the planning and the building of it has been underway for 12 months. My preference for an English layout and OO scale have lead me to creating a town and country setup and for this I have found Metcalf models invaluable. I’m planning my first trip to the UK so up to now it has been episodes of Midsommer Murders/Poirot and suchlike that have inspired my choice of scenery.
I have laid down a double helix track and used some store-bought gear but have also scratch built many of the signals and railway crossings. As an electronic technician I could not help myself and have put lights into all the buildings and designed and built a Control Panel to take care of the 4 main lines and the double helix.
My layout is, as you can imagine, a work in progress and I will send through more photos and information as I progress.
Again thanks for all the help.
Jan Watters (Mr)”
“Hello Brian here : I have a nice start on a HO freelance layout with many cool features I wish to have your viewers see, since I have always been on the receiving end I thought I could give you my view of what I’m building.
The layout at this time has no name still working on it . But I think I have it to a place I could share it .. I have a few very general pics right now with more to come when I tell my whole story which I think will amaze most viewers.
Its main section is 25×8 with the upper level 38’ the lower main layout has three intersecting loops which allows operators move trains to all loops and up the grade.
The main industry on the layout will be coal the other will be mixed freight, still putting it altogether but that’s what’s cool it keeps the viewers coming back to see the progress.
I’ll have one passenger train on the layout it’s the walthers dinner bell train the station will be on the second level.. there is a small log camp up there also with many other small and med size industry’s yet to be placed . One I know will be a slaughterhouse for the farm on the lower . People gotta eat !!
So for now I’ll end.
thought this might be of interest the layout has been a long build very stop start ….with the bit of fun filming as the layout is all sorts ….”
Regards Fred’s Wilbury Line
“The best tip for everyone involved in Model railroading is, “To not give up!
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