Put together a few tips I have developed for populating the towns and cities in our little railroad world.
First, I couldn’t hold the HO people for painting (pre-painted are expensive!!) so I came up with the idea of gluing them to a scrap piece of styrene, when done they pop right off for attachment to their new home on a sidewalk, park bench or waiting for a train.
(All images are clickable.)
Next, I needed Fireplugs or Hydrants – I took a piece of the spru-trees that plastic kit parts come on and flattened the ends with a soldering iron, then cut them off the tree, glued them to styrene and painted them.
Finally, my son says my forests are too healthy! They need some dead trees. So I painted a some wire-rapped tree armatures and didn’t put any greenery on them, one is dropped it in front of the burned out factory.
Jim here in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
About 2 years ago, I tried several times sending you a video of my model train layout, but not being very computer savvy at the time, it was not a successful endeavour.
To summarise, it is a 12’x14’ HO scale layout with 14 sound equipped operating locos of which I can run 9 at the same time if I can keep my wits about me.
It is a Lentz DCC setup with 4 plug-in controllers & 1 cordless phone controller, internal building lighting, 34 turnouts & various powered accessories.
So, without further ado, lets see if this video gets through.
Keep up the great pics & videos & always informative tips.
That’s all for today, folks. A big thanks to Jim and John.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want your day dreams to become your pride and joy.