“Al: I thoroughly enjoy all the videos and tips. I would like to pass on an observation on a recent video.
The loco being cleaned on the Trix wheelcleaner is going to have contact problems. The brushes clean the wheels, but also leave microscopic pits. A better method is alcohol on a strip of paper towel. This cleans the wheels without wearing them down. I use this myself, and it works great.
Thanks for the listen.
I saw the post on moving the small 3X4 layout. Easy. Nail or better yet screw some 1X4 strips on the outside, then a ¼ inch of plywood cut to the size of the layout screwed to the top. Another piece of plywood on the bottom to protect wiring and then it I ready to move. And stack where ever by the moving company. A couple 1X2 cross braces can be put on the top to protect but as small as these is they may not be needed.
I am a beginner in the hobby and have very limited space for my layout. It is a 4ft long end-to-end terminus shelf layout based in the South of England. I am about 70% complete with a couple of buildings to build and people to place but I have a small problem.
As I said I have a very small layout so I’d like to use the space as much as possible. But there is an area (about 1/5 of the layout) that is blank. I haven’t placed any scenic stuff down or buildings because I was hoping for some suggestions from you and the other model railroaders in the forum.
So far I have one suggestion from a friend which is to put a turntable in because it’s a terminus but there simply isn’t enough space.
Thanks Al for all the hard work and effort you put in to keep this forum going. I find it very useful.
I have attached some pics too.
And now another video from Dave.
To be honest, at first, I wasn’t going to post it – because the first few minutes are just Dave having fun with his video software.
But then I watched the second half, which is Dave’s track cam. Believe me, you won’t want to miss it. Stunning stuff. Again.
That’s all this time folks. Don’t forget, if Dave’s inspired you, he was also instrumental in the Beginner’s Guide.
Keep ’em coming.
PS Don’t like putting two videos on one post, but some of you have asked about the print out scenery. Here’s what it looks like when it’s built: