Richard has been in touch with his N scale scratch built models.
As you’ll read, he hasn’t laid an inch of track yet.
But he’s made a start, and more importantly, having fun – which was good enough for me.
And I also love what he’s done:
I’ve really been enjoying the emails, blogs, photos and “how to’s” from your site.
Thought I’d throw my 2 cents in with some photos of my first few scratch N scale builds.
All of these are made from balsa strips, popsicle sticks!, 0.03 inch thick styrene, a 0.06″ “For Sale” sign (purchased at my local hardware store for $2.00) , brick and stone paper printed on the back of wall paper, and styrene roofing sheets.
Most of the windows were purchased on ebay, but some were 3D printed (I’m still on a huge learning curve for this!).
I’m using the scale of 1/155 – 1/160 and therefore One foot = approx 2mm.
Some are complete but others have a few details to finish.
The first photo shows some of the materials that I use.
The funny thing is that I haven’t laid an inch of track yet! I wanted to have some buildings ready to go before I start my layout.
Thanks for letting me post!
Now on to Dave:
“Hi Al, just had an enjoyable day capturing a few steam trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which was a first this year.
So when I got back home I just had to run a few of my Trains …hence a 5 minute video of heaven with Trains …
Thanks to Dave, and a big thanks to Richard too for sharing his N scale scratch built buildings.
It just goes to show the most important part of any layout is to make a start and have fun.
I know most of you lay track then get busy on the scenery.
But as Richard shows, there are no hard and fast rules.
If you want to make that start with a few models, roll up your sleeves like Richard and make that start.
That’s all for today folks – please do keep ’em coming. I enjoy them as much as you.
And if today is the day you press the fun button and get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.