This is my first attempt at layout building for over 40 years.
It’s taken me about 12 months to complete. Most of the scenery is home made. Although some trees are bought, most are just dead flowers from the garden coloured.
All ground cover is sawdust coloured, fire ash or grit.
Tunnels are rainwater pipe, plastic bottles or polystyrene.
The base is made of a door with 2” insulation board on top as are the hills. I also used expanding foam.
Tunnel entrances are hand made from plaster of Paris.
The lighting is all battery operated. I think I’ve gone as far as I can now with this layout, So will break it up to start a new project soon. I wasn’t happy with the track laying so I will concentrate more on that next time.
If it can help anyone with ideas. Great.
And this came in from Dennis which brightened up my morning:
“While not model railroad pictures…these are from Spencer NC – Transportation Museum.My thought is some of your fans might see something they might try reproducing.
These are only a small few of photos I have taken from several trips I have made to the Steam Works over the past few years.
I must say, that your contributors have impressed me with their talent and ingenuity. Keep the emails coming.
I loved Dennis’s pics, so I thought you might too, which is why I posted them. Now on to Dave:
just uploaded this video showing my 2 Deltic fitted with the em2 speaker, sounds great, also tried running in consist with a good few coaches in the rake, also showing the Millers Engineering Neon sign I bought from USA, and now fitted with a 4.5 v plug in transformer, works great and I sort of love the odd flashing lights on a layout ..LOL
Thanks to everyone who visited my facebook page – if you want to have a look at it, it’s here. And if you want to like the page, you’ll make an old man very happy.
That’s all for today, folks. A big thanks to Nicholas, Dennis and Dave.
Please do keep ’em coming (what’s happened to all HO boys? You’ve gone to sleep…)
And if you want today to be the first day in your railroad journey, the Beginner’s Guide is here.