Bill’s been back in touch with is O / On30 layout update.
I know I use the word ‘stunning’ too much, but it’s hard not to when pics like these land in your inbox:
I’ve been plugging away on the construction of my O/On30 portable layout.
The 4.5’ X 14’ layout is in three sections and I’ve been working on scenery in section one at a time.
I’ve added in a number of pictures showing the layout as it sits today.
I have been spending time after work in the garage doing a little each day.
The construction techniques for scenery are the same as in the videos I sent in some weeks ago.
On one side of the layout with the O Scale trestle to the top of the trees where the On30 tracks run is a vertical separation of nearly 42 inches.
I wanted to make dramatic cliffs with vertical rock strata in that area.
I’m hoping that at some point this year I’ll be able to take the layout to a show somewhere nearby.
I love our hobby and I want to excite the next generations of modelers to have a lasting impression and make a start.
Take care and happy modeling!!
Bill in Virginia”
A huge thanks to Bill for his On30 layout update.
Stunning pics – if his layout doesn’t inspire a few people to pick up this hobby, I don’t know what will.
What’s more, everything Bill does looks fun too.
Here’s his last post – the video really does show he’s going at his own pace and enjoying himself.
It’s no surprise Bill’s in the Hall of Fame, where you can see more of his stuff too.
As one of you wisely commented:
“If you’re having fun, you’re doing it right.”
That’s all for today folks. Do leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Bill’s progress.
(Perhaps you are like me, I seem to spend more and more of time reading the comments.)
Please do keep ’em coming – I’ve never known it so quiet. I really would have liked to do a longer post.
And if today is the day you hit the fun buttion and get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.