Bill’s been back in touch with his O/On30 train layout – and my word, it’s a stunner:
“Hello Al and fellow modelers!
Been a while since I sent in an update on how my O/On30 is progressing. I still have scenery and some buildings to make for it but major areas are complete.
In fact it was far enough along that I displayed it at a local model railroad show in Richmond Virginia this January.
This layout I have built for the purpose of talking it to shows and hopefully spark enthusiasm for model railroading in future generations.
I still have a year or more before I retire or at least soft retire (do something I want to do for work lol) so this first show was a test to see if the layout would transport well and more important if I enjoyed doing it.
Thankfully the answer to both is yes.
The layout moved well and worked like a charm at the show and I loved every minute of the show.
I was blessed to see the kids faces light up as they watched the trains run. I had added port holes in some of the facia so I could get my hands in if needed but those turned out to be the perfect height for little ones to peer into the layout and see the trains blast by them lol.
The smiles on their faces made it all worthwhile.
I’ve added some pictures of various scenes on the layout. As noted I still have a ways to go but I’m getting there.
I’ve also added a video that shows what was needed to get it to the show, the show and then some afterthoughts once I hit back home.
You will note in the video I talked about engines that bite the dust while running. Be happy to know I have them resurrected already and have added more to more engine roster.
Happy modeling all!
Bill in Virginia”
A huge big thanks to Bill for sharing his On30 train layout progress – an absolutely stunning layout.
If you’d like to see his last On30 layout post, it’s here.
I have to say, if this doesn’t inspire the young folk to take up this fine hobby, nothing will.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as me.
Please do leave a comment below, would love to read your thoughts on this one.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get inspired by Bill and make a start on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.