N scale hotel

Paul’s been in touch with his N scale hotel scene:

“I have a brief video of my layout (at least a portion of it) that I would like to share on your site.

I live in Arizona and took 5 years building it after details both common and unique to Arizona and just made the video to share my most recent addition of computerized n scale neon signs.

I’m a retired aerospace engineer (still working with electronic companies in my retirement) so the electronics plus the extreme detail have always appealed to me.

Best regards,


N scale hotel tunnel

n scael hotel

n scael farm

Now on to Heinrich (You can see his last post here).

“Good morning from South Africa again!

Al, I would like to share the latest developments to my Karoo themed layout. A lot of credit must go to Johan, the builder of my layout.



A big thanks to Heinrich and to Paul for sharing his N scale hotel scene.

That’s all for today folks, please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you take that first step towards your own layout, the the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Don’t forget the latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.

13 Responses to N scale hotel

  1. Dan Hulitt says:

    Hey, I get to be first cause up late redoing a curve that is giving my 6 axle PA’s a fit.
    Nice work Heinrich, but I have to say that 4 8 8 4 loco is most unusual.

    Paul, you certainly have captured the southwest. I am always envious of you engineer guys who can do the electronics in your sleep.

    Again, nice work to each of you.

  2. Henrich that is some nice Loco you have there …Paul you ave done a great job with electrics …Dangerous Dave

  3. Robert Brady says:

    Whoa, Doesn’t seem to be an escape route from the village.Not even a passenger station.Twilight zone,
    The Critic

    I call it as I see it Al.

  4. Hello,
    Wat a great layout and fantastic video with great montens.
    HC Treintje Belgium Herman.

  5. The Arizona themed layout reminds me of Seligman and Holbrook as I remember them on old Route 66. Well done!

  6. Rob McCrain says:

    You’ve built a very nice layout. I love the giant rock. The church with a tall spire is lovely too. Rob McCrain – Farland Howe

  7. Will in NM says:

    Heinrich, NIce photos of your progress. I like the watering tank with the cattle. Apparently the Karoo area is a lot like the southwestern United States. That locomotive is a humdinger! I’ve never seen another like it.

    Paul, That’s a great Arizona themed N scale layout. Please send more photos, track plan, videos if you can. The mountainous terrain reminds me of Globe or Bisbee Arizona mining towns. I love all the electronic lighting effects! Thanks for sharing your impressive work.

  8. NJ Mark says:

    Thanks for the sharing and the inspiration from across the globe! Cheers! NJ Mark

  9. Bob M in AZ and MI says:

    Heinrich and Johan, what wonderful you are doing! I wish I would have thought of individual modules earlier in my model RR career! Would be much easier than leaning over a table!
    Paul, great work to replicate AZ on your RR. One of these days I’ll get the photos and a storyline together of my Copper Canyon Scenic RR to submit to Al! Great detail!

  10. Bob Carlson says:

    Very nice work on the scenery.
    Question for Dangerous Dave are you the author or related too the author David Howarth? If so I have enjoyed several of your books set in WWII.

    Bob from San Diego

  11. Steve Kantor says:

    Wow, those rocks were fantastic, can you please do a video on how you built the mountain rock, or how you carved it in. Stunning.

  12. Robert Brady says:

    Bob Carlson; that is Dangerous Dave
    The Critic

  13. I love the Karoo scenes, especially the little house with the front stoep. Takes me back more than 60 years.
    Bruce, Indiana USA

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