O scale roundhouse – Peter’s

Peter’s been in touch with his O scale roundhouse:

“Hi Al, wondering if you could post these progress and finished pics of a roundhouse I built from ‘Kitwood models’ located in the UK.



O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scaleroundhouse

O scale roundhouse

O scaleroundhouse

A huge thanks to Peter for sharing his O scale roundhouse. I absoulutely love his layout – it has so much character and charm. I can’t wait to see the roundhouse on the layout.

If you want to see Peter’s last post, it’s here.

Peter’s post reminded me of Lawrence’s roundhouse scratch build.

I’ve seen some ambitious scratch builds, but I think most people would shy away from a roundhouse, which is perhaps why I liked it so much:

Scratchbuilt roundhouse building.

Now on to something completely different – another backdrop. It’s the third in the series, hope you like it. Here’s a pic of it:

(Click to enlarge)

model railroad backdrop

Just like all the other backdrops, it’s 18″ x 144″. To print it, just download on to a CD or memory stick, take it to any office stationers (Kinko / Office Max) and print it out on a smooth, self adhesive, vinyl with UV inks and a matte finish. Job done.

If you’d like to grab this back drop before it goes in the store at full price, you can grab it here for just $7.

Please do leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the back drop. Always trying to improve – same goes for the ebay cheat sheet too.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming because it’s getting a bit thin on the ground this end.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

18 Responses to O scale roundhouse – Peter’s

  1. Wm althaus says:

    Wow!! Fantastic job building the structure. Can’t wait to see it on your layout. Bill from Virginia

  2. Hemi says:

    NICE Scratchbuilding job on the O cae Roundhouse!!!!! THAT Sir, is impressive! Keep up the good work! ~Hemi

  3. Kevin McArdle says:

    Beautiful craftsman quality roundhouse. Please show more pictures of your layout.

  4. David Wojtyna says:

    Awesome !

  5. mark Allen says:

    beautiful craftsmanship sir!

  6. Bruce says:


    Where did you find the barn door hardware? It’s a great looking roundhouse! Keep up the great work

    Al, the backdrop you’re showing, is it the English countryside? Thanks!

    Madison NJ

  7. Rob McCrain says:

    Brilliant work. Amazing

  8. Wow, what a super scratchbuild!

    Can’t wait to see it in action on your layout!

  9. Ken Goldenberg says:

    Was this a kit? The framing is so precise it looks like it was laser cut. And the fact that there are “holes” for the vent stacks, even though there isn’t any real smoke is amazing detail!

  10. yeeeoww now thas some true old school bashing
    excellent detail and build
    keep em runnin fellas
    stjohn in long beach calif

  11. Ian Taylor, Paraparaumu NZ says:

    Very professional building.

  12. Dan Hulitt says:

    What, no Smoke? Very well done, Peter. It looks very solid and precise. You know you could put a little dry ice in there for smoke…….just a thought.

    Again, smashing good work, if I can put some UK terminology in.

    MN Dan

  13. Roger, Michigan USA says:

    Kitwood models. UK

  14. Stephen D Gispanski says:

    Nice job Peter, very nice job. Can’t wait to see your layout. Your Loco shop looks really great. A lot of details. Thanks for showing it. Keep on Railing folks .
    SDG St.Petersburg Fl.

  15. Wow….. Just Wow…
    Both the roundhouse and the backdrop…

  16. Jim Maitland says:

    WOW! Now please come and build us a 1:1 scale at the B&O RR Museum

  17. On the backdrop, very nice. I must have missed the first and second backdrops.
    Would you re-post them, thanks. Do you have any backdrops from the Texas Hill Country
    Dave from Texas

  18. Yale Schiffman says:

    Fantastic detail on the roundhouse. I wish I had room for something like that on my n-scale layout….. Yale

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