Peter’s HO layout

“Al I have been out of contact with you for some time. I moved back to Virginia after 20 years in Florida.

I had a 6foot by 10 foot HO gauge train layout over the top of a pool table. Because of the move it had to be disassembled and only the trains and buildings survived.

I’ve attached a picture of the beginning of my new layout which is two feet wide with a four foot wide circle at rack end.


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What a start John’s made, now on to Peter with his HO scale:


As promised, find some attached notes/photos

I have 2 usable layouts, both HO gauge – consisting German/Swiss/Austrian.

Both are digital sound with ESU Loksound decoders, run on Lenz controllers.

I currently purchase the blank decoders and blow the sound on using a Lok-Programmer and sound files from the vast collection from ESU.

The layouts have been constructed over the last couple of years.

The track is Peko flexi and ballesteded.

The bridge is home made using plastic sections.

The snow scene area looks good, but causes problems loco running.

The fir trees are home made.



HO Gauge layout

HO Gauge layout

HO Gauge layout

HO Gauge layout

HO Gauge layout

HO Gauge layout

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And now on to David, who has been back in touch with an update.

He’s a man of few words this time – but the pictures speak for themselves.

And besides, for me, it’s all about making a start, which I why I post half built layouts.

“Hi Al,

Attached are some latest pics of my layout:



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A big thanks to Peter and David.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming because I have nothing to mail now. Yikes!

And if today is the day you get started on your pride and joy made of rails, swear, tears and toil, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS The very latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

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

One Response to Peter’s HO layout

  1. David Howarth says:

    2 great layouts john and David ..mice tosee what can be achieved

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