Peter’s layout


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.



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A wonderful layout! Looks like lots of hard work went in to it.

Please do keep ’em coming. And thank for all the comments on the last post. One or two comments really split the pack on that one!

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25 Responses to Peter’s layout

  1. Rod Mackay says:

    That’s all right Peter, a snowscene often causes us some running problems on the full size, very prototypical!

  2. Paul says:

    Great looking layout… love the mix of locomotives.
    Love to see video with loco sounds..

    x the Bigfella x

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  4. Steve Roberts says:

    Great layout Peter, very busy in what appears to be a reasonable space. Very good work. Steve R UK

  5. Ron Lamb says:

    what a realistic layout, a lot of hard work, but well worth the afford !!!

  6. wow what a great layout!
    looks like a lot of detail goes into your engineering
    keep it runnin fellas!!

  7. Dennis says:

    Great Layout! I especially like the roundabout layout with the coaling tower, water tower and engine maintenance houses all placed in a logical manner. Thanks for some great ideas I hope to incorporate in my s scale layout.

  8. Job Well Done Pete:
    Love your attention to detail in filling out each area-my yard is like yours of many missions. That’s the way it really is in most yards. Your colors are so uniform-everything in its’ place-so clean and aligned. Keep sharing with us-another joy to look at and borrow a couple of ideas. Thx much! Harold Jr. of Grand Prairie, TX.-USA

  9. paul Otway says:

    real nice

  10. Bob Miller says:

    A very nice layout with an impressive amount of locomotive power. You seem to have put it together very well.

  11. monty says:

    Hi Al, dos anybody know whats happened to dangerous Dave we do not seam to have herd from him of late, Hope he is not sick .

    Peter, There is a lot of work in that layout, and I love the bridge you have built from scratch. one day I will get around to finishing my layout.

    Al, thanks for all the input and work you do with you web site

    Monty Perth Australia

  12. Les says:

    Great work, really like all the steam – most impressive 🙂

  13. Ross Johnston says:

    Great pictures Peter! I also would love to see a video of your layout and even track plans as I’ am starting my Australian Layout next month. Cheers Rossco Adelaide, Australia

  14. Ian Mc Donald says:

    nice layout plenty of trains plenty of enjoyment. very nice turn table. good design on the bridge.

  15. Ralph says:

    A well presented layout Peter,
    The effect justifies the many hours that you must have put in to it.

  16. Tad heath says:

    Very very nice!!!!!!!

  17. Herbert says:

    Very nice evergreen trees. Would you mind sharing how you make them?

  18. Kenton says:

    Nice layout!!!!

  19. Ron McCauley says:

    Great railroad. I love railroads with lots of trains. Keep up the good work.

  20. cool engines great detail on layout very nice

  21. Cary B says:

    Beautiful layout Peter, I really love the European and UK locomotives. They look Awesome and have unique sounds
    Cary B

  22. pat says:

    very nice may i ask who manufactured your turntable the ones here by Walters are total junk

  23. bruce betters says:

    wow nice setup and really awesome engines too! much to be proud about here.

  24. Andrew says:

    Like the turntable area, really impressed

  25. george zaky says:

    Great job. Thanks for describing what you have. What a hobby! Taking a 1930’s model and putting in a 2020 decoder, sound, and control to today’s standards- awesome.
    Be well & safe
    George from LI, NY

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