I contacted you some time ago telling you that I am building a large layout for my grandchildren Finley and Evelyn.
Both boy and girl love model trains and the overall layout with the small shops houses and factories cars trucks etc , I guess they can relate because of the size.
Just a short note on where I am with it all at the moment: –
This is the first layout I have ever attempted, I didn’t’ want to start a small project as that is not my way.
I have an engineering back ground so I have taken this project on and given myself a limited time to finish it in, that I must say passed some months ago LOL.
I am at the stage of getting live to all tracks, I have had trains running and I am just designing a control board that is “child friendly”.
My grandchildren are 3 and 5 years young and when they visit (which is getting more and more since the build) the first thing asked it IS IT READY YET.
Well I hope you think it is worthy of a post on your emails.
I must add I have taken a lot away as knowledge from others who have shown their work.
Please take a look at the pics and comment either way.
And from the archives, here’s another one from Dangerous Dave:
Just uploaded this video, new Pannier Loco again, the 64xx which I tried to get earlier, but all sold out but found this one in my local shop (unbelievable).
Also a couple of tips re using coal for the tenders on Loco`s, and coal trucks.
Also changing plastic wheels on old stock for metal wheels which run far more smoothly, then the Pannier Loco 57xx which I had sound added to has now been rectified on the amount of Chuffs per wheel resolution, so now sounds a lot better.
Then also as requested a few more steam Loco`s with sounds …bit longer than normal running time.
I tried to show as much as I could.
A big thanks to Dave and Phil.
Phil’s comments made me smile: a layout for the grandchildren. Isn’t that how they all start out?
Anyhow, if you’ve sent me a mail recently and I’ve not replied, please don’t worry. I’ve been away and now I’m trawling through everything, so please bear with me.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if Phil’s inspired you – grab it here.