John has very kindly made a short vid on the latest printable scenery model:
Here’s some pics of this fantastic bridge too:
It’s now in the store for $9.97 – so if you like the look of it, grab it now.
For HO scale, you don’t need to do anything, just print it out.
For N scale, reduce the print size by 50%.
For O scale, increase the print by 143%.
I have say, I can’t wait to see one of these bridges on a layout. They are a lot of fun to make too.
Now on to another John, who is doing a grea job of keeping us posted on his layout:
Well after a few months I’ve been back at work on the Appalachian railroad.
The benchwork for the second module is done and in, and attached to the bridge module, all the tracks laid so far are in and tested, and the buildings are just roughly placed.
By the way, the Under-Cliff restaurant is a real place near Joplin MO, really fun, actually in a cliff, and nice people. I found it doing inspection work for a railroad out there, anyway, I’ve started on the scenery, working from the bridge module counter-clockwise toward the end of the module.
This is going to take some time, lots of buildings to place and get scenery around. Can hardly wait to have a loop done so I can actually run trains more then up to the tunnel openings and back.
Probably not until November of this year though!
Man, it doesn’t take long to fill up a space when you start nailing down the track! I may thin out the buildings some, depends on if I can get reasonable roads, power lines, and details to them all.
The tracks on the original plan have grown some, because I wanted more and different switching problems to figure out IE. placing cars at the various businesses. The basic wiring is going in, I’ll be using a straight DCC system, and the one I’ve selected is Rail-Pro, so the actual track wiring is straight forward.
The power-pack in a few of the photos is just for testing the track and elimination places where those pesky de-rails happen. My tried and true test is to back a train of 10 or more cars all over the railroad. Seems like any problem areas will show up faster when backing the cars than when pulling them through.
I’ve decided to build my own switch machines, and will have an article on those for you in a few weeks. I’ve not found any switch machines that have spare poles for lighting signals, which I intend on having on the railroad’s main line.
Thanks for your web site, I always get new ideas and inspiration from modelers all over the world who send things to you!
Please do keep ’em coming. And thanks to the two Johns.