“HI – Al,
I have started a model train layout on a table 6ft square with a 2ft square hole in the middle, i have put 2 tracks around the outside & a 2 rail goods yard & that is it i do have a station.
Also couple of biuldings & a station canapy & i am going to put a station on the right side of table but i dont know wat to do with the rest of the space i have, perhaps some of the modelers on her could give me some ideas.
derek; this is a photo of the set-up so far;”
9 months work and still going.
never did any railway modelling before this.
“Well being that I am new to the model train hobby, I have what NOT to do tips.
1. Do not use flexi-track unless you have a PHD in math.
2. This stuff called AMI instant Roadbed do not lay your tracks on it unless you have a crowbar to remove your track from it when you make a mistake.
3. Make sure your switching tracks actually work when you throw the switch, To not check it and have your track all nailed in and find out is broken… sucks……..
4 lastly do not lay your track so close to the edge of the wood that when it is traveling it falls over and drops about 3 feet to the floor.
Hope that helps
“Hello again Al.
Here are the original pics from many years ago.
I’ll go through the ones I have and pick out some more that look OK. Because of the size of everything its really hard to get much in focus with my point and shoot digital camera. I’ve heard them referred to as Phd cameras. “Press Here D…head” .
I’m not sure which country you’re from and whether that’s a term you’d be familiar with but here in Australia it’s a common term for someone not so bright.
I can get nice and close with the macro setting. But then the depth of the field is minimal. Just to give you an idea of size, the phone box is 5mm tall by 2×2.5mm and the petrol pumps are 4mm tall. The little tractor which I had to make, fits on my little fingernail with room to spare.
Thanks to Ken – a remarkable layout. So small!
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That’s all for today folks.
And if today is the day you bite the bullet, the Beginner’s Guide is here.