“Good Day Alastair,
I had a few moments so I dug out the newest pictures for you. I am retired, 74, living in New Mexico since I retired and have built model railroads and stick and tissue airplanes since early childhood.
The layout itself is a 4 X 8 and a composite of two 4 X 8 layouts featured in Model Railroader. It is now virtually complete except for all vehicles, horses and wagons which are downloaded from the internet, resized and rendered in 3D on sheets of paper for now. I will replace them as time allows.
Eventually I will extend the layout to include another town, yard and industries.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I have enjoyed your column.
“Hi Al, found this photo and commentary from 2 years back. Thought that you and the others may enjoy it.
Dawn is breaking and locomotives are being readied for the days work ahead. Everything is running smoothly at present and the crew have all had their coffee and ready to go.
Have to pick up empty log cars in the yard and head off up to the forrest to have them loaded and then taken to the sawmill.
A big thanks to Richard for the pics and narrative. And of course, the same for Brian. (I love his stuff, and you can see more of it in the Hall of Fame).
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming, it’s all getting a bit thin on the ground this end.
Don’t forget, if you’re still mulling over how to start your layout, or you’re scratching your head over the one you’ve started, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PS Looking for the latest ebay cheat sheet? It’s here.