Richards been in touch with pics of his 6×10 layout:
Thanks for all the stories and tips.I am 78 and finally starting my layout.
Dad bought me my first train when I was two, in 1942 a Marx steam engine with 8 cars and caboose.
Thru the years I added another six trains, lionel and more Marx. Now I have started an 6×10 ft layout.
I am using bachman fast track O gauge and HO.
First time using it and I’m having trouble getting the HO to go together good.
I was born in Pa. where the Beaver River meets the Ohio. I used to hop trains as a child ride to Beaver Falls then back to Rochester. Trains are my life. So here goes…
Palm Desert, Ca.”
As you always mention in your posts – making a START is the most important thing!
I have finally “made a start” – this is my third attempt! I will be recording the progress (with mistakes) as I go along.
The size of the layout is 11 ft by 10 ft overall. A square doughnut shape. The fiddle yard is 2 ft wide and the scenic area is 3ft wide. I also intend to have a removable bridge.
A huge thanks to Richard and Dave – and Dave is right, making a start is the most important part of this hobby.
Thinking about it, I think it’s like most things in life actually – making a start is always half the battle.
So if you want to get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.