Hall of Fame member, Rob, has been back in touch.
And it’s wonderful to see what he’s been up to (his last post is here if you want to get up to speed.)
My Farland layout has seen a few changes which I thought some of your readers might be interested in.
I decided I wanted to build a flats kit by Kingsway Models for the layout. I do not have any urban structures on the layout and I thought it might be fun. But where to put it?
The only place that made sense to me was at a road intersection where there was a patch of level ground but then a fairly steep drop off. How could I possibly get the building to sit plumb?
I thought and thought and finally came up with the idea you see.
I cut out scale beams and columns form some scrap pine, then glued the columns to the beams and with superglue attached the columns to the beams. Knowing there would interference to the beams on the side with the hill, I estimated the lengths that would fit and left those parts out.
I then glued the beams with the columns to the underside of the building (it has a flat bottom). If a column hit an area that caused trouble I just broke it off easily since superglue is so brittle.
Since the building was going to overhang the road by a little bit and I didn’t want it to interfere with my Faller Road, I inset the column on the corner and hollowed out the lower section so it looks like it is buried into the hillside.
Since the train table is level it sits on the columns which sit on it and the building is plumb. Problem solved. It was a head-scratcher though.
Here is the before pictures where it is propped up on the box:
Below is the video after it is finished.
I have been receiving your emails for several years and have enjoyed them greatly. They have encouraged me in model railroading. I am from Ohio and a novice to this hobby.
I’m sending you some pictures of an attempt I am making at an O scale layout.
As you can tell I am running a loop within a loop. I have connected them with entrance and exits turnouts. I know I’m supposed to use insulated track sections. But I don’t know exactly how to place those sections or configure the wires underneath.
When my locomotive exits the inner loop to the outer loop or vice versa, it shorts on the insulated track sections. I would be grateful for any advice on this.
Thank you so much for your encouragement in this hobby.
I have included a couple of pictures so that you can see what I mean.
Have a blessed day.
A huge thanks to Rob. I do love his Farland Howe layout. There’s always something to learn with his vids too. Can’t wait for the next update.
And who can help Jeff? Please do leave a comment below if you can.
That’s all for today folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
Oh – and before I go – don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if today is the day you make your start. Of course, I’m biased, but doing is a lot more fun than dreaming.
Why now make a start, just like Jeff?
PS You can make an old man very happy by liking my facebook page, it’s here