Rob’s layout update and train cam

Rob’s been in touch again. (His last post is here).

“Hi Al,

I have been busy building the new Farland Howe.

My village of Far Moor is about complete and I will be done with one side of the layout in the next few weeks. It will be time to start on the other side at that point. Here are a few still photos of what I have been doing.

I have also sent you a link to a video with the camera on the train so one can see things from the track. Sort of a view out the window of the train. Don’t worry about the bump in the tunnel, I had the camera too high and it bumped the side.


Brand spanking new ebay cheat sheet is here.

A huge thanks to Rob – I do love his updates. You can see more of his stuff here.

And if he’s got you champing at the bit to start yours, the Beginner’s Guide is here.

That’s all this time folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.



23 Responses to Rob’s layout update and train cam

  1. Roy Forbes says:

    Very impressive and appears to have been a lot of hard work putting it all together. Well done.

  2. Eric says:

    Looking very good Rob, especially like the waterfall but the whole lot looks great,coming along nicely.
    Eric (Leeds) UK

  3. robert wilson says:

    I am a beginner and just love to see what everyone is doing, am am awe struck every day,what wonderful talent these modelers have got . thanks for all the tips and Ideas .

  4. Timothy Crump says:

    Impressive attention to detail!!! Very realistic….I kept waiting for the people to move!! Great job with weathering….looks so natural…..

  5. Bill Holt says:

    very nice indeed !!!

  6. NJ Mark says:

    Great scenery and detail. You are at the top!! Cheers! NJ Mark

  7. Steve Hudacko says:

    Nice no excellent work no fun play. We don’t work at this we play at this and you are one of the best. You have that eye to pick up the little details that make the big detail work. Have fun and don’t even run out of passion for your play.
    Steve from Toms River

  8. Dennis Koppo says:

    Great videography work! You might try running the trains a little faster and editing with a touch of slo-mo to give the rolling stock more weight. You’d probably have to re-add the audio to keep the realistic timbre of the sound.

  9. Thomas Murphy says:

    Well done!

  10. Kenneth Rissmann says:

    Details, details, details!! WOW!! Ya nailed it! Weathering, people, scenery, all superb! Just a thought, green and red house before going under the overhead show bare windows through the houses. Could be a place to put different real estate company’s signs! Just thought! Enjoy the fruits of your labors as IT is fun!!! Ken

  11. Dr. Bob says:

    Some of the best videos I have ever see come from the inside of the train. The movement of the train and the detail of the scenery does ‘show off’ not only the layout in detail but the precious time devoted to such a wonderful the hobby. Nice work Rob!

  12. Ray Suckling says:

    A splendid layout, are you modeling in OO guage?

  13. Cary Price says:

    Great layout Rob, your attention to detail is superb! Especially liked the smoke coming out the chimney- very clever. Hope your having fun with your incredible layout and hope we see more of your work in the future. Cary in KY

  14. Bernard Schainholtz -Still Plays says:

    Excellent layout,your rails look a bit shiney and no rust. Bernie, YH USA

  15. Danielle Odin says:

    It looks very British and I felt as if I was there. Thank you. You did a very good job.

  16. Ross Johnston says:

    Great work Rob! I love your video section and it was so clear and detailed. Thanks so much for sharing your layout with us. Cheers Rossco. (Adelaide South Aust)

  17. James Prentice says:

    What a great looking lay-out. “Dangerous Dave has serious competition here.
    The attention to detail is excellent. Is there a layout plan available to see.
    Regards Jim

  18. Ian McDonald says:

    great looking layout. like the detail. some long hours have been put in. nice seeing trains moving around the layout. the pictures really give an idea of track plan.thanks for sharing.

  19. Rod Mackay says:

    Hi Rob, very nice. We don’t tend over here to do that thing of fencing between platform lines and fast lines, like you have at Far Moor (although I have seen it between platform tracks on some of the modern tramways), as it obstructs workers’ view of approaching trains and the clearance would rarely be enough to allow a place of safety from passing trains each side of the fence, also I guess our higher platforms used to deter the nip- acrossers, I say used to, nothing much seems to deter anyone after a few drinks nowadays.

  20. Steve Paradise says:

    Beautiful job Rob. Amazing attention to detail.
    Any chance you could publish the track plan?

    NJ, USA

  21. dangerous dave says:

    Hi Rob , well a great job you have done , and yes Dangerous Dave sure has some competition , think Lakeside will have as well ? ..nice job all round , you put a lot of work in to this …Dave ..Dangerous !!

  22. James Sulkosky says:

    Very nice layout keep up the great work.

  23. Steven Porcelius says:

    Not only impressed with your new layout but with the shadow boxes on your wall with the inventory of trains you have. I am into “G” Series trains that run outside as well as in my basement and I thought i had the train inventory. “Dangerous Dave” has some serious competition here. Very Impressive detail to all that you have done!! Keep up the great work
    From the other side of the pond
    Steve P
    Suburbs of Chicago, IL

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