Scenic Ridge layout

Dean’s been in touch with another instalment on his Scenic Ridge layout:

“This is the seventh video in an 8-part series discussing my construction of the N-Scale Scenic Ridge layout (kit from Woodland Scenics).

The layout is 3 feet by 6 feet in size.

In this session, I will discuss the buildings I’m adding to the layout and construction of roads and streets.

We’re coming to almost the end of this series as I plan on having only one more main video on final scenery (grass and ground cover, trees, coloring rocks, ballast the track, etc).

Here are some photos of the overall layout and of the buildings.

N scale model train

N scale buildings scenic ridge

N scale buildings scenic ridge

n scale buildings scenic ridge

n scale level crossing

n scale street

n scale engine shed

n scale frieght train scenic ridge

n scale freight train

n scale street

n scale street

Al, thanks for all your support and help in this endeavor. Cheers!

And, finally, the video.

A big thanks to Dean for sharing his update on his Scenic Ridge layout – I know a layout is never finished but it looks like he’s getting close.

If you want to see his last post (on mountains), it’s right here.

Now on to Ross:

“Hi Alastair,

Attached photo is a S-534 Locomotive ‘Bakewell’ on static display, since 1976, at the Perth Western Australia Rail Terminal.

The loco was built in 1943 (with 9 others) at the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) workshops in Midland Junction where my father worked for 44 years only interrupted by 4 years in the UK during WW2.

Just 3 remain in static condition around Australia.

With best wishes


steam train

steam loco

steam train

Now on to Nick – who sent this track plan in after a post – but it got lost in the cracks:


Many thanks for your kind comments!

Please post the following replies to comments posted:-

To Roger: Thanks for your comments. I am in fact English from the London area but now live in Canada.

My son was a train fanatic, never missing an opportunity to travel on real ones, so the rolling stock I bought represented trains he had travelled on – Network South East and Eurostar!

To Michael: Thanks for your comments. Hornby track plan attached

To Dangerous Dave: I do have a bit of a derailment issue at the bottom of the short gradient.

I didn’t have enough room to put in the correct gradient angle so it will only allow a small tank engine with one car to travel on it, otherwise rolling stock derails! Any advice would be much appreciated.

Best regards.


track plan

You can see Nick’s post here

That’s all for today folks – please do keep ’em coming.

Please just email me if you’d like to share anything.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if today is the day you start on your own layout.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

5 Responses to Scenic Ridge layout

  1. Great pictures Ross , nice to see old Locos from around the world

  2. Adam Stein says:

    Nick, adding weights to your cars might help with your derailment issues.
    Good luck

  3. val says:

    hi Dean, congrats on a fantastic layout . I love all of your buildings they really look great . I’ve been building some these past few weeks for my ho layout, their all Walther’s kits . it’s been fun putting them together. I’m just getting started on my layout, I need to get started on laying down the foam for my mountains and the way your mountains look really great too hope my turn out as well as yours did..again a really great looking layout.good luck on finishing your layout.. val in Utah!

  4. Erick says:

    Look pretty kool. Keep up the good work. I hope mine turns out that good.

  5. Good job Nick! I’m not familiar with hornby products at all, their layouts are simple but yet fascinating! Keep up the great work! Greetings from California!

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