My wife and I have been working for about 8 months on a new HO model railroad layout. We love your emails.
The layout is approximately 100 square feet with two layouts connecting from inner to outer. The inner layout is from an old Atlas book with 18 radius turns and the outer was freelanced.
We have about 50 buildings some of which are 50 or 60 years old including an old German butcher shop with a lift off roof showing the meat on the counters and an old Putin’s Chow factory.
A number of the buildings including the castle cane from antique shops or flea markets.
The trees are made from twigs but most of them have not been installed yet.
We also use real rocks for small mountains and loose rock.
For the side of the farm road we used fish tank stones and also used them on large mountain.
The large mountain was partially old school wire screen and light weight plaster and part plaster wrap. The snow on the mountain is plater sanded into dust.
Much still to do including improving the running. We used old atlas track and that may have been a mistake I need to fix. Your site is a great help and much appreciated.
A huge thank you to Scott and his wife for sharing this – what a layout! Lots going on, and it looks great too.
And I have to say, if my little web site has helped Scott and his wife along the way, then I’m very pleased – it really does make it all worth while.
Speaking of which, it seems my last missive caused some confusion with some of you.
To share your pics, just hit reply to any of my mails, or send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send in as many pics as you like – but please don’t attach more than three pics per mail.
Send as many mails as you need to, to get them all across.
Hope that has cleared it up if there was any confusion.
In fact, it’s getting a bit thin on the ground this end, so if you’ve got something to share, now’s a great time to do so.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming, and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to grab the bull by the horns, just like Scott and his wife have.