In the beginning of the year I sent in a 2′ X 2′ O scale practice layout for next to no money. It worked pretty well. I learned a lot and found out how much l had to learn and teach myself.
About 6 months ago I started a 6′ X 9′ board in our home office. Well my wife didn’t like all the train stuff around the room so she gave me a spare room. The first thing I did was add a 3′-6″ X 12′ L to the board. I had to change my plans quite a bit but I am very happy with the extra space. I have the track down and the trains running the way they should. Now I started the scenery. I am using old Lionel but a lot of the accessories are more toy like than I want. So I have to see what I can and can’t use. With a little creativity I think I can make it work.
I am starting at one end with a loose idea and I am in no hurry. I pick up building and scenery bits and try them out. So far so good.
Here are some pictures of my progress
Steve from Toms River NJ.”
I can’t wait to see how Stephen’s layout progresses. I loved the water coming out of the pipes in the second last pic.
I though it was really interesting too, how he started with a ‘small, no cost layout’ to get his hand in – then moved on to this one. Well, for a second layout, I think it looks smashing.
Big thanks to Stephen for sharing.
And thanks to everyone who takes the time to post a comment on the site too (unsurprisingly, Arnie’s post from last time got lots).
If you want to start small and get going, just like Stephen, don’t forget the Beginners Guide.