Here’s another ‘how to’ video from the talented John.
I gave John the latest offering in the print out scenery range, so he could have a tinker with it. But I have to say, I was amazed with what he came up with.
Believe it or not, it’s all made from just one print (printed out lots of times…)
It really does show how this embankment is only limited by your imagination. You can make an embankment as long or as short as you like. Here are the pics of his ‘creation’:
So how did he do it? Well, John was kind enough to record this ‘how to’ video:
I really can’t thank John enough.
And there’s more good news too. Just like the engine sheds, you can grab the stone wall embankment, at a knock down price, before it gets put on the site at full price ($9.97).
So right now you can grab it for just $5.
So here you go: click here to get the stone wall embankment for just $5.
(The embankment print is HO scale at 100% – as they all are. Print out at 50% for N scale).
For all you arm chair modellers out there, if the stone wall doesn’t get you excited for a first project, there’s always the Beginner’s Guide.
And now for the latest from Steve’s layout:
The modern engine shed area under development!
This is the latest area following the station projects and this shows it partly finished as above which will hopefully be useful to viewers. Many ancillary buildings and other parts are yet to be placed, paths, fences walls etc are partly fixed. First I thought was a perimeter wall to keep train spotters out!( always a challenge in the old days but I always got in!). I had some fun with this as I have left a small gap in the wall to creep though!. Note the 3mm of cork packing under the shed to compensate for the foam ballast this will be covered completely once completed similar to the small shed by the station shown in the first photo.
Learning from my own errors here is what to watch out for
1) Curves will create fouling issues always double check as the track is laid relative to buildings and other solid objects!
2) check track spacing for alignment and centre to centre ( you can buy ready made spacers for this)
3) Check the track fits in the shed correctly this often requires altering the approach roads or centres to fit and remember long locomotives will requires more space.
3) I laid the walls first immediately in front of the( rear) main line to create a realistic barrier
4) in an effort to convert the train set to something realistic think about buildings and services typical of a depot , car park, freight entrance, offices, storage buildings, roadway approach, gates, paths and equipment, some compromise is usually necessary but well worth thinking and “playing” about shows with it until it is as near right as it can be!
Hope your viewers find it useful and this addresses some of the questions and thanks for the positive comments,
That’s all this time folks.
Thanks to Steve and John.
Please do keep ’em coming.