The latest from Brian

“The landscaping is ‘Layered’ 1 inch thick polystyrene sheet pinned then sprayed, as i mentioned in a comment to Neal’s layout. Other pictures are the layout just back from a show with a bit transit damage – a few fences and trees missing but gives the idea of the polystyrene use

Wayne – Downunder kiwi”

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And here’s the latest from Brian. It’s no wonder he’s in the Hall of Fame. All of his stuff just seems to have bags and bags of character. Have a look and see what I mean:

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Thanks to Brian and Wayne for sharing.

Please do keep ’em coming folks.

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

Best

Al

15 responses to “The latest from Brian”

  1. Michael says:

    Some great scenic detail on both layouts and fantastic to see the “Kiwi rail” Wayne!

  2. Dave DeCarlo says:

    I hope we soon see more!!!

  3. Robert says:

    Very nice

  4. Dave Whatley says:

    Your setup is in the upper league , thanks for showing it Brian.

  5. Rob says:

    Very nice and the hours, days ,weeks, months and years are self evident in the development of this layout.

  6. John wisnieski says:

    VERY NICE WORK, INDEED!

  7. Dr. Bob says:

    Hardly noticed the ‘transit damage’…beautiful and functional layout…great work!

  8. Nick says:

    Great stuff! Loving the rock detail.

  9. michael brookman says:

    Love the pic of the geared locos with the snow plow!

  10. Ron Travis says:

    I am thrilled to see all these pics and looking forward to the adventure of model railroading with my grandson.

    All looks very thought and clean.

    What an inspiration Brian – thank you.

  11. paul Otway says:

    I also loved the kiwi rail layout as well, largely because I once lived there.

    i also liked the logging railway

  12. Pete Ackles says:

    Looks like the train in the video part of this installment is a dead ringer for the train at the end of “How the West Was Won”!!

  13. Joe says:

    Fantastic a great job done keep sending and thanks for sharing your ideas.

  14. Gary says:

    Oh, to have the time, talent, and resources to create such a beautiful layout. Those of us that do not get to live vicariously through these posts. Thanks. They are greatly enjoyed.

  15. Rich B. says:

    These recent layouts are excellent of coarse and the modeling is exceptional. Only thing is many buildings and trackside features look too new and plastic appearance, no age or weathering……

    What I do is mildly sandblast and add pastel chalks for streaked weathering. I’ll tell you if done right, things will take on appearance of a century old. Also any glueing errors and the light sandblast will remove any showing glue without disturbing building detail except dulling and aging.

    Not a genius lol, discovered accidentally 30 years ago while thinking of a way to age wooden bridge and tunnel portals I made from pine 2×4. Blasting will wear at soft pine wood, again only light dose.

    Rich

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